Skip to comments.Brutal: Tom Coburn quits the Gang of Six (tick tick tick)
Posted on 05/17/2011 6:07:21 PM PDT by hatfieldmccoy
Remember what Alan Simpson said after Obamas disastrous, demagogic, compromise-destroying attack on Paul Ryan a few weeks ago? He knew hed just seen any chance of a deal between the Republican and Democratic leaderships go up in smoke. Quote:
Just pray for the Gang of Six, he said. You guys your age, keep praying.
What happens if the Gang of Six fails? Mr. Simpson was asked.
Guys like you will be picking grit with the chickens when you are 65, he replied.
Start boning up on grit-picking, my friends:
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We cant bridge the gulf of where we need to go on mandatory spending, Corburn said Tuesday afternoon. I dont see that theres going to be any fruition in continuing them at this time.
Were at an impasse, Coburn said. Theres no reason to sit and talk about the same things over and over and not get any movement.
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It was doomed from the start with Turbin-Durbin one of the 6.
From the article: “I guess its going to take a fiscal collapse after all.”
Yup. You’re dealing with spending junkies here. And there is no way a junkie voluntarily gives up their fix. It will take an outside force like the bond markets to do that.
Default is just repudiation without the fanfare.
Both Chambliss and Crapo need to be primaried.
I guess we’re down to a “gang of five”.
It’s not my link...I borrowed it from Hot Air....
Works for me.
Sounds like good news to me.
Evidently the deal breaker was Coburns insistence that Social Security reform should be part of the package. But I also haven’t liked what I’ve heard about insistence on raising taxes.
And I don’t think any of them are really looking at some of the stuff that needs to be done—like eliminating the Department of Education, lock stock and barrel. And the EPA. And that’s just for starters.
What was a good conservative like Tom Coburn doing with Dick Durbin anyway? Good Lord.
Trusting members of the Hussein Cult was a waste of time. They *ARE NOT TRUSTWORTHY*.
Look, evidence today of the difference between Republican leadership and Democrat....even the more liberal Republicans. I heard a bit of an interview of Chris Christie on Hannity...I don’t listen to SH on a regular basis, but happened to be in the car. Chris Christie today spoke about the primary endorsement possibilities, but he mentioned the current occupant of the Oval Office by his title and last name. (I try not to do so, because I think it dignifies the person while denigrating the position.)
You RARELY heard that from Demon-rats during the last administration...morons like Dingy Hairy Reed called Bush 43 a “loser”, etc. The men and women who speak out for the Republicans do NOT call Hussein names like that—and I s’pose that must appeal to some folks.
No problem for me, either. Possibly it’s a software hitch. I removed that part of ZoneAlarm when it started warning me about all sorts of web sites being possibly dangerous. The last straw was when it tried to stop me from going to the home page at Microsoft!
Washington DC doesn’t need any more ‘gangs’ or for that matter ‘czars’. What we do need are serious, America loving adults and they seem to be in very short supply.
well....since they’re at an impasse they can go ahead with the birther issue.
You can bet that the idiot taxme shameless will get primaried.I will bet he wont seek re-election when the time comes.
Nothing less than a financial collapse will fix this mess. The Dems will never give up spending and raising taxes. We’ve run out of other peoples money.
Have to get Rock Bottom first.
What was a good conservative like Tom Coburn doing with Dick Durbin anyway? Good Lord. “ ============
I would like to love Tom, but Tom was duped by Barack back when BO was senator. He thought they were “friends”. Obama threw Tom a bone on medical fraud savings, remember, and then promptly launched the PelosiObamaCare explosion on him.
To answer your question, it could be Tom was in “dupe me” mode to ever join with the gang of communists to pound sand. Er...I mean hammer out a deal. OR...it could be that by leaving the tight little communist leaning group means he is no longer dupable. :)
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