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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Untill we oust the people from the movement that continually push us in a RINO direction and excuse failure, we are going nowhere.
Eventually people will realize this. The enemy within is always the biggest problem.
I have screamed it on thread after thread.
BHONER HOLDS THE POWER OF THE PURSE.
All the billions to terrorist countries, all the BS spending in Washington DC is all on him and the House GOP.
If they do not auth the money, or the borrowing, where does Obama get it to do his whatever?
But no one wants to admit this has ALWAYS been the GOP’s problem. Obama can’t do poop without them giving him money to wipe with.
The shills have told me both in the same post, right here on FR.
I smell fear.
You do realize, I hope, that broader tax-hikes just happened as a result of previous Congressional actions, and will stay in effect unless Congress passes something.
Quite frankly, I think the House should pass a bill embodying exactly the tax provisions of the McConnell deal, and just for kicks adding the abolition of the AMT and a Romney-style cap on deductions at some fairly high amount, say $100K (let the Senate try stripping it out and forcing a conference committee), and refuse to pass anything else, letting the sequestration cuts take place and the debt ceiling remain exactly where it is.
As long as the GOP exists, people have an excuse. “We can’t NOT vote for them cuz the dems will have all the power!!!”
Newsflash: They do now.
This was the fear that drove so many to back/vote Romney. They all admitted it openly.
Look at this thread. Fear. We can’t. We have to. Not ‘we have to save ourselves. Nope. We ‘have’ to keep voting for failure so we have an excuse.
Gutless. Pure gutless. It’s the same crap I read about the border fence by ‘conservatives’. Oh we can’t. My business will be hurt!’ To HELL with your business. Your freaking family and everyone elses is about to become communist you damn fools!
But no. As long as they can blame someone else for their OWN failure, they will grab a hammer in one hand, a sickle in the other and march off to do the work of ‘the people’.
Makes me sick. But it is what it is. People’s actions show them for who and what they are.
The spending will be addressed with the debt limit, coming soon, and in which we have more bargaining power. If they're bold this could be a nice win
Pretty good actually ;)
Then again I have been branded a traitor to my country for not supporting Romney with feverant zeal so I can deal with it I guess.
Mitch and JonJon couldn’t find a set in a San Fran Gay Pride March!
LOL! Bold. GOP. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL! What exactly did you have to smoke last night?
But it wouldn’t be for lack of trying!
The real negotiations will (hopefully) begin when raising the debt ceiling gets debated.
I don’t think last night is quite over for some people. The effects are showing.
This is old ground. One can blame the GOP, karl rove or whoever you wish. There is some merit to that. But conservatives themselves were to blame by splitting the vote between newt and santorum. Rallying and uniting conservatives is like trying to herd cats.
“Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective.”
Who is this guy, below?
He held himself out as the “conservative voice of MSNBC.”
He substituted for Rush Limbaugh in the late `90s (once).
He sailed a National Review cruise ship as a member of their panel of conservative luminaries (just before I cancelled my subscription).
The MSM can call a jacka** a horse if they want, but that doesn’t make them horses.
U.S. Constitution.... Section 7..... All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives, But the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other bills.
I can live with McConnel's tax breaks, estate tax improvements, ATM adjustments, a holding pattern on the sequestered cuts. Pubbies should smell victory if they win serious spending cuts, while giving little on debt limits, ... far better than I would have ever imagined given the circumstances.
Lots to shake out in upcoming months. I'm looking for someway to get to Nov '14, when TP2 shows up.
Really? Who won Ohio?
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