In a lot of ways this dispute in the Republican Party over Boehner’s latest plan reminds me a lot of the dispute that arose over supporting Christine O’Donnell over RINO Mike Castle in Delaware. On the one hand we must do everything we can to remove Obama and his destructive band of radical leftist Democrats from power so we can begin to undo the damage they’ve caused and try and put it back on a fiscally sustainable path. I totally get that we need a strong political presence. But on the other hand we must fight for what is right for America and not just what is politically viable in DC. If we don’t fight now how will Americans believe we are going to fight later. But it seems that Krauthammer has decided that fighting for political viability is more important at this point than fighting for American principles.
I understand the argument, that if we lose in 2012 it’s likely all over and I understand what we are up against with these radical leftist Democrats. But the problem is that when America voted the Republican Party back into power in Nov. 2010, they wanted a Republican Party that would fight for them. Instead we got a leadership that seems more interested in compromise based in political fear than doing what is right for America.
Here’s the thing. America knows that Republicans only control one House and that it’s very unlikely that a Republican Agenda will pass through the Senate and the Executive. But we also know that they have had a tremendous amount of leverage this year that was just wasted due to fear of bad press. We just want to see strength in leadership that stands up for American values and gridlocks this administration from damaging this country even more. We have one House and that’s enough to wage a fierce fight against the enemy. It means you talk tough and you pass tough legislation, and you call the leftists what they truly are and quit acting like they are someone you can ‘deal’ with. Messaging is truly important and we’ve been nothing but fail in that category. We won’t win the war at this point but we will hold the line and that’s incredibly important at this stage of the game.
I honestly felt more hopeful when Boehner decided that he couldn’t work with our Jello President and cut him out of the talks. But then all we came up with was a deal that cuts a trillion over 10 years and shovels any other cuts to a committee that probably won’t agree to cut anything, all the while Obama gets his debt limit raise and we keep spending ourselves into oblivion with an ever growing baseline. This isn’t fighting and it’s not holding the line. It’s caving to Democrat rhetoric and I just can’t support it.
But Krauthammer believes that we must accept this deal or we lose. Sometimes I wonder if he’s lost hope in the American people, that maybe he doesn’t hear anymore inside the DC bubble the cries of the American people who voted in Nov. 2010. But we are still here and we are awake. And we will win in 2012 and send the Democrats packing.
It’s time for Washington to quit fearing bad press and Democrat rhetoric and begin fearing the American people’s wrath if they continue to allow this country to be run into bankruptcy. We will replace you if you can’t stand up for us.