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The Gathering Revolt Against Government Spending ^ | 5/24/2010 | Michael Barone

Posted on 05/24/2010 1:13:50 AM PDT by JohnHuang2

This month, three members of Congress have been beaten in their bids for re-election -- a Republican senator from Utah, a Democratic congressman from West Virginia and a Republican-turned-Democrat senator from Pennsylvania. Their records and their curricula vitae are different. But they all have one thing in common: They are members of an appropriations committee.

Like most appropriators, they have based much of their careers on bringing money to their states and districts. There is an old saying on Capitol Hill that there are three parties -- Democrats, Republicans and appropriators. One reason that it has been hard to hold down government spending is that appropriators of both parties have an institutional and political interest in spending.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: backfire; backlash; revolt; unexpected
I'm still not gloating, not even after the good arse-whoopin' the Democrats got over the weekend in Hawaii's Abercrombie-Obamaland 1st Congressional District (Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!) where Obama's Teleprompter grew up and that Obama carried in '08 with 70 percent of the vote and that Republicans haven't held for 20 years and that Republican Charles Djou just won in a high turnout election (Democrats supposedly always win high turnout elections) even though he's just a second-termer on the Honolulu City Council running against two Democrat grandees -- Ed Case was a former U.S. Congressman and state House Majority Leader, while the other loser, Colleen Hanabusa, is a former state Senate Majority Leader, current state Senate president -- with close to "only" 40 percent of the vote (just 3 percent or so less than a horny hick from Arkansas got in '92 against George H. W. Bush in an election that was hailed as THE. GREATEST. DEMOCRATIC. VICTORY. EVER.) in a district where Democrats have a voter registration advantage of Biblical dimensions in a state that has only elected one other Republican to the U.S. House since 1959 when Hawaii became the 57th state.

As a big bonus, Charles Djou is an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve who isn't fabricating stories or hallucinating about having 'occasionally' served heroically in wars overseas, as Democrats are wont to do these days. MSM: We hate to interrupt your honeymoon, Mr. Djou, but do you support the Civil Rights Act of 1964?????

Democrats are crowing that they lost with 58 percent of the vote, and that either one of their two high-profile losers could've won against Djou if only it had been a two-way contest. But the flip side is it took two Democrat heavies to cough up 58 percent in a district that Obama, to repeat, carried with 70%-28% of the vote and where Obama's Organizing for America group of nuts worked to defeat Djou.

Incidentally, there were five Republicans and five Democrats on the same ballot in this race the media keep lying about in claiming that only the Democrat vote was split. (And we all remember the 'fair and balanced' media explaining how a Democrat won in NY-23 because the anti-Democrat vote was split.)

The special election win in Hawaii reverses the GOP's 'devastating,' 'demolishing,' 'disastrous,' 'wiped-off-the-map' "loss" of earmarked PA-12, which wasn't a "loss" since (a) John Murtha wasn't a "Republican" and (b) the majority of voters in this district flunk a basic IQ test with each election, which means no Republican has a snowball's chance in hell of ever winning this "bellwether" "swing" district that hasn't bellwethered or swung at the Congressional level in decades.

Obama's historic achievement of electing a Republican in his hometown speaks to the progress America is making in waking up. May Obama make history again in November by electing a Republican majority!

Anyway, that's...
My Two Cents...

1 posted on 05/24/2010 1:13:50 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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2 posted on 05/24/2010 1:33:34 AM PDT by Liz (If teens can procreate in a Volkswagen, why does a spotted owl need 2000 acres? JD Hayworth)
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To: JohnHuang2

The win in PA12 would be similar to having two pro baseball teams on the field against one other team at bat. The team at bat gets the traditional strikes and balls. When the combined teams go to bat, they get 6 strikes and 8 balls. They win the game, and brag about their tough contest.

3 posted on 05/24/2010 1:54:49 AM PDT by Enterprise (Dan Rather said Obama is so incompetent he couldn't sell watermelons.)
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From the article: “Will Republicans come forward with a bold plan to roll back government spending? The natural instinct of politicians is to avoid anything bold.”

If the Republicans would come out with a strong platform (nationalize the elections a la 1994) to cut spending and debt and tackle other problems near and dear to the voters heart I foresee a major change in Congress.

However, they can choose to do like the Tories in the UK and play “go along to get along” and end us sharing power with a second rate, third party!

4 posted on 05/24/2010 2:14:02 AM PDT by lowbuck (The Blue Card (American passport): Don't leave home without it!!)
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To: Enterprise

There was a failure on the part of the republicans to realize that the Specter/Sestak race was going to increase voter turnout.

Not only that but union operatives flooded the district getting people out to vote since it was the only district with an election.

The situation may be different in November as the union thugs will be ‘getting out the vote’ in every district and not all available to flood PA 12.

That said, Pennsylvania is the home of voter fraud like no other state. And that says a lot.

5 posted on 05/24/2010 3:25:07 AM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: JohnHuang2

“The Gathering Revolt Against Government Spending”

HOw can there be a revolt against government spending when so many in the electorate are dependent upon government spending?

(It’s going to be more democrats in 2010.)


6 posted on 05/24/2010 7:17:34 AM PDT by ripley
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To: JohnHuang2

A very good 2 cents!

7 posted on 05/24/2010 7:56:46 AM PDT by b4its2late (Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?)
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To: ripley

There are democrats and independents who actually do work and pay taxes too. They voted for Obama and other dems who are spending us into oblivion. Even they know there is a limit to what can be taken out of their paycheck and pee’d away by government on social programs. They are the ones that will turn the tide and vote the other way in 2010. Many of those living off the ones who pay don’t vote. At least that’s my hope.

8 posted on 05/24/2010 8:02:12 AM PDT by b4its2late (Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?)
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“Democrats and taxes too. They are the ones that will turn the tide and vote the other way in

Speak to a Democrat or an Independent about not voting Democrat and their eyes glaze over.

The psychological well-being of Democrats and Independents depends on Progressives being in power. When Progressives win, they remain brilliant intellectual, superior humans. When Republicans win they feel less “brilliant” and are compelled to call the entire population knuckle-dragging dolts.

Predicting a 2010 win for conservatives is wishful thinking.


9 posted on 05/24/2010 8:16:08 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Carley

Good bottom line synopsis, Carley.

From the get go, the democrat election “workers” were giving out two ballots to each voter, making the excuse that they thought they should because of the special election.

If I could leave here, I would in a heart beat.

10 posted on 05/24/2010 11:26:21 AM PDT by HonestConservative (Remember; You can't spell Mohammed without HAM.)
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To: ripley

Well, I will be hopeful but yeah, not totally out of touch.

11 posted on 05/25/2010 11:40:29 AM PDT by b4its2late (Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?)
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