Thursday, September 3, 2009

Republicans: Boycott Obama's Speech to Congress

Republicans should boycott Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress on September 9th. Try as I might, I can't come up with a single good reason why they need to be there. What can he possibly say that will have any bearing on their actions? History has shown us that Obama will most likely use the occasion to speak to the TV audience and push for his version of health care reform. You can be assured that he'll throw out a few "straw man" arguments to demonize the opposition.

If the Republicans don't show up, how much damage can it do to them politically? Most of the perceived push-back on Obamacare is coming from Town Hall meetings and Tea Party events. With the exception of Sarah Palin, I haven't heard one elected Republican put forth any meaningful commentary that has resonated with this country the way Sarah Palin's Facebook comments have.

Republicans should just get out of the way and let Obama and the Democrats in Congress take complete responsibility for the debacle that is Obama's agenda. Let the one lone Republican tasked with giving their token rebuttal be the ONLY one in attendance.

Oh, and one more thing. Let that lone Republican be the most junior member of the Republican caucus. I'm sure he or she won't have any problem addressing the inherent amateurism of Obama's content.

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