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.