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Is The Tea Party's Dream An Illusion?
« on: February 23, 2014, 10:10:04 AM »

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By: Patrick J. Buchanan   
2/14/2014 09:37 AM

“There is no education in the second kick of a mule,” said Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

With some such thought in mind, Speaker John Boehner strode to the floor of the House to offer a “clean” debt ceiling bill and relied on Nancy Pelosi’s Democrats to pass it. They did.

“Surrender” and “betrayal,” are among the epithets coming the Speaker’s way.

Yet Boehner was holding a losing hand. Had he added a GOP wish-list bill to the debt ceiling, Harry Reid’s Senate would have rejected it. President Obama would have denounced it as putting at risk the full faith and credit of the United States.

Big Media would have piled on. The markets would have been rattled. The Dow would have begun to swoon. Corporate America, cash cow of the Republican Party, would have begun to howl.

A clamor to pass a clean debt ceiling bill or risk a new recession would have arisen. And the House Republicans would have caved, as they finally had to cave on the budget bill last fall.

Rather than play Lord Raglan and lead his cavalry in another Charge of the Light Brigade, Boehner chose to withdraw to fight another day on another field.

Yet, the Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in power by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance? Is there is any hope things will be different, should the Tea Party help produce a GOP Senate in 2014?

If the Tea Party is in some despair, is it not understandable?

For while there are countless proposals and plans to cut back on federal spending, from Simpson-Bowles on, it is impossible today to see in either party the political will to do the surgery.

Consider what would be needed to roll back Big Government.

First, the major entitlement programs Medicare and Social Security would have to be peeled back. But any effort to raise the age of eligibility, or reduce the benefits, or trim cost-of-living adjustments, would meet with ferocious resistance, led by the AARP.

Indeed, many Tea Party members are themselves among those enjoying, or about to enjoy, the benefits of these programs. Would they back cuts in either one? Democrats say these programs must be expanded, and they will resist any cuts as fiercely as the Republicans would resist any increase in payroll or income taxes.

http://www.humanevents.com/2014/02/14/is-the-tea-partys-dream-an-illusion/


"Yet, the Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in power by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?


This will be my new sig quote. I think the article hits all the points, very well.
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: Is The Tea Party's Dream An Illusion?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2014, 10:22:31 AM »
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Yet Boehner was holding a losing hand. Had he added a GOP wish-list bill to the debt ceiling, Harry Reid’s Senate would have rejected it. President Obama would have denounced it as putting at risk the full faith and credit of the United States.

Do we know that? Obama's lies are being recognized by even those who voted for him. Whether he praises or denounces anything is a mute point when his word is not  sacred anymore. The same goes for Harry Reid.  It's obvious that Obama is trying to "break the bank", but giving the blame to republicans. When it gets even worse, Obama can say it was a bipartisan effort, and somehow will blame republicans again. Of course, the Tea Party is getting frustrated because so few are doing so much and receiving so little cooperation. Instead, they get ridiculed.

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Re: Is The Tea Party's Dream An Illusion?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2014, 11:08:31 AM »
Do we know that? Obama's lies are being recognized by even those who voted for him. Whether he praises or denounces anything is a mute point when his word is not  sacred anymore. The same goes for Harry Reid.  It's obvious that Obama is trying to "break the bank", but giving the blame to republicans. When it gets even worse, Obama can say it was a bipartisan effort, and somehow will blame republicans again. Of course, the Tea Party is getting frustrated because so few are doing so much and receiving so little cooperation. Instead, they get ridiculed.


I saw a headline the other night that Obama was taking to writing Executive Order's to get things done. The media went on to report it as a good thing and in no way said it could be usurping his authority. They used the tired talking point that 'other President's wrote more executive orders,' while they failed to report  the content not the amount was important. As well as they fail every day in NOT reporting how Obama's regulations are destroying America!  :smokin:

Look at King Mack Daddy's latest hits...

http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/executive-orders
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: Is The Tea Party's Dream An Illusion?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2014, 11:12:57 AM »
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Executive Orders

February 19, 2014
Executive Order -- Streamlining the Export/Import Process for America’s Businesses
February 12, 2014
Executive Order -- Minimum Wage for Contractors

February 10, 2014
Executive Order -- Changing the Name of the National Security Staff to the National Security Council Staff

January 17, 2014
Executive Order -- Establishment of Afghanistan and Pakistan Strategic Partnership Office and Amendment to Executive Order 12163

December 23, 2013
Executive Order -- Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay
November 21, 2013

Executive Order -- Presidential Emergency Board
November 01, 2013
Executive Order -- Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change
September 30, 2013
Executive Order -- Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory
Committees
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: Is The Tea Party's Dream An Illusion?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2014, 01:29:23 PM »
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February 10, 2014
Executive Order -- Changing the Name of the National Security Staff to the National Security Council Staff

Is this like them appointing a panel to oversee a committee and another committee to oversee this committee and a panel to oversee the committees that oversee the committees?

I am afraid to read it.
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: Is The Tea Party's Dream An Illusion?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2014, 01:33:28 PM »
Is this like them appointing a panel to oversee a committee and another committee to oversee this committee and a panel to oversee the committees that oversee the committees?

I am afraid to read it.

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