Between being under the weather for several weeks, the holidays and being out of town for a couple of weeks, I have nearly taken more time off from this blog then Obama has been running up $1.5 million golf vacations.
So, on that note, I will open the New Year with a harsh warning for the new GOP majority in the House. Remember WHY you were elected. For those that did elect you surely will come November 2012. Which is not all that far away now, is it?
Let us start with Rep. Darell Issa, who may prove to be the most powerful man in either house Congress for the calendar year 2011 and possibly for quite a few years after that. It all depends.
That is, if he does what he said he was going to do not too long ago:
From Michelle Malkin:
Already, Issa has flip-flopped on his promise to probe the Joe Sestak/White House bribe scandal and softened his criticism of corruption in the Obama administration. And Doug Powers called attention to his strange comments quoted in a post-midterm conference call in November: “I want to prove the pundits wrong. My job is not to bring down the president. My job is to make the president a success.”
Just a humble reminder: Issa’s job — and this goes for every GOP House leader — is not to mollify Beltway pundits.
Their job is not to manage White House p.r. and “reach across the aisle” and “get things done” for the sake of bipartisanship.
The Issa’s, Boehner’s and Cantor’s are treading on very thin ice. The slightest bit of compromising or even the appearance of that four letter word in today’s political world, “bipartisanship” will bring out even more people to truly remake this congress and start the long, laborious process of rolling back this government at every level.
You think 2010 was bad for (mainly Dem) incumbents? 2012 could make 2010 look a stripper just taking off her coat in the dressing room, if the GOP leadership fumbles the ball this time around.
You are out of do-overs, GOP. Man up or leave.