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Death of Tea Party appears exaggerated, members in House appear to hold key fiscal vote
Fox News ^ | December 29, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 12/30/2012 1:13:11 PM PST by yoe

The Tea Party has had an up-and-down political ride since the movement helped Republicans take control of the House in 2010, but those elected in the midterm elections still appear to wield considerable power in the fiscal negotiations.

The roughly 50 members elected to the House two years ago have been a challenge for the more moderate House Speaker John Boehner since they took office. Perhaps most memorably, many of them refused last year to support a debt-ceiling bill because they said it didn’t reduce federal spending enough.

Just last week they squashed Boehner’s fiscal plan by refusing to compromise and vote on a tax increase for any American, despite the House speaker -- in his so-called “Plan B” -- having suggested extending tax cuts only for those making more than $1 million annually.

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The Tea Party is alive and well in spite of repeated assaults from the Progressives, the media, and this president and his wife.

GO TEA PARTY!!!

1 posted on 12/30/2012 1:13:24 PM PST by yoe
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To: yoe

Just pass a Bill making the current tax rates permanent and adjourn the House. Tell Obama and Reid that negotiations over the debt ceiling will not start until that Bill is passed by the Senate and signed into law by the President.


2 posted on 12/30/2012 1:17:30 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: yoe
It's a set of American Ideas - not a "party".
 
Evidently still alive, well, and written in stone...
 
 
 
 
 

3 posted on 12/30/2012 1:19:39 PM PST by TArcher
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To: TArcher

Outstanding post.


4 posted on 12/30/2012 1:21:20 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Ban liberalism, not liberty.)
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To: yoe

Oh how they wish the tea party was dead


5 posted on 12/30/2012 1:22:43 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Being Breitbart)
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To: yoe

Well, we aren’t dead by any means but the GOP is sure trying to kill us.


6 posted on 12/30/2012 1:26:04 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: yoe
"It's the same 40 to 50 chuckleheads that have screwed this place up all year," complained retiring Rep. Steven LaTourette, R-Ohio. Boehner has “done everything to make nice to them. Bring them along. It hasn't mattered. I don't fault him. He's done his best."

Wah!

7 posted on 12/30/2012 1:27:59 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: yoe

Boehner and the rest of the RINO’s better WTFU. The Tea Party is just getting ready to fight.


8 posted on 12/30/2012 1:37:23 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Lurker

Republicans should have been saying this for months.


9 posted on 12/30/2012 1:53:50 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You can't bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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To: RIghtwardHo

I believe the GOP is trying to kill itself, and I don’t know whether to be worried or giddy. The TEA Party is alive and well despite the wishes and efforts of Obama, the Democrat Party, the OFM (Obama-fellating media), and the GOP-e.


10 posted on 12/30/2012 2:05:28 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile has killed more people than my guns.)
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To: TArcher

So far...but without political power, for how long?


11 posted on 12/30/2012 2:06:16 PM PST by bigbob
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To: yoe

Reports of the death of the TEA party have been greatly
overstated as they are going to find out.


12 posted on 12/30/2012 2:07:23 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: yoe
The Tea Party is alive and well in spite of repeated assaults from the Progressives, the media, and this president and his wife. and the GOPe!
13 posted on 12/30/2012 2:10:38 PM PST by j_tull
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To: yoe

Last week, didn’t BamBam say the Tea Party amused him? I wonder how amused he is today.


14 posted on 12/30/2012 2:32:02 PM PST by Veggie Todd (Eat Mor Chikin)
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To: Timber Rattler
"It's the same 40 to 50 chuckleheads that have screwed this place up all year," complained retiring Rep. Steven LaTourette, R-Ohio.

These chuckleheads are heroes. They are trying to pull us out of the financial death spiral the rest of the politicians are studiously ignoring.

The mess we have should be faced by the politicians who created it. No more "creative legislation".

15 posted on 12/30/2012 2:37:02 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: bigbob

>>how long?

Got Eternal Vigilance?

“It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gettysburg_Address

Same Ol’.

But, history repeatedly demonstrates it takes a few frogs in the air before the We The People feel enough pain to return to the Creator’s path of self-evident Truth.

“Because of this, God gave them over...” —Romans 1++

So our “servants” might wanna pack a raincoat, and a toadbrella, before leaving The House.   Looks like the Weathermen might be bringing rain. 

"It" happens.


16 posted on 12/30/2012 2:49:58 PM PST by TArcher
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To: EternalVigilance

;-}

Charlie Mike.


17 posted on 12/30/2012 2:57:54 PM PST by TArcher
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To: yoe

NUTS !!!

1. No one has taxed themselves into prosperity
2. No one has spent themselves into prosperity

The DemocRAT party is RICO entity. Amateur incompetent thugs, crooks, thieves, and liars.


18 posted on 12/30/2012 3:04:33 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: yoe

Stand tall guys!!

It may give me hope all is not lost. Even if this battle is lost...the war may not be.


19 posted on 12/30/2012 3:12:28 PM PST by berdie
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To: Lurker

What you said ..... it’s called playing hardball instead of what’s been going on: hacky sack.


20 posted on 12/30/2012 3:17:59 PM PST by MissMagnolia (.)
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To: yoe

Promising. Now they need to replace Boehner when Congress is back in session.


21 posted on 12/30/2012 7:09:50 PM PST by tbw2
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The supposed “death” of the Tea Party is a figment of imagination in the medias brain. The Tea Party DOES exist and soon will become even more powerful as the Republicans destroy what is left of their once powerful party. I am a believer that the Tea Party (We, the people) will take this country back.


22 posted on 12/31/2012 5:59:56 AM PST by Progov
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To: Lurker
Just pass a Bill making the current tax rates permanent and adjourn the House. Tell Obama and Reid that negotiations over the debt ceiling will not start until that Bill is passed by the Senate and signed into law by the President.

Love it.

And props to the Tea Party Representatives. They deserve our thanks for having SOME backbone and putting the welfare of the country first.

23 posted on 12/31/2012 6:02:22 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Veggie Todd
Last week, didn’t BamBam say the Tea Party amused him? I wonder how amused he is today.

The thought amuses me.

Man, it's amazing how much damage a determined Marxist president can do.

24 posted on 12/31/2012 6:05:03 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: yoe

Bonehead took away their committee assignments and other elements of power. Now he needs their votes. They don’t owe him a thing..................................


25 posted on 12/31/2012 11:04:23 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

Funny how things can come back to bite you.


26 posted on 12/31/2012 7:02:09 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile has killed more people than my guns.)
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