No, it's the only way to guarantee Dim take-back of the House in 2014....genius!
“No, it’s the only way to guarantee Dim take-back of the House in 2014”
Right now, I’m thinking the ‘rats stand a good chance of taking back the House in 2014 no matter what the Pubbies do.
Consider these three scenarios (as results of the current “fiscal cliff” struggle):
Scenario 1: The Republicans do nothing, and allow sequestration to occur:
Result: The ‘rats will blame the higher tax rates and cuts in the military on the Republicans in 2014.
Scenario 2: The Republicans fight to the end, and force entitlement cuts along with “revenue enhancements” (along with higher taxes on the wealthy) in the final plan.
Result: The ‘rats will blame cuts in SS and other entitlements on the Republicans in ‘14, and blame the Pubbies for “raising taxes on the middle class”.
Scenario 3: The Republicans do nothing, a la “John Galt”, and allow the democrats to pass whatever tax plans they wish, eliminate the debt ceiling, etc.
Result: The ‘rats will take full credit for “raising taxes on the rich”, and for “protecting your entitlements”, and blame the Republicans as do-nothings who refuse to help the American people.
What other course of action might there be for the Pubbies to do?
And make no mistake — no one cares about 2016 yet. We have to survive 2014 first.
If the Republicans do NOT “survive” the 2014 election, they might as well be finished as a national party.