This evening Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was engaged in a debate with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over "tabling" the just passed House debt ceiling proposal, also known as Boehner 1.1. During that debate, Senator McConnell stated, "I feel like I'm having an out-of-body experience."
Senator McConnell, I feel you pain. I feel like I'm having an out-of-body experience as well.
The American people are witnessing how Democrats routinely negotiate and how much they actually care about the possibility of our nation going into default. Republicans have sent three (yes, that's 3--"The Ryan Plan," "Cut, Cap, and Balance," and "Boehner 1.1") separate pieces of legislation dealing with the debt ceiling increase while simultaneously attempting to reduce the rate of increase in government spending and the Democrats have summarily rejected each one without having the courage to debate or vote on a single one of them, yet they continue to rail about the dire consequences of "Republican inactivity."
Hello, hello, Oz? I think we've landed.
Where are the Democrat proposals? Where is Obama's proposal? Has anyone seen them? Jay Carney claimed the President had one, but declined to show it, asking one reporter in incredulity "You need to see it?" as if the very concept was alien to him (hardly surprising there in Oz) Carney's reluctance was understandable because the President "plan" doesn't exist.
Speaker Boehner confirmed this today in his closing argument in the House debate over this last proposal. He said that there was never any plan submitted by the President during the negotiations.
A frustrated and fed up Boehner said:
“I stuck my neck out a mile to get an agreement with the President of the United States. It’s time for the administration and time for our colleagues across the aisle to put something on the table.Though I disagree with the Boehner plan, I feel his pain too. It is impossible to cut a deal with people who are untrustworthy and who demagogue the issues over which you are negotiating, as you are negotiating them.
Tell us where you are!”
The level of ad hominem vitriol spewed by Democrats during the House debate and coming from Senate Democrats is (or would be if I didn't know them better) appalling.
Never forget, liberals HATE anyone who dares to disagree with them. They don't hate what you are advocating, they actually hate you for disagreeing. It's personal and heartfelt hatred and that is what makes dealing with them or trusting them impossible. Because they hate you, they feel no compunction about lying to you.
Three times, Republicans have made good faith efforts to prevent this nation from going into default (the actual risk of that is, like all other Democrat talking points, a manufactured risk, but I'll use the term anyway) and at the same time attempt to rein in federal spending, but Democrats live in a fantasy world.
They appear to believe that the federal government can continue to spend as it has without pause and the national debt will miraculously take care of itself.
They believe that all they have to do is raise taxes on "the rich" and everything will be resolved and the Ponzi Scheme's of Roosevelt and Johnson will continue to yield unending rivers of gold to be paid to their constituents.
It is pure insanity and it only confirms what we conservatives have known and what Michael Savage asserted in his book and on his show, that liberalism is a mental disorder.
The cold hard facts cannot be changed even if Democrats click their collective heels together three times and wish it so. If they passed a 100% tax on all of those whom they have labeled "rich," it would only generate $1.6 Trillion in income. The federal government's annual deficit for this year is projected to be $1.6 Trillion (and our national debt, $14.5 Trillion).
Fine liberals say, then we have a balanced budget . . . except of course in doing so they would destroy the corporations, investors, and businessmen who employ American "workers" (yeah, I know it's a Marxist term) and thus next year there would be no federal income tax revenues . . . except for those who are employed by the federal government. The rest of us would be joining them on the dole.
This is an insane time and America is being led by an insane President from an insane Democrat Party.
Most amazing of all is Senate Majority Leader Reid's decision to send his own proposal to the House of Representatives BEFORE THE SENATE HAS VOTED ON IT.
Exactly how much of the Democrat Party's water do Democrats expect Republicans to carry? They won't even vote on their own bill.
There isn't a single man or woman remaining in the Democrat Party; they are spineless, lying, demagoguing hatemongers who haven't had the guts to pass a single budget in the last 2 1/2 years, in spite of the fact that they are required to do so by law.
Out-of-body experience Senator McConnell? That is something we can both agree on.
Dealing with Democrats is like a trip into the Twilight Zone.
Hopefully enough strongly conservative Republicans remain in the House that they can stop the Reid bill from passing and place the onus where it now belongs, squarely on the Democrat controlled Senate and President Obama's shoulders.
No quarter for Democrat liars.
Make them pony-up and put their cards on the table. Let them feel the heat for a change, and for God's sake, Republicans, STOP NEGOTIATING WITH YOURSELVES!!!!!
Long Live Our American Republic!!!