While in college, I had a German Shepard named Sheena. She was a loyal dog, well behaved, friendly, and as dumb as a bag full of hammers. This was a dog that would even be considered dumb when compared to other dogs, and yet, all it took to train her to not urinate indoors was to soak a rag in her urine and then tie it to a stake outside in the grass. She got the message immediately, and once she began receiving small pieces of cheese for doing business outside, she even learned the all important trick of faking her business in order to receive the Kraft individually wrapped slices of imitation cheese food. So the question has now been sufficiently begged, if my dumb ass dog could be trained without the aid of understanding English, where on Earth did we dig up these dolts who occupy our House of Representatives that seem so unbelievably bereft of the ability to learn from nearly three decades of electoral disaster and reward? In short, collectively, we have elected the single dumbest demographic of morons imaginable.
The only thing this current group seems truly adept at is snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. We keep waiting for them to learn, and they refuse to do so. At some point in time, the GOP apparatchiks will learn, about this I have faith, that their base is more interested in having them do the right thing and could not care less about the politics of holding power. Here’s the good news in all of this however, there are 151 Republican House members who are capable of doing the right thing for the country and are less interested in the politics of holding power. That is something tangible upon which a future can be built, and that, along with the 30 or so GOP Governorships, represent the assets upon which we can build our movement to take back our country.
Take a good look at the names on this list. It is the roll call vote of yesterday’s House vote on complete capitulation. Notice who’s on board with allowing Barack Obama to loot the nation and shred our Constitution, and who stood up against this act of continued self destruction. What a way to bring in the new year, and what a perfect gift it is too. John Boehner has solidified his deserved reputation for being Barack Obama’s tool. Eric Cantor, Darryl Issa, Duncan Hunter, Alan West, and about 150 other guys showed us all that we do not stand entirely alone against a federal bureaucracy hell bent on scrapping our founding documents.
I remember defending Boehner and the bulk of the Republican Party on many occasions when this fight began in earnest. I argued that tax rates were the secondary issue to spending, and stated that allowing rates to increase would be acceptable provided that cuts in real spending, to be effective immediately, were in the bargain. So, what did John Boehner, leader of the chamber of our legislative branch that constitutionally controls the purse strings of our national budget, receive in the deal that saw an increase in the taxes paid by 70% of Americans? Barack Obama has been given a net increase in spending just to the South of $350 Billion. Simply stunning, the deal negotiated and agreed to by the Republicans in charge of the party today.
There are some who blame the sad state of affairs on the defeat of plan B. There are some who might blame Senate Republicans for this, but the fact is, the GOP controls the House. All spending starts there, according to our Constitution, which despite the best efforts of our academia elite, still exists. There have been over 1300 days since our national spending has been operating under the constraints of an actual budget, and for any one who has ever balanced their very own check book, the folly of this is easy to spot. Perhaps this explains why our deficit has reached a proportion that defies the darkest imagination of a Fellini nightmare film.
The true fiscal cliff is not one in which these professional liars have figured out how to establish a series of never ending artificially inflated crises in order to have the citizens vote away their personal freedoms and grant larger and larger chunks of power and authority to an increasingly cynical ruling class. The true fiscal cliff, and one that can not be avoided for ever, is that limit of people who are not bound by our legislative edicts to lend us the money to keep this sham going. 85 Republican House Members, all of whom were elected by constituents who had faith that they would know better, voted for this. John Boehner and Paul Ryan were among that group. I do not care how large of a percentage of the time these men vote along the lines of how conservatives were supposed to vote, this was the one that really counted.
It only takes 17 House Republicans to stop John Boehner from spending another term as our Speaker. Enjoy that thin Ice John, you’ve earned it. Today’s political arguments are possible because of the great wealth built by the very system of economics being decried as the problem today. Americans are delusional in the belief that our vast wealth is an automatic happenstance, something that just happened as a part of the natural order of the cosmos. The truth is that there is a very definite limit to that wealth, and we passed that limit about 4 years ago. We are now cannibalizing that wealth, so thoughtfully created by multiple generations of people much smarter and wiser than we are.
History has proven many times over that Socialism will eventually collapse in upon itself, and indeed every instance of a society with a top down form of government has suffered the same end without exception. That will happen to us as well should we continue along a path towards that end. In the grand scheme of things, whether we correct our course now, or wait for the collapse, Americans will learn this lesson. I am just one of those helpless optimists who wishes to avoid the catastrophe. We don’t really need to reach bottom in order to fix our problems. It is possible to return to the constrained government, society based on personal freedom and property rights before we completely cannibalize that wealth so thoughtfully provided for us by our forefathers.