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Why Boehner Bucked the Tea Party
and Passed a Bipartisan Budget

Newsweek, by Pama Levy

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/15/2013 5:24:21 AM

On Thursday evening, the House of Representatives did the unthinkable: It passed a bipartisan budget by a whopping 332 to 94 votes. (Snip)For Gingrich, it all comes down to 2014. “I’m personally not particularly happy with this budget agreement,” Gingrich said, lambasting the compromise for raising both taxes and spending (the tax issue is largely semantic; the budget’s Republican defenders argue the deal’s surcharge on airline travel is a fee, not a tax). “But I understand strategically, if you want to keep the focus on the collapse of Obamacare, you want to set up a disastrous 2014 campaign for the Democrats, this

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mws50, 12/15/2013 5:42:39 AM     (No. 9654412)

Yep, Newsweek is a reliable news source.... {NOT!}

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Judith, 12/15/2013 6:00:59 AM     (No. 9654423)

He passed the bill because A. at heart he is a democrat and B. he knows that with this government and a gutless congress and corrupt court, conservatives of any type will be defeated or destroyed, so he has nothing to fear.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 12/15/2013 6:03:15 AM     (No. 9654426)

Naturally, it´s more important to get re-elected than to stand on principle. The GOP has been playing this bait-and-switch game for so long they are beginning to lose the suckers.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: judy, 12/15/2013 6:04:09 AM     (No. 9654428)

He passed the budget so Newsweek would love him.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Abigail4, 12/15/2013 6:35:21 AM     (No. 9654440)

If just 94 Republicans voted against, he did have a majority of the majority. He did not violate his operating principle to get this done.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: littleorby, 12/15/2013 7:11:58 AM     (No. 9654454)

As I remember #5, only 64 or ´5 republicans voted against the bill. The balance were democrats whom are up for reelection.

In any case, If Boehner´s move was a strategic one to destroy democrats in 2014, as Gingrich opines; then, I would compare his move to a suicide bombers´ strategy; that is, he is also destroying America: I guess one could say then, Tea Party conservatives are collateral damage, eh?


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 12/15/2013 7:16:11 AM     (No. 9654457)

Apparently, #6, his intent was to make a judgement call, balancing a temporary short-term loss against a permanent long-term gain. Obviously, enough of his GOP agreed with him. Even Gingrich grudgingly believes it the right decision.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 12/15/2013 7:26:10 AM     (No. 9654463)

"On Thursday evening, the House of Representatives did the unthinkable: It passed a bipartisan budget by a whopping 332 to 94 votes".

Or could it be that the Pubbies now understand that the day of reckoning is imminent so they now go along to get along with the dims.

Could it also be that the Pubbies, when the big day comes (federal government defaults and fiscal calamity, public unrest), that the Pubbies want to look like dims (which is why they hate the Tea Partiers) so it becomes harder to be blamed by the msm and the world for the fiscal disaster. My guess is that Boehner´s team understands this, just keeping it low-key.

When you think about it, QE and ultra-low interest rates are the only things keeping the gummint fiscally afloat.

While I don´t like the bipartisan budget agreement, I do understand the strategy of sinking the dim ship in 2014 and 2016 because it will be a lot harder for a restless msm (yes, even a progressively-biased journalist can get PO´d) to cover for the dims.

NSA, did you get all of this down, guys?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: geo11, 12/15/2013 7:27:00 AM     (No. 9654464)

The GOP will take most of the blame when the dollar collapses and we go into economic free fall. The Lamestreams will make sure of it. Boehner is turning his back on his conservative base and falling into a defensive crouch. He needs to man up and say no more spending.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 12/15/2013 7:44:09 AM     (No. 9654486)

For once the pubbies are playing the long game

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MirJoy, 12/15/2013 7:44:14 AM     (No. 9654487)

I forget who it was I heard describe Boehner´s office - but his description made it sound very, very, impressive. Can a man just go along to get along to keep his expansive office? - maybe...........but he has that great office space because it is given to the leadership and he is not leading at all; he´s just hail fellow, well meting all the time. We don´t need conviviality; we need simple leadership.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Daisymay, 12/15/2013 7:45:09 AM     (No. 9654489)

I think Gingrich is right about avoiding another Government Shutdown. At this point, I think the focus should be on taking Boehner down at the next opportunity. If he tries to push Immigration before 2014, he will be out! We need to put aside the bickering and do everything we can to throw out the likes of Boehner and McConnell and ELECT conservatives to put in their places. We need to regain the Senate so that we can retire Harry Reid! Lets get to work!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: littleorby, 12/15/2013 7:47:32 AM     (No. 9654494)

Then #7. I´ll ask you the question I posed to other starry eyed (dare I say, dunderheads), the other day, whom subscribe to the ´panaciac´ notion that a republican controlled House, and Senate will solve the problem:

Let me ask you: At what time(s) when republican controlled both chambers did government become smaller, less intrusive, spend less, or stem corruption, and pork laden bills . . ., to name a few possible, changes that could be viewed as positive?



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Reply 14 - Posted by: MissMolly, 12/15/2013 8:11:42 AM     (No. 9654516)

"Then #7. I´ll ask you the question I posed to other starry eyed (dare I say, dunderheads).."

That´s certainly the way to invite serious debate. /s

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Reply 15 - Posted by: mws50, 12/15/2013 9:07:20 AM     (No. 9654586)

#13, Republicans in power = 4% increase in federal government spending. Democrats in power = 7-8% increases in federal government spending. What part of that do you NOT understand?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: smcchk, 12/15/2013 9:15:30 AM     (No. 9654600)

The party of Cranky Conservatives, aka Tea Party, are here plotting to "take down," not Democrats, but GOP politicians. They seem to care about nothing else but purging the GOP. Winning back the Senate and keeping a grip on the House is a secondary concern and only a possible outcome of this purge. The tide is turning back to the GOP but with this dissension within, once again, we will lose. Perhaps it is time for the Tea Party to formally form their own party and field their own candidates.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: littleorby, 12/15/2013 9:22:56 AM     (No. 9654612)

#14: That does not answer my question. I´m not in the mood to ´debate´ the issue since there´s nothing to debate. Facts are Facts.

#15: It tell me democrats drive 40% faster than republicans.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: MissMolly, 12/15/2013 9:27:43 AM     (No. 9654618)

Well now, I´d be the last one to disturb your "mood", so we´ll just skip over you.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: littleorby, 12/15/2013 9:39:09 AM     (No. 9654635)

At a lost for words #18?

I´ll will compliment you though. Your retort is mild when compared to the Left´s condescending remarks.

STAFF: I promise. This is my last remark on this issue.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: geoguy, 12/15/2013 12:08:02 PM     (No. 9654869)

No, no, continue and don´t deny us the Sunday morning entertainment. :-)

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 12/15/2013 1:24:25 PM     (No. 9654946)

what this shows is that the difference between the face of the two major parties is one of Degree, not of Kind. Telling us that one willfully boosts spending by 7.8 per cent while the other dos it by "only" 4 per cent avoids the real need to CUT actual spending by at *least* 10 per cent per year. That means (a) ending the idiot practice of "baseline budgeting" and (b) closing entire departments and agencies. Easily half the Federal government is unconstitutional, meaning not within the defined limits and powers within the Constitution. Education, EPA, Energy, and on and on should have been shut down already. Should never have existed. Get the heck out of the U.N. and close most foreign military bases. Continue as needed.
Somehow, I don´t see the entrenched pubbies in D.C. being willing to actually shrink the size of government at all. But that is what is required.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 12/15/2013 4:53:02 PM     (No. 9655166)

"A slower suicide with the GOP".

Now that´s a campaign slogan we can all rally around!

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