Sometimes we get reminded that there seems to be only one person in this country right now who has the combination of leadership ability including an uncanny knack of picking the right moment to take a stand, and most importantly a sense of WHERE to lead the country forward out of the quicksand we’ve wandered into. The Democrats thought they had such a person in Obama. We on our side always knew that they were dreadfully, disastrously wrong.
There really ought to be more than one person with that set of qualifications that we could look to as a standard-bearer going forward into 2012 and beyond.
But if there is more than one, I don’t see him or her.
I really, truly would like there to be more than one person with that combination. I’d like at least one of that kind of person to be running for President right now. Maybe, eventually, there will be.
But, you go into elections with the politicians you have, not with the politicians you wish you had.
I would rather not have to put all of our hope and faith in one small lady from Alaska. My guess is that she would really rather that we didn’t have to do that, either.
I think it is very clever of Sarah to allow the Rino eunuchs and socialist Dems to come out of the closet and show us who they are.... patience.
I have been saying for two years, that she has more power as a private citizen than she would in office on capital hill.
She won’t be the nominee, but God bless her.
Here’s what I would hold out for, if I was a House Republican right now:
1: Balanced Budget Amendment, with a no-wiggle-room glide path towards a cap of total taxation no more than 19% of GDP.
2: Immediate, across-the-board 10% reduction in spending authority from FY2011 levels in FY2012 for all non-Social Security and non-Medicare (i.e. non-FICA-tax-funded) Federal programs, without exception—yes, that includes defense. That’s an actual, real, live, no fudging 10% haircut for the entire Federal Government—ALL of it.
3: A 10-year (at least) absolute cap in dollar terms, without adjustment for inflation, in all non-FICA-tax-funded Federal programs after the 10% haircut.
4: Enact into law an automatic, annual 1% reduction in the debt limit (based on the amount of debt authorized for FY2012), which can be overridden only by 2/3 majority vote of both houses of Congress.
Give me those things, and I’ll do one and only one additional hike in the debt limit. I’d even listen to some reasonable tax increases—er—”revenue enhancements” if it meant that the structural changes above would get enacted.
Then, we can start talking about how to reform the “entitlement” programs to ensure their solvency . . .