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  1. #1
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    Jan 2008
    Florida Panhandle

    Exclamation Republicans Should Just Say 'No' to Democrats

    There is nothing wrong with Republicans sticking to their principles and thwarting Democrats attempts to grow government, increase taxes, socialize health care, and burden generations with deficit spending.
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    The American people spoke last November when they went to the polls. They used their power at the ballot box to hand over control of both houses of Congress and the executive branch of our government to the Democrats. In fact, their votes gave the party high majorities in both the House and Senate. The reality of the 2008 election is that Republicans have no power to implement a agenda through legislation. In 2009 Democrats are setting the political agenda in both the House and Senate. The leadership of those legislative bodies unilaterally decides what bills make it to committee and thus what bills make it to the floor.

    The Republican's job is to try, as best they can, to influence legislation and to point out the deficiencies of the bills Democrats are trying to muscle through the House and the Senate with little or no transparency.

    Without the Republicans rising up against the “my way or the highway” governing by the Democrats, we would most certainly would have had a socialized health care system in place by now as well as a cap-and-trade bill that would slap a tax on every American with increased energy costs.

    The fact is that Republicans are gaining some real traction with the American people by standing up to Democrats. They have educated the American people by telling the truth about the failed “stimulus.” They have raised awareness about the hidden tax Americans will be on the hook for with the Democrats' cap-and-trade bill. They have warned about the dangers of a national health care system that will greatly increase our federal budget and add billions to our already unconscionable deficit. But most importantly, the America people are incensed by the lack of transparency coming from the Democrats. It's outrageous that legislators do not have a clue about the legislation they are voting on because the bills are not even for them (or any of us) to read before they're voted on!

    Republicans should not be afraid to just say no to the Democrats. In fact they are the only ones who can prevent Democrats from doing generational harm to the entire country with the legislation they seek to pass.

    Republicans need to set their sights on 2010. The American people are getting fed up with the “change” that this president and his Congress seeks to bring. The focus for Republicans now should be how they are different from the Democrats and what they would do if they were in power. My advice? They should bring a laser-like focus to turning around the economy and creating more jobs. -- Returning to the core principles that have made the Republican Party attractive to the electorate in the past will bring them great rewards in the 2010 mid-term elections.

    As we look ahead to 2010, the American people also need to be reminded of the value of checks and balances and the need for divided government. In this case, no is a good thing.

    Bradley A. Blakeman is a professor of public policy at Georgetown University. He was deputy assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001-04.

  3. #2
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    Oct 2009
    South Carolina USA
    I agree 100%

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    St. Louis/Missouri
    They would have to grow a spine to do that.
    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. - Ronald Reagan

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    That's the disturbing part (IMHO). Since bHo took the office, it seems the Republicans have become non-players in the game on the hill... which is a load of BS.

    It's apparent everyone is so caught up in politics as usual (one of bHo's many campaign promises/lies to the people) and political spin and perception that NONE of them are truly holding fast to the voters who put them there.

    They should not only be saying 'No' .... but they should be saying, "Aaaah HELL NO, and here's why!!" If things don't begin to change in the 2010 elections, I'm not so sure the US can pull out of this idiotic, suicidal tail-spin the lying Kenyan dork has thrown us all into.... bHo needs to lose majority control on the hill to stop the bleeding.
    "There is no consitutional right to be protected by the state against being murdered by criminals or madmen." (7th Cir. 1982, Bowers v. DeVito)Stay safe, and stay

  6. #5
    2010 is going to be a very important election year, not only at the Federal level, but at state and local as well. The were a number of "Coattail Officals" Put in office that do not have any business being there. When the election cycle begins in the spring, It's !$% or Get off #[email protected] time for us. At the same time it is also a good gesture to send a note of Thanks and encourgement to the Republicans that are in office. It sure is going to be a long winter....
    Semper Fi

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