As much as it pains to write this, it is time for the Republicans in congress to man up, vote for the so-called Boehner Plan and eat the crap sandwich.
Something has to get out of the House to the senate and make the senate majority leader, Sen. Dingy Harry Reid (D-Nev.) do something. Yeah, the something is that he will simply table the bill no matter what.
There is a real problem that we need to address.
One is already mentioned and that is Sen. Dingy Harry.
And there is the most obvious. And that is the person of the Dear Leader, President Obama.
Honestly, we who want to see fundamental change know it ain't gonna happen as long as these two problems are in the way.
But before that change occurs, we have to do the best that we can.
And that is the crap sandwich known as the Boehner Plan.
Now, if we are able to tweak it to front-load the budget cuts now and not 10 years down the road, that will make this a less crappy sandwich.
There is a lot of division among the House Republicans. And that is to be expected when we are talking of such a monumental piece of legislation. Tea Party Republicans are rightfully concerned that the Republican leadership will get hosed by the Democrat senate leadership and by that the Dear Leader, President Obama, himself.
A good thing is this scorecard by two writers over at The American Spectator, Jeffrey Lord and Quin Hilyer.
Now Mr. Lord is saying that all that he scores as against the crap sandwich are the Reaganesque people. The Tea Party. And that those for it are not.
Mr. Hilyer's list of those supporting the crap sandwich are also some very conservative and yes, Tea Party folks. Sorry Mr. Lord but you can not say that Congressman Allen West is now all establishment. How about Thomas Sowell? Oh, throw in another Tea Party member, Congressman Kristi Noem (R-SD). Think she is just buckling under pressure? And radio talker Laura Ingraham. There is no one on talk radio that can be more anti-establishment than she. Yet she realizes as I am beginning to that something needs to happen and now.
Now I do not share the hyperbole of William Kristol over at The Weekly Standard. No, if you are voting against the crap sandwich out of principle, your not voting with the Dear Leader, President Obama and or the Democrat House leader Nancy Pelosi. That is why some are opposed to the Boehner Plan as is. If they can get some more front-loaded budget cuts, is that not a major accomplishment? I am with them on that point.
I urge you fence sitters and or opponents to read this balanced editorial over at National Review Online. And this paragraph shows that the House freshmen and Tea Party folks have made a difference:
The Boehner plan, even in modified form, is surely not the sort of compromise House freshmen envisioned passing when they came to Washington. But they have already made a difference. Without them, a clean debt-limit increase or a Gang of Six deal would have likely passed Congress. Without them, there would be no spending cuts at all. But a plan that does everything we conservatives think necessary to secure our fiscal future cannot be enacted in today’s Washington. The election of Barack Obama in 2008, and the Democratic retention of the Senate in 2010, had consequences that continue to this day.
Yes, congress is talking budget cuts. That would not happen if Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats were still ruining the nation, er running the show in the House. And what is not mentioned in the editorial is NO TAX INCREASES. Those are two things that are happening and make it more imperative to get this deal, yes this crap sandwich deal, done.
There is an election in 2012 and other fights between the Democrats, Republicans and the White House.
I leave you with this.
No matter what, this vote is a victory for those of us that believe the course of the republic has been wrong for, oh at least 80 plus years of progressive policies. It is going to force these leftist Democrats to defend the failure of their wonderful programs. In fact, it already has.
We need to support this very, very imperfect Boehner Plan and eat this crap sandwich. Because there are more fights on the way and we need to be as engaged in those as we are in this.