The media has been all over the tea party faithful for their non willingness to "compromise" on the debt deal. (Nevermind, that democrats have been totally unwilling to touch their sacred cows)
Has it ever occurred to any of these people that conservative "compromise" is how we ended up in this mess to begin with?
Let's use an example. Let's say a group of liberals want to budget a subsidy for, oh, say, mohair.
Of course the conservative response should be, "why should we subsidize mohair over something like mink, chinchilla etc. Let's let the private market place determine what mohair prices are and not Sam Donaldson."
But then we hit the 11th hour and "conservatives" like John McCain, not wanting to be called a hobbit, concede a 5% mohair subsidy on the basis of "compromise".
Now let's review the transaction.
After passage, are we now closer to true conservative fiscal policy or socialism?
Of course, liberalism is the only government world view where your failures mean you get more of it. So, in the next round of budget negotiations, liberals wail about how the poor mohair farmer can't make ends meet despite the previous subsidy. They want more.
And, once again, those hobbit evading John McCain's of the world "compromise" by only budgeting a 10% increase where liberals wanted 15%. Again, are we closer to socialism or libertarianism?
Hey! it's a conservative success story right? If you are a liberal media member extolling the virtues of "legislating" to get things done.
All the while, we end up with 1.4 TRILLION DOLLAR budget deficits and no where to cut.
I think we need more hobbits, fewer McCain's.