QOTD: “A party that stands for nothing, a party that becomes synonymous with weakness, will not attract support.”
Posted on | February 26, 2013 | 37 Comments
It looks as though, like it or not, Sequestration could evolve into political Armageddon. After four years of Democrats blocking budget legislation in the Senate, of Quantitative Easing, of the same SOTU speech and behavior over and over, we have an artificial crisis upon us. The merest hint of an attempt to control spending (knowing that the government would just spend more anyway) is going to be used by President Obama to cause suffering on the people, so that he can blame it on Republicans.
The whole situation is as decadent as it is predictable.
What this means is that it will take courage for the Republicans to stand their ground. They and everyone who supports their stand must speak up or much will be lost. The common thread should be simple: “The sequester cuts nothing from last year’s budget. It cuts very little from the projected budget for 2013. The President has it in his power to keep things running smoothly, and the misery being inflicted on our fellow citizens is entirely his doing.”
If the Republicans can weather the crisis that Barack Obama has manufactured, if they can stand their ground, Barack Obama’s second term will be like most Presidents’ second terms — dreary. Step by step, the malfeasance of his first term will become visible, and he will twist slowly, slowly in the wind.
If, on the other hand, the Republicans cave, conservatives may well lose heart and sit on their hands or vote Libertarian in November, 2014; and our side may even lose the House of Representatives.
After every other defeat, humiliation, and disaster the Republicans have seen, this is close to it.
Show some pluck,
2014 may not suck.
Try to duck,
Be named a useless. . .puck.