DONATELLI: The GOP after Massachusetts

by
February 5, 2010

By: Frank Donatelli, Washingtontimes.com

Scott Brown’s historic win in Massachusetts scrambles the politi -cal picture for both parties. For Demo-crats, it means they will have far more dif- ficulty turning their momentary supermajority into a permanently larger federal establishment. For Republicans, it gives them a toehold on power in Washington, a seat at the policy table and an even greater opportunity to make real gains in the 2010 midterm elections.

The Republican Party needs to move on five main things right now.

First, the party needs to do everything possible to defeat Obamacare. More than anything, this was the signature issue that gave rocket fuel to the Brown campaign. The public was not buying the witch’s brew of higher taxes, Medicare cuts and higher insurance premiums. The special deals for the drug companies, the unions and Nebraska were icing on the cake. Republicans must pull out all of the stops to scuttle this bill.

Second, after the bill is defeated, Republicans should seek to engage the administration on true reform of the system that focuses on cost containment. Measures for discussion must include tort reform, enhanced health savings accounts and creating more vibrant markets and competition for individuals to purchase their own health plans. Democrats may want to have something to showcase on the president’s signature issue before the next election.

To continue reading: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/feb/04/the-after-massachusetts/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_must-read-stories-today

?>

Keep the Fake News Media in check.

Don’t let the MSM censor your news as America becomes Great Again. Over 500,000 Americans receive our daily dose of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness along with Breaking News direct to their inbox—and you can too. Sign up to receive news and views from The 1776Coalition!

We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.
View our full privacy policy.

Facebook Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com
Google Analytics Alternative