Skip to comments.Still No Budget Deal [Dick Morris Slams Michelle Bachmann]
Posted on 04/08/2011 8:32:09 AM PDT by T.L.Sink
Morris: "I want a cut of $61 billion. I want the Republicans in Congress to keep the campaign commitment to the American people of a $100 billion cut. And I'm shocked at your interview with Congresswoman Bachmann. She was saying, 'Oh, there's going to be a deal, they'll come together, there'll be a compromise'. Well a compromise that is less than $61 is BREAKING THE PROMISE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. And, above all....
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Its going to be business as usual. The GOP is terrified of those two little words: “government shutdown.”
Don’t say I didn’t warn ya!
Morris v. Bachmann? I’ll take Bachmann every time over the toe sucker.
Bachman is a major lightweight who says a lot of stupid things.
Shut it down
Bachmann surprises me with this position. She is way out on her own and is not in step with the Tea Party.
This is disappointing.
As for Morris, there will be no huge cut this time around. They have decided to keep their powder dry for the Paul Ryan blueprint. Probably wise under the circumstances but they better come out hitting hard for next year or they are gonna catch it from the conservatives. Hard.
We are ruled by good cops and bad cops. To conservatives the Republicans are the good cops. They are on the same team with the Bad Cop Democrats. out to do us in. Now if this makes sense to anyone you are as big a Kook as I am.
That’s because the liberals have been flooding John Boehner, Paul Ryans’ Facebook, phone, emails with their opposition.
This budget needs our support and they need to know we do NOT want them to cave.
Yeah Lucy, there's going to be big trouble if you pull the ball away again....but I trust you.
I've been predicting for some time now that a lot of people are going to find themselves very disappointed by Bachman. She has A LOT of skeletons in her closet that heretofore have been ignored. She's saying exactly what people want to hear (with no specifics) and a lot of people are falling for the rhetoric, hook, line and sinker (again). Just because you are mildly attractive and can talk louder than anyone else in the room doesn't mean you have all the answers. It's a sad thing to watch......
All of this Rino balony, for those of you who don’t know how government works, you vote to get the result you want. Republicans should have gotten both Houses, they didn’t. Now they must Govern, it’s called checks and balances. If you don’t like it, then next time vote, but don’t get maniupulated by people who are in it for themselves. This is why elections are so important. No one should have ever messed with the Republicans getting back both houses, I don’t care how much they wanted to be President. Stop with the RINO balony. That’s just propoganda from people who don’t understand the system of check’s and balances and why voting is so important.
Skepticism is justified but we can’t lay down and die, either. We gotta stay in the game and elect new constitutional conservatives to all levels of government. From them new and better leaders will emerge.
That’s the nature of the game. No getting around it.
Bachman lost any support I had for her. She proves tpo me as someone who caves when the going gets tough. Definitely not presidential material.
I just don’t trust Morris anymore (if ever). He’s always trolling for clients or something. He thrives on conflict.
I don’t see why you would dismiss Morris. He is right. The GOP said they would do something. They are not going to do it. This discredits any little faith we put into the GOP. They were elected on the promise to clean up their act and now we are sliding back to the bad old days of Rat compromise.
Morris has been giving the GOP great ideas on how to screw the Rats by bundling Gov’t spending for cuts that no one cares about so that no constituency would be upset i.e; wildflower research in the Artic. He is one of our smarter tacticians. Between Morris and Gingrich as the smart idea men in the GOP, I will take Morris. He has a better track record.
Maybe now some of the posters here will wake up and stop listening to that clown Hannity and Morris.
How the federal government shutdown would affect Chicago
By: Paul Merrion and Lorene Yue April 08, 2011
(Crain’s) Chicago’s largest employer is likely to be taking at least Monday off, but few will likely notice the no-show.
A shutdown of the federal government appears imminent as chances dim for a last-minute extension of funding that by law expires at midnight Friday.
With Republicans and Democrats still far apart on how much to cut, some 800,000 federal workers nationwide will be furloughed, including many of the nearly 50,000 federal workers in the Chicago region, but a short-term shutdown will be barely noticeable to the public and most businesses.
Mail will still be delivered, as the Post Office depends on postage, not appropriations. Social Security checks will still go out, too. Using funds on hand, Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will remain open, worried far more about long-term budget cuts than a short-term shutdown.
Planes will still stream in and out of Chicago’s airports, as air traffic controllers are considered essential personnel who must remain on the job. Customs will clear passengers and cargo as usual, although most support staff will stay home.
The public will not see that, a Customs Bureau spokesman said.
While the closing of Smithsonian museums and attractions such as the Lincoln Memorial at the height of tourist season will produce howls in Washington, D.C., what’s affected in Chicago will be far less visible, annoying only those with non-critical needs for government services.
I say no compromise. Shut it down!
I agree. We all know politicians can be notorious liars but I expected more from Bachmann. But, as the old saying goes, there’s nothing like a national crisis and the necessity to make tough decisions that separates the wheat from the chaff. To put it most kindly, she’s no “profile in courage.”
Prematurely sent! I was going to say, the President is the obstacle here, not the congress! So he must beat bear the blame if he doesn’t comply.
BS, it only shows you have a secret affections for hillarys advisor and former toe sucker.
I wish you would listen to what you are saying, and I wish people would really listen and understand that you are correct. Completely, and in every way. And this doesn’t just apply to Bachman.
The Tea Party is the only real chance America has.
All politicians need the media. Republicans are in a difficult position, the media is leftist, their base is on the right. If Republicans stay true to conservative principles, they get slaughtered by the media. This costs them the swing vote, and they lose their job.
Republicans are rightfully terrified of the media.
The only chance for real change is to make Republicans more fearful of the Tea Party than they are of the media.
Outside of her rhetoric, what evidence is there that she ever was a "profile in courage"? I've heard no specifics, only shallow political rhetoric designed to attract the interest of T.E.A. party followers. At this stage of the game I find it amazing that so many people are so willing to accept her rhetoric at face value.
Which is exactly why the Dems will not budge on the budget. They want to wave the bloody shirt of failure to the American people to show them that the Republicans cannot keep their promises, and so will lose favor with the voters. Despondent voters will stay away from the polls and government parasites will overwhelm the system once and for all...............
I tend to disagree here. She is courageous enough to go out on a limb with her own opinion but she is not showing good conservative judgement. That is what bothers me.
It's not that she has to perfectly reflect every single Tea Party point exactly, it's that she doesn't seem to see how her point doesn't allow for good negotiation strategy. Without that you can't win. You lose. That's bad.
Morris isn’t the issue and he’s not a prospective presidential candidate. But, like him or hate him, he can READ PEOPLE and is a political genius. Ask Bill Clinton.
RINO baloney? It is exactly because of RINOs that we are here. Do you NOT understand that RINOs NEVER vote for measures that improve our Liberty? Do you NOT understand that for the past 70 years government has been always growing?
Checks and balances???? That is naive high school talk. Our Republic is at the precipice. We are being bankrupted by the left and RINOs.
For our Republic to survive the government at all levels must be drastically reduced. To save this Republic we should support and people with the Warrior mindset -- that will go to D.C. and state capitals and begin the task of outright dismantling of all these wealth transfer programs.
Checks and Balances?? Heck, Liberty has been smothered more and more for the pass 100 years. Yea, balance towards Liberty would be nice -- ALL RINOs, every single last one, never will vote for Liberty. NEVER again will I ever cast a vote for a RINO.
I have searched for a quote from Michelle that proves Morris’s contention...so far I haven’t found it. Not to say one doesn’t exist, but before I dump all over somebody that the Left is out to utterly destroy, I want to see it directly from her and not from what somebody else says about it.
I can count on one hand (with fingers to spare) the number of critters in Congress that it doesn't apply. How many times must a person's shoes be pissed upon by members of the same body (both sides of the aisle) before they realize it really isn't raining?
If it comes down to Bachmann vs. Morris, I trust Bachmann. Her motives are more transparent, she loves the country. Not sure what Mr. Morris loves, except greenbacks. No offense intended.
My gut instinct about Bachmann is that she is indeed a lightweight who has let all of the "Tea Party darling" adulation go to her head. I'd be more than happy to be wrong, but I think she is dramatically overestimating her own ability and influence.
Coming out with the idea that they could drop the rider to defund Planned Parenthood cuts her own side off at the knees, as the supposed "weakling" Boehner is holding firm.
And she thinks she's Presidential material? Sure, compared to the shlub currently in office, but that's not the standard we need to hold people to.
What is all this canablilism going on in the GOP for? You people are on the wrong track, it’s called, vote. If people don’t like it, then next time they will vote in more GOP to get the job done. Stop attacking the GOP. You are being used by people who think they have figured out a new form of propoganda to get control for THEMSELVES. Reagan would have never declared war on the GOP, just remember that. He united the GOP and went after Independents and conservative Democrats.
Bachmann neither waffled nor went namby-pamby. She offered a different strategy. She thought this year end appropriation which is really only a difference of a few billion dollars was NOT “a hill to die on.” She would vote against it anyway, since it didn’t deal with ObamaCare, BUT, she felt the BIG DEAL was the 2011-2012 ANNUAL BUDGET. THAT’S “the hill on which to die.” Next years budget is where Michele felt we could demand cuts of literally hundreds of billions of dollars — and trillions over the next 5-10 years, including ObamaCare.
She didn’t “waffle.” She just believed we’d have a STRONGER POSITION to take a stand in a few weeks when we are arguing about the next annual budget rather than the few months left in this years budget. Even if we win this time, we’ll have to REFIGHT this battle all over again on next years budget in a few weeks or months. And while I’m not opposed to allowing the Dems to force a Shutdown now, I think Michele has a good strategic point.
Don’t talk her down just because you disagree with her strategy and tactics. She’s NOT going soft. She’s not folding. Saying that is a disservice to her — and to thinking Conservatives in general.
I thought she was pro-life. This sure doesn't sound like it.
Morris was on a ROLL last night. And was he angry to the max....it showed vividly in his face as he made a right-from-the-gut whiz-banger on the possibility of the Pubs caving in.
Greta tried to cut him off with one of her squeaky, limp questions, but he cooly asked her to finish, never skipped a beat and kept right on going till he finished what he had to impart. He made sense in everything he said....and had the backup and analysis to go with it.
Greta is an average-to-okay interviewer, but what makes Rush GREAT is his intuitive light bulb that goes on and impels him to let a caller rant on when the caller is impassioned, informative and makes sense like Morris did last night.
What people have to decide is whether her courage comes from deep-seated Conservative principles or if it is a political calculation designed to keep her in the spotlight to further her future political goals. Given the utter lack of specifics in her rhetoric I'd have to say it appears to me that it is the latter......
Uhhh, "alleged" former toe sucker.
We don't know that he's given it up.
It DEFINITELY doesn't sound like it! I about fell off my chair when I heard her say this.
I don't need a hammer hit on my head to wake me up when I hear a couple sly but definite signs of waffling regarding the bill like I heard from Bachman last night. I'm too educated a freeper and too versed in the English language not to grasp what I hear in political jabberwocky.
If she was supporting some grand GOP strategery in her mind, she sure didn't make it clear to the viewing public.
Oh, no not the old once a toe sucker always a toe sucker. Anyone that takes Morris seriously has problems.
Good point. But I think the Tea Party has the liberal MSM on the run. They first tried to dismiss it as Pelosi did as “astro-turf.” BUT, the fact that they spend so much time slandering it just shows how afraid they are of WE THE PEOPLE... By the way, since all their other defamatory labels havn’t worked their latest strategy is to apply the oldest one in the book — “EXTREMISTS” We all know who the real extremists are - those who are ruining America with unsustainable debt!
He did not unite the GOP elitists when he ran in '76 and'80. He went around them. Do you remember the vitriol from the Rockefeller wing of the party and the contentious 1976 convention? He made a new coalition of like minded people to make the Ford wing powerless and forced to follow him in '80. Reagan inspired the religious right with Pat Robertson to accomplish just that. As President, he was successful because he had public support, not from the GOP in the congress. Remember weak RINOs like Bob Michel?
I don't know why you directed you comment towards me. I was defending Morris for the most part. He is right here and he is a shrewd tactician with a record of solid successes. The GOP said they were going to do something and they are looking wobbly. Point to where Reagan promised things in an election and didn't deliver?
I had to re-read it a few times because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.
On Beck she said, in so many words, that you should vote for a rino if that’s what it takes to get the majority. It took Beck asking her four times before she finally back tracked a little and said “vote your conscience”.
She hired one of the hucksters ex-campaign experts and now she's probably listening to his advice.
In 1980, Ronald Reagan ran for president with the promise that if he were elected, he would abolish the Department of Education. The DOE still exists today.
Oh? I hadn't heard that. That could be bad news for her.
Bachmann was on Sean Hannity’s radio program today and he asked her (without mentioning Morris by name) about her going wobbly on the issue. I was hoping she would resolve this once and for all with clear and direct answers. Unfortunately, all she gave in reply was spin. I felt more confused about her views AFTER she replied than before!