A rational analysis of the "deal" is that it does nothing to reduce the
deficit in the short term and is meaningless in the long term because it is not
binding on future congresses.It's only value is in the mid term (as
in the elections next year) when the GOP can hammer the democrats on Obamacare
without budget distractions.But the GOP lacks the ability to execute such
a plan.So...the "deal" is meaningless.
What baffles me is that the same people who say "Never compromise" also
say they are the true Constitutionalists. I wonder if any of them have ever read
a true history of how the Constitution came to be. It was a masterpiece of
compromise by everyone involved. Without compromise,there would be no
Constitution. A great starting place on this subject is "Miracle in
Philadelphia" by Catherine Drinker Bowen. Our country came into being
because of compromise and it cannot stay free without compromise. No compromise
leads to dictatorship and then we lose the constitution they are so rightly
proud of. Knowing history can keep us from losing what we fought so hard to get.
I said this before, even though I consider myself to be a conservative
Republican, and support the work of Cruz, Lee, ect. I do think that in politics
timing is everything. Had it not been for the timing of the 2008 financial
crisis, in October, McCain would likely have won the Presidency. Had it not
been for the delay in the rollout of Obamacare until after the 2012 election,
polls now show that Romney would have won. Politics and timing. They go hand
in hand. Now is the time for the Republicans to get together and pretend to be
a united front against what is now a growing Democrat negative.Democrats have
always been able to put up that front, even when you know they don't all
agree. Republicans have to learn to play that PR game too. Especially this
election year coming up when the opportunity to really "transform
American" has presented itself. I hope everyone from Cruz to Collins will
This is way the vast majority of us moderate/centrist/Reagan-ites left the GOP a
long, long time ago...
The nation was wondering how much longer Mr. Buehner could take the abuse.Glad to see him show some spunk and tell it like it is.Maybe there is
hope after all.
The greatness of the U.S. Constitution requires compromise as well as respecting
others' views. The separation of powers, and the very concept of two
legislative bodies requires the majority and minority parties in congress, and
the Executive branches to compromise. Compromise requires the elected officials
to make a deal that usually no one likes.The U.S. Constitution
organizes the debate within a representative-democracy. When elected officials
refuse to show respect for others views, and unable to compromise on mutual
interests, the system fails. It further fails when they are more concerned
about the next election than in doing what is right. The far-left and far-right
are more interested in getting re-elected than doing their work in the best
interests of the country. The right answer in a democracy is usually in the
middle. I expect them to fight/argue to get there."I disagree
with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." -
Lee and Cruz are terrible for the GOP and this country. The sooner we get them
out the better.
It was good to see him tear into what really has become a problem.