Part of me, somewhat around 50%, is now hoping for the Super Committee to fail. Because then the sequestration comes into play. And the pain from that, reversible change, will give the public a general taste of what conservatives and their Tea Party pushers, want to inflict.
See, Gov. Kasich got elected on traditional conservative pap, cut spending, cut taxes. While the SB5 debacle slung enough feces to cover everybody and drag them all down into the mud, understand that SB5 was an attempt to shore up his popularity. This is because as people came to grips with just what would have to be cut, he lost a lot of support. So SB5 was red meat for the troops. And it backfired. Sure, the solid base liked it, the independents (read: former moderate conservatives) loathed it.
With the Super Committee not being able to bring forth a plan, or one that can't pass, those automatic cuts go into effect. And those cuts will hurt. People will see first hand what Republicans have been spoiling for since President Obama was sworn in.
And I predict, just as in Ohio, most people won't like it.
All that needs to happen is Democrats need to keep up the chatter and keep reminding people that except for the cuts to DoD, these cuts are what Republicans have been advocating all this time.
And it could only get better if McCain makes good on his threat to legislatively reverse the sequestration on the DoD. That would be a coup for progressive politics.
So, yeah. Part of me wants them to fail. It's the same part that wanted to look at the conservatives at the beginning of August and say, "Okay, we'll do it your way and go into default." And then sit back and watch it happen. Well, not sit back, I'd get the troops out on the circuit reminding the public that this is exactly what conservatives wanted.
Please, Brair Bear and Brair Fox, don't throw me in that briar patch.