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The Defining Exchange of the Democrats’ 2012 Strategy:
Fault the Republican Plan, Fail to Offer a Democratic Alternative

The more I think about how Congressman Adam Schiff responded to my question earlier today, the more aware I become not just of this Democrat’s incompetence (a competent Congressman would offer a government’s pressing fiscal problem), but also his demagoguery. In the course of his talk, he attacked Republicans for holding the nation “hostage” on the debt negotiations (without acknowledging his party’s responsibility for accumulating so much debt*
).  And, as I reported previously, he criticized the Republicans’ proposed Medicare reforms without offering any alternative of his own.

His comments reminded me of something Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said in response to a question Paul Ryan asked him about the president’s budget:

Here’s a link to a video putting that comment in context. This may prove to be the defining exchange of the Democrats’ 2012 strategy — governing as well as political. Fault the Republican plan without offering a solution of their own.

*Under his party’s leadership, we saw a vast increase in federal spending which, to borrow an expression, “we didn’t pay for“.

FROM THE COMMENTS:  V the K asks: “why aren’t the Republicans demanding of Democrats, in every interview and every press conference ‘What’s your plan?’” Good question. Why aren’t they?

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  1. Isn’t this already the ongoing strategy of Democrats? I mean isn’t the reason for not passing a budget a way to prevent what they are doing being “put on paper”?

    Comment by Richard Bell — April 22, 2012 @ 8:25 pm - April 22, 2012

  2. So, why aren’t the Republicans demanding of Democrats, in every interview and every press conference “What’s your plan?”

    Comment by V the K — April 22, 2012 @ 8:51 pm - April 22, 2012

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  4. I do expect the RNC will ratchet up this debate as the election gets closer. The order of the topics will be IMO
    Lack of jobs
    Underemployment due to over regulation
    The economy in general
    The national debt, due to the Dems lack of fiscal responsability (overspending, no plan and no budget)

    On the last point, the Dems will have a painful plan but recognize its to their advantage to roll it out after the election. Voters will recognize this when the RNC starts to hit the debating points harder as time gets closer to election. Hopefully this will work on local voting as well as national. Besides gettimg Odumbo out it would be nice to retake the Senate

    Comment by Tony — April 23, 2012 @ 8:16 am - April 23, 2012

  5. Proving my point in the earlier thread and demonstrating how utterly vacuous and devoid of substance is the modern Democrat party, check out the bumpers-sticker they are hawing on their party website.

    http://althouse.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-youre-proud-to-be-democratclaim.html

    The fact that their slogan is printed on the Flag of Luxembourg is just icing on the cake.

    Comment by V the K — April 23, 2012 @ 10:08 am - April 23, 2012

  6. So, why aren’t the Republicans demanding of Democrats, in every interview and every press conference “What’s your plan?”

    Because, as usual, Democrats have a complicit media who won’t hold them accountable like they would Republicans.

    Comment by Bastiat Fan — April 23, 2012 @ 12:20 pm - April 23, 2012

  7. BF, the very reason Republicans have to bring it up constantly is because there is no way the press will bring it up on their own.

    Comment by V the K — April 23, 2012 @ 5:35 pm - April 23, 2012

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