Skip to comments.This is not Ronald Reagan's GOP (barf alert)
Posted on 07/14/2011 3:23:09 PM PDT by EBH
Forget the Grand Old Party. Today's maddening, intransigent GOP is a Gang of Purists
This was the week when the grand bargain on the debt ceiling all but died, when Republicans opted to continue impaling themselves on the hook of the Paul Ryan plan because they really do want to voucherize and destroy Medicare....
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who may care about the country but surely understands political strategy, then offered another path out of the box canyon into which Republicans have backed themselves where they face the prospect of being blamed for collapsing the full faith and credit of the United States, cutting off Social Security checks, and perhaps shattering the national and global economies.
... Republicans could enjoy three votes against it and reinforce a campaign message. McConnell was supported by The Wall Street Journal which is conservative, not crazy but scorned by tea-baggers in and out of Congress who live in their own private fiscal world, which bears about as much relationship to economics as creationism does to science. Playing to the extremists, the lupine Cantor then escalated the confrontation by concocting a fable that the president stomped out of the debt talks at the White House; in fact, Obama had rejected Cantor's demands and the session was ending for the day. The president does live and work in the White House much as Cantor and his ilk can't abide that and as a matter of course, leaves when a meeting concludes...
..This cheap attempt to make Obama look bad was too transparent to convince anyone other than Cantor's peanut gallery.
... As I've observed before, those who hate the government can't run the government except into the ground.
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Not Ronald Reagan's GOP? In many ways I hope not...he did challenge all of us to be more than just the GOP.
Typical propaganda from the bipartisan, radical left. Republicans are trying to find the sneakiest methods to pave the way for more pork at home.
I should have gotten smart and listened to te Barf alert. Whoever wrote this trash is made ill for Breathing Obama’s gaseous fumes.
I enjoyed seeing John take that gavel away from Nancy Pelosi, but Mitch and John are not expressing what I saw the Pelosi Congress and Reid Senate do. They have nobody real in their ear.
These are not the people we voted on this past November...
They better show some brass real quick or I can include them in with the Commies!
gotta love how Yahoo will run a ‘credible’ article with the term tea-bagger in it. Think they’d feature an article which decried Obama as a radical Marxist. I bet not, and that is actually a factual description. He is self-described in his books as a attracted to multiple Marxist figures.
They are right. It isn’t. It’s way farther to the left.
Don’t you just love it when Democrats tell Republicans how to be Republicans? What they are angry about is that the Republicans aren’t listening this time.
There's no reasoning with this kind of mind. None at all. Facts - the math - it simply does not matter.
Can anyone else see where this is going?
The House should make a budget and send it to Obama. No negotiations needed. If he signs it, the government can continue and default is an option, but not a requirement. Obama can then choose to veto it, or choose to sign it and default anyway. The result is 100% Obama'sp> I think that if the house does this, Obama will destroy himself. I see a 50 state sweep in 2012 as a real possibility.
With 3 years of trillion dollar deficits, and a terrible economy, and miserable foreign affairs, and a total debacle on the the debt ceiling hanging around his neck, and a landslide defeat in 2012, there are no historians and no media outlets that would even try to portray him as a successful president. The GOP would come out smelling like roses.
Amen. If push comes to shove -- and it will, if they let it -- the House had better have a bill that includes a.) a modest increase in the debt ceiling, b.) an identical amount of spending cuts that are realized in the short-term and c.) a prioritized list of authorized expenditures in the event of a future failure to raise the debt ceiling.
Pass that puppy and send it up the line to the Senate.
The House will have done their job and earned the support of the voters. The Democrat Senate and the Petulant President are painted into a corner.
Better a gang of purists than a gaggle of puffballs.
We should all wear black in mourning for the now deceased great Republican Party. Anyone with any sense is now under the banner of the Tea Party,conservatives and independents, indeed anyone who still cherishes our freedom. Let us all unite to prove that we are alive and well, contrary to media reports; to save our magnificent Republic by putting a true patriot into the White House in 2012; and by stamping ‘In God We Trust’ back on our currency!
This is Yahoo: A company that will not be in business five years from now.
It was Robert Shrum. The famous Democrat campaign strategists who's even better at losing than the Republican establishment.
A little googling reveals the author is Robert Shrum, the Democratic political consultant famous for never having worked for a winning presidential candidate.
Reagan offered the first serious challenge to liberalism and for the most part, was highly successful in his efforts. Reagan not only cut taxes to their lowest levels in 50 years, he reduced the outrageous welfare state spending rate increases that had become the norm under decades of liberal Democrat control.
If the GOP had controlled the House along with the Senate, Reagan's plan to roll back the federal bureaucracy would have been fully realized.