Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz crowed, “We (Democrats) own the economy.” Now they own something else. The default.
How do they own it?
It is simple. The House has already sent the Cut, Cap and Balance act over to the Senate. There was never a true up or down vote on the bill. Harry Reid simply tabled it.
Now, John Boehner is going to try and send his Boehner plan over to the Senate for consideration. Assuming the plan passes the House, which at this point is still not a safe assumption, Harry Reid, the leader of the Party of Treason in the Senate has already announced he would call the Senate into session and immediately kill whatever bill Boehner sends over.
Boehner’s bill is a disaster. However, by announcing he would kill it immediately, Reid showed his true colors and the true colors of the Party of Treason. There can only be one bill for them. That is the bill of complete surrender by the GOP. The only thing the Dems are going to accept is something that cuts no spending, increases taxes and the debt.
Even John Boehner probably will not surrender to this. So you have it.
The Democrat Party Default.
The Democrats own this default. They will not compromise. The Boehner plan is pretty awful and does not do anything to help stop the insane spending and borrowing that is bankrupting our country.
But at least the House has passed one plan (Cut, Cap and Balance) and by the end of the day may pass a second one.
What has Obama done? Nothing
What has Harry Reid done? Nothing.
The Democratic strategy has been simple and we have mentioned it here before. Either panic the GOP into a really bad plan, even worse than the really bad Boehner plan or blame Republicans for the default.
Make no mistake, the Boehner plan is pretty bad. Cut, Cap and Balance is a much better bill. However, the Democrats insist on unilateral surrender by the Republicans. The only way they will agree to any bill is a bill that includes no spending cuts, but contains economically harmful tax increases as well as a massive increase in the debt ceiling.
The only thing that is acceptable to the Party of Treason is a formula that provides for the easy endless expansion of the welfare state. John Boehner may be the sugar daddy of the welfare state but even he is smart enough not to commit political suicide, which is what the Democrats are asking. The government is twice the size it was a decade ago and has grown thirty percent since Barack Obama took over the White House. That is too much, even for John Boehner. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/jul/27/tom-...
If the Democrats say it is their way or the highway, then fine, it is time for us to say game on.
Many of us grew up in an age where our parents told us, “you do not start a fight but you finish one.” It is time for us to finish this fight. Obama, Pelosi and Reid are spoiling for a fight. They believe the media will protect them and work for them as Clinton had the luxury of a complete media protective blanket in 1995.
That was 16 years ago. The conservative media did not exist then as it does now. We have the ability to bypass the drive by media and get our message directly to the people.
There could be a blessing in disguise here.
We do not want this default, but if Obama, Pelosi and Reid are going to force it, then we will make them own it.
I want more people like the Tea party members in congress next time and these RINOcrats like Beohner need to be sent packing and McCain needs to have his Hobbit speech kept alive so he takes a walk the next time he is up for re-election.
I agree with your viewpoint, Judson. However, I have little confidence in all
but the Tea Party Republicans standing firm to the last minute panic and the
Democrat media prophets of doom and blame. The establisment Republicans
have a dismal track record for standing up for what they are supposed to believe.
Therefore, the chance of Obama owning a default are slim. The buck NEVER stops
with this President. The buck always is someone elses fault in his opinion. I don't see
a default coming. But, I do see a disasterous compromise based on Reid's plan and
blamed on Republicans. The system is broken beyond repair. Without Cut, Cap and Balance
ammendments, along with term limits, we are done.