Skip to comments.The War Plan for 2012
Posted on 11/08/2010 2:51:19 PM PST by libstripper
"It's good for Obama in 2012." That's what we've been hearing from media commentators concerning his well-earned electoral thrashing. The retiring Democrat panjandrum Evan Bayh is only the latest to express this as the inevitable result of this week's bloodbath. (Which explains why he's retiring two years early.) Let the GOP get in, watch them screw things up, and Obama will be a shoo-in for 2012.
This, of course, is stark wishful thinking, born out of the belief that 2010 is merely normal politics and then some. It is no such thing. It is not a setback; it is not a disaster. It is a cataclysm. Looking beyond D.C., Republicans now control thirty statehouses and a majority of state legislatures. For perhaps the first time since the 19th century, most of the country's legislators are now Republican. It's not simply that the game has changed, but that the goalposts have been moved and the stadium opened up and extended in all directions.
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The key to 2012 lies with the Republican Governors and Secretary’s of State. Governors to ensure rational redistricting, and Secretarys to conduct fair elections - something which a Democrat SoS simply cannot and will not do - ever!
A cogent analysis of what’s ahead as we move toward 2012. This is war and we must fight it with intelligence, not pure emotion. Use the power of congress against Obama and stop his destruction of our economy and our way of life.
We need to learn the lessons of 2010 -- on one side, the truth that the TPs are in no way the throwbacks portrayed in the media, with rifle in one hand and Glenn Beck DVD in the other, and on the other side, the fact that traditional conservatives are not the enemy, and that figures such as Karl Rove have much to offer. Put these two forces together, and they will be unbeatable.
Karl Rove is right now engaged in a campaign to neutralize Sarah Palin. Now I think that it is the height of foolishness for Rove to be attacking the Tea Partier's favorite candidate. If anything would split the coalition and leave the Republican Party neutered for 2012, this is it IMHO. Palin might not be the nominee, but she's the only one that has the excitement factor in her favor.
I agree absolutely. This has to be political guerilla war fare.
We not only must carry the battle to Obama, but we also must neutralize the Rove RINO faction which has foisted so many underwhelming candidates on the American public, including John McCain.J R Dunn misses this dyamic, or if he apprehends it , has chosen not to mention it as lip service to a currently absent GOP unity.
I do not think Boehner is capabable of waging such a guerrilla war. He does not have the strategc genious.Someone in the mold of a Tom DeLay would be able to get this job dome well. I think that Marsha Blackburn would do much better , and also she would plow the road for Sarah Palin, instead of going along with the Rove faction as Boehner will likely do, in diempowering Palin within the GOP.I am looking for Boehner to be replaced early at the machinations of our 60 new freshmen Congressmen.One can only hope.
Dunn is correct on his counsel though. It deserves repeating:
No showdowns................... For the next two years, the fight against Obama must take the form of guerrilla warfare........
Let the major campaigns wait until 2012 ..................... All the special campaigns, no matter how desirable, must wait. .......The major struggle at this point is to shut down Obama and his machine........
Give Obama nothing ........... Slow, hard, and tough must be the rule from here on in. Make Obama and his party fight for every last crumb. The more work they have to put in, the less nonsense they will be able to pull.
Do not let the pressure up ....................... We must not allow a cat to get stuck in a tree without pointing the finger at Obama. With his propensity to dive in whether it has anything to do with him or not, he’ll take it from there.
Allow Obama no credit — For two years and longer we have heard more unjustified praise of Obama than of any leader since Stalin.................
Scandals.......... A large number of extralegal acts have been carried out by the Obama administration, from illegally appointing “czars” to interfering in the GM bankruptcy. All of them require close attention. We must see that they get it.
..we must maintain and strengthen the bonds between the GOP and the Tea Parties. Their fates are now intertwined, whether purists in both camps like it or not.
"It's good for Obama in 2012." ...Let the GOP get in, watch them screw things up, and Obama will be a shoo-in for 2012. This, of course, is stark wishful thinking, born out of the belief that 2010 is merely normal politics and then some. It is no such thing. It is not a setback; it is not a disaster. It is a cataclysm. Looking beyond D.C., Republicans now control thirty statehouses and a majority of state legislatures. For perhaps the first time since the 19th century, most of the country's legislators are now Republican. It's not simply that the game has changed, but that the goalposts have been moved and the stadium opened up and extended in all directions.
Thanks. Sounds good to me. And any R leader in Congress MUST be firey and fearless, without a tinge of nicey nice, compromise or good ol’ boy-ism.
After that the Republican states (the Free States) need to do two other vital things: 1) adopt universal voter photo ID with proof of citizenship required to get the ID and 2) to the extent not already done, pass right to work laws that specifically apply to public employees' unions.
Agreed. I didn’t add because Georgia has both of those.
I like it.
P.S. What’s wrong with the editorial sidebar? I’ll fix it later.
“A cogent analysis of whats ahead as we move toward 2012. This is war and we must fight it with intelligence, not pure emotion.”
Well that leaves out a lot of people here.
Karl Rove is not a conservative. He is not a friend to conservatives.