13 April, 2011

Ok, I was wrong. Partly.

And people like Tammy Bruce and Erick Erickson were more right than I was giving them credit for.

I said that while the budget deal was a crap sandwich, it was the best crap sandwich we were likely to get. As more details are exposed, the deal looks even crappier.

However, I stand behind my other points, being a shutdown favors the Democrats, and that we’re not going to get anything but crap sandwiches as long as this President is in the White House. As I said earlier, we’re going to have to fight for every penny, and when we’ve gotten all the pennies we’re likely to get, it’s time to move on to the next battle.

Forcing Harry Reid to agree to an up or down vote in the Senate on ObamaCare funding and Planned Parenthood funding are big wins, and will be important next November.

I am not walking back on anything I said when I described how the Tea Party can win.

So, I was wrong in calling the budget deal a win. Mea culpa. I foolishly took Speaker Boehner (R-OH-08) at his word. I won’t make that mistake again.

He should have gotten more pennies. But he should not have shut the government down over it.

Next battle is still the debt ceiling, then budget for FY2012. I’m still cautiously optimistic about both of those, but considerably less so than I was on Sunday.

Oh, and Sarah Palin was one of the people that was right. I should know better than to trust my instincts vs. hers. Say what you will about the lady, but to deny her political savvy is to deny reality.

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