I know this is hard to believe, but Republicans may be outmaneuvering President Obama on an important issue.
According to Politico, Republican leaders in upcoming weeks will be drilling into your brain that they want to balance the budget, while Democrats do not.
Because its true AND it polls well, they’ve found.
In a weird interlude of political honesty, Obama admitted last week he doesn’t want to balance the budget. “Our biggest problems in the next 10 years are not deficits,” he told Republicans during his Niceness Tour, the New York Times reported.
Why balance the budget when THERE ARE SO MANY PROGRAMS left to start or expand? How can Obama stop spending when there’s so much he needs to help you with. When you’re incapable of raising your children, eating the right food, planning for your retirement, keeping a job, finding your shoes, figuring out to go to the doctor, or resisting engaging in mass murder without EXPERT HELP.
But Republicans think Americans are smart, see, and the people know the fiscal Armageddon predicted by Nostradamus – I don’t know, I guess he predicted that – and by EVERY SENTIENT ECONOMIST is coming.
They know they gotta balance their own checkbooks, and figure Obama should balance his.
Instead of focusing on selling the conversion of Medicare into a premium support program, Republicans will incessantly pound home the theme of balancing the budget, GOP leaders say. When talking about the Democrats’ plan, Republicans criticize it for attempting to raise taxes and the fact that it doesn’t balance the budget . . .
The internal party polling shows that Republicans think there’s massive political upside to talking about balancing the budget. In fact, Republican leadership think it’s the winning argument as the party again starts battling with Democrats over the nation’s fiscal future . . .
It’s not only the broad idea of balancing the budget that’s a winner, but how Republicans want to do it also polls well. Seventy percent of voters in districts Republicans are targeting, and 67 percent of swing district voters support balancing the budget by reforming entitlements and cutting spending.
I mean, really, Obama found a poll saying it’s okay not to be able to balance the budget in ten years? Seems like the Republicans may be onto something.