Does A Year Make A Difference?

Last year on this date, I wrote a post about what Iowans thought about President Obama.  The post

spoke actually of the GOP primary and its depiction of President Obama and his policies.  In the end, Iowans voted to reelect President Obama rejecting the opinions cited in my post.

In a strange way, I believe this is what happened to the GOP nationally.  The 2011 and 2012 primary season enabled Republican candidates to describe a world that did not exist.  Instead of clearly laying out how their policies would produce better results than President Obama’s (an outcome that could be quite possible), the GOP defaulted to distortions and mistruths.

Read last year’s post and think about what occurred during the Presidential race.  The fiscal cliff debate is much the same.  The high ground of increasing taxes while modifying all spending including defense and entitlements is wide open.  Neither party is willing to address this in a balanced manner, and which sincerely makes an attempt at eliminating the deficit (and then living within a balanced budget).

This is a grand moment for Republicans but there are no signs they will seize it.

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