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Fighting Spin With the Truth

TXTRUTH Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 11:01 AM
From A Few Good Men " You can't handle the truth!" Politics is no longer about what is best for the country, it is us against them. Obama wants to tax the upper 2%. It is meaningless and will do nothing. But it is the us against them mentality that is Obama and his supporters. If Obama gets the tax increase he is demanding it will be the classic example of "the operation was a success, but the patient died."

The Republicans offered a plan -- in writing -- to avoid the "fiscal cliff." It includes $800 billion in revenue increases, which demonstrates the GOP's reluctant assent to increasing the tax burdens on Americans.  The White House has rejected the proposal out of hand.

The sheer audacity of the President's last proposal shows that Obama sees this as the opening salvos of 2014.  Republicans need to do a better job explaining their position in a way that will allow them to make a strong case for themselves (and for electing more of them) in 2014.

To that end, here are...