Skip to comments.McConnell and Biden to the rescue; the grandstanders holler (RINO celebrates McConnell's tax hikes)
Posted on 01/01/2013 8:53:33 AM PST by jimbo123
By a vote of 89 to 8 to approve a fiscal deal, the Senate demonstrated that President Obama surely is the most incompetent if not counterproductive deal-maker in an era that requires a good one. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Vice President Biden found the middle ground, with McConnell sneaking in a few gems.
This is what compromise looks like.
The vote once again shows that right-wing bullies like the Heritage Action Fund that threatened to score the vote (i.e., give lawmakers a demerit and set them up for primary challenges) are powerless in the face of real-world choices.
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Failure is going against your voter base, voting for liberalism and making unsupportable excuses for why it was ‘the best’ one can hope for.
Leaders DO, not ‘HOPE. One would think people figured out that HOPE is only a winning strategy if you vote lib. But I guess not.
So please, keep on HOPEing that one day, probably REAL SOON NOW, a Republican will suddenly find his balls and do the right thing for his country and the people.
No one ever promised the right thing would be easy, pain free or even in anyone’s short term interest.
Funny how you resort to calling names, but don’t explain how the GOP could have done better (legislatively speaking).
Absolutely the fault of the GOP-E. The GOP needs to cease to exist.
Go away RINO gnat.
And a big part of the GOPE is the shills that keep supporting them end empowering them to sodomize us at every opportunity.
Take away their support and you take away their power.
As in sitting on their hands.
I don’t know if this is the best deal we could have reached, but Democrats and RINOs thoroughly control both the senate and the presidency. I don’t know what some conservatives expect. Does anyone seriously believe President Obama is going to (ever) cut entitlements???
Tell me what constitutional anything stops Boehner from not funding Obama’s marxism.
Is he the head of the house? Are Repubs the majority? Do they create all bills that FUND Obama?
When you can tell me that Bohner and the house have to fund Obama, and prove it, you have an argument.
Conservatives expect conservative outcomes without “power” in the Senate and the Presidency. Ain’t going to happen. Win elections first! I am going to wait for 2014.
Mitch and JonJon couldn’t find a set at a Rocky Mountain Oyster festival.
Could you wait somewhere else? This is a conservative site.
Very right. The cure for this problem is to turn public opinion into our policy direction. That can’t happen in the lame duck session with tax hikes looming on everyone. Look at it another way. All Bush tax cuts were always at risk. Now, they have been made permanent for 99.4% of tax payers. Well, that is a step in our direction.
My children will both be adults and own their own (I hope) in eight years. They face being the generation that pays off $25 Trillion in debt as they being their lives. The economic realities that they face is not nearly as bad as the freedoms and liberties that they will never know.
We need to oust all RINOs either through primaries or through a third party. We need to start now.
If 99.4% is better for you than 100%... I don't want to go in the direction you are headed.
Congress controls purse strings. They should use that power during Debt ceiling and 2013 budget legislation. I won’t mind a government shutdown. Before then, the House should pass what Steve Forbes suggested (de-couple debt servicing, Medicare/SS, payments to current recipients).
The GOP controls the House of Representatives. They own this.
You know that it’s really bad when Mitch and Rimshot Joe have to ride to the rescue.