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Palin: House passage of debt deal is a victory for the Tea Party
Hot Air ^ | August 2,2011 | Tina Korbe

Posted on 08/02/2011 2:19:47 PM PDT by Hojczyk

It seems to be the new talking point: The deal is a victory for conservatives not because of what it does (which is, not much!), but because it supposedly represents a change in the direction of the debate. Once, Washington discussed what to grow. Now, Washington discusses what to cut. Even former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has echoed the theme — but with qualifications. The Wall Street Journal Washington Wire reports:

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Monday’s House vote to lift the debt ceiling was a victory for the tea party, proving that conservative activists had shifted the conversation in Washington.

“We shall take this victory and make sure our politicians in office today are learning from this victory,” Ms. Palin said Monday night on Fox News, where she is a paid contributor. “It’s not a 100% pure genuine victory. We just handed the most liberal president, I believe, in U.S. history a $2.4 billion debt increase.” …

Ms. Palin didn’t fully embrace the deal, saying she had plenty of problems with the compromise between the White House and congressional leaders, including Republican House Speaker John Boehner. In the past, the former governor said she was not convinced America would face a default if lawmakers did not raise the debt ceiling by Aug. 2.

Meanwhile, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), one of the founders of the Tea Party Caucus in Congress (along with GOP presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann), says the deal can’t possibly be touted as a win.

“The Tea Party is not calling this a victory,” Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said today on Fox News. “I’m certainly not.”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; debt; debtceiling; king; palin; palinpolicy; sarahpalin; steveking; teaparty; victory
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1 posted on 08/02/2011 2:19:50 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

” It’s not a 100% pure genuine victory. We just handed the most liberal president, I believe, in U.S. history a $2.4 billion debt increase.” … “

It is a 100% pure E P I C F A I L


2 posted on 08/02/2011 2:22:10 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Hojczyk

Oh, good grief. Are people that damned dense?


3 posted on 08/02/2011 2:22:55 PM PDT by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: Hojczyk

yes, without the tea party it would be bleaker

but i wonder what the future holds.


4 posted on 08/02/2011 2:24:03 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: upsdriver

Yep, afraid you are right...


5 posted on 08/02/2011 2:25:53 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Hojczyk
Will Palin now become persona non grata at FR? Hmmmm? Will the accusations of "RINO!" now fly her way? This ought to be fun to watch.
6 posted on 08/02/2011 2:26:23 PM PDT by BfloGuy (There is no remedy for the inefficiency of public management. -- L. Von Mises)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Well think of it this way. How bad would it have been had the House been Pelosi’s. I agree it is not great and I know there are a lot of land mines in the bill. But the victory comes not in the bill it self but in the attention that was paid to the debt. It gives the Tea Party something to run on in 2012. It gives solid footing for those that want to primary out the RINOs.

Not the solid victory I would liked to have seen, but with the number of RINOs in office - well, better the devil you see than the one you dont.


7 posted on 08/02/2011 2:27:14 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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It’s a thousand times worse. 2.4 trillion.


8 posted on 08/02/2011 2:27:14 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Stuck with a local RINO? Regardless of who you vote for, donate $$$ to a different district.)
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To: Hojczyk
proving that conservative activists had shifted the conversation in Washington.

Well I don't think I would classify shifting a conversation as a victory but in that respect she is right, the debt would have never been an issue if not for the TP.

We still have much work to do, don't think we have enough time though.

9 posted on 08/02/2011 2:27:30 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Hojczyk

Bachmann voted against the Debt Ceiling, Palin sees it as a positive. How the Republican electorate ends up viewing the deal will determine which will carry the consevative wing.


10 posted on 08/02/2011 2:27:37 PM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: Hojczyk
It was no win for Conservatives today no matter how you slice/spin it..

"I got a new credit card today... naw,naw,naw,naw...
now I'm going shopping..."


11 posted on 08/02/2011 2:28:15 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Hojczyk

This is as much of a victory we can hope for in 2011. The GOP controls one half of one branch of government. Now, in 2012 and 2013 on the other hand, we can hope for much more.


12 posted on 08/02/2011 2:29:13 PM PDT by MetaThought
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To: BfloGuy
You should have seen the people last night trying to deny that Palin said this and attacking those who posted her words.

Quite amazing.

13 posted on 08/02/2011 2:29:26 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Hojczyk

It’s only a victory in that (imho) Obama and the Democrats set an artificial deadline to create a crisis so they would have an excuse to raise taxes.

The fact that the conversation was all focused on cutting spending was a victory for the tea party, a small one, but still a victory.

OTOH, the actual deal is still awful. It just raised the debt ceiling, officially added another 7 trillion dollars to the debt, and gave Obama a blank check to play with until after the election. Hardly a victory in that sense.


14 posted on 08/02/2011 2:30:11 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Herman Cain knows computers, math, missiles, banking, burgers, pizza, gospel music, & Coca-Cola)
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To: Hojczyk

In this case, Palin is wrong.


15 posted on 08/02/2011 2:30:32 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: what's up

Have a link by chance?

I missed it and would like to see it if you happen to have it.


16 posted on 08/02/2011 2:31:25 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: BfloGuy
Will Palin now become persona non grata at FR? Hmmmm? Will the accusations of "RINO!" now fly her way?

Not from me, I don't use the term "RINO" because it is a stupidly overused, ill descriptive term.

17 posted on 08/02/2011 2:31:43 PM PDT by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: Hojczyk
When the dims couldn't get Obamacare through the Senate because of the election of Brown, they got it done anyway. When Cap and Trade failed, Obama turned to imposing it through the EPA carbon regulation. Dims don't take no for answer. Moral victories that change the conversation don't seem to interest them. Like some morons in the WSJ commented to today, “this government was designed to operate slowly”. Yeah, unless you're a commie Leftist like Barry and company. Rules are rules for chumps and Republicans.
18 posted on 08/02/2011 2:32:20 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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19 posted on 08/02/2011 2:34:16 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: upsdriver

“Will Palin now become persona non grata at FR?”

I won’t call her a RINO, but between that comment and Bachman’s stellar performance and VOTES during this debate, I know know where my support solidly sits.


20 posted on 08/02/2011 2:34:29 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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