Skip to comments.Tea Party group slams Boehner, McConnell
Posted on 07/22/2011 6:26:56 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
A large umbrella group for Tea Party activists targeted Republican leaders Tuesday for what they called caving in on the deficit talks.
The Tea Party Nation put House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on notice "for betraying the movement that put Republicans in charge of the lower chamber last year."
In a press release, Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips drew a hard line for the Tea Party position. Phillips warned that his organization is on the lookout for Republicans voting to give away "more borrowing authority to President Obama" without also ensuring spending cuts, entitlement reform, passage of a balanced-budget amendment and defunding programs such as Planned Parenthood and the healthcare reform law.
"Voting for the 'Cut, Cap and Balance' plan won't save you from the Tea Party's wrath if you ultimately vote for a cheap giveaway of more debt to Obama, as McConnell and Boehner are planning," Phillips said.
Calling Boehner and McConnell "RINOs" (Republicans in Name Only), Phillips warned that the Tea Party would not stand behind them in their next election if they compromised in order to reach a debt ceiling agreement. Tea Party Nation, which holds an annual Tea Party convention that boasted former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as a speaker last year, plans to turn its influence toward "hunting RINOs and defeating Democrats" in 2012.
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Two days old and therefore no longer applicable
The socialists within our party will destroy our country.......and now I’m watching Sean pump for another Bush, Jebb........
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Sounds like a premature ejaculation regarding Boehner.
Had the men of 1776 and 1787 been such cheap and weak-kneed politicians as those in Washington today, no Declaration of Independence or Constitution for a free people would have come into being.
Instead those courageous men stood up to a King, placed their lives, property and sacred honor on the line and were willing to die to establish a place of liberty for their posterity. They were patriots and statesmen.
These politicians do not even approach statesmen status, and they do not even connect sentences together which can articulate the ideas of liberty for the youth of this nation in an hour of great consequence for the future of liberty in the world.
What a shame!
What the heck is the “Tea Party Nation”...?
Some kind of left-wing false flag operation? That’s what it sounds like to me. I’ve never heard of it.
They’re trying to prevent us from supporting Boehner when he has actually done something right. And don’t think the left (thanks to Mr Community Organizer) hasn’t got plans for sowing distrust and anger among conservatives and destroying any gain we may make. Being a leftist is all about divisiveness and stealth attacks.
Not necessarily, if indeed Boehner was angling FOR $800 billion in new revenue as part of a deal.
Who? Apparently a lawyer riding on the coattails of a grass roots movement.
Nothing to question, Boehner said that himself.
Judson Phillips is a lawyer and he formed the Tea Party Nation. Sounds like a phony to me. There IS no national tea party.
Like opening a cold Pabst Blue Ribbon on a hot, sultry day, it sure is going to feel good when I vote against the RINO politicians who have the audacity to run for public office.
I just had to leave the room after the 3rd time Obama referred to the great McConnell/Reid plan!
I then called McConnell’s office in KY and left a message.
Guess we will all need to bend over will McConnell give us a dose of KY political screwing over!
Why the man admits he caved and had been negotiating tax and spending.
If Boohoo pulls it out and wins this one for the Tea Party, I will donate to him directly.
It won’t work on me.
Boehner did good...... today.
Yes he did.
‘Why the man admits he caved and had been negotiating tax and spending.’
My understanding is that he has been proposing lowering tax credits and deductions as long as lowering the tax rates makes the net change revenue neutral, i.e. no net tax increase.
What if Obama had agreed to Boehners admitted agreement to 800 billion in tax hikes?
There would have been a deal but there would have been a public crucifixion of Boehner on Saturday.
It can’t be a gain of 800 billion in revenue if it’s revenue neutral.
It was dumb two days ago. Apparently these folks are clueless as to what is actually happening.
Are these the fools which gave cover to one NY RAT to screw up that special election and allow another RAT to scurry into the Congress?
You need your hearing checked.
ho hum...vastly old news
The Boehner offer was for REVENUE INCREASE. It was the same sort of game playing done by spending in the past. It is revenue increases PRESUMED to result from GDP growth. Not from changes in tax rates or any other sort of increase in tax application. It was PRESUMED increase in revenues from economic growth. This is entirely legit and almost worked.
The Dem hard core types pounded Obama last night so he moved the goal posts today.
Sean has always been a bush licker, that is GW. Sean needs to get a clue.
That’s why Boehner left. Boehner’s increased revenue was from assumed economic growth - i.e. a rising tide lifts all boats.
I could believe that if I didn’t know better. But I’ll lay off Boehner and take your word for it that the new revenues are what you say.
Still, why not tell Obama and the LSM that cut,cap,balance is the compromise and the final offer?
In this game the fist one to say ‘my way or the highway’ loses, especially if it is a Republican.
Tea Party Nation. Conmen and Stormfront wannabees.
The group was created by former Shelby County, Tennessee assistant district attorney Judson Phillips in 2009. It runs a social networking site for conservative activists and is best known for organizing the 2010 National Tea Party Convention.
Phillips has advocated rolling back the voting rights of Americans so that only property owners would be allowed to vote.
Tea Party Nation organized the National Tea Party Convention held February 46, 2010. Around 600 activists attended the event, and Sarah Palin was featured as the keynote speaker. The event was criticized for its $549 ticket price, as well as the fact that Palin was apparently paid $100,000 USD for her appearance. Palin has said she will donate the fee to unspecified conservative causes.
Several prominent conservative organizations refused to participate in the event due to its for-profit nature. The Tea Party Patriots advised members not to participate in December 2009. Erick Erickson of the conservative blog RedState.com described the convention as “scammy” on January 11. The American Liberty Alliance (ALA), initially a co-sponsor, withdrew its support on January 13. Later in January, Michele Bachmann and Marsha Blackburn cancelled their plans to speak.
A subsequent convention was booked for the following July, postponed until October, and ultimately cancelled. On July 18, 2011 the Venetian Casino Resort filed suit for unpaid bills allegedly totaling $642,144.
Tea Party Nation Warns of White Anglo-Saxon Protestant Extinction
The Tea Party needs to think about what they are doing. Republicans are only in control of one house of Congress. The other two are controlled by the Democrats. Let Boehner the Republicans get the best deal they can get for now, then go full tilt to take control of Senate and President. Then with control of all 3 branches, spending and debt can be controlled. If the Tea Party continues to threaten, the Dems may keep control of the Senate and President, and take by the House. Then they will not like what happens with another 4 years of Obama and his minions.
Who, what, where, why?
Zero tolerance for marxists in US Congress.
Simple message, apparently complicated delivery.
I hope the right people will send him a note of thanks and encourage him to stay strong and hold BO’s feet to the fire.
“....that put Republicans in charge of the lower chamber last year.”
Excuse Me, I didn’t know we had a “lower chamber”. Did you?
To the contrary, McConnell is helping to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by undermining the House bill.
By offering liberals an alternative to point at he bolsters the message democrats are spinning that the house bill is too radical to warrant serious consideration.
In effect, he and the republicans on the Gang of Six have been helping democrsts by splitting the republican effort. We have republicans negotiating against republicans.
McConnell is a RINO piece of crap. He should have been gone long ago. Just his anti-Second Amendment votes should have sent him home. Now he’s trying to undercut the conservatives who are working to get our nation on sound financial footing.
It’s a darn shame he doesn’t have to run in 2012 so he could be replaced with a conservative.
Oh, my goodness!!! In attempting to be clever in criticizing McConnell, my lame reversal of the term was not intended. Of course, you are correct, and you have said precisely what was intended. Thanks.
Just took a couple of days of pressure and bonehead, decided to ‘see the light’ or was he reading the Tea Leaves come ‘12.
Let his days in office be few, and a REAL CONSERVATIVE LEADER take his place.
Mantra is REFORM, CUT, and NO MORE TAXES. You just can’t cut you have to root out stupid programs eliminate them, REFORM the 45+ years of donor palm greasing that has driven up the cost of each program yearly.
First one on the list, High way beautification via Lady Bird Johnson...TN share is half a Mil a year, multiple that times 50 and it is a hefty chunk of change.
There is a list some where on FR with all the useless programs that can be eliminated, please someone find and post it again.
Worst of the Waste: The 100 Outrageous Government Spending Projects of 2010
Pig book 2010
We knew that! ;-)
The American founding philosophy exhibited a reliance on the basic intelligence, curiosity, innovation, and productive abilities of individuals to create beneficial things for themselves and, thereby, for their neighbors as well.
Surprisingly, the moral philosopher Adam Smith's "An Enquiry into the Causes of the Wealth of Nations" was published at about the same time as the Declaration of Independence in America.
Free, though imperfect, individuals, unencumbered by the heavy hand of a political elite of likewise imperfect persons, could create goods and services, freely exchange the work of their own hands, and enrich the lives of people all over the world.
Millions flocked to America over the next 200 years to participate in the freedom provided by what Madison called a "benign" government (meaning, it was not a malignancy which consumed "the People's" wealth). By that mechanism, America became a literal breadbasket for the world and the source of compassion and benevolence unmatched by any other nation.
Fast forward to the Mao/Marx/Lenin/Keynes philosophy which possesses the current Administration and its supporters. That world view relies on what Madison and the other Founders surely would call a "malignant" government--one which coercively imposes its imperfect will on the individuals who create and work, in order to select and "redistribute" their earnings to political allies and friends. In other words, the mechanism is legalized theft from some for the benefit of a captive group of dependencies who will continue to vote the "redistributors" into positions of power.
The definition of one is LIBERTY. The definition of the other is TYRANNY.
Can you decide which best would answer Adam Smith's 1775 query:
"An Enquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations"?