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Kathleen Parker: House Republicans rise up against the right wing (gag!)
The Washington Post ^ | December 15, 2013 | Kathleen Parker

Posted on 12/15/2013 7:41:41 AM PST by Timber Rattler

’Tis the season, and Nancy Pelosi has given the hands-down best gift to the American people — her phrase “Embrace the suck.”

Miraculous.

Offered to fellow Democrats as a push to pass the bipartisan budget bill, the phrase has all the characteristics necessary to ensure a permanent place in the popular lexicon. It’s succinct, raunchy-esque and, most important, you know exactly what it means. “It sucks, but it’s the best we’ll get.”

(snip)

And Republicans are on fire. The real story isn’t that a bipartisan budget bill has been hammered out but that House Speaker John Boehner has ignited.

He and others of like mind obviously have decided to sacrifice party unity in the interest of national well-being. What a concept. Over a couple of days during the budget negotiations, Boehner turned both barrels on insurrectionists — both inside and outside Congress — especially the big conservative action groups that have undermined any efforts at compromise and bipartisanship.

Depending on how things shake out in the remaining days of the jolly season, we could be witnessing the first shots of an old-guard revolution from which emerges the leader Republicans have been waiting for.

Center stage: Paul Ryan.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: 113th; boehner; budget; conservatives; gop; gope; losers; ryan; teaparty
Mark Levin posted this comment on his Facebook page:

Try not to gag, but the Beltway media are circling the wagons around their favorite big government Republicans; and notice how they position them as courageously standing up to conservatives.

To add my two cents worth, these GOP hacks and Rat apologists are all whistling past the grave yard as they chortle about their supposed "victory" over Conservatives. They've clearly forgotten that these GOP-E "leaders," who so "courageously" stood up to their constituents, will be needing those very same constituent votes come next November.

1 posted on 12/15/2013 7:41:41 AM PST by Timber Rattler
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To: holdonnow

Courtesy ping!


2 posted on 12/15/2013 7:42:11 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

I’ve never seen an article about the House DemocRATS rising up against their extreme left wing. This is why the GOP is a bunch of losers.


3 posted on 12/15/2013 7:44:16 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Trust No One.)
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To: Timber Rattler

No, conservatives have risen up against the establishment left wing.


4 posted on 12/15/2013 7:45:09 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Timber Rattler
They've clearly forgotten that these GOP-E "leaders," who so "courageously" stood up to their constituents, will be needing those very same constituent votes come next November.

Hard to believe that people who were able to figure out how to get elected to office are too stupid to realize what you're saying above.

5 posted on 12/15/2013 7:45:31 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: Timber Rattler
"these GOP-E "leaders," who so "courageously" stood up to their constituents, will be needing those very same constituent votes come next November. "

Good luck with that.

6 posted on 12/15/2013 7:45:32 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: FlingWingFlyer

So much for the GOP’s new “big tent”. No admittance for onservatives and TEA Party types.


7 posted on 12/15/2013 7:46:13 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Trust No One.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Repubs had better watch it.

Following Revolution II, the guillotine will be an equal opportunity liberal and RINO culling device.


8 posted on 12/15/2013 7:46:37 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Dems can rally around 70% agreement.
Reps will shred each other over the last 10%.
FR is a perfect example.


9 posted on 12/15/2013 7:48:02 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Timber Rattler

As Barney Fife used to say, they want to “nip it in the bud”


10 posted on 12/15/2013 7:52:50 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Timber Rattler

11 posted on 12/15/2013 7:54:48 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Timber Rattler

“Come on guys, it’s October! If you don’t vote for Gop-e ____X_____, then you’re really voting for the democrat.”


12 posted on 12/15/2013 7:54:53 AM PST by ziravan (Choose Sides.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer: No extremists on our side of the aisle
13 posted on 12/15/2013 7:55:22 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Amen Brother. They will be needing us in the coming elections, and I don’t know about you, but if a candidate isn’t Conservative they can KMA.

No more voting for the least of two evils for me.


14 posted on 12/15/2013 7:55:46 AM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: Timber Rattler
"in the interest of national well-being."

Ok, how about this idiot explaining in her next column how continued spending and borrowing is in "the interest of national well being?" We know how this ends, and it isn't pretty.

15 posted on 12/15/2013 7:55:53 AM PST by Yogafist
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To: nascarnation

what is your point?

You think we should support Frauds like K street whore Bonehead and Ryan ?
These evil creatures are destroying tis country!


16 posted on 12/15/2013 8:00:12 AM PST by ncalburt ( AmnestySad media out in full force ing)
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To: Timber Rattler

He and others of like mind obviously have decided to sacrifice party unity in the interest of national well-being.

But Kathleen, the democrats continually tell us that
party unity is the national interest...at least when
their man is president.

What happened to “Dissent IS patriotic!”.


17 posted on 12/15/2013 8:01:17 AM 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: Timber Rattler
He and others of like mind obviously have decided to sacrifice party unity in the interest of national well-being. What a concept.

This from the woman who was stupid enough to take the obvious career-killer with her assignment with that smarmy Elliot Spitzer at CNN.

18 posted on 12/15/2013 8:01:55 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Timber Rattler

national well being?

does anyone think this budget bill is in the national well being?

Not if you are a conservative who uses common sense and logic.


19 posted on 12/15/2013 8:03:34 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Timber Rattler

In a fair primary, when the establishment candidate beats the conservative, we should rally around the winner for the fall campaign.

This is true but it applies IF and ONLY IF the establishment in turn rallies around the winning conservative candidates for the fall.

And there’s the rub. Anybody on FR can cite multiple examples of the establishment selling out conservatives for the general (the VA Gov. Race as a latest example).

When the establishment loses primaries, they take their marbles and go home. Conservatives however, are supposed to rally round the flag, and we are supposedly the sore losers if we don’t.

I’m tired of hypocrites calling me out for the problems within the party. And. I won’t play by those rules any longer. (Not that this party can survive comprehensive immigration reform in any case; it can’t.)


20 posted on 12/15/2013 8:03:51 AM PST by ziravan (Choose Sides.)
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To: nascarnation

this wasn’t 10%

this was total capitulation by the Republicans, AGAIN... it happens over and over and over

The GOP needs to either be overhauled or just die.


21 posted on 12/15/2013 8:04:48 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Yogafist

She supports higher taxes, higher debt, higher spending and ObamaCare now??

No wonder she voted for Obama.


22 posted on 12/15/2013 8:05:36 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: ncalburt

I’m not saying you should support anybody.
My point is that we’re screwed.
The schism is on the non-Democrat side.

And the Dems have learned to exacerbate it by funding Libertarians to bleed R votes (see: McAwful in Virginia).


23 posted on 12/15/2013 8:28:55 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: ziravan
Cases in point...

Dick Lugar, poor loser?

Sour Grapes Ousted GOP Utah Senator Bob Bennett Says, ” GOP has many slogans, but few ideas”

GOP Lt. Gov Bill Bolling Pushing for Terry McAuliffe

McAuliffe, Bolling buddy up at VA Free luncheon

Why Terry McAuliffe barely won (RNC pulled $ from Cuccinelli, gave it to Christie)

24 posted on 12/15/2013 8:29:12 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: GeronL

She made a near fatal faux pas this morning on Meet the Press. Talking about Joe Biden, she said something to the effect that he stands in the shadow of the ki...president. She was actually about to use the word “king.”


25 posted on 12/15/2013 8:34:10 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

That is probably the way leftists think, that Obama should rule by decree.


26 posted on 12/15/2013 8:36:35 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

I was shocked, though. These Washington people are out of control.


27 posted on 12/15/2013 8:41:28 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

Yep, and there is nothing to stop them now


28 posted on 12/15/2013 8:41:47 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Timber Rattler
They're just begging for a third party. Nobody wants to risk one -- nobody with any sense, that is -- but whether or not conservatives want to go Third Party has zero to do with it.
29 posted on 12/15/2013 8:43:00 AM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Timber Rattler

Wait, We’re cutting the benefits of retired Military, so we can pay for Obamaphones, free healthcare to illegals, and abortions for the whole world???

Sorry Boner. I can’t go for that. There will be “electorial” blood next fall. I will vote 3rd party where the ballot has any GOPe candidate.


30 posted on 12/15/2013 8:51:08 AM PST by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: Timber Rattler

RINO’s are rising up, yes.


31 posted on 12/15/2013 9:00:23 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: nascarnation
Who are you trying to kid. Conservatives haven't gotten 90% of what they wanted on any issue for years.

Conservatives haven't gotten 50% of what they wanted on any issue for years.

32 posted on 12/15/2013 9:05:24 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Timber Rattler

House Republicans have found a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

It’s the only trick they know.


33 posted on 12/15/2013 9:05:28 AM PST by pallis
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To: pallis

The big spending RINOS won….need more tea party people..


34 posted on 12/15/2013 9:26:32 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Timber Rattler

It’s a hoax! We don’t elect our representatives, nor do we elect the president. We are simply fooled into thinking we do.

Big money, corporate sponsors, and party leaders, determine who runs, and who wins.

Although I heard this over and over in the past, I never believed it.

It took me nearly 30 years. Finally, I get it.


35 posted on 12/15/2013 10:19:33 AM PST by takenoprisoner (Constitutional Conservatism is Americanism.)
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To: Timber Rattler

So what’s the GOPe’s game? I’m serious, I don’t get it.

They’re stupid yes but not stupid enough to publicly attack a huge chunk of Republican voters without a reason.

Is this some kind of pre-emptive attack to help defeat primary challengers?

Is it some sort of collusion with the Dems?

Someone enlighten me.


36 posted on 12/15/2013 10:51:31 AM PST by Kenny
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To: Timber Rattler

Thanks for the gag alert, did not bother to read.

GUNS take a EVIL HUMAN BEING TO CAUSE HARM. Just as shoe laces, fence post do. My son was murdered with a fence post.

Come 2014 SEND THIS RINO TN SEN LAMAR ALEXANDER PACKING. Joe Carr, TN state legislator, has a conservative voting record. GO JOE GO! good bye lamar don’t let the door hit you on the way out!


37 posted on 12/15/2013 1:30:07 PM PST by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: nascarnation

Gop K street crony capitalist crowd did not want the honest Ken C to win.
They preferred a crook like McAwful .
Your right , the VA Gop elites openly worked against Ken C.


38 posted on 12/15/2013 2:04:30 PM PST by ncalburt ( AmnestySad media out in full force ing)
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To: Timber Rattler
They've clearly forgotten that these GOP-E "leaders," who so "courageously" stood up to their constituents, will be needing those very same constituent votes come next November.
39 posted on 12/15/2013 5:28:06 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Kenny


Picture tells all but here goes: You see we are going to route the dems in 2014. The Republican plan (Which has been formulated since Hoover took the oath) is to fake out the electorate by spending and growing government in the Republican's image, thus undermining the Democrat's image. Also, appeasing to big donors who favor worshiping how they get their genitals off while neglecting their responsibilities when there genitals get them trouble. This brilliant plan is better than limiting government because that is the formula of winning elections (Worshiping the income tax while cutting a little here and there is also an aphrodisiac).

Next, the leadership will provide carrots on the sticks in the form of tax breaks and lip service to the religious crowd, but behind the scenes perform fellatio on the big donors because money wins in the end. So Repubs grow government in order to win the next election, eat your peas, work your butt off, pay your taxes, keep quiet about social issues, keep quiet about subsidizing social issues, and vote for the strategic GOP.
40 posted on 12/15/2013 5:53:10 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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