Yesterday: “Despite good-faith efforts to find common ground, the White House will not pursue a bigger debt reduction agreement without tax hikes. I believe the best approach may be to focus on producing a smaller measure, based on the cuts identified in the Biden-led negotiations, that still meets our call for spending reforms and cuts greater than the amount of any debt limit increase.”
Round 1: Obama.
From my Nov. 03, 2010, post, Schadenfreude:
Beware of this guy (Boehner) … he is hardly someone to lead his party up and over the left-wing ramparts; he already shows signs of cozying up the worst president in history.
- MSNBC host (and former Florida Republican congressman) Joe Scarborough aired private Republican complaints that Boehner is “disengaged at best” and a “lazy” bar denizen. “After 5 o’clock, 6 o’clock at night, he’s disengaged at best. And you can see him around town. He does not have, let’s say, the work hours of Newt Gingrich.”
- “When Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested and deported an illegal alien Muslim woman from his district (she”d been in our midst illegally for years), Boehner pounced on them and pressured them to repatriate her. He is also a big supporter of amnesty for illegal aliens and was mad that the House didn’t pass the Senate amnesty bill when Bush was Prez. John Boehner is the problem, NOT the solution.” Debbie Schlussel.
- And there are also some rumored personal problems that will be immediately targeted by the left to derail his control of the House.
For those of us who live in Real America it’s simple… don’t spend more than you earn, pay off your credit cards, live within means and save for the future. The RINOs, moderates and pundits like Krauthammer (who in the Carter administration was the speech writer for Walter Mondale) and all other inside-the-Beltway types try to convince us that this is all rocket science we’re too stupid to understand; and that we must engage in “compromise” each and every damned time something important rears its head.
One-hundred thousand troops….? Naw, we’ll make do with 53,376, throw in some Predator drones, and an exit strategy.
Clarence Thomas … ? not just no, but Hell no… and don’t even talk about Robert Bork… we must serve the homsexual lobby and have more “wise Latinas.”
In Washington, “compromise” has always been doing what the democrats want. Now it’s doing whatever the socialists and Marxists want; any bets on how that will inevitably turn out?
So as we near possible economic collapse, it’s gonna be politics as usual; 2010 aside, the GOP Old Guard still runs the show and we have to wait untill every other year to throw as many of them out and strangle the new RINO candidacies in their cribs.
The deeper we allow our domestic enemies in this government to lead us into the swap, the worse it will be slogging our way back out.
Historically in this country, a third party candidate is usually a horrible disaster for someone… usually the repubics. We had the Arkansas Draft-Dodger for eight years because of one deluded soul, H. Ross Perot, backed by millions of even more deluded voters… .
However… I am beginning to “see” the possibility of a popular uprising of Real Americas under the very loose banner of what we call the tea party, which really isn’t a party… but may be forced to become one.
Dead winter, 2012, after a disastrous Christmas for our struggling economic, with heating costs skyrocketing just as Obama promised; the stock market around 8,400 and 10-degrees down by the bow.
Israel is under intermittent, but frequent attack by a cabal of terrorists from Pakistan, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Iraq and Iran.
A U.S. Navy Expeditionary Strike Group, including the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit is on station in the Mediterranean.
At home, Greek-like demonstrations and riots are finally becoming national issues unto themselves, causing the governors of several states to call in the National Guard; there are casualties… not just tear gas and bloody lips.
Obama loses all control of his communist/ union thugs who strike and take to the streets, shutting down city retail centers and some state and federal government departments; counter-demonstrators and ordinary citizens are injured and killed.
Worthless under little pressure, Obama becomes increasingly erratic and overreacts with force, causing the riots to morph into primitive, Gaza-like fire fights.
Prices of guns and ammunitions skyrocket and gun stores are targeted by mobs; mayors and governors attempt to restrict firearm purchases. Militia activity increases as does the tactic of racial minority “flash mobs” and the far left… anarchists orchestrated by communist union agitators.
Facing the worst domestic crisis since the Civil War, most Americans stop playing at what they call “politics” and seek to serve their own basic, self-interest… survival, freedom, liberty, prosperity, and domestic tranquility.
Rather than turn to Obama, who finds it increasingly difficult to campaign without fear of rioting, or Mitt Romney…still trying to explain how different RomneyCare is from ObamaCare, The People look to a Third Candidate … a leader who seems most like them; someone to right the ship, because on this particular latter-day Titanic, we’re all on the same boat with the crazies and we must stop them dead in the water.
And he will come from what is called the “tea party”.