The Sith Lord Strikes

Political Cartoons by Glenn Foden

I told you Boehner and the Republicans had no balls and were cowards and that they’d cave into the Democrats. Which is why Obama wasn’t actually “negotiating” because the Republicans are too weak minded for his Sith Lord Mind Tricks.

“These are not the Spending Cuts you’re looking for…”

“Move along…Move along…”

“You don’t need Spending Cuts…”

The source said Obama sees the offer made on Friday by U.S. House Speaker John Boehner as a sign of progress, but simply believes it is not enough and there is much more to be worked out before Obama can reciprocate.

Translation: He has caved, but not completely and that is what he needs to convert him to the Dark Side and forgo all his previous beliefs and mark him for all time so he may be destroyed.

“Stimulus is not a bad thing….It’s Fair…”

After all, the Chancellor leading the Rebellion against the Separatist is a Sith Lord also, Chancellor Palapatine.

So we have The Dark Lord of The Sith, Barack Obama.

And Speaker Boehner who is now Jar Jar Binks (who started the war by being manipulated into it because he’s a simpleton).

“So This is How Liberty Dies : With Thunderous Applause” – Padme Amidala

Or an election….

Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy

In this season of giving, no one’s been more generous than John Boehner. Three times in fiscal cliff talks, he has offered Democrats more — only to get nothing in return. He really gives till it hurts.

Once again, the Republicans play Santa Claus to the Democrats’ Grinch — although, frankly, the GOP’s generosity is fueled by panic over being blamed for the U.S. going over the Democrat-created fiscal cliff.

In the latest round of concessions to President Obama, House Speaker Boehner is offering to put off the fight over the current $16.4 trillion federal debt limit for an entire year — one of the few bits of leverage the Republicans still have in negotiations.

That’s not all. He’s also surrendering on taxes, saying he’ll support tax hikes on millionaires to generate $460 billion in new revenues over the next decade. Coupled with the elimination of many tax deductions, that would give Obama some $1 trillion in new revenues to spend over the next 10 years.

In all fairness, Boehner is also proposing spending cuts of about $1 trillion. So that makes for $2 trillion in total potential deficit reduction by 2022.

How does that match up to fiscal reality?

Despite compromising on all the GOP’s principles, Boehner’s offer is chump change compared with $47 trillion in spending and $8.6 trillion in deficits forecast over the next decade. It only postpones disaster.

Obama, unlike Boehner, has offered no compromise we’re aware of — no more cuts, no deals on tax hikes, no entitlement or tax reform, nothing. Take it or leave it.

Boehner has said his offer is contingent on Obama making cuts in entitlements. But as we’ve found before — under President Reagan and both Presidents Bush — even when Democrats promise cuts, they don’t deliver.

Boehner isn’t just giving away the store. He’s giving away the whole mall.

We’re told that tax hikes on those with high incomes — most of whom receive income from small businesses whose profits are reported on their personal taxes — are needed for a “deal” with recalcitrant Democrats and Obama to avoid the fiscal cliff.

But a deal implies a quid pro quo.

Boehner has three times offered compromise with the Democrats: First, when he put “tax revenues” on the table in talks; second, when he offered to cap deductions; and now as he caves on the GOP principle of not raising tax rates by offering to do just that on millionaires.

In a recent Rasmussen poll, 73% of Americans said they want spending cuts, not increases. By disregarding this, Boehner has damaged his party’s brand with voters and fiscal conservatives for nothing in return.

Yes, it’s better to give than receive. But this isn’t a gift exchange. It’s a budget negotiation. Better to walk away than deliver more gifts to ungrateful recipients.

Welcome to One-Party Rule, unfortunately for you it’s Authoritarian Progressive Socialism.

Congrats. You are now officially European/China/Russia. It sure as hell ain’t America anymore.
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