On October 8, NBC reported, “President Barack Obama vowed not to relent to what he called Republican ‘extortion’ that would threaten a default on the national debt, but suggested he might accept a short-term agreement that could jump-start talks with Congress.
“But the nation’s top elected Republican, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, described Obama’s possible arrangement as akin to ‘unconditional surrender’ to the president by Republicans.
“‘The president’s position that … we’re not going to sit down and talk to you until you surrender is just not sustainable,’ Boehner said on Capitol Hill. ‘It’s not our system of government.’”
Well, evidently it is.
Last night the Washington Times wrote, “Top senators struck a deal Wednesday to reopen the government and extend the federal government’s borrowing authority into next year and both sides of the Capitol are hoping for quick action to reassure nervous financial markets eyeing a Thursday deadline set by the Treasury Department.
“The compromise we reached will provide our economy with the stability it desperately needs,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said after he and his GOP counterpart, Sen. Mitch McConnell, struck the deal.
For Republicans, the deal was more about getting an embarrassing couple of weeks behind them than in being able to claim victory in a deal that they felt compelled to make.
“It’s my hope that today we can put some of those most urgent issues behind us,” Mr. McConnell said. In laying out the deal he struck, Mr. McConnell sought to shift the focus to the next battle already looming over the budget sequesters.
Ted Cruz doesn’t blame the Democrats but the Republicans for not backing his efforts to reign in government.
The Daily Kos couldn’t wait to reprint Judson Phillips reaction, head of Tea Party Nation. Mr. Phillips wrote, “Barack Obama demanded unconditional surrender from the Republican Party. He pretty much got it.”
The Republican Party has capitulated on the central issue of Obamacare. Mitch McConnell and John Boehner never wanted this fight. In true RINO fashion, they wanted to surrender early and often.
In short, the GOP got nothing from their fight. But then again, McConnell, Boehner, and the GOP establishment never tried to get anything.
“Does anyone believe either McConnell or Boehner will have the intestinal fortitude to go to the mat with Obama again? It does not matter what Obama demands, these two will cave, guaranteeing it will pass.”
The Marxist at the Daily Kos closed with this: “Mr. Phillips, the Republican party just threw you overboard ass over teakettle. Bye bye.”
And that they did. But is anyone really surprised at the outcome? Frankly, at least for me, it was a foregone conclusion that the two head Republican “cavemen” would do what they do best, succumb to pressure. It’s a wonder they can walk upright, without spines.
My guess is that the “pressure” they did get from Democrats was all for show. You and I know that swine McConnell and “Dirty” Harry Reid had agreed on a deal early on, and this was all just theater.
And as for the Washington Times claiming the fight was an embarrassment. It was — for the RINOs. I wasn’t embarrassed. Were you? I guess, according to the Times and the beltway bunch, it’s embarrassing to fight for a good cause.
And so it’s official. We did lose and the Republican Party did throw us overboard, again. Do we finally see where we stand? Finally? Might this really be the last straw for many who have called themselves Republicans for so long?
For years, many have insisted there is not a dime’s worth of difference between the two parties and have, at times, been vilified for it.
One must be completely blind not to see it now!
As the Daily Kos said, “Bye bye Republicans!”
Is it Third Party Time yet, or just another night to get a pat on the head, a drink of water, and a gentle nudge back to bed, like little Cindy Lou Who? And when we’re all fast asleep again, the Grinches can resume robbing us blind.