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Obama’s Total War Against the GOP

Wandered Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 11:57 AM
"There will be no negotiating with Congressional opposition..." What kind of negotiating should "Congressional opposition" expect after four years of "no" to everything and the stated goal of making him a one-term President? Was that conciliatory negotiation?
Texas Chris Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:39 PM
"No negotiation" is exactly what the GOP needs to give. Pass no laws until the Democrats offer a balanced budget. No hearings. No committee meetings. No debates. Turn out the lights and go home.

"Oh, but the government will shut down!" they'll say.

Exactly.

The 2012 presidential campaign is over, but not for President Obama. The community organizer turned Senator turned president, who ran on hope and change in 2008 and its antipode character assassination in 2012, has no intention of putting politics behind him. Rather, he is seeking to wage a total war against the Republicans for their political immiseration.

Total war is a two-pronged approach to battle: first, mobilizing the entire population for the war effort; and second, targeting the entire enemy population, not just its military. Examples from World War Two include German submarine attacks on merchant ships and passenger ships, the...