Something is very wrong in the world when the most dogmatic and inflexible president in recent memory can make unreasonable demands of his GOP budget opponents and yet be confident they´ll be blamed for the impasse. It is past time Barack Obama be held accountable for his intentionally irresponsible fiscal policies that are guaranteed to take us into national bankruptcy. It is outrageous enough that he is steering us into insolvency, but it is unbearable that he´s fraudulently blaming the Republican Party for it to boot. This is not a close call, and reasonable people,
Comments: If only Boehner would listen. I´m not holding my breath.
Second, the biased LSM will distort or not cover the message if he did. He is fighting two opponent groups, not one.
Politically, he should allow a bill to extend the Bush rates for those under $250K and implementing what NerØbama campaigned on to come to a vote, and have the Pubs vote "present" to deny the Dems political cover.
On principle, oppose any of the new demands that have been put on the table by Geithner.
For the country, block any more increases in the debt limit, any more quantitative easing by the Fed, and any more continuing resolutions. Force the Dems to come up with a balanced budget - right now. The spending cuts will follow.
If you´re going to be the bad guys, then just do it and fix the country.
It´ll never happen. We all know Boehner will cave.
Friend he OWNS the propaganda media, it does not make even a small difference what the Republicans do, they will be blamed for all of the incompetent administrations stupidity and errors. The media will play the "What if game" and the conservatives will always be wrong to them.
Someday we may get a honest media, but that is at least 2 or 3 decades away, because it will only happen after the current crop of liberal kool-aid drinker retire or die. The media no longer understand the idea of integrity and so their credibility is not a factor in their decision process.
Republicans need to redefine the cliff with a Conservative Probationary Solution: Quarterly Budgeting Hammer and Quarterly Debt Ceiling Anvil
The House needs to pass a First-Quarter Budget with across-the-board Spending Cuts and a lower Flat Tax now.
If the Senate and Obama fail to agree, they own the consequences.
They will have to cave either before or after going over the cliff of their own making.
Once it passes, repeat for Next-Quarter Budget with more Spending Cuts Nd reduced Capital Gains Tax to spur investment in Private Sector Jobs.
Repeat approach for Quarterly Debt Ceiling Increases to cover "Overspending", authorizing ONLY increases equal to the already-achieved 4-to1 Spending Reductions compared to prior-year spending for the same Quarter. The Federal Reserve can expand the Money Supply to cover the Overspending Balance.
Televise a Quarterly House Review of Obama´s Spending-Cut Performance, highlighting Waste, Fraud and Abuse (WFA) examples of why Spending Cuts need to continue as long as Obama fails to eliminate WFA.
Hold a 1-hour drama-filled Review of a different Department or Entity every single day during Prime Time as the Citizens´ Government Reality Show! Include video clips of Government Waste-in-Action. Give the head of each Department 30 seconds to answer each example.
I am so tired of reading posts that claim that if we give Obama everything he wants we won´t be blamed for the inevitable disaster. This all started as a knee jerk reaction to the election loss. Who believes that facts and logic will every penetrate the thick skull of Obama supporters such as the Obama phone woman. We will always get the blame when the population is so poorly educated and motivated by envy and jealousy. Obama has control of the mindless mob. Why not disrupt Obama plans completely by holding fast on the debt ceiling and force him to cut the handouts. This is the only lever left and it should be used.
Boehner has put himself into a lose-lose situation. He needs to go on national TV and state he will do nothing until the leader of the nation leads. If he goes along with tax hikes, no matter what the form, the TEA (taxed enough already) PARTY will make sure all who cave will have opposition in 2014. If this means the end of the party; so what? If the Republicans will not stand on principle they need to go.
You have to figure that Obama believes that he has the wimpy Republicans by the short hairs and is not about to let go.
The Republicans should not vote for any liberal Democrat tax boost that will serve up the liberal Democrats political cover and the ability to blame the Republicans when the liberal Democrat initiative itself goes off a fiscal cliff, and the liberal Democrats come back and claim that it is time to raise up middle class tax rates as they surely will.
Howard Dean already let the cat out of the bag. Taxes are going up on everybody and all those who were ready to gouge the "rich" will suffer. Obama wants to tax everybody and that is why he doubled up his demands after the election to send the nation over the cliff. Anyone who doesn´t understand this now never will. They are blinded by envy and jealousy into acting against their own best interests.
Is Boehner of the OLD fossilized GOP school if he thinks a compromize regarding this core principle of Liberty in America will satisfy the hungry dragon of statitism which is stalking the land, or is he not? We will soon see if indeed he is a champion for Liberty or just another statist beltway pol.
David Limbaugh is exactly right to demand accountibility for the odeous results of the dems´ statist policies which have been UNQUESTIONABLY harming the USA every which way since the 1960´s militants became tenured.
Every year, the House has done its´ Constitutional duty and passed a spending bill, all spending must originate with the House.
Every year, Dirty Harry Reid has failed to allow those bills to even go to the floor of the Senate for a vote.
Every year, Boehner should have been going to every possible talk show to decry the do-nothing Senate that put us so "near the fiscal cliff" and failed to do its´ Constitutional duty and pass a budget bill.
That Boehner did not go to the media and complain about Reid and 0bama is a travesty, he should not be removing committee members, he should be removed from his leadership position.
As comments here have noted, Bamster owns the corrupt lying media.
"Going over the fiscal cliff" is for wimps.
Instead, simply no longer raise the debt ceiling.
The ensuing catastrophe will finish off Obama. It cannot be spun. The media ho´s will try... But... Bamster spends too much. No raising of debt ceiling... and... Bamster cannot wildly spend... He hits the wall as everything tanks.
Bamster will own the catastrophe at last. It´s perfectly reasonable to simply not allow more borrowing... more deficit making.. more idiotic wild spending.
Put your feet down and let Bammy hit the wall. He will not know what to do, trust me.
It cannot be spun. He overspent. Obvious. The liars will no longer be able to cover for him. We will have a catastrophe... and Bamster will own it. Just what he deserves.
They say the two happiest days of your life are... the day you buy a boat... and the day you sell it.
Bammy has made history... Our first black radical nut job president... and our last one, too. "Buh-Bye!!"
I certainly agree that it is time to turn the tables. Unfortunately America does not have an organization that is capable of accomplishing that task. What we have is an opposing party that co-opts and kills off any group that threatens to become capable of turning the tables. As long as the GOP exists, the tables will stay right where they are.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Monday that the Obama administration is making the United States look "like a bunch of cowards" by closing 19 embassies amid intelligence reports about possible terrorist attacks. Gohmert, guest-hosting on Sean Hannity´s radio program Monday, said the administration failed to learn from last year´s deadly attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, which killed four Americans. "We don´t want any more people to die," Gohmert said in response to a caller´s question. "But it brings us back to the question that [then-Secretary of State] Hillary Clinton asked, what difference does
Attorney General Eric Holder has racked up more than $4.2 million in travel expenses over four years, including $697,525 in taxpayer-provided personal trips to resort areas like Martha´s Vineyard and Atlantic City, according to documents provided to the watchdog group Judicial Watch. The records from Justice and provided to Secrets show that Holder, who is required to travel on government aircraft because of security, submitted bills of $16,452.50 to speak at Al Sharpton´s National Action Network on New York in April 2011, $38,108.18 in expenses to address the pro-immigration reform group LULAC
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In an interview for The Guardian Weekend magazine, actor Matt Damon recently weighed in with his thoughts on how President Barack Obama has handled the scandals that have engulfed his administration since the spring. Damon, a vocal supporter of the president since his 2008 campaign for national office, said that Obama is overcompensating for his lack of military background with his tough response to controversies like how the government is responding to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. The actor said that Obama is allowing himself to “get bullied” and is acting as though is “manhood”
White House press secretary Jay Carney dismissed questions Monday about whether the Obama administration had taken its eye off the threat of terrorism since the killing of Osama bin Laden. Carney said that the “president has been clear that the threat from Al Qaeda very much remains,” and said officials were particularly concerned about affiliates of the terror group outside its main “core” in Afghanistan and Pakistan. “As Al Qaeda´s core has been diminished through the efforts of the United States and our allies, affiliate organizations, including in particular,
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As the one year anniversary of the deadly attack on an American consulate in Benghazi approaches, journalists have begun to take another look into the scandal surrounding the government’s response to that terrorist event. Last week, CNN aired two striking reports revealing that the Central Intelligence Agency had a large number of agents on the ground on the night of the attack and that a suspect in the attack has never been interviewed by investigators. Following these revelatory reports, which some in President Barack Obama’s administration believe represent a political threat,
In an exclusive to Breitbart News, Monday morning, the Republican National Committee (RNC) announced that unless NBC and CNN dump their planned Hillary projects, the RNC will refuse to allow either network to host any 2016 primary debates (which are ratings winners and news makers). This afternoon, via Twitter, NBC News released a statement where they claimed that the NBC News division has no involvement with a project being produced by the NBC Entertainment division. The "project" is a flashy miniseries that has already cast Academy Award-nominee Diane Lane as Hillary Clinton.
In an exclusive interview for The Grio, NBCUniversal’s African-American news and opinion website, Oprah Winfrey weighed in with her unvarnished thoughts on the killing of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman. Winfrey said that, in her mind, Martin’s murder and that of Emmett Till in 1955 – whose killers were also acquitted – were the “same thing.” However, she added that it is important to keep in mind how much race relations in America have progressed over the last half-century. In a clip of the interview which aired on NBC’s Today, Oprah told The Grio’s Chris
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And the award goes to Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the “hottest” political figure in the country, according to a new temperature poll. Voters were asked to give politicians a number from 0-100 representing how they feel about that figure, with 0 being least favorable, or coldest, and 100 being most favorable, or warmest, in the new Quinnipiac survey on Monday. Christie’s mean score was 53.1, topping the heap. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in a close second, at 52.1 degrees, and third was Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.),
Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday endorsed President Obama’s move to close nearly two dozen U.S. embassies and consulates in the Middle East and Africa for the day, calling the terrorism threat behind the decision “scary.” Graham, R-S.C., said the administration’s awareness of the threats prove that the controversial surveillance by the National Security Agency is needed. Graham told CNN’s State of the Union he was recently briefed about the terrorist threat along with Vice President Joe Biden and believes the administration is making a move that takes into account the deaths of four Americans,
White House insiders say President Barack Obama is in “a funk” about what he sees as increasing stagnation and failures surrounding his second term and some worry that the President is becoming more distant and distracted. “He’s not the same Obama that came to the Oval Office after the 2008 elections,” a senior White House aided confided to friends in an email recently. “I’m worried.” Chicago Mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel tells friends that the Presidency has changed his longtime friend Obama and many of those changes are “not good.”
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For nearly a year, we have had no answer to why the administration lied about Benghazi — why it told the world, not to mention the parents of our murdered SEALs at the funeral of their sons, that the cause of that fatal conflagration was an anti-Islamic video no one saw, when the various arms of our executive branch (White House, State and intelligence) already knew, or strongly suspected, it was a terror attack orchestrated by al-Qaeda affiliates. You only have to read the now infamous talking points to know that. That this lie was deeply immoral is obvious.
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Today, across Africa, Araby and Asia, from Nouakchott to Dhaka, the diplomatic facilities of the United States are closed. There’s a Tsarnaev out there, somewhere – could be the Mahgreb, the Levant, the Horn of Africa, the Indian sub-continent – who knows? So, as Richard Fernandez writes, “Shelter in place, this time globally.” Maybe it will work. Maybe by the end of the day there will be, unlike Benghazi a year on, men in custody. But if not? Daniel Pipes: Don’t know about you, but I find this pre-emptive cringing unworthy of a great country, even humiliating.
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I have a suggestion. How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley? If the purpose of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian is to remember racial controversies, as the proposed Trayvon exhibit seems to confirm, then how about an honest look at the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes? Particular attention should be paid to the role of the media in both the Trayvon and Tawana materials. Unquestionably, the media stirred up racial animus, and these incidents both contributed to raising racial tensions.
Police shot and killed an armed teen in the South Bronx early today after the suspect opened fire and refused to drop his gun, police said. Two rookie cops heard shots fired near East 151st Street and Courtlandt Avenue around 3 a.m. and ran in the direction of fire, police said. The uniformed officers saw Shaaliver Douse, 14, of the South Bronx, chasing another person through the streets, according to cops. Douse, who was arrested in May on attempted murder charges for shooting a 15-year-old, fired at the man running on East 151st Street this morning, police said.