Saturday, April 22, 2017

"Where is the Republican Attack Machine on the Shutdown?"

Via Instapundit: Democrats are always so much better at spinning their nonsense than Republicans are. They whine, attack, and rally the troops every time there’s a big battle to be fought, while Republicans think somehow people will come around to their point of view. And Democrats do it in an organized fashion guided by a well thought out, long-term plan that nevertheless seems spontaneous. Republicans focus solely on today’s news cycle and think they can win the PR war via President Trump’s tweets.
The newest battle — the growing struggle over funding for the government, which runs out in a week — is a perfect example of this communications incompetence.

The newly elected president wants funding for the wall with Mexico, the issue that was the banner for his campaign. Democrats won’t give him a penny for it. They don’t even want to give him cash to enforce existing immigration law. He wants to increase defense spending, but Democrats are resisting. What’s more, despite having lost an election, they have demands. Americans voted to end Obamacare, but Democrats are insisting that subsidies not only continue but be enshrined forever as entitlements.

So why aren’t Republicans running around their districts and states and flooding cable TV, shrieking and close to tears about the prospect that “intransigent” and “ideological” Democrats want to “shut down the government” for their own “partisan political gain”? You know, the crap Democrats say all the frigging time.

See, here’s how this kind of BS is done, as demonstrated by a master you’ll recognize.

14 comments:

edutcher said...

I tend to believe that the R constituency, being more Conservative, is made of sterner stuff.

We're not "offended" or "outraged" anywhere near as much as your average Lefty, much less snowflake.

More to the point, this is more the doing of Ryan and the rest of the Chamber of Commerce thralls than the Demos. The Whigs are generally the ones who wring their hands over what people will think of them. Trump realizes fortune favors the brave.

PS Barry was anything but a master and his shutdown was anything but popular.

rcommal said...

In response to the post:

Oh, puh-leeze.

rcommal said...

Having specifically and individually been forced to deal with Sen. Cruz's shenanigans back in the day, just a couple years after what happened in '07-'08-'09.

rcommal said...

I can only pray that youse guys aren't gonna screw around with raising the debt ceiling. Yet again.

rcommal said...

We ain't as old as youse guys. We still got a kid to put through college, unsubsdized by youse guys, even as we guys are subsidizing the likes of you.

rcommal said...

Also, the state in which we now live might have been a little less Blue had you guys not been f'n around supporting the likes of Christine O'Donnell. (And I warned you all, at the time.)

rhhardin said...

Trump can close agencies that nobody likes, unlike Dems who close whatever causes the most newsworthy pain.

No back pay either.

Lem said...

If Trump closes one agency, it will be shown that it can be done without disrupting the time continuum.

edutcher said...

That's what the IdiotCare repeal is also about.

Entitlements can be discontinued.

PS Trump is laying off lots of people at the EPA, so he's blazing new trails that way, as well.

edutcher said...

rcommal said...

Also, the state in which we now live might have been a little less Blue had you guys not been f'n around supporting the likes of Christine O'Donnell. (And I warned you all, at the time.)

Bull.

DE sent Biden to DC for 40 years. They don't call it the Blue Hen state for nothing.

PS Spent most of my life < 100 miles from it.

ndspinelli said...

I see Big Govt. Tax Man Prohibition Baghdad Ed is still white knuckling it.

edutcher said...

Whatever that means.

rcommal said...

Full-on crap, at you, edutcher.


Thanks be to God that you've never been the guy who's helped us raise our son since the day he was born,

rcommal said...

Same thing goes for Trooper.