Wednesday, April 6, 2011
On Monday, the alleged Barack Hussein Obama officially announced that he's kicking off his reelection campaign for 2012 by asking volunteers to help raise one billion dollars with which he can run ads about his fiscal responsibility and the glorious new era of bipartisanship that he brought to Washington.
Then on Tuesday, Candidate Obama followed up by refusing to negotiate needed budget cuts with Republicans and prepared to shut down the government by Friday because (oops!) the supermajority of Democrats didn't bother to create an operating budget for 2011 when they were in charge.
The possible shutdown of the federal government, which is largely and accurately seen as a crass and sleazy Democrat ploy to make "extremist" cost-cutting Republicans look bad, has been greeted by the American people with a wide gamut of emotions ranging from elation to giddy elation.
And why not? At a time when our country faces crippling and job-killing debt, Barack Obama and the Democrats continue playing financial games with our nation's future. For instance, they claim they're willing to okay $73 billion in budget cuts...but $40 billion of "cuts" are from programs which have never even been passed and so, technically, don't even exist. And as John Boehner points out, the other $33 billion in "cuts" the Democrats want to take credit for haven't been officially offered and, even if they were, amount to "smoke and mirrors" rather than actual cuts.
So we say let the government shut down for awhile. Let the Democrats take a long, deep breath and think about what they're trying to do to America...and let Barack Obama consider how his reelection bid will be affected by his unwillingness or inability to show fiscal responsibility when our country needs it most.
And eventually, when those on the Left are feeling like grown-ups again, they can go back to work.
Paul Ryan will have everything ready and waiting for them.