I think the House did a fine job on Tuesday by passing real legislation. Instead of talk talk talk, they acted. Naturally BO has to be mr. negative with the following line…”We don’t have any more time to engage in symbolic gestures. We don’t have any more time to posture”. I find this particularly funny, because that’s all the knucklehead does is posture, from his little prance up stairs, to his raised chin, to flapping his gums about everything. But I digress.
We have one problem, three different Republican plans out there all at once, the House (which I like), McConnell (which I don’t like), and the stupid “gang of six” and their trillion-dollar tax increase (I don’t like). Funny how the reunited “gang of six” comes out with their new plan on the day the House is set to vote on Cut, Cap and Balance. As usual the Republicans can’t seem to get out of their own way, disjointed, competing plans, etc.. All I need to hear is that the president likes the “gang of six” plan, and I know it is a bad one.
Here is the deal. The House is the one that had a the largest shift in power in 70 years, not the Senate. The house controls the purse strings, not the Senate or the president. The Republicans were swept back into power in the House for one reason…because people are sick of the fiscal insanity and government overreach that has been on display for a long time, and that has grown at a break neck speed under BO. They were elected to clean things up and get our financial house in order.
The Tuesday vote, the upcoming debate and more White House meetings leads to this…the Republicans MUST hold their ground. They already had one bad turn with the continuing resolutions and getting a measly 30 billion in cuts, when they campaigned on 100 billion. This is their Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg, if they don’t hold the line, if they become weak and cave to the Senate or Prezbo, and are overrun…they are done. I would rather see a strengthened Republican party, one that actually practices some form of conservatism instead of Democrat lite. But if they can’t keep their promises, it might be time to seriously consider a third-party.
I do have one thing that does give me some comfort, the rep for MO 9th district, Blaine Luektemeyer, votes solid conservative…and he voted for the Cut, Cap, and Balance.