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On Cleveland Sports and the House GOP

whittierhills Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 12:55 PM
Hugh is on to something here. The speaker has developed a strong bench and doesn't over shadow them, this is the opposite of Newt. Now what is needed is to put this advantage into play with a pivot from the current strategy of the GOP to argue numbers, numbers, numbers, to cross up the president. The president's strategy is to claim that the current system is not "fare", an emotional appeal lacking any connection to numbers. What the speaker can do is have one of his new young guns come out for wiping away the inheritance tax and wiping out the AMT tax. The argument here is simply is these taxes are not "fare".

As a lifelong and long-suffering Cleveland sports fan, I know what happens next to the House GOP: a demoralizing loss, followed by a pledge of rebuilding and perhaps a coaching/managerial change.

Indeed, that is what is underway with both of the clubs I have followed for 50 years. Terry Francona has arrived in the Indians’ dugout and the front office has just dispatched Shin-Soo Choo to the Reds for a hot young pitching prospect Trevor Bauer and Drew Stubbs, and the Tribe’s closer Chris Perez and their shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera remain on the block.

The Browns, by contrast, have put together...