Saturday, July 23, 2011

Oh, The Melodrama Of It All....

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism
Liberty -vs- Tyranny


I am not at all sure just what the h*ll the Speaker really said. I do know that the 3-1 ratio of spending cuts to revenue increase the President has offered is a pretty substantial cut in spending. But what does an independent fiscal conservative know?

In my mind the GOP is shooting itself squarely in the foot. When all is said and done it is likely the conservatives will go home with less than they might have secured for the American people. They will ultimately pay the political price.

When ideology precludes rational thought process everybody loses. The republicans have shown themselves to be intransigent and only interested in pursuing their ideological agenda. They do so at their own peril.

Rational Nation USA has many ideological and philosophical differences with the President. Given that the site also realizes that the President, at the end of the day is coming across to the majority of the American people as the reasonable and rational negotiator. The one willing to compromise.

However, the republicans have Norquist, the ever brilliant {so called} strategist advising them to hold fast, to obstruct the deal, to hold out for the ultimate kill. I wonder how the American people, the markets, and our global creditors will find the results of this strategy if the USA ultimately defaults on its obligations.

There is a time for debate. A time for fierce discussion of political differences. A time for brinkmanship. Then there is a time for devising workable solutions for common problems the nations faces.

I leave the foregoing dilemma to the readership to decide exactly what time it may be.

Speaker Boehner's press conference.


More at Memeorandum here, here, here and here.

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