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An Establishment in Panic
Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2011 | Pat Buchanan

Posted on 07/08/2011 5:38:53 AM PDT by Kaslin

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1 posted on 07/08/2011 5:38:54 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Don’t go wobbly now on me, GOP.


2 posted on 07/08/2011 5:41:29 AM PDT by McGruff (Why do they fear her so?)
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To: Kaslin

The more they yell and scream, write outrageous columns, get in front of cameras and say outrageous things, make outrageous doomsday predictions on the House floor, the more we know the right thing is being done.

They cannot allow the American people to see that we can actually survive without huge government. They cannot allow the American people to see that the economy will actually get better without the government taking away it’s fuel. They cannot allow the American people to see that they were wrong and have been wrong for nigh unto a century in power.

They must, at all costs, dispose this line of thinking that people do not need Big Bro...................


3 posted on 07/08/2011 5:48:41 AM PDT by Red Badger (Casey Anthony: "Surprise, surprise."...............)
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To: Kaslin

The left is totally off their medications; projecting madly on the Republicans. Hang tough Republicans.


4 posted on 07/08/2011 5:48:54 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: Kaslin
235 Republican House members signed a 2010 pledge not to raise taxes

Worth about as much as a promise to cut spending over 10 years. Hope I'm wrong.

5 posted on 07/08/2011 5:49:41 AM PDT by MulberryDraw ( Where's the democrat budget? What's the plan?)
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To: Kaslin

The libs want a tax??? OK, anyone making less than 24K a year will pay an automatic 5%. This will effectively spread the pain around, and stop the non payment of taxes from an entire “protected” class....put that one to ‘em ( also, make welfare recipients pay taxes on what they get )


6 posted on 07/08/2011 5:50:06 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: Kaslin
Obama and MSM arguments are completely bogus. they claim that absent of a raise of the debt ceiling, US Treasury won't be able to pay all(!) its bills. So, the US Treasury doesn't receive weekly (or even daily) large amounts of money from various taxes we pay?? If so, how come they will have no money unless borrowed???

Now about default - paying interest on loans, paying for essential services is a must for the Government and they have enough money for that. No more borrowing means reduction of the bloated various - to use article word - cockamamie entitlement programs. Threat of default is a blackmail, plain and simple.

Not to mention that the idea of inability to pay debt w/o making more debt is absurd.

7 posted on 07/08/2011 5:55:46 AM PDT by alecqss
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To: Kaslin

David Brooks is the poster-boy for Idiots International.


8 posted on 07/08/2011 5:57:38 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: Kaslin

In the root sense of the word “idiot,” that is, unlearned, uninformed, naive.


9 posted on 07/08/2011 5:58:33 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: Kaslin

The GOP should stand its ground — and fix bayonets.
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And, I pray that they will, but something inside me says that in the end, they will fold like a cheap suit.


10 posted on 07/08/2011 5:59:42 AM PDT by no dems (When I learn that a person, regardless of who they are, is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: Kaslin
The Establishment is in a panic. It has been jolted awake to the realization that the GOP House, if it can summon the courage to use it, is holding a weapon that could enable it to bridle forever the federal monster that consumes 25 percent of gross domestic product.

That's a big fat "if." Here's hoping that this time around, they don't cave, as they did in April.

11 posted on 07/08/2011 5:59:55 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Red Badger

BINGO, DING, DING, DING...WE HAVE A WINNER


12 posted on 07/08/2011 6:01:54 AM PDT by Rumplemeyer
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To: no dems
And, I pray that they will, but something inside me says that in the end, they will fold like a cheap suit.

With the Boner in charge, that could very well happen.

13 posted on 07/08/2011 6:01:54 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Houghton M.

Synonyms for “idiot” : fool, half-wit; imbecile; dolt, dunce, numskull

And, in researching this, I was surprised to find that “numskull” was not spelled “numbskull”. Look at me; ever learning. Thanks Houghton.


14 posted on 07/08/2011 6:05:38 AM PDT by no dems (When I learn that a person, regardless of who they are, is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: Kaslin

David, you’ve got the wrong party!

Oops!


15 posted on 07/08/2011 6:16:19 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Kaslin
The GOP should stand its ground -- and fix bayonets.

Nuke'm from orbit.

16 posted on 07/08/2011 6:21:26 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: McGruff
Don’t go wobbly now on me, GOP.

Bttt. Are the house GOP members listening? If you don't you will cause a repeat of 2006.......

17 posted on 07/08/2011 6:24:40 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Kaslin
By threatening default, the White House is saying that it will deliberately default on the debt rather than reduce spending.

Paying the debt is a legally-mandated expenditure, as are other things like Social Security and Medicare. When there is no money, it's up to the President to decide what legally-mandated expenditure gets paid, and in what order of priority. Then if there's money left, non-mandated things get paid for.

This would actually be a powerful weapon in the hands of the next Republican president if we can hold the house: have the House not raise the debt ceiling, and allow the President to just not give any of the suddenly-limited money to the Dept of Education, EPA, etc.

18 posted on 07/08/2011 6:25:55 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Kaslin

Those trapped in the mass paradigm (Leftist groupthink) that’s destroying the U.S.A. are behaving more and more like raving lunatics!


19 posted on 07/08/2011 6:28:25 AM PDT by Savage Beast (The Tea Party: La Resistance)
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To: no dems

What you found are contemporary, modern meanings of the word. The word in its Greek root (taken over into Latin), idiota, simply means someone uninformed, uneducated. It did not in itself mean stupid or mentally deformed etc.

Brooks is not stupid or retarded. He’s just sadly uninformed, naive. Idiot. Poster-boy for idiots around the world.


20 posted on 07/08/2011 6:28:42 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: Kaslin
-- and fix bayonets.

Uh oh. David Brooks is gonna go apesh*t now.

21 posted on 07/08/2011 6:38:12 AM PDT by skeeter (`)
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To: joe fonebone

My wife and I discussed that idea yesterday...it will work! And everyone will have “skin in the game!” Watch the hog-sloppers in DC go ape over that...


22 posted on 07/08/2011 6:39:51 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: Houghton M.
Brooks is not stupid or retarded. He’s just sadly uninformed, naive. Idiot. Poster-boy for idiots around the world.

No, he's not that either. He's an advocate for the Dems, using whatever argument he thinks might seem plausible to the public, like a defense attorney's remarks to the jury for a client he knows is guilty.

23 posted on 07/08/2011 6:41:11 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: no dems

Now, why in the world would you doubt the spine of the Republican leadership? Look at their past performance.../s


24 posted on 07/08/2011 6:41:23 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: Kaslin

Sorry. The fanaticism lay in the motives of those who elevated Federal spending levels to obscene and unsustainable levels.


25 posted on 07/08/2011 6:43:01 AM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: Kaslin

Historically, I have not been a Pat Buchannan supporter or fan. But this article is pure gold.

If Buchannan were to throw his hat in the ring, this article would almost be enough to get my vote.


26 posted on 07/08/2011 6:45:30 AM PDT by Vintage Freeper
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To: jennings2004; joe fonebone

I should have said: Apply the 5% taxation to all levels of income as a base minimum including the value of welfare payments and then reduce the salaries of all non-military federal employees by 5%. Now, this would be a little painful, but not excruciating and would allow movement out of this abyss that we currently find ourselves.


27 posted on 07/08/2011 6:45:55 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: Kaslin

WWCHD? (What Would CLark Howard Do)?


28 posted on 07/08/2011 6:52:51 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Houghton M.; no dems
What you found are contemporary, modern meanings of the word. The word in its Greek root (taken over into Latin), idiota, simply means someone uninformed, uneducated. It did not in itself mean stupid or mentally deformed etc.

Brooks is not stupid or retarded. He’s just sadly uninformed, naive. Idiot. Poster-boy for idiots around the world.
For Brooks, I would add "asinine" from the latin asinus for "ass" or "donkey" -- a fitting word for a RINO who is more like a Democrat -- the donkey party...
29 posted on 07/08/2011 7:20:39 AM PDT by Peet (Leftists think personal liberty is so important it must be carefully rationed.)
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To: Kaslin
What three words got them the majority in the house and 10+ Governors? seats and over 700 state house and senate seats?

TEA: TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY Remember it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

30 posted on 07/08/2011 7:23:02 AM PDT by thirst4truth (The left elected a mouth that is unattached to an eye, brain or muscle.)
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They have no respect for out tax dollars now.

Hillary will just give more to the Muslim outreach programs and cook stoves for Africans, or maybe more fancy new limos for the state department.

31 posted on 07/08/2011 7:25:52 AM PDT by opentalk
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0 is going to win the day on this. He doubles down and the spinelss Reps fold and wimper off.
32 posted on 07/08/2011 7:27:46 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Morgan at Cowpens.)
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To: no dems
The GOP should stand its ground -- and fix bayonets

I love that line!

33 posted on 07/08/2011 7:28:27 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Tea Partiers are pussies - they deal with taxes, not tyranny)
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To: Peet; Houghton M.
You are correct Peet, except the Latin is idiota and the Greek is idotes
34 posted on 07/08/2011 7:41:43 AM PDT by no dems (When I learn that a person, regardless of who they are, is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: Kaslin

I see Mr (Ms?) Brooks has finally managed to chew through the remaining restraints on hiR expression and behavior.


35 posted on 07/08/2011 7:52:52 AM PDT by Erasmus (I love "The Raven," but then what do I know? I'm just a poetaster.)
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To: Houghton M.
Brooks is not stupid or retarded. He’s just sadly uninformed, naive. Idiot. Poster-boy for idiots around the world.

Neither is he merely uniformed or naïve.

He's just plain nuts.

36 posted on 07/08/2011 7:58:48 AM PDT by Erasmus (I love "The Raven," but then what do I know? I'm just a poetaster.)
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To: Kaslin

What school of economic thought — Keynesian, supply-side or monetarist — says raising taxes in a slumping economy is the recipe for a return to prosperity? There is no such school.

There is such a school in the wacky world of Krugman.


37 posted on 07/08/2011 8:20:00 AM PDT by rwa265 (Christ my Cornerstone)
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Second, the GOP is the party of small government

No, they are not.

38 posted on 07/08/2011 8:39:57 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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Other than bureaucrats, whose life would be changed if tomorrow the Departments of Energy, Education and Commerce were dissolved? How much tax money would be saved?


39 posted on 07/08/2011 8:58:14 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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The DC establishment needs the government open to keep their fat posteriors fed.

The fed should start planning which departments will be closed.

Start with education and work from there.


40 posted on 07/08/2011 9:38:47 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: no dems

Boehner is looking for a way to surrender.

This sunday meeting is a fraud to mke the politicians look busy.


41 posted on 07/08/2011 9:41:01 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Kaslin
The Establishment is in a panic. It has been jolted awake to the realization that the GOP House, if it can summon the courage to use it, is holding a weapon that could enable it to bridle forever the federal monster that consumes 25 percent of gross domestic product.

This is just their morning 'junkie' fix. While true, it minimizes the fact that it owes an amount nearly equal to the GDP in real money; it's unfunded liabilities are near $100 Trillion if you count Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, EITC, EBTs, etc.

42 posted on 07/08/2011 9:45:50 AM PDT by Gaffer
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Should they now dishonor that pledge, what would differentiate them from George H.W. Bush, who famously promised in 1988: "Read my lips! No new taxes!" then went back on his word and took the party down to defeat with him?

My only quibble with an otherwise sound article is that Pat knows better than this. Bush made a promise that isn't really in the keeping of the President, especially when Congress is in the hands of the other party. The President can veto new taxes, to be sure, if he doesn't mind vetoing every bill containing them, but that's all he can do. It was a stupid promise to make and the Dems made him pay for it.

43 posted on 07/08/2011 10:10:23 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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David Brooks - token 'conservative' at the NYTimes.

What an idiot!

44 posted on 07/08/2011 11:09:55 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: McGruff

Don’t go wobbly now on me, GOP.

Needed to be repeated...........louder. :)

Don't you DARE cave! Holding the line is what you got ELECTED for, Republicans. You cave, you lose your jobs!

45 posted on 07/08/2011 11:11:48 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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Gee, what’s with all the references to “terrorist” etc.? Chrissy, this, other quotes I’ve seen

Looks like the Dem talking points found their mouthpieces

Sorta like how we all learned the word “gravitas” back in the early Bush years.


46 posted on 07/08/2011 11:14:27 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (EX Congressman Anthony Weiner: "Celebrate 'Perversity'")
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To: Kaslin

(double down)

I call.


47 posted on 07/08/2011 11:14:46 AM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Kaslin

I am stunned at the shoddy job of communications the Republicans are doing.

The Democrats have massively increased spending with stimulus and other “emergency measures” and others programs since 2009 and now they are trying to lock in this massive spending.

Republicans need to make it clear that they are trying to get us back to roughly 2008 levels of spending which most considered way too high.

The world will not end if we to back to 2003- 2008 spending levels because the world did not end back then


48 posted on 07/08/2011 11:21:08 AM PDT by rdcbn
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Now the Rats want to limit the tax deductibility of employer-provided health insurance.

In other words, DeathCare in a different form.

If the GOP votes for this, they are anethema to me, DeathCare implementers.

It IS a tax increase and reduces the availability of health insurance to the PRODUCERS in our society, which are getting smaller in number every day.

Do it GOP, and you are DONE.


49 posted on 07/08/2011 11:22:48 AM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Kaslin

Government Stock Exchange.


50 posted on 07/08/2011 11:25:44 AM PDT by Varsity Flight
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