Yes, the dems are pulling every issue out to the open for repubs so they can continue to look like “the party of NO”.
Everything—the fiscal cliff, defense of marriage, women in combat, dropping DADT, immigration, tax payer funded abortion...all the issues that when repubs say no, they are made out to be evil, homophobe, racist, sexist and out of touch with reality.
Dems set the trap and repubs either step in it or join the other side.
I think that is 0bamugabe’s entire strategy. Fiscal policy, gun control, immigration and whatever the next hot button issue is that he and the Dems bring up. Blow it up with wild rhetoric, create a sense of urgency, claim they want Pubbies to come in and make it bi-partisan then destroy the whole thing from within (0bamugabe’s #1 job) and demonize Republicans for the ‘failure.’
If they wanted to they could use every one of these issues to rally the American people away from cammunism.
But they DON’T want that. They are playing the scapegoat intentionally. Because their actions. not words but ACTIONS, show they want it every bit as much as the Dems.
And for the excusemakers that say ‘BS’, it is on YOU to show how their actions since 2010 point to any other direction.
We elected a conservative house, they went full metal liberal shortly thereafter. Bohner led the charge. Those are the facts.
Perception is reality in politics. Politics is all about amassing power by consensus.
NOW -I would suggest that the questions being asked are not legitimately premised UNLESS there is a campaign. The Republicans are already in office -they do not have to gain power -they already have it -they own the House. No campaign necessary -in fact, campaigning is a distraction and a waste of efforts and resources. Let Obama campaign all he wants -so what!!!!
As such, no consensus is necessary and as such perception is irrelevant.
The Part of NO should remain the party of NO -NO more compromise. As well, the party of NO should become the party of NO COMMENT. To hell with even attempting to make a case for a media that is in bed with the enemy.
Republicans should ignore all the leftist diversions -ignore all the media circus -not even participate in the perception and consensus game. They should just hunker down and execute the plan -period!
Really, I could care less about interviews and statements and this or that BS -all I care about are the votes and the actions. They should just do it -no apologies or excuses or rationale is necessary to do their job no mater how many times the left demands it! The left is NOTHING -the left is not the grand arbiter that decides what is and what is not legitimate so why even entertain their questioning -tell the left to pack sand -no comment necessary!!!!
The time for a new strategy -a strategy of action rather than discussion is NOW! No bipartisanship or Obama approval is necessary...
Repubs should embrace it. They should call themselves the party of no.
No to killing our economy with more debt. No to trashing the constitution. No to taking our guns. No to unskilled welfare bound illegals. No to dictatorial executive orders and illegal recess appointments. No to instructing the AG not to enforce laws.