The Republican-controlled House canceled a vote Tuesday night on a plan to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling after support from conservatives for the deal crumbled, leaving Washington without a clear path forward for avoiding a first-ever default on the nation’s debt.
The Republican-controlled House does have a clear path forward, it’s just that the path is so insane that no body in Washington understands its simplicity.
The Republican-controlled House plans, because the House Conservatives are such “doers“, to piecemeal the handling of the U.S. debt. This path is similar to the piecemeal starting of the government that the same House Republicans favored during the shutdown of the government.
To understand the Republican-controlled House one needs to understand that, in the minds of the now Republican-controlled House, Hurricane Katrina was not a failure of small government.
To the House Republicans (they can be now called a George W. BushRepublican majority held House)Hurricane Katrina was a failure of the people to adapt to small government.
As such, Hurricane Katrina now represents how the House Republicans plan to govern the U.S. budget, in this time of crisis.
For the Democrats, I suggest they find higher ground that is not located in Washington D.C..
Tactically, Obama got it right when he went right for the workspace of both work and home.
The solution to this problem is simple.
What Obamacare really needs is help. If the Republicans manage to defund Obamacare, it will probably bring it down, but that is not really that much of a big deal for the POTUS. There is a possibility Obamacare may fail anyway. Defunding Obamacare (as the “way” to win in the Republican strategy) probably only makes a small difference in its chances of failure.
What Obama really needs is help from the few remaining patriots in the leadership of the Republican Party. With help from these true patriots (not really sure there are any left in Congress), Obama can insure the healthcare program for all the people of the U.S.A. doesn’t fail.