I think there is a lot of truth in this piece from Investor’s Business Daily.
Bismarck might not be the Tea Party’s favorite historical figure, but his advice has never been more pertinent than here and now: “Politics is the art of the possible.”
Tea Partyers shouldn’t lament that their preferred Cut, Cap, Balance approach, which passed the House, is impossible to get enacted into law in 2011; rather, they should take pride in realizing that because of their movement, real spending reform is indeed politically possible — just not this year.
Let’s face it. We’re never going to get anything close to real reform until this President and this Senate are flipped and that should be the number one goal.
What the Senate and House agree to is unlikely to include a BBA. Still, the Tea Party should take it, declare a partial win for its agenda and get to work ousting Obama in pursuit of the completion of their goals. GOP internecine warfare only wastes ammunition that will be needed next year — for the real fight.
Read the whole thing. It’s short and is good advice, I think.