We've already seen what a major campaign that "out-democrats" the democrats can accomplish: democrat victories. Just check with Governor-Elect Inslee.
So now, the GOP lines up in its circular firing squad, pulls the trigger, and caves on the single most unpopular issue in the United States today... an issue that remains unpopular issue regardless of how this election turned out.
It's this kind of idiocy and abandonment of principle in an effort to engage in political expedience that has made me chuck the GOP... just like it appears they've chucked me.
By Reuters Reporter
PUBLISHED: 23:44 EST, 8 November 2012 | UPDATED: 23:49 EST, 8 November 2012
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Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner said he would not make it his mission to repeal the controversial healthcare reform law following the re-election of President Barack Obama.
'The election changes that,' Boehner told ABC news anchor Diane Sawyer on Thursday when asked if repealing the law was 'still your mission.'
'It's pretty clear that the President was re-elected. Obamacare is the law of the land,' Boehner said.
Taking a pause: John Boehner said that he would no longer pursue a repeal of the Affordable Care Act
Under Boehner's leadership, the House tried repeatedly to repeal the healthcare law, the signature domestic measure of Obama's first term.
While a few provisions were eliminated or changed, Senate Democrats blocked outright termination of the law.
Boehner added that parts of the law were going to be difficult to implement and that everything had to be on the table as lawmakers try to create a path to a balanced budget.More:
This kind of idiocy is a major part of why the GOP loses elections.
They take stands such as opposition to the idiocy of Obamacare, allegedly based on principle, and then get rid of the principles when they suffer a set back... throwing the baby of being the people's voice on that subject out with the post-election bathwater.
They can do that sort of thing without any help from me.