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The Other Democrats Wonder: Is Failure Linked To Being The Other Democrats?

Posted on | January 23, 2013 | 16 Comments

by Smitty

Byron York:

The bottom line is that RNC members know something is terribly wrong. Some point out that chairman Reince Priebus — who is expected to be re-elected in an uncontested ballot Friday — cannot come before the committee and say, “We were out-spent” or “We couldn’t match the resources of the other side.” The party’s problem is more fundamental than that — simply put, Republicans have either a basic identity problem or an equally basic competence problem — and demands more fundamental answers.

Read the whole thing, as the RNC gathers in Charlotte for navel gazing, and, one hopes, repentance.

If anybody down there reads this post, please relay to the homies that Hispanic outreach is great. More solid get-out-the-vote efforts are fine. But they are peripheral to the ongoing collapse of our Republic into a failed state.

The GOP can’t out-spendthrift the Democrats, and has no business playing that game any more.

It’s also time to quit with the equestrian nice-nice, and answer the Democrat propaganda with firm, unflinching directness. Step into Twitter for smaller examples of telling these Lefties what’s what, while keeping it family friendly. It can be done, but it takes some thought to engage without veering into f-bomb territory. This GOP is about one Dole/McCain/Romney aristocratic milquetoast away from ceasing to function, as far as I can tell.

Speaker Boehner’s “No Budget No Pay” act is a step in the right direction.

Delivering remarks on the House floor today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) urged support for the No Budget, No Pay Act (H.R. 325) that will force Senate Democrats to finally pass a budget, which they have refused to do in almost four years. In his remarks, Speaker Boehner reiterated that the No Budget, No Pay Act is just a first step toward a long-term plan that balances the budget over the next 10 years, and addresses the fiscal crisis that threatens our economy and future generations.

Can you guys cut a little YouTube clip and explain why we can’t do that in five years? A sober little “No Speaker, No Cry” video would really help.

Balancing the budget over the next 10 years means that we save the future for our kids and our grandkids. It also means that we strengthen programs like Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid that can’t continue to exist in their current form without some kind of controls.

Fortunately, the sunrise is not dependent upon our Congress, or the future truly would be in jeopardy. How about a more long-term plan to privatize these vote-buying schemes? This would help the GOP not sound so much like The Other Democrats.

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Comments

  • CPAguy

    Reince Priebus is a loser. If the past is an indicator of the future, he will lead the GOP to further losses in 2014.

  • DaveO

    The RNC needs bomb-throwing rhetoric. First rule of gaining the initiative is to lay down more firepower than the other side can match. The moral impact of rhetorical firepower is knock the enemy back into his hole, forcing him to reassess his tacts, while you pick him off on the periphery.

  • gastorgrab

    Republicans were beaten by the media, not by the other team.

  • http://opinion.ak4mc.us/ McGehee

    Past Republicans have handled the media just fine. The current GOP leadership is defeating itself — and would lose in a political arena that contained no Democrats and no Democrat-shilling media.

  • AnonymousDrivel

    The sad truth is that the GOP is not a small-government party and hasn’t been for many years. Ross Perot forced it to the Right (very briefly under Newt as he co-opted Perot’s economic message) after Reagan (who wasn’t as far Right as he could’ve been but had to deal with the Tip O’Neill era behemoth of Donk Congresses), but the GOP hasn’t forced the nation rightward at all. At all.

    The GOP is NOT Conservative and it makes all the difference in the world. Frankly, I think it incapable of reform just as is pretty much all government at the Federal level. The party needs replacing. Anything less is a bit like polishing a turd.

  • http://twitter.com/ilovegrover Thane_Eichenauer

    So long as folks ideologically akin to John McCain and Mitt Romney are welcomed to audition for President the Republican Party is doomed to failure or even worse, success.

  • http://twitter.com/righty64 righty64

    Hmm, I think that RR was the only Republican that truly handled the Leftywhore media in the last 40 years. GW came close by simply ignoring them.

  • http://twitter.com/righty64 righty64

    OK people, explain this. The GOP is STRONGER than 4 years ago. They control the House, keep the senate from the dreaded 60 vote threshold. And our Dear Leader only won a bare 51.02% of the popular vote. So why do they, to be blunt, act like pussys?! I mean seriously, WE should be setting the agenda. It is totally amazing.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    “It’s also time to quit with the equestrian nice-nice, and answer the Democrat propaganda with firm, unflinching directness.”

    An unflinching look at the economy would be a start.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Just watching Boehner’s limpid, ineffective media moments is proof enough of your claim.

    Harry Reid, for all of his creepy, mummified, dusty scrape of a voice, and his tiny, hunched over frame, even while clearly ill-at-ease in public, sounds like a real heartless bastard who would gut his own mother for political gain.

    Boehner sounds like the one guy on the used car lot who has never made salesman of the week in ten years of trying.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    OPERATION: WHIG

  • Quartermaster

    This!!!

  • Quartermaster

    I went to the GOP survey and ended up closing the window in disgust after the third frame. They are utterly clueless. They are still trying to delink morality from the other issues, and it will never work. Immoral people give you what we have in office right now. Most of the office holders are immoral slugs themselves.
    Immorality breeds cowardice, and that’s exactly what the GOP is full of these days.

  • AnonymousDrivel

    A fine short-hand name for a contingency operation by Tearrorists.

  • http://twitter.com/righty64 righty64

    I went all the way to the end and commented that it was not right to frame those questions the way that they did. Once again, I am a, and I will spell it out, a C O N S E R V A T I V E. I am not a fill-in-the-blank conservative. I am a conservative period. I think that is one of the big problems. Balkanizing conservatives into “neat” little states of the movement. We have to learn to not be part of the problem.

  • Quartermaster

    The RNC and hangers on are idiots. Part of the cause of my disgust was the framing of the question. Too many of there answers are not mutually exclusive and can not be considered aprt from others. The survey could have been written by a Dimocrat and it probably was. There are too many Dims under the GOP label. Stacy’s distant counsin is one that comes to mind.