Tuesday, August 2, 2011

$2.4 Trillion Would Be Largest Debt-Limit Increase in U.S. History

The headline says it all, the Republicans have once again been played. What did they get in return for ensuring that this debate will not come up again until after the 2012 election, when the liberals will suddenly change their tune and begin yelling and screaming about the wasteful government spending that must be stopped (that is assuming a Republican wins)? They got phony cuts to a baseline budget that will never materialize and the certainty that large spending cuts to military and tax hikes are on the table. They gave Obama a $2.4 trillion blank check, and have done nothing ($67 billion the first two years) to cut real spending today.

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Way to go Republicans, you have once again outdone yourself, surpassing the level of incompetence you displayed during the budget battle just a few short months ago. Didn't you tell us, just wait, the real battle over the debt limit is coming and we'll get them then? Wasn't that the story? Now it's, just wait until 2012 when you give us more control in the Senate and the Presidency, then we'll really show you what we're made of.

I don't think so, what they have demonstrated over and over is that they do not have the political will to fight a real fight. They fold, they cave, they capitulate and give in once the rhetoric goes against them. They are weak. The only time I have seen them really stand and fight for something was early in 2009 voting in lockstep against the stimulus and in 2010 against healthcare when their votes were really just symbolic. They love to take a stand and show us how tough they are when they have no real power. But now when they have a real opportunity to change the trajectory of this country they give away the farm...again. So disappointing, yet predictable.

There are true conservatives that will not back down in the face of their radical, maniacal opposition and that is where the focus must be. There are 2 choices, continue to focus efforts on reforming the Republican party by voting out the phony RINO's in primaries, or go third party. There are days like today when the latter road looks like a good idea, but I usually come around and start looking at where the next battles will be fought. 2012 is not far away and it must represent another big step for conservative America, the future of the country depends on it.

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