My Way or the Highway

“If you won’t accept my idea of heaven, you can just go to hell.”  The current actions of the Republican party as it panders to its far right fringe remind me of a hell fire preacher faced with teens that really want (and probably need) to dance.

“No, you can’t have decent health care in this country, and if you insist, we will make sure the economy crashes and that you will never get a job.”

Dance anyway, my friends.  If you don’t, your children will never even get to hear the music.

It is not really the Tea Party’s ball, so they can’t just take it and go home.  It’s time to play the game by the rules, boys, or you can go home.  But we are keeping the ball.


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One response to “My Way or the Highway”

  1. rrredmeat says :

    Are Republicans the new Democrats?

    Remember how in the 90′s Democrats used to whine and complain that Republicans won battle after battle because they were better organised, more disciplined and more ruthless? Well maybe the boot is on the other foot now…

    The budget / Obama-care battle is looking like one that will (sadly) be a victory for the Dems. Poll after poll shows that voters will blame the GOP for the shut down. Which is why Boehner desperately wanted to avoid this battle and save his fire for the debt ceiling fight which is just around the corner. But could he control his caucus? No. Well, not nearly as effectively as Harry Reid controlled his. Not a single Dem senator broke ranks on the budget fight, even the “red state” ones who are facing tough re-election battles and could be hurt by this.

    If Boehner had had his way, then the GOP in the house would have avoided this fight and instead been alive and well to win the debt ceiling fight. But he couldn’t control his flock as well as Reid controls his.

    So we will bleed centre-ish support over this fight instead of scoring valuable points in a totally win-able debt ceiling battle…

    And by being totally inflexible on any compromise to the budget, Reid has ruthlessly forced the first of these two big battles to be fought on terrain that favours him and will thus deliver a well-thought out victory for our Democrat friends.

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