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House Republicans, Mike Huckabee Blink on Budget Showdown, Sarah Palin Says Donít Retreat
Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | April 9, 2011 | Shane Vander Hart

Posted on 04/09/2011 4:44:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Well it would seem that Republicans in Congress blinked agreeing to a last minute deal where they compromised everything and Democrats gave nothing. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is doing a victory lap, and President Obama was thankful that funding Planned Parenthood was avoided.

"We protected the investments we need to win the future. At the same time, we also made sure at the end of the day this was a debate about spending cuts — not social issues like women’s health and the protection of our air and water. These are important issues that deserve discussion, just not during a debate about our budget."

Whose future was protected? Certainly not the unborn. Why shouldn’t the funding for Planned Parenthood be discussed during a budget debate. We’re talking money. This wasn’t an abortion ban. That statement is asinine. During a budget debate is the perfect time to discuss what is worthy of taxpayer money and what is not.

And House Republicans caved. Typical.

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) mentioned that this didn’t even include defunding Obamacare. She said that this was a “small ball” battle, and not worth the fight. (I take that back, I must have misunderstood her. She voted against the CR that averted the shutdown.)

I disagree. If Republican leadership caves here what possible confidence do we have that they won’t cave in a big battle?

Instead of larger spending cuts and the defunding of Planned Parenthood only $38 billion is being cut this year, and $78 billion in next year’s budget. Considering the spending binge that Democrats have taken us on and the massive debt that we now face that is no where near good enough. What exactly did they give?

Couldn’t we at least have had the defunding of Planned Parenthood that the House voted for in February? After the corruption found in that organization that they get a single taxpayer dime is unacceptable! It must be defunded and the House had the leverage to do it, and they blinked.

They let the government shutdown bogeyman spook them. Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR) blinked as well. He said on Fox News quoted by Dave Weigel:

"To quote two great government paragons, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, you can’t always get what you want. You get what you can, then you fight for the rest the next day… I’d love to see Planned Parenthood just disappear, I’d love to see NPR defunded… but you’re going to put a lot of pain on people who don’t deserve the pain."

Governor Huckabee is it ok for the President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief, to hold the military hostage over Planned Parenthood funding? Why in the world would they not allow him to make good on the threat to veto the continuing resolution that would have kept our military funded? His action is appalling and he should be called on the carpet for it. Instead we cave… so we can be ready to fight another day…. utter nonsense.

Fight now. I agree with Governor Palin who tweeted twice today… "GOP: don’t retreat! The country is going broke. We can’t AFFORD cowboy poetry & subsidizing abortion. If we can’t fight to defund this nonsense now when we have the chance, do you think we’ll win the big fight on entitlement reform later on?"

It seems to me that as it stands right now that House Republican leadership will take the path of least resistance. I had hoped not to have to wait until 2012 to make at least some progress.


TOPICS: Alaska; Arkansas; Minnesota; Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: abortion; alaska; arkansas; budget; congress; huckabee; minnesota; obama; palin; presidentpalin; prolife; sarahpalin; shanevanderhart; spending
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Again I say, Governor Sarah Palin for president!
1 posted on 04/09/2011 4:44:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"To quote two great government paragons, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, you can’t always get what you want. You get what you can, then you fight for the rest the next day… I’d love to see Planned Parenthood just disappear, I’d love to see NPR defunded… but you’re going to put a lot of pain on people who don’t deserve the pain."

He's done... What a half brain thing to say..He is too dumb to be president

2 posted on 04/09/2011 4:48:59 PM PDT by RnMomof7 ( "But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you,)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Huckabee didn't blink...

Blinking would suggest he stood for deep budget cuts then caved. Huckabee never met social spending he didn't like, such as Michelle Obama's billions for childhood obesity that he pushed on his Fox show. He also loves to shovel the "compassionate conservative, what would Jesus do" BS when it comes to cutting anything that some democrat claims might hurt women, children, elderly or the poor. If Huckabee ever gets elected president, he going to make GWB and maybe even Obama look like spendthrifts with his new social programs.

3 posted on 04/09/2011 4:56:25 PM PDT by apillar
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Again I say, Governor Sarah Palin for president!

I second!

4 posted on 04/09/2011 4:57:25 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: RnMomof7

Huckster, just shut up and get lost, PLEASE! This deal is an embarrassing, shameful fiasco. Boehner, let someone with cajones replace you as Speaker already. You are killing us. Bob


5 posted on 04/09/2011 4:57:27 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Like sparks of light in shifting skies, our ancient ships go sailing still. "Hanno" by Al Stewart)
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To: TaxPayer2000

I never waivered on Sarah. I just hope she runs.


6 posted on 04/09/2011 5:05:21 PM PDT by carjic (Back at work after 2 years 2 months 1/4 pay 1099 income. And grateful...but not to "0".)
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To: TaxPayer2000

I think she may come to the lead. These squeamish Republicans cut 32 lousy billion dollars and LAST WEEK WE RAN A 57 Billion deficit!!! They coverted Mobday to Wednesday with this joke.!!! Get these Rinos out of our party!!


7 posted on 04/09/2011 5:07:25 PM PDT by suzynrogers
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; 1_Rain_Drop; 4woodenboats; 6323cd; Abbeville Conservative; abigail2; ...
WATCH SARAH TONIGHT ON FOX -JUDGE JEANINE @ 9/8 CDT [1 HOUR FROM NOW!!]
“A nightstick the size of a telephone pole and the muscle to wield it effortlessly.”

8 posted on 04/09/2011 5:14:02 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: suzynrogers

Its a drop in the bucket. The interest alone on national debt is $400 B /yr.


9 posted on 04/09/2011 5:14:18 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: carjic

I never waivered on Sarah. I just hope she runs.
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My wife and I were discussing this issue this morning.

I think it was Hannity (or somebody else) interviewing her about a month and half ago, and they asked her if she’d run. she said something to the effect of: “...if it looks like there are no conservatives running, I’d codsider it.” This is a paraphrase, so don’t quote me.

At any rate, I just got the feeling that she would indeed run. I beieve she’s laying low and waiting for the right time to announce her candidacy. I think the silence of the current field of GOP Wimps (Trump excluded) on the issues of the government shut down, and on Ryans budget proposal are answering her question if we do indeed have any “real conservatives” in the field of contenders.

Mark my words; if Sarah runs, she will suck the oxygen away from the other GOP hopefulls, with the acception of Trump.

Run Sarah Run!!


10 posted on 04/09/2011 5:16:46 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin is a pathetic arm chair General. She has no responsibility. She has no accountability. She hides behind tweeting and Facebook posts. Give me a damn break. The Speaker had Real responsibility and accountability.


11 posted on 04/09/2011 5:17:45 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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And you hide behind FR posts?

We know what Sarah has done. What have you done (other than run your mouth) to promote the conservative movement?


12 posted on 04/09/2011 5:27:27 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: indianrightwinger

Why do you find the need to tear down a candidate rather than support yours? You don’t like Palin, don’t vote for her but stop the nonsense and let us know who you think is better?

Pray for America


13 posted on 04/09/2011 5:30:45 PM PDT by bray (The Recovery begins when Obama is unemployed!)
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To: Artcore

You’re right, plus a whole lot of money is sitting on the sidelines waiting for her to announce. I laugh every time I read about the paltry 1 or 2 million the *hopefuls* have raised.


14 posted on 04/09/2011 5:31:04 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: bwc2221

Oh. Please tell me what the dear governor has done. Other than hide behind Facebook pages and tweets.

I am not a politician. I am a technology executive. Sorry for that.


15 posted on 04/09/2011 5:31:30 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

[Again I say, Governor Sarah Palin for president! ]

But Mitt Romney also spoke up for a shutdown.

Oh wait, no he didn’t. Oooops. Maybe that was Pawlenty, or Trump, or the soup de jeur.


16 posted on 04/09/2011 5:35:43 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: Artcore

“...with the acception of Trump.”

Doh!! Meant Exception!! :-)


17 posted on 04/09/2011 5:36:00 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: indianrightwinger; onyx

How many conservatives did you get elected last Fall? How much money have you raised for good candidates, pro-life, military and special needs groups? Remind me when you stood up to the president of the United States and nearly derailed his pet project. Tell us about your recent meetings with the prime ministers of Israel and India. How much do groups pay you to come and talk to them?


18 posted on 04/09/2011 5:38:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: bray

She is not a candidate! Unless I missed the announcement.

She hides. She pontificates. She proclaims.

Come on. That has zero accountability.


19 posted on 04/09/2011 5:38:48 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: indianrightwinger

[Sarah Palin is a pathetic arm chair General. She has no responsibility. She has no accountability. She hides behind tweeting and Facebook posts. Give me a damn break. The Speaker had Real responsibility and accountability.]

You forgot the sarcasm tag.
Oh wait, we were’nt even talking about Boner anyway, we were talking about presidential candidates. So your point is moot to boot.


20 posted on 04/09/2011 5:38:48 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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