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GOP Voters Hate Senate 'Cliff' Deal(Yes, and we will hate those who voted it into law as well)
| m flynn
Posted on 01/08/2013 12:40:22 PM PST by bestintxas
On Friday, Gallup released a poll gauging Americans' views of the Senate deal passed last week to avert the "fiscal cliff." Overall, Americans are mixed on the deal, with 45% disapproving and 43% approving. Among Republican voters, though, the verdict is overwhelmingly negative. 65% of Republican voters disapprove of the plan, against just 27% who support it. It's the opening salvo in the 2014 primaries. The Senate deal, negotiated by GOP Leader McConnell and VP Biden, gave the government $620 Billion in new tax revenue and delayed, for two months, the automatic spending cuts enacted with the debt ceiling increase in 2011. The deal passed the House narrowly, due to strong support from Democrats. House Republicans voted 2-1 against the measure. Their opposition mirrors, almost perfectly, the reaction of the party base.
The deal agreed to last week is just the opening act in a drama set to play out over the coming weeks. Next up is a fight to increase the debt ceiling and debate over next year's budget, or continuing resolution. The Republicans secured no real spending cuts in the "cliff" deal. If they again fail to win any real spending cuts in the coming rounds, the mood of the GOP electorate will sour even more.
The political futures of many GOP members may be decided by March.
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Gee, is it
1) It was passed in middle of night 2) It was passed without anyone reading it 3) It was passed with a majority of the party in power against it 4) It prostituted all principles of conservatism in raising taxes on the majority of Americans 5) It was passed as a tax-heavy "compromise" with thinly-veiled spending reductions 6) The spending reductions were actually spending increases 7) It had higher spending than what both Pelosi and Reid originally wanted 8) All of the above
I’m glad my congressman was one of the 3 from Michigan who voted no.
posted on 01/08/2013 12:42:26 PM PST
(REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
I pity the Rino Monkeys who voted for it!
Send them packing.
“Im glad my congressman was one of the 3 from Michigan who voted no.”
Mine (Culberson) also voted no but my two Senators voted yes.
One is history already(Hutchison) but I already placed on notice the other(Cornyn)as being one that will be eyed for replacement the next time he comes up.
To my new Senator Ted Cruz: go for the jugular!
posted on 01/08/2013 1:13:24 PM PST
(Anyone who votes for Obama after these 4 miserable years needs to take a mandatory citizenship test.)
RE :”65% of Republican voters disapprove of the plan”
Is this higher than any other bill that O signed into law since taking office?
I dont imagine the result of the debt limit and budget spending bills that he signs will poll any better.
posted on 01/08/2013 1:15:30 PM PST
(Losing to O is NO principle!)
My 2 US Senators(Grassley and HARKIN) voted NO, My Congressman(Then) STEVE KING and (NOW)Tom Lathum(re-disticting) also voted NO!
posted on 01/08/2013 1:16:37 PM PST
by US Navy Vet
(Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
Some say there are no differences between the parties but there are. For example:
- Republicans slap their base in the face regularly because they think their golden ticket come with winning over others on the assumption the base will have no choice but to take it. Democrats embrace their base, no matter how crazy or fringe they are. For example, did you ever hear a democrat disavow Code Pink? Nope, and you never will. They think they path to victory is to give the base what they want and demonize the GOP so bad nobody in the middle would consider voting for them. Thus the dems get to remain ideologically pure and still win the middle.
- Democrats have fake conservatives, the so-called blue dogs. They are fine with it and will let the blue dogs wear their mask as long as they have the votes to get their way without them. But if it's close, they round up the blue dogs and tell them to vote hard core lefty and like it and the blue dogs will. They accept a splinter group in the party but they control it. Republicans have fake conservatives but they run the party. They hate real conservatives because when they order them to vote liberal, they won't. They can't control them and they hate them far more than they hate the supposed enemy Democrats.
- Democrats fight like hell for what they want. For example if they want a judicial nominee approved they go to the mat and if they want one shot down they lie, smear, demagogue, whatever it takes. If they want to silence the minority with new rules they just do it, no debate. Republicans don't fight because they are worried the NY Times will say they are meanies. Their nominees sat for years, they shared power in the Senate, they simply have no fight in them.
- On the rare occasions that Democrats lose a fight, they immediately turn it to their advantage. They lie and demagogue about how the other guys are fascists that stifle debate. They complain about the whiff of dictatorship in the air. And the next time there is a fight, the GOP waves a white flag and hides under their desks because they got called meanies by the NY Times and they just can't let it happen again.
Basically democrats fight and republicans roll over. The GOP is built to be loyal opposition party, a permanent minority that cannot and will not lead. They despise the base because their main goal is to get the trappings of power and status as a social elite and the base keeps embarrassing them with their "crazy" demands like low taxation, second amendment rights, enforcement of the laws, and freedom of religion. You know, things the NY Times will say they are hicks for supporting.
Obama is able to win because he knows that the GOP may make some weak gestures of protest about high taxes, massive debt, crushing regulation, and oppression of freedom but deep down these things don't really bother them. It's just a show for the base and if he gives them a way to abandon opposition to those things, they will every time. All he needs to do is create a crisis so they can say "what else could I do?" and everyone in DC is happy.
posted on 01/08/2013 2:08:08 PM PST
(Who is John Galt?)
“All he needs to do is create a crisis so they can say “what else could I do?” and everyone in DC is happy.”
I think this comparison between a republican and a democrat is very realistic:
“Don’t let a crisis go to waste” Rahm Emannuel
“use a crisis to cave and hang your hat on” Most Republicans
posted on 01/08/2013 2:19:35 PM PST
(Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D. in L0w and H0lder)
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