Did anyone notice the humor of attendees at Monday’s inaugural lunch feasting on lobster while those who voted to keep this president in office are paying higher taxes on every cent they earn (see: Great Reasons to Hit Middle Income America With Tax Increases)? Some Obama voters are doubtless blaming their employers or the Republican Party because they know their man in the White House would never allow their taxes to go up.
How did our Republican Party become this beaten down relic playing chicken with Democrats bent on destroying the economy? Republicans seem to have convinced themselves that they are fighting a losing battle against public misperception and a hostile media, but they are also losing the fight they have been waging against their own ideology. Has the time finally come?
Remember the Republican Pledge to America, the conservative retort to the president’s failed American Promise (see: The Lie Behind the President’s American Promise)? The GOP contract talked about “unparalleled recklessness with taxpayer dollars,”¹ proclaiming:
The need for urgent action to repair our economy and reclaim our government for the people cannot be overstated.²
Now we are hearing about frameworks for decision making.
Was the Republican loss too much for John Boehner? Are we going to hear an announcement that the Speaker of the House has decided to become a Democrat? Boehner can’t possibly believe that bipartisan politics requires Republicans to agree with the president on the amnesty bill the White House will demand now that the Obama Empire is secure.
How is it that the left can get away with calling Republicans extremists because the GOP suggests we should get by with less? Democratic thinking is still mired in woefully archaic tax and spend rhetoric that has nothing to do with the reality or consequences of the party’s quest to sell America on big government paternalism.