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1.1 Trillion Reasons to Dump
Boehner and McConnell

American Thinker, by J. Robert Smith

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Posted By:SpeedMaster, 1/18/2014 6:51:59 AM

Late Thursday afternoon, the Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending measure that´s best described as a fix -- fix, as in an act of Republican perfidy and chicanery. The process was rigged by Speaker Boehner and Senate Minority Leader McConnell (doubtless with a wink and a nod from Harry Reid) to push through the gargantuan spending measure while giving House and Senate Republicans cover on ObamaCare funding. The bill was an incomprehensible 1,582 pages. Here´s how it worked. House Republicans passed the spending bill with a provision to strip funding from ObamaCare. In the Senate, Harry Reid used rules to

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 1/18/2014 7:06:51 AM     (No. 9696616)

So what have we got at this point given Boehner´s and McConnell´s behavior?

Pubbies + dimmies = one-party rule.

This is garbage. I´ve seen enough. We need a third-party more now than ever before so some people can pare down this DC behemoth. Political stature, self-serving maneuvering, and political bickering rather than how we used to do it - government by the people, now the new norm in DC.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: planetgeo, 1/18/2014 7:08:50 AM     (No. 9696618)

Seriously, they can´t even be called RINOs any more. They´re more like Republicrats now. A two-headed freak oligarchy.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 1/18/2014 7:24:21 AM     (No. 9696634)

There are no "crystal clear contrasts" between Democrats and Republicans who have been in Congress over 12 years. They morph into the same thing - power mongers whose only goal is to maintain their power.

The lack of term limits will be the downfall of what the founders established. They have voted for themselves advantages like their ability to maintain a war chests of campaign money, and the ability to give their excess to another candidate who will then owe them their loyalty when they get elected.

It has become a sleazy den of thieves. But a few fine states like Texas have stepped up. Now it is time for Kentucky, Nevada and Ohio to put the survival of their nation ahead of the goodies their power mongers bring home.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Muguy, 1/18/2014 8:46:11 AM     (No. 9696707)

I agree with my previous L.dotters--
We can´t even consider these "sell outs" RINOs any more.

How about Dems´r´us?

It would appear that the fiscal conservatives and social conservatives who don´t like big government have a new enemy... the republican ´party´ itself!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: littleorby, 1/18/2014 9:02:43 AM     (No. 9696731)

Well stated #3.

Incidentally, have all of you logged on to:

www.primaryboehner.com

and signed the petition?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: right-turn, 1/18/2014 9:06:45 AM     (No. 9696734)

At one time I considered Harry Reid in a class by himself for everything bad about Congress. Now it appears we have self-proclaimed republicans trying to join him.

Disgusting!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mikkins2, 1/18/2014 9:10:41 AM     (No. 9696737)

This is a great example as to why the Republican Establishment is threatened by Ted Cruz and others supported by the Tea Party movement. They expose the Republican Establishment for the complicit taxpayer money spending cowards they are. Its all a game to them to see how much they can get, how long they can get it, and still pretend to be against big government.

I eagerly await the coherent explanations I know will be forthcoming from the friends of the Republican Establishment. I am sure this is all just a 1.1 trillion dollar misunderstanding about how us Tea Party rubes don´t get how the system works.

Your still a Republican because....?

Got Tea?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: NYC RAL, 1/18/2014 9:40:04 AM     (No. 9696782)

REPLACE them ALL. Farmer Washington had the correct mindset as he rode away from Independence Hall that day in Philadelphia March 4, 1797. Left the farm to serve the Country in the Army. Lead the Country as President then return to his regular job. Let John Adams do his job. STOP PROFESSIONAL POLITICIANS. We don´t need Royalty. We left them in England when this country declared it´s independence. Term limits should start ASAP for everyone including the judges many who headline regularly with their decisions. So many of theses poor folks often exhibit symptoms of mental illness and not the wisdom of Solomon. They too should know the price of a loaf of bread, gallon of gasoline, a gallon of milk and a dozen eggs. Most of our Government doesn´t have a clue. Have you ever watched C-Span?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: nimby, 1/18/2014 9:43:54 AM     (No. 9696787)

GOP should change their name to DLP ( democratic lite party).

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 1/18/2014 9:47:59 AM     (No. 9696792)

Usually, by now, the GOP Establishment defenders have shown up to lecture us "purists" on how ignorant we are about the superior tactics of their heroes.

They must have slept in this morning.

Meanwhile, back in DC, a trillion here, a trillion there...yawn.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Freeloader, 1/18/2014 10:03:26 AM     (No. 9696826)

Memo To: Senator Mitch McConnell And Representative John Boehner---The 113th United States Congress

From: The Desk Of General George S. Patton, Jr., Former Commanding General, The United States 3rd Army (Europe)

"Gentlemen---Lead, Follow Or Get The Hell Out Of The Way! It´s Time You Two ´Cheese Eaters´ Got With The Program!---L´ Audace, L´ Audace, Toujous L´ Audace!"


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Reply 12 - Posted by: Gretchen, 1/18/2014 10:06:05 AM     (No. 9696830)

Don´t worry #10, they´ll show up eventually, with some political twerking to distract us from the truth.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/18/2014 10:20:22 AM     (No. 9696847)

Don´t you get the feeling that the corruptocrats Boehner and McConnell do not fear the people, as they should? Somehow they assume Big Government will go on forever, and that at some time they will be back in power using the same corrupt strategies that are forcing our rapidly increasing downward spiral.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: horacer, 1/18/2014 10:39:27 AM     (No. 9696866)

This is ridiculous. Every Senate Republican voted against Obamacare in 2010. Every Senate Democrat voted for it. Every Senate Republican has voted to repeal ObamaCare. Voting on defunding again does nothing. The public knows who´s for and against the law. Ted Cruz´s plan last year to defund was no plan at all. The government shutdown for two weeks, was Obamacare halted? No! 90% of the spending is mandatory. Boehner had a cr on the table last September that was under 1 trillion and kept all the sequester cuts in place. The Senate would have passed it, Obama would have signed it. Cruz let his own personal ambition and desire for the limelight overcome good judgement. He´s partially to blame for the lousy bill that just passed. I like Cruz and his inclination to shake things up, but I question his judgement.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 1/18/2014 10:42:06 AM     (No. 9696869)

Well stated, #14.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ramona, 1/18/2014 11:01:24 AM     (No. 9696911)

Our establishment friends have completely missed the point; notice that neither Posters #14/15 provide examples of how successful their strategy has been for Conservatives (or Republicans, for that matter).

FTA: "Simply astonishingly stupid and cowardly. In an election year, particularly one as critical as 2014, it´s not time for a "respite," it´s time to sharpen differences and up the conflict. The point is to provide voters with crystal clear contrasts to compel choices. What Boehner and McConnell did by greasing the skids for this mammoth spending bill was give Democrats a "Get out of Jail Free" card. It´s what one would expect from RINOs, who´d rather accommodate than fight."

Bring back the Marlboro men - Conservatives who would rather fight than accommodate the Prog playbook.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/18/2014 11:05:11 AM     (No. 9696926)

Perhaps it is #16 who has a bit of disconnect. I believe #14 stated the facts quite clearly.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Caveman, 1/18/2014 11:06:19 AM     (No. 9696932)

Headline should read:
1.1 Trillion MORE reasons to dump Boehner and McConnell.


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Reply 19 - Posted by: Calico Al, 1/18/2014 11:20:49 AM     (No. 9696959)

The question is how many GOP congress people are willing to dump these two?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/18/2014 11:25:26 AM     (No. 9696970)

It took the defenders of this travesty a lot longer to jump in than I thought it would. Probably hung over from their beltway cocktail parties in celebration of bi-partisanship.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: ramona, 1/18/2014 11:45:04 AM     (No. 9696997)

Clint Roberts from Presho was the "Marlboro Man" in congress - the photo here shows him with President Reagan:
http://www.keloland.com/newsdetail.cfm/clint-roberts-the-marlboro-man/?id=133779

My college roommate was from Presho, which is why I remember him. One of her relatives stuck a Roberts bumper sticker on her green Hornet without her permission and was she ever ticked!

In response to Poster #17, my point in #16 was not that #14 incorrectly stated facts. So Barney Boehner and friends got a couple of really, really easy votes right in years past. Now we want them to step up to the plate and fight where it counts. Perhaps #17 could try to explain how this latest Boehner/McConnell move helps establish the crystal clear contrast for which Mr. Smith (and most of us here) yearn.

RtP

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Reply 22 - Posted by: snichols, 1/18/2014 11:50:50 AM     (No. 9697006)

I don´t like what is going on either, but Reid has the control, and the pubs get blamed for everything bad happening. With all the picking at each other, it will be a surprise to me if the pubs win the senate this year, and even keep the house. They all need to get smart, and fight the dims instead of each other

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 1/18/2014 11:55:07 AM     (No. 9697012)

What the gals just can´t seem to get is that by fighting against funding Obamacare, Ted Cruz made GOP opposition to it visible and clear in the weeks before implementation. He understood that if you fund it without a fight or, worse, try to "fix" it, you co-own it. Now Republicans can run on this issue as Democrats run from it.

Since then, the GOP leadership has worked with Democrats to 1. End the sequester, 2. Reduce veterans benefits, and 3. Pass a 1.1 trillion spending bill that no one has read. And that´s somehow all Ted Cruz´s fault because we could have gotten a better deal from the Democrats before Obamacare collapsed. Sure we would have.

I think the deal then was another bag of sucker bait to break Republicans on principle before negotiating away any GOP advantages. But let´s assume that deal was for real, and that Obama wouldn´t have walked away from it at the last minute (even though it likely wasn´t and he would have). Now ask yourself: If the shutdown was so bad for Republicans, why were the Democrats so willing to cut a better deal with Boehner back then? What did they want so badly? Answer: GOP co-owners (read "suckers") for Obamacare.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 1/18/2014 3:31:07 PM     (No. 9697219)

In regards to the 100% Republican vote against Obamacare in 2010:
This vote is offered up as evidence to prove that the Republican Establishment stood strong in a crucial fight and cast votes in a unified effort against the most egregious of socialist transformations, and therefore has only the best interests of the country in their hearts. This unified vote is always referenced whenever conservatives point out GOP collusion with the socialist statists.
Its been three plus years since that vote. Three years of seeing the dims boxed into corners and the GOP step gentlemanly aside to enable their escape. It has been two years now and Boehner still refuses to use his majority status. (See NJ Assembly for a recent example.)
It has led me to wonder about the true motivation for that vote. Was it really because the GOP held strong constitutional principles, or were their egos bruised by the heavy-handed gavel of Pelosi? Their "good friends across the aisle" totally dissed the entire GOP by locking them out of meetings, and allowing no committee hearings or amendments. That smack down had to leave a mark. I submit that the GOP total "no" vote on Obamacare was not due to their principled opposition, but because their feelings were hurt. A second theory would be that since none of their votes were necessary the Cartel Party allowed the 100% negative “R” vote to give their right-wing cover with the “masses”.

Either way explains their subsequent tepid response to all things “progressive” and their virulent response against their own voters who dare to espouse the principles of our Constitution.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: absalom, 1/18/2014 3:33:04 PM     (No. 9697220)

Paraphrasing Disraeli, " The function and responsibility of an Opposition is to oppose w/firmness and vigor, so as to create choice and invigorate ideas among electors". As days passe it is beyond obvious, except for the GOP Est. sycophants and rationalizers, that the R´s are a gang of unprincipled frauds and hustlers driven by fear and self interest. But it will do them no good as the Party is fatally divided against itself. That R party identification, as Gallup points out, continues to fall during the tenure of a incompetent clown like Obama is a death knell that tells voters everything they need to know about the GOP!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: enuf8, 1/18/2014 4:08:57 PM     (No. 9697247)

Lies and games.......that is what we are seeing in Congress and have seen for the last ump-teen years. They do this to protect their perks and don´t give a darn about the solvency of this nation.

Time to adhere to Peter Schweizer´s advice and "Throw Them ALL Out"!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: franq, 1/18/2014 4:15:42 PM     (No. 9697253)

They´re not even pretending to lead.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 1/18/2014 9:09:43 PM     (No. 9697398)

To all of the posters who keep saying get rid of Boehner and McConnell, among others, I am willing to bet that both men keep their jobs come November. If it was that easy to get rid of people we don´t like, my senator, Dingy Harry Reid would have been ousted years ago. Also, I don´t like everything our Republicans do, but I am in the camp of voting for the lesser of the evils. I guess that makes me "establishment" in the eyes of some on this forum.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Penney, 1/18/2014 10:20:12 PM     (No. 9697430)

Remember then Speaker of the House Tom Foley(D-WA.) was NOT re-elected by the voters of his state, demonstrating that it is quite possible to replace even, ´the high & mighty,´ when the public trust is betrayed.

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Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
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To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
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WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
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Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
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Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal


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