Because in order to solve our fiscal problems you must decide whether to put grandma on the ice flow and abandon her and her hip. Every Republican politician knows that entitlements are swallowing us whole and they must be trimmed. Equally, every Republican politician knows that to even nod in that direction is to commit political suicide, witness what happened to George Bush when his attempts to reform Social Security were a aborted.
Were the tea party patriots, of whom I count myself one, out there flooding the streets of America begging the government to cut their Medicare, cut their cost Social Security, and balance the budget? Hell no. But they are out there now, however, many of them are out there protesting potential cuts in their Medicare. What is a poor Republican politician to do?
The reason this democratic republic has got itself into this fix is because it is in the nature of man to behave this way, to beg to be pandered to, to evade reality and responsibility, project blame, to kill the messenger.
You want Republican politicians to have fallen on their swords on your behalf but where were you?
Please understand I do not mean to make this personal. We are all at fault. But since your indignation has risen to the top, and you had the courage to stick your head above the intellectual bunker, you get shot at.
What’s this about the GOP falling on their swords? They need do no such thing. Not only can they win on attacking entitlements, they can GAIN ELECTIONS as well, while doing it.
If Dave Ramsey can obliterate every liberal idiotic notion in 3 minutes on tv or radio, and gain audience, then why the hell can’t some experienced speakers who have the whole insides of government and it’s research get off their duff and do it even better?
If the leadership of the GOP started acting like they had a pair between the 40 of them, THE PEOPLE would have their backs, no problem. But they have to LEAD, not just become masters of the house and senate rule book. Yeah, that stuff is important, but leadership is planting yourself in front of the movement, pointing the direction to go and then starting off in that direction. And NEVER RETREATING. Bush was so spineless that he actually retreated on a great idea and in so doing discredited himself and discredited wisdom and prudence. It’s like the worst of all worlds, to first start toward something ,and then when criticised, run from it. You just told your enemy you agree with them. What a putz.
For all those RINO’s... The leadership of the GOP should be on radio, on TV, on the web, directing the masses of TEA Party types and using their knowledge from the inside to so overwhelm the RINOs that they are gauranteed to go along. A little taste of two million people bringing every office, staff, phone, etc, in your RINO’s organization to a screeching halt and refusing to call off the dogs until they go along.
It’s called “hardball” and my version of it is called “enriched uranium explosive propelled pitching”.
Or, perhaps these twits just don’t care, don’t believe what they say, or haven’t got collectively a pair sufficient to stiffen anything, least of all spine. Every damn thing has been given to them. millions of activists you can trust to stand for the right things, millions who will travel the country to make the mobs you need, and never retreating. In other words, hardball so hard that Obama turns whiter than Lohann’s hiney, and the SEIU runs up the white flag. THAT would be growing a pair, in my world. Anything less, is just playing games. Either you intend to win, by crushing, overwhelming, irresistable force... Or you just wanna play games.