I’ve been having a discussion here at the PDog today with another one of the regulars…
He’s of the mind that ALL GOPer’s are true blue Conservative REPUBLICANS….
I did a post yesterday on this with a NY Times piece linked in….
Politico is following the NY Times pice with a look at the Obama Republicans….They are those who won tickets to the US House a few weeks ago in Congressional Districts that voted FOR President Obama, a Democrat….
My view is that these people are NOT gonna be flame throwing Republicans…
The Politico piece goes deeper into why they are going to help House Speaker John Boehner AGAINST the rightwingnuts and why they may even help Democrats and the President on a few occasions….
The GOP’s slimmer majority the past two years forced the speaker into repeated showdowns with tea party members whose overwhelmingly conservative districts insulated them from a political backlash. The incoming faction of moderate-minded lawmakers, enjoying no such cushion, will give Boehner more room to maneuver.
But this will create new complications for the GOP. The only question the past year was how many seats the party would seize from Democrats. Now the script is flipped. Even the most bullish Republicans acknowledge they’ve maxed out their majority and now must protect their politically vulnerable lawmakers, who will face pressure to distinguish themselves from the party’s conservative wing.
“Republicans won a larger majority, and that gives them more elbow room when it comes to negotiating. What the majority of the majority means today is different than what it meant yesterday,” said Brian Walsh, a former National Republican Congressional Committee political director who now heads a prominent House GOP-aligned super PAC. “I think where the difficulty presents itself is going to be on the big national issues, where the blue district members are going to have to defend themselves and break through their party.”
“It’s the big national issues that are going to create some divisions in the party,” he added. “And those will create some challenges.”
Those issues, Republicans say, include, most importantly, immigration, but also tax cuts and government spending.
Some of the new GOP members are in election mode even before they’ve taken office, painting themselves as reasonable, bipartisan figures.
Now here’s a a REALLY interesting thought….
Remember when Republican House moderates where scared to standup to the House flame throwing rightwingnuts of 2010?
Well that group…led by Senator Ted Cruz is gonna have a counter I’d say come January 2015…
That group along with Democrats could in fact change things very much so in the House …..
Things gonna be VERY interesting for sure in this next Congress folks….
There IS gonna be a Democratic nominee running for President….
If the nominee is Hillary Clinton?…( or a Strong Democratic male)
There will most likely be a GOOD amount of voters going to the polls….
And that means a good amount of Democratic voters….
If these new 26 Republicans in Obama districts do not produce, or are shown to be against the basic Democratic voter wants?…They will ushered out of office swiftly in a LOT of cases one could image….