Hugh Hewitt thinks the GOP can regain its former relevance and credibility.
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I’m sure the DOD can “defend” all of these silly, outrageous, duplicative and wasteful programs.
Considering the precarious position the country is in, it’s amazing that Congress looks like it’s going to do everything it can to put off into the future – punt, kick the can, whatever you choose – to avoid making any hard decisions today. I agree with Mark Twain.
All of this is political showmanship and persiflage, “much ado about nothing” as Shakespeare would say. Texans use a better expression: All hat, no cattle.
Boehner, ever the politician, is jockeying for position in the budget wars. He’s trying to placate his constituency in time for his election (this would be his eleventh term if he is reelected) while reflecting pressure from the Tea Party and no-tax-hike supporters to keep his job as Speaker. It’s all about politics.
This isn’t a conspiracy. It just looks and acts like one.
With lots of money and little accountability it’s no wonder most of $12 billion can’t be accounted for.
Picture a lush, green watering hole in the middle of a vast desert. Picture underground springs drawing water from underneath the desert to keep it in full flower. That’s Washington, DC.
Following up on the publication of the “International Strategy for Cyberspace” by the Obama administration last month, the Pentagon clarified and expanded upon its intention to consider a computer attack as equivalent to a more traditional act of war. The White House’s strategy made clear that:
As calls for cuts in the defense budget increased, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates knew what he would have to do: throw the cutters a bone, and then dig in against any further reductions.