The Secret to Republicans’ Success: Do Nothing

The more the GOP does nothing, the angrier voters get and the dimmer the Democratic prospects become.

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With 67 days left until Election Day, most observers give the GOP the edge in the midterm elections. What has the Party of Tea done to put itself in the driver’s seat so it can run the country into the ditch again?

After months of intense analysis, I have finally figured out the GOP secret for success and it’s absolutely brilliant. Nothing. That’s right, nothing. SFX: Cue the Seinfeld theme music.

Do nothing about healthcare, nada to create jobs, zippo to fight global warming. Not only has this strategy worked to position the party for electoral success, it has also given Republicans a head start in their ultimate goal, which is to make sure that the federal government does nothing next year to deal with the urgent problems facing the United States. Brilliant!

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Gridlock works to the GOP’s advantage. When nothing happens, people get mad at government and vote against the governing party, which in this case is the Democratic Party. The more the GOP does nothing, the angrier voters get and the dimmer the Democratic prospects become. So the GOP fiddles while the nation and John Boehner burn.

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Of course, the problem is that the more nothing the Republicans do, the worse the nation’s problems get. And it may be that during the 2012 election cycle, the Party of Tea learns the hard way that they have under reached. Nothing is going right for the GOP this year.

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