Way back in April 2011, this website criticized U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner for his piss poor negotiating skills on behalf of American taxpayers.
Specifically, we chided Boehner for caving on the 2011 shutdown debate … and for giving away the GOP’s negotiating position in regard what became the debt dereliction deal of August 2011. Of course those betrayals were warm-ups for the fiscal cliff debate – in which Boehner offered up a pair of tax hike proposals.
Seriously … what’s the point of even having a “minority party” in Washington, D.C. these days?
Anyway, putting his finger on the “Boehner problem” this week was U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), who is displeased with the way the GOP has managed the debate over the sequester – a modest reduction in federal spending after years of explosive growth.
“We announce our surrender before we get started on every battle,” Paul said. “That literally is our problem.”
Yup … that and endorsing candidates like Mitt Romney, who epitomized the GOP’s ongoing retreat from its proclaimed values of limited government and more personal freedom.
Oh well. Paul can blast the Republicans all he wants … we’re done with them completely.