May 24th, 2010
01:27 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN Radio: House Republicans plan agenda for 2010 midterms

(CNN) - House Republicans plan to unveil their 2010 midterm agenda on Tuesday, one they hope will carry them to a majority position in November.

CNN's John Lisk asks CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser to explain what House GOP members are planning.

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  1. Tulsa

    lol... this ought to be easy.

    Republican agenda for 2010: "NO"

    ....oh, and God bless America"

    May 24, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  2. Harry Baxter

    Tax cuts for the rich? That's all they've got.

    May 24, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  3. SocialismBad

    November 2010 will mark the beginning of the END of the Obama Socialist Party in the USA! 2012 will see it religated to the scrap bin of history.

    May 24, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  4. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    An original agenda like fear, hate and saying NO?

    May 24, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  5. carlos

    family values family values family values......please if you cheat.....try not to get caught it does not look good for our agenda for 2010 midterms............what a sickening joke this repulsives are

    May 24, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  6. BB

    It will only be more empty words and more empty promises.
    The only thing this Party is interested in is POWER
    and nothing else. The last thing Rethugs care most
    about is the people who vote for them.

    I wish the Rethugs would just "go away".
    No one I know wants them back in power.
    This country will be much better off if were rid of the Republicans!!!

    May 24, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  7. sensible Cape Coral Fl

    The Republican Agenda? Yo gotta be kidding! It can be summed up in one word: N O

    May 24, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  8. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    If the GOP plan doesn't include dropping all the divisive bible-thumping they've been doing for the last decade or so, and concentrating hard on saving the economy from the insanely spendthrift Dems, they're blowing a great opportunity.

    If the GOP is going to succeed it has to coalesce around things all conservatives can agree on, but at the moment, there are "social conservatives" and "fiscal conservatives" and those two groups don't overlap much. Unless they get together as a single group of just plain "conservatives," they're going to hand the elections to the Dems.

    Religion is always divisive, and if the GOP going to succeed it has to get rid of that internal diviseness, and that means telling the neo-cons to either shut up about their religion, or to go away.

    Here's an odd thing: If you poll the country about issues, more people agree with the conservative–with a lower-case 'c'–point of view than they do with the liberal point of view, but fewer call themselves Republicans than Democrats. In other words, by abandoning traditional Conservatism–upper-case "C"–the GOP has abandoned traditional conservatives. The only way the GOP is going to do well in November is by winning back those they long ago abandoned.

    May 24, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  9. frankD

    Here's a preview of the House Republicans' agenda for the 2010 midterm election:
    1) NO
    2) NO
    3) NO

    May 24, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  10. Bob of Lompoc

    Do the plans involve jumping off a cliff?

    May 24, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  11. GI Joe

    I'm finding it rather perplexing. GOP says keep gov't out of our businesses.

    Now they want the gov't to take over BP's responsibility for the spill baby spill in the gulf. And AZ wants the government to provide for war against mexicans when businesses lure them here for cheap labor.

    Which is it? Leave corporations alone? Or clean up after each SNAFU? Keep government out of state business or start a war to help one state?

    HUH?

    May 24, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  12. Bob

    The republican agenda is easy: lower taxes, smaller government, less restrictions on businesses, larger military, guns, keep out the Mexicans (except those who cut our lawn), God, and Ronald Reagan. Of course it is always interesing how they want to run for office let their #1 cry is smaller government, so I guess that means elect me so I can do less for you.

    May 24, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  13. Michelle, St. Louis

    I'll tell you what their strategy is=====NO! NO to everything. That's been their plan from the beginning. JUST SAY NO! But you know what, we voters will say HELL NO to the party of NO this November.

    May 24, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  14. BeverlyNC

    How is it that Republicans can plan a smear campaign for the mid-terms but cannot come up with a single solution for any issue facing the people of our country????

    Republicans are anti-American racists who only care about themselves and their corporate buddies. They are traitors to the People and have worked against us all year by obstructing and playing games with every piece of legislation designed to help the People and help our nation recover.

    Republicans have one agenda- hate, fear, racism, violence, lies, and extreme views like repealing the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and letting large corporations abuse us – they want us to leave BP OIl alone! Rrpublicans are a scourge on our nation and we need to remove ALL of them from Congress so we can move this country forward and not backward.

    May 24, 2010 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  15. FRANK - LAS VEGAS

    I guess they think those voices they hear in their heads sounds like there's a crowd behind them.

    Vote NO in NOvember to the party of NO.

    May 24, 2010 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  16. Gil

    Their plan will be more "Do nothing" and say, "No" to everything that Obama comes foreward with. They even make people like John McCain change his stance on immigaration. Dogs following orders and a Loyalty Oath in the near future. Just a bunch of right wing radical religious extremists!

    May 24, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  17. Marry

    First of all, SOME Americans might speak out. The concerned ones have stopped to listen to the stupid “talking points” they spread. If Republican candidates do not know what needs to be worked on and how to work for the people and what might concern them, then that is already very worrying. What they do know (and do not want to hear from “Americans” about) is how to work for big money/corporations/special interests! It’s in their blood and nature!
    Looking at the workings of many republicans, they might just think doing nothing when not in power is the job of Republicans. Instead of them being a good and useful and participating opposition. Perhaps the best platform (NO, Hell NO!) is to promise to do nothing! Considering what they “accomplished” the last time they were in power it is something to be ashamed of and not to brag about.

    May 24, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |