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Seizing the Initiative in Washington

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell waves to supporters with his wife Elaine Chao at his midterm election night rally in Louisville

With an increase in strength in both houses of Congress Republicans must now use that new power to change the direction of the country.  Blocking the president’s progressive agenda is important but it’s not nearly enough: conservatives must fight for constructive reform, not continued stalemate.

With that in mind, Congressional leaders should strike within days to announce a small number of bold, attainable goals and promise to bring then to floor votes in both House and Senate within 90 days. This echoes the historic and effective approach of Newt Gingrich and his “Contract with America” crew back in 1994, but that effort included ten items – far too many to keep the public focused.

I would recommend four goals this time, and devote all available energy to framing and pursuing them. Potential aims should include:

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  1. Al Hanamay  •  Nov 7, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Michael I think the 1st issue they should bring up is the birther issue.I know you’re a big fan.Yuk ,yuk..Har,har,hardey har
    Al,Lemon Grove

  2. Khris Devoto  •  Nov 8, 2014 at 4:32 am

    People think in terms of 3, so top 3 are:

    1. Secure our border. Measure success for 1 yr, then look at comprehensive immigration reform.

    2. Declare official war on terrorism. Instruct all branches of military to seek and destroy terrorists and all who harbor them.

    3. Set up a special committee called the constitution committe. Their sole job is to research every area that the President has or is expected to try to use executive power outside his constitutional jurisdiction, and use any and all means necessary to stop him.

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