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Remember back in 2008 when there was all the talk of troop surges in Iraq and something that few people probably understood at the time...the Sunni Awakening. The Sunni Awakening was described at the time by The Political Junkie
"There is one major reason for the "Sunni Awakening." Sunni Sheiks were tired of being used and bullied by their former allies, al-Qaeda and saw the need to stand up to them or risk being pushed aside and dominated. They initially saw al-Qaeda as friends to their cause but soon regretted that decision once al-Qaeda began operating outside the interests of the Sunni."
The House Republicans left today for a retreat in Williamsburg, Virginia that will supposedly be "focused on unifying the conference after the fractious fight over the “fiscal cliff," and preparing for upcoming policy battles."
House GOP heads to retreat seeking unity
You can read about their agenda at The Hill at the above link, but I would suggest that what the Republicans really need is an Awakening...not unlike the Sunni Awakening in that they need to do some soul searching as to whether their members are tired of being used and bullied
by the likes of the National Rifle Association, Grover Norquist, the Koch brothers, AIPAC, the military industrial complex, and more. It would be a wonderful thing if the consensus that emerged from their conference was not of plans for more battles for their sugar daddies, but rather a "Republican Awakening"
in which they said "enough" of special interest bullying and ransoming...we are going to put America's interests first. We are Americans!
Huh? Oh, excuse me. Am I dreaming or what?