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Michelle Malkin Day One, 112th Congress: 10 Simple Rules for the GOP
Michell Malkin ^ | 1/5/11 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 01/05/2011 6:27:26 AM PST by Lakeshark

1. Manage expectations.

2. Serve the people, not the press.

3. Neutralize the grievance-mongers: Confront the race card early and often.

4. Neutralize Alinsky’s avenging angels: Counter the human shield strategy early and often.

5. Don’t fall prey to Chicken Little Syndrome again. Don’t.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gop; newcongress

1 posted on 01/05/2011 6:27:33 AM PST by Lakeshark
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To: Lakeshark

11. DON’T GROW GOVERNMENT, SHRINK IT!


2 posted on 01/05/2011 6:29:47 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Lakeshark

10 rules for Michelle Malkin

1. Marry me

2. Marry me

3. Marry me .............


3 posted on 01/05/2011 6:33:25 AM PST by Keith Brown (Among the other evils being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised Machiavelli.)
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To: Lakeshark

We will soon see an all out assault on the republicans and their attempt to cut spending.
The party of abortion will say the republicans want to harm children.
The party of death panels will say the republicans want to hurt old people.
The party of failed schools will say the republicans will hurt the education system.
The party that spent all the Social Security money and left IOU’s will say the republicans will take away your Social Security.
But the best will be when the party that supports the black panthers and government forms that ask you to identify your “race” call the republicans racist.


4 posted on 01/05/2011 6:34:58 AM PST by shoff (Cuomo is going to change the NY state motto from Excelsior to elixir (cause we bought it)
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To: Keith Brown
LOL.

Unfotunately, she's already taken.......

5 posted on 01/05/2011 6:35:22 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

In all due respect to Ms. Malkin, I say #1 is for the GOP to grow a spine and #2 is to grow a pair of brass ones.

I guess all that’s implied in her top 10, but these days it has to be spelled out methinks.


6 posted on 01/05/2011 6:38:29 AM PST by MichaelCorleone
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To: Lakeshark

#11. Don’t give in to the temptation to seek personal or political gain at the expense of your Constitutional duty.


7 posted on 01/05/2011 6:38:52 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: Lakeshark
Michelle, remember who you are talking to.


8 posted on 01/05/2011 6:39:38 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Lakeshark

Number XX (I saw #11 and #12 below already): Be proactive and forceful in countering the upcoming arguments/criticisms/whining from the left. Keep them on the defensive all the time. Use the MSM to present the conservative view/position. Develop and then maintain the courage of your convictions and know that you represent the majority of the American voters!


9 posted on 01/05/2011 6:45:44 AM PST by Logic n' Reason ("It's the church I left, not the belief.")
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To: Lakeshark

10. This is your oath of office. Live it: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”


10 posted on 01/05/2011 6:55:28 AM PST by BwanaNdege ("a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites" - Charles Krauthammer)
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To: Keith Brown

LOL!!


11 posted on 01/05/2011 6:56:44 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Lakeshark

Great list. I might add:

11. Any offer to compromise by the other side must be regarded as a ruse and warrants the tightest of scrutiny. Reagan once said, vis-a-vis arms negotiations, “trust but verify.” Well, in this case, go farter. DON’T TRUST. Verify and verify again.


12 posted on 01/05/2011 7:01:42 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Lakeshark
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13 posted on 01/05/2011 7:02:36 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: ScottinVA

farter=farhter

Jeez... why did I have to step on THAT word??


14 posted on 01/05/2011 7:03:31 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: ScottinVA

farter=farther

Jeez... why did I have to step on THAT word??


15 posted on 01/05/2011 7:03:42 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: ScottinVA

farter=farhter

Alright. Coffee time.


16 posted on 01/05/2011 7:04:23 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Incorrigible
Great pic!!!
17 posted on 01/05/2011 7:05:26 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

I have one request...

Quit making grandiose speeches and pandering to the press, just do some f***ing work.


18 posted on 01/05/2011 7:06:53 AM PST by montyspython
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To: BwanaNdege
The one fact that the msm and some of us here at Freeperland are not recognizing is the sheer number of new congress critters that HAVE NEVER BEEN IN POLITICS.

They will not play by old rules and mores that they never knew about.

The media is scared to death, as they are afraid that even they can't shield the demonRATS from this new crew.

The old veteran pubbies are going to have to get on board or drown {and they are starting to know it}.

I watched a fat frank luntz focus group {on Hannity last night} of new pubbie congress critters and was berry, berry impressed.

They were all saving the right things and I believed them. I know how Washington can corrupt people, but it's our job to keep an eye on our own congress critter.

If they deviate from the course, you've got to be aware and let them know that you know.

19 posted on 01/05/2011 7:08:56 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: subterfuge

#1 Rule = DownSize DC!

Close Entire Departments (EPA, Energy, FDA, Education)


20 posted on 01/05/2011 7:10:57 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Texas Fossil

AMEN!!! And fire all the Czars.


21 posted on 01/05/2011 7:27:35 AM PST by UncommonJudge (Captions on for the hearing impaired.)
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To: Lakeshark

you gotta love this woman!


22 posted on 01/05/2011 7:41:12 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Texas Fossil
I heard that mushy so-called conservative bill Kristol on the radio this morning saying we just "can't freeze the national budget" because that will be like "wanting to lose weight but expecting to lose 40 lbs by next week."

Note for Bill: WHAT PART OF STOP THE SPENDING DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND?!!

Someone who TRULY wants to lose weight stops shoving Twinkies down their throat IMMEDIATELY!

23 posted on 01/05/2011 8:23:35 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Keith Brown

I saw her first!!!!


24 posted on 01/05/2011 8:47:39 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: UncommonJudge
fire all the Czars.

Yep, Nuke'em from orbit!

25 posted on 01/05/2011 9:28:35 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Lakeshark
Brilliant. Here's praying that the Republitards don't screw this up.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

26 posted on 01/05/2011 9:40:43 AM PST by The Comedian (Puzzling puzzle pieces precisely proliferating panoramically.)
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To: The Comedian
Here's praying that the Republitards don't screw this up.

I've been reading good things about this group so far.

Why do I keep thinking of Lucy and the football?

27 posted on 01/05/2011 9:52:11 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

If they are truly sincere about making meaningful governmental cuts, then they should start with their own salaries... say 30%.

Follow this up by at least 30% cuts throughout the various levels of bureaucracy if not outright elimination of some useless and counterproductive agencies.

Savings = Billions......

Next, encourage business startup across this great land by reducing if not eliminating overburdening taxation and job killing regulations.

And finally, start building as many nuclear power plants as possible while at the same time Drill Baby Drill.

The American people will continue to suffer until the government is severely minimized and out of their lives.


28 posted on 01/05/2011 11:14:39 AM PST by LastDayz (ObamaNation - An Outrage a Week)
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To: Lakeshark
Why do I keep thinking of Lucy and the football?

I'm not sure, but after listening to her long, rambling speech before letting Boehner take over, I think Lucy is starting to look like Nancy Pelosi...

Nah...The smile is too big...

29 posted on 01/05/2011 11:24:53 AM PST by Miss_Meyet (In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant. ~attr to Charles de Gaulle)
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To: Lakeshark

So what?

She got handsome rich educated guys.....

Time for her to step up.

I bet she has never gone out with an old fat guy who is uber charming, a great shot, and a good cook....

Who knows? Lotsa ladies like to ride the big bus!


30 posted on 01/05/2011 9:12:45 PM PST by Keith Brown (Among the other evils being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised Machiavelli.)
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To: ducttape45

Easy amigo... I called it!


31 posted on 01/05/2011 9:17:46 PM PST by Keith Brown (Among the other evils being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised Machiavelli.)
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