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Posted on 09/21/2009 3:52:42 AM PDT by IbJensen
WASHINGTON, DC - House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) says the country is in the midst of a "political rebellion" because his Democratic colleagues are "bankrupting America."
The Ohio lawmaker told the Values Voter Summit in Washington Saturday that the Democratic agenda over the past several months has been "nothing short of breathtaking." He noted that Democrats promised "jobs, jobs, jobs" with their 1,100-page stimulus, but instead America got "spending, spending, spending."
Boehner said he is focused on taking the gavel away from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- and during the debate over the" stimulus" package, some House Democrats accused him of being disrespectful for dropping the massive bill on the floor. The minority countered, saying "What's disrespectful is wasting $800 billion and expecting our kids and grandkids to pay the bills."
The congressman also railed against the cap-and-trade bill that passed the House, noting it would, among other things, impose a $1,750 energy tax on Americans and require "Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to have 'green mortgages.'" On healthcare, he pointed out that H.R. 3200 would create 51 new agencies, boards, commissions, and mandates.
Boehner also attempted to dispel claims that there is no taxpayer funding of abortion in the legislation, stating that "If you look at the bill in the House, it allows for taxpayer-funded abortions."
The House minority leader concluded noting that, given their stimulus and energy tax bills and their promotion of a government-run healthcare bill, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and other Democratic leaders should not be surprised that so many Americans are showing up at TEA (Taxed Enough Already) parties and town hall meetings.
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Unfortunately, the liberal pansies that are supposed to be representing the states and districts that sent them to DC have no moral compass.
The Republican agenda summed up in five words: “Give us our power back.”
“Congressman say America in political rebellion...”
Yeah. The electorate is going to fix everything, in 2010, by voting for more Democrats to fix everything.
The stimulus bill (written by the Apollo group) was the first shot fired by the administration on their own people. It seems the only enemy the administration can find are of the domestic variety.
We might give them an opportunity to serve in the majority again, and be perfectly willing to take it away til they get it. It may take several cycles for those that serve us to get it.
When the people find out Obama tried to delay the Afganistan report for 6 weeks while he tries to ram socialized medicine through there will be hell to pay. I do not think the public will accept our troops getting killed for Obamacare.
While I applaud his efforts to stuff a rag in Pelosi’s mouth, I urge him to flog Republicans incessantly. THEY, and the enemy media that enables the DemonRATs, are responsible for the DemonRATs being in power in the first place. We don't need any more doddering fools like McCain reaching across the aisle to enable socialism. We are facing the end of our freedoms at the hands of communists that are hell bent on buying themselves a permanent voting block. Health Care must be defeated, Crap and Trade must never see the light of day, and Amnesty must never even reach the floor.
Obama is on 24 / 7 campaign tours to destroy us, we must be pushing back twice as hard.
“Please, could you give us just one more chance?”
And what do the Republicans plan on doing with it? Eliminate political correctness and thought control legislation? School choice? 50% less social programs? Liberty for the tax slaves? Freedom for banks, insurance, auto, health, and all private industry again? Are they actually going to work for us this time, or will it still be about the Washington politicians and their own lives of power and luxury?
What will the Republicans do to free us, the people, this time? We've had just about enough big government. Time for a real "change " in Washington. No more oppression. No more lies.
Boehner appears to be slowly awakening, where is his back-up. Where are the rest of the Republicans who should be making headlines daily fighting this battle for America.
He is, indeed, another weasely politician who stood idly by while the nation burned money.
We'll probably end up with a candidate like Newtie 'gorebal warming' Gingrich.
Let the two parties officially merge and let's jump on the bandwagon for a third party....it's either that or rebellion.
“.....We don’t need any more doddering fools like McCain reaching across the aisle to enable socialism.
We are facing the end of our freedoms at the hands of communists that are hell bent on buying themselves a permanent voting block.....”
BINGO & DOUBLE BINGO
Good work John. I’ll be sending him another note of support. He’s been speaking for us. The goal of getting the gavel out of Pelosi’s crooked hands is job 1. Getting Obozo from behind the teleprompter is next.
We should all brace ourselves for the RACISM charge to be thrown at us for opposing anything Obama...
When RACISM is charged, I suggest the following:
Rule 5: Ridicule is mans most potent weapon. Its hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.
The ‘hell to pay’ should also be directed at the media for being complicit in this corruption.
The WAPO is the one that broke it. Woodward. Maybe Obama is scaring even them.
The Republicans know we're between a rock and a hard place. If we go third party - the democrats win. The social parasites on the left will always vote for the person who promises to give them another dollar.
What we need to do is forget the (R) and forget the (D), and rally people to vote "Conservative".
Vote for a liberal (D) or (R), and you get liberalism.
Vote for a conservative (D) or (R), and you get conservatism.
The problem is - politicians lie. They campaign one way, and morph into a flaming commies once they get to Washington. Oboma ran on lower taxes, ending useless social programs, the second amendment, family values.....these are conservative issues (that's how he won). Now look at what the people ended up with. The exact opposite. A Communist.
The only way to judge a politician is to watch what they do. Pay no attention to what they say. Their voting record will tell us who they REALLY are.
If capitalism is undermined where are jobs going to come from?
We are, the Republican party isn't. They're still having bipartisan niceties with their good friends across the aisle. while the latest awful RNC chairman, Michael Steele, decides to play the race card in support of the RAT governor of the PRNY. Not only does this undercut us in claiming that the RATS are always race-conscious and we're not, but calling the RATS racists does not work. After all, Republicans and conservatives are supposed to pay the price with Hispanics for opposing Sotomayor, but the RATS got more support after opposing Miguel Estrada.
The bigger thing that Steele missed was the opportunity to further nail ACORN to Obama and the RATS and throw open the NY governor's race. Here is Bob Schieffer asking Steele a question that he knows is going to get a racial response from Steele:
BOB SCHIEFFER: Let me ask you about something that doesnt have to do with this interview. The New York Times reports this morning that the President sent word through an intermediary to the Democratic governor up there, David Paterson, asking him to withdraw as a candidate for governor next year because they think he's so far down that it's just going to drag down the party.Steele obviously takes the racial bait and runs with it instead of doing what he and every other Republican should be doing: Pointing out that Obama and the RATS are pushing Paterson out of the way for NY attorney general Andrew Cuomo who was ACORN's partner in the Clinton administration. While ACORN was running the ground operation in the subprime "you're a racist engaging in economic redlining if you don't lend to minorities" campaign, Cuomo was running it at the command level as HUD secretary.
MICHAEL STEELE: I-- I-- I found that to be stunning that the White House would send word to one of only two black governors in the country not to run for re-election. And it just raised a curious point for me. I think Paterson-- Governor Paterson's numbers are about the same as Governor Corzine's numbers, yet the President was with Governor Corzine, and I dont know if theres been a request made of Governor Corzine to step down in New Jersey. So I-- I just find it to be stunning and also rather bold.
(Source: Face The Nation Transcript, September 20, 2009 [p 8])
Long past time to change leadership. 2010 is going to slip away with buffoons like this running things.
Beware lest you become what you oppose.
Government servitude. We'll be forced to labor under the banner of "Community First."
We'll be just like Venezuela, Cuba, the U.S.S.R., and China. It's a democrats wet dream.
Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson would not recognize the political parties today, but they would sure be right at home in the battle of big government elitist vs. small government conservative/libertarians.
Give us our power back.
Them RINO’S is gonna have to learn how to TAKE it back!!!
Yes, they are. Our paychecks are gone to pay support for the democrat base before we even get them, and we get to keep the few pennies left behind to support our own families.
They're still sitting pretty in Washington while the American tax payer is forced to make bricks without straw. The Republicans look the other way, because it doesn't affect them personally.
Liberties are being stolen in the name of political correctness. Political correctness is designed to silence all opposition to the liberal agenda. The Republicans look the other way, and pretend they don't see it.
No. They don't get it. The government has crossed the line. The oppression isn't happening to them, because they get to live under different rules and different laws.
Boehner better worry about getting HIS party in order before anything else.
How many years did they have the majority, and they sat there JUST like democrat fat-cats doing nothing.
WE voted them into office and they did NOT represent us.
He needs to stop worrying about taking ‘power’ back and get the Republican party together and organized and focused and ready to DO some WORK for a change.
Jimmy Carter calling me a racist is no more meaningful than a gutter drunk calling me a 'pizza' on the street corner. Interesting, but not unexpected. Certainly not accurate, and therefore not worth defending against.
It isn't unexpected because a bigot is the very definition of a conservative winning an argument with a liberal. It's the very definition of "shut up!"
Only God can shut me up.
Get ready for increased use of the charge “racism” towards anyone who would dare disagree with Obama.
His ideas are miserable failures, but if I think that, I must be a racist, right?
So I suggest when they resort to that tired ploy, we laugh at their charge and refer to them in a ridiculing manner as suggested in “Rules for Radicals”, by Saul Alinsky
I would further add that we need to put the spotlight on the mdeia for their miserable failure in their traditional role.
Americans are already voting with their remote control by the millions, but they wont go down without a fight so we should include the media in our criticism
Again. Woodward and the Washington Post are breaking the story. I think the Libs at the Post are even getting worried about Obama.
Sadly, Republicans are partly to blame for the current mess. During the Bush years when they held serious power in Congress they were little better than the Democrats in spending money and the first bank bailout was on George Bush’s watch. However, the Democrats fresh from Obama’s victory and their retaking Congress went on an orgy of new spending that has piled up debt that even our great grandkids will have to cope with. Fortunately the voters are waking up and are mad as hell.
“House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) says the country is in the midst of a “political rebellion” because his Democratic colleagues are “bankrupting America.””
He’d better be looking in the mirror, there may be a target on his back. I don’t want politicians I want honest Strict Constructionists. I don’t want large government Republicans.
“Congressman says America in political rebellion”
Said rebellion is of a political nature... for now.
I have no interest in supporting anybody whose primary loyalty is based on race.
Oh, they can call us names, they can call us nazis, they can call us terrorists, they can call us nut jobs...but don't you dare drop our albatross monster bill on the floor (what is it, their Bible - ohhhhh...don't answer that..)
What a bunch of crybabies and juvenile delinquents.
Suddenly I am hearing about the Apollo group, I had never heard of them until I believe Sean Hannity the other night. Why isn’t more being made of this? Oh right, the media doesn’t want to talk about it!
NO MORE RINOS JOHN!!!!
NO MORE APPESING THE LEFT JOHN!!!
Get the message yet?
Harry Reid was on record praising the Apollo Group for writing the stimulus bill back in January or February 2009.
I’m sure he has been told to shut up since blabbing about that.
After all, Republicans and conservatives are supposed to pay the price with Hispanics for opposing Sotomayor, but the RATS got more support after opposing Miguel Estrada.
The problem for Steele was twofold - he missed the chance to bring up the connection of Cuomo to ACORN to Obama. Secondly, he didn’t even make the point he was trying to make - something along the lines of liberal hypocrisy calling Conservatives racist while themselves opposing candidates of color whenever it is politically expedient without themselves falling prey to their own assanine criticism.
Calling out liberal hypocrisy was a worthy answer - he just didn’t make the point - didn’t make the connection.
If he were on top of his game, he could have made both points!
I have no interest in supporting anybody whose primary loyalty is based on race.
I think he did it poorly, but I think he was headed down the path of saying the liberals are hypocrites on race - criticizing Rs and Conservatives for being politically expedient when the Ds and libs are always expedient regardless of race - so LAY OFF US when the same thing happens...
It’s such a primarily phony issue (race card) and is being used WAY too much by the boy who cried wolf libs.
We need an outside group of real conservatives to get very active in the primary process, to purge the RINOs out. Forget third parties, the only way to make it happen is to take over control of the Republican party the way the Left has taken control of the Dems.
Hey, I miss that five dollar a gallon gasoline...