'Tis better to have fought and spent
Your courage, missing all applause,
Than to have lived in smug content
And never ventured for a cause.
For those who try and fail may be
The founders of a better day;
Though never theirs the victory,
From them shall others learn the way. ... Edgar Guest
I will tell you the single biggest surprise in arriving to the Senate is the defeatist attitude here. I mean, we don't even talk about how to win a fight. There's no discussion. We talk about, "Hey, let's get a show vote so we can go tell our constituents we're doing something." But I promise you, Rush, if you had to sit through one Senate lunch, you'd be in therapy for a month ... but they've been here a long time, and they're beaten down, and they don't believe we can win. They don't believe it can happen, and the answer they say on every issue is, "No, we can't do it. We can't do it."
This is the dawn of a new day, with new leadership coming to the GOP in 2014. Imagine Senate Majority Leader Cruz being sworn in January, 2015.
Yes, we have our to-do lists. Before this comes up again in January we need to start primary efforts aimed at all the right people. We need to expose the media as the liars they are. We need to expose Obama as being willing to throw vets, kidnapped children, bereaved military families, hungry Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and foodstamp recipients, cancer victms, etc under the bus because they are moochers off of “non-essential” services (not “essential”, like his own chef and the golf course at Camp David, etc) We need to expose that he is willing to break not only the ACA by prividing waivers that are expressly forbidden in the ACA, but also that he is willing to “re-interpret” Congress’ laws to remove Obama’s discretion at calling some things “non-essential”, such as paying for services necessary to keep up troop morale (like the death benefit and worship services for Catholic military personnel who cannot attend services off-base). And his people are willing to spend money for 7 salaries in order to make sure they don’t break the law by spending salaries for 4, when all they had to do was spend no money and let people pull off onto a turnaround ramp...
We’ve got our work cut out for us. Time to expose the crap that just happened, in all its gory filth.