Glimmers of hope continue to shine through: prominent conservative intellectual Bill Kristol on Fox News Sunday earlier today:
“It won’t kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on millionaires,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.” “It really won’t, I don’t think. I don’t really understand why Republicans don’t take Obama’s offer.”
“Really? The Republican Party is going to fall on its sword to defend a bunch of millionaires, half of whom voted Democratic and half of whom live in Hollywood and are hostile?” he asked.
Kristol understands that Obama, who is really a classical conservative, offered a deal that would usher in a much of what honest Republicans have been wanting for decades. Smaller government, spending cuts, fiscal responsibility. Ideological purists chose perfect over good and got nothing during the debt ceiling debate. Many of them lost their elections (I’m looking at you, Alan West). With the crazies on their heels, maybe something can get done.