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GOP sets record for quickest
surrender in history

American Thinker, by Rick Moran

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Posted By:fishbone, 12/31/2012 11:53:59 AM

Yesterday, the Republican leadership insisted there would be no fiscal cliff deal unless there was a cap on cost of living adjustments for social security. They were adamant - a deal killer. That was yesterday. By last night, that strong stance had melted like a stick of butter at a midsummer Grant Park picnic. The Hill: Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) said Social Security cuts are all but off the table. She said that the issue would be "a part of a larger debate," later in 2013 when Congress considers raising the debt-ceiling limit.
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And, we have a new winner for the Top Caving award. Maybe it´s time to replace the poor French "cheese eating surrender monkey" meme with the GOP.

BTW, great last line in the article.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 12/31/2012 11:58:21 AM     (No. 9091548)

I feel so very French today.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dman, 12/31/2012 12:06:25 PM     (No. 9091565)

Dittos, OP. Moran has it right. The provisions of the "cliff" and the debt ceiling are already law, and are better for the country than anything the Pubs can negotiate. Once over the cliff, there will be screams and howls from all corners. Perhaps then the Pubs will find their spine and do what´s right for the country, and a public shocked out of its trance might support them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LAW428, 12/31/2012 12:09:01 PM     (No. 9091568)

The GOP quakes in the presence of the skinny, Kenyan, fraud. Where are the statesmen, like those of yesteryear, who would shudder at the thought of selling their souls for a bowl of porridge?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 12/31/2012 12:13:20 PM     (No. 9091577)

This is why the Dems will take back the house in 2014. If the repubs are going to vote like a Dem, why should we not vote for the dem?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/31/2012 12:20:17 PM     (No. 9091587)

I am done wishing, hoping that the GOP will find some courage. They have made fools of us for many years that way. The GOP elected officials have no reason to change. Their financial houses are fine, raises all round.
Even our retired Republican "statesmen" are scared to make a peep cuz they don´t want to be criticized. This ended just as many conservatives sadly predicted.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: neanderthal, 12/31/2012 12:47:32 PM     (No. 9091631)

Blaming the Democrats for everything is over with. It´s time to admit that the two party system ended a long time ago. We have to accept that every person in congress is there for two reasons only; to stay there as long as they can and to get as much money as they possibly can while they are there. They have nothing else in mind except to come up with enough continuous static and chatter to keep us from storming the place and beheading the whole lot.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: golfmann, 12/31/2012 12:50:56 PM     (No. 9091637)

I suggest instead of screwing over the retirees with even MORE phony inflation "adjustments" they try SS for ONLY legal citizens and a PAY FREEZE for all Federal workers AND a spending cap!

lol

Fat chance, eh but look out SS "benefit" receivers...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: trapper, 12/31/2012 12:55:56 PM     (No. 9091643)

With all the billions and trillions we waste on foreign aid for people who hate us anyway, handouts to green energy Friends of Barack, 1040-supplied welfare "tax refunds" to those who didn´t pay any taxes in, bloated federal payrolls for bloated federal agencies, and on and on and on, .... how do Repblicans decide to reduce spending? Wait for it .... CUT SOCIAL SECURITY!!!!??

So, the brilliant Republican plan boils down to raising taxes and cutting Social Security? It might be funny if it weren´t so offensive.

Theater owner: "What´s the name of the act?"

Agent: "The Republicans."

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/31/2012 1:10:32 PM     (No. 9091666)

They could:

1-Stand on principle and go down fighting and screaming.( and take the blame)

2-Vote ´Present´ and let ´er crash. (and take the blame)

3-Go wishy-washy and bargain with the devil who will sucker-punch them and lie to them. (and take the blame)

Looks like #3 !

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Passion, 12/31/2012 1:17:04 PM     (No. 9091681)

5,6 and 8, I await your brilliance and work able solutions. I also wonder why you paint everyone with a broad brush. There are a lot of folks in the GOP not caving. The GOPe is the problem, not all of them.



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Reply 11 - Posted by: craige, 12/31/2012 1:44:21 PM     (No. 9091728)

More of the same shenanigans.
´New Normal´ seems to be the correct prediction for our economic future.
Good news is that inflation should increase gradually, rather than explode. 6,564% (factor of 65) since 1914.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: alltheway, 12/31/2012 4:06:02 PM     (No. 9091918)

They ALL need to go in 2014!!!!

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