Right. Not one of those three things was conservative - unless a person thinks screwing our military veterans to give food stamps and welfare to illegals is conservative.
Can you believe that out of 535 House and Senate members, only 67 Representatives and 26 Senators voted against screwing our military veterans and giving food stamps and welfare to illegals? I don't believe it. I know its much much worse.
Many of them wanted to vote for screwing our military veterans and giving food stamps and welfare to illegals, but they voted against it out of fear that the Tea Party might primary them. Even if the GOPe wins the primary, the seat may go to a rat. You know what the GOPe does to the Senators and Representative who they paid good money to vote as told, but don't? They say "It's OK. We know you're on our team. And they say "Eh?!? we'll pass it without these 8 votes." In other words they are already bought and sold but allowed to vote against screwing our military veterans and giving food stamps and welfare to illegals, because they might become politically vulnerable.
Some of those who voted against it, voted against it on the principle that they didn't get their fair share of the spending in their district or state. In other words the bribe wasn't big enough.
If you factor in single issue representatives and fence sitters who flipped a coin IMO at this time there are really only 6-8 Senators the Tea Party can count on and who knows in the House. That's many less than 3 months ago.
I could take the 1.1 Trillion "spending deal" and slash the hell out of it and not one of us would feel it at all since so much of the spending is payoffs to special interests... and certainly stripping sequestration wasn't a "good deal" - of course if you are down with your kids and their kids being stuck with a bankrupt, third world, banana republic then I guess it's a good deal
Do you think I want to destroy my America? My children's future? I bet your a real people person off the forum too.
In the grand scheme of a $1.1 Trillion spending bill I don't think it screws our military veterans anymore than they are already screwed and I don't think it gives food stamps and welfare to illegals any more than sequester did.
IMO, You could not get elected if your campaign reflected the views I've read on this forum, but if you could get elected, you could not convince enough of the 431 representatives who voted for the $1.1 Trillion bill to jump aboard your idea.
Like Ryan I believe this was the best deal we could pass and it's a step in the right direction. We could have gotten a better bill if we controlled the Senate. We could have won the Senate in 2012. The GOPe has taken the right steps to prevent possible damage to the brand by neophytes. Go GOPe Ed Gillespie!