- Perdue strategy: Run against Reid, Obama, Pelosi
- White House: More changes to contraception mandate coming
- ‘Operation Normandy’ set to send 3,500 volunteers to border to ‘stop an invasion’
- Netanyahu’s spokesman: Safe to fly to Israel
- Oregon vandals smear cars with doughnuts, pastries, chocolate bars
- Obama’s ‘Katrina moment’ leaves his favorability factor at 42 percent
- Feds tout nearly 200 arrests, $625K in seized cash in Texas border crackdown
- Joy Behar: Sarah Palin should be ‘turning letters over on some game show’
- Rhino poacher in South Africa sentenced to 77 years in jail
- John Kerry defies FAA and flies to Israel to talk peace
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Republicans try appeasement
Question of the Day
Clearly, Speaker of the House John A. Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell want to be remembered as “nice guys.” When I was younger, I wanted to be a “nice guy,” too, but when I grew up, I put away childish things.
No offense to large aquatic reptiles, but President Obama acts like a hungry crocodile. Mr. Boehner and Mr. McConnell, meanwhile, act like appeasers. The late British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had this to say about appeasers and crocodiles: “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” Mr. Boehner and Mr. McConnell will keep compromising with the White House because they are appeasers and they do not understand Mr. Obama or his brand of tyranny.
Any show of weakness by Mr. McConnell and Mr. Boehner in the current, stalled “negotiations” will embolden Mr. Obama to take more from taxpayers, spend more, destroy more of our freedoms and tighten his grip on power.
Churchill’s response to Neville Chamberlain’s declaration of “peace for our time” was proper: “You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war.” Mr. Boehner and Mr. McConnell have been given a choice between conflict with the White House and dishonor. If they compromise with Mr. Obama, they will have chosen the latter and all-out political war for the survival of America will follow.
Round Hill, Va.
© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
TWT Video Picks
Retailer pays a price for getting too close to Obama
Get Breaking Alerts
- CARSON: Costco and the perils of mixing politics and business
- David Perdue defeats Jack Kingston in Georgia Republican Senate primary runoff
- IRS seeks help destroying another 3,200 computer hard drives
- Beretta moving to Tennessee over Maryland gun laws
- D.C. appeals panel deals big blow to Obamacare subsidies
- 'Straight White Guy Festival' supposedly set for Ohio park
- HURT: The cost of 'free' water in Detroit
- EDITORIAL: Obamacare in intensive care
- Pentagon team dispatched to Ukraine amid crisis with Russia
- Contrasting judgments on Obama's health care hours apart; appeals court calls subsidies unlawful