Credit where credit is due. I have been a very vocal critic of the Freshman Class of 2010, but this time they have gone and done something good. So, my hat is off.
The Senate deal was so manifestly silly and irresponsible — seriously, a 2-month-only change in the tax code, to go into effect 12 days from today, but it is supposed to save the nation — that conservatives and Freshmen just could not stomach it. It’s a little late to be finding a backbone, but hey, I’ll take it.
In the big March government “shutdown” showdown and the August debt ceiling showdown, Boehner and the House leadership ultimately coopted the Freshmen, leading them to assent to terrrible, terrible deals, convincing them that to take a stand would incur such media wrath, that the nation would be turned against them and they would lose their jobs, along with the House majority, in 2012. You can only imagine how much I hate Boehner’s guts, along with the rest of the House Establishment. But enough of that.
Today, the Freshmen found their voice. They torpedoed that bad deal. And it plumb warmed my heart to hear some of the biggest clowns in Washington crying over this as if the last tax hike had been repealed.
Wicked Witch of the West Nancy Pelosi – It’s just the ridiculous tea party Republicans who are holding up this tax cut for the American people and jeopardizing economic growth.
DNC Chairbitch Debbie Two-Names — extremism at its worst.
WaPo Village Idiot Dana Milbank wails in an OpEd called “Radical Republican Winterfest” — The sophomoric freshmen must have needed their barkeep to serve them another round.
Milbank pouts again — …House Republicans, after championing tax cuts for millionaires, would be voting against a tax cut for ordinary Americans.
All this coming from the bunch who jammed ObamaCare down the throats of “ordinary Americans” who did not want it, using parliamentary tricks, bribery, blackmail and media demagoguery in an 8-month marathon in which they were fully aware of public opinion. These people caused the Tea Party. And they weren’t all that concerned with the finances, freedoms, and well-being of “ordinary Americans” at that time, now where they?
[deep satisfied sigh…….]
I love my life.