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Working with Obama

Is it something Republicans could deal with? Rick Moran of Right Wing Nut House wonders:


In this respect, I am not as much concerned with specifics regarding Obama - largely because he hasn't fleshed any of his proposals - but rather his instincts. And while his foreign policy instincts are frightening, not so his approach to domestic issues. He appears to me to be open to compromise - far more so than Hillary Clinton - and would reach out to Republicans and conservatives in order to gain broad based support for many of his proposals. Of course, there will be areas where conservatives will not be able to follow him or compromise on. But on a wealth of issues including education, energy, trade, perhaps even entitlements, there may be opportunities to work together.

I can't stress this enough to my fellow conservatives. If we were to play the role of total obstructionists after Obama would have been elected largely as a result of his perceived ability to work with us, the blame for Congressional gridlock would fall heavily on the GOP. We can oppose a President Obama on taxes, immigration, judges, and other conservative issues where our principles are at stake. But there are many other issues that we can find common ground and enact for the betterment of the country.

I will not vote for Barack Obama for President. But if he wins, I think we have two choices; we can either continue business as usual in Washington while the rest of the country leaves us behind, moving through that door to the future, reinventing this country as we have done in the past. Or we too can move through that door helping to shape that future to better reflect our values, our principles. One path will doom conservatism to a permanent minority status. The other holds the promise of having conservatives participate in shaping the future. One road leads to oblivion, the other to a shared future with the American people.

I like to think conservatives would take the high road.

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