Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Two Issues That Will Help the GOP in 2010

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The GOP has had a tin ear when it comes to sensing issues that will not rally the base but elicit a response from Democrats and Independents. The last week has given them two.

The first would be the Iranian situation. Obama's tepid response to those who seek only a small semblance of freedom should be point number 1A when it comes to ads during the next cycle. He essentially sold them out and that should be played out to the fullest. Here we saw--in real time--the quashing of the seeds of a revolution where people begged The One to respond in their favor and he punted.

Next we have the Cap and Trade fiasco. Americans are wavering on the entire global warming hysteria and the passage of that bill by the House with--what one can hope is a defeat in the Senate--should be point number one. Obama pushed for a bill that would or could raise the utility prices of the average American dramatically.

If the GOP had any coherence, they'd play it up as a tax during a major recession. Rasmussen has a huge gap between those who think it would help or hurt the economy:

Americans have mixed feelings about the historic climate change bill that passed the House on Friday, but 42% say it will hurt the U.S. economy.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 19% believe the climate change bill passed by the House on Friday will help the economy. Fifteen percent (15%) say it will have no impact, and 24% are not sure.

A majority of both Republicans (56%) and adults not affiliated with either major political party (52%) think the bill will hurt the economy. Among Democrats, however, 30% say it will help the economy, 23% that it will hurt and 21% say it will have no impact.
Hell, only 30% of Dems have any hope it will help and those are the green liberals and Kool-Aid drinkers who haunt the fringe. It's a loser and one that should embolden the GOP going into the health care fight and the next election cycle.

Here's to hoping the bastards don't blow it as they have so many times before.

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