For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Does history support Republicans unanimously opposing Obama's stimulus plan?
As the Obama-loving media continue to encourage the passage of the president’s economic stimulus package while scolding conservatives like Rush Limbaugh for hoping it fails, Republicans should recall what happened in 1993 when they unanimously voted against Bill Clinton’s first budget...Although this was a win for Clinton, his inability to woo all the members of his party, or ANY Republicans, was viewed as a huge failure of leadership on his part, while also indicating cracks within his own caucus. More importantly, Republicans came together as a united political force and set the stage for the revolution that would occur fifteen months later when Newt Gingrich and the GOP startled the world by taking back both chambers of Congress in the 1994 mid-term elections.
Should Republicans repeat this strategy now if they have any interest in winning back Congress in 2010 and/or the White House in 2012?