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The attached entry from House Leader John Boehner summarizes where the GOP in the house is and objectives going forward.

This may be Boehner quote folks have the most problem with:

“The value of a majority lies not in the opportunity to wield great power,” I said, “but in the chance to use limited power to do great things.”

1 posted on 11/13/2012 4:20:57 PM PST by mike_9958
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He needs to read this and step aside for the good of the party....

This post is written in anger and frustration.

Angry that we continue to follow the Republican Party’s elite ignorance. A party that continues to pull defeat from the jaws of victory characterized by pompous fools who fulfill the sterotype built by the left.

Frustrated that the reality of politics is this: There will be no third party capable of competing with the coalition constructed by the dems. As a result, true conservatives MUST take steps to irradicate the ignorance of the Republican Party while still adhering to the core values of our forefathers (beliefs that I discovered are considered extreme by over half of my countrymen on Tuesday night, BTW).

I have no solve for exactly how to accomplish this. Only advice based on a long military career in several foreign lands for how to defeat the dems once this is accomplished.

This thought process is based on the concept of irregular warfare with twists thrown in here and there for good measure.

With that, I provide the following advice for the good of the order.

LEADERSHIP: The old crew has proven either incompotent or outdated. McConnell and Boerner must go. They represent a failed plan to defend and resist without clearly explaining their position. They are content with looking like the bad guys and face public scorn when they don’t realize how important it is to manipulate a clearly left leaning MSM. They represent the failure of the last four years to our own and obstructionists to the opposition. We’ve got to show a new face to the nation. That is the genesis of rebuilding this movement. Ryan or Cantor in the House, Rubio or Demint in the Senate.

We also need a standard bearer and I see no one on the horizon with as much rockstar potential and substance as Rubio. These next four years must put him on the center stage with a unified and consolidated message. It also needs to protect him from the attacks from the left that are guaranteed to come.

Everything the Obamites used to deny, deflect, and difuse will be used againstt hem....including the race card. THAT is what will make Rubio a teflon candidate.

If Rubio is a resounding “NO” then PICK ANOTHER but stop waiting for the return of Ronald Reagan and get behind someone who represents the values we’ve fought so hard for.

These men represent a change in a party that has been beaten soundly in the last two elections by a charlatan and his traveling circus. A fresh choice in leadership represents change you can TRULY beleive in from every angle. It marks a clear start from inside and outside when we actually started taking this enemy seriously.

GROUND GAME: It is IMPERATIVE to develop and foster an intricate ground game. It requires a MICRO-ANALYSIS of every county, every city, and every early and absentee ballot by demographic to find how how, why, and with what method they voted. The dems have built quite the coalition but it’s a house of cards; it’s a fractured coalition of single issue voters held together by a media-invested hollyweird worshipping demagogue. They can be piecemealed away bitby bit without sacrficing principle.

Give it to the dems on their “community organizing” machine. We don’t need to reinvent that model. We MUST develop our own. One that will INSTILL our principles in a language tailored to the audience. They’ve tailored theirs on the community organizer, we can create ours around the military special operator. This the winning of hearts and minds in our own third world backyard dem strongholds.

This isn’t as difficult as it sounds. It requires a patient and immediate effort that starts with the post election analysis looking not for what we WANT to find, but for the GROUND TRUTH. GROUND TRUTH is REAL INTELLIGENCE not Rovian number-crunching wishful thinking.

It will require an insurgent effort at the ground level. An infiltration into dem areas that we identify are weak or vulnerable to start cutting in to the blue.

The COIN (insurgeny/counterinsurgency)effort would include the identification of these areas, the inflitration of the areas through churches and charitable organizations AND PARTICULARLY THROUGH EDUCATION.

There ARE like thinkers in these communities. How do we find them? Ask Jesse L. Peterson. Ask JC Watts and Herman Cain. They KNOW how to splinter these vulnerable areas off the blue.

The hispanic issue is RIPE for moving into the red. Catholic, family oriented cultures who beleive in being left alone and naturally distrust the government. And they voted Obama? This is the epitome of the single issue voter. the RNC needs to go toe to toe, issue to issue with “the Race” and counter it in that community, in that language, at THAT LEVEL.

Think it can’t be done? SOF has been doing it since the end of World War II. It CAN be done.

WE must get deep into the education system to promote the ideals and values of conservatism that should be selling themselves. I’m not talking about traditional public schools and universities. They are ROTTED with liberals. They also aren’tthe keys to education in the 21st century.

I’m talking about the new way to educate - the online universities, the trade schools and nightschools. Corporate allies need to invest and educate with the ideals of economic and fiscal conservatism.

The RNC needs to lead and develop this effort. A novice like me can see that there is a disconnect between the voting habits of catholic-dominated hispanics and pockets of baptist blacks and their actual stated values. That disconnect can be exploited if it is done slowly, deliberately, and effectively.

INFORMATION WARFARE: We are ATROCIOUS AT THIS. Dems get a simple message out early and often. They poison the well and we are left to change minds rather than get the initial impression right from jump. We constantly play defense and think we are sooooo clever when dems (as they ALWAYS do) do something stupid or illegal and shocked when the media all but ignores it. We must take the offensive in getting up in every Candy Crowley, every George Stepenopolis’ face and call them what they are: democratic hacks posing as the “objective media”

We ABSOLUTELY MUST be proactive. We must attack at EVERY OPPORTUNITY then add each fail of the dems to a trend and theme. These themes must be simple, tailored, and repetitively broadcast to each target demographic.

We must look out beyond the 5 and 10 meter targets. We’ve got to effectively interpret what the dem message is on the horizon and confront it at all levels - from the national MSM level filtering directly down to the target group level. Even I can see what the talking points of the upcoming week are by watching the Sunday talking head programs. Defense is unacceptable. we can’t pretent that the most outrageous comment won’t gain traction then act surprised when weeks later, that theme picks up steam. Attack, attack, attack.

Alinsky tactics must be turned against their masters. There is GREAT power in ridicule and scorn. They make it too easy to use. It needs to be culturally tailored and consistent. Dennis Miller needs his own show on FNC AND a late night show on Fox. Let him source and promote culturally diverse conserative comedians that vulnerable areas can relate to and remember. Bold Fresh tours aren’t enough.

This is only part of an overall information operation plan that is constant in a simple party message and what it means to each target group.

WE DON’T DO THAT WELL. WHY NOT? I find it unbelievable that Obama has hijacked the reputation and imagery of the Party of Lincoln.

COIN operations involve a very in depth understanding of cultural idocyncracies and how best to exploit them to our advantage. It’s not a “wool-over-the-eyes” approach or a “free shit” approach like the dems sell. THAT ALWAYS COMES UP SHORT.

It’s a sell based on how it effects each target group and what it means to them. If it’s done right, I am CONFIDENT that the tenets of conservatism sell themselves.

In Civil Miltary Operations, assistance in areas that seem unrelated builds trust in the agency. Granted, there’s a fine line between assistance and the giving of free shit but, the special operations forces walk that line well. It can be done. Community outreach in areas that we identify, in ways that we haven’t before can build a larger tent without sacrificing our beliefs.

The military has been doing this in third world countries for years. We’ve been more successful in some areas, less successful in others. In the United States third world strongholds of the Democratic Party,I am confident that it can be done.

Here’s the kicker: There are countless retired special operations planners and operators working overseas as contractors RIGHT NOW. It’s too easy; the RNC needs to hire them as contractors over here.

This is, by far, not the only avenue we’ve got to pursue in order to turn the tide.

But, if we are going to war, the RNC must look to the military to rediscover and reorganize. The number-crunching beancounters have their place in the organization but, on their best days, they can only identify who will and won’t vote Republican.

This is a “Hearts and Minds” effort.

It requires a new way to think about the political battlefield.

Rangers Lead the Way.


2 posted on 11/13/2012 4:24:33 PM PST by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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Man, he can’t even win a pissing contest. What a surrender-monkey. No, check that. That’s an insult to cowards. He’s worse.


3 posted on 11/13/2012 4:25:03 PM PST by ABQHispConservative
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Bonehead needs to be replaced. He is worthless.


4 posted on 11/13/2012 4:25:27 PM PST by tennmountainman
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"...data that can be relied upon to turn out voters when we need them in the places they’re needed most. "

No John, the voters need to be able to turn out (in the sense of getting them to vote FOR the right legislation) legislators reliably to get the country back on track.

The peeps are the leaders, not YOU!

5 posted on 11/13/2012 4:26:21 PM PST by Paladin2
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How ‘bout this..........he totally misses the point. It’s not about what they need to do to garner votes in the future. Focus on actually CONTROLLING THE F***ING PURSE STRINGS OF THE NATION.

See, call me old fashioned, but Constitutional roles actually matter to me. Guess I’m a dinosaur.


6 posted on 11/13/2012 4:26:43 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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So now we have to excerpt some weepy idiot’s blog?


7 posted on 11/13/2012 4:27:39 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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The GOP can pound sand. I’m forever done with them.

We saw our last free and honest national elections back in 2008 anyway.

We’re Soviet now.


10 posted on 11/13/2012 4:34:24 PM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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>>> We can’t ignore them and expect to assemble a winning electoral coalition in the future.

HOW is this his job?

Hello, doesn't House Majority Leader already have LOTS on his plate, he's going to take on campaign strategist hat too?

12 posted on 11/13/2012 4:36:03 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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Boehner is Wimpy.

I’ll gladly pay you back on Tuesday, for a spine today.


13 posted on 11/13/2012 4:36:36 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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The only thing I want to hear (or read) from Boehner is his resignation! Gingrich for Speaker!!


14 posted on 11/13/2012 4:37:24 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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A message might help. Maybe a platform too.


15 posted on 11/13/2012 4:37:39 PM PST by jimfree
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No Republicans, no Democrats, just BIG GOVERNMENT. Get with the program, peons!


16 posted on 11/13/2012 4:38:21 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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I think the media really needs to investigate Boehner.

There are rumors swirling about his affairs.

Couldn’t Boehner be blackmailed if he is compromised?

Isn’t that a threat...just like Patraeus was?

It is obviously a VERY important issue— just flip through the news channels or look at few headlines.

Yep, I think the media needs to investigate....


17 posted on 11/13/2012 4:38:47 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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The problem, Johnny Boehner, is with those in the GOP in leadership positions. For the good of the party and America, step down and let Paul Ryan take charge.


24 posted on 11/13/2012 4:48:55 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Never Underestimate the Power of Evil or Evil Doers)
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The problem is John Boehner, and the "establishment" GOP. Leave already.

Abadoning core principles for the the sake of bipartisanship is never an option.

Fool me once, shame on you!
Fool me 372 times, shame on my incompetence.

You idiot!
No more "we will reduce spending over the next ten years" BULLSHIT.*

You want tax increases tomorrow?
Give us spending reductions of three times that amount tomorrow!

We MUST reduce the absurd spending increases of the last 6 years.

*Bullshit

“Both the liar and the honest man must have regard for truth, the former to subvert it and the latter to propagate it. Bullshit, by contrast, is fundamentally unconcerned with truth or falsehood, but only with appearance, effect and persuasion, however transitory. Yuri Luzhkov was not accusing the Moscow weather forecasters of lying, or yet of trying to predict the weather and honestly failing; he was accusing them of not caring about the true weather. The essence of bullshit is getting away with it, with persuading listeners or readers of a sincerity that is, by definition, phoney. The bullshit artist simply does not care about truth: “He pays no attention to it at all,” writes Professor Frankfurt. “By virtue of this, bullshit is a greater enemy of truth than lies are.”

25 posted on 11/13/2012 4:49:01 PM PST by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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Screw Boehner-—he shows his ignorance while trying, oh so hard, to sound the “intellect”.

Common sense demands an investigation into the VOTING FRAUD ACROSS THE COUNTRY, John...but, you won’t worry you’re little head (and I mean that!), so, just go get another drink. We’ll eventually find an intelligent male for Speaker.


26 posted on 11/13/2012 4:49:42 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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You know what you need first John? A national voter id....


28 posted on 11/13/2012 4:52:41 PM PST by milford421 ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke))
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The first thing Boehner needs to do is to get a big pair of BALLS, and then use them to defend America.

Everything else is just talk, useless like “yesterday’s wind” unless it accomplishes something.


33 posted on 11/13/2012 4:58:22 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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The Republican’s need to fire John Boehner and hire someone with the apptitude to take on and destroy the liberal demRats.

Someone that can really throw some roadblocks down and stop their progress.


38 posted on 11/13/2012 5:04:02 PM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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Boehner, I am afraid, wouldn’t know a new strategy if he hit it with his golf club. He sure as anything wouldn’t know new technology. Empty words.


49 posted on 11/13/2012 5:25:31 PM PST by outinyellowdogcountry
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