November 30, 2006

UNILATERALISM:

Marie Antoinette Pelosi? (Paul Bedard, 11/30/06, US News)

Looks like the Republicans in the House aren't planning to play nice-nice with the Democrats after all. The emerging House Republican plan on how to address the new Democratic majority is turning toward an aggressive effort to portray Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi and her team as out of touch and liberal.

"Come January, we'll take her head off every day," said a top GOP aide involved in the planning. "It will be a pure war of ideas over the next two years."

Leading the battle with be incoming House Minority Leader John Boehner and his conservative team. Insiders say that the goal is to pick at Democratic initiatives as pro-tax, pro-spending, or unworkable.

"We are going to re-establish that we are the party of ideas, that they got elected in a fluke, and we're going to make that known every day, every way," said the official.


Hardly a fair fight, since the Democrats have no ideas.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 30, 2006 8:29 PM
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The emerging House Republican plan on how to address the new Democratic majority is turning toward an aggressive effort to portray Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi and her team as out of touch and liberal.

Naaaaaahhhhhh, it'll never work.

Posted by: AC at November 30, 2006 8:35 PM

For some reason I doubt the Stupid Party will have the stomach (or spine or other anatomical parts) to do what's necessary to pay back the Dems for the last twelve years. As usual, they'll be willing to be bought off by the scraps the Dems will throw their way.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at November 30, 2006 11:04 PM

You can't stop them in the House, but just a few can bring the Senate Dems to a halt.

Posted by: oj at November 30, 2006 11:35 PM

"We are going to re-establish that we are the party of ideas" and no guts to carry thru. Ideas of lower taxes, but no guts to make the tax cut permanent; ideas to privatize part of SS, a very small part, but no guts to make it happen. For the Reps, ideas are the same as hot airs which we can do without.

Posted by: ic at December 1, 2006 12:22 AM

It doesn't take any guts, just votes. They didn't have them. The notion that guts suffices is inane.

Posted by: oj at December 1, 2006 1:07 AM

If we had the requisite body parts noted above, we would have taken out the bad guys in Syria, Iran ... and put the fear of Allah into neighboring states.

We would have installed good guys into the chairmen seats in the senate and shut McCain up. Likewise, instead of allowing Delay to be ousted from the house, we should have let him lower the hammer on Republicans to support the president.

The media would have been corrected every time they reported lies and spin, the state department would have been cleansed of leftwing ideologues just for starters and those who leaked classified information would have been jailed and convicted as traitors with Colin Powell at the top of the list.

James Baker and Warren Rudman wouldn't have been allowed anywhere near Bush and leftover Clinton operatives wouldn't have been appointed to committees charged with "getting the facts." The findings of the Barrett Report would have featured not covered up and etc., and etc.

There's so much more, but it's too painful to think about.

Posted by: erp at December 1, 2006 8:05 AM

So only totalitarians have guts?

Posted by: oj at December 1, 2006 8:18 AM

These are the same people who couldn't manage to win the Vietnam trade vote because no Republican but Tom DeLay seems capable of whipping votes.

I'm not exactly inspired by the rhetoric of this clownish bunch of Boehners.

Posted by: kevin whited at December 3, 2006 3:07 PM
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