Why woo conservative voters when you can co-op GOP leaders?

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Why woo conservative voters when you can co-op GOP leaders?

I’ve always known how to count

Tip O’Neill

Given the edu­ca­tional stan­dards advanced by Democ­rats in pub­lic school one might expect mem­bers of the party to have issues with basic skills such as math com­pre­hen­sion & Geog­ra­phy and prob­lem solving.

How­ever the leader of the Democ­rats in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tive is Nancy Pelosi who hav­ing been born in 1940 was edu­cated long before her lib­eral fel­lows took over the edu­ca­tional sys­tem and under her lead­er­ship her cau­cus is giv­ing strong evi­dence that not only are their math­e­mat­i­cal skills on par with for­mer Demo­c­rat speaker Tip O’Neill but their geo­graph­i­cal and prob­lem solv­ing skills are greater than expected.

To wit, they have taken a look at the elec­toral map and have con­cluded that there is lit­tle or no chance of their party con­vinc­ing enough vot­ers in increas­ingly con­ser­v­a­tive con­gres­sional dis­tricts nation­wide to return con­trol of the house to their party any­time in the decade, let alone in the near future leav­ing their lib­eral agenda in doubt.

But hav­ing deduced the prob­lem they have also deduced a solu­tion:

lib­er­als don’t want Boehner to be fired as Speaker. He’s their man! This has caused the lib­er­als to rally around their Speaker.

If you can’t win over the vot­ers just co-​opt the lead­er­ship of the opposition

“Per­son­ally, I don’t want to waste two years,” Rep. Jim McGov­ern (D-​Mass.) said Wednes­day. “And I think that the crazy Tea Party type would prob­a­bly not be will­ing to work with us on anything.

“My hope is that, what comes out of this is that Boehner real­izes that there are some peo­ple in his cau­cus who are unrea­son­able, and you can never get them to say ‘yes’ to any­thing,” McGov­ern added. “Rather than spend­ing so much time ago­niz­ing over how to please them, maybe he just ought to focus on how you build more bipar­ti­san coali­tions and actu­ally get some things done.”

McGov­ern is mak­ing per­fect sense here, why bother spend­ing mil­lions of dol­lars in a futile effort to sell your hor­ri­ble destruc­tive ideas to the Amer­i­can pub­lic when you just have to win over already elected repub­li­cans in fairly safe dis­tricts? The math is so much eas­ier.

And if there is one thing we know if there is one thing the GOP estab­lish­ment and lead­er­ship have in com­mon with the Democ­rats, it’s their absolute hatred of the GOP con­ser­v­a­tive base.

You might want to keep that in mind the next time the GOP asks you for money.

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I’ve always known how to count

Tip O’Neill

Given the educational standards advanced by Democrats in public school one might expect members of the party to have issues with basic skills such as math comprehension & Geography and problem solving.

However the leader of the Democrats in the House of Representative is Nancy Pelosi who having been born in 1940 was educated long before her liberal fellows took over the educational system and under her leadership her caucus  is giving strong evidence that not only are their mathematical skills on par with former Democrat speaker Tip O’Neill but their geographical and problem solving skills are greater than expected.

To wit, they have taken a look at the electoral map and have concluded that there is little or no chance of their party convincing enough voters in increasingly conservative congressional districts nationwide to return control of the house to their party anytime in the decade, let alone in the near future leaving their liberal agenda in doubt.

But having deduced the problem they have also deduced a solution:

liberals don’t want Boehner to be fired as Speaker. He’s their man!  This has caused the liberals to rally around their Speaker.

If you can’t win over the voters just co-opt the leadership of the opposition 

“Personally, I don’t want to waste two years,” Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) said Wednesday. “And I think that the crazy Tea Party type would probably not be willing to work with us on anything. 

“My hope is that, what comes out of this is that Boehner realizes that there are some people in his caucus who are unreasonable, and you can never get them to say ‘yes’ to anything,” McGovern added. “Rather than spending so much time agonizing over how to please them, maybe he just ought to focus on how you build more bipartisan coalitions and actually get some things done.”

McGovern is making perfect sense here, why bother spending millions of dollars in a futile effort to sell your horrible destructive ideas to the American public when you just have to win over already elected republicans in fairly safe districts?  The math is so much easier.

And if there is one thing we know if there is one thing the GOP establishment and leadership have in common with the Democrats, it’s their absolute hatred of the GOP conservative base.

You might want to keep that in mind the next time the GOP asks you for money.

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