Skip to comments.Hume: Tea Party pushed budget stand-off because GOP 'utterly failed' to restrain bloated gov't
Posted on 10/17/2013 12:01:57 PM PDT by mojito
...Senator Cruz and his adherents do not view things in conventional terms. They look back over the past half-century, including the supposedly golden era of Ronald Reagan, and see the uninterrupted forward march of the American left. Entitlement spending never stopped growing. The regulatory state continued to expand. The national debt grew and grew and finally in the Obama years, exploded. They see an American population becoming unrecognizable from the free and self-reliant people they thought they knew. And they see the Republican Party as having utterly failed to stop the drift toward an unfree nation supervised by an overweening and bloated bureaucracy. They are not interested in Republican policies that merely slow the growth of this leviathan. They want to stop it and reverse it. And they want to show their supporters they'll try anything to bring that about.
"And if some of those things turn out to be reckless and doomed, well so be it."
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Too bad he didn’t offer this analysis when it might have mattered.
Hume’s analysis is often a little fairer than Krauthammer’s. I appreciate him 50% of the time.
Even afterwords he was singing a different tune - just a couple of nights ago - bashing Cruz.
Pissed me off so much I turned off the TV and went for a walk...
Alot of the time the Brutal, Unvarnished TRUTH hits you between the eyes and it hurts and leaves a mark.
I'll bet his twitter/email account has been smokin' with hot opinions. lol
Sorry Brit, you've got a long way to go before we trust you again.
It’s going to take a long time to undo the damage done to the conservative movement by both President Bushs.
W probably did the worst damage with his “New Tone in Washington.”
He completely avoided the one issue which hurts all Americans: deficit spending causes inflation. This affects savers and benefit recipients (SS, EBT, etc.) disproportionately. They should be on our side but no one has mentioned the damage rampant fed deficit spending poses to them.
Brit Hume, eloquent backstabber of Team Romney/Rove,
always supports Obama and the DNC and al Qaeda
... until exposed or too late, like now.
His liberal positions are usually
far to the LEFT of even Juan Williams.
The Chinese have noticed, and go to drudge to see how they think about our debt.....
We are indeed lucky that Hume “gets it”!!! The saying “a few good men” has and carries some powerful weight. The Roman Empire had no “few good men” when it needed them most. Thank God we have eighteen (18) Senators and one hundred forty six (146) House members that are a “few good men”!!!
And....we will prevail as a free, vibrant, growing, powerful, profitable nation, and...will not collapse like Rome, Germany, Japan, Russia, Italy, Cuba, Venezuela, etc And....please.....take “men” to include women, too....cause we got some great ones in the Tea Party, Pubbie ranks of “Freedom” fighters!!!
Utter failure. USG spending and deficit must be terminated; our fore fathers would have tarred the reps who allowed this travesty to continue.
Skeeter - You hit the nail on the head! He was singing the tune of the establishment a few days ago!
Yes, Mr. Hume does get it but he can’t fathom it. The inside the Beltway crew just can’t understand anything beyond the “winners and losers” game. Everything to them is about the next election, the short term. That is why they can’t grasp why anyone would play a long game. Why wouild Cruz and Lee make a stand that would likely fail and make them “losers” in the Beltway boys book?
It is called a stand and it is one worth taking. Coming from this voter I could care the less if the consequences of taking a principled stand against the destruction of this country is that we keep losing elections. Quite frankly, winning (when it happens) with the go along get along get along GOP-e crew has gotten us nothing, nadda, ziltch.
Xacly. Talk about a beltway sell out.
If I were to counterfeit 80 billion US dollars per month, I would be arrested, all my assets impounded, and be put in prison for life.
The con man community organizer is doing it with impunity.
Brit Hume doesn’t get it. Brit Hume spent his time loathing Cruz and Lee, and harping against them.
He is simply now reingratiating himself with his base of readers and listeners now that they have lost. If the war were still ongoing, he’d be channeling Karl Rove, Lamar Alexander, and the like.
The ONLY 2 solid hosts supporting Cruz and Lee throughout were Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh.
All the rest, including Hume, Ingraham, et al were reporting on it as Tea Party Doomed to Failure Folly.
The GOP “leadership” encouraged that bloat and castigated any of their members who dared to stand against it.
Worse than Quislings.
He only gets a small bit of it. Normally he’s right out there with the pack, denigrating Tea Party efforts and the candidate they support.
Its getting real easy to see through their bullish*t.
You’re spot on!!!!
In time past you would have been excoriated for aying that. Proves that pain can wise people up. I didn't hate the Bushs but I certainly recognized them for what they were, the lessor of two evils. Sadly all that did was slow down the fall.
Pretty much the tea party movement has made a roaring comeback.
I will gladly add Levin. I don’t get him here on the radio until very late, so your report is solid for me, mojito.
10pm-midnight is his local time, and I’m not listening to very much at all at that time. Rarely a movie, sometimes sports, and sometimes the internet, but most often I’ve dozed off. Old age is creeping up.
I’d include Gregg Gutfeld among those Fox hosts supporting Cruz and Lee. This guy is pretty deep in with the Tea Party.
He makes mincemeat of Bob Beckel on a daily basis with a biting sardonic humor.