America is fed up with GOP obstructionism. So undoubtedly, everyone is hopeful that Republicans will allow President Barack Obama’s sequestration plans to proceed unhindered. It’s only right.
The GOP, in fact, should quit while it’s ahead. Rather than penning editorials and appearing on Sunday morning talk shows to try to pin the blame on others, leadership would be far better off simply saying: “Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you for dreaming up a plan that implements some minimal spending cuts. Thanks for signing it into law. It’s not much, but we sure appreciate it.”
It’s been a while since the GOP held the upper hand in any skirmish, and this situation holds the special distinction of asking nothing of Republicans — a tactic that meshes well with their present skill set. No arguing over “revenue.” No threat of a government shutdown. No default. No need for a protracted surrender.