Who needs lying, anti-Constitutional Democrats when we have self titled “conservatives” who decide that the principles of conservatism aren’t all that important? Case in point – the ever appeasing Bill Kristol:
“Elections have consequences… The leadership in the Republican Party and the leadership in the conservative movement has to pull back, let people float new ideas. Let’s have a serious debate. Don’t scream and yell when one person says, ‘You know what? It won’t kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on millionaires.’ It really won’t, I don’t think. I don’t really understand why Republicans don’t take Obama’s offer to freeze taxes for everyone below $250,000. Make it $500,000–make it a million. Really? The Republican Party’s going to fall on its sword to defend a bunch of millionaires? Half of whom vote Democratic, and half of whom live in Hollywood, and are hostile to Republican principles?” — Bill Kristol, Fox News Sunday, November 11, 2012
Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard, is looking for someone to whom to surrender. And so is much of the Republican establishment, so desperate to hold onto positions of influence that they are willing to abandon the newly-confirmed House majority and a bedrock Republican principle for the last two decades.
Giving in on Obama’s tax hikes would not win many votes. But it would certainly end the GOP as a viable opposition.
Kristol has embraced a policy that is nothing more than a left-wing, soak-the-rich meme. It would not close the budget deficit; at best, it would reduce the annual $1 trillion-plus deficit by 7 cents on the collar. Raising taxes would, however, hurt investment and punish success. And Republicans have been burned before by agreeing to deals in which Congress hikes taxes and the promised spending cuts never materialize.
Gee, thanks Billy for blazing a trail right to hell as you kneecap the Constitution and liberty for the sake of someone on the left patting you on the back for a day. I HATE THE ESTABLISHMENT!!
Update (Karen): Meanwhile, the Democrats are saying they will allow taxes to be raised on everyone if they don’t get their way. Which side is inflexible and immoderate again?