"Some see a glass as half full, some see it as half empty, I just want to know who’s drinking my rum."
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
It's aboot time! Somebody who recognizes that we did not give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.... So we took a hit on the Fiscal Cliff. Stand up, brush off and get
back into the fight. This is no time for self-pity, no time for
weakness. Every combat leader knows that when you take a hit, you
regroup, reorganize, and prepare to counterattack. The defense is but a
temporary, transitory period that serves just one single purpose – to
prepare your forces to resume the offensive. We don’t need wimpy handwringers trying to excuse Republican
fecklessness by repeating stupid clichés like “Elections have
consequences.” Maybe I missed something, but everyone in this new
Congress won the last election – and the House kept its majority.
If President 50.6% has a mandate, so does every single GOP member. And
that mandate wasn’t to tuck-up into the fetal position and sob.
You have to beat him, and that means counterattacking to seize
the initiative by getting on the scoreboard with some wins and
restoring our team’s morale. Obama’s getting cocky – this guy always believes his own hype and his
prissy press cheerleaders aren’t doing him any favors telling him he’s
mastered the opposition. Unless we let him, he’s mastered nothing. In
his overconfidence he’s over-extending himself, and that means
opportunities. It looks like he’s going to nominate Chuck Hagel for SecDef. Even
Chuck Schumer is having trouble swallowing that. Republicans, time to
get out the long knives and get to work – and make sure you let the
world know that besides Hagel’s terrible policies you’re doing it on
behalf of the Jews and gays he detests. Filibuster him if you need to –
if Harry Reid wants to eliminate the filibuster he can do it on behalf
of an anti-Semitic homophobe who thinks we’re too mean to Hamas. Obama loses even if he “wins,” squandering capital and forcing his
Democrat pals into terrible votes they’ll be hearing about at
re-election time. And GOP senators, we don’t need to hear about
deference toward one of your own. Hagel sold out the GOP when he
supported Obama. Nor do we need to hear any sanctimonious crap about
deference to the president in nominations – if you still think this is
business as usual, you’re either a fool or in a coma.