“I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.” – Wimpy; The Democratic Party; Us
“The Greatest Generation” is a term coined by Tom Brokaw in his book by the same name. He details the sacrifice and determination the World War II generation endured to help free the world from dictatorial oppression. While there are certainly weaknesses in his argument, that generation understood giving, sharing, and generally making the world a better place for their children.
The generations that have followed do not have that kind of message.
Instead we are daily inundated with messages that we need to spend more of other people’s money on other people. We are told that we don’t need to cut back today, save, and grow our economy because someone else will do that. The Democratic Party and Obama promised a free ride for all who wanted it. Obamanomics is based on the idea that the productive class should sacrifice so the government class will not want. Since the productive class doesn’t have enough to take, we’ve decided to just get our hamburger today and pay for it later.
We are now at later. We don’t have the luxury of next Tuesday any more. The exploding budgets and deficits and debt aren’t just going to go away. They are instead becoming a millstone around the neck of our entire society. Many of us have realized that but some in the Republican Party and certainly the entire leadership and Progressive/Socialist wing of the Democratic Party think we can just wait it out. It will get better. We can’t cut spending because of all the people that will be hurt. Never mind those people are hurt now. It’s time to become the “Bravest Generation.”
The continuing battle over the debt limit and deficit cutting plans are the fruit of our awakening to impending doom. With boldness, we must seize this moment. So what if we only have one house of Congress to leverage into success. At least we’ve got that. Without our boldness following the 2008 elections, we wouldn’t have stalled much of the socialistic agenda Obama proposed. We fought back with courage and honor and with guts against an entire media complex dedicated to supporting the far left economic plans of centralized command and control economy. For example, during the campaign, ABC’s Robin Roberts actually asked this shocking question to the Obamas, ”
“ROBERTS: And a final lightning round question. Have the girls Malia and Sasha, have they gotten their dog?”
With that kind of hard-hitting journalistic integrity, it’s no surprise the Left took over the country. But, we learned. We must now reverse the prog/soc agenda and repeal the Republican compromises that have left us indebted and stagnant economically. That is why the Tea Party is so important and vital to our cause. Yet, we continue to battle our own side as well. We get this little chestnut from the floor of the Senate from our 2008 nominee who ran a brilliant campaign of stifling the use of Obama’s middle name and suspending his campaign to bail out Wall Street. From Hotair.com’s Ed Morrissey, “WSJ: Tea Party “hobbits” need to go back to Middle Earth or something.’
Mr. McCain mocked Tea Party-allied Republicans in the House for believing — wrongly, he said — that President Obama and Democrats will get the blame for a default if Republicans refuse to increase the nation’s debt ceiling.
By that flawed logic, “Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced budget amendment and reform entitlements and the Tea Party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth,” he said, quoting a Wall Street Journal editorial.
“This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell into G.O.P. nominees,” he jeered, referring to two losing Tea Party candidates for the Senate in 2010.”
Of course, given McCain’s acumen in presidential campaigns, perhaps he shouldn’t be the one throwing stones. But, McCain also commented on Hannity’s radio show that we just don’t understand. He was there in 1995 and when Clinton handed the GOP their lunch, it was just terrible. (I paraphrase) McCain also simply shuddered at the idea that Republicans would have all the blame and Obama would ride off into the sunset and the sky would fall.
Problem is, McCain is still living in 1995 and battling a moderate Democrat named Bill Clinton and there is one media complex and it is dominated by the Democratic Party. He is still shivering in fear at the prospect that Robin Roberts and Jon Stewart are going to make us mean ole conservatives look bad.
Unfortunately, we don’t have the luxury of time or the ability to simply put off tomorrow what must be done today. We have a towering debt and a poisonous deficit and even more disasterous spending that is crippling our economy. If it isn’t now, and it isn’t us, it will be our end. We have to be the ones and it requires courage, not wimpiness.
Tuesday will come all too soon.
Crossposted at Looktruenorth.com