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Leading governors and members of Congress know them: entitlement reform, fiscal restoration and lightly taxed long-term economic growth.


The "smart money" says Barack Obama is cruising to re-election because of Republican disarray. Pick up a paper, visit a blog, turn on the TV or radio, and reports of Republican misadventure will engulf you:

Mitch Daniels just said no. Newt Gingrich says too much. On Tuesday, voters in New York's normally Republican congressional district 26, near Buffalo and Rochester, "shocked" the political world by electing a Democrat. The smart money now says NY-26 means that if the Republicans run on Paul Ryan's Medicare reform proposal, they risk losing the presidency.

The smart money is often stupid.

Standing against the tornadoes of political spin isn't easy. But if the Republicans will step back from these storms, they'll see that the GOP prospect is in better shape than they think. A clear and defensible agenda for 2012 is being assembled outside the presidential campaigns.

One Republican analyst of the GOP's NY-26 defeat said the takeaway is: "2010 is over." This is the opposite of the truth. That 2010 vote was the American public screaming at their elected officials to stop the country from hurtling toward fiscal and economic calamity.

They're still screaming. A Washington Post poll out yesterday buttressed this core concern: Voters across the spectrum say their prime worry is what happens if Congress expands American indebtedness beyond $14.3 trillion. In their wisdom, the people suspect what will happen won't be good. Their vote in 2010 was the basis for a genuine Republican reform movement.

Normally when the presidential entrepreneurs take over our politics, the parties recede. This means the parties end up yoked to whatever random, variable ideas their nominee patches together. The smoke-filled room has been replaced by hot-air trial balloons.

Something new is happening this time. Since 2009, the Republican Party's best members have been constructing the building blocks of an agenda distinct from what Barack Obama represents.

The most significant figure in this process is not Paul Ryan but Chris Christie, New Jersey's charismatic governor.

Before Chris Christie, nearly every Republican would bend to the conventional wisdom of doing deals with the public unions, raising taxes, and rolling debt obligations into the future. Chris Christie blew the whistle on this nonsolution. He gave the Republicans the courage to say the most basic truth in American politics: We are going broke. Chris Christie made the sources of fighting fiscal ruin popular, even cool.

Along with Mr. Christie, Govs. Bob McDonnell of Virginia, John Kasich of Ohio and Scott Walker of Wisconsin have made fiscal restoration the cornerstone of the new Republican Party. Mitch Daniels's appeal was that he was a member of this new movement.

Fiscal rectitude, of course, can be its own form of conventional wisdom, expressed by raising taxes to "balance" the budget. Last month, another significant Republican derided the tax-and-balance solution. The man who called this "root canal economics" is the Speaker of the House. This too is new.

When it came to pass that John Boehner would assume the speakership, one would have thought the party was inheriting Millard Fillmore. Instead, Mr. Boehner has been using his office to lift another building block atop the GOP's restored fiscal foundation—the primacy of the private sector.

A speech Mr. Boehner gave last month to the Economic Club of New York was an important defining statement. Mr. Boehner ran straight at what is probably the most unshakable conventional wisdom in politics: "The big myth of the current budget debate is the notion that in order to balance the budget, we have to raise taxes. The truth is we will never balance the budget and rid our children of debt unless we cut spending and have real economic growth. And we will never have real economic growth if we raise taxes on those in America who create jobs." No speaker has so categorically repudiated using taxes to bail out Washington.

To Paul Ryan fell the job of reshaping the heaviest stone of all—entitlements. For saying the entitlement status quo is fake and false, Mr. Ryan has earned ridicule from the current president and derision from Republican pragmatists who say he's destroying the party by attempting Medicare reform.

But without entitlement reform, these other GOP building blocks—fiscal restoration and lightly taxed long-term economic growth—are unstable. Notwithstanding the results in suburban Buffalo, an electorate that understands the danger of $14.3 trillion in debt surely can be made to understand by November 2012 the risk of many trillions more in future entitlement obligations.

The campaigns of Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman no doubt will still try to fashion a campaign from whole cloth. Tim Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor, looks for now to be closest to building out from the structure of economic reform that the Republican governors, the House speaker and the Wisconsin congressman have been creating for their party.

This is still presidential politics. Some people will never vote for any of this, and the person atop the ticket matters. But Republicans despondent about an election 18 months off need to see they are not fighting the incumbent with nothing. A coherent opposition exists, one that fits with an electorate justifiably anxious about the future of what was once the world's most prosperous private economy.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100...31680548.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_BelowLEFTSecond
 

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I see several opportunities for the GOP to crush the liberal/socialist agenda.................. if they have the balls to do it:

1. Working Americans are sick of our twisted entitlement policies. Most are nothing more the vote buying programs for democraps. All it does is enslave a portion of the population. Democraps have been enslaving people for centuries in one manner or another. Conservatives must learn to call a spade a spede, and screw political correctness. Do it!

2. Americans are exhausted with this countries immigration policy. The infestation of illegals from our southern border is a monumental crisis that continues to be completely ignored by the federal guberment. Anyone that refuses to regonize the extent of the economic, social, and political damage these people are doing to our country is a blind fool. Build the wall. Man the wall. Shoot to kill. Send all illegals back. Period! Do it!

3. Taxes. One half of the households in America pay zero federal income taxes. ZERO !
Hell, we actually pay most to be here. That is Bull-Pelosi !!
We don't need to revise our tax structure. We need to dump it in the Potomac. A national sales tax is the fairest tax. Everyone pays. Illegals, drug dealers, wealty people, poor people. Everyone. If you live here and use the facilities, you gotta pay. Don't like it. LEAVE !! Do it!

4. Stop being the worlds ploice department. Make this nation so strong militarily that no one wants to threaten us. It we have to use a sledge hammer to kill a fly to make a point, fine. Kill a few flys and the world will again respect us. Today, the world see us as rich, stupid, and non-comitted. This must be reversed. Do it!

I could go on, however, these four planks in a conservative platform would go a long way in gaining support in the 2012 elections. Conservatives, it is time to take off the gloves. Americans are begging for strong, comitted, constitutional leadership. If we do not offer this, and put up another rino, then we will simply hand the presidency back to Obama. Same with Congressional and Senatorial canidates. Lead from strength. Speak the truth. Abandon political correctness.
Do it!
 

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I see several opportunities for the GOP to crush the liberal/socialist agenda.................. if they have the balls to do it:

1. Working Americans are sick of our twisted entitlement policies. Most are nothing more the vote buying programs for democraps. All it does is enslave a portion of the population. Democraps have been enslaving people for centuries in one manner or another. Conservatives must learn to call a spade a spede, and screw political correctness. Do it!

2. Americans are exhausted with this countries immigration policy. The infestation of illegals from our southern border is a monumental crisis that continues to be completely ignored by the federal guberment. Anyone that refuses to regonize the extent of the economic, social, and political damage these people are doing to our country is a blind fool. Build the wall. Man the wall. Shoot to kill. Send all illegals back. Period! Do it!

3. Taxes. One half of the households in America pay zero federal income taxes. ZERO !
Hell, we actually pay most to be here. That is Bull-Pelosi !!
We don't need to revise our tax structure. We need to dump it in the Potomac. A national sales tax is the fairest tax. Everyone pays. Illegals, drug dealers, wealty people, poor people. Everyone. If you live here and use the facilities, you gotta pay. Don't like it. LEAVE !! Do it!

4. Stop being the worlds ploice department. Make this nation so strong militarily that no one wants to threaten us. It we have to use a sledge hammer to kill a fly to make a point, fine. Kill a few flys and the world will again respect us. Today, the world see us as rich, stupid, and non-comitted. This must be reversed. Do it!

I could go on, however, these four planks in a conservative platform would go a long way in gaining support in the 2012 elections. Conservatives, it is time to take off the gloves. Americans are begging for strong, comitted, constitutional leadership. If we do not offer this, and put up another rino, then we will simply hand the presidency back to Obama. Same with Congressional and Senatorial canidates. Lead from strength. Speak the truth. Abandon political correctness.
Do it!
Predator, you sound like a man running for office. Maybe you should.....do it! :laughing:
 

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Predator, you sound like a man running for office. Maybe you should.....do it! :laughing:

Thanks, but too many skeltons. :thumbsup:


but, make me King for 4 years, an' I'd fix all this crap!
 

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Are we related?:laughing: We have like minds about these ideas. The conservatives shouldn't tip-toe around so as not to hurt anyones feelings, they should just get balls and tell the liberal/socialists to get ****ed and turn this country into what it use to be. Right now we are the laughing stock of the world and that needs to change.:cheers:
 

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I love these threads.

We got a buncha guys that own companies that sent their kids to college for 10 years, a buncha guys that own companies that pay thier family menbers 45 bucks n hour, A buncha vets that live with mom n dad, and get free govt hc college and aid till they die, and a immigrant from canada....

All cryin about freeloaders. :laughing:

Irony.....:laughing:
 

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As I've said before I don't freeload (you have a reading disorder). I pay for what I own and am getting an education for myself and am paying for it by myself. The ones who get "free" education don't graduate and become leeches on the taxpayers. I saw this when I went to get my Associates degree as then ones who showed up for class and left 5 minutes after class began didn't make it one semester, but they got their government check and remained stupid forever more.
 

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I love these threads.

We got a buncha guys that own companies that sent their kids to college for 10 years, a buncha guys that own companies that pay thier family menbers 45 bucks n hour, A buncha vets that live with mom n dad, and get free govt hc college and aid till they die, and a immigrant from canada....

All cryin about freeloaders. :laughing:

Irony.....:laughing:
Hey, Dipshit,

I own my own company.

Both daughters graduated (one cum laude, the other magna cum laude) in four years. My son is currently a junior, and should also graduate in four.

No family member works for me.

I am a Navy veteran.

I moved out of the house at 18 to attend college. Never moved back.

I have never asked for, nor received a penny from the guberment.

And, yea, freeloaders piss me off. Freeloaders of all kinds !!

Keep your pie hole shut!
 

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I love these threads.

We got a buncha guys that own companies that sent their kids to college for 10 years, a buncha guys that own companies that pay thier family menbers 45 bucks n hour, A buncha vets that live with mom n dad, and get free govt hc college and aid till they die, and a immigrant from canada....

All cryin about freeloaders. :laughing:

Irony.....:laughing:
Hey... cocksucker ! Unlike your low rent ass... nobody in my family has EVER accepted any government "help" or entitlement. You little prick.

Donate to this site... then open your welfare accepting, "queynte" mouth. If you were standing infront of me right now... I'd pull your eyeball out of your ugly **** face... show it to you with your one remaining good eye... and them make you step on it for insulting me and my family that way. Go **** yourself... dummy.
 

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Hey... cocksucker ! Unlike your low rent ass... nobody in my family has EVER accepted any government "help" or entitlement. You little prick.

Donate to this site... then open your welfare accepting, "queynte" mouth. If you were standing infront of me right now... I'd pull your eyeball out of your ugly **** face... show it to you with your one remaining good eye... and them make you step on it for insulting me and my family that way. Go **** yourself... dummy.
Yet when Bushy was in charge it was all smiling faces and High fives.:thumbsup:
 

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You would have received the very same from me for your insult, if God was president.

You are a **** stick. That's all you are. A stick used for ****ing. You talk, think and post like a stick used for ****ing. You dirty thread after thread with you **** stick posts... your **** stick opinions and your **** stick pictures.

A **** stick!
 

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To everybody else... I apologize for having to read that.
 

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You would have received the very same from me for your insult, if God was president.

You are a **** stick. That's all you are. A stick used for ****ing. You talk, think and post like a stick used for ****ing. You dirty thread after thread with you **** stick posts... your **** stick opinions and your **** stick pictures.

A **** stick!
Denial.



Where was your 20 new bashing threads per day before the Black dude took office?
 

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You would have received the very same from me for your insult, if God was president.

You are a **** stick. That's all you are. A stick used for ****ing. You talk, think and post like a stick used for ****ing. You dirty thread after thread with you **** stick posts... your **** stick opinions and your **** stick pictures.

A **** stick!
Me thinkst that dune did hit the nerve right solid. :laughing::laughing:
 

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What does any of this have to do with your insult... **** stick ?
 

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:laughing: After Barry, I think you would have to have your mother in laws dead body in your freezer to have too many skeletons..

Damn, did they find her ??
 

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Seriuosly though, this article sounds more like a wish and a prayer than building blocks.
You wish Ryans plan was a good one that people accepted and you pray that the people get over it but they won't. If the pubs keep pushing it they will pay.
You wish that Christie and Walker had beaten the unions but you are now just praying that they haven't stirred up the union members enough to actualy get out and vote and work like they have in years gone by.
You wish that the message that the democrats tax and spend, was not being over run by the fact that much of the hole we are in is due to Bush's run away spending on two wars and increases in entitlements while cutting taxes for the wealthiest Americans, and you pray that truth does not catch on.
You wish that Bush had gotten Bin Laden and pray that the economy turns to **** again so that the voters forget that it was actualy Obama that got him.
The pubs are running on a wish and a prayer and the candidates are deciding not to run because they know that wishes and prayers are not the building blocks of a good campaign.
 

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That wasn't serious, though. What have the Democrats put forth ? -nothing. They hadn't put one together since 2009. Care to take a guess, why ? -never mind... you already know why.

The Ryan plan is a good and solid plan... regardless of the lefts tactics of mediscare. You can keep right on blaming Bush for today's mess... but to most of the voting Americans, that got old last November.

At some point you will have to buck up and blame the current President for blaming Bush to get elected... then expanding to the point of fatigue and failure... every Bush policy he complained about. If you have such a distaste for Bush... this current president must chap your ass to the point that Obama care is starting to look like a God Send... as many times as you have need to be treat for it.
 
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