Friday, March 1, 2013

Hallelujah! Finally No Cave By GOP

For the first time I can remember in a long time the Republican Party, sometimes called, even by us conservative Republicans, as the "stupid party," showed some cojones and didn't cave on sequestration. I hope I'm not premature as the sequester actually won't go into effect until 11:59 pm tonight, but that is all the body language being shown now.

Despite laughable cartoon like "end of the world" demagoguery shouted by this non serious commander-in-chief, the GOP has not buckled to the Chicago bully.

The president for weeks and weeks had been predicting dire consequences if the sequester cuts occur:

President Obama, realizing the GOP was serious this time about standing their ground has started changing his tune about the Armageddon disaster he has guaranteed would happen if the sequester cuts were allowed to go through.  He realizes that the sequester will take place and the curtain will be pulled back on his infantile rhetoric to show the American people the sky has not fallen.  On Wednesday night before some businessmen Obama [and I would say a panicked Obama] finally let the "truth cat" out of the bag:  “It’s conceivable that in the first week, the first two weeks, the first three weeks, the first month … a lot of people may not notice the full impact of the sequester.”  He said this will not actually be a cliff but maybe a slow tumble downwards.  [Tales Obama spin detector: The sky will not be falling]

President Obama has helped the GOP immensely with his overblown consequence rhetoric. It was so unbelievable and the sequester cuts will be shown after weeks to have almost zero effect on the average American that the GOP will all of a sudden have the upper hand in any future budget talks. The "continuing resolution" to keep the government funded will be coming up in less than a month. With the American people wondering, 'what was the big deal' about sequestration, what possible rhetoric can the president use the next time to scare the American people?  This president has cried wolf one too many times and will never be able to sound credible again on impending disasters of budget cuts.

By standing their ground on the sequester cuts, the GOP can go into the 'funding of government' round of talks with added confidence.  They can do as Dr. Krauthammer predicted and agree to extend the government funding in the continuing resolution with these new sequester cuts in place  [which will mean lower funding of government].  This may be the first time that the baseline budget of this country will actually be lowered.  If they do this, what can the Democrats do? Will they try and stop the continuing resolution? If they do, it will be the Democrats who actually will be wanting to shut down the government.  As I said in the previous post, how will the liberal media handle that one?

With all of the criticism we rightfully give to the GOP congress when they cave [which is usually], Tales must compliment the GOP congress this time for not caving and standing their ground.  Hallelujah!

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