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Better Republican Communication Needed

Stuart95 Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 12:34 PM
No problem. You make a worthwhile point in reminding us that most of what the Democrats do today is the political equivalent of the flaming paper bag on the doorstep. Too bad we don't have anyone clever enough to make this point to low-information voters. The Republican's spokesman seems to be Boehner, a nice enough guy, but duller than dirt (except for his comment about the Senate getting of its a*s).

"First you win the argument -- then you win the vote," is the now well-known quote from Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. President Ronald Reagan was the last Republican president who understood and used that strategy.

President Barack Obama and his team also understand the phrase and are using it to their advantage. They are making a full-court press in the public arena to lay out their argument against sequestration and for more taxes.

"In a few days," Obama said this week in Virginia, "Congress might allow a series of immediate, painful, arbitrary budget cuts to take place -- known in Washington...