Take a Deep Breath

Smitty offers some good advice to conservatives who are justifiably outraged over the budget deal negotiated by Speaker Boehner. It’s time to take a deep breath and think about the big picture.

“Listen, ye Tea Parties: you did not give Boehner a veto-override majority in the House. You did not provide a GOP Senate Majority Leader.

You go to political war with the majority you have, not the majority you might want or wish to have at a later time, to paraphrase Rumsfeld. It’s all well and good to have people setting expectations low, and mocking the details as they leak out of the stinky diaper.

However don’t wear yourself out on the 112th Congress. This election was never more than a restraining order.
So yes, let us vent, but keep the blood pressure moderate. This Congressional rear-guard action, while tactically important, is strategically of less value than the 2012 election. We’re not fixing the deficit, much less the national debt, in a single Congress.” …

Boehner is not the enemy here, and he’s fighting with one hand tied behind his back. We all know who the real problem is.

Update: Speaking of the real problem, check out his plan for “shared prosperity and shared responsibility.” The title pretty much tells you all you need to know. The prosperous will share the wealth with everyone else while bearing the responsibility of paying for Obama’s disastrous policies. 2012 can’t come fast enough.