Toward April 8

Two years after an historic election, Americans asked for a refund. Unfortunately, the dramatic reversal we witnessed in November merely presented the opportunity for a refund. It was the first victory in a long war for the heart and soul of both our country and the Republican Party.

During the first two years of his presidency, Barack Obama spent more than the first four years of the Reagan administration. It took from our nation’s founding until 1991 to rack up as much cumulative debt as we have in the last two years. Americans expect these newly elected Members of Congress, and those that rode the powerful conservative wave into positions of enormous power, to begin issuing their refund.

Republicans in the House have done an admirable job navigating these unpredictable waters. They swiftly sent a full repeal of Obamacare to the Senate, which was promptly voted down by a Democrat majority determined to ignore the Constitution and the will of the American people.

House Republicans also passed a seven-month continuing resolution that cut $61 billion in spending and blocked funding for a host of terrible policies, including Obamacare. Most conservatives wanted more, and in fairness, so did most of those lawmakers who ultimately voted yes. But, it was a good first step.

This spending measure is only necessary because the previous Congress failed to even try and pass a budget. They made absolutely no progress on appropriation measures. There was no effort by the Democrat-dominated Congress to govern. They simply wanted to pass big-ticket items – Obamacare, cap-and-trade, financial overall, stimulus, etc.

When the results of November became clear, the political strategists advised the Democrats to continue abdicating their responsibility. The political strategists – who were already looking toward the 2012 elections – wanted to make life difficult for the new Republican House. They knew forcing them to handle last year’s business would complicate their agenda and potentially force a government shutdown.

Let me repeat that again: since last November, Democrats and their political strategists have been trying to force Republicans into a government shutdown. It is the Democrats – for political reasons – who are hoping and strategizing for a shutdown.

Think about how this year would have been different if Congress had actually passed a budget and their appropriation measures last year. The continuing resolution skirmish, which has dominated Washington for the past six weeks, would not have occurred. House Republicans would have been free to pursue a full governing agenda, which spending reductions would have obviously been a part of. All without the angst of a government shutdown.

Unfortunately, we find ourselves in a less than ideal situation because of the Left’s politically motivated obstructionism. However, it is also an opportunity that Congress must seize, especially if it is to repair its relationship with the American people.

Americans understand that Democrats control the Senate, and Majority Leader Harry Reid is not only a big-government liberal, but also a partisan political animal who will stop at nothing to ensure Republicans fail.

Americans also understand President Obama has been entirely absent from the debate. As his press secretary said, “it’s a hard job.” Sure, we get that. But he was elected because he said he could do the hard things. Americans now understand he cannot even do the little things. His own party is asking him to “engage” on budgetary issues. When 32 Senators from your own party ask you to engage, you have problems.

The President’s dereliction of duty is carefully planned though, and most certainly politically motivated. He’s biding his time, filling out his NCAA bracket, and waiting for his Senate colleagues to force a shutdown. Then, President Obama will re-emerge and play the role of Washington peacemaker. He’ll offend his base by offering some small cuts, he’ll bring the “non-fringe” elements of Washington together and declare victory. The President’s advisors remember how his popularity grew after the December tax deal, and they are doing their best to replicate that success.

For Senate Democrats and the President, partisan politics is the name of the game.

President Obama and his crew are betting misguided Republican fear over a government shutdown will cause Democrats to win on the politics and the policy. That would be a disastrous turn of events.

What are conservatives and Republicans to do? This week, they need to tell their constituents that the time (if there ever was one) for short-term funding measures has passed. Then, they need to make sure their constituents understand that President Obama and Harry Reid are totally absent from a debate that will shape the country we leave to our grandchildren. By and large, Americans understand Democrats are not acting in good faith. In fact, they’re acting in bad faith – and we shouldn’t be afraid to say it.

This column originally appeared at Townhall.com.

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114 thoughts on “Toward April 8

  1. “By and large, Americans understand Democrats are not acting in good faith. In fact, they’re acting in bad faith – and we shouldn’t be afraid to say it.”

    Yes, we Americans know this, but do our recently elected conservative officials know this? And if they do, do they have the guts to say it?

    With this in mind, does anyone know of a fund that will help Boehner “grow a pair”? I’d like to contribute…

    Keep up the great work, Heritage Foundation. Your analysis and solutions are spot on., The problem lies with our politicians.

    • Grow a Pair. Love it. You are telling it like it is. I’m disappointed in Boehner also. Show me that fund. I’m tired of depending on the Republicans to step up to the plate, even when the American people show them where home plate is and brush it off for them. Ugggghhh

      • Can’t the Speaker remember the infamous sentence iterated by the president “We won, you lost.” I think that perhaps the Speaker has been infected with the Beltway power and re-election virus.
        Rather than growing a pair he should hand his gavel over to someone who will fight the good fight and win it!

    • Thanks for the suggestion of a fund to help “Boehner grow a pair”. When the NRCC adopter “Boehner for Speaker” as their slogan last year, I stopped giving. I thought, here we go again, politics as usual: pick the one who is “next in line” instead of the one who has the most conservative leadership quality. Why not Ryan or Pence? Anyone agree with me?

      • Pence, Ryan, King would be far better choices than Boehner. They need to get out the message that if the gov’t shuts down it because of the Dems. The dems ran roughshod over everyone and the Repub’s need to engage in the same strategy and return the favor.

      • I agree! Boehner seems to have lost sight of what the election message was…if he ever knew. They don’t seem to see the urgency. It’s like someone thinking they can afford the mansion if they turn off the lights when they leave the room!

    • Spending our hard earned is in the blood and genes of democrats. They will spend it even if there is none left and spend somemore in their secret little backrooms where they promice their friends more.

    • I have only in my voting lifetime voted for (2) Democrats for president. Now we have more issues at hand, than Carter has peanuts. The present Adm.blames everyone except themselves. The (2) most prominent issues, is Oil & Seniors Social Security. #1-Oil,Stop every moving wheel for 1or 2 days & see what happens?. #2- What gives the President the insight to veto the S.S.cola increase as he did after his elected? These are my opinions as I see the Economy keep slipping away.

    • The one point that noone mentions is it is not working. The Intrest clock is beating the 6Billion

      I will not agree with raising the debit ceiling. We must face our problem. The republican talking heads are not prepaid to face the American people. They and the Democrates have kick the can dow the road. We are fools if we continue to allow this. We must protect the poor seniors and the 25 to 45 year olds. Why have the drug mfger been allow to skate the are free to charge why???
      Remember the drug companies own the AMA, are the lg contributers to RNC &DNC. Special Intrest want the status quoe.

      Wake up and smell the decay that is Politics as usual. Look at Canada 1995 to 1998 The healed themselves. I do not want there system, But they gave us a road map oto recovery.

      I am a Tea Party member and a Republican, I am active, Th more we dig the more Special Intrest Corupution we find.

      Please get active, stop yelling at your TV’s Study, read learn. We are loosing the Rule of Law, and the Constitution. If it works don’t fix it.

      If it is broke, shut it down for repairs. The USA is a strong and resourcefull country. The People built it and WE can repair it.

      The politians broke it , they do not have the spine to own their collective mistakes. They want to be re-elected and maintain there power base.

      How much are you willing to give up, to solve the problem. That is the question you must answer. Look at your self. We are the problem we are the solution.

      God Bless America one NATION under GOD

  2. “By and large, Americans understand Democrats are not acting in good faith. In fact, they’re acting in bad faith – and we shouldn’t be afraid to say it.”

    Yes, we Americans know this, but do our recently elected conservative officials know this? And if they do, do they have the guts to say it?

    With this in mind, does anyone know of a fund that will help Boehner “grow a pair”? I’d like to contribute…

    Keep up the great work, Heritage Foundation. Your analysis and solutions are spot on., The problem lies with our politicians.

    • Grow a Pair. Love it. You are telling it like it is. I’m disappointed in Boehner also. Show me that fund. I’m tired of depending on the Republicans to step up to the plate, even when the American people show them where home plate is and brush it off for them. Ugggghhh

      • Can’t the Speaker remember the infamous sentence iterated by the president “We won, you lost.” I think that perhaps the Speaker has been infected with the Beltway power and re-election virus.
        Rather than growing a pair he should hand his gavel over to someone who will fight the good fight and win it!

    • Thanks for the suggestion of a fund to help “Boehner grow a pair”. When the NRCC adopter “Boehner for Speaker” as their slogan last year, I stopped giving. I thought, here we go again, politics as usual: pick the one who is “next in line” instead of the one who has the most conservative leadership quality. Why not Ryan or Pence? Anyone agree with me?

      • Pence, Ryan, King would be far better choices than Boehner. They need to get out the message that if the gov’t shuts down it because of the Dems. The dems ran roughshod over everyone and the Repub’s need to engage in the same strategy and return the favor.

      • I agree! Boehner seems to have lost sight of what the election message was…if he ever knew. They don’t seem to see the urgency. It’s like someone thinking they can afford the mansion if they turn off the lights when they leave the room!

    • Spending our hard earned is in the blood and genes of democrats. They will spend it even if there is none left and spend somemore in their secret little backrooms where they promice their friends more.

    • I have only in my voting lifetime voted for (2) Democrats for president. Now we have more issues at hand, than Carter has peanuts. The present Adm.blames everyone except themselves. The (2) most prominent issues, is Oil & Seniors Social Security. #1-Oil,Stop every moving wheel for 1or 2 days & see what happens?. #2- What gives the President the insight to veto the S.S.cola increase as he did after his elected? These are my opinions as I see the Economy keep slipping away.

    • The one point that noone mentions is it is not working. The Intrest clock is beating the 6Billion

      I will not agree with raising the debit ceiling. We must face our problem. The republican talking heads are not prepaid to face the American people. They and the Democrates have kick the can dow the road. We are fools if we continue to allow this. We must protect the poor seniors and the 25 to 45 year olds. Why have the drug mfger been allow to skate the are free to charge why???
      Remember the drug companies own the AMA, are the lg contributers to RNC &DNC. Special Intrest want the status quoe.

      Wake up and smell the decay that is Politics as usual. Look at Canada 1995 to 1998 The healed themselves. I do not want there system, But they gave us a road map oto recovery.

      I am a Tea Party member and a Republican, I am active, Th more we dig the more Special Intrest Corupution we find.

      Please get active, stop yelling at your TV’s Study, read learn. We are loosing the Rule of Law, and the Constitution. If it works don’t fix it.

      If it is broke, shut it down for repairs. The USA is a strong and resourcefull country. The People built it and WE can repair it.

      The politians broke it , they do not have the spine to own their collective mistakes. They want to be re-elected and maintain there power base.

      How much are you willing to give up, to solve the problem. That is the question you must answer. Look at your self. We are the problem we are the solution.

      God Bless America one NATION under GOD

  3. I think the very most important thing is to reduce the national debt by 100 billion, then to do away entirely with Obamacare and finally to create jobs.

  4. I think the very most important thing is to reduce the national debt by 100 billion, then to do away entirely with Obamacare and finally to create jobs.

  5. Shut it down if need be – call their bluff,
    we waited long, long enough for them
    to come up with a budget. Let the chips
    fall where they may… no more stalling.
    let’s lower the deficit and get this country back on track. Thanks!

  6. Shut it down if need be – call their bluff,
    we waited long, long enough for them
    to come up with a budget. Let the chips
    fall where they may… no more stalling.
    let’s lower the deficit and get this country back on track. Thanks!

  7. Heritage Action, this is your suggestion for what Republicans should do? Tell the people that Democrats are not acting in good faith? What the hell kind of answer is that?
    Your name specifies ACTION; where is it?

  8. Heritage Action, this is your suggestion for what Republicans should do? Tell the people that Democrats are not acting in good faith? What the hell kind of answer is that?
    Your name specifies ACTION; where is it?

  9. Even so the Democrats have acted in bad faith regarding the budget, etc. The American people expected the Republican leadership to do more. So far we are very disappointed in them. You did not tell us how to act in this situation, but accused the Democrats in Washington acting in bad faith and wanting an government shutdown. The American people want responsible fiscal government. They are demanding cuts in federal spending. The GOP leadership is not listening and we are very impatient. We want action.

  10. Even so the Democrats have acted in bad faith regarding the budget, etc. The American people expected the Republican leadership to do more. So far we are very disappointed in them. You did not tell us how to act in this situation, but accused the Democrats in Washington acting in bad faith and wanting an government shutdown. The American people want responsible fiscal government. They are demanding cuts in federal spending. The GOP leadership is not listening and we are very impatient. We want action.

  11. I’ve been told that the political representatives in Congress respect the Heritage Foundation. If this is true, and the Republicans want to keep their promise to the American people who elected them into office, then I fully expect that we will not be backed into a corner.

    We know the Democratic bullies and how party success overrides any good that they can do for our country. Therefore, for the love of God, please Speaker Boehner make a stance and honor the promises made to the American people.

    We will respect you for being a strong leader, and we will know who is to blame for the destruction of the American dream for our grandchildren.

    Time to draw a line in the sand!!!!

  12. I’ve been told that the political representatives in Congress respect the Heritage Foundation. If this is true, and the Republicans want to keep their promise to the American people who elected them into office, then I fully expect that we will not be backed into a corner.

    We know the Democratic bullies and how party success overrides any good that they can do for our country. Therefore, for the love of God, please Speaker Boehner make a stance and honor the promises made to the American people.

    We will respect you for being a strong leader, and we will know who is to blame for the destruction of the American dream for our grandchildren.

    Time to draw a line in the sand!!!!

  13. Wow, I am amazed at the ignorance of people thinking these newly elected officials can do anything without our help. We need to be on top of this entire situation and demand that all politicians behave correctly in the sand box that “We The People…” have created. We need to stand together or these politicians are not going to know what WE want. Wow – this is a simple concept that most people have abandoned.

  14. Wow, I am amazed at the ignorance of people thinking these newly elected officials can do anything without our help. We need to be on top of this entire situation and demand that all politicians behave correctly in the sand box that “We The People…” have created. We need to stand together or these politicians are not going to know what WE want. Wow – this is a simple concept that most people have abandoned.

  15. I am so fed up with the whole government (dummos and rinos). If any had gonads, ObamaCare would be over with, PERIOD!!! Obama would have been arrested for TREASON from breaking every rule in the Constitution he swore to uphold, going all over the world and apologized for America, and used Executive Orders to lie, cheat, and steal from the American people. SHUT THE GOVERNMENT DOWN!! They aren’t doing anything anyway!! Sick of hearing “Bad Faith” and all the other excuses. DO SOMETHING! ARREST THE TREASONOUS BUMMER!!!”

    • Diane,
      It could not be said any plainer or any better.. We as American People must need only to say it LOUDER…………. LOUD ENOUGH FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO HEAR US. We maybe need to march at the WHITE HOUSE to be sure that Congress, the Senate and Obama hear us. But with the present Gov. and media the only thing heard would probable be the cell boor closing behind us

  16. I am so fed up with the whole government (dummos and rinos). If any had gonads, ObamaCare would be over with, PERIOD!!! Obama would have been arrested for TREASON from breaking every rule in the Constitution he swore to uphold, going all over the world and apologized for America, and used Executive Orders to lie, cheat, and steal from the American people. SHUT THE GOVERNMENT DOWN!! They aren’t doing anything anyway!! Sick of hearing “Bad Faith” and all the other excuses. DO SOMETHING! ARREST THE TREASONOUS BUMMER!!!”

    • Diane,
      It could not be said any plainer or any better.. We as American People must need only to say it LOUDER…………. LOUD ENOUGH FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO HEAR US. We maybe need to march at the WHITE HOUSE to be sure that Congress, the Senate and Obama hear us. But with the present Gov. and media the only thing heard would probable be the cell boor closing behind us

  17. Start saying no to spending. Start practicing it!! Say it over and over again untill you get it right! Politicians arent leaders they are like little children in a candy store they just want more and more, try to control yourselves, like adults should do!!

  18. Start saying no to spending. Start practicing it!! Say it over and over again untill you get it right! Politicians arent leaders they are like little children in a candy store they just want more and more, try to control yourselves, like adults should do!!

  19. Americans want the newly elected conservatives to be proactive and not reactive. Merely waiting and responding to the Democrats will not accomplish the conservative goals we seek. It will also not get the desired citizen support necessary to take over the house, senate and presidency in 2012. These will all be important in the final defeat of Obamacare. All other measures aside without the repeal of this legislation we will never again balance a budget! It is time to be assertive in our policies and trust that the conservatives in this country will grow in support of your commitment. We like to say we are Reagan conservatives but I doubt that Reagan would merely respond to Democrats. He would be taking the offensive, knowing he was in the right and bringing the American people along with him.

  20. Americans want the newly elected conservatives to be proactive and not reactive. Merely waiting and responding to the Democrats will not accomplish the conservative goals we seek. It will also not get the desired citizen support necessary to take over the house, senate and presidency in 2012. These will all be important in the final defeat of Obamacare. All other measures aside without the repeal of this legislation we will never again balance a budget! It is time to be assertive in our policies and trust that the conservatives in this country will grow in support of your commitment. We like to say we are Reagan conservatives but I doubt that Reagan would merely respond to Democrats. He would be taking the offensive, knowing he was in the right and bringing the American people along with him.

  21. Can conservatives convince RINO’S to stop spending and start paying our debt. I have hope in God, but in politicians? Must revolution and collapse come before they see the light?

  22. Can conservatives convince RINO’S to stop spending and start paying our debt. I have hope in God, but in politicians? Must revolution and collapse come before they see the light?

  23. Both Parties are & have been at fault for years, however Obama & his Chicago Goons along with many Incumbants of both parties, only give lip service to us, while they stick the knives in our backs & twist it. Until more people wake up & vote out most incumbants, this country is doomed. I call & E-Mail the idiots as much as possible, but the corrupt DC bunch do whatever they please. Most of the newly elected Tea Party are sticking by their guns, but most of the old incumbants are only giving lip service & caving in to the Illegal in the Presidents Office & his dumb ass Democrats.

  24. Both Parties are & have been at fault for years, however Obama & his Chicago Goons along with many Incumbants of both parties, only give lip service to us, while they stick the knives in our backs & twist it. Until more people wake up & vote out most incumbants, this country is doomed. I call & E-Mail the idiots as much as possible, but the corrupt DC bunch do whatever they please. Most of the newly elected Tea Party are sticking by their guns, but most of the old incumbants are only giving lip service & caving in to the Illegal in the Presidents Office & his dumb ass Democrats.

  25. We were founded by our forefathers as a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Why are we allowing it to be of the politicians, by the politicians and for the politicians? We are gradually giving up our rights in exchange for a “nanny state” where everything is handed to us. The freedoms we are giving up far outweigh ANY potential benefit of social programs. We do not need a government that provides cradle to grave care. We need to stand up and take responsibility for ourselves, reduce the federal oversight and get necessary government as close to home as possible so that it is as responsive as possible.
    One reason we have so many layers of unnecessary government and regulations is that the mere complexity of it will cause many Americans to abdicate their rights. This is the time to stand up and say “We’ve had enough’ we are going to retake our government and simplify it so that all Americans can participate in a meaningful manner.
    The very Democrats that claim many Wall Street companies are too big and need to be broken up do not apply the same concept to the biggest company of all, the United States government. We need to reduce the size and scope of our government to make it more efficient and less likely to fall under its own weight!

  26. We were founded by our forefathers as a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Why are we allowing it to be of the politicians, by the politicians and for the politicians? We are gradually giving up our rights in exchange for a “nanny state” where everything is handed to us. The freedoms we are giving up far outweigh ANY potential benefit of social programs. We do not need a government that provides cradle to grave care. We need to stand up and take responsibility for ourselves, reduce the federal oversight and get necessary government as close to home as possible so that it is as responsive as possible.
    One reason we have so many layers of unnecessary government and regulations is that the mere complexity of it will cause many Americans to abdicate their rights. This is the time to stand up and say “We’ve had enough’ we are going to retake our government and simplify it so that all Americans can participate in a meaningful manner.
    The very Democrats that claim many Wall Street companies are too big and need to be broken up do not apply the same concept to the biggest company of all, the United States government. We need to reduce the size and scope of our government to make it more efficient and less likely to fall under its own weight!

  27. I don’t see a problem with shutting the government down. It will send a strong message to the Senate who may try to spin this as a Republican debacle, but the nation will finally receive a message that we are spending way, way too much.

    The Democrats will finally have to sit in the soup they have stewed. No amount of spin will stop the finger from pointing directly at them, the culprits. We will do just fine. We have done it before with hardly a wrinkle.

  28. I don’t see a problem with shutting the government down. It will send a strong message to the Senate who may try to spin this as a Republican debacle, but the nation will finally receive a message that we are spending way, way too much.

    The Democrats will finally have to sit in the soup they have stewed. No amount of spin will stop the finger from pointing directly at them, the culprits. We will do just fine. We have done it before with hardly a wrinkle.

  29. Lets shut the government down for 30 days
    and see how all the Democrats like it. What don’t
    they get when we say… STOP SPENDING !!!
    Also, ground AF1, for 60 days.

    Time to go on early Spring vacation!!!

  30. Lets shut the government down for 30 days
    and see how all the Democrats like it. What don’t
    they get when we say… STOP SPENDING !!!
    Also, ground AF1, for 60 days.

    Time to go on early Spring vacation!!!

  31. Congress is only playing games with We the People. Their idea of a balanced budget if nothing more than making small cuts which mean nothing, trying to fool the people. The Sad part is- they do fool alot of people by all their garbage. If they Truly wanted to do their jobs – they would actually do it. All they want to do is fill their pockets and retire on We the People’s Money. They talk about Welfare Fraud – Congress is it! They use OUR Money to collect High Salaries, High Pensions, etc. Can’t immagine anyone needing $96 per day for food. What a joke this Congress is.

  32. Congress is only playing games with We the People. Their idea of a balanced budget if nothing more than making small cuts which mean nothing, trying to fool the people. The Sad part is- they do fool alot of people by all their garbage. If they Truly wanted to do their jobs – they would actually do it. All they want to do is fill their pockets and retire on We the People’s Money. They talk about Welfare Fraud – Congress is it! They use OUR Money to collect High Salaries, High Pensions, etc. Can’t immagine anyone needing $96 per day for food. What a joke this Congress is.

  33. Enough is enough!
    Contact the House Judiciary Comm. ‘friendlies’, Michele Bachmann, Mike Pence, Steve King and DEMAND they prepare ‘Articles of Impeachment’ .

    WE the People REJECT ALL of President Obama’s socialist agenda and DEMAND he be IMPEACHED, immediately.

    • Amen Libertycat…There is not one(1) quality to list to give ANYONE cause to want four more years of this Administration. Michelle Malkin termed it right when she called it the “Culture of Corruption: Barack Obama and his Crooks, Cronies and Tax Cheats” and yet, the likes of Harry Reed and the rest of that Demo-ilk can’t or won’t see how they are dragging this country down…No budget, the economy in the toilet, stifyling all job opportunities, with more troops in harms way…without the advice or consent of congress…more vacations, refusal to issue drilling permits to US oil companies but bragging to foreign gov’ts that ‘we will contribute our technology to their off-shore oil drilling + our $’s and promises to be their customer for that oil… So you are right! Impeachment is the only answer to get this country back on track!

  34. Enough is enough!
    Contact the House Judiciary Comm. ‘friendlies’, Michele Bachmann, Mike Pence, Steve King and DEMAND they prepare ‘Articles of Impeachment’ .

    WE the People REJECT ALL of President Obama’s socialist agenda and DEMAND he be IMPEACHED, immediately.

    • Amen Libertycat…There is not one(1) quality to list to give ANYONE cause to want four more years of this Administration. Michelle Malkin termed it right when she called it the “Culture of Corruption: Barack Obama and his Crooks, Cronies and Tax Cheats” and yet, the likes of Harry Reed and the rest of that Demo-ilk can’t or won’t see how they are dragging this country down…No budget, the economy in the toilet, stifyling all job opportunities, with more troops in harms way…without the advice or consent of congress…more vacations, refusal to issue drilling permits to US oil companies but bragging to foreign gov’ts that ‘we will contribute our technology to their off-shore oil drilling + our $’s and promises to be their customer for that oil… So you are right! Impeachment is the only answer to get this country back on track!

  35. I have been republican all my life. Today I am a Conservative. I do not trust or contribute to the Republican party. I can’t see the difference in their “actions” from that of the Democrats. They sound different, but act the same. Thank God for the voice in the wind of the Conservatives.
    An 80 year old veteran.

  36. I have been republican all my life. Today I am a Conservative. I do not trust or contribute to the Republican party. I can’t see the difference in their “actions” from that of the Democrats. They sound different, but act the same. Thank God for the voice in the wind of the Conservatives.
    An 80 year old veteran.

  37. There is no other way to say it because it is the absolute truth. Unless true conservative values are embraced by congressional Republicans and a measure of Independents and they are willing to “Hang” together like the Democrats are so willing to do, i.e. Obamacare we will never be able to stop the train wreck we’re headed for now. Otherwise starting in 2012 any (R) not onboard should be sent packing. They have to fear the voters more than the media!

  38. There is no other way to say it because it is the absolute truth. Unless true conservative values are embraced by congressional Republicans and a measure of Independents and they are willing to “Hang” together like the Democrats are so willing to do, i.e. Obamacare we will never be able to stop the train wreck we’re headed for now. Otherwise starting in 2012 any (R) not onboard should be sent packing. They have to fear the voters more than the media!

  39. It is time for the House Speaker John Boehner to Step Down spend some time at the family tavern in Ohio. If he was running a public or private business this guy would be down the highway, without bene’s. To think that a woman socialist ran circles around this clown, and the best he could do was photo ops with his buddies saying we don’t have enough Republicans. Well he has them and he his CLUELESS. That’s why the Republican are going to become empty suits, recycle another McCain wanna be, or roadside rest areas with no vistors. Enough is Enough! And the lib’s think the Tea Party & aThird Party are Dead.

  40. It is time for the House Speaker John Boehner to Step Down spend some time at the family tavern in Ohio. If he was running a public or private business this guy would be down the highway, without bene’s. To think that a woman socialist ran circles around this clown, and the best he could do was photo ops with his buddies saying we don’t have enough Republicans. Well he has them and he his CLUELESS. That’s why the Republican are going to become empty suits, recycle another McCain wanna be, or roadside rest areas with no vistors. Enough is Enough! And the lib’s think the Tea Party & aThird Party are Dead.

  41. Great points

    But let’s just fire the Jr President. If he were a CEO of a company he would have been gone a long time ago. The emperor is naked. Get the point. Throw him out for indicant exposure. AKA he does not protect this country, he bows down to the country’s who we have been bribing and that has not been challenged and he wants to change the name of entitlement to incentives for union or minorities growth. You got my vote to pink slip him.

  42. Great points

    But let’s just fire the Jr President. If he were a CEO of a company he would have been gone a long time ago. The emperor is naked. Get the point. Throw him out for indicant exposure. AKA he does not protect this country, he bows down to the country’s who we have been bribing and that has not been challenged and he wants to change the name of entitlement to incentives for union or minorities growth. You got my vote to pink slip him.

  43. The Federal budget cannot be handled on a piece meal basis. The Federal budget needs to balanced now. The longer it is dragged on the more difficult it will be. It is time our elected officials faced up to it. Everything should be on the table. I doubt there is anyone in Washington who has the backbone to make the tough decision that will be necessary to balance the the Federal budget. We all will feel the effects of it. If they keep putting it off, the pain will only be worse. It includes entitlements, foreign aide that we can no longer afford, earmarks and the many military basis we have all over the world. Washington has to bite the bullet if it wants to gain back the respect of the American public. Time is slipping by. Time to act and now.

  44. The Federal budget cannot be handled on a piece meal basis. The Federal budget needs to balanced now. The longer it is dragged on the more difficult it will be. It is time our elected officials faced up to it. Everything should be on the table. I doubt there is anyone in Washington who has the backbone to make the tough decision that will be necessary to balance the the Federal budget. We all will feel the effects of it. If they keep putting it off, the pain will only be worse. It includes entitlements, foreign aide that we can no longer afford, earmarks and the many military basis we have all over the world. Washington has to bite the bullet if it wants to gain back the respect of the American public. Time is slipping by. Time to act and now.

  45. Speaker Boehner believes it would be improper to waive or change the House rule that financial bills cannot be addressed during the existence of a Continuing Resolution (CR), which is the case right now to provide temporary funding of the federal government. Therefore, the prospect of defunding the $105 Billion already improperly appropriated by Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House (she, of “we have to pass this bill (Obamacare) so you can find out what is in it”) to implement Obamacare in that bill itself, lies dormant — because of Boehner standing on “principle.” This, after the dems of the 111th Congress waived and changed rules at will — Obamacare included. Earth to John Boehner: Get off your dead a__ and defund Obamacare, CR or not. Otherwise we will see to it that you are no longer in the House, much less the Speaker’s chair, come 2013. Surely there are a few solid Tea Party conservative candidates for Boehner’s seat in his congressional district.

  46. Speaker Boehner believes it would be improper to waive or change the House rule that financial bills cannot be addressed during the existence of a Continuing Resolution (CR), which is the case right now to provide temporary funding of the federal government. Therefore, the prospect of defunding the $105 Billion already improperly appropriated by Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House (she, of “we have to pass this bill (Obamacare) so you can find out what is in it”) to implement Obamacare in that bill itself, lies dormant — because of Boehner standing on “principle.” This, after the dems of the 111th Congress waived and changed rules at will — Obamacare included. Earth to John Boehner: Get off your dead a__ and defund Obamacare, CR or not. Otherwise we will see to it that you are no longer in the House, much less the Speaker’s chair, come 2013. Surely there are a few solid Tea Party conservative candidates for Boehner’s seat in his congressional district.

  47. I truely believe that if Barrack Obama is re-elected and more democrats win in their upcoming elections our country will never recover. I’m also very dis-enchanted with what our new Congress is doing and especially Mr. Boehner. I thought he would have been a stronger leader. He’s acting and behaving like a frightened chicken. Very sad for our country.

    • Shut the Government DOWN. Keeping it going the way it is is only postponing the inevitable. The people in Congress know this but nobody has the backbone to tell it like it is.
      Stop the politics and run the Country,s businss

      Since 2008 we have been mourning the death of the one thing that made us the great country we were —- COMMON SENSE.
      RESURRECT IT

  48. I truely believe that if Barrack Obama is re-elected and more democrats win in their upcoming elections our country will never recover. I’m also very dis-enchanted with what our new Congress is doing and especially Mr. Boehner. I thought he would have been a stronger leader. He’s acting and behaving like a frightened chicken. Very sad for our country.

    • Shut the Government DOWN. Keeping it going the way it is is only postponing the inevitable. The people in Congress know this but nobody has the backbone to tell it like it is.
      Stop the politics and run the Country,s businss

      Since 2008 we have been mourning the death of the one thing that made us the great country we were —- COMMON SENSE.
      RESURRECT IT

  49. Speaker Boehner, we expect you and the Republicans in the House to take the strongest stand you can to first and foremost defund that $105B that was appropriated to implement Obamacare, as soon as possible. We expect you to do whatever is necessary – change the rules if need be to defund that $105B. We expect the GOP and the new Tea Party freshmen to work as a team to achieve what we sent all of you there to do ~ cut spending. The next big thing we expect is DO NOT RAISE THE DEBT CEILING under any circumstance. IF we can’t do that, we’re done. America will be over. You need to understand that WE all understand this is light years from 1995. The msm doesn’t control the narrative any longer. Get barry & co. to shut down the government … whatever it takes.

  50. Speaker Boehner, we expect you and the Republicans in the House to take the strongest stand you can to first and foremost defund that $105B that was appropriated to implement Obamacare, as soon as possible. We expect you to do whatever is necessary – change the rules if need be to defund that $105B. We expect the GOP and the new Tea Party freshmen to work as a team to achieve what we sent all of you there to do ~ cut spending. The next big thing we expect is DO NOT RAISE THE DEBT CEILING under any circumstance. IF we can’t do that, we’re done. America will be over. You need to understand that WE all understand this is light years from 1995. The msm doesn’t control the narrative any longer. Get barry & co. to shut down the government … whatever it takes.

  51. I SAY LET THE GOVERMENT SHUT DOWN. HAVE A ‘STRAIGHT UP ‘VOTE ON THE CUTS. AND THEN WE CAN SEE WHO IS NOT FOR IT. TO ME…WHEN THE GOVERMENT IS SHUT DOWN…THEY CAN’T SPEND MORE MONEY!! DON’T YOU THINK?? I WANT TO SEE SOME ‘BALLS’ OUT THERE….TIRED OF THE PUSSY FOOTIN AROUND.

  52. I SAY LET THE GOVERMENT SHUT DOWN. HAVE A ‘STRAIGHT UP ‘VOTE ON THE CUTS. AND THEN WE CAN SEE WHO IS NOT FOR IT. TO ME…WHEN THE GOVERMENT IS SHUT DOWN…THEY CAN’T SPEND MORE MONEY!! DON’T YOU THINK?? I WANT TO SEE SOME ‘BALLS’ OUT THERE….TIRED OF THE PUSSY FOOTIN AROUND.

    • Term limits for all of our representatives is the only thing that will allow them to do an honest job for the people, and not worry about pleasing contributors to their campaigns. How can we do that?

    • Term limits for all of our representatives is the only thing that will allow them to do an honest job for the people, and not worry about pleasing contributors to their campaigns. How can we do that?

  53. It’s time for conservatives who hold political office to step up and be accountable, regardless of what may happen at the next election. As a nation we cannot afford to continue electing “conservatives” who seem to forget what it’s all about when they get to Washington. Read my book.

  54. It’s time for conservatives who hold political office to step up and be accountable, regardless of what may happen at the next election. As a nation we cannot afford to continue electing “conservatives” who seem to forget what it’s all about when they get to Washington. Read my book.

  55. Stop spending money on getting re-elected, and spend money getting the word OUT!!! “This graph shows the whole budget. We want to cut this much for the American people… this little speck represents what THEY want to cut” Nation wide… radio, TV, billboards, FULL page ads. Over and over and over again. Funny ads, serious ads… and over again!

    Spend ALL the money this way and talk of nothing else… pound and pound the message over like nothing else. I want to see a media blitz the people will never forget……

  56. Stop spending money on getting re-elected, and spend money getting the word OUT!!! “This graph shows the whole budget. We want to cut this much for the American people… this little speck represents what THEY want to cut” Nation wide… radio, TV, billboards, FULL page ads. Over and over and over again. Funny ads, serious ads… and over again!

    Spend ALL the money this way and talk of nothing else… pound and pound the message over like nothing else. I want to see a media blitz the people will never forget……

  57. Controversital ads on MTV of scantilly clad women dancing and singing (arms out stretched), “WE want to cut this much, (hands clap together), THEY want to cut this much!! Come on America! We CANNOT go on as such!!”
    Over and over and over again… every billboard in America! Fight and yell like it’s the last fight we’ll ever fight. As if it was for our very survival….

  58. Controversital ads on MTV of scantilly clad women dancing and singing (arms out stretched), “WE want to cut this much, (hands clap together), THEY want to cut this much!! Come on America! We CANNOT go on as such!!”
    Over and over and over again… every billboard in America! Fight and yell like it’s the last fight we’ll ever fight. As if it was for our very survival….

  59. Radio spot… “two kids talking about how the one kids dad has been layed off for three months and how her parents are cutting their budget to the bone… “wish we had the money to spend like the government does” Loud booming(mean spirited) voice-over hauls them off to jail for speaking such vile things…

    Over and over, as if it was for our very survival….

  60. Radio spot… “two kids talking about how the one kids dad has been layed off for three months and how her parents are cutting their budget to the bone… “wish we had the money to spend like the government does” Loud booming(mean spirited) voice-over hauls them off to jail for speaking such vile things…

    Over and over, as if it was for our very survival….

  61. Full page, simplistic graph ad… “WE want to cut this much, THEY want to cut this much!!”
    Make a big stink if the paper won’t run the ad (like the dems would do), publicity on that angle…

    Over and over, as if it was for our very survival….

  62. Full page, simplistic graph ad… “WE want to cut this much, THEY want to cut this much!!”
    Make a big stink if the paper won’t run the ad (like the dems would do), publicity on that angle…

    Over and over, as if it was for our very survival….

  63. It`s time the old Republicans step aside and let
    the new young, that we elected in 2010 do the the
    job we elected them to do. What is the Spesker
    (John BOEHNER)and his group afraid of.? Are they afraid that the
    young Republicans might know as much as they
    do? The most important thing to them, seam to be in saving their jobs and not whats good for the country. They don`t want the new Republicans to
    gain any power. The old have done nothing, but
    weakened the party. They are still scared to death
    of Nancy Pelosie and look at her as some sort of
    she devil, getting ready to goble them up. We need new leadership and get these old hanger ons, to
    either get with the program, or get the hell out.

  64. It`s time the old Republicans step aside and let
    the new young, that we elected in 2010 do the the
    job we elected them to do. What is the Spesker
    (John BOEHNER)and his group afraid of.? Are they afraid that the
    young Republicans might know as much as they
    do? The most important thing to them, seam to be in saving their jobs and not whats good for the country. They don`t want the new Republicans to
    gain any power. The old have done nothing, but
    weakened the party. They are still scared to death
    of Nancy Pelosie and look at her as some sort of
    she devil, getting ready to goble them up. We need new leadership and get these old hanger ons, to
    either get with the program, or get the hell out.

  65. The time has come to shut down the government and force a budget. Obama, Pelosi, Reid, b. Frank,
    all should be indicted for dereliction of duty, failure to comply with the oath of office taken, willful disregard of the documents upon which this Christian nation was founded there-by committing
    treasonous acts, endangering the Republic.

  66. The time has come to shut down the government and force a budget. Obama, Pelosi, Reid, b. Frank,
    all should be indicted for dereliction of duty, failure to comply with the oath of office taken, willful disregard of the documents upon which this Christian nation was founded there-by committing
    treasonous acts, endangering the Republic.

  67. You can put the ball right in the Demos. Lap if you make enough noise on their cop out. Right now, congress has no guts to tell it like it is. Take off the gloves.

  68. You can put the ball right in the Demos. Lap if you make enough noise on their cop out. Right now, congress has no guts to tell it like it is. Take off the gloves.

  69. I run a business, so I don’t have time to read everybody’s comments on this subject, so I may be redundent and I’m sorry. But I am so sick of Republicans trying to play nice with the other side and the drive-by media when the Repubs. have any sort of majority! I am trying to hold my Irish tongue here, but somebody better get some guts soon in this party or they are done! This is precisley why there is a Tea Party.

  70. I run a business, so I don’t have time to read everybody’s comments on this subject, so I may be redundent and I’m sorry. But I am so sick of Republicans trying to play nice with the other side and the drive-by media when the Repubs. have any sort of majority! I am trying to hold my Irish tongue here, but somebody better get some guts soon in this party or they are done! This is precisley why there is a Tea Party.

  71. If the Republicans of the old guard do not wake up soon and that includes the Speaker, Tea Party voters
    will run them out of town along with many of the remaining Democrats in the Senate and establish a real conservative party. Last chance for the “rhinos” if they want to remain represent “we the people.”

  72. If the Republicans of the old guard do not wake up soon and that includes the Speaker, Tea Party voters
    will run them out of town along with many of the remaining Democrats in the Senate and establish a real conservative party. Last chance for the “rhinos” if they want to remain represent “we the people.”

  73. The American people are very aware of the irresponsible spending and the tragic deficit. The Republicans in Congress have a golden opportunity to cut boldly in the billions. If this means shutting down the government, the strong action, the billions, will favor the REPUBLICANS even as the democrats and the media lie.

    If there is anything in the world that the vast majority of American people are aware of, it’s the debt and the spending. Many may know of no other big issues, but the are fully aware of the financial crisis. I repeat, this is surely a crisis that the Republicans should act on NOW.

  74. The American people are very aware of the irresponsible spending and the tragic deficit. The Republicans in Congress have a golden opportunity to cut boldly in the billions. If this means shutting down the government, the strong action, the billions, will favor the REPUBLICANS even as the democrats and the media lie.

    If there is anything in the world that the vast majority of American people are aware of, it’s the debt and the spending. Many may know of no other big issues, but the are fully aware of the financial crisis. I repeat, this is surely a crisis that the Republicans should act on NOW.

  75. This situation is exactly what I feared would happen. It seems when the Congressman are out campaigning they really tell it like it is. But when they get back to Washington they (esp the RINOS) lose their voices. They appear as sheep and it’s almost like they all get a case of laryngitis. We will have to throw these bums out and get some REAL conservatives who know how to give it back to the Dems as good as they dish it out.

  76. This situation is exactly what I feared would happen. It seems when the Congressman are out campaigning they really tell it like it is. But when they get back to Washington they (esp the RINOS) lose their voices. They appear as sheep and it’s almost like they all get a case of laryngitis. We will have to throw these bums out and get some REAL conservatives who know how to give it back to the Dems as good as they dish it out.

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