Go read redstate (I couldn’t sleep so I came here to check the latest news..) Erick Erickson has a great piece on strategy!
I endorse his approach and think we all should call Boehner, and our Republican Reps to let them know we think so as well..
Stand your ground GOP. Because I think we are about to see a meltdown on the other side.
Bottom line, the question is asked, “Who is to blame for the shutdown”?
The truth means nothing...
This is good news.
The GOPe already bargained itself way down—and they’re still simply trying to get to the negotiating table.
But at least they’re not totally folding immediately.
There’s definitely a divide and conquer approach being taken.
Yesterday I had two coworkers talking near my cube about the shutdown. One commented that there was a majority in the House (Dems plus a few Republicans) to reopen the government ... but Boehner wouldn’t hold a vote that would let them.
So I turn around and (innocently) ask: “Why aren’t the Democrats using a discharge petition?”
“Its a petition from House members to have an immediate floor vote on something. All it takes is more than half the membership to sign and the Speaker gets overridden and a vote must be held”
“Yeah. If the Dems could put together a majority to support a vote, they could have it whenever they want.”
“The dont-call-it-a-supercommittee Bicameral Working Group on Deficit Reduction and Economic Growth is supposed to force Democrats to the negotiating table or at least provide more political cover for Republicans.”
This is where Lucy pulls the football away from Charlie Crown — in conference committees. If the House goes for this you’ll know it was the House that ‘blinked’ in this stand-off.
Our real enemy is the mainstream media. The Democrats can't function without the aid and comfort provided by the press.
If the Republican caucus -- and especially the caucus leaders -- can keep this one thing in mind they and the American people will win this battle against the Democrat Socialists who hold no such position.
This is as great as anything Republicans have done in my lifetime, at least as far as I can remember.
The Tea Party lives.
Good, keep it simple....if Obama and Reid do not wish to come to the table and are unwilling to negotitate, then they and they alone are responsible for a closed government and the default scare.
Keep it simple, Obama will not come to the table = Obama’s fault.
Republicans need to see this crisis through to its logical conclusion now that it has begun. If not now, then when? There is never a convenient time for unpleasantness. I don’t want to live under any form of Socialism, regardless of the short-term cost to fight it.