Skip to comments.ITíS NO DEAL, ITíS A SELLOUT
Posted on 04/09/2011 12:25:41 PM PDT by Hojczyk
John Boehner has just given away the Republican victory of 2010 at the bargaining table. Like the proverbial Uncle Sam who always wins the war but loses the peace, he has unilaterally disarmed the Republican Party by showing that he will not shut down the government and will, instead, willingly give way on even the most modest of cuts in order to avoid it. He now has no arrows left in his quiver.
Having failed to stand firm for just $61 billion in cuts in a budget of $3.7 trillion, how can we expect him to stand firm over the debt limit extension or the 2012 budget? We cant. The excellent budget proposals of Paul Ryan are no more than a pipe dream now. Boehner has He sold us out now and hell sell us out again.
It is the duty of every Republican Congressman to vote no on this terrible deal. It violates our campaign promises to the American people. We promised $100 billion of cuts and we delivered $38 billion ($62 billion on a twelve month basis). In the Republican Houses first real test out of the box it has broken the promise over which it was elected. Only in Meat Loafs music is two out of three not bad.
This concession makes it clear that:
* Obamacare will not be defunded. * The EPA will not be blocked from regulating carbon. * The NLRB will not be stopped from forcing an end to secret ballots in union contests. * Medicaid will not be block granted and turned over to the states. * Welfare spending will not be cut nor work requirements imposed. * The FCC will not be stopped from regulating talk radio.
In short, we have accomplished nothing by our hard work in 2010.
Except we have learned a lesson.
And the lesson is this: We need to purify our party and purge it of the likes of John Boehner and all those Congressmen who vote for the budget sellout. The Tea Party must take the lead in this purifying fire. We must not let the RINOs win!
DickMorris.com will post prominently (and permanently) the names of all GOP freshmen who vote for this rotten deal. It will be in a column headed: THESE ARE THE SELLOUTS. Check it out and back their primary opponents!
Imagine you see a huge fight between 2 people —they’re screaming back and forth about a restaurant choice. There’s a huge scene —they can’t decide 2 eat at the expensive restaurant, or the cheap one. It goes on and on, quite elaborately.
Then you hear that one guy wanted to spend $100 on the meal, while the “cheapskate” insisted on spending “only” $99.
How much more attention would you pay to such a conflict? Cuz that’s what we were just expected 2 care about.
All of that was regarding a money amount spent by the Feds for 1/2 of ONE day.
The niche of the RePUBEican Party is to supply a perception of genuine debate. But there is NOT one of those.
DUMP THE ‘PUBES —they do not care about us.
Is Dick Morris a Republican now?
I’m afraid you are right, little man.
And our country hasn't altered it's 100 MPH course directly to "financial cliff".
No abortion money for DC...
I absolutely cannot wait to NOT vote for Romney...!
The very thought makes me feel as I did when approaching Disneyland at age 6.
Losing is the culture - it doesn't seem to be changing. I hope this gives more recruiting power to the Tea Party.
The republican leadership din’t cave or sell out. This is here Morris is wrong, and here’s why, the republican leadership are also socialists, and so they go along with their fellow travlers.
It is an ugly feeling when you wake up in the morning, and realize that the most dangerous and damaging enemy you have IS YOUR OWN GOVERNMENT.
Hunh. He must have seen my post on the Horowitzblog thread.
Wasn’t this guy known for “triangulation” just a few years ago....now each battle must be a complete, decisive victory.
You can win the battles and lose the war. Paul Ryan’s budget is the WAR we ultimately want to win. Shutting down Govt...with the media on the other side, the republicans would be seen as narrow, inflexible...the independents would recoil and we would have to start from scratch to win the broader support.
Boehner did the right thing here and he held out to the last minute.
Even the great Scott Walker’s so-called union reform left many rights in tact for negotiation...same with Kasich in Ohio.
We are committing national suicide.
George Bush sucked with the deficits, but Obama’s budget deficits on average are 3 times as large and $500 billion more than the last Bush budget.
We should be cutting At LEAST a trillion a year—and we would still be in the red. $36 billion is nothing.
It makes me sick that I witnessing up close and personal the destruction of the United States.
Defunding Planned Parenthood and NPR are small potatoes compared to the cutting that really needs to be done. That and much more needs to chopped.
I have. They are collaborating with Obama. They will have to get rid of the RINOS before I back em again.
>>...maybe the best thing is to just go broke and start over!!!!!!!
That is the essence of the Cloward-Piven strategy. The Republicrats are almost to the end-game on that. Once they “bipartisan compromise” us into full Obamacare and a carbon taxation scheme, no working American will be able to survive without government assistance and then they’ll own us as bondservants.
Where’s that pro wrestling pic?
No abortion money for DC...
yeah we won no abortion money for DC, in 18 years how many more little welfare voting rats will be in DC? IMO no funding for welfare is great but it should go hand in hand with no welfare. I shouldnt be paying for either
They will nominate Romney or Jeb Bush. Obama will win. What a scam.
What the h-ll was going on then behind the scenes? I was under the presumption that Morris was helping advise the Repubs in the negotiations in his “triangulation” strategy... it was the only reason why I held out a tiny slimmer of hope, even though it seemed things were going disastrously. So they weren’t following his advice?
I think he’s spot on in his criticism, btw.
Logically they should increase funding to Planned Parenthood. It lowers the Rat Base and saves on welfare.
Toe Sucker speaks......why oh why are turds like this the face of the republican party?
Just say NO to RINOs
Defeat em in the primaries.
The Democrats plan is to leave the citizens with $15,900,000,000,000 dollars of spending debt in this year.
It is time to redefine the political parties in America, Tea party vs. Enslavement Party. Case closed.
Sorry Dick, you are not the “be all and end all” for everybody out there... your goal is to sell books, as many as you can... which is fine. But look here, I think that while Mr. Teary Eyes did not act to shut down the gub’men’, he has set up some pretty important issues that will weigh heavily in our favor for 2012. As long as Obamy is there and the left has the Senate, you ain’t gunna get much... and if there was a shut down, who knows whether we would come out of it intact or not... this is a “live to fight another day” victory for me... I’m good with it.
I say again, this was a circus for the masses. The outcome was preordained.
How can you blame the GOP? They get demonized by Obama TV (no Fox is no different) 24x7x365 and physically threatened. Thugs were going to go Boehner’s home to dump garbage at his home.
Keep watching TV cause all TV supports them fool. Your viewership supports you slavery.
Never fear ... the world economy will take care of unlimited deficit spending. It will be not be pretty, and it will not be fun ... but Medicare, Medicaid, ObamaCare, Civil Servant Pensions, Welfare, the EPA, the Department of Education, Department of Housing, Department of Energy, Endless Banker Bailouts, Endless Government Guarantees, and Illegal Immigration will be reined in ... eventually ... one way or another. It's happened in many other places before ... and it will happen here. This sh*t cannot go on forever!
He will need at least 100 democrat votes to pass this in the House.
Woe comes to the GOP. They should hang their heads in shame.
The deal was a win and a start for better things to come.
Here is why:
“While Republicans wanted to cut more spending in Saturday’s early morning compromise to keep the government open, they think they got the better of the deal.
HR1 was originally to seek spending cuts of $32 billion until Tea Party conservatives insisted on more than $ 60 billion. House Speaker John Boehner won more cuts than he originally sought and got the Senate to agree to votes to defund the health care reform law and groups like the nation’s largest abortion provider Planned Parenthood - once votes Senate Majority leader Harry Reid said he’d never allow to come to the floor.Back on February 3, Reid called $32 billion in cuts ‘extreme’ and ‘draconian.’”
In two weeks comes the battle over raising the debt ceiling and after that, we need to pass most of Ryan’s proposed 2012 budget. The biggest threat we have is the out of control government spending. With a more healthy economy, a lot of our other social ills will lessen or be more likely to be addressed.
“And the lesson is this: We need to purify our party and purge it of the likes of John Boehner and all those Congressmen who vote for the budget sellout. The Tea Party must take the lead in this purifying fire. We must not let the RINOs win!”
And this from the little toe-sucker who wasn’t just a RINO, but was the right-hand PR man/vote checker for William Jefferson Clinton. And now he’s to the right of Attila the Hun? Me thinks the little man is compensating here by swinging his pendulum totally over to the right hoping that everyone will forget his past history of working for a Dem Prez, and getting involved in some hankey pankey (remember the toes). I like Dick Morris in spite of himself, but methinks he doth protest too much.
LOL! Well if you watch O TV then you help them every day. Fox is no better. Go run for office yourself. ALL of TV telling you that you suck and are evil and the Dems will send thugs to your home to hurt you and your family.
If you watc TV then you support ALL of it. Fox Al Waleed is no better.
You should have stopped right there.
We will never get anything done until we march on Washington and burn it to the ground. Only then can we rebuild our Republic under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights...
Until we get rid of the entrenched powers on BOTH sides, nothing will change.
It's like speeding at 99.9 MPH through a 15 MPH school zone instead of going 100 MPH.
He didn’t give anything away. He had little to give or bargain with. It was two against one. So it was a stalemate. No one really won or lost. The squabble was over chump change compared to what has to be done. Actually not much changed from the status quo. So it was much ado about nothing.
I’ve got that freshly screwed feeling
Boehner did the right thing here and he held out to the last minute.
There is another vitally important element that, to my knowledge, has yet to be mentioned.
Boehner and the GOP won!. That's important when it comes to setting the stage for future, bigger battles.
Harry Reid agreed to something he didn't want to agree to for a very simple reason: If the matter had come to a vote in the Senate, Reid would've lost!.
Earlier in the day, Joe Lieberman said he would vote for the Republican bill -- and so would several other Democrats.
Reid's caucus is starting to crack. And, with the scheduled votes on de-funding Obamacare and Planned Parenthood, it's not going to get any easier for the vulnerable 'Rats.
Boehner has established a commanding position on the high ground. As a leader and tactician, he surpasses Newt by a mile.
Because Obama TV controls the country. Who would want Boehner’s job? The public watching TV empowers the Dems. Keep watching.
“We will never get anything done until we march on Washington and burn it to the ground.”
Sorry...I’m busy that weekend...
I disagree with Dick Morris.
First, it costs more to ‘temporarily’ shut down parts of the government, than it would if it continued to operate.
The whole concept of the Congress and Senate is that they are supposed to work all this stuff out BEFORE the deadline.
Shutting down the public associated parts of the government doesn’t help any body. We need to slowly phase out all the acronym agencies. Of course, that is like asking a person to cut off their foot. The politicians create more laws, then more agencies to handle those laws, because it generates more cash that can be siphoned off. The bigger the income, the easier it is to hide, and you can take more.
Plus, many of those people in those agencies OWE their position to our Senators and Congressmen, and support them financially during elections, so asking our elected officials to fire those folks , well, you might as well go bang your head against a concrete wall for a while.
If we got rid of all the siphoning, all the corruption, all of the parasites, all the unneeded laws which drive prices up unreasonably, and quit sending our money to other countries so they can buy weapons and attack us, we could probably gain a better control of the economy.
THEN we could phase out those agencies, or combine them. And fire the MULLAHS ( I mean CZARS).
Bad-a-bing! FReeper stockpirate comes off the top rope with a bodyslam!
Now I know Boehner did OK, if Morris stands against him. LOL.
I'm ready to go Tea Party at this point - the GOP/RNC clearly is not serious about the admittedly tough job that is in front of them.