The Republican id speaks.

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 @ 3:36 pm | Clueless Conservatives, Crazy Tea Party People, Deficit

And there it is, what they’re thinking:

TRUMP: Frankly the Republicans would be crazy unless they get 100% of the deal that they want right now to make any deal…If this happens, for instance if this stuff is going on prior to an election, he can’t get reelected. He possibly can’t get elected anyway…The fact is, unless the Republicans get 100% of what they want, and that may include getting rid of Obamacare, which is a total disaster, then they should not make a deal other than a minor extension which would take you before you the election which would ensure Obama doesn’t get elected, which would be a great thing.
BRIAN KILMEAD: If you look at the average American when they’re polled, it seems the President of the United States gets less of the blame than Republicans do, but you see Republicans with maximum leverage.
TRUMP: Absolutely the Republicans have the leverage. I don’t care about polls. When it comes time to default, they’re not going to remember any of the Republicans’ names. They are going to remember in history books one name, and that’s Obama. They’re not going to be talking about Boehner or anybody else. […]

The funny thing is that Kilmeade’s main concern is that the plan might not work, not that it would be nearly treasonous and destructive.

I know I’m supposed to be nice and not toss around the Treason word and Republicans are generally nice people and their feelings are going to be oh so bruised if I point out the obvious, but the question is, is it true or not? And if it isn’t true, I need to hear some real reasons, quickly. When you hold the US economy hostage to prevent the rich from paying more in taxes, even when Democrats are conceding and compromising and bending over backwards to work with you, have you not crossed a line?

I don’t care about bullshit excuses, wayward math, and ideological babble about freedom, you don’t deliberately seek to tank the country just to get your way, especially when you’ve only got the House.

Hat tip to our awesome media for doing such a shitty job of informing the public about what’s happening and still trying to play the “both sides are at fault!” false balance game instead of practicing journalism. Yes, people are blaming Republicans more, but 58% think Obama isn’t compromising enough? As Bill Maher said, what do they want Obama to do, put on a leash too? The compromises Obama and Reid have put forth look like Reagan’s wet dreams, they’d be huge Republican victories if a pre-Tea Party Republican had proposed them.

How’s that Tea Party working out for folks? Maybe electing the people who wanted the economy to fully tank in 2008 wasn’t such a great idea?

-hw

2 Responses to “The Republican id speaks.”

  1. AJKamper Says:

    The tax cart has begun to lead the economic horse. That is, lowering taxes has changed from something that would help Americans to something good for its own sake, and screw the quality of life for 95% of Americans.

    I don’t know why this should be. Kowtowing to corporate masters? Simple delusion? Blind partisanship? Too much Ayn Rand? But either way, it’s obnoxious–and this from a guy who generally looks at least somewhat favorably on fiscal conservatives. But it’s gone CRAZY.

  2. Henry Whistler Says:

    To look kindly upon fiscal conservatives, you’d have to point your nose elsewhere.

    http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/07/why-the-gop-are-not-fiscal-conservatives.html

    The reason is pretty simple. A fiscal conservative puts living within one’s means as the core priority; the current GOP believes that defunding the government should be the core priority. As British chancellor George Osborne has noted, the Tories want to keep taxes as low as possible and government as modest as possible within a balanced budget; the Republicans want to keep taxes as low as possible and government as modest as possible, even if this means vast deficits, or default, within a divided government.

    No fiscal conservative would or could defend the continuation of the ruinous Bush tax cuts through two wars and a massive new GOP entitlement, Medicare D, let alone now when the debt crisis is this grave. Only those who believe “deficits don’t matter” would. And they have. More to the point, their only true line in the sand is preservation of those tax cuts, or rather preservation of revenues at their current paltry levels.