Skip to comments.Just-Vote-No Republicans [Kathleen Parker on Michele Bachmann]
Posted on 07/08/2011 10:46:30 PM PDT by Steelfish
Kathleen Parker Opinion Writer Just-Vote-No Republicans
By Kathleen Parker, Friday, July 8
A debt crisis is a terrible thing to waste in a presidential election season, and Democrats and Republicans alike are responding on cue.
Latest to the fray is Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. In a new Waterloo television ad running in Iowa leading up to the Aug. 13 straw poll, she promises she wont vote to raise the debt ceiling before even seeing the terms of the deal.
Though Bachmann is the most outspoken among Republicans, she is not alone. Several members of the Republican Study Committee, headed by Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, have signed on to a Cut, Cap and Balance plan pledging not to vote for any debt-ceiling increase without serious spending cuts, spending caps and a balanced-budget amendment passed by both the House and Senate.
Alas, this will never happen. A constitutional amendment has to pass both chambers by a two-thirds vote (290 in the House; 67 in the Senate). Thus, the signees wont vote to increase the debt limit unless John Boehner and Mitch McConnell somehow magically persuade 50 or so Democrats in the House and about 20 in the Senate to vote for a balanced-budget amendment. The pledge is, therefore, an impossible standard.
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A smelly, cunning runt.
See my post above. I met Cong. Jim Jordan (OH4) and Cong. Allen West of FL yesterday in the DC airport. They are standing strong.
CNN’s erstwhile Kathleen Parker, Client No. 10?
Ditzer is brainless.
Vote “NO” on raising the debt ceiling period. There is nothing to discuss.
Lighten up—It’s the Washington Post. Did anyone really expect anything different?
It aint called Pravda on the Potomac for no reason.