Mitch McConnell has announced that there will be an increase in the debt limit no matter what. I wonder if Obama tossed him a Scooby snack after he made that declaration. No doubt John Boehner will fall into line, assured of the democratic votes in the House. By waving the white flag now, they have relieved Obama’s mind and have conveyed the message that republicans have already rolled over and he can have anything he wants. He has carte blanche.
I fully expect a raise in the debt limit like the last one. Anybody remember that? Obama was given a year in which time the debt could rise as high as it wanted to with no restrictions. We are almost at the end of the year. Quite frankly, I don’t understand why Boehner and McConnell don’t simply disband congress altogether. It makes perfect sense. it’s not as if they serve a purpose and quite frankly it would save the taxpayers a fortune that Michelle can spend on another vacation.
By definition, the opposition party’s main responsibility is to oppose. I had a boss once that I butted heads with every day for over seven years. These were not mere disagreements but knock down drag out fights. Once I asked him why he didn’t just fire me. He said something that I remember to this very day. He said, “If we agreed on everything, one of us would be totally unnecessary.” And indeed, it is a wise man who can set aside his ego in order to find a more efficient or more practical way to achieve a goal. Opposition should not only be allowed, it should be mandated.
McConnell goes on to try to salvage the meager scraps of his self esteem and make the unlikely claim that he and the republican caucus would add some riders to get some of their other priorities passed along with the debt limit. You mean like ending the funding for Obama’s illegal immigration?
If anyone believe’s Obama’s bitch, I have some great land in Florida I’d like to sell you. It’s surrounded by water…..on all six sides.
Courtesy of Red Statements.