Hannity’s advice for Republicans in 2013
Time for the GOP to think strategically
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- Date Jan 4, 2013
Time for the GOP to think strategically
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That's -- don't want to close the show with some final thoughts now the Republican Party they have very serious work to do in 2013 and beyond.
My advice is is that Republicans approach the new year and consider how to re gain momentum.
Now they need to lift their eyes from dated -- tactics it's time now to think strategically now I have some ideas.
Now maybe the first place to start is with the GOP psychology.
Know what I mean by that.
There are many Republicans many conservatives they've been down -- sapped of energy devoid of hope.
It can't understand how did Obama with -- is indefensible record win reelection by a comfortable margin.
I understand the reason for sagging spirits but despair and apathy are not options -- politics and especially not when our future is hanging in the balance.
Republicans now need to take advantage of the fact that with the passage of the fiscal cliff deadline.
Obama lost his best political leverage that's an opportunity.
Republicans now have the chance to focus attention where it belongs spending cuts entitlement reform.
That's the formula that lifted them to their epic 2010 midterm -- So while Democrats.
Had a political advantage when it comes to raising taxes on those classically rich people Republicans now have an advantage when it comes to spend -- they just have to make sure they use -- the right way.
They need to settle on a narrative for Obama won that simple one that resonates with people won the conforms with reality.
And that's devastating because it's gonna be true.
-- once they do that Republicans should use every weapon in their rhetorical and communications arsenal against the Democrats against Obama.
-- that's what is known as message discipline Republicans need to perfected in the years to come.
And they need to portray the president as he is a big huge tax and spend liberal.
Who is committing generational theft they need to show he's turning America into Greece bankrupt dysfunctional divided.
Next Republicans should forget about trying to govern forget it you can't do that when you control only one branch of the federal government.
So forget about trying to reach any brand grand bargain -- Obama.
Instead concentrate on passing your own agenda.
I'm the hopes by the way that'll pass.
But in order to bring attention to your big ideas push that agenda make sure it's bold and far reaching and reform minded.
And make sure that it offers a sharp contrast to a -- Now house Republicans you should also use their majority status to hold hearings and they need to highlight.
Waste fraud abuse that now exist all over the federal government.
-- may be sophisticated media types they'll roll their eyes.
While ordinary Americans that a -- in the bill they will be rightly outraged when they discover just how -- drop this federal government is.
Also 2013 is the year that Obama care begins to take hold in a major way and the effects will be devastating.
Higher premiums the loss of employer based health insurance to the involvement in the I -- in your life it's gonna become clear.
In ways that it is never has been before.
That Obama care is a train wreck Republicans need to do everything in their power to focus attention on what a disaster that is.
Feature these geniuses in the Republican Party the Republican governors there -- thirty of them in the country right now by the way the most of -- party in the country more than a decade.
Some of the best minds the most accomplished reformers in America are Republican governors.
Let's that we got Bobby Jindal we got Scott Walker Rick Scott Bob McDonald Susanna Martinez John -- Rick Perry Rick Snyder.
And the soon to be gone Indiana governor Mitch Daniels.
A Republican governors -- by and large they are successful they are popular they're creative.
And there for the most part found a way to govern in a very responsible way.
So Republicans in the house and senate they should work very closely with them they should ally with them and learn from -- Now this list of suggestions is only a partial list -- starting point of -- more people will have good ideas as well.
The point is Republicans at every level they need to take a deep breath.
You need to stop being reactive to everything Obama -- and -- events and they should calmly chart out.
And in a very careful way to liberate a strategy for success.
The sad reality is Obama will fail sooner or later he has to why.
He is pursuing bad ideas that are based on a flawed ideology.
What that means is Republicans need to be ready to go up.
And there are some ways that they can if they use -- right.
Help save America.
My final word for this Friday night.