Democrats and their media allies have spent the past week labeling Republicans “anarchists,” “fanatics,” “radicals,” and “terrorists” who are wholly to blame for the situation that we are told will soon lead to a government shutdown. (Snip)For three consecutive years — 2010, 2011, and 2012 — the Democrat-controlled Senate did not pass a budget bill because Reid knew that it would be a political liability to do so. Passing a budget that detailed the Democrats’ plans for spending and revenue as official policy would have exposed the “something for nothing” swindle that Reid and his colleagues are perpetrating on the
Excellent article. I know that the media is totally in the tank for Obama and the democrats, but can someone please tell me why Republicans can´t make the argument that this writer did when they get before a camera? Heck, if need be, print out the article and read it word for word. It would be better than the information you get from a Republican on any given day. Our side needs to pass out talking points like the democrats do. Reasoned common sense arguments to Obama´s irrational policies are pretty obvious. Why hasn´t Harry Reid produced a budget? That´s a pretty good question and an excellent start to any interview. Be pro-active. Ask the interviewer the questions that the media never bothers to ask. Then given them the answer. It may throw them off their game.
The Republicans could get in front of the cameras and read the entire article, but Fox News and conservative blogs would be the only ones to report it. We should be thankful that more people are turning to Fox for their new because that means some of the GOP message is getting out. The other stations totally ignore the GOP side of the argument, or find a statement that sounds weird to focus on when it´s taken out of context. I am not defeatist this is the reality. The GOP Congresspeople are using more media to get their message out. Most have a Facebook page and are on Twitter. Last week I went to the NRSC Facebook page. They were getting some serious verbal abuse from upset members of the electorate. The messaging can go both ways. When the phones aren´t answered, go to Facebook or an even more public forum, Twitter. When the GOP does take a to move our platform forward, we should also publicly praise their efforts on these social media sites.
#2, can it be said that no Republican will make the arguments that the writer of this article makes because they are mostly just like Democrats? Other than a few senators and HR Republicans, I am having a hard time seeing any difference in the two parties.
The media is responsible for much of the problems facing our nation. Their behavior is criminal. It is very difficult for the truth to surface and blaming the Republicans is ridiculous. We need to unite behind the Republicans and do every thing we can to get out the truth. It is difficult to see how this nation can survive with the current state of our media. However, for some reason, I still have hope.
A fascist despot with unchecked power, a propaganda machine the likes of which haven’t been seen since the fall of the Evil Empire, and the opposition made up of cheese eating surrender monkeys makes for a perfect storm of totalitarianism. Alas Babylon.
Obama, Reid and Pelosi are using this ACA budget battle to destroy the opposition party. And if not outrightly destroy it, so weaken it that at best, Republicans get elected to dogcatchers and that´s about it. I watched some of the MSM Sunday news shows, and if only the Republican guests would have reminded the viewers that the ACA pased with no Republican votes. That even the New Deal, Medicare, etc had some bipartisan support. And you don´t think the Libs would be on the offensive if a bill passed with no Dem votes? As much as Obama must hate it, we are still a (barely) representational republic and that some of us still have a voice.
The Republican House funded everything but what a majority of the country is against and that is obamacare. DO NOT CAVE Speaker Boehner. For one shining moment stand up for America ! The harm from this law is so far reaching and pervasive that the shut down that it pales the shut down that the Democrats are causing. They have a spending bill before them. If they vote it down or refuse to vote then they are the ones shutting down the government. DO NOT CAVE . Save our economy and our country.
The democrats childesh name calling really shows the mentaility we are dealing with here. ´ tired of them crying that since Obama won the election, this is the will of the people and they want ACA. The democrats pigeon hole the outcome of the election falsely claiming this is proof the nation as a whole wants ACA, lump the whole 311 million US citizens into this we want obamacare false narrative. Since they cheated, especially in the swing states and used NSA to gleen information in order to target specific groups for politic, it´s hardly
sorry - computer took on mind of its own and posted too early. It´s hardly realistic to say this is a broad consensus. It is the insider trading, the investments democrats and traitor republicans made which explains their hard headed nature in standing behind ACA. Their pot of gold won´t happen if ACA is not implemented.
On the heals of being schooled on foreign policy by Putin and Assad, Obama is desperately trying to establish himself as a tough negotiator at the expense of the American people. A true statesman would admit the mistake that is Obamacare and let the American people off the hook and pass a budget that begins to turn this fiscal mess around.
Instead, we are the dog that gets kicked because he had a bad day on the world stage.
FTA: Republican challengers campaigning against Democrat senators could have cited their votes for the budget bill, saying that the incumbent voted for this, that, or the other unpopular component of the measure.
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If America’s journalists had ever told the truth about what Barack Obama and Harry Reid have done, neither of them would be in office now.[snip]This false portrayal of the current situation is the exact opposite of truth, but it is widely believed because the journalists who did so much to re-elect Obama (and to defend Reid’s Democrat Senate majority) have continued to act as partisan propagandists.
We know this is the case. Then, why, almost without exception, do Republicans speak to media or go on these shows and accept the leftist premise of analysis and questions? If Republicans know the truth about their subject and are passionate enough about letting others know what they know, then - it seems to me - they will find a way to get that message across regardless of the tactics used against them. Just do not be deterred from speaking the truth plainly and don´t waste time or words in empty rhetoric. That´s how Ronald Reagan did it. That´s what Ted Cruz does, as do others. Point being that some responsibility rests with Republicans to find a way to get their message across despite biased reporters and lying Dems. I realize that´s easier said than done, but that old maxim ´where there is a will there is a way´ is grounded in truth. The truth will set all of us free.
Was there any doubt about media bias? Some think that our salvation is Fox News, but they hammer the House for "their next move" after they sent their CR to the Senate. They just made their move. Why not ask the Senate what they intend to do? Then, they fret that Republicans are going to get blamed for a shutdown.
The House needs to recognize that the Republican "Tea Party types" were elected to a majority to stop obama from steam rolling Congress. After all, that´s what John Roberts said in his opinion. It´s up to Congress to make these changes. And, that is exactly what we expect them to do.
Republicans, you control the House that represents The People. Legislation and budgets cannot be passed without your approval. Pick up your muskets and fight. If you quit on us now, we will remember in 2014.
++Harry Reid´s methods can be placed at the feet of the Tea Party. They promoted Sharo Angle against a strong candidate, Sue Lowden, for Harry´s seat. Lowden would have defeated Reid, and the shame that is currently the senate might never have happened.
This is what I have been arguing with my Congressional Rep about for the last year. IMO the House should have been voting on nothing but a budget bill for the last 4+ years to force the Senate to do their jobs! But no....the Republicans are too afraid of being blamed!! Yeah. I´m Angry! We should all be very Angry!
#22, the House has passed several budgets over the last 4 years and Reid will not allow a vote in the Senate. The article is correct, Reid is where the blame should be placed. Shame on the media for not telling the truth.
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America´s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government´s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America´s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, ´the buck stops here.´ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better." ~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006
Time for word clarity. Call it communism. They all call it "affordable care" and Obamacare. Clever words of propagandists, that make it sound good. In fact, it’s the “abortive care” act, and it’s actually “Obamacide”. You know, like suicide, genocide, homicide, but not “care”; no “care” in this misery. Nobody has the guts to call this a Communist medical scheme, with its forced fees, forced compliance and IRS police state enforcement just like the KGB in Communist Russia. The Communist democrats will now force young adults to pay, or be forced to pay a fine, or risk going to jail. It is total tyranny, Millions losing jobs, and nobody’s screaming about these horrors. Time to come out of the closet of mincing words, of not facing truth, this is the time to name names. Communism, a massive plot to close down 20% of America’s great economy and make it a horrifying government controlled disaster. Medical is going “postal”. Imagine, millions of lo-fo postal droids, in their losing racket, making medical decisions over life or death of your body and your mind. Postal psychologists? What a nightmare. All the amazing life extending technological gains in medicine brought to a government halt, a monopoly standdown, just like Benghazi. We are being taken over by communist brainwashing of commies Diane Sawyers, Brian Williams, Steve Pelleys, who have led us down the path to virtual dictatorship and tryranny controlled by our imposter president and a drunken power mad Congress of communist believing democrats and too many commie republicans. Communist debt is here. Wake up America.
The article spells out nicely what common sense has been telling us since 2009; Obama and his flying monkeys have been spending our grandchildren´s money with abandon in an attempt to make themselves look good and to buy votes to continue the pillage.
Obama and family have been living like an N-rich royal family on our money while the country´s economy slowly circles the drain, artificially propped up by Chinese loans.
The party is over. The bill is coming due and spending planned for the next year will expose the empty checkbook. It will suck to be a dem in 2014.
The writer, Robert Stacy McCain, is the only McCain I am aware of who is not a pathetic McLameBrain terrorizing the American people and the Republican Party with ridiculous lies, threats, and accusations that are repeats of DimWit positions against the GOP.
Great article hits home with the truth about the budget and the DimWitz budget lies.
You DimWitz and DimWitchez out there cannot handle the truth. It will destroy you. And the sooner, the better.
While I agree with what the Republicans have done and feel they should stick it out regardless of any consequences, it´s likely a losing cause; just too many stupid people. Too many that fall for the "we´re trying to give you something and they won´t let us!" Democrat lies.
It´s really as simple as that. People are stupid and the Dems know it. So they can pair with the dishonest media and pretty much convince the idiots of almost anything.
Democrats are Santa Claus and the Republicans are the Grinch. Those on the Right who stayed home and pouted in Nov 2012 allowed, if not CAUSED, this damnable fiction to continue. Voluntary voter suppression for which we are all paying dearly.
#2 ~ when you get back to Ol´Har on this one please note for him that it´s backfiring on the Democrats.
The story that even the MSM is telling is that the House sends over a bill that the Senate rejects. Then the House sends over another bill that the Senate rejects; then another, that the Senate disposes of like yesterday´s newspaper.
The House is necessarily seen as the initiator of action and the Senate as the body that stops the action.
Goobama (Goober Obama) is seen as the village idiot flipping his lips and humming.
Or maybe he´s buzzing his comb on a piece of napkin.
It will not be news when the Senate votes for something, or when Goobama signs something ~ it´s only news when they reject another good idea from the House.
#25, it isn´t deceit, it is duplicity! They are doing everything they can to be complicit with the will of the WH. Certain channels, in particular, get direct orders from the WH on what they can, and cannot air! That is staterun media, not bias, not deceit, but duplicity.
Then, the WH openly admits they are legalizing, and using propaganda. Now, just whom do you think they are using it on, especially after having been busted spying on their own citizens?!
It isn´t other countries Obama fears, it is people that tell the truth, people that think for themselves, and people that can, and want to live indepently of the government. Those are the very ones being labeled as "terrorists" now. Remember Obama´s Julia? From the cradle to the grave, they are from the government, and there to help. On our dimes, quarters, and dollars.
And a duplicitous media continues to carry the water for him.
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It’s long been said that Democrats and their supporters who cry “racism!” at everything that smells like opposition to their left-wing agenda are misguided, or in some cases, smear merchants who lack all credibility whatsoever (looking at you, MSNBC). Well, get a load of the T-shirt that this recently departed national figure – whose impeccable left-wing bonafides should never be doubted – has on:(Snip for photo)That’s anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela wearing a T-shirt that endorses getting an ID and voting in 1998. We’ll anxiously be waiting your apology. Oh wait, you won’t apologize, will you?
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You know a president is in deep trouble when even an improving economy can’t boost his popularity. That’s the situation facing Barack Obama, as optimism about a less anemic recovery in the coming year has done nothing to halt the slide in his approval numbers. With every poll showing him in deep trouble, it’s time for the White House to call in reinforcements and that’s what they’ve done by getting former Bill Clinton chief of staff John Podesta to return to the West Wing as a counselor. Podesta, a veteran liberal ideologue as well as a friend of current White
Apparently having decided to embark upon a course of self-parody, the National Reconnaissance Office — the other NRO — sent out a press release sharing the logo for its new spy-satellite program, NROL-39. The image is that of an evil-looking giant octopus with its tentacles encircling the entire planet over the motto: Nothing Is beyond Our Reach.(Snip)Our relationship with the national-security and public-safety bureaucracies has changed. It used to be that you called the fireman to get your cat out of a tree; now the policeman shoots your dog. We have police rolling through the streets of such combat zones
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The budget deal announced today is a good deal for conservatives and Republicans. From the point of view of policy, the deal is a modest achievement—which is all that can be expected, given the unfortunate fact that Barack Obama is president and Democrats control the Senate. The trade-off in the deal of minor mandatory cuts for relatively small domestic discretionary increases is basically a wash. That leaves the defense increase, which, while insufficient, is an important step in the right direction. That alone would make the deal worthwhile. But the restoration of the normal appropriations process will also have a
OK, not really praise; Roberts’s failure to strangle the Obamacare baby in its crib when he had the chance will go down alongside the Dred Scott decision as one of the greatest moral disasters in the history of the republic. The man in charge of enforcing the Constitution blinked when confronted with a triumphalist party and a then-popular president, forgetting that he, Roberts, would likely be in Washington long after Obama was gone. In an attempt to save the Supreme Court’s reputation and standing, he destroyed it. Still, even if inadvertently, Roberts got one thing right: the Patient Deflection and Unaffordable
This lefty trope has been bugging me for some time now, particularly because O’s cheerleaders use it as a crutch to explain away Obama’s litany of failures. Yeah, well maybe if he weren’t facing such relentless, unprecedented opposition and obstruction, he’d have been able to fix [insert issue] by now. Their argument is a bucket of hogwash and it’s promulgated via a rash of acute selective memory syndrome. It must have been Chris Matthews’ recent blatherings that finally pushed me over the edge, prodding me to write a fairly lengthy piece debunking Obama sycophants’ most calcified and self-serving myth: The way
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