Skip to comments.Shutdown turns House GOP into converts on poverty programs (FREEP PLEASE)
Posted on 10/04/2013 8:27:32 PM PDT by no-s
Some feel Republicans are hypocrites to challenge the Democrats to support their own programs
(Carolyn Lochhead) Watch Friday as House Republicans and their Tea Party conservatives declare their support for federal anti-poverty programs, specifically the Women Infants and Children nutrition program known as WIC.
Belasauris: "It's almost sad. The lunatics currently running the GOP asylum gleefully announced "We're going to shut down the government!" "
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Some one please tell me who are these Republicans are that are gleeful over a shut down.
I don’t personally recall hearing any Republicans say they actually wanted to shut down WIC, AFDC or any other such programs prior to the shutdown.
But it has occurred to me than the folks voting on these bills have supported expenditures that they never would have outside of the shut down.
A bunch of bills voted for by the house now which they would have never supported before, will be very hard to walk back in the future..
Anyone ever heard of the thousand cuts analogy?
Well I’m happier than a tornado in a trailer park it’s happened.
I call it a slimdown.
The next thing is the debt ceiling, called liposuction.
Florida rep. Ted Yoho seems pretty happy too.
Some feel Republicans are hypocrites to challenge the Democrats to support their own programs.
Challenging someone to support their own program makes you a hypocrite? That would you don't support your own programs, but I see no evidence of Repubs not supporting their programs. Is this blockhead smoking something other than tobacco?
And when and where did any Repub "gleefully" say they were going to shut down the government? This isn't hyperbole, this is outright slander if a specific person is named *I went to the linked article and didn't see any - smart move by this blockhead).
The rhetoric is getting shrill, folks. The Dems and the media are full of consternation as to why the Repubs haven't folded up yet, you know, like they always have.
That's what I said to myself when I was reading the comments. Anyone know anyone saying such a thing? All I can muster up is bitter irony. Well, it lifted my spirits a little when I saw Honor Flight veterans breach the Barrakades at the War Memorial (as in FOTFL laughing). But it only lasted a bit. anyway if you post on SFgate (I'm not asking you to join unless you want to) please see where I accidentally outed myself as a Republican and send a plus my way or anywhere else you see fit...thx
This is from the home page of the “Senate Conservatives Fund:”
” - - - OCTOBER 01, 2013
SCF Launches TV Ad Pressuring Democrats to Defund Obamacare
The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) launched a new national TV and radio ad campaign Tuesday criticizing congressional Democrats for using a government shutdown to force millions of Americans into Obamacare — a program Americans overwhelmingly oppose. - - - “
Can anyone supply us with names of who the SCF includes?
Hopefully there are no WTF RINOs on that list - - - .
I just cannot fathom the incredible mental gymnastics leftists have to take to justify their actions and beliefs sometimes.
oops, that was meant to be parenthetical. Carolyn didn't say that, sorry Carolyn. Some of the blog commenters do feel that way.
It occurs to me this post of mine could almost be equivalent to blog pimping since it drives traffic. OTOH referrals to FR on SFGATE could be a good thing to help drive some elevation to the discourse.
Conversely every one which is rebutted by the democrats will need to be walked back by them in the next election. Their comments so far have been wonderfully eloquently foolish. Reid alone will have some serious 'splainin to do. Frankly if we don't take the Senate and the House soon enough this fine Nation will be on the far side of the drain trap and into the Sewer for good.
Bump to Erza Klein and Carolyn Lochhead for pointing them out! Gee I never would have heard of them without their help!
Conservatives to my mind mean what they say.
Voting for any spending now that they would not support in the future is not my definition of principled leadership..
No, it's all stuff they already approved in the omnibus. So they already supported it once in the past and when they break it out its the same thing.
Yes, it still seems somewhat stinky. Frankly the monolithic CR was a compromise to begin with. Now they should test all the elements of compromise to see if the Democrats have any integrity at all. If the Senate refuses a bill then next time it comes up for debate the Democrat party will have to explain why it's not really that important to them. Meanwhile some of the Democrat House have already broken ranks and voted with Republicans. So on those items the House Republicans can say "lo, it's bipartisan - you Senate DEMOCRAT extremists don't even support your own team, let alone your constituents!"
If the Dems were doing this for one of their pet programs, they would be patting themselves on the back, praising their conviction and crowing about how dissension is patriotic. The best thing we can do is to keep things shut down until people can actually log in to healthcare.gov and find out they’ve been bamboozled. Then again, they may be purposely keeping it hosed as long as the shutdown is in place.
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