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September 30, 2013 - 12:37 pm

CNN’s headline, typical of the old Clinton News Network minus the Clinton protagonist center stage, is that its polls shows the Republicans would be blamed more than Democrats or Obama if there is a government shutdown. But behind that headline is an interesting trend.

According to the poll, which was conducted Friday through Sunday, 46% say they would blame congressional Republicans for a government shutdown, with 36% saying the president would be more responsible and 13% pointing fingers at both the GOP in Congress and Obama.

“The number who would hold congressional Republicans responsible has gone down by 5 points since early September, and the number who would blame Obama is up 3 points in that same time,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “Those changes came among most demographic groups.”

So if there’s a trend, it favors the Republicans. They could, as I’ve pointed out before, win the communications war over a shutdown. Not that I expect them to. Winning would require unity and savvy. Neither is much in evidence on the GOP side.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Preston is spot on - Republicans must put the dems (and their media lapdogs) back on their heels during interviews. It is time to play hardball, tell the American people the TRUTH and call out the dems and their spokesmen (nearly every media mouthpiece) for the LIARS that they truly are....and Dear Leader and his Man's Country rep in DC, Hairy Reed; he'll negotiate with terrorists, but not republicans....or Bibi for that matter. The world needs to know!

Remember BENGHAZI!
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This is an easy one!

The Republican leadership should make sure the answer to every question is "We want to eliminate the Obamacare tax on children's asthma inhalers and grandma's pacemakers!"

That should be the answer to every single question, and I don't care if the question is what they had for lunch or how was the weather.

You're welcome!
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