Moving forward, I'd like to ask this group how you see us working together in order to fix our impending problems. We have to agree that we've got a Democratic president & a divided congress, so what's the best way to handle sequestration, immigration, economic growth, and foreign relations?
I'm hearing subtle signs from speaker Boehner that increased revenues will finally be considered by the House, and I was pleasantly surprised by some conservatives actually evolving their stance on the DREAM Act & undocumented workers in the US. I'm sure some here have strong opinions against any movement on these issues, but does anyone here support some cooperation in order to work on these challenges?
I'm also interested in conservative thought regarding the failure of the Republicans to gain a majority in the Senate two elections cycles in a row. It seemed as though the goal was attainable, but the actual candidates let the party down. How do folks here feel about this loss? A few conservative House members also lost their seats. Should the Republicans choose more mainstream candidates in order to retain the House & take over the Senate?
I'm hoping for a civil discussion here and not a flame out, honestly. We really do need to work together, no?