The current debt crisis debate has a supposed expiration date of August 2. If the nation’s debt limit is not raised by then, as demanded by Obama, our nation will theoretically crash and burn. The crisis pits old foes, Democrats and Republicans, against each other once again.
The Republicans, as usual, will lose the battle to the Democrats. Why? Because, they will cave. They always do. For two basic reasons. In the first place, Republicans overall are a spineless lot. Secondly, Democrats hold all the aces.
Here, in no particular order, are the five aces.
Ace #1: Democrats, however misguided, fight hard for what they believe in and they fight dirty, very dirty. Stuff like Obama shamefully telling senior citizens that they might not get their Social Security checks in August. Geez, I thought the Social Security lockbox contained trillions of dollars. Guess not. Stuff like the deplorable leftist television ad showing a Paul Ryan lookalike throwing ‘Grandma’ over a cliff. Republicans, on the other hand, refuse to fight at all much less fight dirty.
Ace #2: Democrats can always get away with accusing Republicans of wanting to eliminate Social Security period, thereby killing off old people and children with disabilities. The fact that this is utter nonsense is irrelevant. The accusation has a life of its own.
Ace #3: Democrats refuse to put out any plan of their own to deal with the deficit and debt problems. Hells bells, in clear violation of the U.S. Constitution, they haven’t even submitted a budget in two years. But, by laying low, they put themselves squarely in the catbird seat from which they can belittle and ridicule every idea or plan offered up by Republicans.
Ace #4: Democrats have the national media (radio, television, newspapers and magazines) in their pockets. This effete national media, which long ago shunned any semblance of objectivity and integrity, continuously fawns over Obama, Reid, Pelosi, the Clintons and all the rest of the so-called progressives. Exactly why they do this I have never been able to figure out. After the progressive leaders have turned the United States into a giant Cuba, what’s going to happen to all the so-called journalists who greased the journey? My guess is that they’ll all end up in prison with bewildered looks on their faces.
Ace #5: Five aces you say? Yes, five. In this deck of fools, the joker is wild, and the Democrats own the joker, who is none other than His Holy Muslimness, Barrack Obama. Yes, the same Barrack Hussein Teleprompter Obama who has been so successful in his plan to destroy America. Am I the only one who is disturbed by the fact that after three years of witnessing Obama’s actions that so few people are able to see what he is trying to do? Am I the only one who is disturbed by the fact that so many tens of millions of Americans are actually helping him do it?
So, what are we going to end up with on August 2?
One possibility being kicked around is to grant Obama his debt ceiling hike while in return he will promise to cut federal spending on a massive scale. Republicans will be so happy to have the confrontation over with, they won’t bother to pin Obama down on the details. Obama, to show good faith, will put an end to a couple of federal projects like the $700,000 grant given to the University of New Hampshire to study methane emissions from dairy cows. And, that will be the end of the cuts.
Another possibility is that caving Republicans will not only give Obama his debt ceiling raise, but also blanket permission to fund another gargantuan stimulus bill. To ease their pain, Obama will invite all Republicans over to the White House for a two-day open-bar pool party.