Comments: Insurgents maneuver their opponents into acting to alienate their own supporters.
I like that "plan." One caution: the GOP has to find an effective way to convey the message that they "told us so" and didn't go along. What that will be worth for them I don't know, but as much of the onus as possible has to fall on the Democrats.
Posted by Don Rodrigo at November 15, 2012 11:21 AM
I think I said last week that the least worst alternative the House Republicans have is to pass a bill that embodies their budget, let the Senate deep six it or Hussein veto it, and go over the falls. It will be an immense pain in the blue states because of the AMT increases, and the 47% will shrink.
The Republicans need to understand that no matter what happens, Hussein and his fluffers in the media will blame them. They should be honorable and not vote for any Hussein approved tax increases, because even if they did, they would still be blamed for the ensuing recession.
Posted by Fat Man at November 15, 2012 12:53 PM
The GOP has less tactical guile than a Golden Retriever puppy. The puppy will eventually learn how to sneak up on something it wants. The GOP is so inept I'm thinking their persistent failure may be intentional. Count on the GOP, led by John Boehner, because nothing says tactical wisdom like leaving Boehner as Speaker, to avoid using any advantage or even stumbling into the right position.
What have they done in the past that causes you to HOPE they will be wise this time? Isn't ignoring reality a serious flaw of blame Obama voters? Replace the leaders that fail, don't ignore failure, and only reward success. Otherwise, there is no reason for leaders to do the right thing.
Posted by Scott M at November 15, 2012 1:56 PM