That means fighting for what you stand for, but not shooting yourself in the foot in the process. Letting the government shut down, Huckabee warned GOP leaders today, will significantly hurt Republicans' chances in next year's critical election.
The budget battle is hung up on a few key issues, one being the de-funding of Planned Parenthood.
"Nobody's more pro-life than me. Nobody." Huckabee ephasized, [But] the reality is the president and the Senate are never gonna go along with [de-funding Planned Parenthood]."
"So win the deal you can win and live to fight another day," Huckabee advised.
It's important the Republicans don't throw away their chance at the White House, the Senate, and the House next year "by arguing over what amounts to less than a penny," Huckabee said.
I agree completely. Better to get the deal we can get today and move on. If we can capture the Oval Office, the Senate and the House next year we can do FAR more to end the horror of abortion-as-birth control than we could ever get done in this budget battle.
Which would you rather have? A temporary government shut down now, or the chance to appoint true conservative Supreme Court justices later?
Onward and upward,
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