Tuesday, February 05, 2013 11:01 AM
The democrats along with the vast majority of the mainstream media have been successful in painting the republican contingent within the legislature as "the problem" in getting things done in Washington. Republicans have a small government agenda. They have an agenda to reduce taxes. They have an agenda to run a balanced national budget and to reduce our national debt. And, because of that, they fight against everything and anything that the democrats present to grow government and to increase taxes and to continue to increase the national debt. Today, that's unpopular because all of those things are seen as what is necessary to continue our current path of "helping" everyone and anyone in America that have every kind of "problem" imaginable in their lives. Boehner is seen as the leader of the republicans that are depicted as having a "war" on the poor...on minorities...on women...on children...on education...on immigration...the list goes on. And, it's a winning strategy by the democrats and their supporters in the media. Republicans can do 5 things right and 1 thing wrong and the 1 thing wrong will make it to the headlines. Democrats know this and love it. Republicans know this and have no way to stop it. It's just the case. It's just a fact. It's just that simple.
Bashing Boehner isn't how republicans should be reacting. But, that IS how we're reacting in just so many cases because right now, that seems to be politically popular. No, I'm not a great big Boehner supporter. I hate some of the moves he's made to thwart the teaparty conservative element and the constitutional conservative element within our party and within the legislative unit in D.C. But, I think he is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.
The elements within the republican party that Boehner has a problem with need to get together and then get with him to strike up a union ALL republicans can support and work for. Without that union...that bond...we're going to spend more time fighting among ourselves than we spend fighting our true opponents.