Well, Sen. Graham, how about the idea that the Senate is getting ready to confirm a nominee for CIA director who insists on turning a blind eye to the radical ideology of terrorists aimed at destroying the United States? Is that ridiculous, Sen. Graham?
In the meantime, Republicans must be united in their resolve to stand up to President Obama on the nations fiscal and solvency crisis. They need to build on, rather than undermine, the groundwork they established in the sequestration negotiations and with Sen. Paul's filibuster.
President Obama is nothing if not the consummate community organizer. He has specific (and alarming) goals in focus and is always strategizing. Sen. Graham et al. would do well to remember that.
Politico hints at what Obama has up his sleeve, and Graham and his cohorts seem to be playing right into his hands. It reports that Obama always knew Republicans wouldn't bend before the sequestration deadline but that he's confident they'll accede to more revenues in time -- in their pattern of caving, provided he keeps the pressure on.
One former Democratic strategist said Obama has always miscalculated where the power among Republicans lies and has approached those who aren't as weak-kneed as others. Well, perhaps Politico was prescient here in anticipating an Obama overture to Republicans who might bend at dinner.
No matter how many liberal commentators insist to Bill O'Reilly that Obama really supports specific spending cuts, the fact is that he has had four-plus years to take the lead or even follow the lead on this critical issue and he's refused.
Then-Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner revealed that the administration had no plans to reform entitlements in his congressional testimony. Obama's projected budgets have been consistently reckless. His actual deficits have all been immorally astronomical. He extracted tax increases and still refuses to play ball on spending. Neither he nor his Democratic Senate will even submit a budget, and he's even demanding more spending. His only budgetary interest is in further punishing the rich and further expanding entitlements. If he does succeed in extracting more revenues, it will reward his spending to date and just encourage him to spend more.
Any Republicans gullible enough to believe Obama's tall tale that he wants a "balanced approach" needs to wake up and join the reality community of those who are planting their feet in the ground to resist Obama's upcoming propaganda blitz to make them cave. Do not even think about capitulating. You will have enormous support if you fight -- and the response to Sen. Paul's filibuster is but a foreshadowing of what is to come if you hold firm.