” They will dutifully report that anything other than a complete capitulation will be portrayed as Republicans trying to protect millionaires and trying to screw the middle class.
The other thing he knows is he has an opponent who has no stomach for the fight. John Boehner will not stand and fight. When you have an opponent who will not fight, why even try to be reasonable.”
Don’t give Obama anything. Do not compromise a bit.
I have honestly observed is:
Key point 1)
Democrats REALLY WANT TO WIN, they NEEd to win. Its like Clubber lang in Rocky III. He was hungry and winning was his #1 goal, congressional Rs??? They are like Rocky in the beginning of that movie, weak and and act like victory will be handed to them, even after they lose and lose .
Key point 2)
Democrats know how to win.
When these fights come up it looks like O polls tests everything he says :”Let the VERY wealthy pay a little more to protect the mmiddle class from more pain” then he delivers it after practice. Everything he says is designed to win with KEY voters. and his team follows his lead. And he carefully selects his fights.
Congressional Republicans seem to (more before the election than now) just go out and say anything on their minds no matter how badly received it will be received, and how effectly it will be used a weapon to crush them.
last year :”Shut down the gubment” and”Default” were sure fired ways to lose to Obama.
Republicans cave because they lose, they dont seem to know how to win. They need to learn HOW to explain their positions so the resonate with general voters, not just the Rush 24/7 crowd or their primary voters. It does us no good if you win a primary and then lose to a Dem, or if you vote against stuff your party caves on anyway, that is still losing.
My proof: When Rs had winning hands in 2009/2010 (didnt need a good strategy or party control then) even the weakest kneed NE RINO joined them to take stands.