John Boehner has just given away the Republican victory of 2010 at the bargaining table. Like the proverbial Uncle Sam who always wins the war but loses the peace, he has unilaterally disarmed the Republican Party by showing that he will not shut down the government and will, instead, willingly give way on even the most modest of cuts in order to avoid it. He now has no arrows left in his quiver.
Having failed to stand firm for just $61 billion in cuts in a budget of $3.7 trillion, how can we expect him to stand firm over the debt limit extension or the 2012 budget? We can’t. The excellent budget proposals of Paul Ryan are no more than a pipe dream now. Boehner has He sold us out now and he’ll sell us out again.
It is the duty of every Republican Congressman to vote no on this terrible deal. It violates our campaign promises to the American people. We promised $100 billion of cuts and we delivered $38 billion ($62 billion on a twelve month basis). In the Republican House’s first real test out of the box it has broken the promise over which it was elected. Only in Meat Loaf’s music is “two out of three not bad.”
...Dick Morris is declaring war on sane conservatives. I am declaring war on Dick Morris and the rest of the Fox News/talk radio dopes, whose every motive is to sell books and make money by spreading fear and promoting irresponsibility. In fact, I find it rather amusing that Morris would accuse Republicans of being sellouts. This coming from the man who once worked in the Clinton administration.
And the lesson is this: We need to purify our party and purge it of the likes of John Boehner and all those Congressmen who vote for the budget sellout. The Tea Party must take the lead in this purifying fire. We must not let the RINOs win!
DickMorris.com will post prominently (and permanently) the names of all GOP freshmen who vote for this rotten deal. It will be in a column headed: THESE ARE THE SELLOUTS. Check it out and back their primary opponents!
If Republicans had followed Dick Morris's advice (the man who is always wrong), then the government would have shut down, moderates and independents would have sympathized with President Obama, and the Republican Party would have had an even tougher time building the case for entitlement reform and budget cuts in the 2012 budget (Dick Morris has argued against entitlement reform because he doesn't want to offend the old people who watch him on Fox News). Of course, Morris would had profited while the conservative movement suffered. He will sell more books to his brainwashed target audience, so he doesn't really care about the results of his proposals.
I am declaring war on these money-hunger neanderthals. The conservative movement will not prosper so long as we have the Fox News/talk radio cabal misinforming the base. We have got to stop them from ruining the conservative movement. The deficit is too great and the stakes are too high to allow Rush, Levin, Morris, and Hannity to get in the way. Beck's brand of crazy finally bit the dust. There is hope that the rest of his comrades might see similar fates.
It would be one thing if the base understood that Limbaugh and Morris only want money. But many of their followers don't understand. They think that talk radio is telling the truth. They really do think that the largest cut in history of the federal budget is not big enough. The joke is not just on them. It is on the rest of us as we watch candidates like Christine O'Donnel and Sharron Angle get nominated to run for office. Rush Limbaugh's desire to buy a second boat and giant house affects all of us.
If the conservative movement actually did what Limbaugh and co. called for on a daily basis, it would have long ago ceased to exist. There would be no sane person left in the Republican Party. But because Republican leaders routinely disobey the talk radio crowd, the Republican Party has managed to maintain a base that is larger than just a small core of racist and ignorant white people. If there were no John Boehners in the GOP, the party's representation would long ago have been relegated to rural congressional districts and a handful of state offices. But thanks to the timid rebellion that we see from time to time, the GOP actually has a voice in the future of the government. Looking at demographic trends, that voice will only remain if Republicans take more pains to confront the demagoguery coming from the Fox News/talk radio cabal.
So, yes, I am a conservative who wants to see the federal government stop its excessive spending and at the same time I am 100% opposed to Rush, Morris, Hannity, Levin, Savage, and any other idiot that seeks to ruin the conservative movement. I agree with Morris. It's time for war.
Cross posted at The Cross Culturalist.