Really? – Tea Party Nation

Really? – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

were-broke-1-1Fresh of their latest round of unilateral surrender, the Republican leadership is reassuring America that in this Congress, they will fight!

 From the Hill:

 President Obama will get a fight over government spending with a hike to the debt limit “whether he wants it or not,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wrote Thursday. 

In an op-ed for Yahoo, McConnell wrote that Republicans would focus on reducing spending in the next Congress, and in conjunction with the debate over raising the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling. Congress will likely need to take action on the debt limit within the next two months.

“The president may not want to have a fight about government spending over the next few months, but it’s the fight he is going to have, because it’s a debate the country needs,” McConnell warned. 

 McConnell called legislation he helped negotiate to avoid the effects of the so-called “fiscal cliff” earlier this week “an imperfect solution” and said the debt fight is the “perfect time” to confront the issue.

 Obama has warned that he will not tolerate another extended debate over the debt ceiling. The negotiations over increasing the debt ceiling in summer 2011 resulted in an extended standoff between Obama and Republicans, the threat of a government shutdown and a credit downgrade for the country. 

 A fight?

 Really?

 obama_fail1I’m sure Obama is quaking in his boots or his burka, depending. 

 So what happened?   Did someone give Mitch a testosterone transplant in the last 24 hours?

 He’s going to fight Obama on spending?

 I realize a lot of us were born in the dark but Mitch apparently thinks that was last night. 

 It would be really great if the Republican Party suddenly discovered a backbone.  It would be great is Mitch McConnell and John Boehner suddenly morphed into these great warriors for conservative values and beliefs.

 Unfortunately, I’ve lived through the last two years.  Every time we needed the GOP to stand up and fight, they folded faster than Kim Kardashian going for a new headline.

 Hope springs eternal and it would be great if it would happen, but some how I think my chances of winning the lottery are greater than the chances of the Republican leadership putting up a real fight on a crucial issue.