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Just-Vote-No Republicans [Kathleen Parker on Michele Bachmann]
Washington Post ^ | July 08, 2011

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 won’t 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 won’t 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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: bachmann; cutcapbalance; debtceiling; debtlimit; kathleenparker; parker

1 posted on 07/08/2011 10:46:34 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Can we get her a job with Pravda or Tass?


2 posted on 07/08/2011 10:48:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: Steelfish
Meanwhile, not raising the debt ceiling is fraught with risks, not the least of which is creating greater uncertainty in financial markets in an already fragile recovery. Even prolonging raising the ceiling is potentially hazardous before a default happens, as investors take preventive actions that could distort the money markets.

This is so stunningly and so precisely wrong.

Kathleen, dear.

I suspect that you don't actually "know" much about those "financial market" thingies, do you? And you really know even less about the "motivations" of investors, you know, for real-zies.

What you write with such blithe ignorance could be part of the script if there were a remake of "Clueless".

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3 posted on 07/08/2011 11:08:57 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Steelfish
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 won’t 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.

These people don't seem to understand that there is no money left. We are bankrupt, living on credit that we can't afford, and which will soon dry up.

4 posted on 07/08/2011 11:09:31 PM PDT by oldbrowser (Breitbart for a Pulitzer Prize)
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To: All

Parker: The Commies’ favorite “conservative”.


5 posted on 07/08/2011 11:11:30 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Steelfish

This woman has a really serious, almost pathological, envy problem with conservative women who are much smarter and more accomplished than her.


6 posted on 07/08/2011 11:14:26 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: Steelfish

This scumbag Parker has her claws out for any conservative Republican woman who is smarter, prettier, and more accomplished than she is. What a transparent loser.


7 posted on 07/08/2011 11:16:11 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: oldbill

Yikes. I checked my post and then read your post right above it. The similarity is almost scary.


8 posted on 07/08/2011 11:18:17 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

What’s that about great minds running along the same tracks?


9 posted on 07/08/2011 11:23:55 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: Steelfish

Listening to the Kathleen Parkers of the world got us the disaster we’re looking at now.


10 posted on 07/08/2011 11:25:57 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Steelfish
...she promises she won’t vote to raise the debt ceiling — before even seeing the terms of the deal.

So? Nancy Pelosi voted for a bill without knowing what's in it. Is that how Dems think? Vote for something, anything, just to say that you did something, even if you don't have a clue as to what?

11 posted on 07/08/2011 11:29:27 PM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What does (Ms.Parker)the pinko want a second term with Camrade Obama.


12 posted on 07/09/2011 12:02:13 AM PDT by Red Barr (The liberals cant get over our victory!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What does (Ms.Parker)the pinko want a second term with Camrade Obama.


13 posted on 07/09/2011 12:04:46 AM PDT by Red Barr (The liberals cant get over our victory!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What does (Ms.Parker)the pinko want a second term with Camrade Obama.


14 posted on 07/09/2011 12:04:52 AM PDT by Red Barr (The liberals cant get over our victory!)
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To: Red Barr

She supported and voted for him last time, as did Christopher Buckley and Peggy Noonan, among many others.


15 posted on 07/09/2011 12:12:54 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: Seaplaner; All
Meanwhile, not raising the debt ceiling is fraught with risks, not the least of which is creating greater uncertainty in financial markets in an already fragile recovery.

I don't give it much thought but when I see this talking point, one thing that puzzles me is this: wouldn't the financial markets be pleased America has decided to stop going deeper in debt and instead onto a path to get its fiscal house in order?

No doubt the ceiling will be raised but I think the markets are more interested in the sanity (or lack thereof) in the total deal. Is it on the whole more endless spending or is it serious like $3 in cuts per $1 in debt?

It's funny what she says with, "Even prolonging raising the ceiling is potentially hazardous before a default happens, as investors take preventive actions that could distort the money markets," since this is the third financial Armageddon "date" we've had this year. If what she says is so, those investors would've already taken actions distorting the money markets and she would have evidence of it to point at making her case.

16 posted on 07/09/2011 1:18:46 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Can we get her a job with Pravda or Tass?

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She's got her marching orders and will go down with the USS Obama in 2012.

nk

17 posted on 07/09/2011 1:24:00 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Steelfish
Kathleen Who ?..........
18 posted on 07/09/2011 2:39:44 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Steelfish
Kathleen, a pseudo-intellectual, inside-the-Beltway, RINO, Elitist, Witch (which rhymes with Bitch) made her mark and became the "Darling" of the Lame Steam Media, VISCIOUSLY attacking Palin, while pretending to be a Republican and this clueless, harridan, has no idea her "15 Minutes" have come and gone a long time ago.

There is also a component of the "Green-Eyed Monster" rearing its ugly head and when comparing this Mooncalf's looks compared to Sarah and Michelle, this jealousy of attractive, self-made, successful, intelligent, secure, female REPUBLICANS, is obvious and drives has-been, feminists like Parker bonkers.

19 posted on 07/09/2011 2:52:33 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Steelfish

Kathy Parker got notice a few years back when she concentrated on conservative, family-based principles. Since then she has done a 180 and become a useful tool for the evil ones.


20 posted on 07/09/2011 4:14:52 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Lancey Howard
This scumbag Parker has her claws out for any conservative Republican woman who is smarter, prettier, and more accomplished than she is. What a transparent loser.

A smelly, cunning runt.

21 posted on 07/09/2011 4:38:28 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: Steelfish

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.


22 posted on 07/09/2011 5:14:27 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Steelfish

CNN’s erstwhile Kathleen Parker, Client No. 10?


23 posted on 07/09/2011 5:20:18 AM PDT by flowerplough (Bammy: It frustrates me when people talk about government jobs as if somehow those are worth less.)
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To: Steelfish

Ditzer is brainless.

Vote “NO” on raising the debt ceiling period. There is nothing to discuss.


24 posted on 07/09/2011 5:24:10 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Steelfish

Lighten up—It’s the Washington Post. Did anyone really expect anything different?

It aint called Pravda on the Potomac for no reason.


25 posted on 07/09/2011 5:39:34 AM PDT by Venturer
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