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GOP ready to surrender
on debt ceiling

Politico, by Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan

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Posted By:congaree53, 1/29/2014 1:23:11 PM

House Republicans are getting ready to surrender: There will be no serious fight over the debt limit. The most senior figures in the House Republican Conference are privately acknowledging that they will almost certainly have to pass what’s called a clean debt ceiling increase in the next few months, abandoning the central fight that has defined their three-year majority. The reason for the shift in dynamics in this fight is clear. Congress has raised the debt limit twice in a row without drastic policy concessions from President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats, essentially ceding ground to Democrats. Obama and Senate Majority Leader

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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 1/29/2014 1:32:15 PM     (No. 9710421)

Somebody explain to me what the RINO´s are doing? The whole lot of them need to be thrown under the bus...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/29/2014 1:32:31 PM     (No. 9710422)

If Politico said it it must be.......Oh. never mind.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 1/29/2014 1:32:45 PM     (No. 9710423)

Oh, those Pubbies - - they´re so tricky!

They´re pretending to just like the demonrats - - voting for one leftist idea after another - - just to fool everyone. Then - - when they take over the government - - they´re going to throw off their RINO disguises and show their true free-market, Constitutional principles.

So don´t be fooled, folks - - it´s all a big trick!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: KTWO, 1/29/2014 1:33:12 PM     (No. 9710424)

The "Kick Me" poster boys. "Thank you Sir. May, I have another Sir?"

The Debt Ceiling is the wrong issue. Until they will stand firm and block spending the debt must increase.

And when do they ever they stand firm?



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Reply 5 - Posted by: JimS, 1/29/2014 1:33:34 PM     (No. 9710425)

The girlie-men in the Republican leadership fear another government shutdown in an election year, and are trying to keep a low profile.

How about this, Boehner. Attach just one rider to the debt ceiling increase authorization--restoration of military pension funding.

Dare Harry Reid and Obama to veto that and shut down the government.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dogbreath, 1/29/2014 1:35:53 PM     (No. 9710431)

Goodbye, GOP. I´m voting Libertarian, Traitors.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: nimby, 1/29/2014 1:37:45 PM     (No. 9710439)

Boehner needs to be kicked to the curb!! He is the worst of the lot. I hate to say this, but maybe needs to take lessons from Pelosi how to act like a speaker.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 1/29/2014 1:41:01 PM     (No. 9710448)

The Establishment Republicans have spent so much time backing away from their core principles they no longer have any principles to stand on.

#5 Has a wonderful idea. Please, Low Ts, just once try a moral stand...it will do you good and you will feel wonderful when you win.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JediJerry, 1/29/2014 2:04:55 PM     (No. 9710493)

Boehner and McConnell are on their knees bowing down to the Master. These two plantation slaves are crying, begging and pleading with the Democrats to not beat them any more, please don´t beat us Master, we will do anything you want just quit beating us. The beatings will continue whether you comply or not. Now get back to the cotton field. Sadly Lincoln freed the slaves and Ohbummer has re-enslaved all of us.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/29/2014 2:14:18 PM     (No. 9710508)

Don`t bother calling your congressperson. They don`t care about you and will not listen unless you have a huge check in your hand with their name on it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Ribicon, 1/29/2014 2:23:03 PM     (No. 9710520)

"Unexpectedly." As if.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: watashiyo, 1/29/2014 2:35:57 PM     (No. 9710534)

Time for HOUSE cleaning.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/29/2014 2:46:46 PM     (No. 9710547)

GOP ready to surrender on ____________________ (put issue here)_____________.

IF the Libs in Congress on both sides of the isle were stripped naked, that place would be so ugly it would make hell look good!


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Reply 14 - Posted by: Stlouislaxbros dad, 1/29/2014 2:58:55 PM     (No. 9710566)


"Run away...run away."

(from Monty Python and the Holy Grail)

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jt26, 1/29/2014 3:31:21 PM     (No. 9710599)

Boehner had better man up and make his last stand, when the Tea Party sweeps in come November he will no longer be speaker.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 1/29/2014 4:35:18 PM     (No. 9710652)

What have they NOT surrendered on over the last 3 years?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 1/29/2014 5:38:29 PM     (No. 9710720)

We could be blamed for another government shutdown. We only control 1/2 of 1/3 of the government, our hands are tied. This is not the issue to make a stand, but we´ll really fight the next time. /s

Just thought I would save the Rovettes the trouble of posting.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: richwill, 1/29/2014 5:43:20 PM     (No. 9710724)

The GOP has a damaged left hemisphere and can only say surrender.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Penney, 1/29/2014 6:38:39 PM     (No. 9710777)

The GOP´s RINOS just keep digging that hole deeper & deeper. mmm mmm mmm

(Haven´t they ever heard of Dave Ramsey?!)

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Reply 20 - Posted by: volksford, 1/29/2014 6:54:14 PM     (No. 9710788)

Note to RINOS ..go back home to your districts and stop wasting our money supporting your DC lifestyle, just leave a recording in your DC ofice with one simple message.."If you are a constituent I am not in , if you are a Dem representative ..I agree.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: OhMy, 1/29/2014 7:26:53 PM     (No. 9710819)

This is more of the same mantra you need to raise the debt ceiling to pay the debt. Not true, there is enough revenue to pay the debt and this is the first priority in the constitution. How about stripping out the annual repeat of the stimulus spending. They can add a trillion and they can´t cut a dime without hitting the vets. Cut this annual stimulus and add obamacare funding if Obama squawks. Stop all the worrying about government shutdown. The power of the purse is the only thing Obama fears and these wusses won´t use it.

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