Yes, I know, it is over. Lee and Cruz got schooled in the art of statecraft, largely by a group of Republicans who seem to have never mastered it themselves. It is even becoming trendy among pundits to quote Luke 14: 31-32: “Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won’t he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace.” How nice it is to see conservatives using the Bible to make sure we all see them sitting at the cool kids table. Let’s add some more faces to Mount Rushmore as long as they’re all sitting there.
Lee and Cruz may have lost battle, but the GOP elite have been losing the war for years now. I can’t blame them for running away. After all he who fights and runs away lives to grovel another day. And to be fair, this crop of Leftists are nastier, more vindictive, more prone to lie and more apt to throw a tantrum (and get away with it) than any libs who have come before. So naturally the, upper elephants of the Grand Old Co-Dependent Party shows its throat and hands their nemesis a win, under the guise of being the adults.
“Being the grownups” was a notion put forth repeatedly by Orrin Hatch when I interviewed him on Monday. After saying this week that Lee and the Tea Party need to be rehabilitated, Hatch said that Lee had time to show his constituents that he is ”worthy of being re-elected. Hatch told me he did not see a pathway to stopping Obamacare through a shutdown, but called the shutdown an “exercise” to discuss the pending financial disasters from Obamacare and runaway spending.
Well, if we can’t win through making a stand then how do we win the fight against the ACA and spending? Hatch said by electing more Republicans. Well, okay, what have we gotten from the Republicans we have?
That’s a question, not a lead-in to another thought. What have we gotten?
No one stood up when the president demanded a hike in the debt ceiling, stating that hiking the ceiling did not mean a hike in the debt. Since when, under any party have we hiked the debt ceiling and not the debt?