Cowardice is a disease. It is every contagious. That is why the military treats cowardice so severely. We are now seeing surrender fever in full force in Washington.
What is going on?
The Republican Party is in full surrender mode.
First it started with worthless RINO Saxby Chambliss announcing he was abandoning his pledge to the voters who put him in office that he would not raise taxes. Now equally worthless RINO Lindsay Graham says he is abandoning the pledge too.
He wants to limit deductions for people to $30,000 to $40,000. This would primarily hit upper earners. Graham is almost orgasmic at the possibility this could raise $1 trillion dollars.
Isn’t that wonderful. The Republican want to give the government another trillion dollars of tax dollars to waste.
Here is the obvious question. When the hell is the government going to cut spending?
The deficit was almost under control in 2007. It was shrinking and was down to $163 billion for the year. Now we blow that in a month.
Every year watchdogs identify hundreds of billions of dollars in waste, fraud and duplicated services. Every year politicians hold news conferences to denounce the waste. Yet they never do a damn thing about the waste.
Now surrender fever is racing through the Republican ranks in DC.
The Republicans are doing just what the Democrats want. They are giving them cover. Republicans are going along with the Democrat tax hikes. So what are they going to say in 2014 as the Great Obama Depression worsens?
Are the Republicans going to hit the Democrats on taxing, spending and borrowing? How are they going to do that when they are going along with the Democrat plans?
John Boehner is already negotiating his surrender in the House of Representatives. He has already bought into bovine scatology that the problem is a revenue problem. It is not a revenue problem. We have a spending problem.
As the Republicans cave, what are fiscal conservatives to do?
We have some fiscal conservatives left, but they are outnumbered. John Boehner has made sure that no fiscal conservative is in the top rank of the Republican leadership. Republicans could threaten to filibuster in the Senate but now they are seeing so many Republicans caving on the issue a filibuster would not matter.
Mitt Romney ran for President and was the first Republican since before Ronald Reagan to run without specifically calling for tax cuts. Now the Republican Establishment has followed his lead.
Now we are watching the Republican Party not only surrender but self-destruct.
Why should fiscal conservatives continue to support a party that is abandoning its principles and simply becoming one of two big government parties?
We in the Tea Party did not go into the streets in 2009 and put a Republican majority in the House just so they could be big government statists.
If the Republican Party wants to be a big government statist party, then to paraphrase Ronald Reagan, “I’m not leaving the Republican Party. The Republican Party is leaving me.”