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Out with The Christmas Strategy, in with The New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Strategy

Out with The Christmas Strategy, in with The New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Strategy

Kick the can down the road, Republicans.

Do what I’ve been telling you to do since early December, The Christmas Strategy, which now needs to be renamed The New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Strategy because you didn’t listen.  It’s still called Plan C:

I say call his bluff. If a deal which tackles deficits from both revenue and spending can be reached this month, great. If not, pass a 90 day extension of current tax rates and whatever else is needed to postpone the “cliff,” and go home for Christmas to give time for a Grand Bargain which puts Democratic sacred cows on the table.

Let Harry Reid refuse to bring it to a vote, and Obama refuse to sign it. Their inaction will be the reason for taxes rising for everyone.

You tried really hard. It failed because Obama wants it to fail.

Now pass Plan C and send it over to Harry Reid.

Then go home…. for New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.


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John Boehner won’t take your advice, though he should.

He won’t do it because he’s an old school Republican who fears Democrat disapproval.

He won’t do it because he believes that it’s better to pass a bad law than to have no law at all.

He won’t do it because he thinks the American people will respect the pretense of working together more than they’ll respect actual principle (which he doesn’t understand anyway).

He won’t do it because he still thinks Obama wants a deal that will benefit both sides (note that benefiting the country is not even on the table).

And, especially, he won’t do it because he’s already taken a serious hit in the credibility department with the failure of plan B. He won’t risk a public relations loss (even though THAT is guaranteed) that would weaken his hold on the speaker’s chair even more.

Considering who the inept clowns running the GOP are, and the inept clowns advising them are, you could have written your advice in Aramaic.

But I digress —


– A GOP Consultant was taking sky-diving lessons. The instructor explained that it was time for his first jump, and all he had to do was jump from the plane, count to six, and pull the rip cord. A truck would be waiting for him in the field where he would land. The GOP Consultant jumped from the plane when he was told to, and counted to six. When he pulled the rip cord, the parachute wouldn’t open. He tried the reserve chute and that didn’t open. Frustrated, he muttered to himself as he fell, “I’ll bet the truck won’t be waiting for me either.”
– Why did the GOP Consultant plant nickels in his garden? He wanted to raise some hard cash.
– Why are GOP Consultant s not allows to use rectal thermometers? They’ll cause brain damage when the Consultant tries sticking it in his ear.
– Why did the GOP Consultant throw his guitar away? Because it had a hole in the middle.
– Why did the GOP Consultant drive his pickup truck over the side of the cliff? He wanted to try out his new air brakes.
– Why did the GOP Consultant have his sundial floodlit? So he could tell the time at night.
– What has eight legs and an IQ of forty? Four GOP Consultants watching a baseball game.
– Why are GOP Consultants given only a half hour for lunch? So we don’t want to have to retrain them.
– Why can’t the GOP field an ice hockey team? The players all drowned in spring training.
– Why did the GOP Consultant salute the box of Cornflakes in the supermarket? Because the label said General Foods.
– What do GOP Consultants do at Halloween? They carve a face on an apple and go bobbing for pumpkins.
– How did Obama win the election? He walked into the White House backwards, and his GOP Consultants told Romney that Obama was leaving. Romney believed them.

Why will Michelle Bachman never be Speaker?. . . Because in the GOP leadership War on Women the first target is their own.

It won’t happen ’cause we are leaderless on all fronts.

We will go where the current carries us…

    Don’t agree.
    We are making our OWN current — witness this blog and people posting on it who also blog.

    The left’s strategy is to impose a feeling of helplessness upon us. It works pathetically well upon the GOP hacks leading us to nowhere. It doesn’t work on us.

    We need to boot out the GOP leadership, and boot them out NOW. Otherwise, enjoy the ride over the falls.

They also need to name the problem more accurately. The “fiscal cliff” sounds like an immutable natural event. POTUS signed the cliff into being. It’s the ObamaCliff. Keep calling it that. And the tax increase everyone will get next week is the ObamaTax. The sequester is the ObamaCut.

Don’t let the president separate responsibility from authority. He created this crisis, make him own it, and repeat it over and over.

It might be time for a hashtag campaign, #ObamaCutMyPay, where people report how much lower their first 2013 paycheck is than the last check from 2012.

We will get the deficit spending cut by doing nothing, right?

America has to face austerity one way or the other and sooner is less painful than later with an ever larger national debt.

Frankly, I view this cliff as a good thing.

No Pain, No Gain

Can’t unspend the $16+ trillion in debt but we can sure stop adding to it… by doing nothing.