Republicans must remember their ideals and principles during these times of being the minority party. Republicans must remember where their roots and not give in to the socialization of American. Resist we can and resist we must. Don't listen to the lberal talking points of how the left won the election and now everyone must except that we are a now a big government country where everything necessary is provided free by the government. These are rough times to be in the minority but remember, it is the republicans that have the big ideas to turn the country around and not the democrats.
This is my advice to the republicans (especially in the Senate), negotiate the best deals possible and then let the democrats pass everything they want along party lines. Take the filibuster, let Harry Reid limit the power of the minority. Negotiate the best deal possible then don't vote in the affirmative let the Democrats be seen as the party that stole the voice of the minority party.
Next concerning the fiscal cliff: Negotiate in good faith and get the best possible deal you can get. Americans spoke decisively enough that they believed the rich could pay more. Let the Democrats wage class warfare but once the best deal is negotiated let the Democrats vote for it and Republicans vote against.
Let Obama and the Democrats continue waging their war on fosil fuels. Their green energy debacles will continue adding up just as our energy costs on the voters will continue to rise. This is what the democrats want so give them what they want. Just don't vote in the affirmative as if you agree.
The democrats are on a high and feel emboldened by their election win in 2012. They are setup for failure so et them fail. I find it highly ironic that Obama campaigned on "forward" yet the liberals are looking back to the 1950's for tax policies. So let us go back to the 91% tax rate on the wealthy. Let the Democrats confiscate all the wealth from the rich they can. Sooner or later they will run out of rich people's money but their spending habits will never subside. Let the Democrats drive us back to the stone ages with the liberal fantasy utopia. The American people are not stupid. They wil figure out that government is not the answer. When the economy continues to flatline and our currency falters so be it. When there are no more handouts to provide the Democrats will fall.
Republicans (especially in the House) must always have an alternative plan. It doesn't matter if the plan passes or not just have a detail alternative that shows the people there is an alternative. Show that we can balance a budget without tax increases. Show that you are willing to work and negotiate but won't yield on principle. Work in a bi-partisan manner and offer up alternatives but always let the democrats pass whatever. Liberal policies are not popular but liberals have become succesful at using anecdotes and tear jerking stories to tell their story. Every cut has to disrupt education or some other pet project that will put a real face on the issue.
Once the Democrats drive us down to the bottom and Americans realize that the middle class is being destroyed they will be voted out of office. Believe me the Republicans will not be on the sidelines long. Obama has one more mid term and the Republicans have real possibilities of taking the Senate in 2014 as well as keep the house. Obama will then be a lame duck and will succeed in nothing except being a miserable failure.
I can't believe Americans voted for 4 more years of economic doldrums but they have. Let the economy continue to flail as liberal olicies will keep investment dollars on the sidelines. The economy will not pick up unless we have dramatic changes in our way of life. The consumer who has always been th engine of the economy has been tapped out. There is no more leverage to be had. Americans have tapped the equity in their homes for all it was worth and the baby boomers are begininng to take their money and running into retirement. The economy can not be fixed except through either easing tax policy and creating real private growth or inflating the heck out of our currency. The misery index will be high very soon as there is more money in the system now then can ever be taken out of the economy in an orderly fashion. We are well on our way to a failed republic. Let the Democrats lead down the economic hole and be ready with real plans back to prosperity. Show us you have ideas and will not yield on principle. See I don't care how old someone thinks the earth is as long as they understand how an economy works. A persons faith and understanding of how earth was created does not put food on my table. A good paying job puts the food on the table. Let Obama create all the retail low paying jobs he wants pretty soon 95% of the people will be reliant on government and their will be no more money to hand out. Once we go over 50% takers it won't take long for the rest to fall.
As I sit back and reflect on this past election, I asked myself over and over again what it all means. My conclusions is that America has moved from a Center right country to a center left country. To me that is the only conclusion that can be drawn. There is nothing out there to suggest Obama should have been in this race let alone win it. Obama's voters turned out and Romney remained with approximately the same nuber of votes McCain received. The blame Bush campaign is still working and when I think about how that could be, I can only assume that Obama has been able to persuade the voters that we are a Nation of victims and only the leftward thinking big government approach will fix what ails us. However, in the end, all I have to remember is elections do have consequences.
My solution for getting over an election of Obama to a second term is to just make sure I let everyone know when they are complaining about high gas prices, or being unable to heat their homes, or unable to hold a job, or unable to gain employment commensuarate with ones education, that this is what they voted for. Let the democrats and Obama have their way. Let the laws they have passed go into execution. Don't yeild on the fiscal cliff, this is the law of the land, and this is what the American people voted for. America has spoken, and they didn't speak of a desire to avoid the current track we are on, they voted for it to stay intact. America seems to want unemployment rolls to remain high. Americans seemed to say they didn't care that gas prices were high kepp them rising ever faster. Americans seemed to say to hell with the rule of law just allow them to do whatever it is they want and keep the government gifts coming. Americans didn't care that America in in debt more than it could ever repay. America didn't care that we lost our credit rating last year and voted to have it lowered again.
Let in all of the illegal immigrants and watch the unions howl in anger as they lose their power. See the left is for anyone that will vote for them legal or illegal. Let cap and trade pass and watch the energy prices skyrocket. Let Obama fund green energy boondoggles as we have to turn of our AC and heat. For Americans voted for the health benefits, I'm hopjng that helps them keep warm. Let the electorate feel the pain they just voted for. Let elections have consequences.
We need to start over as Washington can not fix itself. The problem is the only way to fix Washington is to let it implode and implode it will with the current laws. Let it happen, let the American voices be heard so that every American will come to know what it was they actually voted for. Next time someone hears an Obama voter complain about the high prices of all the necessities in life just give them a smile and isn't it wonderful, this is what we voted for.