The upheaval over the Ryan / Murray budget plan leads me to believe there must be a ‘Secret Plan”. The ‘Secret Plan’ would contain a strategy that would blunt the President, the entire body of the Democratic Party and the vast majority of the Main Stream Media’s penchant to lay government shutdowns at the feet of Republicans! No budget deal means that we’re courting the specter of more shutdowns which Democrats will glory in. If you’re rooting for shutdowns you’re living in the echo chamber; “Warning Will Robinson, warning!”
What’s that, you say? There is no ‘Secret Plan’. There has to be, because the trajectory we’re on could see two shutdown pressure points in advance of the 2014 elections. Republicans will be blamed regardless of the facts; we know this to be true; replay the video tape from not so long ago.
The Ryan / Murray budget proposal is not a statement of fiscal values, it’s not a set of ideas that will put us on a rational debt reduction trajectory; it’s a political document and as such accomplished its goal. Paul Ryan is correct, if you want the Ryan Budget from the past two years you have to win a couple of elections; the political power to install Conservative principals is simply not there yet. Fight the good fight cries the Greek Chorus, but that fight has been fought and lost on a consistent basis as two thirds of Washington and a majority of the media is in the hands of the opposition.
Let’s take a lesson from the Left. Even when out of power, they take their incremental gains were they can find them, albeit small or nothing more than a moral victory. Intellectual integrity demands that we recognize the accumulation of those small victories has contributed mightily to where we are now; economically, culturally and socially. Three yards and a cloud of dust; do it four times and it’s first and ten.
Simple question; why would Republicans, or Conservatives for that matter, do anything that would take attention away from ObamaCare failures? Why would they do anything that blunts the pursuit of the rampant corruption this administration has attached itself to?
The President’s approval slide nearly exactly coincided with the failures of ObamaCare and the subsequent illumination of the lies the bill was sold on. Absent a ‘Secret Plan’ to make a shutdown a Democratic problem, rejection of the budget deal will eventually help save the President by deflecting attention from where the real problems are. Past as prelude should demonstrate that the Continuing Resolution fights do not result in advancing the Conservative ball and if anything simply provide the Democratic establishment with fresh fodder to demonize the opposition.
This budget deal does not really fix anything material. It buys time. Time provided by the removal of an issue and the elimination of the Continuing Resolution process for a time. If the President can effectively move key ObamaCare issues beyond election cycles why not Republicans moving the budget fights past the election cycle?
I believe that Democrats are not living in fear of Republicans. They are living in fear of their own President and the fact that the sky is indeed falling. Let’s focus on that.
There is another simple question here. If Republicans cannon agree on common ground amongst themselves in the interest of blunting the Progressive agenda how will the find common ground with the electorate in general?????