Skip to comments.Why Is The Tea Party Celebrating Post Government Shutdown?
Posted on 10/23/2013 3:15:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
In a truly misguided display of chutzpah, some members of the Tea Party are congratulating themselves over a supposed historic victory in the government shutdown debacle. Yet the shutdown gang led by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas extracted no concessions and instead hurt the GOPs nationwide reputation and shaved GDP growth.
Over at The American Spectator blog, Mark Meckler, a co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, trumpets the glorious battle fought by committed warrior[s] that put Republicans poised for massive gains in 2014. This contradicts pretty much all evidence to the contrary, including poll after poll showing Americans were unhappy with the shutdown scuffle. One recent CNN poll showed 75 percent of Americans say Republicans in particular dont deserve to return to Congress.
Meckler claims the shutdown fight saved the sequester; this also is false. The cuts would automatically continue unless some alternative deal was reached, which clearly didnt happen....
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There was a government shutdown? When? . . . no mention of any disasters in the local La Paz, BCS. MX papers.
So much nicer here than the USA.
The main debacle was in the Spite House’s contemptible attempts to make the shut-down as painful as possible to the American people.
Who and what makes up Forbes readers?
Like the big banks and insurance companies, and the rest of Wall Street.....easy money welfare recipients.
Terrified of the IRS, the NLRB and the like.
Government contracts, unionised work force......
I am all for capitalism, but I am no admirer of those who call themselves capitalists but shake in their boots when big government frowns on them.
Forbes has the spine of a jelly fish.
:) I guess they’re counting establishment operatives they have inside the Tea Party.
To the outsider, they look the same. There is a civil war between the party’s leadership class and its membership. They “leaders”, the party administrators, pundit class, and political professionals don’t really like the membership much, and would love to get rid of them if they could only find people to replace them.
They need their votes, but they don’t want to hear from them or be beholden to them between election cycles.
The tea party is essentially the GOP membership. They are the ones who actually believe in what the party supposedly stands for. The professional pols have no particular respect for the membership, they see principles as negotiating chips, and are embarrassed of the people who put them in office and buy their books.
And Forbes, like most so called middle roaders, misses the point.
The obumbler care fiasco demonstrates, and Ted Cruz demonstrated, that he was right all along.
If the rinos had followed his lead, allof those who have lost their insurance and those who have had their premiums go through the roof, would have been spared.
It is not known how many unemployed would have been hired or how many 29’ers would get 40 hours, but the outcome would have been a lot better than it will be now.
“Meckler claims the shutdown fight saved the sequester; this also is false. The cuts would automatically continue unless some alternative deal was reached, which clearly didnt happen....”
Idiot writer, an alternative deal would have been reached that gutted the sequester and led to much higher spending with tax increases EXCEPT that the Tea Party took it to the mat. Sure the did not win any concessions but they did not allow the RINOs to give up anything. And that is a big deal. Federal spending will now DROP ( a real decline not a ‘didnt not increase as much as we budgeted so it is cut”)for the second year in a row. Again, a big win.
The disaster called Obamacare was the reason for the shutdown. The Dems didn't listen and now all Americans must suffer the consequences. The overreach of the liberals is indeed something to celebrate. You broke it, now you own it.
It’s going to take a couple of months for the disaster really sinks in. It would be foolish of the Repubs in the House to do much of anything until the next “crisis “in January.
I think I might agree.
If the conservatives just sit back and say....”Just what Cruz told you would happen”.
I think that would set the stage for a big move in January.
All six probably voted for surrender.
Yet Sheffield assumes this not be a factor in the supposed downgrade of their reelection chances.