Republican Legislators, I am TEA Party, hear me roar: NO NEW TAXES!
I state the above, just in case any or our Republican members of Congress has any doubts as to what we out here in "fly-over country" truly feel. Americans are already paying enough in taxes, our problem is solely a spending problem and folks like Mitch McConnell and John Boehner would do well to remind themselves of that fact every time they look in the mirror.
Things are looking good--so far--within the Republican House caucus for holding firm against any "increase in revenues" (taxes for those of us who are more plain spoken) in the on-going debt limit negotiations.
However, if history has told us anything, it is that Republicans grow spines of linguini at the approach of budgetary deadlines. For some reason, it is perfectly okay for Democrats to demagogue and remain intransigent over budgetary issues, even if it means the destruction of our nations economy, but just let a Republican attempt to remain true to his values and beliefs, and he is suddenly transformed into public enemy number one and develops "that old feeling" and begins to contemplate compromising so as not to be portrayed as the next Cruella de Vil by their "good buddies" in the MSM.
Hey Republican members of Congress, here's a clue . . . the MSM hates you for what you believe, get over it, revel in it, take pride in your accomplishment, it means you are saying the right things, supporting the right causes, and opposing those policies which are destined to be most destructive to our economy and our nation.
STOP TRYING TO CURRY FAVOR WITH THE MSM--THEY HATE YOU AND WILL NEVER RESPECT YOU.
No matter how much good press they give you, you will remain scum in their eyes and as soon as you oppose their chosen candidate, they will attack you without mercy or restraint. In the eyes of the MSM and your Democrat colleagues, you are evil.
You must understand this. In opposing their aspirations for power--which is, of course, the only purpose behind their agenda--you automatically become their hated enemy and anything they tell you to the contrary is a lie. It is the fawning flattery of a con man on the game, the dance of a cobra about to strike. Don't be fooled, don't allow yourself to believe their lies, they hate you for what you are.
So, the only answer is to stand on your principles and bask in the glory of their hostility, pointing out their lies and calling them when they spout them, then providing truth to counter.
I would suggest quoting Obama's laughter at the fact that the often touted and claimed "shovel-ready jobs" that were the foundation of the so-called "stimulus package" weren't so "shovel-ready." I would suggest that pointing out that Republicans don't find the squandering of almost a TRILLION dollars of tax-payer money on a Democrat Party fantasy that helped no one but the organizations that are behind the Democrat Party, all that amusing or that the continued unemployment and suffering of the American people through this Obama Recession is a subject for humor.
And when they accuse you of wanting to cut Medicare, point out the fact that Democrats have already passed into law a $500 Billion cut in Medicare when they passed the Health Care Reform Act--against the wishes of the American people.
This is not a time for weakness, this is a time for Republicans to show continued courage. The Democrats are on the ropes and they are terrified. Obama is destined to go down in flames in 2012 and he will also go down as the worst, most destructive, least qualified, most incompetent President of the past century.
I will also issue this warning. If the Republicans cave during these negotiations and vote for any increase in revenues in exchange for the modest cuts that have been bandied about (remember that a 4 Trillion cut over ten years means an increase in the national debt of another $6 Trillion before the reductions in debt even begins) there will be a third party movement and it will mean the possible destruction, not just of the Republican Party, but of our nation as we have all grown up to know it.
Long Live Our American Republic!!!