In my opinion, Boehner stands up to Obama very skillfully.
In practicality, there needs to be a name. Who is it that you think would stand up to Obama better, and would have the backing to be named speaker, and the ability to get the votes they will need to accomplish future goals? Is there a realistic candidate to replace Boehner?
Moxie matters. So does skill. Sometimes finesse is needed. Many on the right have moxie without a trace of finesse. The kind of person who talks about love of the Founding Fathers but who doesn't know that the "shot heard 'round the world" was fired in Massachusetts, for example. The kind of person who publicly trashes someone who gave three limbs in service of country. The kind of person who gives people like Sheila Jackson Lee and Hank Johnson a run for the money in the "does this person have a clue?" sweepstakes.
Caving in at every turn WITH finesse is still just caving in at every turn.
The ONE ran on raising taxes. The GOP Congress ran against it. Boehner caves.
The ONE ran on MORE fucking spending. The GOP Congress ran in opposition to it (very broadly speaking). Boehner caves.
The President's claim that we need to ask the very wealthy (a semantic game he plays with no discernible rules -- at least no rules associated with reality) to "pay a little more" in order to address our unGodly deficits and debt problem is hogwash. And the thing is, everyone including that Cynic in Chief damn well knows it. We can't tax ourselves out of the mess which was caused by (and still is getting caused by) completely out-of-control reckless spending and borrowing to spend even more.
We could tax every single wage earner at the rate of 100% of gross income and not begin to address our debt and deficit calamity until and unless we make genuine inroads into our unprincipled and reckless spending addiction. Since even Boehner knows this is true, there is not a scintilla of statesmanship or craft in any of his caving.
We need to draw a line in the sand. Fuck this idiot President and the asshole liberal Democratics in the House and Senate. What's wrong with doing what we all KNOW to be the right thing? Pass a responsible budget and deficit and debt reduction package. LET the Senate vote it down or let the President veto. But stop caving into him.
Fuck the "fiscal cliff" bullshit too. We NEED to confront the barbarians at the gate. And caving into the utterly irresponsible liberal Democratics in Congress and the White House will NEVER get that job done.
I think Boehner is out but I'm not sure who will replace him.
And we are almost certainly going over the cliff. I think there is no other way.
Taxes are going to go up regardless. Republicans will face challenges in their districts if they vote to raise taxes. But if they vote for cutting taxes in the new year, they can say they cut taxes as opposed to raising them.
The only question is how messy does it get. If implemented in its entirety, the cost of the fiscal cliff will be 3%-4% of GDP, but it will occur over the year, not all at once. It really should be called the Fiscal Slope, not the Fiscal Cliff. The longer we go past Jan 1, the more damage there will be.
If the GOP does NOT agree to "raise taxes" on whoever is identified as "wealthy" then the Socialist will make sure that we go over the cliff and then taxes WILL go up as per the prior major "compromise" which was also a collapse. So I agree, no matter WHAT the GOP does, taxes are going up on some folks.
With that as the base line, the answer is to refuse to agree to raising taxes. Raising taxes does NOTHING to address the actual problem of debt and deficit.
Fucking take a damn STAND.
That's what's needed. Why cave in to the President's phony script?
State your case and make your case, Mr. Boehner. You wish-washy mere cheap ass politician.
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