OH SNAP: Ben Sasse’s Masterful Burn on GOP is Perfection
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First, a little primer on Let It Burn:
[L]et us lay out some key principles of Let It Burn:
1- America isn’t a conservative country anymore and hasn’t been for a while. The fact is, a conservative country doesn’t “accidentally” elect Barack Obama twice. It doesn’t continue to send Democrats to the Senate who voted for ObamaCare and force the GOP to run as the saviors of Medicare. If you think we’re just one or two tactical moves and a great candidate away from political victory, you’re not in the Let It Burn camp.
2- “Let It Burn” is about inaction. There’s no point in trying do anything that avoids going over the fiscal cliff/sequestration. Will it lead to massive disruptions? Yes. That’s the point. The current system is rigged against conservative. We should play no part in its perpetuation. If you can’t win the game, concede and start new one. That’s the heart of Let It Burn. This isn’t some petty “I lost so I’m taking my ball and going home” tirade. This is what people want. It’s simply not sustainable. If we can’t stop them, we don’t have to continue to enable them either.
We need to start disassociating conservatism from the GOP. We’ve tried it for 30 years. It hasn’t worked.
We’ve tried to save the country from the folly of expanding liberalism and the country said, “we don’t want to be saved”. Let It Burn just means letting them have what they want and rebuilding later.
Let It Burn isn’t an option, it’s an eventuality. The questions are will we be complicit in it any longer and do we want to delay it? I say no. Let the liberals own it. Very few things are made better by delaying the day of inevitable reckoning.
The sooner it burns, the sooner we can try and rebuild.
I’ve boiled down much of what DrewM wrote, to get at the heart of the matter.
Let It Burn isn’t a solution or an answer. It’s letting go. Let It Burn is allowing the fiscal house of cards to collapse, sooner rather than later. Once we let inevitability take over, we can rebuild sooner rather than later.
So if you completely agree with this simple philosophy, then welcome to Team Let It Burn. Now we need to stop this bad deal that was pass last night:
It raises taxes by $620 Billion (over Ten Years).
It cuts spending by only $15 Billion (over Ten Years).
This is unacceptable and solves nothing. In fact, I think it’s insanity*. This is worse than kicking the can, it’s feeding the beast. The money raised on the taxes will likely go for even MORE SPENDING and not to reduce our long term debt. Nothing in this promises any spending cuts and President Barack Obama is going to demand more taxes. On top of everything, everyone will see their taxes go up because the payroll taxes will not be extended.
Up until this point, I’ve only rooted to go over the cliff. However I am now going to actively do something about it and I am calling on my fellow conservatives join me. Even if I wasn’t in Team Let It Burn, I would not support this monster that just came out of the Senate. Even Sen. Marco Rubio couldn’t vote for it. Nothing illegal, no acts of terrorism, or massacres. Just call your US House Representative and tell them this is a bad deal.
You can call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121** if you don’t know there number and demand one thing: “NO DEAL IS BETTER THAN A BAD DEAL”
We need to stand on principle and stop this abomination of a bill!
*Doing the same thing, expecting different results.
**If you don’t have free long distance, you are paying to much for your phone service and I can’t help you.