As the thrust of the budget and debt ceiling battle shifts, and the Democrats in the Senate gain the upper hand in the overall battle, those Democrats now are making their long-awaited “counteroffer.”
These worthies now are demanding more than that Republicans merely accept an end to the sequester that has cut government spending for two years in a row, if trivially. In return for being allowed a vote on a budget bill that the Democrats in the Senate will agree, Democrats are demanding that Republicans walk away from their core reason for being: reducing Federal spending. Senate Democrats are floating a bill that includes outright spending increases.
Republicans already have surrendered on Obamacare, now being reduced to begging for Democrats’ table scraps in the form of token delays in tiny parts of it. If the Republicans roll on this Democrat demand that Republicans increase Federal spending, that Republicans publicly beg for complete surrender, it’ll be the end of the Republican Party.
And rightfully so.