Hey, media (including you so-called "conservative" organs who backed this sellout debt-ceiling deal)
We TEA Party supporters didn’t “win” dick. Because we only win when the country and its citizenry win, and adding an additional $2.6 Trillion or so in debt with the promise of adding new government “revenue enhancement” legislation — all in exchange for distant reductions in the rate of spending on money we already don’t have — is not a win.
Have we “changed the conversation” in Washington? Who cares. Talking is what they do.
What I want is a change in the behavior in DC. And until we rip the statists out of Capitol, that won’t happen. Meaning, we all keep losing. And the fact that we’re doing it more slowly is hardly a consolation.
Prepare for a “new recession” caused by “draconian GOP spending cuts” “forced” on us by the “terrorists in the TEA Party” — and calls for new stimulus, more quantitative easing, and calls for a raise in “revenue” by way of cutting “tax expenditures” in order to “create jobs.”
And when that message gains traction as the ascendant media narrative — non-existent spending “cuts” are the cause of a new recession — remember that it was Boehner, McConnell and the boys who, by pretending we actually “won” serious “cuts” with his risible deal, have set us up to take the blame, even as the President and the Dems get their additional trillions and so can demagogue us on the economy going in to 2012 elections.
Listen: The Tea Party didn’t win shit, and we know it. We were cut off at the knees by many on “our” own side, and now we’ll all have to suffer for their cowardice.
Awesome. Somebody send Bill Kristol a fucking fruit basket.
(h/t Rush Limbaugh)