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Republicans urged to
call Democrats’ bluff

Washington Times, by Seth McLaughlin

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/2/2012 10:34:49 PM

Grover Norquist says Republicans will emerge victorious from the “fiscal cliff” fight if they put television cameras in the negotiating room and smoke out Democrats over their reluctance to cut entitlement programs — the biggest drivers of federal spending and the national debt. In a meeting with editors and reporters of The Washington Times, Mr. Norquist, the head of Americans for Tax Reform and father of the group’s influential “no new taxes” pledges, said Republicans are at a tipping point after 20 years of building their anti-tax brand, and the most disastrous thing lawmakers in the GOP could do

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 12/2/2012 11:00:23 PM     (No. 9045157)

That would assume that any of them has one ounce of "balls".
They don´t. As soon as they became Republican House Members, the first thing they had to relinquish were their "balls".
Even though none of them possessed them in the first place...
"Please, don´ look ah mee! Don´ look at mee balls...!"

- John Boehner

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Reply 2 - Posted by: CEP, 12/2/2012 11:01:20 PM     (No. 9045158)

The Founding Fathers put it all on the line for the Country, our Military put it all on the line for the Country. Politicians should do what is right for the Country,

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MissMann, 12/2/2012 11:11:45 PM     (No. 9045162)

Norquist has this right, I think. Conservatives have to realize that there are many Americans that either don´t know or have the wrong idea about why we oppose raising taxes.

We´re the choir and we´ve been sung to plenty already. It is time to invite in the rest of America. It is time for some different thinking about how we sell ourselves.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: neanderthal, 12/2/2012 11:16:01 PM     (No. 9045167)

does anyone realistically expect this bunch of self-serving pseudo-Republican socialists to somehow change their behavior for the next month? Why?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 12/2/2012 11:41:01 PM     (No. 9045185)

Why settle for the Tooth fairy when you can have Santa Claws!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 12/3/2012 3:23:48 AM     (No. 9045279)

Reply 1, we are sick of that kind of talk. Stop it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/3/2012 3:24:36 AM     (No. 9045280)

I know some Republicans feel no criticism of the House is best during this period. The problem is, we have only the House Leadership´s past behavior to go by and therefore, we are not hopeful for a good outcome. Boehner is paid to be Speaker. If he is truly as out of ideas as he seems to be, then he needs to step down.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/3/2012 4:11:13 AM     (No. 9045293)

I´ve never understood why republicans don´t get more credit for being against higher taxes than they do.The reason is actually pretty simple. Dem voters have a financial stake in elections,so they show up in droves. Taxpayers simply aren´t that motivated.

People are duped into believing that whatever tax increases happen,it wont involve them. I mean,home values have plummeted,so you would think property taxes would go down also. Nuh uh,they just raise the assessment rate and viola,you´re paying the same taxes.It´s all for the children,so shut up and start liking it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: belwhatter, 12/3/2012 4:17:06 AM     (No. 9045295)

Any thought of taxes being raised is anathema to anyone who believes in tea party or nine twelvers principles. This is lazy government in the extreme - we hire politicians to conduct the country´s business not to destroy everyone´s livelihood.The Declaration of Independence states clearly our inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: patriot in texas, 12/3/2012 6:37:50 AM     (No. 9045363)

The answer is ... show me your budget. Under law a budget is required. Put one up for vote and then we will talk.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 12/3/2012 8:09:43 AM     (No. 9045480)

The Democrats tell America we have a revenue problem.

We don´t!
We have a spending problem.
It is time we DO go over the “fiscal cliff” because that is the only way to stop the red ink.

Let the Republicans be "blamed" for stopping the spending.
Democrats will never be able to stop their addiction of taking our money, borrowing more, and "investing” it in creating lifetime dependency for their constituents.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: Yephora, 12/4/2012 9:56:38 AM     (No. 9047704)

"Call bluff? Gosh, how do you do that?"

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