Everyone else loses
This is supposed to be a great victory for conservatives, but I can’t muster any enthusiasm. Congress gets to borrow and spend another couple of trillion dollars now, and there will supposedly be cuts later. Planned Parenthood is still funded; NPR is still funded; Washington will spend more next year than last year. I’m really tired of this ‘less-bad-than-the-alternative’ mode of operation. The place to work for political change is at the local and state level.
The Guardian, in the grip of blind loyalty, or mendacity, or classic far-left delusion, reported “Obama strikes deal to end US debt crisis,” noting that MoveOn.org describes the deal as “grotesquely immoral.” President Obama had little to do with the deal, which was hacked together by career politicians in the Senate. MoveOn.org (described with British understatement as “left-leaning”) is basically correct, if hyperbolic.