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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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To: wmileo

QUIT TELLING US WHAT TO A$$HOLE$... YOU POS BASTARDS WORK FOR US! EFF EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU POLITICAL PARASITES!

LLS


51 posted on 04/08/2011 7:55:04 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: wmileo
"Presidents, regardless of party, face constant pressures from the Left -- from the Big Brother government, neofascist, high tax, property-confiscating liberals, from the econazis and global warmists, from the pro-abortionists, from those who are pro-one world and anti-American and from those who advocate cradle-to-grave socialism. (Have I left anyone out?) And, unless there are constant counter-pressures from those on the Right who believe in small government, low taxes, America first and individual liberty, presidents, under Left-wing pressure, tend to drift that way." --Lyn Nofziger
52 posted on 04/08/2011 7:56:43 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: Lysandru
That's like the football team driving for a TD reaching the opponents 10-yd line and taking a timeout so the other team can get together on a strategy to stop them. I prefer General Patton's style!
53 posted on 04/08/2011 7:57:56 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: wmileo

Yeah, we’ve tried the “give them a chance” thing before and gotten kicked in the teeth by the RINO leadership over and over and over.... No more!


54 posted on 04/08/2011 7:59:19 AM PDT by Reagan is King
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To: wmileo

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.

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LOL. At least you are basing your trust on the truly substantive issues.

Really? His appearance of a year round tan is the reason why he’s the wrong guy.

Hilarious.


55 posted on 04/08/2011 8:02:34 AM PDT by dmz
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To: laweeks
Spit in their eye and show some leadership!

Every time the RATS say no, Boehner should up the ante. Increase the budget cut each and every time Obozo and Reid say NO - the GOP does not know how to negotiate or how to get the message out. RATS are gonna win this one in public opinion.

Tea Party senator: Obama might have planned shutdown with ‘malicious’ intent
56 posted on 04/08/2011 8:03:34 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: wmileo
I can't believe the number of threads here where the headline is about how Obama is screwing up and when I click on the thread the majority of comments are basically "Boehner's fault".

Sheesh. Weird, weird priorities here sometimes.

57 posted on 04/08/2011 8:06:13 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: wmileo

There is a reason he has “Former” in front of his title! He should just go back to his rocking chair.


58 posted on 04/08/2011 8:07:45 AM PDT by Bobby_Taxpayer (Don't tread on us...or you'll pay the price in the next election.)
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To: wmileo

KEEP THE PRESSURE ON!


59 posted on 04/08/2011 8:09:26 AM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: wmileo

There is a reason he has “Former” in front of his title! He should just go back to his rocking chair.


60 posted on 04/08/2011 8:10:15 AM PDT by Bobby_Taxpayer (Don't tread on us...or you'll pay the price in the next election.)
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To: wmileo

BooHoo Boner best get his stuff all in one bag. The GOP can shut the government down and if the liberals beat them in the next election, so be it. Or he can cave and watch a third party emerge, or people stay home since there’s only ONE party on the ballot, and the liberals will win the next election.

see my tagline


61 posted on 04/08/2011 8:12:11 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: wmileo

Absolutely not. Now is the time to pour on even more pressure. “Compromise” is another way of saying “sell out.”


62 posted on 04/08/2011 8:13:34 AM PDT by 84rules ( Ooh-Rah! Semper Fi!)
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To: hal ogen

It’s good to see the pressure is on the hacks to get the job done and end the let’s make a deal game.


63 posted on 04/08/2011 8:16:05 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: wmileo

This is yet another reason why Hoekstra isn’t Governor of Michigan.


64 posted on 04/08/2011 8:19:55 AM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: wmileo
Well, I've had the TV on since 3:00 a.m. and can verify that all the Rats, Obamamedia, and BO apologists are out in full force with their pathetic talking points and propaganda. I understand they've even infiltrated Facebook. Today's talk shows should be pretty interesting too.

Sorry Hoekstra, but the French wing of the party is simply going to have to buck up and hold everyone's feet to the fire on this one. If Boehner can do this he'd be a hero in my eyes. Hopefully he knows the meaning of not firing until you see the whites of their eyes.

It's long since past the time to take names and kick ***.

65 posted on 04/08/2011 8:23:57 AM PDT by truthkeeper ( Life is a pre-existing condition - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: tsowellfan

My feelings too. The movement purposely has no defined leader which provides no body to demonizE by main street media. So, the “Tea Party” has become the Demon.


66 posted on 04/08/2011 8:26:49 AM PDT by usual suspect
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To: Vaduz

Why aren’t people talking about raising the debt ceiling? That battle is coming up soon.


67 posted on 04/08/2011 8:28:41 AM PDT by Dacula (Proud husband of a Breast Cancer survivor.)
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To: Vaduz

Why aren’t people talking about raising the debt ceiling? That battle is coming up soon.


68 posted on 04/08/2011 8:28:50 AM PDT by Dacula (Proud husband of a Breast Cancer survivor.)
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To: wmileo

“GOP Rep. Pete Hoekstra said the tea-party faithful need to give Boehner “a little bit of breathing room.””

No. Do your job or GTFO.


69 posted on 04/08/2011 8:33:06 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: Dacula

The debt ceiling has hit it’s limit,all the money is gone.


70 posted on 04/08/2011 8:34:08 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: wmileo

Shut your piehole, Hoekstra. Boehner is Speaker because of the Tea Party. We have paid the piper, we are now calling the tune.And I think Boehner’s got no problem with us asking him to do what he was sent there for and said many times he would do.

But even if that weren’t true, the idea that we’re giving this guy too much stress over whether to cut less than one percent of the federal budget while we’re $14 trillion in debt is, to be frank, something only an idiot or a crook would say. Which one is Hoekstra?


71 posted on 04/08/2011 8:34:29 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: wmileo

Hoekstra needs to shove some more tea down his throat.


72 posted on 04/08/2011 8:34:55 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: wmileo
Listen, there's no daylight between the Tea Party and me: John Boehner

While I hate the weepy episodes and what appears to be too much openness to temporary compromise or deferral of the necessary fight, I think Rep. Hoekstra's point is that Speaker Boehner is fighting the good fight.

73 posted on 04/08/2011 8:35:39 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: dfwgator
* No Sale. We’ve been screwed over too many times by Republican leadership over the years.*

Exactly!

We MUST hold their feet to the fire and remind them constantly that we are not putting up with “Business as usual”

Any Republican that steps out of line must KNOW that he will not be invited to serve when we hold the next election.
ALL the Dems should know that WE the People are going to do our best to replace them.

I find it odd that all the quibbling is over a fraction of a percentage in cuts!

Our servants in DC need to plan for BIG cuts, 20 30 50%. They did it in 1921, why not again?
At the very least get rid of 10%. Defunding the EPA would be a good start.

I heard a guy on the radio squawking about how GDP will lose .02% if the Feds shut down.

1/200th of a percent?! Woooo, I’m shakin’ in my boots. If we can cut govt spending, the benefits to the economy will be in the solid full percentage points.

That being said, Boehner has done a fairly good job at holding the line and bending the compromise to the direction that the People want him to. (I’m a little ticked at him for his “crazy TEA Partiers” statement though)
He just has to make sure that he doesn’t back down and all the Soviet-esque, socialist, Leftist cockroaches know that we are not going to. If he’s tough and does not compromise (or keeps the compromise VERY small) he can redeem himself for the insult IMHO.

2012, it’s sooner than you think.

74 posted on 04/08/2011 8:38:58 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: wmileo

Pete needs to step away from the glue.


75 posted on 04/08/2011 8:40:33 AM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: wmileo

Hoekstra and Boehner can always find another job if they don’t like it. I smell a waffling in the making; the stupid part strikes again!


76 posted on 04/08/2011 8:44:08 AM PDT by ATLDiver
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To: Mr. Silverback
"Which one is Hoekstra?"

Answer: Hoekstra is the idiot. Boehner is the crook.

Boehner was the congressman who passed out checks from the Tobacco companies (back when they had money to pass around) on the floor of the United States House of Representatives.

Like I said. I don't trust a guy from OHIO who has a year round sun tan. Or maybe I am being selfish!!!

77 posted on 04/08/2011 8:54:01 AM PDT by wmileo
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To: wmileo

Breathe Pete Breathe..

There’s a reason you’re a ‘former GOP Rep.’


78 posted on 04/08/2011 8:56:05 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: dmz
See my comment on #77. He was the go to guy for the Tobacco Companies. Having any one of these guys representing me is an insult. I figure there are about 100 or less folks we send to Washington who are trying to do what is best for the country. The rest are selfish idiots sun tan ot no!

That goes for my Rep as well.

79 posted on 04/08/2011 9:00:48 AM PDT by wmileo
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To: wmileo

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

Ummm...No.

Sit down Pete. YOU work for US - we don’t work for YOU.


80 posted on 04/08/2011 9:03:31 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: tsowellfan; All
I have have heard that this activity is giving our representatives a false sense of opposition to the GOP Budget.

Which is exactly the desired effect.

Most of us Palin supporters have known about these trolls for a long time based on her Facebook experience. Essentially, they are a professional cadre of online operatives (bolstered by freelancers) working on behalf of the DNC to astro-turf Conservative communications media and wage psychological warfare against us. Check these articles for more info:

BREITBART: Online activists on the right, unite!

Rule 4 and the Obama Troll Army

Pew finds Obama's online army still marching

These cretins are vicious, and will stoop to any level to achieve their twisted agenda. The Clinton organization came up with this tactic straight out of the Alinsky playbook and Axelrod perfected it.

See also this piece for another leftist tactic that they are employing:

HOW COLLECTIVISTS USE THE DIAMOND TACTIC TO SWAY PUBLIC MEETINGS AND HOW TO THWART THEM

81 posted on 04/08/2011 9:10:45 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Blogger
"I’m tired of people bashing Boehner "

Tired won't get the job done. Boehner has the power now , not Pelosi. Either he delivers or we will experience a setback.

At least Ryan is doing his best but it won't count for 2011. It looks like it all hinges on 2012.

But 61 Billion out of over 3 Trillion is one small step for mankind.

82 posted on 04/08/2011 9:13:10 AM PDT by wmileo
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To: wmileo

NO MORE RINOS! GO AWAY, ASAP,RINOS!


83 posted on 04/08/2011 9:17:31 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: rawhide

I previously lived on Rep. Hoekstra’s district. Are you familiar with his record? Apart from disagreeing with him on this, what makes you think he is a Rino?


84 posted on 04/08/2011 9:35:13 AM PDT by FourPeas
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To: EternalVigilance

Well for all the people bash some fo the GOp members - run for office. They are now under physical threats in DC, ALL of TV supports O and the Dems - Fox is covering for him.

Enabled by the public who watches TV. So if you watch or pay cable or sat bills then you empower O and the Dems. I loathe RINOs as much as anyone but the elites control the masses through Tv and the media.


85 posted on 04/08/2011 9:37:44 AM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Lysandru

Well said. Thank you.


86 posted on 04/08/2011 9:39:43 AM PDT by FourPeas
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To: FourPeas

He is anti-Tea Party, that tells me a lot.


87 posted on 04/08/2011 9:40:58 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Bobby_Taxpayer

You DO know the reason he’s a former Rep., right? You’re not just displaying your ignorance to pen a seemingly clever post, right?


88 posted on 04/08/2011 9:47:10 AM PDT by FourPeas
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To: wmileo

I think it would be better for the Rinos, who have no ideas of their own and have no respect for freedom, to stop clawing at the tea party and get behind us and our ideas.

So I guess we are even. One for the Tea Party shutting up. And one for the Rinos shutting up.


89 posted on 04/08/2011 9:48:38 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: OSHA

“He can breathe between kicks to the a$$.”

I haven’t laughed so hard since Queen Nancy lost her gavel. Thanks for some first rate humor!


90 posted on 04/08/2011 9:50:20 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Servant of the Cross
I think Rep. Hoekstra's point is that Speaker Boehner is fighting the good fight.

EXACTLY. So many arm-chair leaders here have no idea what they're talking about. It's pathetically easy to post how tough one would or should be. Boehner is the one who's out there doing the actual fighting. Yes, he works for us, but that doesn't mean we know better than he how to win the war.

91 posted on 04/08/2011 9:54:13 AM PDT by FourPeas
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To: w1andsodidwe
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.

It's almost like you want conservatism to be taken seriously and make gains--instead of it just being an opportunity to whine, insult, and drive the center to the Left!

92 posted on 04/08/2011 10:11:25 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: wmileo
The Liberals didn't have to back off on Nancy Pelosi. She was strong enough to ram her crap down the throat of America. That's power and Boehner needs to understand how to use power.
93 posted on 04/08/2011 10:16:33 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: hal ogen
Hoekstra needs to drink more tea.

When in doubt, pinky out.

94 posted on 04/08/2011 10:25:25 AM PDT by defal33
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To: wmileo

Being the angriest conservatives does not make posters here better conservatives than anyone else.

As a group, and as a Party, it is important that we stand united. It is also important that we not become so focused on winning the battle that we lose the war.

I like Boehner. I like Hoekstra. I trust that they will act on behalf of what is best for this country.


95 posted on 04/08/2011 10:34:10 AM PDT by drellberg
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To: FourPeas

I’m not sure what the sticking points for the budget are right now, but if they are small items like funding for Planned Parenthood, i’d say, “Let it go, for now”

I hate to admit it, but Obama was right when he said that the budget fight is a distraction, but it’s the Democrats who created the distraction and are continuing it, as a means of holding their party together and reminding them why they are Democrats.

The left is breaking apart over jobs, energy policy and war. The only issue that they can all agree on is the budget. So, take that issue off the table. Make the best deal that we can and move on.

Most of the country has not been paying much attention, but the Obama administration has been trying to re-inforce union loyalty through a nuanced coal policy. They had been promising to open 21 billion dollars worth of coal leases in Wyoming to be shipped by Buffet’s trains to a new commodity port in WA state (think longshoremen) to be burned in China, instead of here.

They even put Trumka, the former head of the United Mine Workers in charge of the AFL-CIO, to help put all this together. Then last Friday Salazar went to Wyoming for the big announcement and told everyone that there was some “mis-understanding”, there was only going to be 2 billion dollars worth of leases and the rest MIGHT be released at a future date. NO COAL, or at least very little.

So, when this all sinks in, what is going to be the union response? ...stay tuned for that one.

Then, we have the war in Libya, and the rest of the Obama energy policy, disappointment over cap and trade that are all pulling the Democrats in different directions than Obama wants to take them, if he could lead.


96 posted on 04/08/2011 10:46:42 AM PDT by Eva
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To: wmileo
“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.”

Seriously? That's what you have a problem with? I couldn't care less what color his skin is, I just wish he would stop crying all the time. Is he a man or a little girl?

97 posted on 04/08/2011 10:47:01 AM PDT by monday
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To: wmileo
If we didn't keep the pressure on Rep Boner, he would have folded in the negotiations for $500k in cuts to the military and a bottle of bronzer. I have no faith in the GOP and until they earn some, I will not be giving slack.

Majority Leader Boner leaving the White House after budget talks.

98 posted on 04/08/2011 10:54:54 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: wmileo

It is NOT their Damn MONEY, DO NOT SPEND IT!!


99 posted on 04/08/2011 11:20:38 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Thermalseeker

“Leaders” Nope - Politicos


100 posted on 04/08/2011 11:26:20 AM PDT by ICCtheWay
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