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“It is amazing to me how really downright stupid the Democrats are, especially the leaders around the White House,” –Sen. Orrin Hatch

Thursday, December 2, 2010  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Politico captures the last gasps of the Beltway elites as they continue to refuse to recognize the shattering rebuke dealt them on November 2. Politico has a mind-meld going with Team Obama, and the stunned tone in their coverage as well as the story slant on the lame duck session is something to behold.

Republicans won a crushing election –one of the most decisive in American history, and they do not have to compromise with an incompetent and failing White House or a discredited, angry and increasingly hysterical Nancy Pelosi.

The GOP needs to honor the people’s overwhelming vote that says “Stop!”

Stop the tax hikes, and not for a year or two or three, but permanently until some future Congress decides to raise rates.


Stop the rush to repeal DADT until the Pentagon’s study is received, disseminated and understood.

Stop the Dream Act.

Stop the funding of ridiculous projects like this $715 million bit of pork detailed by the Sacramento Bee’s Dan Walters, and unnecessary agencies like NPR and CPB.

The American people spoke, and the GOP is honoring that vote. To do anything but that is to betray the very people who just empowered them.

The Beltway-Manhattan media elite have already shrugged off November’s vote and have returned to cheerleading mode for the discredited Democrats. The new Republican majorities will have to keep reminding themselves that though noisy, this very small band of reporters, writers, editors, pundits, and talking heads represent no one but a very, very small slice of a very liberal enclave that doesn’t get out much.


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