Skip to comments.Top Five Reasons Republicans Should Take Us Over the Fiscal Cliff
Posted on 11/30/2012 12:50:56 AM PST by GVnana
As the clock ticks and we watch the various players move their pieces into place, it's becoming increasingly obvious that Republicans are in a no-win situation. Theyre ether going to have to cave and agree to a tax increase without meaningful spending cuts or take the blame for going over the fiscal cliff. Here are five reasons why going over the cliff is by far the best option.
1. It's a Trap!
Though House Speaker John Boehner foolishly helped to manufacture this trap by making tax increases the primary issue in the fiscal cliff negotiations, there's still time to extricate himself and his party.
Obama and the media could not care less about the economy or the deficit or the middle class. What they want is a rerun of 1992 in 2014.
There was all kinds of media praise and back-slapping from Democrats after George H. W. Bush agreed to break his "read my lips" tax pledge in exchange for spending cuts. The result of that broken promise, though, was that he looked weak, like a dupe, and faced a bruising primary challenge for reelection in '92. And during this campaign, the same media that had baited Bush into breaking his most memorable campaign promise, turned on him. We all know how that ended.
If House Republicans abandon the cornerstone of their party and agree to Obama's tax increases, they are almost certain to lose the support of much of their base. The fallout would likely be worse than 1992.
After all, if conservatives can't count on the GOP to hold the line on taxes, what good are they?
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No Democrat wants to take responsibility for their own actions.
As then Spkr. Rep. Nancy Pelosi once said: We have to pass Obamacare to see what is in it.
And now Benghazi-Coward Obamas Democrats are saying: We have to go over Obamas Fiscal Cliff to see how far we fall financially.
Defense needs to tighten its belt, too. Bring on the cliff!
This is a point that needs to be pounded into the sheeple - TAX INCREASES WILL NOT FIX THE PROBLEM. Spending will have to be cut, significantly and NOW.
Someone needs to ask Obama why he's stumping for a solution (tax increases) that everyone knows won't work. Could it be he really doesn't want to fix anything, he just wants an excuse to raise taxes?
None of what I've said is new, or secret. Most every conservative knows this already. Obama and the Dems know too. So why is no one saying it?
I'm not sure if you are a Troll, or just very subtle in your sarcasm. I went to look at your other posts and see: This account has been banned or suspended. so I know what conclusion the mods came to.
It you aren't a Troll, and get unbanned, try adding /s to such comments.
The title of this article is part of the problem with GOP messaging. Only Barack Obama is going to take us over the cliff. And if it happens they should call him out on it, and not hestitate to go to the microphones and call him foolish and cruelly anti-jobs and maybe go ahead and call him a jackass. Say it. The Dems demonize us all day long with never an apology, it’s long past time to push back. Aggressively.
“..not sure if you are a Troll...”
I thought that post was perfect sarcasm until I saw no sarcasm tag... could that post have been meant for real?? We are living inside the Alice in Wonderland rabbit hole.
I am not giving up hope because I am Christian, however am coming close.
Republicans MUST sit back, abstain and let the RATS go over the cliff. There is no other way. Will they do it? Where is our leadership? This is why I wanted Newt to get the nomination...
Anyway, good catch.
That can't be repeated often enough. I'm ready to fire the whole government, lock, stock and barrel, from Obama down to the mailman. This is the most incompetent, criminal collection of misfits and traitors, who've ever held office.
RINO much? That screed couldn't have been better written by any run-of-the-mill liberal Democrat.
Romney isn't a principled conservative. Any deal he'd broker with the Democrats would favor enlarging government and federal spending, and would do little to address the root causes of our fiscal dilemma.
When he had a chance to prove his mettle in Massachusetts, he caved in to the Democrats. Every stinking time.
The man is a gutless politician, just like the rest of the vultures on Capitol Hill. You bet he'd get a 'deal' done with them, but it wouldn't move us a single inch back from the fiscal cliff.
” 1) Pass the partial extension of the tax cuts through the House to disarm Obama and Dems of that club, then get on TV and make sure voters know you are not for raising taxes on the middle class.
Then you can walk away from Obamas/Geitners list of outragous demands.
2) And create a video commercial of all the Dems who have been lining up calling to go over the cliff to use as a club to beat Dems with next January when the heat really goes up.
Then go over the cliff and make Dems and O own it, unlike the other standoffs”
This would work.
Any way you slice it we’re dead.
Let’s die on principle.
Thanks, I am long since tired of Rs screwing up these fights.
If I was a Dem now it would be laughs and parties every day for me, they never had things so good.
If this R party was in charge of D-day then they would of broadcasted their specific beach landing positions to the troops uncoded on AM radio, in England, so the Krauts could listen and plan the slaughter. Commander Klink and Sgt Schultz would be in charge of the landing too.
Calling them cowards wouldnt help much when the Germans rolled in the tanks and bombs and killed them before they even reached shore because of sheer stupidity.
How's this analogy GOPsterinMA ?? :)
I, ...I, ...I See Stars, floating in the sky.
the 1996 battle killed Gingrich
I think what hurt Newt, the most was the leftist media going after him for exposing Jim Wright. Remember the charges of that dang history lesson course and his book. It went on and on. I think he just was pressured by his fellow colleagues to leave since they would be punished at the polls. They were cowardly, not to defend him and began this new cross over to work with these leftists dems. It has hurt us ever since. Now, we see them not only as leftists, but many up there on that side, are radicals. Imo.
Boehner should quit the circle-jerking, pass a budget that deals with the debt and spending issues. let the 'rats do what they will. If it goes down, then so be it. I bet if they were ever challenged by someone who meant it, they'd have to compromise, for once.
I know. I'm dreaming. But it wouldn't be hard if we had men in Washington.
But we don't. At least we don't have enough. What we have is mostly a pack of pandering cowards. (Look at Saxby Chambliss as a prime example.) If the Republicans cave to the rats I look forward to primarying their asses out of there. And I am long done voting for "the lesser of two evils. Look where that got us.
Kent, You voted for Obama and need to quit FR right now!
You have no clue what the F*** you’re talking about!
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