It struck me like a bolt of lightning last night, especially after reading this story on the upcoming recession.
Let Obama, Pelosi & Reid get their wish. They can take the helm of the country for the next 4 years. The GOP should spend that time reorganizing, finding conservative candidates, and reassessing what the GOP stands for.
In the meantime, the Democrats can finally show just how their economic policies help the country. We’ve heard for ages that Democrats are “stronger on the economy”. OK, prove. it. The economy is in a downturn, so show us you’re better, Democrats. Let’s see how your wacky tax cuts, earmarks, and pork-barrel spending assist the economy. I’m willing to give you 4 years to prove me wrong. If you can do it, you’ll have me convinced. But if not, then you’ll alienate the country.
If Obama wins on November 4th, the GOP needs to start sowing the seeds of ownership in the Democrats. Everything that goes wrong, the Republicans need to bring it up. Emphasize it. Lay the blame at the feet of the Democrats. As unemployment rises, give it Obama. Ask where those 5 million new jobs in renewable energy are. Show how the raised taxes hurt small businesses and large businesses. And most importantly, show how big the debt is getting under the Obama/Pelosi/Reid leadership.
Now, in 2012, the GOP needs to get new blood to run for congress and the Presidency. Run on cutting the size of government, reducing taxes, reducing spending, and letting the economy fix itself, not government fixing the economy.
The Democrats need the chance to show what a dramatic failure their party is as leaders, and then keep them out of office for a very long time.