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Republicans set strategy for remainder of Obama term
Washington Post ^ | June 30, 2014 | BY PAUL WALDMAN

Posted on 06/30/2014 10:53:25 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

... Although the GOP base knows in its heart that Obama is corrupt, Republicans haven’t been able to convince the country of that. So the idea that he’s a tyrant offers a new opportunity to put every particular objection into a larger framework. Because the argument is about process and not substance, they can make the claim even on issues where they’re on the wrong side of public opinion, like the minimum wage or climate change. And it allows them to feed their base’s anger, convincing tea partyers that they’re all focused on the same thing.

For the moment, we can leave aside the question of whether Obama is, in fact, a tyrant (there will be plenty of time to assess that in detail). But what’s becoming clear is that this idea, which used to circulate mostly on the conservative fringes, is taking a central place in Republican rhetoric and strategy. They might not stop talking about it until the next president gets sworn in.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gop; obama; tyranny; tyrant

1 posted on 06/30/2014 10:53:25 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yawn............roll over, play dead??


2 posted on 06/30/2014 10:55:42 AM PDT by Flintlock
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Republicans set strategy for remainder of Obama term”

Why start now?


3 posted on 06/30/2014 10:57:14 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

the question of whether Obama is, in fact, a tyrant (there will be plenty of time to assess that at your tribunal.

Really, we’ll talk about that later said Hitler.
Much later! said Stalin.


4 posted on 06/30/2014 10:57:24 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Exactly what they have been doing: Nothing


5 posted on 06/30/2014 10:57:44 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Republicans?

Strategy?

We all know what the strategy is...bend down, accept what comes, bend down, accept what comes...lie to the conservatives, blame the tea party...repeat.

FU Repubs, you are walking dead and we no longer give a smelly Obama about you and yours.


6 posted on 06/30/2014 11:00:52 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

1. Capitulate
2. Piss and Moan
3. Do Nothing
4. Launch Relentless Attacks Against Conservatives


7 posted on 06/30/2014 11:01:31 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Republicans set strategy for remainder of Obama term

Join the Democrats to take down anyone that respects the U. S. Constitution, and enact new laws that rip it apart.

8 posted on 06/30/2014 11:04:15 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

With over 12 US Supreme Court decisions against him (which is unprecedented for any President in history) this shows he’s trying mighty hard to be a tyrant!


9 posted on 06/30/2014 11:04:28 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Why would their strategy be any different than it has for the last 6 years? Allow me to sum it up:

Bend over
Grab ankles
Bite pillow

10 posted on 06/30/2014 11:06:40 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They've used this strategy for the past 6 years.

11 posted on 06/30/2014 11:17:01 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Flintlock

I was going to say cower and hide


12 posted on 06/30/2014 11:17:15 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So the Surrender Monkeys of the GOP-E have a plan?

Probably the same plan they have been using all along, run and hide!


13 posted on 06/30/2014 11:17:38 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Common Sense 101
You forgot...

5. Send John Boehner out to weep on camera

14 posted on 06/30/2014 11:18:28 AM PDT by pgkdan (ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF THE ANTICHRIST!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Even if the Republicans could settle on a strategy, Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader McConnell are not the ones to implement it successfully.


15 posted on 06/30/2014 11:21:33 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
cry

play golf

get a tan

have a martini

(tough guys)

16 posted on 06/30/2014 11:24:16 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

> Although the GOP base knows in its heart that Obama is corrupt, Republicans haven’t been able to convince the -———— of that.

...fellow LIV Afro Americans, multi-cultural loving white sl**ts, Millenials Jews who seem to love to take a beating, the welfare class, illegal immigrants, and the NWO orchestrators who don’t have to be convinced; they planned it.


17 posted on 06/30/2014 11:24:20 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Flintlock

“Because the argument is about process and not substance, they can make the claim even on issues where they’re on the wrong side of public opinion, like the minimum wage or climate change”
So,who’s on the wrong side here? The 2% of public opinion or the other 98%?


18 posted on 06/30/2014 11:29:29 AM PDT by oldtech
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Republicans set strategy for remainder of Obama term

Bend over and take it — just like all the rest of the time he's been in office?

19 posted on 06/30/2014 1:47:10 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Flintlock

The GOP only has one strategy, cave in.


20 posted on 06/30/2014 4:47:42 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

At the current rate of destruction, I am concerned Obama might outlast the republic.


21 posted on 07/02/2014 9:11:06 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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