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July 7, 2014 - 9:47 am
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UPDATE: Upon seeing the initial comments, I’m concerned that folks read the headline, but not the story. So, I added a few words to the headline, in hopes of earning a reading. Let me know if it’s still unclear. — Scott Ott

Republicans should work hard to make President Obama look good.

Perhaps you’re thinking: “That’s not ‘work’ for Republicans. They do that effortlessly. Everything the GOP does seems to make Obama look good.”

That’s not what I mean.

Let me give you an example: Republicans fought the extension (of the extension) of unemployment benefits on the principle that when you reward something, you get more of it. They didn’t want more unemployment.

Democrats predicted that, if the benefits were not extended, America would look like the first 98% of Will Smith’s movie The Pursuit of Happyness, where he’s sleeping on the men’s room floor in the subway with his son.

Republicans, goaded by the fiscal conservatives among them, ended the president’s emergency extension of unemployment benefits. But wait. There’s more…

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I'm sorry...what exactly are Republican principles? I know what they used to be. No idea what they are now.
7 weeks ago
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If by "Republican Principles", you mean lie, cheat and attack conservatives, men like Mitch McConnel have got these principles down pack and I agree that this will make Obama look good, but this ultimately won't help the country.

Now the actual conservatives in congress have been attempting conservative principles. For example, Ted Cruz attempted to use the power of the purse to stop Obamacare. I agree that using these principles, even if they made Obama look good, would be great.

Nonetheless, Scott, our biggest threat right now isn't Obama or even Democrats. It's the Republicans. As long as we have these RINOS representing us, the conservative movement isn't going to get far in this country.

Honestly, at this point, I have more respect for an in-your-face marxist than I do a quisling, mealy mouthed, phony, deceitful Republican. At least one stands for something (even if it is pure misery and destruction). The other is just a conniver.

8 weeks ago
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Scott, you said Republicans could become the party that will act with integrity according to bedrock principle no matter the personal consequences to the politicians.

Well, they could. And Islam could become the Middle Eastern Lutherans.

The Republican leadership is doing everything in it's power to remain in power. Principles be damned.

Scott, your desire is in divergence of today's reality. I personally know Republican politicians that are principled and follow those principles. But they are few and vulnerable. I'm in Kansas.

I have a Representative in Congress (representing a very large number of wheat farmers) who was ousted from the Ag Committee for doing what his constituents wanted. He paid a large price for bucking Republican leadership. He may be defeated for re-election, as the leadership is not helping him, and indeed seemes to be helping his Democratic opponent.
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Still a stupid headline. It should be "Force Obama To Veto Republican Reform Bills."
7 weeks ago
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That will have to wait until the gavel is forcibly removed from Harry Reid's hand.
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seems it was a carolina state that stopped the unemployment extensions and found that they were getting a lower unemployment rate, and more productivity.

Once more proving that the increase in unemployment insurance didn't do anything to help the situation, but was actually very harmful
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Hopefully we have entered a transition period in the GOP where the RINOs are exposed, primaried and replaced by more 'clean' Conservatives until we can actually push some needed legislation. The gravy train needs a stopping point, our military and veterans need a competent administration, the border needs a G..damn fence NOW, and the government needs to administer the laws fairly; all things which are ignored or contaminated now.
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Republicans will win elections by fielding quality candidates. They will win the trust of Americans by pushing effective ideas. Best to do both, but if you can't do the first one (as seems to be the case with Republicans), you're not doing anybody any good keeping the second one in your pocket for later.
7 weeks ago
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The single overriding goal of every sane person must be the utter destruction of the current Democrat Party and it's replacement with virtually anything else. It is an existential threat to the Republic. If that means the public has to suffer in hell for two more years that is still more desirable than ever having to go through this again.

This country needs to reap the whirlwind, every single person who voted in this guy needs to get exactly what they deserve for trying to murder the United States.
7 weeks ago
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Just to be clear what I mean. We should state loudly that we disagree vehemently with his economic idiocy, but we know what the public wants and if they want to "get things done" we'll help his divine transcendency do that.

Raise the minimum wage to $25 an hour and put every robot in America to work. Ram Obamacare+ down everyone's throats and let the death panels butcher the worthless generation en masse. Give 150 weeks of unemployment "insurance" and 16 weeks of paid family medical leave for hangnails and paper cuts.

The only things we should oppose are those that alter the electorate like amnesty, but we should let all the illegals stay, provided there is a fast path to a green card, but no pathetic to vote. Put every poor democrat permanently out of work, replaced with either a robot or a serf. Also no gun control (we are trying to cause a revolution here) and keep the hearings going, all this must be as transparent as possible.

Every time we pass something, enumerate the objections and have a counter-signing ceremony saying "we HATE this but we want to give the people what they want". Obama will be delighted, and the idiot media will actually cover it because it will be so novel.

We need this band-aid off fast. If it goes south, Texas secedes, and all the loyal PJ Media readers who are not sensible enough to be here now moves.
7 weeks ago
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Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

Napoleon Bonaparte
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I'm sorry...what exactly are Republican principles? I know what they used to be. No idea what they are now.
7 weeks ago
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The problem I see is finding enough (or any?) Republican leadership with principles.
7 weeks ago
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Brilliant column.

And maybe Conservatives can restrain themselves a bit and give Newt Ginigrich credit for what he accomplished? I know he's not popular, but right now Clinton is getting the credit, and that can't be better.
7 weeks ago
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Clinton getting the credit is what the column is proposing. Excepting that Obama is not Bill Clinton and he wont triangulate.
7 weeks ago
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RINOs just need to stop the "heads Obama is awesome, tails Obama is awesome" ruse. Make him enforce the laws he and the traitorous Democrats have passed or start the impeachment trials.
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