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Republicans say they will not back down (Boehner hangs tough)
the hill ^ | 11/14/2012 | By Russell Berman

Posted on 11/14/2012 8:34:52 PM PST by tobyhill

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To: tennmountainman
What bunch of crap. Bonehead doesn’t know what the word tough means.

Bonehead is about as tough as a mashed potato sandwich.

51 posted on 11/15/2012 4:19:57 AM PST by dearolddad
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To: The Duke

I think the Republicans should cave and let the Democrats choke on the results over the next year.

That’s what they did in the last four years and you see where it got the Republicans .


52 posted on 11/15/2012 4:22:33 AM PST by DOGEY
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To: karnage

“...Obama will just enact it anyway via executive order.”

Ultimately, that is his goal. He can stand before the masses and say that the Congress has abdicated its duty to the people and refuse to move the country forward because of Republican obstruction. Therefore, he must act outside of Congress and will simply assume their powers, temporarily, until such time as they get their act together.

The media and masses (the stupid ones who make up the majority) will cheer wildly and proclaim him a hero. It has happened throughout history. It is happening now.


53 posted on 11/15/2012 4:55:01 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: tobyhill

We all know that the minute Oblahblah comes on TV and says he can’t assure us that the Social Security checks will go ut next month Boehner will roll over and play dead as usual.


54 posted on 11/15/2012 7:56:57 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: CitizenUSA
Yeah, the business interests definitely want amnesty. You only need to read the Wall Street Journal to see that. They would love to get unlimited labor at third world prices without even needing to outsource.

The spending/debt is a little tougher. That's where we're dealing with the voters looting the treasury. It seems we're still at the point where any politician who wants to cut anything will be run out of town by the recipients of those programs. Supposedly even the business interests in Arizona campaigned against Republican Jeff Flake because he's a staunch fiscal conservative who is against unnecessary spending including corporate welfare. But he did win and he is one of the minority of good Republicans on the taxpayer's side.

55 posted on 11/15/2012 9:23:19 AM PST by JediJones (Newt Gingrich warned us that the "King of Bain" was unelectable. Did you listen?)
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To: tobyhill

Give Boehner some time in the tanning spa, plenty of booze, some golf dates with Dear Leader, and he will cave-in while blubbering like a baby. Bonehead with guts and cajones? Fat chance.


56 posted on 11/15/2012 11:58:17 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: CitizenUSA
Of all the issues facing the country, I don’t understand why Republicans are drawing the line on tax increases. They would pass amnesty in a heartbeat if they thought they could get away with it, and they have no apparent desire to stand firm on any of the social issues. Yet, they’re ready to fall on their swords to stop tax increases. Why is the Republican Party spineless on everything but taxes, especially when they can’t or won’t reform government spending in any significant way and cave on the debt limit?

Because they need to differ from the Democrats on just one issue to preserve to illusion of a two-party system. Taxes are kind of irrelevant, in the long view, if spending isn't under control, so it's a "safe" subject to bicker about.

57 posted on 11/15/2012 12:01:47 PM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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