I would add we need to learn how the left continually defeats us at election time.And, well before.
Its all poltical gamesmanship, IMHO. These folks have to run on lies, half truths and distortions and pretending to be us. Anything else and they lose.
So demonizing us becomes a full time job for them. But, in the end its political advantage that turns the scale. Take the sequester for example.It's an issue they needed to win even though they proposed it to being with!! Zero proposed the sequester as a last resort when he failed/refused to compromise with us one more time during the very few negotiations he has ever indulged in.
To think that their side(axelrod et all) had not figured out all the ramifications of sequester and how they could use it to their advantage and formulated strategy for over a year about how to destroy Republicans using the sequester is to be ultra naive.
Its all they do.They had to have set us up relentlessly. All they need do is call in every department head they have and decide where they can cut their budget. Not where it will do the least harm but the most!! Whether it be nasa,defense, the guy in charge of small airport towers,etc.etc. Also Zero had no intention to engage in targeted budget funding which would allow the lest damage from the sequester since he wanted the most damage. Also targeted cuts require more negotiations with Congress which he never does yet gets away with due to a willing press.
So when the time is right just before the sequester takes hold zero rolls out a well orchestrated plan to destroy more Republicans using the sequester that he called for. It works marvelously and we look like those mean ol' Republicans calling for disaster/chaos for all the countries citizens all because we wouldn't agree to just a few more taxes on the evil rich.
In other words they kicked our ass again and we let it happen.
Its all political strategy. They have it. We don't.
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She is tireless warrior here on FR and has been a stellar performer on Benghazi and our Threat Assessment thread for years now.We can never pray enough for her.
She recently suffered a bad fall and is reportedly in really bad shape in the hospital.