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Hoekstra: Tea Party Should Back Off on Boehner.
NEWSMAX ^ | 4/8/2011 | David A. Patten

Posted on 04/08/2011 7:04:57 AM PDT by wmileo

Conservatives are urging their grass-roots colleagues to mute their criticisms of House Speaker John Boehner and the GOP leadership, and to get behind their efforts to address out-of-control spending in Washington.

In an exclusive interview with Newsmax on Thursday, former GOP Rep. Pete Hoekstra said the tea-party faithful need to give Boehner “a little bit of breathing room.”

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Hoekstra should stop giving us advice. We tell him and the rest of those GOP Politial fixtures what to do.

I never trust anyone who looks like he/she has a year round sun tan. That is why Boehner is the wrong guy to be in the fight on our behalf.

1 posted on 04/08/2011 7:04:59 AM PDT by wmileo
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To: wmileo

Hoekstra needs to drink more tea.


2 posted on 04/08/2011 7:06:01 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: wmileo
The pathetic shutdown charade
3 posted on 04/08/2011 7:07:31 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (If they won't protect life and liberty, what else matters?)
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To: wmileo

is he afraid we might make him cry?


4 posted on 04/08/2011 7:09:09 AM PDT by bigbob (u)
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To: wmileo

No Sale. We’ve been screwed over too many times by Republican leadership over the years.


5 posted on 04/08/2011 7:09:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wmileo

This yahoo needs to shut up. Really! why would he go on and use the talking points of the Dems. What a turd.


6 posted on 04/08/2011 7:10:39 AM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: wmileo

Alan Keyes:

“John Boehner chides the GOP congressional representatives with enough integrity to insist on being true to the promises made to their constituents. But if politicians renege on the promises made to their constituents at election time, why should anyone trust them to be true to the promises they make during the legislative process? This is especially true given Congress’ track record over the last several decades. During that time, compromise has been the byword of the congressional budget process (with one brief and notoriously propagandized exception in 1996.) The compromises always involved commitments that would supposedly end the upward spiral of spending and debt in (___) years (fill in the blank). But it’s self-evident that the United States would not face the impending prospect of bankruptcy and economic collapse if a) the compromises were more than political theatre that neglected to address the real problems (e.g., Social Security, Medicare, pension fund guarantees, etc.), and b) the parties had kept even the (inadequate) promises made in those compromises.

When promises can’t be trusted, compromises can’t be trusted either. A trustworthy politics of compromise will therefore not be possible in Washington until we have an operative congressional majority composed of representatives who have proven their capacity to be true to their promises, despite every maneuver used to intimidate them. But will the forces that dominate the present party system ever permit the election of such a majority? And were it to be elected, would they tolerate legislative results true to the mandate of the people?”

The pathetic shutdown charade http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=284521#ixzz1IwLbj6QE


7 posted on 04/08/2011 7:10:41 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (If they won't protect life and liberty, what else matters?)
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To: wmileo
That is why Boehner is the wrong guy to be in the fight on our behalf.

If Boehner doesn't stop this crap in D.C., then he'll have lots of tanning time when we throw him out of office. I'm getting sick and tired of his lousy excuses for kissing fannies and making excuses. Floor those ba$tards and shut down the gummit'. Do it! Spit in their eye and show some leadership!

8 posted on 04/08/2011 7:10:52 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: wmileo

I don’t understand. Harry Reid talks about the Tea Party. On John Boehner’s Facebook hundreds of liberals have been bashing the Tea Party since 7am trying to get him to cave (I noticed more liberals there than conservatives giving John support)

I never went to the streets with a sign. I never considered myself an “active” Tea Party and it may be the same with many Freepers. But I support them.

Tea Party IS us! The American Tax Payer. When they refer to Tea Party they are talking about Americans who work (most likely in the private sector) and pay taxes and care how our tax dollars are being spent.

The media and the democrats try to define the Tea Party as an organized national group with a national headquarter somewhere. The Tea party is US. When they insult the “Tea Party” they are insulting us.


9 posted on 04/08/2011 7:11:32 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: wmileo
He can breathe between kicks to the a$$.
10 posted on 04/08/2011 7:11:32 AM PDT by OSHA (Hey Muzzie! The Earth is not flat, When your face is toward mecca your a$$ is too!)
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To: wmileo

On the contrary. The pressure saved us from further demonrat ‘investing’


11 posted on 04/08/2011 7:11:57 AM PDT by Carley (UNION AGITATORS, NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ARAB STREET. UGLY AND VIOLENT)
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To: wmileo
STFU Hoekstra, they work for us!

If we do not increase the debt cieling then they cannot borrow any money and can only spend what is coming in. This creates a balanced budget and cuts spending.

12 posted on 04/08/2011 7:12:18 AM PDT by stockpirate (Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to God!)
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To: wmileo

Absolutely NOT!

Let him [and them] feel the hot breath of the general public going into the next election.

Keep their feet to the fire.

Get to that ‘promised’ $100 Billion in cuts made, and we could back off a bit. Until then, NO WAY.


13 posted on 04/08/2011 7:12:30 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: laweeks

"You can ACT LIKE A MAN!" *SLAP*

14 posted on 04/08/2011 7:12:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wmileo

Tired of comments about people’s appearance. How does that have anything to do with an issue of substance? Don’t care for childish remarks. it erases all other points you are trying to make.


15 posted on 04/08/2011 7:12:37 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: wmileo
Hoekstra: Tea Party Should Back Off on Boehner.

On a cold day in Tartarus.

16 posted on 04/08/2011 7:15:35 AM PDT by mewzilla (Were members of both political parties in on the Lockerbie bomber deal?)
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To: GoCards
The liberals have been flooding John Boehner and Paul Ryan's Facebook and email since 7am bashing the GOP budget and bashing the Tea Party. They are trying to get our side to cave today.

I have have heard that this activity is giving our representatives a false sense of opposition to the GOP Budget.

http://www.facebook.com/johnboehner?sk=wall

17 posted on 04/08/2011 7:16:12 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: wmileo
former Rino GOP Rep. Pete Hoekstra
18 posted on 04/08/2011 7:16:15 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: wmileo

Yes, let’s give Lucy a little more time to grip the ball tighter in order to yank it away. How many times have we heard this in the past only to get royally screwed by some “ bi partisan compromise” No now is the time to tap dance on his windpipe until we see no evidence of classical republican wimpiness. If we were wrong then we will tell him...” better put some ice on that”


19 posted on 04/08/2011 7:16:23 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: wmileo
John Boehner and the GOP leadership better start asking "How are the Democrats going to pay for all of this spending?" You could tax every Millionaire at 100% and you still would not pay for the spending. Apparently Barack Obama wants all the "disposable income" from every American.
20 posted on 04/08/2011 7:16:33 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: tsowellfan

Precisely so. And I’ve been to several events, and that is a perfect summation of the average attendee.


21 posted on 04/08/2011 7:17:22 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: wmileo

Agree that Tea Parteries should keep the pressure on ...
but all must recognize that only ONE branch of govt is trying to do the right thing..
the other two still have their heads up their a**es and the power to prevail...
the nightmare of 2008 is still with us, unfortunately...


22 posted on 04/08/2011 7:17:27 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: wmileo
I think that Boehner does need some slack (a small amount).

Look, we know that Washtington is out of touch with the rest of the nation. Conversely, the rest of the country does not fully grasp the particulars of the alternative surreality that operates in Washington. And Boehner has to operate in that weird milieu.

Fundamentally, Boehner is on the right course for the time being.

If the Demagogue Party succeeds in imposing their narrative, it won't matter if Boehner was 110% faithful to Tea Party ideals. There are enough Sheeple to be swayed by State Run Media propaganda if Boehner seems to be too inflexible.

I got frustrated with Trump yesterday when he said on Hannity's radio show that Paul Ryan is "too far in front." The Donald wasn't criticizing the substance-- only the perception. We all know that Ryan's plan is only the first step in really getting our house in order. But if you can't even sell this plan, what makes anyone think that you can sell the voting public on a truly radical plan?

23 posted on 04/08/2011 7:18:29 AM PDT by Lysandru
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To: wmileo
I think that Boehner does need some slack (a small amount).

Look, we know that Washtington is out of touch with the rest of the nation. Conversely, the rest of the country does not fully grasp the particulars of the alternative surreality that operates in Washington. And Boehner has to operate in that weird milieu.

Fundamentally, Boehner is on the right course for the time being.

If the Demagogue Party succeeds in imposing their narrative, it won't matter if Boehner was 110% faithful to Tea Party ideals. There are enough Sheeple to be swayed by State Run Media propaganda if Boehner seems to be too inflexible.

I got frustrated with Trump yesterday when he said on Hannity's radio show that Paul Ryan is "too far in front." The Donald wasn't criticizing the substance-- only the perception. We all know that Ryan's plan is only the first step in really getting our house in order. But if you can't even sell this plan, what makes anyone think that you can sell the voting public on a truly radical plan?

24 posted on 04/08/2011 7:18:36 AM PDT by Lysandru
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To: wmileo

"Leave John alone!"


25 posted on 04/08/2011 7:19:06 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: wmileo

“Hoekstra: Tea Party Should Back Off on Boehner.”

Hell, no. Time to apply more pressure. They’re getting wobbly.


26 posted on 04/08/2011 7:19:45 AM PDT by maggief
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To: wmileo

The only reason the G.O.P. is in controll of the House of REpresentatives is BECAUSE OF the TEA Party. I don’t think they should back off. Not one little bit.


27 posted on 04/08/2011 7:20:05 AM PDT by Grunthor (The man or woman who doesn't forgive has forgotten the price that Christ paid for them on the Cross.)
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To: dfwgator
No Sale.

Precisely! We gave these politicians "breathing room" and they drove the country into an abyss so deep it is going to take generations to dig ourselves out, assuming that digging out is even possible at this point. It's clear to me that politicians, Boehner included, have demonstrated repeatedly that they simply will not do the right thing for the country unless there is an angry mob nipping at their heels constantly. Given the minuscule "cuts" that have been proposed it seems to me the heat needs to be turned up, not down!

28 posted on 04/08/2011 7:20:30 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (The theft being perpetrated by Congress and the Fed makes Bernie Maddoff look like a pickpocket.)
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To: wmileo
No.

Insider jackasses protecting their own need to feel some heat too.

29 posted on 04/08/2011 7:22:49 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: wmileo

This is why Trump more and more appealing. I don’t know where Trump stands on all this, but the perception is, assume that he is on our side in this matter, he would fight tooth and nail, and get down and dirty to get his way, not like the milquetoast GOP politicians we’re stuck with now.


30 posted on 04/08/2011 7:23:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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I just get tickled every time I hear somebody say the Tea Party should do this or that. There is NO Tea Party. It is nothing but a grassroot movement of American people.

They are still clueless.

31 posted on 04/08/2011 7:24:10 AM PDT by houeto (All during his formative years, Barry prayed to allah.)
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To: wmileo
Credit where credit is due to all Republican leaders. But the state of the Republic is so dire we need to keep the pressure on all our "leaders" to make sure that the correct, Constitutional conservative agenda is being fought for and ACHIEVED at all times. Nothing less can be accepted.

This puts a big burden on our leaders but they are going to have to rise to the occasion. The Republic and the American people deserve no less.

32 posted on 04/08/2011 7:24:18 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: wmileo
Hoekstra: Tea Party Should Back Off on Boehner

On the contrary: without Tea Party criticism, Boehner would be deeper into "business as usual" mode than he is. I WANT my government to fear us.

33 posted on 04/08/2011 7:26:00 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: wmileo

Oh shut up! I’m tired of people bashing Boehner for idiotic things like crying and suntans. He’s standing firm which is why they are complaining. Bravo, John B!

As to Hoekstra, sorry, as American citizens we still have the right to petition our congressmen as persistently as we want to. You don’t get to decide that.


34 posted on 04/08/2011 7:26:43 AM PDT by Blogger
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IOW, citizens need to shut up.

Get rid of any Congresscritter who thinks this way.


35 posted on 04/08/2011 7:26:57 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Obama has fired more cruise missiles than any other Nobel peace prize winner.)
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To: wmileo

Wasn’t the Tea Party just a bunch of Astroturf “extremists” that are supposed to fade away soon???


36 posted on 04/08/2011 7:29:54 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: paulycy
This puts a big burden on our leaders but they are going to have to rise to the occasion.

Yeah, the politicians can cry me a river. I won't call them "leaders" because I see no evidence of leadership whatsoever. They wanted the job. They campaigned for it. They raised money to run. They got their names on the ballot. They sought out the votes and they won. They can deal with the situation at hand like the professionals they all claimed to be before the election or they can resign. Now.

37 posted on 04/08/2011 7:32:51 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (The theft being perpetrated by Congress and the Fed makes Bernie Maddoff look like a pickpocket.)
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To: wmileo

No true Conservative wants to see Boehner not succeed. But success comes from having confidence in yourself and the poise to follow through on your principles, especially when the odds seem overwhelming. I don’t get this sense with the leadership much of the time (and I don’t know what their principles are half the time).

Boehner should look to Wisconsin as an example- all the echo-chamber pundits and polls said there would be this massive backlash against them for passing the public sector union law... and instead (in the best indicator available so far) Prosser appears to have won in a resounding victory. But you don’t get from here to there by fighting minor skirmishes.


38 posted on 04/08/2011 7:34:55 AM PDT by Qbert ("I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air" - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: wmileo
"Conservatives are urging their grass-roots colleagues to mute their criticisms of House Speaker John Boehner and the GOP leadership, and to get behind their efforts to address out-of-control spending in Washington."

What efforts to address spending? Both plans being offered, even the Republicans', is like trying to bail water out of the Titanic with a thimble. It won't even make a dent. In both instances the ship is gonna sink if drastic measures are not employeed.

39 posted on 04/08/2011 7:36:11 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Thermalseeker
They can deal with the situation at hand like the professionals they all claimed to be before the election or they can resign. Now.

I agree completely. I was just being understated.

40 posted on 04/08/2011 7:36:41 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: wmileo

There isn’t going to be any breathing room Pete.

We want results.


41 posted on 04/08/2011 7:41:02 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: wmileo

The GOP just needs a few better ‘talking points’> When the left brings up ‘Ideology’ and Planned Parenthood, the GOP should say “there will be NO Sacred Cows,” every item in the budget could be cut ...


42 posted on 04/08/2011 7:44:17 AM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: wmileo
Hoekstra: Tea Party Should Back Off on Boehner.

Tea Party, do what you know needs to be done.

Don't listen to the insiders and maintain the status quo.

43 posted on 04/08/2011 7:45:58 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: wmileo

NO! No more breathing room. They’ve had it and squandered it every time.

We’re fed up with bipartisanship and compromise. Done, finished, end of story.

The Tea Party movement is the best thing to happen to this country and this party in a long time. Citizens fighting where the limp-wristed GOP won’t.


44 posted on 04/08/2011 7:47:25 AM PDT by conservativebabe ("The gonads on our team happen to be wearing skirts."- Rush)
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To: wmileo

Conservative is as conservative does.

Let Boehner act conservative and conservatives approve.


45 posted on 04/08/2011 7:48:21 AM PDT by LUV W (God is in control)
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To: dfwgator

Well said, my friend!


46 posted on 04/08/2011 7:49:37 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: dfwgator

Well said, my friend!


47 posted on 04/08/2011 7:50:46 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: tsowellfan

I urge you to affiliate with a local Tea Party group. Need all the active support we can get!


48 posted on 04/08/2011 7:52:38 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: bigbob
is he afraid we might make him cry?

Nice! - The guy is a wimp -

49 posted on 04/08/2011 7:54:06 AM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: tsowellfan

Facebook (Obama’s baby) vs. the election last fall...who should be the influence?


50 posted on 04/08/2011 7:54:29 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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