Well, it is official. The Republican National Convention is over and it will be Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan who will challenge Barack Obama and Joe Biden in that every four year World Cup sporting event we call the American  “Presidential  Elections”. Politics has been defined as the “art  of compromise”. Without compromise we have what we call “gridlock”. So, if Romney and Ryan win in November and if the Republicans are fortunate enough to control both Houses of Congress, do you really think they are going to Washington to “compromise” with the Democrats? When Obama and the Democrats controlled both Houses, did they “compromise” with the Republicans? They didn’t even talk to the Republicans. It was a policy of exclusion in regards to the Republicans.

There will be no room for compromise if Romney and Ryan and the Republicans take control of our federal government next year. Do I say that because I want the Republicans to take their revenge out on the Democrats? No, it has nothing to do with revenge. Long time readers of Conservatives on Fire know what my definition of “right”, “left”, and “center” are. The “center” is a federal government as described by the enumerated powers in the constitution. The “right” is composed of those who would reduce the enumerated powers and the “left” are those who would increase the enumerated powers. Well, we know who has been winning that battle for the last 200 plus years. Think of our federal government today as a structure. A very complicated, complex, Rube Goldberg structure. In my opinion, 90% of this structure is constructed to the left of what our Founders described in the constitution.  A good example is our tax code. What a nightmare. The other day I heard an interview with Herman Cain in which he was asked “What is the most important change a new Romney administration should make after taking office?” Cain didn’t hesitate. he said they should attack the tax code.  He said they should not try to fix the tax code but should throw it out and start over again. I agree because the tax code is beyond fixing, in my opinion. But,  I am getting off track here.

Because our federal  government is so close to becoming an all-powerful socialist government,  not to mention  that we are heading for a debt crisis of unimaginable proportions, there is no room for the Republicans to compromise. If the Republicans take control, they absolutely must turn this ship of state around. And quickly. Bbecause, as Paul Ryan said in his acceptance speech the other night, time is running out!

Sooner or later, however, we must come to terms with the fact that the Democrats will win back control of one of the Houses of Congress. What do the Republicans do then. Well, if they must compromise, they need to take a lesson from Obama and the Democrats and all statists, for that matter.

Last Saturday Billy Hollis wrote a post at Questions and Observations about an interview that President Obama gave to Associated Press (AP), in which Obama accused Romney of having

locked himself into “extreme positions” on economic and social issues and would surely impose them if elected, trying to discredit his Republican rival at the biggest political moment of his life.

But, to demonstrate what a reasonable man he is, Obama went on to say that in his second term

If Republicans are willing, Obama said, “I’m prepared to make a whole range of compromises” that could even rankle his own party. But he did not get specific.

How magnanimous of our Dear Leader. What Obama means by “compromise”; what Democrats and statist always mean by “compromise” is that they will continue to propose moving our federal government to the left in one mile increments; but, if the other side behave themselves, they will compromise by only moving to the left in half mile increments. That, my friends, is the lesson Republicans must learn. When they have to compromise, it should be to accept a half mile increment toward the “center” instead of the one mile increment they were asking for. That is the only way we can hope to “right” this ship of state that is listing dangerously  to the port side.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

18 thoughts on ““Compromise”

  1. “Sooner or later, however, we must come to terms with the fact that the Democrats will win back control of one of the Houses of Congress.”

    All the more reason for the GOP to be the party to tear down as much of the extra-constitutional structure as possible. Destroy the machine so when the leftists hijack it they can’t use it against us.

    Give people back their freedoms, and they won’t relinquish them again so readily.

  2. Allow me to disagree with you , Jim. Well, sort of disagree. To me, right wing is going back to the actual wording of the Constitution. A moderate allows significant modification of the Constitution, and a liberal tears up the whole document. But, that’s just me.

    You are correct. If we can destroy all the stupid things the liberals have done to our nation, they will one day be back in power to wreak havoc with a vengeance. We have learned that lesson, but they haven’t. The basic problem is that the President does not respect law. We need a way to get rid of him by arresting him in his nightclothes, and frog marching him to a paddy wagon.

    Reality says that we must dismantle the liberal agenda when we have the chance. These opportunities don’t come along that often.

    1. Your definition is the standard one, Bob. I just like to make a case for how absurd it is that today the constitution is considerd right-wing.

      Obama and his ilk want to make this a country under the rule of men insyead of under the rule of law. Very dangerous.

  3. Our constitution and our personal liberties have been compromised too much for far too long. I have hopes that our economy will turn around and that more Americans will realize prosperity during a Romney administration. I am hopeful that we really will take advantage of our natural resources and downsize overbloated government sectors like the EPA and Education. I’m afraid I don’t hold out much hope for much else. We still have big government in place.

  4. Great post, Jim. If the Republicans are able to retain control of the House and take control of the Senate, it will be hard for me to not urge them to take no prisoners in their efforts to straighten this mess out. I really don’t want them to act like the liberal Democrats, but at the same time, I am tired of them rolling over and playing dead. We need stronger leadership than that.

    We haven’t reached this point of disarray overnight and we will not repair it overnight. However, they need to immediately start dismantling the inroads the Democrats have managed to make in the past few years. We run a high risk of them not succeeding, if they do not.

    1. Thanks, Larry. It is important the the first bug steps taken by a Romney administration have easily recognized positive results. Once the mood changes and people begin to believe in the measure the Republicans are promoting, it will be that much easier to get acceptence of the next planned steps.

  5. I couldn’t agree more Jim, when the Republicans compromise with the Democrats our country still move to the left, only more slowly. This is not acceptable anymore and I hope that when the Democrats gain more control in the Congress that the Republicans will not fall for this again. It is time for the Republicans to make the Democrats compromise and bring our country back toward the right for a change.

  6. I’m not in a very compromising mood Jim. In fact if I had my way all these statists who willingly violate the constitution should be tarred and feathered.

  7. I agree. Compromise with Democrats is always moving farther left, the pace is the only question. Tearing down the tax code, ripping up regulations, and dismantling wasteful programs is not on the leftist agenda, but it has to be ours.

    Here’s the evidence against the Democrats’ program: http://hotair.com/archives/2012/08/31/yikes-if-we-thought-our-unemployment-rate-was-bad-now/

    They want us to be like the sophisticates of Europe… Who happen to be teetering on the brink of insolvency and have unemployment rates that are crushing, particularly to young people. How the hell does it help the poor and middle class to have a crushing burden of debt and no jobs available?

    1. Can you imagine if America had 53% unemployment of those under 25 like Spain does? No wonder people are rioting in the streets. The American Left are convinced that won’t happen here because the dollar is the world’s reserve currency. They are wrong! It may take a little longer but it will happen if we don’t change course.

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