Republicans In DC Need To Learn Politics Is Like Boxing


One of the worst things about the Republican Party in DC is how utterly and thoroughly cowed they are by the press. They’re defensive, passive, quick to criticize their own side and far too willing to forgive egregious mistakes by the Democrats.

Why?

Because if they go on the attack, the Democrats will fight back and the media will agree with the Left, Jon Stewart will make fun of them, Saturday Night Live will do a skit, toadies like David Frum, Joe Scarborough and Megan McCain will whine and their knees will buckle.

What they apparently don’t understand is that politics is like boxing; It doesn’t matter how good your defense is, you’ll never win a fight unless you hit the other guy. Moreover, the boxer who wins is likely to be the one who stays on offense and hits the other guy A LOT.

That doesn’t mean you have to be a loudmouth, make crazy assertions or be offensive. But, that does mean the GOP needs to stop expecting that anyone is ever going to give them points for refusing to fight fire with fire.

It didn’t work for George W. Bush.

It didn’t work for John McCain.

It didn’t work for Mitt Romney.

It’s not going to work now.

Trending Today

Related Articles

5

Why Should Republicans Support A Candidate Who Doesn’t Share Their Values?

David Brooks, who’s not a conservative and probably only continues to call himself a Republican so he can hold a

0

Why Rick Perry Won: Thoughts From A Texan

Over at the New Ledger, Ben Domenech interviews Rick Perry and muses over Perry’s success. He says: It’s a funny

16

Glenn Beck Vs. Limbaugh and Bennett On The Republican Party. I’m With Beck On This One.

I caught Glenn Beck’s speech at CPAC live and enjoyed it immensely. However, amongst other bloggers, the reviews were decidedly