Cantor has what he wants in Ryan's budget.
Carl Bernstein tore Cantor apart as a McCarthyite last night.Did you miss the conservative Gallup poll? The death benefits blame shows how desperate and disgraceful Repubs are.Polls are shifting and Obama is getting more and more of the blame for this as Dems refuse to reopen national parks and death benefits for vets.
Gallup says America doesn't agree with Republican talking points.
America is paying attention this time, as compared to previous sabotages.
Please ignore the Koch brother warnings from yesterday.
Nothing more than shutdown theater, orchestrated by the Executive branch. Next thing they will be putting curtains over Mt Rushmore. Gotta make the shutdown hurt...
I've seen this as yet-another ham fisted stunt by the GOP -- like nominating Sarah Palin or attacking Hispanics (the one demographic that could have saved their party) -- but maybe it really was a very slick move in the in--party war they have going.
"All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell [the bible] teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society." Rep. Paul Broun (R)
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member in the House orientation was... "when am I going to get my healthcare?". You mean your government funded healthcare you hate?
And it is this attitude that ultimately will doom the Tea Party. Politics has always been done with compromise.. the Tea Party does not want to compromise and that makes them a problem.The petulant children, including Obama and Reid can go cry to someone who cares. They have jumped the shark. This about the good of the country, not the gimme idiots. You know how we know the tactic is working? The libs are getting louder in their claims of victory and the media is running more editorials about Republicans caving. But if you ask the Republicans you find the claims are unsubstantiated. The lies on the left have been going on for so long they are now lying to themselves and believing it. The biggest risk for the Republicans was to risk Obama shutting the government down to begin with. Once that point passed they might as well get the most mileage they can from it. In the mean time Obama and Reid are looking foolish, Obama is looking like a whiny child, and more and more government waste is being exposed. Meanwhile we're over a week in and the only direct effect I've seen yet is a postponed class I was scheduled for thru FEMA. BFD. The Republicans have more to lose at this point caving than staying the course.
I understand the idea of less government spending and I support it. Problem is that, this is not what the Tea Party of 2013 is about.. it is about power and forcing the majority of people to do their will on issues that they cant even themselves live up to the ideals of the Tea Party.
The very fact that Reagan would have been a RINO according to the Tea Party, clearly shows how radical and out of touch the Tea Party is.
The very fact that the anti-government Tea Party elected officials have gobbled up billions in pork for their districts.. something that the Tea Party is against.. or/and gotten government subsidies.. something the Tea Party also is against... shows a massive disconnect between what the Tea Party says and does.
And finally the fact that the Tea Party members say that they want to cut things like SS, Medicare and so on.. but when you ask them to personally have their benefits cut or access cut ... then they are against it all of a sudden.