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POLITICS IN THE BUFF: MARK NOONAN GLIMPSES REALITY AND RUNS AWAY WITH HIS HEAD ON FIRE

Posted in MARK EDWARD NOONAN, POLITICS IN THE BUFF, SARAH BLOCH OPINIONS with tags , , , on 13/10/2013 by sarahbloch

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There are times that conservatives realize that the sky is blue and that broccoli does not taste like chocolate. But then they return to their drug of choice, the flawed belief that they are the “silent majority” and that G-d is on their side:

Much talk today about an impending deal on the CR and the Debt Limit, with plenty of TEA Party people grousing about a “surrender”. Knock that stuff off – let’s see what the deal is. Remember, given that we have a Democrat President and Senate, we never were going to get much – and as far as de-funding ObamaCare, that was never really a possibility (delaying the individual mandate for a year was – and remains – a possibility, and Obama might sign on for that given the clusterfark roll-out…he needs a year to fix it and, also, it gets it off the agenda until after the 2014 mid-terms). But we needed to fight, as I said; we could not just roll over. So, we fought – now we’ll see what the GOP leadership can give us (and trust me on this, they will try to give us something to be happy about…they know that a raft of primary challengers awaits them if they don’t bring us home something). The most crucial thing is to get something which doesn’t allow Obama to “crisis” his way through 2014 – aspects of the deal must box the Democrats in to actually coming up with a budget for the remainder of FY 2014 and for FY 2015, which starts just over a month before the 2014 mid-terms…and a deal to actually have a budget would then keep Obama from distracting us from his increasing failure and give us a handy campaign issue if Democrats break faith (which is almost a certainty). Keep calm, stand firm – we are winning this.

If the US government was not shut down right now the debacle that is the ObamaCare rollout would be the leading news story in America. Kathleen Sebelius would already have been sacrificed for this failure. Instead I’m watching Bob Schieffer asking John McCain and Kelly Ayotte how much damage they think Senator Ted Cruz has done to the GOP brand. Overreach? Yeah that’s the word. Ted Cruz will now never be president and you can take that to the bank. Now Rep. Tim Huelskamp is still drumbeating that Obamacare needs to be defunded. That is as crazy as Noonan’s last line of his post update. The right wing crazies are winning? Winning what exactly?

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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