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  1. Rick Davis  •  Oct 10, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Wish the Replubican party would stand their ground on the debt celling! I’m sick of it! Obama wins every time! Michael Medved should admit he a liberal!

    • Jeff  •  Oct 11, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      Medved isn’t a liberal he is just an old guard Republican.
      He thinks the shutdown was a terrible idea. He of course offers no real solutions other than the used playbook that loses every time; delay the fight until we win back the Senate and Presidency. The problem with this strategy is simply Republicans don’t win elections any more (not since 2004; 2010 was won by conservatives). With more and more citizens on the dole, the prospects of winning decline even further with this strategy.
      Citizens view Republicans as nothing more than Democrat lite. McCain/Romney are perfect examples of how conservatives were uninspired and stayed home. Old guard Republicans are more worried about maintaining their grip on power than actually trying to win. Their only strategy is to not lose as bad.
      One possible solution is to stand for something. Break the old political mold of speeches that say nothing or saying something but leave enough wiggle room to get out of it the next day when pressed. How about we have someone who stands for something and fights?
      Obviously Ted Cruz was not going to get Obamacare defunded. The point was to stand for something, to inspire conservatives that there is still someone who is fighting and speaking for them. In the end these people held up the entire government funding in order to expose completely asinine portions of Obamacare and to have a discussion about the 16-17 trillion debts. Not to mention these people campaigned on doing exactly what they did and were elected. How refreshing is that?
      By doing what they said they were going to do, what do these conservatives get? Attacked from the left as terrorists and attacked from McCain and the likes as wacko birds or blasted as behaving like children.
      So what is Ted Cruz’s and friends strategy? I imagine it is to discuss the real problems. The strategy is to stand for something rather than “live to fight another day”. By standing for something, Ted Cruz has inspired people to pay attention again to a party that may yet have a backbone…
      In the end it may not be worth anything and we simply get beat, again. But so what? Following Medved’s and others advice we would have lost anyway, again. Perhaps by exploring a different tack we find a new way to victory and the old guard Republicans will jump aboard cheering and stating they were always one of us.

      • Dave  •  Oct 15, 2013 at 7:47 pm

        None of this is ever going to be fixed at the ballot box.

  2. marylou mawson  •  Oct 10, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    48 seconds?! That’s ALL??! That’s the amount of SPEAKING we get from the SPEAKER??? No wonder all the Dems are running around blaming Republicans! Who’s there to tell them different? If Boehner can’t take ten minutes to tell the American people what we, as Republicans stand for, why we object to 0bamacare, why we think it should be delayed, what we are afraid it will lead to, then of course they are going to see us as obstructionists!!! How this guy got the speakership I’ll never understand!

  3. Jerry  •  Oct 10, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Holding fast on the debt ceiling is the best chance of forcing the government to balance the federal budget. Raise taxes and/or cut spending, but stop spending what we don’t have. The time to stop the grand urge is now. There will never be a time that balancing the budget will be without pain.

  4. Susan Frost  •  Oct 15, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Closing the government and not raising the debt limit (there is no real “limit”) is a great way to practice for what is to come in the future if we don’t get our debt under control.

  5. Dan Peterson  •  Oct 18, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Hello Michael, Love what you are doing for America. Have you had Rep. Tom McClintock on your show? His speech on about Oct. 14th concerning the debt limit is enlightening. Have you talked about this on your show? If not please do. Thank you. God Bless.

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