Give a man a fish, or he will destroy the only existing vial of antidote.
If you really want to know what the GOP plan is leading up to 2012, read the book "Revolt!" by Disk Morris & Eileen McGann. So far, the GOP has followed it step-by-step, but they'll start feeling some backlash very soon.
Their effort to repeal ObamaCare didn't work (of course, they knew it wouldn't).
Their efforts to defund ObamaCare will go largely unsuccessful because most of the funding has already been built into the law. (Thanks, Michelle Backmann, for making clear. And BTW, the $105 Billion price tag she flashed on poster board on Meet the Press recently, that figure and ALL of her talking points on it came directly from the book (page 112).)
The GOPs next move is to give little chunks to spending bills, but keep forcing votes on short-term continuing resolutions throughout the rest of FY2011. If the government shuts down, oh, well. The objective isn't to put the country back on sound, economic footing. It's to paint the President in a bad light, to convince the People that he can't lead.
Problem: People are more displeased with Congress than they are with the President. And considering that the mid-terms was about getting spending under control AND giving the GOP the opportunity to demonstrate that they could lead and be bipartisan moreso than the Dems AND get the economy moving again, I'd say they've done a lowsy job so far because their focus isn't on the economic recovery; it's about winning back the Presidency, maintaining control of the House and regaining control of the Senate. In short, their game plan is all about regaining power unto themselves, not about doing what's in the best interest of the country or the People.
Read the book...their plan is laid out in black and white for all to see.
Last edited by Objective Voice; 03-16-11 at 11:44 AM.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump