Skip to comments.It Is Time To Burn Mitch McConnell In Effigy. He Goes Pontius Pilate On the Debt Ceiling.
Posted on 07/12/2011 12:04:21 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative
Mitch McConnell is right now talking about making a historic capitulation. So fearful of being blamed for a default, McConnell is proposing a compromise that lets Barack Obama raise the debt ceiling without making any spending cuts at all.
(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...
Of course we did ... but McConnell is simply being practical. If the country defaults, Obama and his media lapdogs will place the blame squarely on the republicans and Obama waltzes to re-election. Today Obama played the "Social Security Checks won't go out!" card (so much for the concept of a trust fund!). McConnell has simply come to the realization (in my view, correct) that real reform WILL NOT happen with Obama in the White House and the long term solution is to get Obama out of the White House.
The republicans are merely doling out enough rope for zero to well and truly hang himself.
I hope so. I really hope so. But this is what Obama wanted to start with. A clean bill raising the debt limit. If that is what Mitch is doing he should be removed from leadership today.
If true Palin will go 3rd party and I will join up. That would be the death of the GOP. I do not believe this is true. Even the GOP is not that stupid.
The OP reads as though the automatic debt limit increase proposal is still behind closed doors, if it exists at all.
My theory is that an ad that blocks text you are reading is a defect. Reflective of the defective brains that created the ad and configured the site. :-)
Kind like inviting folks over for dinner, and then putting the tablecloth OVER the meal.
Far from it.
Do you often post "news" items without direct quotes?
Guess I'll be chasing Pepcid after dinner.
I know we kind of thought something like this might happen. Maybe he has something up his sleeve.
No, there won’t be a 3rd party.
What there will be is a shift among GOP voters. Any GOP candidate that is seen as a “politician” (Romney, Pawlenty, even Perry) will be dead as voters realize they can’t even trust the conservative politicians to stand firm.
Bachmann, Cain, even Paul will pick up significant support.
Ugghhh. I just read it on Drudge. It is true. I predicted a cave in but I did not think it would be so easy. Goodbye GOP. Hello Tea Party.
Every time Congress enacts ANY kind of measure that allows anything to happen automatically, unless another Congress intervenes to stop it is (1) an abdication of their own authority and power under the Constitution by which they and they alone make the laws and the budget (2) and it ties the hands of future Congresses with super-majority vote requirements needed to stop what an earlier Congress made automatic, by a simple majority.
It is always bad law and allows abdication of their proper role as the legislature, not the rubber stamp.
Why just McConnell?
where is it on Drudge..can you provide a link to the story..I am not finding it.
I want nothing to do with the GOP. To be in the party is to be compromised. What do they have to do hit you in the head with a bat? In person? Not me. I would rather go down fighting if I go down.
The headline story about Obama. It is in it.
It would be more helpful if you actually provide a link to the story. I still don’t see it on Drudge. But I did find the story elsewhere.
Is your head spinning yet?? They are worse than even I thought they were.
It is also true that while holding the title of "Head Rino In Charge Of Other Rinos" in the senate, he must still get cooperation from the House to move forward with anything.
It is up to us to pressure those elected last November to stand tall and firm and resist any deals "brokered" by the "HRICOOR".
Good luck Mitch-y, yer gonna need it. And by November of 2012, you can fade away to enjoy all the perks you've voted for yourself. Kentucky will have to find a true conservative replacement for you.
And the way we'll know that we've found the ideal candidate is if you refuse to endorse him/her. Kind of a "seal of approval" don'tchaknow!
The bill would require the president to recommend spending cuts — without revenue-raisers — in the same amounts of a debt ceiling increase request, although actually passing the cuts would not be necessary to raise the debt limit.
this is an interesting take on it
“The novelty of McConnell’s plan made those on Capitol Hill more pessimistic, moving genuine fears of default from the fringe to closer to center stage.”
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