Thursday, December 22, 2011

No Mas! No Mas!

As the politics of the issue were increasingly on the Democrats' side, Speaker Boehner and the House Republicans, after a stubborn, what, one-week struggle, were finally forced to wave the white flag and agree to the two-month extension of the payroll tax cut previously agreed upon in the Senate and insisted upon by the Obama White House.  (Just in case you didn't catch it, that was sarcasm.)

At this point, the details of this issue matter not at all.  What matters is this:  Why pick a battle you don't intend to fight?  Not win necessarily, or probably, or even potentially, but just fight?

The issue is fast becoming the competence of the GOP congressional leadership...and it should.


  1. To say this was discouraging is an understatement. The GOP establishment is not conservative and has not been for a long time.
    We need to boot the whole gang and elect some individuals that are, and that also have some backbone.

  2. The previous comment was not from the Sage.

    But it could have been.