Saturday, January 5, 2013

Reflection on WSJ's "Boehner's Second Chance"

The Bigger they Are. . .
The Wall Street Journal claims that re-elected House Speaker John Boehner cannot be “ the main party spokesman.” He has hardly been a spokesman at all, even to his own party. He said nothing to influence the Presidential election. Boehner bombed his first chance with the fiscal cliff. He played the cards dealt to him, but poorly. He has caved on revenue increases. He did not even bother to run Plan B by his conference before pushing it on them.

More Congressmen should fill the role of PR for the GOP. Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield, CA) has already produced commercials to inform voters about the deleterious consequences of raising taxes on small business owners. Mick Mulvaney (R-South Carolina) has distinguished “good compromise” with spending cuts vs. bad compromise with spending increases.

Republicans definitely should reprise and revise the tactics of Democrats John Dingell and Henry Waxman, my current Congressman, who for the first time in his career barely won reelection in 2012 in a newly-drawn district.

Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-San Diego, CA) could be the PR for the GOP and grandstand against Waxman, Obama, and their joint signature legislation, which I jokingly refer to as “Obama-WaxmanCare.” Give the liberal-progressives a taste of their own regulatory medicine. Perhaps the media frenzy would invalidate the new and unfunded entitlement so savagely that Congress will postpone enactment. What delicious irony if Issa used his subpoena power to vitiate Obamacare, the same legislation “proudly” drafted by the previous Democratic Oversight Committee Chairman: Congressman Henry Waxman!
Rep. Darrell Issa is shown. | John Shinkle/POLITICO
"Now I am Very Much in Charge"

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