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The Key to Conservative Unity

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As Washington approaches another budgetary crisis, Republicans face the threat of crippling splits in conservative ranks. This is unnecessary, given broad GOP agreement on an agenda for the future: reduced federal spending, less regulation, tax simplification and a reduction in rates, defense of the unborn, strong national defense, plus roll-back of Obamacare and other intrusive government programs.

Even on immigration, Republicans agree on goals: more effective border security and reducing the number of illegals in the country by deporting serious law-breakers and granting probationary legal status to those who earn it. Divisions involve tactics for confronting President Obama, not substantive issues. That’s why the secret to GOP unity is emphasizing a positive program of our own, instead of concentrating on reacting to the president where we’re damaged by needless arguments on the best way to respond.


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  1. JGUY  •  Aug 23, 2013 at 3:48 am

    A positive conversation is always better than defensive argument….true. The best defense is
    a good offense…. This is exemplified by the Romney campaign in 12 which largely, not completely, focused on making government smaller. This was not viewed as a positive by
    many people who would have reacted positively to the smaller message had something been
    presented as an alternative to that which Obama represented as being in place….ie. Obamacare at least existed in principle….a republican alternative was not forcefully presented. This must be accomplished by the next republican candidate to defeat Secretary
    Clinton…if that is possible. A question I had during the final days of the election when the
    Obama/Christie event happened was….What would a small government response have been? A FEMA owned by microsoft or ford?..the smaller government group did not give answers for questions like this….assuming there is an answer. I dont know how you positively present an alternative to something like Obamacare in a world that is screaming for healthcare reform in a country that is so amazingly lobbied by medical/pharma interests and money. This will take amazing republican thought to present a positive alternative…good luck.

  2. RTaylor  •  Aug 23, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Where is Republican Unity on anything? I’ve heard the talk and watched Republican after Republican push and vote for more regulations, bigger and more government, erosion of the Constitution (FISA, Patriot Act and more), expansion of one Federal Department after another etc., all under the name of companionate “Conservatism.” Now that the GOP is a position to accomplish absolutely ZERO in Washington a few people are talking a bit but when the GOP had the White House, the House and the Senate they voted for Big Government and the continuing assault on the Constitution. I’ve heard the words, I want to see the action. No the GOP is NOT unified and the unwashed masses out here are getting pretty fed up.

  3. Roy Weidemann  •  Aug 23, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I am afraid the Republicans will waste another opportunity. Yes, Obamacare should be repealed. Yes, defunding Obamacare would cripple the program. However, even if enough vorts could be mustered in the Senate – highly unlikely – such a bill would not pass the White House veto. The way to defeat Obamacare is to win the 2014 elections, and by a veto proof majority. That is possible by focusing on the innumerable problems inherent in the program and voting legislation to postpone the personal mandate just as the other mandates have been postponed because the progrma, as is, is inoperable. The Rand Pauls might hold on principle, but the defunding approach simply cannot work.

  4. Michael L. Kailing  •  Aug 23, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    The days of typical “political party” politics must come to a screeching conclusion – the wasted taxpayer funds into debt oblivion, the mindless sound bites amounting to little or no positive action – collectively, all of it is meaningless, and the American Public knows it full well. Do we really need more “Red vs. Blue” rhetoric? If I never heard another word about Federal corruption, I would think I moved away from the U.S.A. — why can’t it be simply We The People? Lobby groups bribe elected officials to buy their own private legislation. Nothing changes…ever! Stop with the orchestrated debates, press conference propaganda…it is absolutely fruitless. A game of football is better organized and purposeful compared to this Federal government system. My mind “deletes” anything said from Washington, DC as pure ObamaCrap, and the GOP is a dinosaur doomed to extinction….the sooner the better. No character in leadership, no personal integrity = a country in deep trouble, failing from within due to a majority of takers and talkers. Enough already. Leave me out of the loop. So sad to see the foundations of our country decimated by petty wannabe dictator masquerading as the President of the United States and his rubber stamp Czars. Pathetic do nothings in Congress in both parties. Maximum Absurdium !~

  5. Lloyd Miller  •  Aug 23, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    We need Republicans that fight, fight in public. Get in the media at every opportunity and fight, fight to convince the public of the virtues of their policies and the evil of DEM(agogue) policies. Republicans should be seen fighting to defund Obama Care. That doesn’t mean they can’t back-off if Obama shuts down the government to save his filthy program! But they need to stay in the media fighting every day, pointing out it would be OBAMA shutting down his precious government to save his obscene Obama Care and the Republicans fighting to save the American people’s health care. By the way, the existing health care system is far better than ObamaCare. Simply improving the Medicaid safety net would be far cheaper than ObamaCare and not do any damage!

  6. American  •  Aug 26, 2013 at 1:19 am

    The only thing I can think of when I see Bathhouse Barry in the White House are the lyrics to Casey Jones.

  7. alfonso rodriguez  •  Sep 3, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I agree with the Republicans on most every thing, even the new immigration idea where illegals can work towards Citizenship if they keep their noses clean for like thirteen years. Of course, they must also secure BOTH borders as well. Where I disagree is their negative stance towards legalizing marijuana. What about, “, liberty, and the persuit of happiness?” My idea of freedom is a cold beer and a nice fat joint after a hard day’s work! I guess I am going to have to turn by back on Arizona and move to Colorado where voters have decided to legalize the use of my favorite plant. So long, Arizona!

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