[...] the entity that is most bent on destroying the private economy of the United States of America, until recently the envy of the world, is our own government.” — An Administration That Will Live In Infamy
It’s the new liberal mantra and, like an echo bouncing off muculent rock in a cavern filled with freshly harvested skulls, it’s repeated endlessly by the pink-to-the-bone chattering class: “Republicans can no longer win elections unless they become more like Democrats.” Patently untrue, of course, but a falsehood that nonetheless gives solace to those in the GOP whose principles have always been as wobbly as the stride of a palsied octogenarian and comforts Democrats who never had any in the first place. This is no formula for victory; only a blueprint for continued defeat. Why vote for cheap knock-offs when you can have the real thing for the same price?
And Barack Obama is the real deal — or, at least, the real steal — a man who has looted the public treasury of more funds in three years than his predecessors managed in 236:
Obama has never shown interest in genuine debt reduction. He does nothing for two years, then spends the next two ignoring his own debt-reduction commission. In less than four years, he has increased U.S. public debt by a staggering 83 percent. As a percentage of GDP, the real marker of national solvency, it has spiked from 45 percent to 70 percent. (It’s Nothing But a Power Play – Charles Krauthammer)
He had help, of course. No one could pull off a heist that big without accomplices. The Pelosi-Reid Democratic Congress, for example — as accomplished a gang of brigands since the heyday of La Cosa Nostra. Then there’s the receivers of the stolen goods, i.e. the non-taxpaying half of the country that accepts their share of the plunder and demands ever more; a complaisant media that, instead of blanketing the country with “Wanted” posters, celebrates political outlawry and calls it social justice; and a unionized system of public education “built on leftist agendas, enforced mediocrity, and teachers motivated by greed varnished with sentimental slogans about ‘the children’” (Daren Jonescu). A celebrity-obsessed culture that has accustomed itself to enabling promiscuity, deviancy, and tattooed misogyny has again appointed the one-eyed Jackass as its suicide king.
But you don’t keep a suicide king or the Devil way down in the hole by folding your hand and jumping in after him. That, however, is exactly the strategy that the so-called Republican leadership advocates:
Over the next couple of years, Barack Obama wants to raise the national debt to $18.9 trillion or so. John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, and the congressional Republicans want to raise the national debt to $18.4 trillion or so.
[...] The present Republican leaders in Washington, instead of hiding under a rock, have taken to standing on the rock and demanding conservatives self flagellate. Neither John Boehner nor Mitch McConnell are visionaries. They are survivors.They survive by recognizing the biggest threat to them and trying to befriend it or neutralize it.
Right now, both see conservatives as their biggest threat, not Barack Obama. Why? Because while Barack Obama maintains the White House, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell maintain their positions of power. They exist for power, not for vision. (The Republicans Have Failed The Nation)
Republicans don’t lose because they don’t act like Democrats; they lose because they don’t act like Republicans.