Dems control two-thirds of process, but SOMEHOW fiscal cliff is ALL GOP’s fault

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We all woke up this morning to media spin like this:

”Speaker Boehner, facing a rebellion in his party, abandoned his plan to avert tax increases for most Americans, throwing budget negotiations into disarray.”

The article was about the failure of Boehner’s ‘Plan B’ proposal to win enough support to pass the Congress.  The plan — identical to something Nancy Pelosi proposed in May — would keep the tax rates the same for anyone making up to $1 million a year.  President Barry and Senate Majority Leader “Dingy Harry” Reid are insisting on no spending cuts and hiking the current tax rates.  Reid has said he’s not allowing a vote in the Senate on ANYTHING that does not raise taxes as much as he wants them raised.

Yet, it’s Boehner who is THE PROBLEM.  It’s those gosh-darned conservatives in the GOP who are sticking with that * antiquated, anachronistic * low-tax philosophy.   If there was an ounce of integrity or intellectual curiosity in the mainstream media, we’d be hearing questions about why President Barry and “Dingy Harry” are not leading the effort to get our economic house in order.  After all, we got hit with poll after poll during the recent presidential race that said the American people had more confidence in Barry-O to fix the economy.  The media should be demanding from Barry some of that leadership on the economy that so many voters apparently saw.

We are at this point because of a bipartisan failure of leadership in 2011.  Instead of getting our fiscal house in order then, the DC leadership simply raised the debt ceiling and punted the issue down the road for a year.  And HERE WE ARE.

El Rushbo has a theory about how all of this is going to play out.  (As usual, I think he’s right.) Barry and his friends on The Hill WANT us to go over the fiscal cliff.  After the first two pay periods, when the low-information voters who supported Barry in 2012 notice that their pay checks are significantly smaller, there will be a major public outcry for tax relief.   Barry will then step up to the plate — ride to the rescue — offering to return certain tax rates BACK to the pre-cliff levels.  President Barry will have then successfully stolen the tax-cut issue from the GOP. 

3 thoughts on “Dems control two-thirds of process, but SOMEHOW fiscal cliff is ALL GOP’s fault

  1. Two things: 1) The elite media is an arm of the Socialist Democratic Party; 2) Our side does a horrible job of presenting the conservative narrative to the public. Number one is sure enough a tough obstacle, but that is our reality. Number two is an area we can do something about. We citizens back home are expecting a better case to be presented by our representatives. Our narrative makes sense. It’s time to sell it.

    I am very tired of our side being out maneuvered by the political left.

    1. Outmaneuvered? That’s not hard to do when your opponent is unimaginative and timid. Personally, I think we have options that Boehner never even thought of. Consider this scenario…..

      “Barry will then step up to the plate — ride to the rescue — offering to return certain tax rates BACK to the pre-cliff levels. President Barry will have then successfully stolen the tax-cut issue from the GOP.”

      The latter doesn’t have to be that way, if we had the nerve to play hardball…if Barry does as described above, I’d publicly say that’s not enough Mr. President, you’ll have to agree to more…then stand back and let HIM explain why he won’t give in to our demands. Sure, he and his media pals control the narrative with many…but many would also back a tough, unyielding on principle GOP…if such a thing were possible. No guts up there on the Hill.

  2. Another problem is that we have weak and vacillating leadership in both the House and Senate caucus. That needs to change. We need real leaders who actually have a backbone, not the white flag wavers we have now. Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy, and McConnell all need to be replaced by people who know how to lead and how to get a message out.

    Yes, the liberal media elite is a problem, but we need leaders who will call them out on their bias, something that was also a problem with Wimpy Mitt Romneycare. The media is making the GOP its punching back, and we ought to be punching back and punching hard!

    Here is a good analysis from Red State:

    http://www.redstate.com/nedryun/2012/12/21/boehner-should-resign/

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