Skip to comments.Conservatives Have Completed Their Cave On The Debt Ceiling
Posted on 01/22/2013 1:59:35 PM PST by Wisconsinlady
The Club for Growth will not oppose tomorrows vote on the debt ceiling, Club for Growth President Chris Chocola said in the statement. The Club for Growth will, on the other hand, strongly oppose any efforts during the upcoming debate over the continuing resolution and sequester that fail to arrest out-of-control spending and put sensible limits on the growth of government.
That's a major reversal for an organization whose primary mission is to force lawmakers to curb government spending.
Until now, Club for Growth has demanded that any vote to increase the debt limit include a balanced budget amendment. The last time Republicans tried to raise the debt ceiling, during the August 2011 budget battles, Club for Growth came out strongly against the deal, even though it included $1.2 trillion in discretionary spending cuts.
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...
On Wednesday, the White House signaled that President Barack Obama would sign the Republican debt ceiling bill, should it pass the Senate.
"He will not stand in the way," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters. "We support the extension of the debt ceiling without drama or delay."
Surprise. Surprise. Republicans are good on caving, playing defense, cowering, not showing leadership, and generally doing things with the ultimate goal of thinking the Democrats will like them if they only are nice.
Conservatives? No, I don’t think so. RINO perhaps, but not conservatives.
They should change their mascot to the cave bear.
They all look so purty in their clean pressed suits too.. shame to see ‘em actually fall off their high horse flat on their faces.. again.. but sadly, not ‘unexpected’.
Obama and the democrats are hell bent on burning down America. And it appears the republicans are goong to stand by and watch it burn.
We’ll see, should be a good idea to pound on the Dems for the next four months for spending cuts and have that to show when the debt ceiling comes up again.
Of course we all expect the RINOs to fold in exchange for ‘unicorn cuts’ in future spending that will never happen but who knows?
The Republicans, RINOs as well as conservatives, will suffer horribly in 2014 if action isn’t taken on spending. Someone in the Party is bound to realize that!
” Someone in the Party is bound to realize that!”
You have more faith in the Republican party than I do!
Too many cowardly asshats still occupy the Republican side of the House.
In 2014, every RINO must be purged, especially the feckless leader, Boehner.
Retreating one foxhole at a time.
The Republicans ARE WORTHLESS AND IN THE WAY.
Wait till the NRA caves on universal background checks or imports on ammo and parts or something like that.
I don’t know what’s worse, the pResident leading from behind or the Republicans following from in front.
Well, this actually puts the onus on the Senate. The Republicans can sit back and make the Senate pass a budget with this. It also puts the nuclear option in the public’s eye.
I have no problem passing a short term extension to get something done, but if it is done as suspending it for four months, what kind of precedent does that set? It needs to be clear, or the leftists will hammer us later for that type of action. ‘they suspended it before, why not now?’ Our side always seems to cower under those accusations these days.
It’s not caving if you read the bill. They’re playing offense and it worked. Now they have set the next battle’s playing field just right.
Thats OK,the “Grand Old Party” will get ‘em next time. Keep kicking that ca down that long dust road.
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