Skip to comments.Romney Slams GOP Leaders - Including His Own VP Nominee - for 2011 Budget Deal
Posted on 09/08/2012 6:52:51 PM PDT by Orange1998Edited on 09/08/2012 7:23:11 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as chair of the House Budget Committee, was part of the team that signed off on the budget deal with the White House, mandating immediate spending cuts, creating a "Super-committee" tasked to finding $1.5 trillion in further deficit rediction, and raising a self-imposed sword of Damocles - $1.2 trillion in cuts to the Pentagon and domestic spending that few in Congress wanted - if the Super-committee failed.
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"And that's a big mistake," Romney said. "I thought it was a mistake on the part of the White House to propose it. I think it was a mistake for Republicans to go along with it."
If I did not know Romney said this I would have swore a Liberal said it. Goodness.
He was talking about sequester for Defense on budget deal, not the overall deal.
They are supposed to be a team.
Lesson number 1: NEVER say anything negative about your running mate 60 days before election.
I don’t see anything wrong with what he said. He is right. And a lot of legislators come back after the fact and say.....wish I hadn’t done that. Maybe Ryan is having regrets.
Good ol YaHOO news will pick and choose, hoping Republicans will lose!!!
Article doesn’t doesn’t give any of the conversation.
It’s just a teaser quote.
Hardly anyone, right or left, liked the deal- for all kinds of reasons.
Mitt Happens is a liberal.
I’m not still not voting for him.
Keep that in mind when you read his criticism of cutting spending and the deficit.
There is nothing he really disagrees about with Obama.
It was a stupid deal, agreed to by the Stupid Party.
Including Allen West!!!
Ryan already said he regrets it. Big time.
At the same time,
Mr. Willard Romney PRAISED
THAT is worse than McCain, BTW.
Yep. But for once I agree with Romney on the substance, but disagree with him on the politics. This budget deal was a trap that the Republicans fell into, including Paul Ryan. For Romney to point that out now, just gives the media more fodder to report on a “rift” in the Republican party, taking away time we need to spend attacking Obama. However, to give credit where it’s due, some Republicans including Todd Akin voted against this raw deal. So Romney is with Todd Akin on this one.
They never learn AND its always someone else’s fault.
I like the politics. First, that was a total garbage deal and slashed defense for little other gain. IMO, the Boehnner/McConnell team misplayed that whole thing so bad, it is what gave life back to Obama in this campaign. Romney is fighting to reverse those cuts in his campaign,and this supports that promise.
Also, if we will all remember, Ryan was amazingly completely absent from that debate. The leadership team was in the negotiations, and Ryan was not included by them. He was busy with other hearings. Ryan surely voted for it as he reports to the leadership, but he was not materially involved. He did one big sunday morning interview in the midst of it, and it was clear he was not at the table. He spoke of it in distant terms.
I am fine with Romney distancing himself from the GOP congressional leadership, as well as from the bush years. He needs to run as a leader that moves us past this current course.
I’m sure once Romney learns Todd Akin was against it he’ll take a different positon again.
I agree. It is time for some real leadership. Boehner and McConnell need to go. No more wimps, no more wimps, no more wimps. I have caller ID and until the Republicans start plowing the field, I am not picking up the phone. They better hurry up if they want a donation from me again.
All we have is the previous actions while in office to gauge our votes. I don't care what they say today, when they were in office...What is their voting record and what did they accomplish. Romney is looking weak on that issue.
That budget deal was retarded, I knew it would come back to bite them
“Im not still not voting for him.”
nobody cares ... and quit talking you have removed yourself from the process....lol
Romney is correct. Period.
Imagine if we all get wiped out because America’s defenses were slashed? (Further slashed, that is). For a budget deal?
Yes, it was a stupid deal. It did NOTHING to cut the budget, and it gave Obama most of what he wanted.
But, I agree, it’s a distraction to say that now, and especially in such a way that the media and obama can blame it on the GOP. Not that it wasn’t the GOP’s stupidity as well as Democrat corruption.
>> What is up with Romney? If he starts talking like this during the Debates we are finished.
When you’ve had enough of the Leftwing propaganda, feel free to attack the other side.
Romney wants to win on a paper napkin or possibly not at all.
Must be hard for Myth to have to go up against a guy whose policies he hardly disagrees with, but embraced in Massachusetts, laying the template out for Brack to implement nationally.
Read where Bill Kristol is saying out loud now that Romney has got to start speaking up, draw a contrast, if he expects to break the undecided and the polls in general his way.
He is RIGHT!!!
And a damn lot of conservatives were EXCORIATING Boehner and McConnell for that phony Supercommittee scam.
CONGRESS gets paid to resolve the budget - specifically the HOUSE and the HOUSE led by BOEHNER should have done that.
The sequestration deal fell right into Obama’s plans.
McConnell and Boehner need to be removed. They are presiding over a catastrophic record.
Mitt doing his best Reagan impression. /s
You don’t vote for Mitt, you help Obama, pure and simple. There’s no way around it. You might hate Mitt and worry about what he’ll actually do if elected but let me ask you this, what will Obama do if re-elected.
I don’t have any respect for anyone who’s not hell-bent on getting this guy out of the WH. Our future and our kid’s futures depend on it. Our freedom depends on it.
I am confident Romney will win. I just pray he is not another RINO.
He is certainly right here.
By the way, John McCain and Graham are at it again and this time they got all the GOP Senators to help them. They are making a push to intervene militarily in Syria.
John McCain is a certifiable nut-job. He has shown that time and again. Graham is his Mini-Me.
The people running the Syria revolt are just as crazy as the wack jobs who took over in Egypt. Let them kill each other off. Further, the rebels are treating the Christian community there the same way the new government of Egypt is treating the Christian Copts there.
The LAST thing we need is ANOTHER mindless long term commitment in Syria. We have spent too many dollars and too many lives in a prolonged occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan which accomplished NOTHING.
If John McCain wants to fight alongside the Syrian rebel wack jobs, fly him over there and kick his sorry butt out the plane.
We need our money and military to deal with Iran - IN IRAN and with Muslims IN AMERICA.
I wish he would ride off into the sunset in that Arizona countryside - on those roads that run along the edges of canyons and down mountains and just disappear - permanently.
That’s our Mittens.
Yes. Keep trashing Romney.
And when Obama gets re-elected because of thinking like yours, and those drones are flying overhead, and Obama’s TSA police are in the streets establishing “order”, and you find your personal income steadily declining as America sinks inexorably towards third worldism, you can be satisfied that at least you were willing to pass up having merely a partial cut of the political pie in order to make a point and preserve your philosophical purity.
If he’s talking about the fact that Republicans were willing to go along with exempting Old Age Welfare (sometimes called Social Security), and then subjecting NATIONAL DEFENSE to 50% of the cuts - he had better be mad, because it PISSES ME OFF TOO. National Defense is not “just another government program”. If anything, it should have been exempted instead of Old Age Welfare.
As to Ryan - yes, Ryan screwed up on it, and I’m happy that Romney has called him out on it. To me, that shows that Romney is ready for business and will not take crap from either side of the aisle, including his own VP nominee.
That’s all well and good. Trouble is Romney has been very good about going out there and telling everyone what he WON’T cut, which seems to be just about everything. Has he given any specifics yet on what federal spending he WILL cut?
Mittens would have taken Bammy’s tax increase “deal.”
If he’s a Republican *(which he’s not) he would point to Obama’s radicalism and his refusal to deal with the deficit in a responsible way resulting in that pitiful move to expand the national debt with dangerous, mindless tax cuts.
Mittens is crazy about BJ we learn this week, and he’s trying to be clever and triangulate but there is no “right” in that deal for him to oppose. It was spinless Rinos who beleive in nothing versus a communist in the white hut. So he’s in the middle of what - better than them all? He just gave away that whole tax increase mess to the Bamster. That is probably why he’s in the election like McBackstabber. But we’ll see.
Are you frggin’ serious??? Why are they doing that. Not a single American in Syria, ever!
Freepers have said about 10 times worse about this lousy deal.
BFD. It actually is good to expose one lie that the Republicans didnt help Obama - they did, they made a ‘deal’ and guess what ... it s**ked.
‘Has he given any specifics yet on what federal spending he WILL cut?”
That might be because he wants to win.
Correct. This is NOT a dig on Ryan.
The “Cut, Cap and balance” plan was the House position to implement cut, cap and balance. That had the Ryan budget.
The Boehner/McConnell/Reid sausage that was made in Aug 2011 was NOT Ryan budget, not even close. It was a big punt to 2013 -— the fiscal cliff we now face because of the failure to cut $2 trillion out of the budget.
Romney said he’s against cutting $1 trillion from government spending because HE THINKS its cutting $1 trillion from the economy
Where were you last spring? FR was filled with angry posters, including JimRob, echoing what Romney’s saying here: the super committee was a dumb idea.
You mean the same Mitt Romney who came out early in support of Cut, Cap & Balance?
Oh my - do you have an Obama sticker on your car yet? Mitt was correct and Ryan was pushing for a real budget that the Dims will not let happen. Would you rather he had voted “present”?
Nice to agree with Romney on something.
Glad to hear Aiken did not support this deal. I remember when I found out at the time that Allen West supported it. I was very disappointed.
The only Americans in Syria are our troops and support staff.
John McCain is a maniac and so is his little buddy Graham and McConnell is as much a dolt as Boehner.
Sorry. Should read:
The only Americans in Afghanistan are our troops and support staff.