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Anatomy of a Flop: GOP "Cliff" Counter-Offer Fizzles

Rowly Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 10:59 AM
Is he crying again?? There's no crying in politics!! You don't see the Democrats crying.They know how to fight to get what they want.Republicans are too genteel to fight,so they wind up in the dustbin of history and they take us with them.
upwithRomney Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 7:25 PM
Yea, the Republicans are sooo genteel. Ask John Kerry about the gentility of swiftboating or the disabled veteran Democratic senator of Georgia (forgot his name) or Tammy Duckworth. and on and on. Lets not pretend that Romney wasnt vicious in his attacks. Ask Santorum, Gingrich, Bachman, Perry, etc. We lost because we supported crazy ideas about Obama calling him a Kenyan, Muslem, Communist, etc. Other than ourselves, no one believed us and no one wanted to attach to us. If we would have stuck to economic arguments and not acted like the Christian taliban, we would have won. .
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 2:29 PM
John Barack IS NOT genteel, he is a viper pretending to work for We The People while biting us in the butt with his compromises and whining. HE HAS THE P OWER OF THE PURSE, but the only power he will use is against U.S. in favor of the Demon RATS. He has shown his contempt FOR the people who put him into the Speakership by purging the conservatives from the committees because they are NOT 'team players." I guess this could be a move to retain the Speakership in '14 although I don't remember if the rules allow it, but he can always do a Dingy Harry and dump the rules with the help of his RINO myrmidons.
upwithRomney Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 7:28 PM
Dont forget that he has also dumped two other tea party reps from important committees and is about to dump Michelle Bachman from her committee assignment. There is no question that he has cut a deal with the Dems.

Yesterday evening we reported the details of House Republicans' "fiscal cliff" compromise offer to the White House, which offered real ideological concessions, to the tune of $800 Billion in new revenues.  The plan -- originally conceived last year by the Democratic co-chairman of the debt commission, Erskine Bowles -- also calls for the reduction of both discretionary and mandatory spending, making needed (albeit small-ball) reforms to the largest drivers of our debt.  Unlike the president's risible, widely-panned proposal last week, Republicans' new negotiating posture offers genuine compromise: (a) It has bipartisan origins, (b) it achieves "balance," (c) it...