Sunday, November 25, 2012

Losers are not winners

What part of losing does the GOP not get? I've had enough of these uncritical media steno jobs detailing Republican demands to avoid the mythical fiscal cliff. Which isn't even a cliff. Hell, it's barely a skip on a sidewalk. But that aside, this is ridiculous.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday said he is ready to violate conservative activist Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge to reach a deal to avoid the looming "fiscal cliff." [...]

"I will violate the pledge, long story short, for the good of the country," Graham said on ABC's "This Week." "When you’re $16 trillion in debt, the only pledge we should be making to each other is to avoid becoming Greece."

But Graham cautioned that he he would violate the pledge "only if Democrats will do entitlement reforms" and ruled our increasing tax rates.
In other words, the GOP's demands are exactly the same as before the election. Screw that. Mr. Graham's party lost seats in the Senate. Harry Reid doesn't need to make amends or a deal with Republicans. The overall totals made the voters support for the Democratic platform clear. The Democratic party would do well to ignore the media hangwringing about how they have to soothe the Republicans hurt feelings. They don't.

The most basic message of 2012 was the majority of Americans want the Democratic party to fight to restore equal economic opportunity, protect the social safety net and reject the over-reach in the GOP agenda. DC Democrats would be well advised to remember that.

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