Well, perhaps I’m misunderstanding this, but I’d say it’s primarily Obama and the Dems who are kicking the can down the road. Neither Obama nor Harry Reid has even pretended to have a budget. Instead, they yell and scream that it’s all the Republicans’ fault unless they cave.
Also, most of the top guys in the current military are Obamanoids, who are playing along with all his lousy ideas. It’s either that, or get fired.
I’m afraid that’s why they are going on the record blaming the Republicans. Yes, the military is going to be in sorry shape for a number of reasons, uncluding sequestration, gays in the military, lousy Rules of Engagement, and now women in the front lines. But it’s primarily Obama’s doing. It certainly won’t help the armed services if the Republicans cave in to Obama again.
The social engineering that makes Conservatives so angry (myself included) is horrible, but it isn't the Generals and Admirals who are making the laws. They didn't repeal DADT, or approve women in combat.
They have 2 choices: implement the policy once it is law or a lawful order, or resign.
Dempsey ticked me off with his "hands of criticizing Islam" garbage. One retired General who has known Dempsey for years thought he caved like a house of cards on that.
But the Joint Chiefs are still laboring to defend this nation, despite everything else. Our men and women in uniform still represent what is best about this nation. Those who disagree with that this is still true are wrong - period.
I know the Democrats are evil. God will deal with them. Believe me.
The Republicans, however, are far from sinless in this entire tragedy. - They signed off on Sequestration and the formula that takes 50% of the cuts from the military
- They are holding Defense hostage to the process
- They didn't push for end to Sequestration in January, in fact, they were not even interested
- They now talk about how "the President got his revenue" but they didn't exploit their leverage in agreeing to raise taxes with getting rid of the Sequester cuts. Now they are too late to the table with that argument
- They are going on every talk show they can think of, telling the country, the world, and our enemies that sequestration "is going to happen" and they won't back off on that
I know all about the House's two proposals to replace the Sequester cuts. They won't get Senate or Presidential buy in, so they can stop with that line. They need to show leadership now, not defeatism by allowing the absolute abuse and gutting of our nation's defense.
Ronald Reagan these guys are not.