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TOM ... AS IN MORGAN: What Americans really want
The Finger Lakes Times ^ | January 22, 2014 | Tom Morgan

Posted on 01/22/2014 2:20:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Stuff you see from Washington can confuse. Until you slip on the right lenses.

Gallup tells us 72 percent of us feel big government is the greatest threat to our future. A record percent. A fat number. We know from various polls that most folks want Congress to cut spending.

Something over 70 percent of us wanted Obamacare to be delayed initially. Or smothered. The more we see of this program, the less we like it.

A good number of us identify with the Tea Party. About 42 percent identify with President Obama.

Given stuff like the above, you might expect Republican leaders to get backbones. You might expect them to stand tall and promise to slash spending. Because so many Americans want that.

You might have expected them to promise to gut Obamacare. Because so many Americans wanted that. You might expect them to show respect for Tea Party beliefs. Since so many identify with them.

Instead, leader John Boehner and others belittle the Tea Party. They snub or attack conservatives. (Remember, over 40 percent of Americans call themselves conservative.)

They caved on sequesters, which means they basically said there is nowhere we can cut the federal budget. Some Republican leaders, like John McCain, vote with the Democrats half the time. They would not back Sen. Ted Cruz when he filibustered against Obamacare. In fact, they attacked him. They seethe at the mention of Sarah Palin.

They also run from a message like this ad that targeted a Democrat senator: “On health care, Jeanne Shaheen didn’t tell the truth.” There was footage of her making the same promises Obama made, about keeping your health plan and keeping your doctor, ha, ha. “So next November, if you like your senator, you can keep her. If you don’t, you know what to do.”

Republicans don’t dare say this. This ad came from a conservative group devoted to cutting government spending. The type of conservative group Boehner and Co. attack and belittle and scorn.

This can confuse. Until you slip on the lenses that encourage you to see who lives large within the Washington bubble.

From their actions, one can easily see the Republican establishment accepts Obamacare. It accepts ever larger government. Under George W. Bush it voted for more and more government. It can no more find a place to cut than a blind man could find a needle in a haystack.

People like Palin and Cruz threaten everybody who is comfy under that bubble. The Tea Party threatens them. Together they threaten the system of bribery and extortion with lobbyists. The system that allows powerful interests to buy votes and laws that favor them. The system that enriches those who don’t rock the boat.

A foreigner might wonder what is going on. The people seem to want to go in one direction. But their political leaders from both parties move in the opposite direction. Proof of that is in polls that show we feel Congress is pond scum. We feel that disdain because Congress ignores what so many millions want.

This is not conspiracy talk. “Pssst. They’re all in this together. Pass it on.”

This is reality talk. “Pssst. They’re all in this together.” Virtually nobody within the Republican and Democrat establishments wants to cut a nickel from government budgets. A few say they want to scuttle Obamacare and to slim down government. They say it only because they are in danger of losing their job in November.

From Tom ... as in Morgan.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boehner; cruz; obama; palin
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1 posted on 01/22/2014 2:20:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s why the establishment, both Democrat and Republican, spoke so stridently against Snowden. Because he knows their secrets, he threatens their perch in the ever-spreading kudzu that is working to strangle our freedom from oppressive government guaranteed to us by the Constitution.


2 posted on 01/22/2014 2:26:35 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Pssst. They’re all in this together. Pass it on.”

I like him! hahaha!

3 posted on 01/22/2014 2:53:05 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bfl.


4 posted on 01/23/2014 1:41:49 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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