The time-honored Republican tradition of surrender is in full swing in Washington today.
The problem is, the American people and the tea-party movement did not send Republicans to Washington to surrender. We sent them to cut the budget. . . .
When Washington hits the debt ceiling in a few days, our national debt will be 100 percent of our gross domestic product. In plain, non-lawyer English, this means that to pay off our national debt, it would take every cent of wealth America generates in 2011. There is a term for this; it is called insolvency. . . .
Debt at 100 percent of GDP is something of a psychological marker. If we are not going to stop spending now, when will we? . . .
It is not enough to simply to replace bad leadership. We must put good leadership in its place. . . . So far, we cannot say that we have put good leadership in its place.Many conservative Republicans stayed home during the last presidential election, unhappy with their candidate who could have been labeled "Progressive Lite."
The voters want a choice, not different versions of the same thing.
It looks like lack of choice is going to happen again.
... unless some Reagan Democrats join the party.