Whatever happens in the debt/deficit battle in Washington from here out, the Tea Party can stand up and claim an historic victory.
Not a victory for their Movement, and not a victory for the Tea Party Republicans they sent to Congress.
But a victory for America.
For the first time in my lifetime, I am watching Democrats come to the table to seriously talk about spending cuts – not in millions or billions – but Trillions.
For the first time since Boehner was handed the gavel in the House, he has not wet his pants and caved just because Obama and Reid growled.
For the first time since Obama took office, I have seen the President of the United States come totally unraveled and blow a gasket in full view of the public. First in the White House briefing room after Boehner showed him the middle finger and called off the negotiations. During that little un-presidential temper tantrum, he threw his rattle across the briefing room, swallowed his binky, and stomped his blankie because Boehner wouldn’t come out and play. It was a sight to behold.
Then again when he requested air time of the networks to deliver an “Address to the Nation” from the East Room of the White House – something normally reserved for announcing the invasion of another country, the end of a war, or announcing a major accomplishment. That was a first: a primetime Presidential Temper Tantrum broadcast all over the world.
Had it not been for the courageous stand the Tea Party Republicans have mounted, this fight would have been over long ago leaving us with a higher debt ceiling and no changes in Washington’s spending habits.
God Bless the Tea Party Republicans, the Movement that sent them there, and all that they stand for.
Don’t Tread on Me