Classic lines from Rodger Mitchell.
Trying to survive in this world of debt hawk finger pointing and voter remorse. GO BIG!!
Translation: "We Tea Party sycophants bravely demanded that the government "Go Big!" Even a $4 trillion deficit reduction wasn't sufficient. Now, facing a deficit reduction of less than 15% of our "Go Big" amount, we've begun to panic.
"Nobody told us deficit reduction pulls money out of the pockets of the public. How were we supposed to know that?
"Sure, we voted for the law. In fact we insisted on it at the threat of filibuster. In further fact, $4 trillion wasn't enough. But, this isn't our fault. It's the fault of you voters. You're the ones who wanted to cut the deficit. You should have known better."
"We pretend the deficit reduction is too sudden. When we said, GO BIG!, we really meant, 'GO BIG!,' but go really, really slowly big. Like BIG that takes many years."
"Yes, we know, taking dollars out of the economy, no matter how slowly, will hurt the economy. And yes, we know the American public -- especially the lower income 99% -- will take a terrible beating (though the upper 1% will be O.K.)"
"But the important point is: The right wing in Congress, can't lose. When the American worker falls over the fiscal cliff, we'll blame Obama, you voters will believe us, and we'll get elected. Simple."
"Right wing politics is the most fun when the President is clueless, his party is wimpy and the voters are ignorant."