A quick summary of the 'gains' the Republican Establishment have made by putting their stamp on this Budget.
They feel they've avoided a potential Gov't shutdown by agreeing.
They've given big business the longest predictable period of Federal spending since Obama took office.
They've financed amnesty via this budget which was supported by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and also appeasing the Latino vote.
They've given Corporations an increase in political donations. ( Apparently, to overwhelm the Tea Party's finances which has little Corporate
The price they've paid for this strategy is ranges from disappointment to feelings of outright betrayal by Conservatives and those voting for a change
in direction for the country. It has invoked an increased discussion for a third party and general contempt for the Republican leaders in both houses.
Here a guess on how the damage control plays out.
Almost immediately after the new members are sworn in, bills will be passed which force Obama to veto. These bills will be deliberately tough enough
to 'force' Obama's vetoing them. This places Obama in a blocking role and sets up the Democrat party as the blockers of progress which can only be
fixed by electing a Republican President. All these vetos also have the benefit of having no chance of shutting down the Federal Gov't.
These will range from Obamacare funding cuts, XL Pipeline, IRS defunding. DHS defunding and reform. It could include blocking Common core...the list
is potentially huge.
All the while knowing those bills will go nowhere!
This will, at first, mollify Republicans and ease the vitriol within the ranks. They will, after all. be "trying". Many of the bills will be Tea
Party-like in nature to further appease the right wing of the party.
They will recover good-will and last, but not least, it will take the wind out of the sails of those promoting a third party! After all, the
Republicans ARE addressing those issues-whether it was intended to succeed or not- so what good will it do to split the vote??
There's a full two years before the Presidential elections. Plenty of time for damage control especially if started quickly before any major backlash
from the right.
It may actually work. This is nothing but an uneducated guess.
Any holes I've missed in this?
edit on 16-12-2014 by nwtrucker because: grammatical