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What's Wrong with the GOP?

oldtexgal Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 4:32 PM
The Tea Party arose from outrage about federal spending, deficit, and the disgraceful way Obamacare was jammed through, unread, tax and pork laden. Well, here we are.... pulled from the manufactured fiscal cliff, with a dandy new tax hike, and INCREASED spending. Oh... voted on just 15 minutes after being presented to Congress, from behind closed doors. Great! Tax the "rich".... except for NASCAR track owners, Goldman Sachs, green boondoggles, and ethanol producers. Darn! guess ordinary people just failed to hire lobbyists, again! We're OFF the cliff! There will be NO spending cuts, no tax reform, NO entitlement reform! NO elimination of baseline budgeting! NO actual budget! NO accountability! Hey! Obama won!
wtmoore1 Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 4:43 PM
Hahahahaha. Ridiculous.

The Tea Party formed 18 days after Obama took office. Hardly enough time to "jam through" pork laden legislation, or even think about how Obamacare would be drafted.

Let's be honest, the Tea Party formed in ideological opposition to Obama before he could do ANYTHING, so they would have formed regardless of steps he took to expand government or contract it. The palpable anger and fear amongst the older, white generation was harnessed by right wing activists to oppose a President that these people already knew they were against--they just needed more of an organized reason. Enter, Fox News...
RayTheAnarchoCapitalist Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 6:52 PM
Actually the Tea Party formed in opposition to TARP. That was before Obama was even nominated.

Here is the biggest problem with the news coverage of the Fiscal Cliff. The only message coming through was President Obama's message: that he was trying to save the middle class from a tax increase by raising taxes on the rich. On the Republican side, the message was…well…it was a muddled mess.

Republicans seem to have great difficulty reminding people that the George W. Bush tax cuts are the reason middle income families have not been paying about $2,000 more in taxes every year. The agreement President Obama just made with Congress saves about 80% of those tax cuts. It saves...