The Budget Deal From Hell

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by: the Common Constitutionalist

Everyone and their brother are talking about the latest behemoth budget deal. The deal couldn’t be worse for the country if Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi crafted it themselves. Strike that – they did, or at least helped Ryan and McConnell.

Words can’t adequately describe what an abomination it is. For us conservatives – we have been genuinely betrayed, like Joseph in the Bible, practically stripped bare, thrown into a cistern and sold into slavery by his own brothers.

Some pundits on the right have attempted to explain the massive giveaways to the democrats as a mere bargaining chip to secure the right of domestic oil producers to export their products. That is a red herring. There isn’t enough oil on the planet that can make up for selling our sovereignty. And that’s exactly what these pitiful wastes of space are attempting to do.

Money aside, the Republicans have handed Obama and the democrats the handle on the immigration valve and effectively said, “Go ahead and open her up – full blast. Let them all in. We don’t care. Let in the Mexicans, the central and South Americans. Let in the Syrians, ISIS and al-Qaeda. And we’re giving you $1.6 billion to do it.” And you know that is just a starting figure. If this thing passes, it will end up being a lot more.

Imagine, for that same money we could purchase almost 1500 Tomahawk cruise missiles or 40,000, 2,000 lb. JDAM’s (Joint Direct Attack Munition). You know – to fight ISIS. But why bother now. Now we can just wait until they arrive on our shores and fight them here.

I’m reminded of the comedy, Hot Shots, Part Deux, where the bumbling American president is explaining his war plan to an aid. He spins a globe and it stops on Minnesota or something. He exclaims that we will attack here! The aid says, but sir, the enemy is on the other side of the globe. The Paul Ryanpresident says that’s okay – we’ll just fly them over and fight them here. It will save us the trouble of traveling.

And I guess the republicans aren’t too worried about security as they’ve authorized the “resettlements” through 2018. After all, we wouldn’t want to leave anyone out.

There is still a chance that this bill won’t pass, but personally, I think it’s somewhere between slim and none. I suppose it couldn’t hurt to call your Congressman and voice your displeasure – not that they even pretend to listen to us anymore. At least not until next year’s election season. By then, as they are all counting on, this will be old news and the low information crowd, assuming they knew to begin with, would have long forgotten.

As I said, the oil export thing is a minor issue and a head fake on the part of the establishment. We all know the real reason for folding like so many deck chairs is two fold. First is the fact that Republican leadership, all leadership, are pansies. They have convinced themselves that it is impossible to weather a fight with Obama and the dems. All evidence to the contrary,  they are certain that a dreaded government slowdown (83% remains open) will cause the media to say mean things about them. And we know they are oh so sensitive.

Then there are, as I mentioned, the upcoming elections. Republicans are convinced, because their advisors and pundits tell them so, that they cannot be reelected if the government shuts down, so they must preempt this looming disaster by folding far in advance, hoping their timidity will not be remembered.

However, this year is likely to be different. I believe they are underestimating the sheer anger, and size, of the conservative base – not towards the democrats, but toward the establishment. This year may cause the Tea Party revolution of 2010 and 2014 to appear as a blip on the radar screen. By their actions they are turning once quiet conservatives into activists. When it’s all over they may wish they would have fought the dems.

3 comments on “The Budget Deal From Hell

  1. It passed. Rather, it squirted through both houses like the discharge of diarrhea it was.

    Other than Rush, I’ve heard no one mention that next year in Sept this excrement runs out…again, just before the same election they’re using as a partial excuse this year, but a lot closer. And they’ll be saying all the same things but with more urgency. Since they gave Barry the cake, all the icing he and his entire Party wanted then just for yucks and upchucks, threw in a whole passel of cherries on top (to buy new votes/voters?). Will they double down next year by doubling all the stuff? I wouldn’t bet against it.

    BTW…they also fully funded not only PP (the sacred cow of the Left–no I’m not calling women cows) but also gave Barry bucks for his global initiative/wealth redistribution on “Climate Change”. Yes, folks, they gave him a nice new Kohler or maybe it’s a knock-off brand but that new tap will work just fine, especially once the flow is established and they open it wide. Begin with a couple billion and before you know it, we’re talking hundreds of billions we avoided with Kyoto but now get to pay because of Paris and Barry and Ryan/establishment.

    You’re right, Brent. The “silent majority” is getting noisy. By the time push comes to shove, they might wish they HAD finally stood up to the dems instead. They THINK (ok…a euphemism for whatever it is they’re doing) they want to ditch their “base”, exchange it for a dumber base that doesn’t complain so much. Had they stood up for fiscal sanity and restraint–this was the PERFECT chance–they would have had TRUMP to tout their brilliance. That would further have confounded the media and the left and entertained us all. It would also have brought the Party closer together. Since they may be stuck with Trump, they should have been smart enough to use him for the advantage of us all.

    But no…they are collectivist establishment first. We need to Cantor as many as possible.

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