The Great Betrayal of 2012
It looks all but certain that another man named John is about to betray conservative American voters. Last summer, John Roberts fell for the statesman trap and failed to strike down Obamacare. Now it appears that John Boehner is about to follow him into infamy by agreeing to raise taxes in return for an empty bowl of promised spending cuts. I hope Mr. Boehner sees the light, but that now appears remote. He is too intoxicated with dreams of approval from the liberal establishment.
There are calls for a third party. That would be a huge gamble, but first all Congressional Republicans must go on the record with their votes. Those who vote in line with their promises should be supported. Those who support the appeasers should be defeated in the next round of primaries. Those who cave should have tea party challengers by early next year.
I have always believed in the integrity of Eric Cantor. Let him lead the opposition or stand down. Personal loyalty must take second place to the good of the country. Funny isn't it that both sides are saying that. Every Republican must decide on the record. There is no place to hide.
It is a matter of personal integrity for every Republican representative and Senator to oppose any tax increase at this time. I don't care about Grover Norquist, the man. I disagree with him on most issues. I do care about not electing people who run on a promise of no tax increase, only to abandon that pledge days later. Don't let them fool you by claiming the "pledge" is a decade or more old. They didn't renounce the pledge before Obama won. To renounce it now is an act of craven cowardice and betrayal. They should just resign.
The Republican Party has a choice. Embrace Tea party Ideals or face extinction. There is no room for fence sitters. John Boehner won't you please come home. But if not, please go home.