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Keeping the Covenant When Worlds Collide, What It Means

When World’s Collide

Earlier this year, there was an unintended collision of worlds in Wisconsin. It was not planned, was not supposed to happen, and certainly was not supposed to have the outcome.

You see, for reasons known only to Big American Labor, at a time when they were merging with worldwide Labor and other Leftist organizations to become a truly supranational movement, they chose to hasten the convergence of all their dreams of political power into an insignificant midwestern state to do battle with the Wisconsin legislature and its governor, who had just passed a law changing the financial nature of the state’s relationship with its unionized public employees.

The unions summoned agents from all over America to storm the State House. The governor held firm. Then a  local partisan judge declared the law illegal, but after a special election to stack the state Supreme Court to affirm the lower court’s ruling, they failed on appeal, losing it all….over a few pennies from their member’s paycheck.

I said “they” lost it “all,” for “they” includes nearly every other public employee union in America. Every state now has the playbook to defend against the unions, for none of their dire predictions proved to be true. Not a single Wisconsin employee lost their job.  In fact, the reverse happened. Soon school district account sheets in Wisconsin went from from red to black thanks to those few extra pennies. Moreover, all the employees are now getting a little extra in their own paychecks so the unions must find a way to extract those dues in another way, which promise a lessening of union participation, and ultimately membership. Expect the union to be decertified by the members within 10 years.

Not only was Greece-in-Wisconsin avoided, but Paradise was regained…all because Governor Scott Walker kept his covenant with his oath and the people…

…and then stared down the Beast.

The Convergence of Worlds, 2 August

Last week, Iowahawk  asked Obama during his Tweet-to-Twit Conference:

“Are you smart enough to create a problem so big that even you could not solve it?”

Turns out, yes, Obama has created a problem so big he cannot solve it. And I’ll take a flier on the “smart” part for it seems he is doing a really, really stupid thing here, just like the unions in Wisconsin.

He seems to be faking going all-in, giving John Boehner the opportunity to force him to really go “all-in.”

Now the August 2 debt-ceiling deadline is both a fake deadline, and a fake “default” headline story, since America won’t default. What will occur, of course, is that current spending, already in deficit, will have to be pruned back, by operation of law. If the Congress and President cannot agree to agree as to what this pruning will look like, it will be left up to the Secretary of Treasury to decide what must be cut, and where. I’m sure you’ve noticed that the SecTreas (Timmy Geithner) is a pal of Obama’s and no pal of fiscal responsibility. He can be expected to do the President’s bidding.

But just what can the President bid…and get away with?

He seems to suggest he can deny social security and veterans their August checks…as a way to convey the immense non-legislative power he has. In doing this he has made a tingle run up Chris Mathews leg, but made warm pee run down Mitch McConnell’s.

That’s the news today, there will be more tomorrow.

Did it have its desired effect? Well, yes and no. After all, GOP senators have been soiling themselves for years from these kinds of threats. Demosquaw senators have their lodge poles filled with Republican scalps for what started out as just an attempt to count coup. Since a dozen of them are Mitch McConnell’s, being his rug-dealer must be good business.

But Obama has miscalculated. He assumes a world that went out of existence in November, 2010. The GOP senate has very little to say in this debt ceiling matter, and there are fresh GOP locks there that will never hang on a Demosquaw’s lodge pole. Causing Mitch to pee will do him no good. In the end, except for the usual suspects, they will sign onto any bill the House sends them that will achieve the basic principles they’ve laid out from the beginning; an extension of the debt ceiling in exchange for a tit-for-tat immediate reduction in spending, AND NO NEW TAXES.

Mitch, the Maine Blueberries, a new Gang of Seven spawned by Satan’s spawn, McCain, none of them can separate the elemental fact…

…that Obama must square his case with Boehner and no one else.

The Hastening

Why Obama, like the unions, has hastened to this point, when, like the unions, he could have simply admitted publicly he had a bad hand anyway, and accepted the GOP offer, I can’t say. After all, it could easily have been Bush’s fault. In old Democrat fashion, he could have slunk back into his cave to lick his wounds, reemerge in a few days, full of vim and vinegar, to start the fight anew, as if this whole debt ceiling mess had never happened. (With the media’s help this was always eminently doable. It always had been in the past.)

Instead, Obama’s decided to go “all in.” Sure, if he can force Boehner to cave, he wins next November. Duh. But no one in his camp has even a clue what the outcome will be if Boehner sticks to his guns. There is no guarantee who the public will blame as someone has to start cutting spending “without a deal.”

It’s a crap shoot. So I wonder if Obama has considered the opposite, namely that if he blinks, and concedes (which he easily could have done just a week ago without penalty) not only are his aspirations for being re-elected gone, but perhaps, like those idiot unions in Wisconsin, so may the greater movement they wanted to foist. Socialism-in-America, OK, its first of many death rattles, may begin to die on August 2.

So, this is as it should be: when you come to that point that the can can no longer be kicked. I’ve alluded to Reagan and Gorbachev at Reykjavik and Chamberlain and Hitler at Berchtegaden, but this is even bigger.

This isn’t just one of those once in a lifetime moments, it’s a genuine 1517  crucible, one of those unplanned and even dreaded moments when all American history, and world history (if you’re  a fan of Liberty), when the American soul, the American potential for all humankind, Liberty, all that stuff, both the past and future,  will all converge on just one simple “yes” or “no” by two ordinary men, placed in a position, one, I’m sure, never wished for, and the other, who way under-estimated the gravity.

If Boehner blinks (he doesn’t have to win the vote) Obama will likely win in 2012, the GOP will be finished, and it will be 40 years before we will return to power…by then a nation so misshapened as to be beyond recognition beyond any of us can imagine  now (ask Russia, c1992) .

If Obama loses…(he doesn’t have to cave himself ), by changing the stakes to “making Boehner cave” he has gone all in. His loss will be a stake in the heart of the entire Leftist movement, which will speed the conservative victory.

Since I’m only advising John Beohner here (tough toenails, Barry), just understand the simplicity of this fight. It is no more complex than David standing before the giant. Your skill and assets versus his skill and assets. All else is vanity.

Just remember your covenant with the People, Mr Boehner, for if you truly believe it, it is more powerful than anything Mr Obama can muster. All you have to say,

You shall not pass!

And it will be finished.

vassarbushmills
Citizen With Bark On

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  1. As I’ve said before, we are Guardians of the Covenant.

    Just sent this to John Boehner.

    Mr. Boehner

    You, like others before you and those who will come after, are Guardians of the Covenant. A Covenant which started with Abraham and continued down through the ages to Washington, Adams, Jefferson , Franklin and all the others who placed their lives and honor on the line in order to bring about the creation of this Republic.

    Sir~ Please do not waiver in your resolve to stop the insanity which has been unleashed upon our Nation and Citizens.
    Our prayers and faith have been placed in you and your fellow Guardians to put an end to the injustices which now plague all of us.

    Stand firm and look the evil that has been turned loose in the eye and in a clear voice tell it and its minions “You shall not pass and do not have dominion over any of us or our futures.

    Thank you for your time and God bless you.

  2. Great article as usual Vassar. Not sure I agree with you that Obama will lose 2012 if Boehner doesn’t cave. I’ve been watching OFA very closely and what they are doing right now, and it ain’t pretty. They are extremely creative in how they get people to be “in” for Obama in 2012.
    And of course they started with OH, and I was a part of that about 2 months ago. Last weekend they went to a huge festival at OSU, largest campus in the country to sign people up.
    Do you see the GOP doing that? No. Of course not. And unlike the GOP they are smart. They ask for small donations of $5, $10, $25. They are going for volume and to get email addys and phone numbers. So what does the GOP ask for when they call or send a letter? $100 MINIMUM. Many letters I’ve gotten start at $500 or more.
    The “Community Organizer in Chief” is still the best community organizer in the country. The GOP must learn and use the tactics of “the dark side.”
    We now have rVotes in Ohio up and running and being used. Ohio is in the midst of a huge mess like WI. SB5 although signed into law by Kasich, is on hold because of a referendum drive to overturn it, and it looks like it will be on the November ballot. This is where rVotes is so important. To amass info on the 8.5 million voters downloaded to the rVotes database system. We’ll being using “Obama’s secret weapon” against him. Tit for tat. But we need everyone’s help in trying to get the same system in the huge battleground states.
    Anyone here from OHIO please contact me. My email is on my website:
    http://www.conservative-outlooks.com

    • This will be one of those elections that will transcend money, LIO. Actually, 2010 was, also. Obama can only win if, in word or deed, the GOP surrenders…which it will do by giving him anything he wants.

  3. The people at Politico are burning the midnight oil thinking up headlines to say that Americans love and trust Obama and the R’s have no leadership, no compass and no support and might as well just pack it in.

  4. A little practcal history helps, and relieves the tension of the moment. Hopefully Boehner remembers all those votes back in the summer 2010 when the house Repubs started voting unanimously “no” to Obama. Win or lose, one can draw a line straight from there to Nov 2010 and retaking the house. Everytime they voted “no” and dared to look like meanies to the MSM, they advanced in the polls. *They had nothing to fear by voting no.* OTOH, Obama’s best chance was to cut and run 2 weeks ago. As you point out, VB, that would have greatly increased his odds to get reelcted in 2012, having in Clinton fashion triiangulated and stolen the Repubs’ thunder. And ditched a whole passel of sniveling Dems he couldn’t care less about, to get a new crop of pawns in 2013 he could manipulate all the better.
    I would sell the above advice to Obama for 1/10th the price Dick Morris sold it to Clinton in 1994-5. and be rich, but I’d rather see him lose the election in 2012.

  5. Got this back today. I did remove the social networking info for twitter, etc.

    Thank you for taking time to contact me regarding President Obama’s request for an increase in the national debt limit. It’s good to hear from you.

    The failure of the “stimulus” spending binge has left us with an unsustainable debt and fewer jobs. To get out of this mess, and create a better environment for private-sector job growth, we need to cut government spending now – and hold it down in the future.

    That’s why House Republicans have said all along: a debt limit increase cannot pass the House without real spending cuts that are larger than the debt hike and reforms that restrain future spending (like spending caps or a Balanced Budget Amendment). And job-crushing tax hikes are off the table.

    Raising taxes, or failing to stop the spending binge, will only make things worse for families and small businesses.

    The House has passed a plan – The Path to Prosperity – to spur job growth and pay down our debt over time. Now we’re waiting for President Obama to outline a plan of his own that can pass.

    Thank you again for contacting me. Your ideas, comments, and questions help make possible my goal of leading a House of Representatives that listens and reflects the will of the American people.

    I made a Pledge to America to focus on removing government barriers to private-sector job creation and economic growth. I also pledged to lead an effort to reform Congress and rebuild the bonds of trust between the American people and their representatives in Washington. I hope you’ll stay engaged and keep me updated on your thoughts as we work to keep this pledge. To learn more about the Republican blueprint for job creation, click here.

    Sincerely,
    John Boehner
    Speaker of the House

  1. As I’ve said before, we are Guardians of the Covenant.

    Just sent this to John Boehner.

    Mr. Boehner

    You, like others before you and those who will come after, are Guardians of the Covenant. A Covenant which started with Abraham and continued down through the ages to Washington, Adams, Jefferson , Franklin and all the others who placed their lives and honor on the line in order to bring about the creation of this Republic.

    Sir~ Please do not waiver in your resolve to stop the insanity which has been unleashed upon our Nation and Citizens.
    Our prayers and faith have been placed in you and your fellow Guardians to put an end to the injustices which now plague all of us.

    Stand firm and look the evil that has been turned loose in the eye and in a clear voice tell it and its minions “You shall not pass and do not have dominion over any of us or our futures.

    Thank you for your time and God bless you.

  2. Great article as usual Vassar. Not sure I agree with you that Obama will lose 2012 if Boehner doesn’t cave. I’ve been watching OFA very closely and what they are doing right now, and it ain’t pretty. They are extremely creative in how they get people to be “in” for Obama in 2012.
    And of course they started with OH, and I was a part of that about 2 months ago. Last weekend they went to a huge festival at OSU, largest campus in the country to sign people up.
    Do you see the GOP doing that? No. Of course not. And unlike the GOP they are smart. They ask for small donations of $5, $10, $25. They are going for volume and to get email addys and phone numbers. So what does the GOP ask for when they call or send a letter? $100 MINIMUM. Many letters I’ve gotten start at $500 or more.
    The “Community Organizer in Chief” is still the best community organizer in the country. The GOP must learn and use the tactics of “the dark side.”
    We now have rVotes in Ohio up and running and being used. Ohio is in the midst of a huge mess like WI. SB5 although signed into law by Kasich, is on hold because of a referendum drive to overturn it, and it looks like it will be on the November ballot. This is where rVotes is so important. To amass info on the 8.5 million voters downloaded to the rVotes database system. We’ll being using “Obama’s secret weapon” against him. Tit for tat. But we need everyone’s help in trying to get the same system in the huge battleground states.
    Anyone here from OHIO please contact me. My email is on my website:
    http://www.conservative-outlooks.com

    • This will be one of those elections that will transcend money, LIO. Actually, 2010 was, also. Obama can only win if, in word or deed, the GOP surrenders…which it will do by giving him anything he wants.

  3. The people at Politico are burning the midnight oil thinking up headlines to say that Americans love and trust Obama and the R’s have no leadership, no compass and no support and might as well just pack it in.

  4. A little practcal history helps, and relieves the tension of the moment. Hopefully Boehner remembers all those votes back in the summer 2010 when the house Repubs started voting unanimously “no” to Obama. Win or lose, one can draw a line straight from there to Nov 2010 and retaking the house. Everytime they voted “no” and dared to look like meanies to the MSM, they advanced in the polls. *They had nothing to fear by voting no.* OTOH, Obama’s best chance was to cut and run 2 weeks ago. As you point out, VB, that would have greatly increased his odds to get reelcted in 2012, having in Clinton fashion triiangulated and stolen the Repubs’ thunder. And ditched a whole passel of sniveling Dems he couldn’t care less about, to get a new crop of pawns in 2013 he could manipulate all the better.
    I would sell the above advice to Obama for 1/10th the price Dick Morris sold it to Clinton in 1994-5. and be rich, but I’d rather see him lose the election in 2012.

  5. Got this back today. I did remove the social networking info for twitter, etc.

    Thank you for taking time to contact me regarding President Obama’s request for an increase in the national debt limit. It’s good to hear from you.

    The failure of the “stimulus” spending binge has left us with an unsustainable debt and fewer jobs. To get out of this mess, and create a better environment for private-sector job growth, we need to cut government spending now – and hold it down in the future.

    That’s why House Republicans have said all along: a debt limit increase cannot pass the House without real spending cuts that are larger than the debt hike and reforms that restrain future spending (like spending caps or a Balanced Budget Amendment). And job-crushing tax hikes are off the table.

    Raising taxes, or failing to stop the spending binge, will only make things worse for families and small businesses.

    The House has passed a plan – The Path to Prosperity – to spur job growth and pay down our debt over time. Now we’re waiting for President Obama to outline a plan of his own that can pass.

    Thank you again for contacting me. Your ideas, comments, and questions help make possible my goal of leading a House of Representatives that listens and reflects the will of the American people.

    I made a Pledge to America to focus on removing government barriers to private-sector job creation and economic growth. I also pledged to lead an effort to reform Congress and rebuild the bonds of trust between the American people and their representatives in Washington. I hope you’ll stay engaged and keep me updated on your thoughts as we work to keep this pledge. To learn more about the Republican blueprint for job creation, click here.

    Sincerely,
    John Boehner
    Speaker of the House

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