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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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KEYWORDS: 112th; boehner; budget; deficit
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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:


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


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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“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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