Things I don't want to hear from the new republican majority

God love Scott Walker! He's been dragged through the mud by the liberals and unions and has come out as a winner several times! The rest of the Republicans should take their cue from him.

Now's the time for Republicans to take the Country in a 180 degree different direction from Obama and his minions. Will they have the guts? Let's hope we don't hear any Republican say the following:

"We must reach across the aisle." (Nope--just use your majority to get things done the way the voters who elected you want them done.)

"We must repeal and replace Obamacare." (Repeal--yes, Replace--no.)

"We must work with President Obama." (Pass bills with no Democrat support--just like they did with Obamacare--and send truckloads of them to the White House for him to sign/veto.)

"We must reset the Senate rules that Harry Reid put into place that gave more power to the majority." (Hell no.)

The old Republican guard of McConnell, McCain and Graham need to grow a backbone, forget about compromise--or get out of the way.

No votes yet

I say leave Dingy Harrys' rules changes in place! Democraps are not to be appeased, they're to be defeated. BTW Galt, it's kind of quiet today, is it not?

Galt--here is what Rush says: http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2014/11/05/the_mandate_republicans_wer...

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

You label your post "low information voters" but every poll leading up to the election and the exit polls discredit that. GOP voters went into the election following it more closely and with more enthusiasm than their Dem counterparts. The only one here that seems low on the information is you and that seems to be out of blissful willingness.

MikeyA

FYI

Americans don’t know how good they have it with Obama
http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/readers/2014/11/07/obama-election-rep...

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Ah yes, where would we be without Paul posting opinions as if they're fact or mean anything at all.

If the US economy is so great why don't the people feel like it is? Maybe it's because the Dems aren't telling them enough of how swell things are. Or maybe people leaving the workforce when they can't find a job isn't a good thing. If unemployment is at 5.8% and falling why are "jobs" consistently the #1 issue to the voters?

I say were already done with this President. If Canadians want him they can have him and his policies. Just as long as they realize no take-backsies!

MikeyA

Although his opinions are there for those who want to read them, at least we no longer have to HEAR them!

They must focus on 2016.

I fully expect them to pass bills that have support of both parties such as the Keystone Pipeline. I expect them to defund and hollow out Obamacare through appropriations bills and the use of bills designed at attacking the most unpopular parts of O-care.

Doing so gives an easy contrast to the President, who thus far is further entrenching himself by way of threatening executive orders. Whoever the Democratic nominee is in 2016 they will have to distance themselves from Obama. Right now that looks like Hilary. Good luck running from the guy who's orders you followed lock step. Not that I think that'll sink her campaign, that will be sunk with constant ads of her saying "What, at this point, does it matter?"

That being said the GOP now controls the full lawmaking authority in 28 states (5 shy of Constitutional Amendment approval!) whereas the Dems control 6 outright. Owning the legislature and the state house. Look for GOP measures that have the support of the general public like Voter ID to be passed. Look for more states to become RTW states and those that RTW was thought to be repealed, like Michigan, to be accepted as the norm. Expect more states to sign on to challenges of the federal government.

What we need to do at the grassroots level is start pushing for constitutional amendments. One to change the tax code. One to call for a Balanced Budget Amendment. Etc. These are done without the input, advice, and consent of the President through the use of a national convention.

MikeyA

I would expect rational Republican leadership (which may well be lacking) finally look at their jobs as governance. The Democrats were given a strong position but singularly FAILED to actually govern. Instead, they chased elitist agendas and fucked the country up even more than it was before. Bankers ran away from rightful prosecution of their schemes, racism thrived in federal ranks, and Obamacare was one big holiday gift for the health insurers.

Will Republicans identify that they have the mandate not to chase boogeymen, but to actually govern? We'll see.

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