"Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two makes four. If that is granted, all else follows." -- George Orwell, Ninteen Eighty-Four
Ok. Fine. You asked for it, George.
THE TAX DEAL HAMMERED OUT BY MITCH MCCONNELL AND JOHN BOEHNER WITH CHAIRMAN OBAMA SUCKS. I THINK MCCONNELL AND BOEHNER SHOULD BE STRIPPED OF THEIR LEADERSHIP POSITIONS.
There are many reasons why I left the Republican Panty. The first nail in the coffin was John McPain being named the Republican nominee for the '08 Popularity Contest. The second nail in the coffin was George Bush's ugly baby, TARP. The third nail in the coffin was the wet tissue paper-like defense of Conservatism by the Republican Panty during the '08 Popularity Contest. The final nail in the coffin came during those dark days of January 2009 when almost every Republican in office fell over themselves attempting to rebrand themselves as "Obama Republicans". (I still scream "Get a room!" at the top of my lungs whenever I see that photo of Florida governor Charlie Crist hugging Obama the Redeemer.)
All of the above were painful for me as a Right Wing Extremist to put up with, but the main factor that caused me to turn in my Republican Decoder Ring was the fact that the Republican Panty is run by wimps who aren't very bright. [Politically Incorrect Joke Alert! Get ready, Media Matters!] In fact, if you threw a dress on half of them, you'd have a bunch of lib Democrats. Nowhere else is this more evident than the Not-So-Great-Tax-Compromise of 2010.
Let's face it: It wasn't Obama who lost this debate. It was Rectal Itch McConnell and Gingerbread Man Boehner who lost the debate regardless of what FOX News and the Professional Left thinks. In order not to have taxes raised, McConnell and Boehner agreed to to reinstate the Death Tax at 35% (!) or 55% (if people like Schmuckie Schumer have their way) (!!), 13 months of additional unemployment compensation as if 99 weeks wasn't enough, and, oh yes, allowed another 800 billion smackers to be added to the federal deficit.
Call me crazy and off my meds, but this isn't exactly tearing a page out of the Barry Goldwater playbook.
What Boehner and the Itch should have done is wait out Chairman Obama. They still had the momentum of the Midterm Massacre. They had Chairman Obama on the ropes and they should have kept it up. Obama was in no position whatsoever to allow the Bush Tax Cuts to expire, no matter how much his tatooed, wallet chain wearing base whined on message boards. Chairman Obama may have the economic savvy of a meth addict, but even he sees the handwriting on the Berlin Wall. The Stimulus Slush Fund, with its turtle tunnels and fish ladders, failed to produce jobs. (Shocking, I know.) Despite the best efforts of Andy Griffith, Obamacare(less) is as still as popular as the fat kid with acne at the prom. There was no way on God's green, and not to mention getting cooler by the second, earth Obama was going to have a tax increase hung around his neck like an albatross. Boehner and the Itch could have had another slurpee while waiting for Obama to come crawling on his hands and knees begging for help.
Another thing the Boehner and the Itch could have done is demand that the 13 months of funemployment should have been taken out of what's left of the unpissed away Stimulus funds. Most Democrats wouldn't have cared. After all, they've been pretending for months now that it never happened and this would be a "Get Out of Jail Free" card for them. Would that have brought down the deficit ? No, but at least it wouldn't have added to it.
Freedom is the Freedom to say our government is run by congenital morons.
God help us all.