I’ve read alot of articles this weekend about the debt ceiling debate to the point that those stories are nauseating. Thankfully, I ran across this article by the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol. He’s the first person to take the Obama administration and the Do Nothing Democrats to the proverbial woodshed for not taking their responsibilities seriously:

The federal government has a problem. It’s hitting a debt ceiling limit passed into law last year by the Democratic Congress, and signed by President Obama. It’s doing so because of appropriations passed by that same Democratic Congress, and signed by that same Democratic president. Have the president and Senate Democrats proposed any legislation to deal with this problem? No.

House Republicans, on the other hand, did pass a budget earlier this year. Unfortunately, federal spending has gotten so out of control that even if the Republican budget were to become law, the federal government would have to borrow more money for several years to come. So House Republicans last week stepped up to the plate (to use a metaphor that might be unfamiliar to Cicero).

Their constituents hate the idea of voting to raise the debt ceiling. But the House GOP did what had to be done. They passed H.R. 2560, the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011. The legislation contains a debt ceiling increase and accompanies it with serious spending cuts, restraints, and the promise of a forthcoming vote on a constitutional amendment to balance the budget by capping spending. The House Republicans (and five Democrats) did their duty, in accordance with the procedures of Congress and in the light of day, proposing and passing legislation that their fellow citizens could read, debate, and judge.

And they are the only ones who’ve done their duty. Having failed to pass a budget for two years, Senate Democrats have done nothing to deal with the debt limit. President Obama has in effect withdrawn his February budget proposal, and hasn’t submitted a new one.

I wrote in the Examiner that “the time for outlines is over.” This administration and the Senate majority, as Bill Kristol rightly highlights, has screamed “Crisis, Crisis” before retreating to their lairs to relax in comfort, far removed from the people they were elected to serve.

Frankly, President Obama and Harry Reid are a pair of conniving, gutless weasels intent on doing nothing, then blaming the debt ceiling impasse on the only people that actually passed legislation that would’ve taken care of the problem for the next year.

Based on conversations I’ve had, conservative activists are ready to take Democrats to the woodshed for being a merry band of conniving do-nothing weasels.

If anyone thinks this is working, they should check out President Obama’s approval rating from Rasmussen:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 23% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -21. That’s the highest level of Strong Disapproval since last November.

The American people know that President Obama is clueless on the economy. They know that Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats are totally about criticizing Republicans for anything they do. The reality is that the American people are strongly with Republicans on the important issues of the day.

Finally, Thank You, Bill Kristol for bringing true clarity to this issue. It’s about time someone in the media actually took this administration and Senate Democrats to the woodshed.

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