Damned Stupid Republicans Blowing It, Again
We all know that in terms of seriously addressing America's debt issues, the recent deal to avert a government shutdown is all but insignificant. So, what is the conventional wisdom being created to define it?
Obama Advisor David Plouffe: Budget Cuts Both 'Draconian' and 'Historic' Plouffe Lauds Bipartisanship
NRO and others on the Right are praising Boehner as a terrific leader, saying he accomplished something great – when, in relative terms, he didn't come close. Meanwhile, the Democrats are busy casting it as historic, if draconian – and accomplished through bi-partisanship.
So, where does that leave a hapless GOP currently led by Boehner if they ever seriously want to take on spending, perhaps through the Paul Ryan budget? Boehner squandered whatever political capital he may have had on a couple of fronts, got next to nothing beyond some favorable headlines, while a narrative is being framed to undercut any future serious effort to address America's tremendous debt.
Clearly the current GOP leadership is not up to the job Americans elected them to do in November. And too much of the Right-side chattering class seeking seats at the lunch counter through access, not serious journalism, to cover them, is more an obstacle to progress, than a serious part of the solution.