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ANDREWS: The buck stops with the Tea Party
The Washington Times ^ | August 12, 2011 | John Andrews

Posted on 08/12/2011 4:31:52 PM PDT by mdittmar

Perhaps the most telling moment during the whole of the debt-ceiling negotiations came from White House consultant David Axelrod. Appearing on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Mr. Axelrod echoed a growing chant from the left wing: The Standard & Poor’s downgrade of America’s credit rating was “essentially the Tea Party downgrade,” he charged, adding that the “Tea Party brought us to the brink of default.”

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1 posted on 08/12/2011 4:31:59 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

The “blame Bush” stuff ain’t workin’ anymore,,, so they have to have a new bogie man.


2 posted on 08/12/2011 4:35:53 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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The FReepathon Is 43 Days Old

If We Don't Meet Our Budget This Is Your Booby Prize

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3 posted on 08/12/2011 4:38:14 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: mdittmar
The Standard & Poor’s downgrade of America’s credit rating was “essentially the Tea Party downgrade,” he charged, adding that the “Tea Party brought us to the brink of default.”

I wonder if they realize that by saying this, they are admitting that a non-party is more powerful than the establishment RINOs and Dems combined?
4 posted on 08/12/2011 4:38:31 PM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: mdittmar

David Axelrod is a pr$ck.


5 posted on 08/12/2011 4:38:52 PM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: mdittmar

6 posted on 08/12/2011 4:39:09 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: jimfree

David Axelrod is the brains behind the operation...the head of the snake.


7 posted on 08/12/2011 4:41:58 PM PDT by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: Tex Pete

How can I post pictures from this guy’s site?

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com

Look at the spike in spending, debt, deficits under Obama! True, the entitlements have ben growing for decades, but these clowns went into overdrive in 2007-2010.


8 posted on 08/12/2011 4:44:56 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: Tex Pete

Sadly a large number of soft headed, weak willed Americans believe this nonsense too. Under almost any other administration they could never get away with the problems they’ve caused, and would be laughed at for blaming the opposition for it. But when you control the media, and Americans are as dumbed down as they are, this is the result.


9 posted on 08/12/2011 4:48:02 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: arderkrag
The Standard & Poor’s downgrade of America’s credit rating was “essentially the Tea Party downgrade,” he charged, adding that the “Tea Party brought us to the brink of default.” I wonder if they realize that by saying this, they are admitting that a non-party is more powerful than the establishment RINOs and Dems combined?

I think, even more important, he acknowledged that it's the TEA Party that's fighting for a balanced budget and mature leadership. The Nation is screaming for Federal Government to stop acting like spoiled children and grow up. David Axelrod gave the TEA Party credit for being the only people working toward that goal. Thanks Dave. Remember to get the name right when you criticize us. We're the Taxed Enough Already(TEA) Party!

10 posted on 08/12/2011 4:54:49 PM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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To: mdittmar
The fiscal deficit is a grave concern. But the worst pathology threatening the United States with terminal decline is the responsibility deficit - a “not me” syndrome that infects too much of American society right now. Nowhere is this deficit more on display than in the current White House occupant. We can only hope that 2012 will bring us a candidate who, like Reagan, wants to lead with more than just words. Until then, the bottom-up responsibility movement called - famously or infamously - the Tea Party is America’s best hope.

Good article, actually. The first paragraph got my dander up, but I'm glad I went to the link.

11 posted on 08/12/2011 4:55:48 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: TNCMAXQ

yet we are winning pretty much every election, including holding off the 30 million dollar attack in Wisconsin this week. It is an all out 24/7 war with these leftist freaks, but we are holding our ground pretty well.


12 posted on 08/12/2011 4:56:13 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: mdittmar

Dear DC Establishment,

The Tea Party did not come to Washington to compromise with you. We came to fight you. Defend yourselves.


13 posted on 08/12/2011 4:56:51 PM PDT by Lexington Green (FOX = RINO-TV)
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To: mdittmar

Wrong John!

Obama and Pelosi have brought us to the brink of default.


14 posted on 08/12/2011 4:56:58 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: mdittmar
ANDREWS: The buck stops with … the Tea Party

Absolutely it does. We are the people, and the buck always stops with us.
We elected these dandies and they work for us, they represent us, and we will have to face the consequences of our choices.

15 posted on 08/12/2011 4:59:12 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They're socialists don't call them liberals)
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To: All

My mistake. John has it right.

Did I mention the carnage barney frank and chris dodd are resposible for?


16 posted on 08/12/2011 4:59:23 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: arderkrag

Reminds me of that old hippy song Edge of Destruction. We used to love playing that real loud to p— off the yellow man int he Republic of.


17 posted on 08/12/2011 5:03:27 PM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I hope they keep up the BS.

Obama could begin to reduce the deficit by bringing the troops home from Afghanistan.
He promised that was going to happen in July, but he has only escalated things while tying our troops hands.

The people are sick of the price and they are sick of Obamas lies.


18 posted on 08/12/2011 5:04:54 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: whitedog57


19 posted on 08/12/2011 5:07:53 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: mdittmar

Axelrod has a long record of working for corrupt and freakish pols: John Edwards, Eliot Spitzer, Rod Blogovich.
He lies with absolute ease and specializes in dressing up far left extremists to naive independents. He is the embodiment of sleaze.


20 posted on 08/12/2011 5:24:46 PM PDT by vekzen
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To: ilgipper

agree with your comments

A lot of FReepers forget that Baraq only got 53% of the vote against McLame and a demoralized R party. This was with EVERYTHING going Obama’s way.

Baraq is a landslide loser in 2012. (assuming we can keep it a 2-way race).


21 posted on 08/12/2011 5:30:14 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: CharlyFord
Thank you for capitalizing TEA. The Taxed Enough Already essence of the party is being lost. I think someone or a bunch of someones need to start correcting every instance in our local medias when they fail to use the capital letters. The deficit would be zero had the elitist Republican establishment embraced the TEA party principles in JANUARY instead of trying to sweep them under the rug until AUGUST, the debt ceiling would not have had to be raised if they had froze spending and a Balanced Budget Amendment would have already been presented to the states and I think referred back to Congress for inclusion in the Constitution. What a bunch of gutless wonders. They sent in their best and brightest for the CR and got zilch, nada, nothing that even remotely resembled victory. They sent the same idiots in for the debt ceiling and my guess were ordered to bring their own Vaseline and became aroused at the suggestion. The only winner was the POS POTUS. They publicly declared they would do nothing to help him get reelected but got their kneepads out and put Lewinsky to shame. Why is John Boehner still speaker? Why were the wimpiest of the wimps put on the Super Pooper Committee. BOHICA.
22 posted on 08/12/2011 5:30:57 PM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: mdittmar

BTTT....Great points for educating the mush headed masses.


23 posted on 08/12/2011 5:37:52 PM PDT by right way right (Whats it gonna take?)
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