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A Californian Sees the Writing on the Wall
The American Thinker ^ | July 1, 2012 | John McLaughlin interviews Rep Tom McClintock, CA

Posted on 07/01/2012 2:14:11 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

.........AT: In the last number of years, the House votes out specific legislation, it goes over to the Senate, and Harry Reid sits on it.....

TM: The continuing resolutions ought to abide by the process I've just outlined. Unfortunately, instead, the continuing resolutions which originate in the House are pre-negotiated with Harry Reid. So, the House is then bound by the diktats of Harry Reid, who is not even a member of the House -- and that's what I object to.

I've said, once each house has acted independently, as the Constitution envisions, and we have a conference process that then resolves the differences, I will cut the leadership a deal of slack on that final product because it does have to be the product of compromise. But I will not give them that latitude on legislation originating in the House, which should comport with the promises we made to the people who gave us the majority. It should not comport with what Harry Reid and the Democrats want.

I think [Boehner] makes a very big mistake when he attempts to craft legislation in the House to assure its passage in the Senate. That's not his job. That's not the job of the House. That's the job of the conference committee to be convened after each house has acted independently on a subject..............

.....TM: We should not take the election lightly or for granted. There's too much riding on it. However, I don't believe this is going to be a close election. I think it's going to be one of the most historic blowouts in the history of the country.

There is something going on out there among the American people that the polls are simply not picking up. We catch glimpses of it every now and then.......

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012blowout; congress; houseofrep; speakerboehner

1 posted on 07/01/2012 2:14:45 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
AT: If Republicans get control of the Senate and Mitt Romney is president, would the House leadership be willing to grasp this issue and truly cut spending?

TM: I don't know. That is the question on which the jury is still out.

2 posted on 07/01/2012 3:08:54 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

A very good article. These help me renew my inspiration after Thursday’s debacle. And reminds me of what we here know to be true, no matter what the polls are saying. I put them a close second to my general distrust of the old media.

Thank you for a fine read this morning.

“This is a different climate from any I’ve seen in the 40 years or so that I’ve been actively in the political arena. There is a far higher level of civic engagement than anything I’ve seen before this. The closest I can come to it is the month or so prior to the 1980 election, but that was very short-lived. This has been going on since the spring of 2009, and it has continued to increase in intensity as people do what Americans have always done when they sense their county is in trouble. They sense a danger gathering on the horizon, and they rise to the occasion. They’re doing that this time. They’re paying far closer attention to the issues involved in this election than I’ve ever seen.

You can find such civic engagement occasionally throughout American history as climactic, but not in my lifetime. This is something very rare and very profound. I think that this generation is destined to rediscover and restore American founding principles on individual liberty, constitutionally limited government, and personal responsibility.”


3 posted on 07/01/2012 3:12:39 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: SueRae; BerryDingle

This election and the years of hard work ahead, is our generation’s call to arms to protect and defend our country.


4 posted on 07/01/2012 3:31:02 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

bflr


5 posted on 07/01/2012 4:35:24 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: BerryDingle

Just cutting spending is not going to do it. We also need economic growth on an epic scale to hoist us out of this recession.

The best scenario for economic growth is an administration that will unleash the free market economy by slashing taxes and regulation. Obama will continue to drag us down into the sewer. Romney with a GOP Congress is the only choice in this election.


6 posted on 07/01/2012 4:53:12 AM PDT by randita (Beware of those peddling fear and defeatism. They do not have our best interests at heart.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The Medes & the Persians are at the river gate, and very few seem to care.

Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin

7 posted on 07/01/2012 4:54:59 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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Yes indeed, we did not get to this place overnight, and it will take many years to fix it.


8 posted on 07/01/2012 6:22:56 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
... the continuing resolutions which originate in the House are pre-negotiated with Harry Reid.

Libtards definition of bipartisan, do it our way or the highway. It would seem that the RINOS agree.

9 posted on 07/01/2012 6:52:33 AM PDT by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Great article. Thanks.

We’ll see Tom McClintock further up the chain of command in the future...as long as we continue to pay attention and work to replace the Rinos with folks like Tom.


10 posted on 07/01/2012 8:06:12 AM PDT by moovova (Arrogance is believing that God needs an assistant (us).)
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To: BerryDingle
Cutting spending is importrant for economic recovery but the essential structural reform that must be accomplished, somehow, is to rein in the pervasive corruption of the people in the form of patronage on a masssive scale. Until that is tackled, all the rest is window dressing.
11 posted on 07/01/2012 5:02:42 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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