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Prudence over recklessness for the GOP
Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin

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Posted By:MissMolly, 9/4/2014 5:00:16 AM

Even the Daily Beast can’t keep up the pretense that a government shutdown is in the offing: If you listen to congressional Democrats, they will tell you that we are just days away from a Republican-led government shutdown. Republicans, they would have you believe, would take such a drastic action in retaliation over President Obama’s expected amnesty that would allow millions of undocumented aliens to stay in the United States without fear of deportation. To show their disapproval, the thinking goes, the Republicans would shut the government down in an act of petulance to retaliate against Obama and show their

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tisHimself, 9/4/2014 6:24:03 AM     (No. 9992910)

Prudence apparently means ignoring the conservative sentiments of the base and giving away the store; the big government republicanism of the Bush era that ignored health care, immigration and despises Catholics and Evangelicals.

Little early for a victory lap for liberal republicans, once again celebrating the death of the T party mentality.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley, 9/4/2014 6:42:24 AM     (No. 9992917)

They do not intend to shut down the government. Based on past performances, they dont intend to do anything except bend over.
I have never seen a government shut down. I´ve seen dem/comms controlling the narrative and making a minor thing sound major. What really happened was a small percentage of non-essential personnel were told not to come to work, knowing they would get their back pay like every other time.
A few parks that do not require manning were locked up for the benefit of the press. Other than that, no effect.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 9/4/2014 11:25:24 AM     (No. 9993343)

It´s sad that even "conservative" commentators are labeling standing up for fiscal responsibility "recklessness". They speak the words that liberals have stuffed in their mouths. How is this writer different than the liberals that use the same extreme labels.

Is now the time for forceful action against BO´s existing programs? Probably not. Should we allow the liberals to push through things on their agenda, things that are damaging to a country that is already reeling? NO! NO! NO! Should we continue to try to unravel BOCare in the courts and prevent the expansion of funding for it. Absolutely! Should we challenge BO´s illegal actions in the courts at every turn? Darn tootin´! Should we push investigations into BO´s illegal uses of government agencies like the IRS, EPA, etc. Unrelentingly!

The reality is, we have lots of effective tools that carry far less baggage than a shutdown. Use them first.

In the future, given Republican control of the Senate, should we take forceful stands, including possible fiscal face-offs? Yes, when required and feasible. Unfortunately, BO is president for 2 more years. Holding the line and pushing through a few modest wins will be the likely path.

But fighting hard for responsible behavior is NOT reckless. STOP USING LIBERAL SOUND BITES!!!





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