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    Posted November 12, 2012 by
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    Republican Restoration: Rule #1


    I believe in healthy competition. Two combatants on the field of battle with equal strengths- in the political arena, the victor being the best able to wield the better argument, one tempered with (egads) truth and common sense. Seems the Republican Party came to this past election with witless deficiencies and woeful ignorance of the electorate. Their mistakes seemed blatant (to everyone but themselves that is) and the only worry the left corner had was that the score-cards would be rigged. Voter-suppression and Supreme-Court-mandated billions notwithstanding, a fair fight ensued, and the canvas rushed up pretty fast on the GOP.


    Looking to the midterms and 2016, I thought to help in a Republican Restoration by pointing out those obvious blunders that led them to ignominy this go-around. A good argument would have ground zero as Mitch McConnell’s gloating assertion in ‘10 that all political will should be directed at denying Barack Obama a second term (and not the Peoples’ business).


    That partisan slur scheduled even an attempt at solving folk’s problems at least two years out. The public was not happy. They remembered.


    So Rule No. 1 for Republicans should be to watch their mouths. Look up the definition of the word compromise- it doesn’t mean ‘filibuster’. After a time, they might find that tolerating Democrats has Democrats tolerating them and the wheels of governance, God help us, groaningly turning.


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