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Why Giving Republican Bullies a Bloody Nose Isnít Enough (Barf Alert and lies, nothing but lies)
Google ^ | October 13, 2013 | Pamela Zuppo

Posted on 10/14/2013 6:46:21 AM PDT by Kaslin

Why Giving Republican Bullies a Bloody Nose Isn’t Enough

Now is the time to lance the boil of Republican extremism once and for all.

Since Barack Obama became president, the extremists who have taken over the Republican Party have escalated their demands every time he’s caved, using the entire government of the United States as their bargaining chit.

In 2010 he agreed to extend all of the Bush tax cuts through the end of 2012. Were they satisfied? Of course not.

In the summer of 2011, goaded by an influx of Tea Partiers, they demanded huge spending cuts in return for raising the debt ceiling. In response, the President offered an overly-generous $4 trillion “Grand Bargain,” including cuts in Social Security and Medicare and whopping cuts in domestic spending (bringing it to its lowest level as a share of gross domestic product in over half a century).

Were Republicans content? No. When they demanded more, Obama agreed to a Super Committee to find bigger cuts, and if the Super Committee failed, a “sequester” that would automatically and indiscriminately slice everything in the federal budget except Social Security and Medicare.

Not even Obama’s re-election put a damper on their increasing demands. By the end of 2012, they insisted that the Bush tax cuts be permanently extended or the nation would go over the “fiscal cliff.” Once again, Obama caved, agreeing to permanently extend the Bush tax cuts for incomes up to $400,000.

Early this year, after the sequester went into effect, Republicans demanded even bigger spending cuts. Obama offered more cuts in Medicare and a “chained CPI” to reduce Social Security payments, in exchange for Republican concessions on taxes.

Refusing the offer, and seemingly delirious with their power to hold the nation hostage, they demanded that the Affordable Care Act be repealed as a condition for funding the government and again raising the debt ceiling.

This time, though, Obama didn’t cave — at least, not yet.

The government is shuttered and the nation is on the verge of defaulting on its debts. But public opinion has turned sharply against the Republican Party. And the GOP’s corporate and Wall Street backers are threatening to de-fund it.

Suddenly the Republicans are acting like the school-yard bully who terrorized the playground but finally got punched in the face. They’re in shock. They’re humiliated. They’re trying to come up with ways of saving face.

With bloodied nose, House Republicans are running home. They’ve abruptly turned negotiations over to their Senate colleagues.

And just as suddenly, their demand to repeal or delay the Affordable Care Act has vanished. (An email from the group Tea Party Express says: “Are you like us wondering where the fight against Obamacare went?”) At a lunch meeting in the Capitol, Senator John McCain asked a roomful of Republican senators if they still believed it was possible to reverse parts of the program. According to someone briefed on the meeting, no one raised a hand — not even Ted Cruz.

It appears that negotiations over the federal budget deficit are about to begin once again, and presumably Senate Republicans will insist that Obama and the Democrats give way on taxes and spending in exchange for reopening the government and raising the debt ceiling for at least another year.

But keeping the government running and paying the nation’s bills should never have been bargaining chits in the first place, and the President and Democrats shouldn’t begin to negotiate over future budgets until they’re taken off the table.

The question is how thoroughly President Obama has learned that extortionist demands escalate if you give in to them.


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21 posted on 10/14/2013 7:00:57 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae
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To: Kaslin
Spending is skyrocketing. No one argues that the current level of debt is sustainable. No one. And the administration only asks for more more more. More spending, more programs.

The "extreeemists" she references are demanding a return to fiscal sanity.

How can anyone reason with a person so far out of touch as this writer?

22 posted on 10/14/2013 7:01:14 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Kaslin
In 2010 he agreed to extend all of the Bush tax cuts through the end of 2012. Were they satisfied? Of course not.

That was in return for the repeal of DADT. To me it was a bad deal.

23 posted on 10/14/2013 7:01:53 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Kaslin

I’m hardly a newbie and it certainly sounds like what McCain and Lindsay have been saying for the past several weeks.

—BA, longtime ‘Wackobird’.


24 posted on 10/14/2013 7:02:36 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Kaslin
Communists, not lunatics.
25 posted on 10/14/2013 7:02:59 AM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: sauropod

The twit is on twitter? What a moron


26 posted on 10/14/2013 7:03:33 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Jim Noble
I concur with your statement.

Just what does the author mean when she says, “Now is the time to lance the boil of Republican extremism once and for all.”

The language of Obama himself and Democrats is clearly and calculatingly working to affix sinister motivation to Conservatives. Clearly, Conservatives are being set up for major scape-goating along with resulting consequences.

This is escalating, and at some point some nut is going to act out like the IRS and other government agencies acted out because they understood the thinly coded rhetoric of Obama. Only, this time people are going to act out violently. Just waiting for the sparking moment as history is filled with some totally unexpected flash-point.

And the corrupt MSM will totally support any violent acts of the Left as being totally justified.

With all my heart I wish it weren't coming, but it sure seems like things are being orchestrated to this end.

27 posted on 10/14/2013 7:05:05 AM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Kaslin

Wow. Such ignorance is breathtaking. But as Ronaldo Maximus once said, “The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”


28 posted on 10/14/2013 7:07:21 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: Lazamataz

that lunatic is a genuine moron


29 posted on 10/14/2013 7:07:39 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
"Senator John McCain asked a roomful of Republican senators if they still believed it was possible to reverse parts of the program."

With RINOs (like Juan) being really 'Rats, there is no chance.

30 posted on 10/14/2013 7:08:05 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Obadiah

They forgot to take the guns first.
They keep forgetting that.


31 posted on 10/14/2013 7:08:08 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Jim Noble

I was raised to prepare for the day they attack. I am not alone.


32 posted on 10/14/2013 7:08:12 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Kaslin

No, not a moron at all. Underestimation will kill you. She is a bloodthirsty, fascist mass-murderer. She wants to kill you.


33 posted on 10/14/2013 7:10:13 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: MrB
They forgot to take the guns first. They keep forgetting that.

They didn't forget. They were merely unsuccessful.

Thank GOD for our Founding Fathers. THEY understood.

34 posted on 10/14/2013 7:11:29 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Obadiah
"Only, this time people are going to act out violently."

The BATFE has already been there and done that.

35 posted on 10/14/2013 7:11:36 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: skeeter
It is indeed and like that arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, that moron doesn't get it that increasing the debt limit will increase the debt, not take it down.

It's typical liberal logic

36 posted on 10/14/2013 7:12:31 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
You wonder if these people have to take drugs to live in their little fantasy world or does it just come naturally?


37 posted on 10/14/2013 7:14:28 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Here's the first truly baffling comment (of many I'm sure):

James Mahley
Only two types of people vote Republican: the ones looking for a hand out and the ones too ignorant to know what a hand out REALLY is...

38 posted on 10/14/2013 7:15:31 AM PDT by FatherFig1o155 ("Most bad government results from too much government." -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Kaslin

Does he live in a fairy land riding unicorns and throwing litter?

obama has never caved....wait may I live live in a fairy land riding unicorns and throwing glitter....yep that explains a lot


39 posted on 10/14/2013 7:15:31 AM PDT by svcw (Socialism is so great, that it will be forced on you.)
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To: Lazamataz

Let’s amend my meaning slightly then, to be more precise.

They keep forgetting that they’ve thusfar failed to take our guns first.


40 posted on 10/14/2013 7:16:57 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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