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Emboldened Republicans defy Washington's norms
http://www.latimes.com ^ | October 7, 2013, 8:32 p.m. | By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli

Posted on 10/08/2013 10:33:56 AM PDT by Maelstorm

WASHINGTON — One is a former Texas talk-radio host who had never held public office until he won a seat in Congress in the 2010 tea party wave.

Another is an MIT-educated inventor who has all but shelved his scientific pursuits to reinvent government.

Others are back-bench, right-wing lawmakers who have served in Congress for years but suddenly find their once far-afield views have more currency within their party.

These are the House Republicans who have convinced Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) to use the federal shutdown and a possible debt default as leverage to reduce the reach of government.

They are not just tea party members but a combination of newcomers and veterans who, by sheer force of their personalities, and emboldened by safe conservative districts, have chosen to defy Washington's traditional norms of conversation and compromise.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obamacare; shutdown; teaparty
I thought people wanted change from the norms of Washington DC?
1 posted on 10/08/2013 10:33:56 AM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

“have chosen to defy Washington’s traditional norms of conversation and compromise.”

LOL, and how many laws has Klownie the Kenyan signed without “conversing” Congress?


2 posted on 10/08/2013 10:38:22 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Maelstorm

Maybe now Americans will that the government is not needed as gov shut down and nothing has happened.Obama is pure evil and a communist.

I’m glad Republicans shut down government. government is useless and only oppresses as in the IRS

call them and tell Republicans to hold the line and not cave in to media pressure


3 posted on 10/08/2013 10:39:20 AM PDT by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: Maelstorm

One is a former Texas talk-radio host who had never held public office until he won a seat in Congress in the 2010 tea party wave.

Another is an MIT-educated inventor who has all but shelved his scientific pursuits to reinvent government.

And both immeasurably more qualified than obamarangadingdong at any time in his political career including his residency. Funny how experience is only an issue when it suits the liberal diatribe.


4 posted on 10/08/2013 10:39:31 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: max americana

The degree with which these people lie to themselves is astounding.


5 posted on 10/08/2013 10:39:55 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: Maelstorm

The Debt Ceiling — it’s the law of the land. Let’s not even discuss changing it. How’s that?


6 posted on 10/08/2013 10:40:03 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: max americana

I needed hip-waders for that one LOL


7 posted on 10/08/2013 10:42:43 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Exactly! And Immigration and DOMA and laws protecting 2nd Ammendment.


8 posted on 10/08/2013 10:43:23 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: Maelstorm

Lost Angeles Times. Nuff sed.


9 posted on 10/08/2013 10:43:32 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Maelstorm

An article written from the standpoint that everyone wants the norms of DC, that everyone thinks like the inside the Beltway types. Jeesh.


10 posted on 10/08/2013 10:44:07 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: Maelstorm
About half of the 232 House Republicans were elected in the last two elections, many with little or no legislative experience.

And why is “experience” an issue? President Obama was elected with only two years of legislative experience. I don’t remember the self-anointed complaining about his lack of political experience. And let us not forget that the entrenched “experts” are the ones that got us into this mess in the first place.

Always remember, the Arc was built by amateurs, and the Titanic was built by experts.

11 posted on 10/08/2013 10:45:32 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Maelstorm
My, my, the proggies certainly have come a long way from "challenge authority", "fight the power", and "dissent is the highest form of patriotism", haven't they? Now all of a sudden it's all about conformity, obedience, and respect for The Man.

What is funny is how many people ever were fooled into thinking it was sincere.

12 posted on 10/08/2013 10:48:18 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Maelstorm
The usual conversation + compromise = debt of $17,000,000,000,000.00 and yearly deficits approaching $1,000,000,000,000.00 every single year. It is time for a new approach...tax, print, borrow and spend doesn't work anymore.
13 posted on 10/08/2013 10:48:25 AM PDT by JPG (Putin Does Obama.)
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To: max americana

<...”have chosen to defy Washington’s traditional norms of conversation and compromise.......>

And the problem with that is????.... Sounds good to me.

I suppose Obamas ‘change’ agenda didn’t include any others but his.....lololol....different story when the shoe is on the other foot!


14 posted on 10/08/2013 10:49:21 AM PDT by caww
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To: max americana
When have the democrats compromised? Never. democrats have always been for more government power , more government laws , more government. and have never compromised by reducing government size.
15 posted on 10/08/2013 10:51:07 AM PDT by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: Maelstorm

When have the Democrats been interested in conversation and compromise???


16 posted on 10/08/2013 10:51:48 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Maelstorm

Another article where the libs in the media explain the conservative movement......


17 posted on 10/08/2013 10:52:27 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Maelstorm

Call the people involved in this and give them your total support. They must be receiving a lot of adverse calls from the leftists.


18 posted on 10/08/2013 10:53:13 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: FlipWilson

Exactly. The day the GOP start running against Washington as a party and really governing for the People and for liberty they will win control of Washington.


19 posted on 10/08/2013 10:55:10 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: Maelstorm

Whenever a MSM organ goes into such complete meltdown mode, it’s a good day.


20 posted on 10/08/2013 11:03:58 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

It is. They are coming apart. The best way to defeat a leftist is just refuse to go along with their bs. They are always talking about change now they get a dose of some real change. :-)


21 posted on 10/08/2013 11:05:42 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: Maelstorm
chosen to defy Washington's traditional norms of conversation and compromise

Well, in the "mind" of the left, that scenario has the left doing all the conversating (choosing the narrative and issuing demands) and the right doing all the "compromising". Their definition of "compromise" is false and evil; real compromise has both parties getting some things that they want but didn't have before, but usually not everything they want.

Leftards have for decades perverted the word to mean that pro-freedom people give up something they already have, while the left "settles" for getting less NEW tyranny than some totalitarian shopping list they came up with, but the change from status quo ante was always in their direction; that was presumed to be the direction all change must take.

It's easy to see how the people with the correct values are going to get screwed here; it's actually surprising that it took Republicans this long to stop playing along. Why should they do all the compromising and get nothing in return?

22 posted on 10/08/2013 11:10:05 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Maelstorm

It truly pisses off the communists in the enemedia when republicans exercise their Constitutional powers and obligations. I wish for hell to deposit all rats into the accounts of satan.


23 posted on 10/08/2013 11:19:56 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Sergio

“legislative experience” means the ability to screw the people with less remorse every time it’s done.


24 posted on 10/08/2013 11:37:00 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Maelstorm

Emboldened Republicans, as opposed to normally docile Republicans.


25 posted on 10/08/2013 11:39:18 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Maelstorm
have chosen to defy Washington's traditional norms of conversation and compromise

Yeah...the GOP definitely rejected compromise when they passed a huge new health entitlement with no vote in favor on the other side.

Oh, wait...wrong party.

26 posted on 10/08/2013 12:41:50 PM PDT by what's up
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To: GeronL; rurgan

Point. But have the GOP ever fought w/ a position of principle? IE: DEMS would love a completely Socialist nation, the GOP comes along and says “No, but how about Socialist lite”. And thus the Leftward march continues.

Gun control laws are another perfect example. “Shall not be infringed”, except for background checks, 7+ round mags, non-import ‘laws’, etc. Where is the battle where the clarion call is loudly sounded saying “What part of SHALL not do you NOT understand?”


27 posted on 10/08/2013 5:24:31 PM PDT by i_robot73 (Give me one example and I will show where gov't is the root of all problems.)
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