The Republican leadership has completely betrayed voters with its latest offers for “deals” on the government shutdown and Obamacare, but it’s still not enough for the Man Who Would Be King.
President Obama in his radio address rejected the latest offer from the House, written chiefly by Paul Ryan, saying it doesn’t go far enough.
The Ryan package of sweet meats would have given Obama virtually everything he’s been demanding during his two-week hissy fit, plus thrown in some bonuses that would have secured Obamacare’s future, but our petulant little tyrant is now looking toward a tastier buffet of goodies from the Senate, which is set to vote on bending over even further.
The past week’s childish rebellion by the GOP establishment against the Tea Party for making guys like John McCain and John Boehner look like the lazy, angry sots they are has resulted in the latest proposals, which would pass a Continuing Resolution to stop the “shutdown,” give Obama an increase in the so-called debt ceiling, and fund Obamacare.
The Paul Ryan plan would have made changes in Obamacare to ease the impacts on unions, which in recent months have been pulling away in their support for socialized medicine once members realized Obamacare would destroy their “Cadillac” health plans and raise their rates, just like it would do to the rest of America. By giving the unions special treatment, Ryan would have secured their support for Obamacare, helping to ensure the future of mediocre health care for America.
Obama rejected the Ryan House plan because it would have given only a six-week increase in the debt ceiling, whereas the Senate offered an increase till January and is scrambling to vote on a one-year hike.
“It wouldn’t be wise, as some suggest, to just kick the debt ceiling can down the road for a couple months, and flirt with a first-ever intentional default right in the middle of the holiday shopping season. Because damage to America’s sterling credit rating wouldn’t just cause global markets to go haywire; it would become more expensive for everyone in America to borrow money. Students paying for college. Newlyweds buying a home,” Obama said in his weekly radio address.
It triggers the gag reflex to hear Obama talking about the wisdom of kicking cans down the road and damage to the U.S.’s “sterling credit rating,” when America’s credit has been downgraded a couple of times under his Administration due to the huge increase in deficit spending.
In summation, the GOP “leadership” is so annoyed by Ted Cruz and the Tea Party that they will throw away any political gains made in the past month just when Obama was on the verge of losing it altogether and his monster Obamacare was vulnerable. All the standoff and shutdown drama was for nothing because the McCains, Boehners and Ryans want a cookie and a pat on the head from Obama, who is just going to turn right around and tell the media that the GOP is to blame for not caving sooner and they’re responsible for the next crisis as well.
We need to thin out the roster at the GOP country club and find some leaders who remember they’re working for the people, not the president.