Skip to comments.The Tea Party Purge of 2012
Posted on 12/05/2012 11:02:07 PM PST by neverdem
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Cantor would be the de facto leader until a Speaker vote would be held; which might be all of 18 minutes since if you could get 20 conservatives to withhold from supporting Boner, the cake would be already baked; one presumes that Cantor would get the job as the barely supportable alternative...
I'm beside myself. Boehner can barely play checkers when he's forced to play chess. He needs to retire.
I used to be a member of the NYS Conservative Party. I registered as a pubbie in Oct 2007 to vote for Fred Thompson in the spring primary in 2008. (That's how far in advance you had to change registration to vote in NY's closed primaries.) Thompson dropped out by the time of the primary, so I voted for Romney then as the alternative to McCain in 2008. This last spring I voted for Newt, IIRC.
The GOP is damaged goods. Last November, "White voters did not turn out, and they did not turn out in significant numbers." Only the stupid party would nominate Daddy Warbucks to run in the worst economic downturn since the grreat Depression! However, "there is a Blue Civil War coming," too.
I could go for a new mostly conservative party, stressing fiscal conservatism like the Tea Party. My only break with social conservatism is if someone wants to gamble, do drugs or have same sex civil unions, that's their problem. The state can't change human nature which by its nature isn't perfect.
In the meantime, the GOP will be blamed for anything it does. I think the House should renew all of the Bush tax cuts even though it makes our debt worse. Taking those taxes out of the economy won't help our economy. Obama wants to tax the only people who have any disposable income. Our problem isn't enough revenues, it's chronic Keynesian deficit spending.
The real problem is increasing the debt limit. If they won't decrease spending, then we have to increase the debt limit or have our bonds downgraded. Anybody will want more interest to buy our bonds, IMHO.
Where Boehners go to die:
I used to think her writing was both insightful and hilarious. Now she seems to be just angry and shrill and it seems like she is sliding further left all the time. Don’t know what happened to her. Did her ghostwriter die?
” - - - we have to increase the debt limit or have our bonds downgraded. - - - “
WRONG! Our Bonds and credit rating will be downgraded because our National Debt to Annual GDP ratio is > 1.
Raising the Debt ceiling is only to allow Obama to keep overspending our tax dollars.
It’s funny you mention shrillness; I noticed that quality over and over, before the election. There was one interview with Hannity during which she became almost hysterical, practically screaming. I remember Hannity repeatedly telling her to calm down. Very strange.
Bachmann- was attacked incessantly up here- by both Demonrats-the news- ANd republicans!- Almost lost
her seat!! ( oh..- also redid her district lines!)
So, guess what- the RINO’s are working hand in hand with
the Demons- always have always will.
“I believe the number is 16.
We need to start taking names now. Get pledges from congressmen that they will not vote for Boehner as speaker
Someone needs to put up a blog or running list maintaining who is and is not on board”
The problem is that none of them will want to put their names on first because if they don’t get the 16, they will personally be “out”. But, they are supposed to represent what we have mandated them to do on our behalf. I will be contacting my Congressman Ron Johnson to ask him to be the first.