Since before his landslide election, Republicans sought to portray Barack Obama as an outsider. As someone who is inherently un-American even foreign born with a Muslim father and a upbringing of Marxism and anti-Western colonialism. Actual elected members of the GOP have held protests on the Capitol steps. Have organized and attended anti-government rallies where they called for the overthrow of the government-- and for blood. Others have called for their state to secede rather than be forced to live in a country governed by Democrats and Obama. Republican voters have called for the president's death. Have showed up to numerous rallies with weapons. Even declared themselves sovereign citizens so they could pretend they were not subjects of the federal government, or at least one not controlled by the GOP.
Suffice to say Republicans have went to great lengths to discredit this president and force a perception upon a large number of Americans that he is an enemy of the state trying to destroy the country from within.
So now they find themselves face to face with the enemy embarked upon negotiating something to them that is unthinkable, raising the debt limit so Obama can spend more. Like Imperial Japan where there was no concept of surrender, too in the modern GOP there is no concept of compromise with a president you have long thought to be an enemy waging war against your country. Think I'm wrong? Majority Leader Eric Cantor doesn't think so.
At his weekly press availability House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) said the key Republican concession is "the fact that we are voting -- the fact that we are even discussing voting for a debt ceiling increase." He claimed this was a significant move. "What I don't think the White House understands is how difficult it is for fiscal conservatives to say they're going to vote to pay for a debt ceiling increase."You don't say? There's not a person in this world with a half a brain who believes Republicans are fiscal conservatives. This is the party of George W. Bush, the guy who doubled the national debt and created trillion dollar deficits. But that's kind of harsh really. Bush came about it honestly. He learned it from Reagan who tripled the national debt and enormously grew government. There is nothing in their history with the slightest smidgen of fiscal conservatism.
No, this isn't about sticking to their core principles. That's all make-believe. This is about talking to the president in the first place. Why can't the White House just understand that talking about raising the debt ceiling is a concession??? Tough guys don't negotiate with the enemy remember?
Their base is appalled that they are even wasting their time with this enemy. They are impatient with Boehner that he is rumored to concede way too much to the socialist takeover of America. They want it shutdown and they want it now.
If, as they say, these fiscal conservatives are worried about the debt going up the first thing they would do is raise the debt limit. By not raising the limit, they will force the federal debt to raise even faster. Anyone claiming the slightest bit of fiscal responsibility wouldn't want that to happen. But they do. They want it to happen. And when it does they want Obama blamed for it. Indeed they are that delusional. They have no qualms forcing the government into default and then blaming it on someone else. Remember these are the people who are proud to let everyone believe Obama created the budget deficit in the first place and routinely tell anyone who will listen that he has spent more money than all presidents combined. These are the people who voted for George Bush twice and now want to pretend those 8 years never happened. They are that delusional. Worse yet, we just let them do it.
Trust me, I'm right about this. Like I've been saying, after more than two years of calling the president an enemy, a socialist, a foreign born Marxist who attended madrassas in Indonesia, Republicans are forced to sit at a table with him and compromise the future of this nation as if he is a legitimate leader or something. To them that's a concession in and of itself. One that could possibly force them into primaries.