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House leaders ignoring barack’s petulant edicts

I always thought it was a waste of time for House leadership to meet more than a couple of times with barack, along with some inconsequential players in other House and Senate leadership positions. Meeting a couple of times was a matter of courtesy, and failure to do so would have rightly painted House Republicans as uninterested in arriving at a solution, so one can hardly blame them for giving barack a chance to be reasonable. Once barack showed himself in his best arrogant, petulant, and grandstanding form, any meetings following that would have served no purpose.

After showing plenty of patience, it looks like Boehner and Cantor have arrived at the attitude the occasion requires. The Hill titles it GOP leaders ignore Obama’s deadline. Thursday barack had ordered Boehner, as if he were his valet, to come up with yet another proposal in the next 36 hours, presumably with concessions of some sort. Apparently that is what barack thinks of as negotiating. The other side makes proposals, which he scoffs at. He runs to the press and makes outlandish claims about their “obstinence”, how they are “unserious”, and how they are putting the nation’s financial system in mortal peril (barack blowing through $3.6 trillion in 33 months apparently was not unserious financial management, right?). Then he demands they offer another proposal. Meanwhile, the next proposal from barack will actually be his first. Having done nothing except insist that there must be new taxes on high earners, and declare off-limits all his pet programs, barack ordered Boehner to surrender, or at least cower, genuflect, or maybe wave palm fronds at him.

The Hill reports that House leadership not only failed to produce another proposal, they didn’t even bother to respond. Instead, they have begun to focus on passing Cut, Cap, and Balance – which includes a Balanced Budget Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Now that is what I call a response properly given.

Atta boy, Boehner!

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The weapons had evolved, but our orders remained the same: Hunt them down and kill them off, one by one. A most successful campaign. Perhaps too successful. For those like me, a Death Dealer, this signaled the end of an era. Like the weapons of the previous century, we, too, would become obsolete. Pity, because I lived for it.

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  1. Yes, EPU, I think they may actually being putting their priorities in the right order this time. (Except for McConnell).

    But have you seen this article that apparently has left some folks over at NYT somewhat baffled?
    https://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/17/us/politics/17debt.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

    Here are a few quotes from the article:
    “Re-election is the farthest thing from my mind,” said Representative Tom Reed, a freshman Republican from upstate New York. “Like many of my colleagues in the freshman class, I came down here to get our fiscal house in order and take care of the threat to national security that we see in the federal debt. We came here not to have long careers. We came here to do something. We don’t care about re-election.

    And this:
    Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, said many freshman Republicans — “to their undying credit” — were not concerned with re-election. “The people who got elected in 2010 are going to go down fighting,” said Mr. Graham, who served eight years in the House before winning a Senate seat in 2002. “They are not going to be persuaded by traditional politics. They could care less about 2012. They want to do what they can on their watch.”

    We’ll see how things go this week.

    • That fellow was somewhat bewildered that Repubs would even challenge the Dem talking point that on Aug 2, the nation fours into default.

      I will commend him for at least quoting Reubs who are making the argument. I am surprised that nugget of balanced coverage got past the ombudsman……

  2. If the GOP does politics as usual, and caves, then it will really cause a split in the Party. Amazing how the Leftist media thinks Obama can snap his fingers and should be obeyed.

    We have to keep the pressure on for our side to stand strong in the face of this tyrant and his tyranny.

  3. I believe the vote on Cut Cap and Balance had been scheduled for 2 days from now.

    According to Freedomworks, the vote is now happening tomorrow, Tuesday, July 18th.

    Will the senate be allowed to vote?

  4. I watched the Health Care summit they had in the WH two years ago. Obama would sit for a few minutes listening to a certain Repub give a pitch, then he would get impatient and interrupt and say “Okay, now tell me what parts of my plan you like.” He did this over and over and over again, all day long. He demanded Repubs find something to like about his plan…anything. He was desperate. In the end, it didn’t matter, because he had the votes, but it is a clue to his psyche.

  1. Yes, EPU, I think they may actually being putting their priorities in the right order this time. (Except for McConnell).

    But have you seen this article that apparently has left some folks over at NYT somewhat baffled?
    https://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/17/us/politics/17debt.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

    Here are a few quotes from the article:
    “Re-election is the farthest thing from my mind,” said Representative Tom Reed, a freshman Republican from upstate New York. “Like many of my colleagues in the freshman class, I came down here to get our fiscal house in order and take care of the threat to national security that we see in the federal debt. We came here not to have long careers. We came here to do something. We don’t care about re-election.

    And this:
    Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, said many freshman Republicans — “to their undying credit” — were not concerned with re-election. “The people who got elected in 2010 are going to go down fighting,” said Mr. Graham, who served eight years in the House before winning a Senate seat in 2002. “They are not going to be persuaded by traditional politics. They could care less about 2012. They want to do what they can on their watch.”

    We’ll see how things go this week.

    • That fellow was somewhat bewildered that Repubs would even challenge the Dem talking point that on Aug 2, the nation fours into default.

      I will commend him for at least quoting Reubs who are making the argument. I am surprised that nugget of balanced coverage got past the ombudsman……

  2. If the GOP does politics as usual, and caves, then it will really cause a split in the Party. Amazing how the Leftist media thinks Obama can snap his fingers and should be obeyed.

    We have to keep the pressure on for our side to stand strong in the face of this tyrant and his tyranny.

  3. I believe the vote on Cut Cap and Balance had been scheduled for 2 days from now.

    According to Freedomworks, the vote is now happening tomorrow, Tuesday, July 18th.

    Will the senate be allowed to vote?

  4. I watched the Health Care summit they had in the WH two years ago. Obama would sit for a few minutes listening to a certain Repub give a pitch, then he would get impatient and interrupt and say “Okay, now tell me what parts of my plan you like.” He did this over and over and over again, all day long. He demanded Repubs find something to like about his plan…anything. He was desperate. In the end, it didn’t matter, because he had the votes, but it is a clue to his psyche.

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