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Is GOP Caving With Victory At Hand?
investors.com ^ | 10/10/13

Posted on 10/11/2013 5:40:10 AM PDT by cotton1706

Shutdown: Obama's approval rating has cratered, Democrats are fighting among themselves and ObamaCare — the reason for the shutdown in the first place — has been a disaster. So why are Republicans' knees shaking?

The federal government's hometown newspaper, the Washington Post, reports "key GOP figures" are "abandoning their bid to immediately stop the federal health care law" and are "scrambling for a fallback strategy." Republicans, the paper claims, "have overreached," and their plan to stop ObamaCare has been "politically disastrous" and a "failure."

House leaders seem to be dropping talk of Obama-Care and, over in the Senate, Republicans appear ready to push only the repeal of ObamaCare's medical device tax, which already has wide bipartisan support.

Obviously the polls haven't been great for Republicans — their favorability rating is down to 28% in Gallup's latest survey. But look past the liberal media spin and the evidence suggests the GOP is actually at risk of quitting while it's ahead. Consider:

• Obama's poll numbers are tanking. The AP finds his approval rating has dropped to 37%. Gallup has him at 44%. Our IBD/TIPP Poll, which covered the first couple of days of the shutdown, found that 53% disapprove of Obama's leadership. As Rush Limbaugh wondered: Obama's approval "is down to 37%, and Republicans still think they're losing?"

• The administration is looking increasing petulant. Besides the arbitrary and heavy-handed actions by the National Park Service and other federal agencies detailed in this space, National Park Service goons apparently removed the handles from water faucets along the Chesapeake and Ohio canal. The rank politicization of the shutdown hasn't been lost on the public.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gop4obamacare; gopvsamerica; romneycare; romneycare4all; romneycare4ever; romneycare4you

1 posted on 10/11/2013 5:40:10 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

It certainly appears to be the case


2 posted on 10/11/2013 5:41:36 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: cotton1706

If they do, that’s probably the end of the GOP.

I’ll be voting third party if they cave.


3 posted on 10/11/2013 5:42:56 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: cotton1706

The party of McCain and Romney. Too afraid to take the gloves off and go toe to toe with the most liberal president and democrat gaggle ever. Vaginas.


4 posted on 10/11/2013 5:43:09 AM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: cotton1706

I am SHOCKED!
SHOCKED I tell you!

No I am not.


5 posted on 10/11/2013 5:46:11 AM PDT by Tupelo (Snatching Defeat from the jaws of Victory, an old Republican Tradition.)
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To: shankbear

I am no longer a repub, havent been one in years.


6 posted on 10/11/2013 5:47:23 AM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: Uncle Chip

I think the correct phrase is, ‘snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory.’


7 posted on 10/11/2013 5:47:27 AM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: cotton1706

I dont think so...but lets see how it all shakes out.


8 posted on 10/11/2013 5:47:32 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Tupelo

The ‘Tony Romo’ of parties, plays great for most of game, but you just know at that crucial time, he’ll blow the game.


9 posted on 10/11/2013 5:48:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cotton1706

Losers act like losers. the GOP in DC is all but dead. We have two choices....vote out the ones leading the charge to damage the conservative movement to take over the party, or go 3rd party. I am normally one to focus on reforming the party, but it just may be lost.


10 posted on 10/11/2013 5:48:21 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: cotton1706

It’s over. Just check the major news reports: “GOP at fault”. Period. The Senate GOP and House “leadership” cannot stand up to Brian Williams and the Washington Post, let alone Obama. The battle is already lost.


11 posted on 10/11/2013 5:49:34 AM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: cotton1706

But they’re so good at it.....


12 posted on 10/11/2013 5:52:39 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Uncle Chip

We saw this movie before in 2011. It has a bad ending. We are going to get a six week extension to the Holidays. Then when few are paying attention to politics there will be another dead of night deal. Kenyancare fully funded and debt limit extension past the election.

The losers in the beltway GOP leadership are punting again.


13 posted on 10/11/2013 5:55:50 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: cotton1706

Once again The Stupid Party snatches defeat from the jaws of victory.


14 posted on 10/11/2013 5:56:55 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: cotton1706

The state-run media are declaring victory over the worst politicians on earth, Republican “moderates,” who never tire of playing Elected Door Mats for the Left. Shame on you voters who send these quislings to surrender in D.C. every two years.


15 posted on 10/11/2013 5:59:12 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: cotton1706

There IS NO REPUBLICAN PARTY.

There is, however, a ‘republican wing’ of the GOVERNMENT PARTY.

There are a coupla guys like Cruz—but that’s ALL.


16 posted on 10/11/2013 6:00:08 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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To: cotton1706

Plagiarizing ME from earlier:

The ACA monstrosity is SO economically ruinous and irreversibly unwholesome for this country that is WORTH the careers of a few (all if necessary) Republican Congressmen!

• What the h%$# is more important than THIS fight?
• WHAT on earth in their long, (and otherwise pathetically mediocre and unremarkable careers) could possibly mean more than this challenge?
• Which one of these clowns (I have to call them that NOW) could EVER engage themselves or risk their ‘careers’ more creditably than in opposing THIS?
• What do they have to do in their lives that will EVER mean more than this?
• Who are THEY to place themselves above the situation, for ANY reason?
• If they CANNOT meet this challenge, why are they in politics AT ALL?
• If they do NOT challenge this wholly and heartily, how will they EVER redeem themselves?

Mostly, I am SO disgusted with the Republican Congressmen because the whole thing got THIS far!!


17 posted on 10/11/2013 6:00:56 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: PATRIOT1876

If they do, that’s probably the end of the GOP.


My take is that if they do it was the plan all along. This may be going better for them than they wanted it to and now they are going to look, well, stupid, caving when they are winning.


18 posted on 10/11/2013 6:02:36 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Flintlock

There IS NO REPUBLICAN PARTY.

There is, however, a ‘republican wing’ of the GOVERNMENT PARTY.

There are a coupla guys like Cruz—but that’s ALL.


I’ll wait to see if they cave. But if they do, it will be the final straw for me. Your statement will be the obvious reality.


19 posted on 10/11/2013 6:04:17 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: cotton1706

Republican leaders are not caving to the left, they are part of the left, they are also fascists and have been all along....


20 posted on 10/11/2013 6:06:05 AM PDT by stockpirate (Build a gallows outside the US Capital and they will come..or we need to drag them to it..)
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To: cuban leaf

My take is that if they do it was the plan all along. This may be going better for them than they wanted it to and now they are going to look, well, stupid, caving when they are winning.


Follow the money. Where the hell has the NRSC and NRCC been? They should have been pounding Pryor, Landrieu, etc. They don’t want this battle. It’s the tip toe to the election loser strategy all over again.


21 posted on 10/11/2013 6:08:04 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: cotton1706

Wouldn’t be the first time!


22 posted on 10/11/2013 6:15:42 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: cotton1706
The federal government's hometown newspaper, the Washington Post, reports "key GOP figures" are "abandoning their bid to immediately stop the federal health care law"

What bid to stop the health care law?

They are pushing for a year's reprieve on the individual mandate, not stopping the whole health care law.

Bad info in this article.

23 posted on 10/11/2013 6:18:18 AM PDT by what's up
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To: cotton1706

Perhaps Republican leaders should consider that a whole lot of the anger coming at them is actually from other Republicans, and it could very well be because our leaders aren’t fighting hard enough to delay or destroy Obamacare. Not only that, but we learn that they’re still working behind the scenes for immigration amnesty.


24 posted on 10/11/2013 6:20:58 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Conservatives are not anarchists!)
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To: CitizenUSA

I am beginning to believe the GOP doen’t want a majority in the Senate with a bat #$@! crazy kenyan in the White Hut. Only controlling the House obscures their role in this mess.


25 posted on 10/11/2013 6:25:18 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Phillyred

Friend of mine speculates there’s a poison, pathogen... something sick that infects our nation’s capital... is it in the food/air/water??? It is deadly to our freedom and prosperity, as it robs Democrats of their MINDS, and Republicans (especially RINOs) of their SPINES! The only cure? LARGE doses of liberty TEA! It is all driving me to drink!


26 posted on 10/11/2013 6:28:09 AM PDT by FiddlePig
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To: cotton1706

Isn’t that what Republicans always do when they’re winning?


27 posted on 10/11/2013 6:45:35 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: cotton1706
I am ashamed to be called a republican all we seem to elect are surrender monkeys.

Our once Free country has now become a shambles of what our Founders fought for! All because we keep electing no back bone RINOS and commie dems.

28 posted on 10/11/2013 7:06:00 AM PDT by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: PATRIOT1876

Look for wealthy contractors who are raking in HUGE amounts of cash from this laughable attempt to implement Obamacare, who are also big donors to the GOP.


29 posted on 10/11/2013 7:11:25 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: cotton1706

“They’re calling us names!”
“They’re saying its our fault!”


30 posted on 10/11/2013 7:14:22 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: cotton1706

As Rush said “ The President is at 37% and the GOP still thinks they are losing”


31 posted on 10/11/2013 8:50:17 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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