Skip to comments.LaTourette: Blame Tea Party “chuckleheads,” not Boehner’s leadership
Posted on 12/22/2012 7:16:44 AM PST by Sir Napsalot
Thats not to say that LaTourette doesnt have a genuine beef, either. Steve Doocy defends the Tea Party opposition to Plan B as a response to Boehner abandoning the key principle of not raising taxes. Unfortunately, that doesnt make much sense as a defense. At some point, we either cut a deal before the fiscal cliff raises everyones taxes, or go off the fiscal cliff and raise everyones taxes, or cut the deal after raising everyones taxes temporarily. .... And if either of the latter two outcomes happen, then Barack Obama will be able to claim credit for a massive middle-class tax cut after the fact, and the media will be more than happy to help build that narrative.
Republicans lost the presidential race and lost ground in the Senate, which means that theyre not going to be able to force a deal that doesnt include some kind of tax hikes now. Even the revenue that Boehner put on the table in his previous offers means tax increases just not rate increases, a point on which Obama ran and won his second term as President. That is what is meant by elections have consequences. Apparently, the implications of the loss in November still havent sunk in with some in the House GOP.
Still, the chuckleheads to whom LaTourette refers got elected to their offices the same way Boehner and LaTourette did, and have as much claim to a mandate within their own districts. Its the job of effective leadership to craft strategies that include enough of the caucus to bring them along and to time punishment so that it doesnt damage the key strategies in high-stakes negotiations. .....
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Besides being Catholic and anti-abortion, what makes Ed Mirrissey a conservative, and a 'prominent conservative pundit' at that in invited speakership in conservative conferences, occassional journal publishings, and conservative blog?
With 'conservative analysis' like this example (and the recent advise to GOP on Illegal Amnesty), of course GOP advisors/strategists can go on telling the base to gfthemselves.
Here is a plan of action. Put a plan together that House Republicans can vote for. In other words, one that cuts spending and doesn't raise taxes and pass it in the House. Then go home. After that, let the Senate Democrats and Obama deal with the mess they've created. For starters, let the Senate Democrats pass a plan. Right now this is a farce because I don't believe the Senate Democrats even have a plan, much less one they've voted on.
How about some real leadership that ends continuing resolutions and passes a budget that CUTS spending. Forget the whitehouse going along with the budget. All spending originates in the house. Cutting the endless flow of credit for money we do not have is good leadership.
I do not want my taxes to go up, but today the republicans fix it with a million, tomorrow it 1/2 million, in a few years its on everyone. Take the tax rate to75% on millionaires won’t fix anything. It just makes ignorant voters think they are doing something!!!!!!
Real leaders do not use illusions. They don’t need them.
HotAir.com has been “squishy” bordering on RINO since Michelle Malkin sold the site. “Allahpundit” is the worst, routinely undermining conservative talking points while pretending to be objective. I read them less and less each month.
Boehner has done a terrible job of explaining how what Obama proposes would hurt small businesses. If the Reps agree to increase taxes, then it will divide and destroy the GOP, which is why Obama is pressing the tax hike as non-negoitable. It has everything to do with politics and nothing to do with increasing revenue.
The trouble with the “Big Tent” type is that when do they realize their strategy does not work, has not been working? [Please do not quote Reagan to me, some backbones and principles are missing nowadays.]
Ed Morrissey wrote “Apparently, the implications of the loss in November still havent sunk in with some (implying chuckleheads) in the House GOP.”
Keep this up, a permanent divorce is coming. GOP as it exists now is useless.
Liberalism == LaTourette’s Syndrome
In other words, one that cuts spending and doesn't raise taxes and pass it in the House.I don't have a problem with this plan, but I do have a problem with the proposed execution. Most of the spending cut proposals I've seen have the appearance of being crafted with an overused chainsaw in "big bill" chunks. That way lies madness.
What is needed is hundreds of small, targeted bills, directed at specific programs that have outlived their usefulness. They need to include defense programs as well as social programs. They need to whittle away at bloated bureaucracies, not slash and burn in big swaths.
Already mentioned earlier today, but it bears repeating: the House needs to rein back the regulatory agencies from expensive regulations that have low or negative return on the peoples' investment. We all complain about the EPA's high-priced "solutions" to problems it perceives; the House needs to tell the EPA "no." It isn't just the tax load that is hurting this country.
We have gotten where we are through a death of a thousand small bills. The right way to deal with this is to pass a thousand small bills of correction.
How about this? Take the United States Code (maybe starting with Title 26, the Tax code) and go through it page by page. Take out sentences, paragraphs, entire sections of statute that are out of date. If there is a benefit for a small group that doesn't make sense or is a political plum, either take it out or make the benefit apply to everyone equally. Root out that special-interest law that holds us back. Things that are better handled by the States, the counties, the towns, the villages, the hamlets, remove them from Federal law.
I'm not talking "tax reform", I'm talking about all-the-law reform. Taken a page at time, we can get rid of the waste and complexities that sap the life out of our economy, our businesses, our families.
Then it's time to tackle the Code of Federal Regulations...
His biggest contribution to the cause was his initial defeat of the Democrat blockhead he replaced.
A "moderate" Republican, he did not even support his fellow Republicans in local, county and statewide races in Lake County and Ohio.
He was not a leader of his party, and mainly just occupied the seat.
He allowed D.C. to destroy his marriage when he threw over his wife for a lobbyist. He told his wife of his infidelity in a phone call.
He was a schmuck, and we are better off without him.
...Steve Doocy defends the Tea Party opposition to Plan B as a response to Boehner abandoning the key principle of not raising taxes. Unfortunately, that doesn't make much sense as a defense. At some point, we either cut a deal before the fiscal cliff raises everyone's taxes, or go off the fiscal cliff and raise everyone's taxes, or cut the deal after raising everyone's taxes temporarily. .... And if either of the latter two outcomes happen, then Barack Obama will be able to claim credit for a massive middle-class tax cut after the fact, and the media will be more than happy to help build that narrative. Republicans lost the presidential race and lost ground in the Senate, which means that they're not going to be able to force a deal that doesn't include some kind of tax hikes now. Even the "revenue" that Boehner put on the table in his previous offers means tax increases -- just not rate increases... "elections have consequences." Apparently, the implications of the loss in November still haven't sunk in with some in the House GOP.Say, have you got the time?
At least this Rino won’t be around next year.
Shame they (The TEA Party members) don’t get some more face-time on the tube/airwaves. I’d love to hear them break it down as thus:
Exactly what should be compromised when the President and the Dems want to economically enslave the taxpayers of this country? Because, every $$ of this dept has to be repaid, most likely by your children and/or grandchildren. So tell me, how much of their lives are theirs and how much is the gov’t?
Course, that’ll never happen (the NAACP would be all over that statement), but DAMN, would it get them talking about things finally!?
Latoilette, stuff it loser. I will just forget that you once “represented” me in Congress.
The GOPe is delusional and need to resign and check into rehab as soon as possible.
The Tea Party is the only reason why Bonehead is the Speaker in the first place instead of Pelosi.
La Tourette spews, unexpectently. Boner failed to lead. Being a dictator only works for Dear Reader (when Boner is the tounge tied non-Speaker).