I enjoy Joe Scarborough much more off of MSNBC. Granted I stopped watching after the network tried holding Sarah Palin as an accessory to murder in Arizona, but there was always a difference between the Joe on MSNBC Joe off. His radio show that was on WABC is actually what I tried to pattern my podcast “The Right Hook” after, and more often than not his Politico column’s have me nodding and saying “word, son!”
This week’s was a perfect example, that I think too many people on our side is going to dismiss since Scarborough is a squishy liberal RINO communist, and even worse…he’s quoting Maureen Dowd’s brother. That’s a shame because they lay out a blueprint the GOP should be listening too. The column goes more into detail, but the bullet points…
1. DO NOT INTERFERE WITH YOUR OPPONENT WHEN HE IS ENGAGED IN THE ACT OF DESTROYING HIMSELF.
2. FOCUS ON THE PRESIDENT’S DISMAL RECORD
3. TOTAL VICTORY IS PREFERABLE TO DISEMBOWELMENT
Sounds like common sense but yet it’s not, and this debacle over the payroll tax cut is a perfect example (and one that they brought up). The Senate GOP was extended the payroll tax cut for a few months and had the White House caving on a millionaire’s tax while forcing him to make a decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline and tell the people while he’d rather have to pandered to radical environmentalists than create jobs. His approval was in the toilet. His party was revolting. The GOP was winning and would have been able to go home for the holidays and come back in the New Year to continue the job.
Instead, the House voted down the bill because it didn’t give them everything they wanted, and while I understand all the reasons why a year long extention is better and agree, all it did was make the GOP look petty while the President went Christmas shopping. We let the President off the hook while he was destroying himself, took the focus off of his dismal record and instead put it on how we don’t seem able to communicate amongst ourselves, and would have disemboweled ourselves had people not been focus more on the holidays.
We need to get it together is we’re taking back the Senate and the White House in November.