First, Sleepy Fred Thompson:
Accept the victory and move on.
As someone who understands the pressures and difficulties you have been going through, I want to say, “Congratulations.” You won, and so did the country.
My friends, within the next few days, all of this will have happened. I respectfully suggest that you rake in your chips, stuff them in your pockets, and tell the dealer to deal the next hand.
“Is this the best deal we could have obtained?” you might ask. I suggest that you don’t run the risk of finding out.
And next Quasi-Social Darwinist Rep. Paul Ryan:
The Budget Control Act takes an important step in the right direction by cutting $1.2 trillion in government spending over the next decade. Critically, it does this without resorting to Senator Reid’s gimmicks and without imposing the president’s preferred tax increases on American families and the struggling economy.
This bill is far from perfect. We still have a long way to go toward getting the key drivers of our debt — especially federal health-care spending — under control. But considering that House Republicans control only one-half of one-third of the federal government, I support this reasonable, responsible effort to cut government spending, avoid a default, and help create a better environment for job creation.
Still there is no guaranty that 217 House Republicans are willing to vote for the Boehner plan.