Skip to comments.House Republicans, Mike Huckabee Blink on Budget Showdown, Sarah Palin Says Donít Retreat
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 womens 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 shouldnt the funding for Planned Parenthood be discussed during a budget debate. Were talking money. This wasnt 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 didnt 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 wont 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 years 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?
Couldnt 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 cant always get what you want. You get what you can, then you fight for the rest the next day Id love to see Planned Parenthood just disappear, Id love to see NPR defunded but youre going to put a lot of pain on people who dont 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: dont retreat! The country is going broke. We cant AFFORD cowboy poetry & subsidizing abortion. If we cant fight to defund this nonsense now when we have the chance, do you think well 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.
Trump is a bigger joke than Huck!
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.
>> “Oh. Please tell me what the dear governor has done.” <<
We’ll assume that was an honest request:
Read’em, understand’em, and STFU!
Is that posted here on a separate thread? If not it ought to be.
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.
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
You must be kidding. They want her to run. They think she can be defeated easily.
Hey moron. Stop being a lunatic that judges people by their name.
I am of Indian origin. If that bothers you, get a life.
It was posted last night.
“I am praying she wont be a sacrificial lamb.”
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 ;-)
I hear what you’re saying.
Oh. Hannity interviews do the trick I guess. Ok. I am now educated. Thanks
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!!
She is knocking it out of the park on Judge Jeanine!
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.
Get lost, bottom feeder troll.
“You must be kidding. They want her to run. They think she can be defeated easily.”
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.
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
You speak for the Left? *That* I believe.