Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Still, not really an opportunity to develop any level of trust for these guys, but if they are able to successfully implement any sort of "Cut, Cap, and Balance", it will be a great thing.
The problem with this is that it's most likely all a bunch of grandstanding. The Republicans are out there doing this because they know it is not only the right thing to do, but that Americans are voting in favor of this stuff in droves (and rightly so). With Oblahma screaming out that he will veto it, it positions them perfectly for the presidential election in 2012.
Think about it and consider history - especially recent history. If Oblahma vetoes this bill and there aren't enough votes to override (which you can be sure there won't be), the economy (and Oblahma) will be so far in the tank by Election Day 2012 there won't be an option to re-elect Oblahma. The Republicans take the White House, and then go on their own spending spree.
Should the bill survive the veto, the Republicans can take credit for the improved economy that will result, easily take the White House (reminding everyone of Oblahma's veto), and then go on their own spending spree. After all, there will be plenty of money with the improved economy.
Don't get me wrong. I applaud the Republicans for doing this (though God knows what illegal bullshit is buried deep inside this thing). At a minimum, it's a positive change in character (at least the visible side) for the GOP. Holding firm on the debt limit will also be key. Only time will tell if it represents an actual move to the right. Their candidate for POTUS will be a very telling choice.
Note: I'm taking a closer look at Herman Cain. Currently thinking the Republicans could do far worse. More on that when I get some time.