The Speech John Boehner should give Today

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The Speech John Boehner should give Today

Jack Crab:…You go down there, Gen­eral, if you’ve got the nerve.

Gen­eral Custer:Still try­ing to out­smart me, aren’t you, mule-​skinner. You want me to think that you don’t want me to go down there, but the sub­tle truth is you really *don’t* want me to go down there!

Lit­tle Big Man 1970

The MSM is con­tin­u­ing to ham­mer the GOP over the new gov­ern­ment shut­down that has taken place today. Every­thing is all about “When will the GOP blink?”, “When will the GOP run away?” They point to the new polls show­ing that by a ten point mar­gin the GOP gets more blame than the White House or Sen­ate. Given the con­stant drum­beat of the media, the GOP vs Dem rat­ing is actu­ally quite an accomplishment.

The MSM doesn’t see any way for the GOP to win this but the truth is they have the win in their hand. In fact the answer is so sim­ple I’m almost ashamed I have to detail it.

Here is basi­cally how it works: It starts with the fol­low­ing speech from John Boehner:

Today thanks to the intran­si­gence of the White House and Harry Reid gov­ern­ment has shut down. We have sent bill after bill, we have tried and the White House and the Sen­ate has decided Oba­macare, the Med­ical Devices Tax and perks for mem­bers of con­gress that are not avail­able to aver­age Amer­i­cans are more impor­tant than fund­ing government.

But the essence of the solu­tion and com­pro­mise is not to empha­size dis­agree­ment but to advance where we agree and that is what we in the house intend to do

Today as part of the clos­ing of gov­ern­ment national parks are being closed, both democ­rats and repub­li­cans are in favor of want­ing American’s to enjoy them. We are send­ing Harry Reid a bill to fully fund the national park sys­tem and I invite the Democ­rats to pass it.

At this point the house passes the fund­ing for National Parks and the Sen­ate can either pass it or not pass it.

If the Sen­ate tables it, or votes it down: Dur­ing every sin­gle media appear­ance GOP mem­bers should ask why the Democ­rats are unwill­ing to fund national parks, some­thing all Amer­i­cans agree on, and let democ­rats explain why they can’t vote for that spend­ing. This should not change until the Sen­ate either votes for it, or agrees to a con­fer­ence committee.

If the Sen­ate votes for it and the pres­i­dent signs it: The GOP spends one day prais­ing it as com­pro­mise and a sign we can work together and ask for a Demo­c­rat counter offer or con­fer­ence etc:

If an accept­able com­pro­mise or con­fer­ence is offered: Accept it say­ing “We’re pleased that the Democ­rats have FINALLY decided to compromise.”

If not then wait a day then repeat the ini­tial speech with a dif­fer­ent part of Gov­ern­ment. It must be a part of gov­ern­ment that has broad sup­port with the Amer­i­can Peo­ple of both par­ties and pass a bill to fund that part of gov­ern­ment with the same: I invite Democ­rats to pass it. And repeat the process above until you get to the final compromise.

This should con­tinue until you run out of parts of gov­ern­ment that has broad sup­port. Once you are down to the pieces of gov­ern­ment that are over­whelm­ingly sup­ported by democ­rats and over­whelm­ingly opposed by repub­li­cans, Planned Par­ent­hood fund­ing, Acorn, PBS etc etc etc. sim­ply stop.

At this point the only folks com­plain­ing will be peo­ple who will not be vot­ing for you any­way, let them com­plain and wait for Democ­rats to offer a deal you can accept, if they do, fine. If they don’t then con­grat­u­late your­selves, because you have effec­tively cut every piece of gov­ern­ment that we shouldn’t be fund­ing anyway.

And when the vast major­ity of vot­ers note that they can do with­out those pieces of gov­ern­ment, the game is over and you’ve won.

That’s what John Boehner should do, if he has the guts.

Update: Great minds and all that

Sen. Mike Lee, R-​Utah, floated a pro­posal Tues­day to end the stale­mate that led to the gov­ern­ment shut­down by ask­ing Con­gress to pass smaller, indi­vid­ual agency bud­gets rather than one big mea­sure to cover all its programs.

Lee said on the Sen­ate floor that he sup­ports pass­ing tem­po­rary bud­gets for the Depart­ment of Defense, Home­land Secu­rity, the fed­eral courts, NASA and the Inte­rior Depart­ment so that their oper­a­tions could con­tinue while Con­gress debates fund­ing for the Democ­rats’ health-​care law.

Update: added the miss­ing word “then” to a sentence

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Jack Crab:…You go down there, General, if you’ve got the nerve.

General Custer:Still trying to outsmart me, aren’t you, mule-skinner. You want me to think that you don’t want me to go down there, but the subtle truth is you really *don’t* want me to go down there!

Little Big Man 1970

The MSM is continuing to hammer the GOP over the new government shutdown that has taken place today.  Everything is all about “When will the GOP blink?”, “When will the GOP run away?”  They point to the new polls showing that by a ten point margin the GOP gets more blame than the White House or Senate.  Given the constant drumbeat of the media, the GOP vs Dem rating is actually quite an accomplishment.

The MSM doesn’t see any way for the GOP to win this but the truth is they have the win in their hand.  In fact the answer is   so simple I’m almost ashamed I have to detail it.

Here is basically how it works:  It starts with the following speech from John Boehner:

Today thanks to the intransigence of the White House and Harry Reid government has shut down.  We have sent bill after bill, we have tried and the White House and the Senate has decided Obamacare, the Medical Devices Tax and perks for members of congress that are not available to average Americans are more important than funding government.

But the essence of the solution and compromise is not to emphasize disagreement but to advance where we agree and that is what we in the house intend to do

Today as part of the closing of government national parks are being closed, both democrats and republicans are in favor of wanting American’s to enjoy them.  We are sending Harry Reid a bill to fully fund the national park system and I invite the Democrats to pass it.

At this point the house passes the funding for National Parks and the Senate can either pass it or not pass it.

If the Senate tables it, or votes it down:  During every single media appearance GOP members should ask why the Democrats are unwilling to fund national parks, something all Americans agree on, and let democrats explain why they can’t vote for that spending.  This should not change until the Senate either votes for it, or agrees to a conference committee.

If the Senate votes for it and the president signs it:  The GOP spends one day praising it as compromise and a sign we can work together and ask for a Democrat counter offer or conference etc:

If an acceptable compromise or conference is offered:   Accept it saying “We’re pleased that the Democrats have FINALLY decided to compromise.”

If not then wait a day then repeat the initial speech with a different part of Government.  It must be a part of government that has broad support with the American People of both parties and pass a bill to fund that part of   government with the same:  I invite Democrats to pass it.  And repeat the process above until you get to the final compromise.

This should continue until you run out of parts of government that has broad support.  Once you are down to the pieces of government that are overwhelmingly supported by democrats and overwhelmingly opposed by republicans, Planned Parenthood funding, Acorn, PBS etc etc etc.   simply stop.

At this point the only folks complaining will be people who will not be voting for you anyway, let them complain and wait for Democrats to offer a deal you can accept, if they do, fine.  If they don’t then congratulate yourselves, because you have effectively cut every piece of government that we shouldn’t be funding anyway.

And when the vast majority of voters note that they can do without those pieces of government, the game is over and you’ve won.

That’s what John Boehner should do, if he has the guts.

Update: Great minds and all that

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, floated a proposal Tuesday to end the stalemate that led to the government shutdown by asking Congress to pass smaller, individual agency budgets rather than one big measure to cover all its programs.

Lee said on the Senate floor that he supports passing temporary budgets for the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, the federal courts, NASA and the Interior Department so that their operations could continue while Congress debates funding for the Democrats’ health-care law.

Update:  added the missing word “then” to a sentence

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The Government is “shut down” but DaTechguy Blog continues and keeps continuing as long as the $305 weekly paycheck continues.

Over the last 8 months the mortgage has been paid by you. It’s now October there is a new mortgage and a new quest to pay it.

If you think this writing and this plan is worth it, please hit DaTipJar below.

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