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Who Speaks for the GOP?
Wall Street Journal, by Daniel Henninger

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/13/2012 5:30:52 AM

After the presidential election, the biggest question out there is: What should the Republican Party stand for? The fiscal cliff, no matter the result, was an instant opportunity to elevate the party´s basic beliefs. Instead the GOP is disappearing beneath waves of Beltway process. John Boehner and Mitch McConnell have worked hard to keep their thumbs stuck in the dam of rising tax rates. Still, the fiscal cliff is looking more each day like an inside-the-Beltway CYA operation. Does anyone in the country beyond the halls of Congress and media specialists have any idea what these people are doing?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 12/13/2012 6:01:18 AM     (No. 9062843)

What I get out of this is that we need someone with the stature of the President to speak to the media on our behalf. We have no such person. If someone, such as Romney, tried, he would be derided by the Democrats, ignored by the media and probably thought presumptuous by Republicans.

Probably Paul Ryan should give it a try. Who could persuade him to take it on?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/13/2012 7:06:40 AM     (No. 9062904)

Nobody´s talking about Obama´s idiotic logic that he needs stimulus to offset the damage of the tax increases. The stimulus he wants already exceeds the amount raised by the 3%,so what´s the point?

Obama raised a billion with promises the donors would get rewards. He can´t deliver on those without Boehner´s approval.

The billions Bernanke continues to print is going to rich people and won´t stimulate anything.The whole concept of stimulus is a failure.

take the cliff.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Judith, 12/13/2012 7:50:05 AM     (No. 9062982)

With the media we have, none would put the speaker on tv/radio.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: M Stuart, 12/13/2012 10:53:58 AM     (No. 9063370)

I think Rubio is trying. Boehner would like to, but he doesn´t have the charisma. He sounds too flat and looks too disengaged.

I wish Paul Ryan could step up. He can make points well. Rand Paul does well, too.

Why can´t our people harp on the excessive and stupid instances of overspending? (The overall picture goes over the sheeple heads.) People understand examples! Then 0bama could say that THOSE millions were just a drop in the bucket, and we could say, "BINGO"!

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