Apparently, the GOP is hearing from their highly paid consultants that their best political and electoral strategy for 2014 is to alienate the base and cave to Obama. Consider:
- They intend to unveil an “Amnesty Lite” bill this week that will give the Obamacrats most of what they want, knowing that the Democrats will come back later for the rest.
- Republicans’ Big Business donors are pressuring them to rescue Obamacare, which will make the Democrats massive pooch-screwing into a bipartisan pooch-screwing, as well as provide the Democrats with ammunition to attack them with.
- But they promise to make a stand on the Debt ceiling debate, just like they promised to make a stand on Amnesty, on Obamacare, and on the Sequester.
Wouldn’t it be cool if, while John Boehner was sitting behind the SCOAMF on the dais tonight, he held periodically held up placards with the names Brian Terry, and the four people who died in Benghzi behind him? Yeah, that would be cool. But like the rest of the GOP, Boehner’s about as limp and useless as Bob Dole’s genitals.
You can attribute the GOP’s odd behavior to following misguided advice from consultants, a consequence of being in the Beltway Bubble, or simple corruption resulting from pressure from their big donors. I would hazard that the GOP leadership has given up. They don’t see any point in fighting Obama’s policies, and they never really bought into that Tea Party limited Government and Fiscal responsibility stuff, so they just don’t care. They agree with me and Mitt Romney that the country is unsalvageable, and have joined the “Let it burn” club.