At least one Republican in Washington gets it. Too bad it isn’t the hapless and unprincipled speaker of the House. Rand Paul would rather follow Obama’s legislative tradition of voting “present” than leave GOP fingerprints on the coming tax hike that will tip us back into recession:
“I think if we go halfway, or we split the difference with [Obama], then both parties have their hands on it. When we go into recession, it’ll be confusing [regarding who caused it].”
Split the difference? Obama doesn’t compromise. Why should he, when he is up against pushovers like Boehner?
If all Republicans had Rand Paul’s spine and clarity, the GOP wouldn’t be suffering from an identity crisis and voter turnout problems.
On a tip from Ghost of FA Hayek.