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Hume: Tea Party pushed budget stand-off because GOP 'utterly failed' to restrain bloated gov't
Fox News ^ | 10/16/2013 | Brit Hume

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: brithume; teaparty; tedcruz
At least one of the talking heads gets it.

h/t Vanderleun.

1 posted on 10/17/2013 12:01:58 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Too bad he didn’t offer this analysis when it might have mattered.


2 posted on 10/17/2013 12:02:42 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

True.


3 posted on 10/17/2013 12:03:23 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito

Hume’s analysis is often a little fairer than Krauthammer’s. I appreciate him 50% of the time.


4 posted on 10/17/2013 12:04:30 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: skeeter
Too bad he didn’t offer this analysis when it might have mattered.

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...

5 posted on 10/17/2013 12:05:21 PM PDT by grobdriver
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To: mojito

Alot of the time the Brutal, Unvarnished TRUTH hits you between the eyes and it hurts and leaves a mark.


6 posted on 10/17/2013 12:07:24 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: mojito
"And if some of those things turn out to be reckless and doomed, well so be it."

No doubt there were plenty of Loyalists prior to 1776 that thought Patrick Henry, Jefferson, Madision, et. al were reckless and doomed.
7 posted on 10/17/2013 12:11:33 PM PDT by indthkr
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To: skeeter
Too bad he didn’t offer this analysis when it might have mattered.

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.

8 posted on 10/17/2013 12:11:49 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: mojito

It’s going to take a long time to undo the damage done to the conservative movement by both President Bushs.


9 posted on 10/17/2013 12:12:03 PM PDT by The Public Eye
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To: The Public Eye

W probably did the worst damage with his “New Tone in Washington.”


10 posted on 10/17/2013 12:15:22 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: mojito

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.


11 posted on 10/17/2013 12:17:23 PM PDT by Justa
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To: mojito

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.


12 posted on 10/17/2013 12:21:16 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: mojito
Little late to the party their Britster, It was formed because they didn't want their kids and grandkids to inherit the Weimar Republic because of debt amongst other things. Yes Cruz for good ( or bad if you listen to your fellow beltway bandits ) spoke up about it and took all the arrows...

The Chinese have noticed, and go to drudge to see how they think about our debt.....

13 posted on 10/17/2013 12:22:52 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: mojito

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!!!


14 posted on 10/17/2013 12:30:35 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: mojito

Utter failure. USG spending and deficit must be terminated; our fore fathers would have tarred the reps who allowed this travesty to continue.


15 posted on 10/17/2013 12:32:24 PM PDT by veracious
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To: skeeter

Skeeter - You hit the nail on the head! He was singing the tune of the establishment a few days ago!


16 posted on 10/17/2013 12:33:56 PM PDT by aragona
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To: mojito

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.


17 posted on 10/17/2013 12:36:15 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: skeeter

Xacly. Talk about a beltway sell out.


18 posted on 10/17/2013 12:38:58 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: mojito

FUBH!


19 posted on 10/17/2013 12:41:43 PM PDT by Defiant (GOPe Strategy: We have to fund Obamacare in order to see how bad it is. Good idea, guys!)
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To: mojito

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.


20 posted on 10/17/2013 12:48:23 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: mojito

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.


22 posted on 10/17/2013 12:57:50 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: mojito

Failed?

The GOP “leadership” encouraged that bloat and castigated any of their members who dared to stand against it.

Worse than Quislings.


23 posted on 10/17/2013 1:04:17 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: xzins
Don't forget to include Levin with Hannity and Rush.
24 posted on 10/17/2013 1:11:56 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito

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.


25 posted on 10/17/2013 1:18:00 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: mojito
Its funny, I've heard several talking heads lamenting the deficit today, after focusing entirely on the shutdown over the past week without a word regarding the CAUSE of the shutdown. Trying to salvage their "fair & balanced" bona fides.

Its getting real easy to see through their bullish*t.

26 posted on 10/17/2013 1:24:53 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: xzins

You’re spot on!!!!


27 posted on 10/17/2013 1:38:33 PM PDT by Gator113 (Ted Cruz is settled law.)
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To: The Public Eye
It’s going to take a long time to undo the damage done to the conservative movement by both President Bushs.

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.

28 posted on 10/17/2013 1:39:44 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: mojito
Brit Hume has been inhabiting Washington and NYC for far too long. He craves the approval of the Beltway Establishment. Hence, he must attack Cruz and the Tea Party. Since Beck left FOX I haven't watched it, and don't feel I've missed a thing.
29 posted on 10/17/2013 1:42:46 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: mojito

Pretty much the tea party movement has made a roaring comeback.


30 posted on 10/17/2013 1:54:35 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: mojito

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.


31 posted on 10/17/2013 2:27:27 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: skeeter

No kidding!!


32 posted on 10/17/2013 2:36:46 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: xzins

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.


33 posted on 10/17/2013 4:13:46 PM PDT by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: xzins
Levin has an app that lets you listen to any of his stuff, You can also sign up on iTunes for his podcast all absolutely free. Of course you can always go to his web page and listen to any of his shows.

Mark Levin Show

34 posted on 10/18/2013 7:58:30 AM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: itsahoot

Thanks, itsahoot


35 posted on 10/18/2013 8:33:47 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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