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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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To: editor-surveyor

Trump is a bigger joke than Huck!
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Look, I don’t know every aspect of Trump...i admit that; but you have to admit, this guy is saying what the rest of the GOP Presidential weenies aren’t.

I guess we’ll see.


41 posted on 04/09/2011 5:57:02 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: indianrightwinger; bwc2221; onyx; 2ndDivisionVet

>> “Oh. Please tell me what the dear governor has done.” <<

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We’ll assume that was an honest request:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2630292/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2630295/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2630320/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/gop/2635496/posts?page=137#137

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2630162/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2640908/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2644842/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2669402/posts

Read’em, understand’em, and STFU!


42 posted on 04/09/2011 5:57:50 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: Clyde5445; 2ndDivisionVet

Is that posted here on a separate thread? If not it ought to be.


43 posted on 04/09/2011 5:58:57 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: Artcore

He is saying what he knows will get him in the news, and that is all he is doing.

He is a small petulant child in a wealthy, adult body.
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44 posted on 04/09/2011 5:59:56 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: indianrightwinger

So after she announces and then has to follow election laws like she doesn’t have to do now you will stop attacking her? Or are you just some DNC plant like your name suggests?

Pray for America


45 posted on 04/09/2011 6:00:11 PM PDT by bray (The Recovery begins when Obama is unemployed!)
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To: Artcore
Sarah will be the Dems worst nightmare. They are scared crapless she’s going to run.

You must be kidding. They want her to run. They think she can be defeated easily.

46 posted on 04/09/2011 6:07:56 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: bray

Hey moron. Stop being a lunatic that judges people by their name.

I am of Indian origin. If that bothers you, get a life.


47 posted on 04/09/2011 6:09:00 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: onyx

It was posted last night.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2701773/posts?page=39


48 posted on 04/09/2011 6:09:09 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: "You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: onyx

“I am praying she won’t be a sacrificial lamb.”
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Oh, I completely understand your sentiments and concerns, but take heart:

Think of how she had a full-out assault on her by every faction of the Left-Wing Media; and still she didn’t fall. Heck, not only did she not succumb to their non-stop attacks, she rose above them stronger than ever.

If these attacks on Sarah told me anything about the Left; it told me they fear her. I mean think of it...attacking a private citzen! What else would prompt this irrational behavior other than fear?

I think Sarah has got prayer warriors all over this country...maybe even some in Israel with the last name of of Netanyahu ;-)


49 posted on 04/09/2011 6:09:29 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: editor-surveyor

I hear what you’re saying.


50 posted on 04/09/2011 6:10:36 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: reasonisfaith

Oh. Hannity interviews do the trick I guess. Ok. I am now educated. Thanks


51 posted on 04/09/2011 6:10:51 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: indianrightwinger
Uhoh. You've stirred 'em up.

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52 posted on 04/09/2011 6:12:20 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: FlyingEagle

you have Huckleberry on tv saying “it is the best we could do” . The Best we could do was SHUT THE GOVERNMENT DOWN UNTIL THE SOCIALIST CAVED!!! This sucks beyond belief!!


53 posted on 04/09/2011 6:13:51 PM PDT by suzynrogers
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To: Artcore

She is knocking it out of the park on Judge Jeanine!


54 posted on 04/09/2011 6:14:45 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: indianrightwinger

I’m not educating you. Let’s be accurate—you’re probably already educated.

And that means that your inverting of the meaning of the word “hide” is not from ignorance but intentional.

Palin does the opposite of hide. She states her opinion in the open, where mind-numbed media types can’t distort it.


55 posted on 04/09/2011 6:15:05 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Sarah Palin is above taking the fake high road.)
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To: EveningStar

Get lost, bottom feeder troll.


56 posted on 04/09/2011 6:15:29 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: EveningStar

“You must be kidding. They want her to run. They think she can be defeated easily.”
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Sorry, but the onus is on you here.

Please tell us why the Leftists spent time, money, and law suits going after a private citizen?

Let me tell you why: The Marxist saw the crowds she was drawing, both during and after her VP run with McCain.

While you’re at it, why don’t you also tell us why the Left aren’t going after any of the other GOP presidential wannabes currently (with the exception of Trump)...hmmm?

Sorry, but your logic is not grounded in human behavior or reality.


57 posted on 04/09/2011 6:17:16 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Artcore

58 posted on 04/09/2011 6:18:51 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: indianrightwinger

Stop attacking people and perhaps people will believe you? There are alot a plants arriving for this election and we know who their target is. Oh yeah, I could care less your Indian.

Pray for America


59 posted on 04/09/2011 6:19:30 PM PDT by bray (The Recovery begins when Obama is unemployed!)
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To: EveningStar

You speak for the Left? *That* I believe.


60 posted on 04/09/2011 6:20:05 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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