Skip to comments.Tea Party steps up war of words against Boehner over budget vote
Posted on 12/15/2013 4:19:39 AM PST by Olog-hai
Tea party activists are pushing back hard against Speaker John Boehner for attacking conservative groups that are opposed to bipartisan budget legislation approved this week by the House, claiming he has declared war on the Tea Party with his blunt criticism.
In a fundraising email to supporters, Tea Party Patriots referred to the Ohio Republican as a ruling class politician who only pretends to be a conservative while remaining a tax-and-spend liberal, The Hill reported Friday.
The group, which supported efforts to defund the Affordable Care Act, accused Boehner of passing a back-room budget deal which increases discretionary spending, does nothing to reform entitlements, and fully funds ObamaCare.
The organization called the deal an out and out betrayal of the American people.
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I’m trying to remember... were the occupy idiots referred to as ‘activists’?
good to know you have to be an ‘activist’ to want smaller govt, lower taxes, restrained spending, and fiscal responsibility in govt
yea... those TEA party guys are real loony toons
So the one time this weeny fights for something it’s against us.
The speaker is as useless as tits on a wild boar. . .
They attack the Tea Party at their own peril.
They must want to lose.
Successful candidates for the Senate have spent upwards of ten million dollars. I don’t know what a primary costs but I’d guess another ten million. I’d say primary any RINOs but that would mean spending twenty million dollars. There can’t be a lot of Tea Partiers with that kind of money.
Too bad we don’t seem to have a well-connected strategist to help out. Years ago I’d have said it was Karl Rove, but he has proved more RINO than Tea Party.
Well, the people of Ohio have some serious thinkun’ ta do...
But if you ask me, I don’t think they have the guts to dump this guy...
I would love to be proven wrong, but I am just not going to lay down any bets, or hold my breath...
Boehner needs to be primaried and beaten to a political pulp. Damn coward
Yes, Rove has done a lot for the Democratic Party. Hope he can find somewhere to spend his thirty pieces of silver when the Dems and RINOs finally deal a death blow to the economy.
Actually, I’d have said years ago that money would have bought most any election. Here in Georgia, Republicans and conservatives were mostly content to try in increase the lead of ‘Republicans’ over Democrats in the state house and senate and governorship, and they were content to accept the then perceived ‘foibles’ of a representative that was ‘not quite up to snuff.’
However, given the last five years and the absolute betrayal of a Senate and House that have given into the self-survival instinct (i.e., appease, trick and lie to your constituents at home, etc.), I’d say that money is second to dissatisfaction at home, one that I can say is vehement satisfaction and need for retribution against a traitorous GOP.
I am going to do everything I can to unseat my Senators (Chambliss is leaving but I’ll fight against his GOP chosen successor). And, as a result of his recent traitorous vote on the budget, my Congressman, Doug Collins.
I don’t care about keeping the majority in the House, or winning the Senate if it means we keep dishonorable people like this up there. Never again.
"...bill is also designed to eliminate the threat of another budget shutdown like the one this fall."... and avoid letting the press distract people with "stories" about "republican shut downs" and "party of no."
Quite accidentally, while offending his base and not moving towards fiscal stability - indeed moving away from it - Boehner got lucky and achieved a likely path to making the House majority larger and gaining a Senate majority.
It will be up to us to make sure that we get tea party people elected to enact appropriate reforms. If we don't achieve getting tea party people elected, then we only have ourselves to blame. Let's avoid that and just frickin' work like hell to get tea party people elected.
I'd really like to NOT get on here after midterms having to bitch about GOPe vs tea party. I want enough tea in the House and Senate to not have to fight - peace thru strength ya know. This bone-headed deal will help us do that - AS WILL the country's focus on 0bamacare and the economy.
He could stay in congress if the folks in Ohio want to keep the creep but he has to go as speaker. Problem is who do we get to replace him, Ryan? We need some one that uses a wheel barrow.
I’m hoping the tea party candidate’s appeal to most will allow him or her to use the internet to get enough cash.
Who knows stats on recent tea wins? Did they have to have big donors?
I’m sure the rats wouldn’t hang out their ‘dirty laundry’ like the pubbies do. Keep in in-house guys.
...this is the guy who CAN investigate and subpoena through the House Oversight Committee and all we hear are empty threats......he spends way too much time under a sun lamp.
Meanwhile, billions are being stolen while HE sobs through his tenure...totally useless!
I agree he won’t be dumped by Ohio but the Speakership is another story. The more tea folks elected, the less likely is a continued Boehner speakership IMO
What do you say about Dr. Paul Broun to replace the horrible Chambliss?
As for Collins - I like him in spite of his recent vote. In fact I think the result of that vote will be a major component in taking the Senate.
We have to make sure the right people are elected to take over such new majority as you say.
Dick Morris, of all people, came out and said it. Boehmer would not be Speaker except for the Tea Party. What happened, of course, is that the Leadership expected to co-opt the newcomers and teacher them how to get-along in this town. That happened in a few cases but they were unable to tame the caucus, and this has outraged those Lobbyist who expect to bribe enough politicians in both parties to get their wishes.
My dad used to tell me there was nothing worse than a reformed drunk.
re-election rates for incumbents over the past 50 years:
House - over 80%
Senate - over 75% (except for 1976, 1978, 1980)
The Democrat/Media machine never sleeps. They are always distorting, lying, spinning and shaping the next news cycle.
Our real enemy is the media.
He golfs with the enemy nuff sed!
The guy is older than I am! I’ve said on the Georgia Forum that I am through with good ole boys, myself.
He grew up as a Democrat and became a Republican in the 80s, and frankly that isn’t a pedigree for what I think we need. I want a younger, leaner family man with children that are still exposed to the ills of our education system, the future heavy debt these lawmakers put on them, and the constant demoralization of our country. I want them to have a dire, vested interest in correcting this. As far as I’m concerned, these good ole boys are just in it for themselves (ala Chambliss and Isakson).
Collins? He was my one term Congressman due to redistricting. My other reps were Tom Graves and Nathan Deal before him. I’ve written to Collins several times. I told him there are two things he needs to do to keep my vote: 1) NO AMNESTY for illegal aliens, and 2) NO deficit spending. He violated the second one with his recent vote. As I recently told him, I’ll not be voting for him again.
The TEA Party was defeated politically, but the Fiscal Math lives on. This fact will never be defeated until entitlement spending is reformed. Our day of reckoning with our irresponsible spending is coming. This is simply reality...regardless of what the Dems, Obama, Reid, or Boehner say.
Exactly. Wait . . . what?
Boehnor is no different now than in the last election. Almost all of the GOP House members ended up voting him. The few that didn’t were spanked and sent on their way.
It is naive at best to expect the vote will be significantly different. All these guys are blowhards. They say what you want to hear, then slink off and do what they want to do.
Save this post....Boehnor will be re-elected as Speaker if he wants the job.
Life is full of choices indeed.
I am in the same boat in re deal/graves.
FWIW Collins is just the person you describe ...younger family man w/ children. I wonder how that squares with vested interest? Not questioning you I’m just wondering what he saw in the budget that made him vote for it. Too bad we can’t just ask him. Letters are lame. I prefer face to face conversations with those who expect to earn my vote.
“I dont care about keeping the majority in the House, or winning the Senate if it means we keep dishonorable people like this up there. Never again.”
The trouble is our view of what’s going on is clouded by being on the outside of a complicated game. Politicians trade their votes like gamblers. They try to amass votes for issues they want to pass while exchanging heir yes vote to issues they’d like to fail in exchange. That’s how the game is played. So, from the outside we don’t know what they really want. (If they have any guiding philosophy other than staying in office, that is.)
Only over time and many issues does a pattern that we can read emerge. How many times did he vote for something we don’t like that failed versus how many times he voted for something we’d like that passed?
Of course he may be speaker again. I don’t think I said otherwise - if I did it was an error.
I’ll say this - the more tea that is elected in the house, the less likely another Boehner speakership.
“......you have to be an activist to want smaller govt, lower taxes, restrained spending, and fiscal responsibility in govt.”....
Guess then I’m an “activist” even though my screen name is “Progov” (how I got that name I’ll never know). I have no problem with a SMALL and HONEST gubmint as we do need some degree of “organization” but what we have today is outragous to say the least. Slim it down and clean it up!!!
I just cannot understand a man that goes against his constituents who would support him to the hilt for following through on his promises and opts to align himself with the likes of Boehner, John Lewis, and Hank Johnson
The Democrats and their mainstream media focus on "perspective" and what they call the "narrative". They blow by the facts and truth and work to create a story favorable to their side. They focus on the big picture while we get caught up in the details.
Sadly, most people vote based on the general perspective the Democrat/Media presents. They don't and won't take the time to understand the issues and the details. The average voter is too lazy to dig through the details to understand what is at stake. They vote based on the "narrative" and we lose.
By the way, this is why Democrats hate Limbaugh and Drudge (among others). Limbaugh presents a "narrative" from the conservative side. Drudge provides perspective by the way he aggregates news articles on his website. Drudge's "flashbacks" are very effective in showing the hypocrisy of the leftist media.
A false “big picture” always crumbles.
A complicated game. Yes, a game of lies, deceit and maneuvering coupled with predetermined “Show Votes” for the idiots back home who are easy to fool. Isakson and Chambliss have played this game for years.
I’m done with it. I won’t vote for Isakson, nor will I vote for the Chambliss/GOP selected candidate to replace Chambliss.
The so true saying about power corrupts is so true. We are too far down the road, but we need term limits. It seems that very few people we send to D.C. are able to withstand the lure and stay true to why they went and to who they represent.
I think our forefathers never intended for us to be represented by people who made a living at politics, who spent their whole lives there. A political ruling class.
Karl Rove is a ruthless mercenary. If your checks clear, he’s for you.
I’d like to be a fly on the wall in the Senate Cloakroom, or the House Gym or any of the back rooms where these traitors have their off-the-record conversations.
My guess is the word “fools,” “cattle,” and “mindless sheep” are said often.
I agree. But I also feel that the person uttering those words wasn’t always that way. They were probably starry eyed at some point in their life. D.C. is a spiritually corrupt region.
Understood. However, it just goes to show you how shallow some people’s resolve is.
To me, there is nothing more important than doing what you said you’d do to get in that office, and to succumb to the trappings of power and importance over constituents wishes is unpardonable.
? too many pronouns? Or maybe I need more coffee?
What’s wrong with it?
Interesting take - thanks. Interesting to me b/c it does help explain/clarify how the issue of choice [one of my foci] affects politics. Libs do not include the choices that individuals make in their policy but conservs do.
Indeed i assert that some people do not even want choices - just be told. The world is full of people less capable than us. Don’t elect them lol
Resolve may be shallow, but the pressure on the soul of the person must be crushing there. How many can go into the depths of hell and emerge unscathed, you know?
I am not trying to justify people who do this, sorry if it comes off that way. Just saying I can see why it happens. And that is why I think we should limit the amount of time that people get to spend there. Dilute the darkness that region holds of the US and the rest of the world.
I am not sure if their incompetence is more frustrating, or the fact they lie to us, and use semantics like Clinton did to try to make us believe they are actually doing something. I still can’t figure out how Ryan’s lie about keeping the sequester cuts is actually supposed to be understood.
I just cannot understand a man [Collins?]...
that goes against his constituents [Collins goes against his constituents - I get that one I think]
... who [Collins?]
would support him [Collins?]
to the hilt for following through on his[whose?]
promises and opts to align himself... [whose self?]
Me either. Are the costs that are breaking the sequester [63 billion?] temporary? Will this budget, when expired, revert/return spending to the sequester level that was there prior to this "deal"? That's the only way I can come close to reconciling it....
My prior post was about Collins so I was talking about him, specifically. Yet, even it wasn’t about Collins, the word “man” then drives the meaning of the rest of the citations.
All the pronouns starting with “h”, refer to Collins (or ‘a man’).
‘who’ refers to ‘constituents’ (’who’ immediately following ‘constituents’).
I just didn’t feel the need to make a separate sentence for each of the referrals.