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Brace Yourself

Boehner and the rest of the Republican establishment are preparing for a great betrayal of their supposed principles, and so must silence "embarrassing" figures like Amash. The deal will be tax hikes today for spending cuts tomorrow, but tomorrow will never come. Of course, the Republicans will boast about reductions in the rate of spending growth as "cutting spending," and Democrats will shriek that such reductions are "catastrophic cuts." The beat goes on.

Like a cult, the rank-and-file Republicans genuinely believe what the leadership says about fighting for limited government, while the leadership's true loyalties lie elsewhere. Republican leaders are only interested in expanding their money and power; everything they say and do is just a means to that end. Any Republican who defies the cult leadership is subject to excommunication and ostracization.

"Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors, but today we kneel only to truth." - Kahlil Gibran