So we won. Big deal, we’ve won before and we’ve blown it before. So what we need to do is ensure that we have a plan. A plan for the long and short term, a plan for the Republicans power and for we the voting public. We need to make sure that we keep the base and the moderates on our side and that we avoid the numerous mistakes of the past. And there have been a lot of mistakes in the past and need to make sure we don’t make them again.
So first and foremost let’s make sure we get the short term out of the way. And for that I have ten things that we have to do right out of the gate.
- We need to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House. Boehner is a perfectly fine conservative, his voting record shows that the only times he has not voted as the base might have wanted are those moments when to do so would spell long term ruin for the party. That said, it is not his conservative credentials I have a problem with–it is the fact that he is a terrible leader. Idiotic pundits like to complain about Romney’s media image, but Boehner makes Mitt look like a master of public relations. Boehner just doesn’t know how to present a great image, how to set an agenda, how to bring a message to the public. In this respect he is completely worthless and he needs to go. I would personally love Speaker Paul Ryan, but Boehner has to go.
- Obamacare needs to be overturned. At least in Congress. For two reasons. First to make it clear that the little dictator is the one blocking the will of the people, second to get every remaining Democrat either on record of voting for it again (good) or frightening them into voting against it, which might lead to a vote to override the golfing despot’s veto. Either way it won’t be good for the Democrats. Now don’t make this a weekly event and overplay it, but get them once again on record of being for this abomination of a bill. If you want then piecemeal it out, employer mandate, individual mandate, device tax, and try and overturn each one, that’s fine…but when it fails let it go and to show that we tried but we know the world we live in.
- Approve the Keystone pipeline.
- Overturn Dodd-Frank.
- Pass a Border security bill. And make it clear nothing is going into effect until that is in place.
- Pass the Simpson-Bowles commission recommendations. Now the last few ideas all have the same effect as Obamacare, hurt the Democrats through both their voting and Obama’s veto (or if by some miracle they pass the moron-in-chief’s desk do a lot of good for the nation and the world). But this one is particularly good. Even though I don’t agree with everything in this it does a lot to move us forward on debt and the economy (and in the aggregate I think it would do more good than bad). But given that this was Obama’s own commission to have him veto it (which he would) is even more of an embarrassment.
- Follow that by passing the Ryan budget.
- And follow that by passing comprehensive tax reform…I would love flat and with a negative income tax…but I’ll take flatter with fewer deductions.
All of these will show that we are the party of ideas, the party of hope, and real and productive change. The party of yes. Yes to prosperity. Yes to growth. Yes to the pursuit of Happiness. Yes to our God given rights.
And finally two things that have nothing directly to do with Congress.
- The RNC has to spend as much money as they can to creating and testing a system to identify conservative voters and getting them to the polls. If you can somehow add clearing the dead and illegals from the voter rolls so much the better.
And 10 is for the rest of us.
No attacking presidential candidates unless it’s called for. All of you idiots who critiqued Romney with liberal lies I hope you’re happy with yourselves…your bullshit probably cost us the moderate voters we needed. So here’s the thing, before you insult any Republican candidate ask yourself this simple question: if it’s a choice between the Republican you’re about to insult and Elizabeth Warren can you hold your nose and vote for the GOP candidate? I hate having to vote against someone and not for someone…but the entire Democratic roster is something out of Pravda. And unless it’s treasonous shit like John ‘I want to arm ISIS’ McCain or Rick Santorum who wants to establish a Christian Caliphate simply because he can’t admit he’s a self-hating closet case…don’t insult the candidates. Ever. Politely ask I’m not sure how he will do X, or can someone tell me more about this weak point in a candidates platform. But no insults and no trucking in liberal’s lies (in other words we won’t do what Santorum did last time).
If we do these things right out the door we will put ourselves in a much stronger position.
Or we could do the usual shoot ourselves in the foot thing.