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House GOP plans anti-Washington push in August
Associated Press ^ | Aug 5, 2013 3:48 AM EDT | Charles Babington

Posted on 08/05/2013 6:09:34 AM PDT by Olog-hai

House Republicans will take a carefully orchestrated, staunchly anti-Washington campaign to voters this month, blaming President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats for Americans’ unhappiness with government.

“Every day I serve in Congress, I work to fight Washington,” says a suggested op-ed in a richly detailed “planning kit” distributed to all 234 House Republicans ahead of the August recess.

Running against Washington is an old strategy. Ronald Reagan summarized it only minutes after being sworn in as president in January 1981. “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem,” he told the country. “Government is the problem.” …

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 113th; againstdc; gopestablishment; housegop; liberalagenda

1 posted on 08/05/2013 6:09:35 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

With everything the GOP has done over the past year on pushing amnesty and gun control and not fighting Obamacare and not cutting spending, stunts like this are just empty PR. And the party thinks its “base” is stupid enough to believe that they really do want to cut government and defend the borders and protect constitutional 2nd Amendment rights.


2 posted on 08/05/2013 6:13:38 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Olog-hai

About time they do something!


3 posted on 08/05/2013 6:20:44 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Olog-hai

This is how these “REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT” treats the voters. In the front room, they are telling us how “HARD” they are fighting for us;IE OBAMACARE, IMMIGRATION, MORE TAXES, etc,etc, etc. While in the backroom they are making deals so as not to do anything about these “LAWS”, because it may “UPSET” everything they have been trying to do. Ask these “REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT” who their biggest enemies are in Washington? It sure as hell isn’t the liberals, socialists and communists that call themselves “DEMOCRATS”. Their biggest enemies are the LIBERTARIANS, TEA PARTY, and all the other CONSERVATIVES that are making their lives very difficult. Wake up AMERICANS, it’s your own politicians that you elected that are screwing you every day of the week that they are in Washington.


4 posted on 08/05/2013 6:26:43 AM PDT by gingerbread
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To: sickoflibs

About time they do something!


No, you “do something” at the office. For the elected GOP that would be engaging the rampaging Dems every week inside the beltway. What we have here is kenyan style do-nothing campaigning. Not impressed.


5 posted on 08/05/2013 6:43:41 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Olog-hai

Suspicious timing to suddenly become conservative. Isn’t there something happening in August? Oh right, a recess where they are worried about facing their constituents over their amnesty...er, comprehensive immigration efforts. These guys are like welfare hustlers, if they actually spent half as much time fighting the Democrats as they spend fighting their base they would probably be very successful.


6 posted on 08/05/2013 6:53:21 AM PDT by Yogafist
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To: lodi90
RE :”What we have here is kenyan style do-nothing campaigning. Not impressed.”

Beats them agreeing with Obama.

Plus when Obama does it it sends many here into a tizzy, so maybe it can work the other way.

Pelosi got the House in January 2007 but she played it very carefully, no blowing things up, and she got the big payoff January 2009 and passed Obama-care the next year.

7 posted on 08/05/2013 6:54:03 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Olog-hai

I would feel better if they would talk less about it and do more. Seeing them trying to pass amanesty just because some rich contribiuutors are promising them $ if they agree to jump off a cliff is sickening.


8 posted on 08/05/2013 7:02:30 AM PDT by amnestynone
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To: Olog-hai
“Every day I serve in Congress, I work to fight Washington,”

Watching John Boehner or Eric Cantor or Mitch McConnell or just about any other Republican going before their electorate and saying "“Every day I serve in Congress, I work to fight Washington” with a straight face is about the funniest thing I can imagine.

9 posted on 08/05/2013 7:03:44 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Olog-hai

Where is the push back on the Congressional employees getting 75% Obamacare subsidies. Where is the Republican outrage on this? Where is Boehner?


10 posted on 08/05/2013 7:09:44 AM PDT by AdaGray (Primary Them All)
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To: Olog-hai

Except...they ARE Washington...

The GOP has squandered every opportunity it has had to “do something”.


11 posted on 08/05/2013 7:12:47 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Olog-hai

Yeah, I don’t buy this for the simple reason that they haven’t said *what* they are going to change.

This comes across almost like Muslim apologetic, which when somebody demands they condemn a specific act of clearly Muslim terror, they won’t, instead “condemning all terrorism”. And then, when pressed, insisting that non-terrorism acts that Muslims don’t like are terrorism, and that terrorist acts that Muslims perpetrate on others are not terrorism.

In other words, it is why their eyes are brown.

So, Republican leadership, give us a list of what you are going to cut when you get power. Be specific, and definitely use as many pages as you need.

Here are some suggestions:

1) Purge all government agencies of bureaucrats who have violated the law, misused their office, abused members of the public with oppressive regulations, etc., while reversing every decision they made.

2) Slash the entire budget of several unconstitutional agencies, reducing them entirely. Don’t make a big issue of preparing to do it, so they can establish defenses and hire lobbyists. Just do it.

3) The best way to do this is to subdivide or rearrange appropriations bills so that the constitutional agencies are in some, and the metastatic cancer agencies are in others.


12 posted on 08/05/2013 9:27:00 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

4) Purge all government agencies of bureaucrats who owe federal income taxes.


13 posted on 08/05/2013 12:42:01 PM PDT by matchgirl (An Ambassador is dead and Al Qaeda is alive.)
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To: sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; Perdogg; NFHale
They need to remember to put on their "Anti-Washington" costumes.


14 posted on 08/06/2013 12:43:29 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; Perdogg

WTF?!?!

They ARE “Washington”.

That’s what kills me about these critters, both sides. They talk about “Washington” like it’s some nebulous life of it’s own.

They’re the reason “Washington” is what it is.

And as far as beating someone with a chair WWF style, yeah, I’m all for watching them pummel the sh*t out of either.


15 posted on 08/06/2013 12:48:43 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; Perdogg; NFHale

LOL!

All these whores are doing is try to score some 2014 points. It is all about THEM.


16 posted on 08/06/2013 12:49:43 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: gingerbread; All

I agree!

There is a sinister nature to the Benghazi Massacre and the on-going Coverup.

For example, why has Speaker John “Cave In” Boehner opposed forming a Benghazi House Special Committee or appointing a Special Prosecutor, both with subpoena powers?

John “Cave-In” Boehner has proven for 4 + YEARS to be a failure as a REPUBLICAN Speaker of The House.

B. Hussein Obama has used Boehner as a “discussion” doormat, EVERY time!

This also calls into question why the Republican Members of The House have chosen to face the upcoming 3 week “Budget” Battle with a proven loser as their Speaker.

Has the desire by House Republicans to always lose become insatiable?

Why should ANY voter ever again vote for a Bi-Partisan, Cave-In, Welfare Republican, commonly called by the disgusting name of RINO?


17 posted on 08/06/2013 12:54:21 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: NFHale; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; Perdogg

Yes, it’s show business. They might look like they are angry at “Washington” but - shhhhhh - they really are “Washington.” Off camera, the guy who got hit by the chair and toted away on a stretcher miraculously gets up unharmed and kisses the other guy who “pummeled” him.


18 posted on 08/06/2013 12:58:46 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: Graewoulf

” For example, why has Speaker John “Cave In” Boehner opposed forming a Benghazi House Special Committee or appointing a Special Prosecutor, both with subpoena powers?

John “Cave-In” Boehner has proven for 4 + YEARS to be a failure as a REPUBLICAN Speaker of The House.”

Boehner likes Obama, and has said so several times. He is killing any investigations that are currently being done.


19 posted on 08/06/2013 1:19:44 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Well said.


20 posted on 08/06/2013 6:42:47 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; NFHale; stephenjohnbanker; Perdogg
RE:”Yes, it’s show business. They might look like they are angry at “Washington” but - shhhhhh - they really are “Washington.” Off camera, the guy who got hit by the chair and toted away on a stretcher miraculously gets up unharmed and kisses the other guy who “pummeled” hi”

World Wide Federation Wrestling. Vice McMann.
Don't try to tell me that WWF is fake too. I couldn't take that,

21 posted on 08/06/2013 8:12:32 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs; NFHale; stephenjohnbanker; Perdogg
Don't try to tell me that WWF is fake too. I couldn't take that

Both WWF and DC politics can be crudely entertaining, but there is a difference. It's unlikely that WWF will destroy the nation.

22 posted on 08/06/2013 10:06:40 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: Olog-hai

These crooks want to fight Washington, they ought to defund most everything including their pensions and then leave after 2 terms Max.
DC will never reform itself, too busy extorting cash from the working class and living high on the hog


23 posted on 08/06/2013 10:32:12 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; NFHale; stephenjohnbanker; Perdogg
RE :”Both WWF and DC politics can be crudely entertaining, but there is a difference. It's unlikely that WWF will destroy the nation”

Someone posted an editorial by David Limbaugh recently that had some stuff in it I disgreed with so I did a google of david limbaugh 2012 to see what he was saying last year:

David Limbaugh: If Obama re-elected ‘we don’t deserve to keep our country’ (06/06/2012)

10 Reasons Mitt Will Win (David Limbaugh | Sep 25, 2012)

Here he says we only have 2 to 3 years left to live if Obama is re-elected:
David Limbaugh: “The Future Of The Country Turns On This Election”( June 4, 2012 )

24 posted on 08/07/2013 4:46:13 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; Perdogg

“..Don’t try to tell me that WWF is fake too. I couldn’t take that,...”

Oh, no...it’s TOTALLY real, brother... Hahah!

Well, at least it was when George “The Animal” Steel was eating the turnbuckles and spitting out the sawdust....


25 posted on 08/07/2013 5:15:13 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; Perdogg
After world war 2 we had professional bad guy Duke Keomuka with his evil "sleeper hold."

After 9/11:


26 posted on 08/07/2013 6:15:49 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: sickoflibs

David might be right on the last one : )


27 posted on 08/07/2013 9:40:55 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; sickoflibs
David might be right on the last one : )

O has done his damnedest to put things in place to make sure that happens. But I can't say that Romney-Ryan would have been better, especially after what the latter has been doing lately.

28 posted on 08/07/2013 1:46:14 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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” O has done his damnedest to put things in place to make sure that happens. But I can’t say that Romney-Ryan would have been better,”

All whores, bought by the bankers.


29 posted on 08/07/2013 2:40:57 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
RE ” O has done his damnedest to put things in place to make sure that happens. But I can’t say that Romney-Ryan would have been better,”
,,,,
All whores, bought by the bankers.”

Err, those are job creators you are talking about Sir,....
What ?? The 2012 election is over and so we can drop that BS????
no-one tells me anything around here :)

A SOL theorem says R+R wouldn't have been that much better than Obama but their actions and positions would be forever cited as ‘Republicans ideas’ just as we are endlessly lectured by Obama that lots of his initiatives ‘were original Republican ideas’ and how open minded Bush and Mccain are,

30 posted on 08/07/2013 8:22:59 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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What ?? The 2012 election is over and so we can drop that BS???? no-one tells me anything around here :)

It's not exactly that the election is over, but that Ryan has been revealing his hideous true self.

A SOL theorem says R+R wouldn't have been that much better than Obama but their actions and positions would be forever cited as ‘Republicans ideas’ just as we are endlessly lectured by Obama that lots of his initiatives ‘were original Republican ideas’ and how open minded Bush and Mccain are,

Exactly. I posted my conversation with a leftist blaming Solyndra on GWB.

31 posted on 08/07/2013 9:13:51 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; Perdogg; BillyBoy; ...
RE :”It's not exactly that the election is over, but that Ryan has been revealing his hideous true self. “

You might recall that all through last year I kept calling out Ryan for claiming he was against the military sequester when it is clearly on video of Ryan praising the Sequester budget control act as a great historical victory here,
I kept posting the youtube link here, and as always got grief here for dissing the budget wizard wonder boy. .

Here ya go, another SOL classic
SOL classic, posting clear example showing how Ryan is lying about his role in sequester, see #28 09/18/2012 4:53:22 AM PDT by sickoflibs

That is what teamed up with Romney to beat Obama last year.
Two obvious phonies very few actually believed,

I nailed him first.

32 posted on 08/07/2013 9:33:21 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker
BTW :Ryan’s reason for voting for that bill may have been valid, in spite of it being a total piece of dishonest crap that was written in secret and voted on without reading it.

His reason would be to protect his party from being blamed for destroying the economy, purely political. That is his #1 goal to protect the GOP.

But he was scared to admit that so instead chose to lie over and over claiming he was against it all along,
looking like a dishonest phony, which he obviously is.

He had to play conservative hero fighter while joining Romney as two moderates when he agreed to run with Mitt. His job was like Palin's in 2008, shore up the base.

33 posted on 08/07/2013 9:48:43 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Stalin’s first 5 Year Plan = Bad!

Ryan’s 10 Year Plan = Good!

LOL....


34 posted on 08/08/2013 10:01:10 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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