What a Difference Half a Year Makes

Heritage Action’s CEO Michael Needham and COO Tim Chapman penned an article for National Review Online about the sudden turnaround from conservatives in Congress. While polling may show that Americans despised the budget and debt ceiling battles from earlier this year, saving the country is worth the negative press coverage from an Establishment media:

“The ultimate losers of last spring’s showdown were Harry Reid and his obstructionist colleagues in the Senate. With the House calling for $61 billion in cuts out of a $1.6 trillion deficit, Reid was left defending the indefensible — calling it “mean spirited” to eliminate the small federal contribution to Nevada’s annual Cowboy Poetry Festival.”

House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) said it perfectly yesterday:

“But the point is that we should not fear false attacks again in 2012. Fear and demagoguery are the last refuges of an intellectually bankrupt party – and the moment calls for leaders who are not afraid to be honest with people about how they would solve the problems we face.”

Good policy makes good politics.  Fighting for reduced spending and lower taxes is a winning and worthwhile argument.

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13 thoughts on “What a Difference Half a Year Makes

  1. “But the point is that we should not fear false attacks again in 2012. Fear and demagoguery are the last refuges of an intellectually bankrupt party – and the moment calls for leaders who are not afraid to be honest with people about how they would solve the problems we face.” -Paul Ryan

    So, I guess he’s supporting Ron Paul for President if that’s really what he believes, because as far as I can tell, and I pay attention and do my homework, Paul is one of a small handful of people in Congress and the only Presidential candidate who isn’t afraid to be ‘honest’ with the people and tell them how he will solve the problems we face and why his plans will work, because he’s the only one who will ‘admit’ (surely the others ‘know’ but don’t dare admit lest they lose their ‘funding’ and corporate – and party – favors) what is the cause and root of what ails America.

  2. Paul Ryan is correct. Obama went on TV and scared everyone with his lies and threats. This is how a commie operates. Unfortunately, the Republicans fell apart. Boehner is not a very good Speaker. They started negotiating against themselves, instead of saying, “there it is, now do something”. When scum like Harry Reid and Obama played the game of blaming the Republicans when it was, and is them every time, the stupid people believed it. There is something inherently wrong with a society that cannot recognize evil.

  3. Who to say that Computers can’t be rigged? According to some, theories and ideas are more important than moral rules of not cheating or lying. In fact if something is in the way of your ideas being promoted than it’s ok by some to cheat or lie to make them happen. So, Lying and Cheating now becomes an instrument to promote ones ideas and theories. And it’s totally expectable So, how can we trust even computers for voting for those who have NO Moral Absolutes. For they will do what they must to win including rigging computers. They have to do it because it’s all about their theories and ideas that they know are just right and without them they believe we are lost. Who cares if it takes a little cheating and lying to get it done. Cheating and Lying have happened in history so many times among the powerful and it will happen again. That’s why the U.S. Constitution was written to protect us from the those who love power more than what is right. But we live in an age where no one seems to understand are past heritage or what is really in the constitution and morals have been pushed aside. There are NO Moral Absolutes. So, what will stop the Powerful from hacking into a computer or computers to change votes, without others knowing. Hey, where there is man and the love of Power, so there is Evil just right along. It’s are faults, were have voted for men and women without giving thought to what they believe in AND in doing so we been slowly giving away are freedoms. So, as long as We the People don’t believe in absolute truths and morals. We will be like a ship without a rudder in the middle of the ocean being driven by each wind that comes our way. Absolute Truths and Morals keep a nation on course, but without it we are lost. I don’t care who you vote for. We are lost adrift, without a moral compass. Socialism will not fix our problems, it only makes them worst.

  4. He is the bully of the block and not one republican will stand up to all his lies and deceit, and under the table dealings and his hissy fits.he has done enough to be impeached several times, the invasion on our border with mexico is enough.

  5. I was really leaning towards Rick Perry until I read and heard his platform on immergration.
    Maybe someone can clear that that up for me.

  6. We need true conservatives who will stand on principles and drive our point home. We can’t let up, we need to fight them with the facts. Reasonable people will understand the facts, those on the left will never understand nor do they want to understand. This is going to be a brutal fight, the Dems are like caged rabid animals. They no longer care about the truth, they will lie, cheat, and steal in order to control the people.

  7. Between the media and the Democrats, they will use terms like ‘losers’ and ‘mean spirited’ to make someone else look foolish. They never back up arguments with intelligent knowledgeable facts that prove a point. (The tragedy of the huge deficit speaks for itself here though). Please note that the media and the Democrats do exactly what they say everyone else does (as noted in this article): ‘defend the indefensible.’ Their negligent methods of solving problems have to be exposed for what they really do – destroy the economy, etc. On that hand, “grocely negligent” is the term that should be used to describe some of their ideas.

  8. Courage, political courage should be easy when compared with our Founders who truly risked their Lives, their Fortunes and their sacred Honor. These guys (I’m swearing off of PC) risk only a little ego and some more swipes by failed fourth column, the socialist media.
    .
    But we Conservative Activists must ACT with more courage also and not just words and donations. Before this Battle with The Left, Liberals, Socialists and Despotic Bureaucrats (Thanks Dr. Arrn) is over we may have to LITERALLY STAND UP .

    Off course we all pray that won’t happen.We need more prayers not less.

  9. September 30, 2011 at 10:10 am

    What has America become?

    Has America become the land of special interest and home of the
    double standard? Let’s see: If we lie to the Congress, it’s a felony
    and if Congress lies to us it’s just politics. If we dislike a black person,
    we’re a racist and if a black dislikes whites, it’s their 1st Amendment
    right. The government spends millions to rehabilitate criminals and
    they do almost nothing for the victims. In public schools you can teach
    that homosexuality and lesbianism is ok, but you better not use the
    word God in the process. You can murder a child in the mothers womb,
    but it’s wrong to execute a mass murderer. We don’t burn books in
    America, we now rewrite them. We got rid of the communist & socialist
    threat by renaming them progressives. If you protest against Obama’s
    policies you’re a terrorist, but if you burn an American flag or George
    Bush in effigy, it’s your 1st Amendment right.

    You can have pornography on TV or the internet, but you better not
    put a nativity scene in a public park during Christmas. In America,
    criminals are now called sick people. The government takes money
    from those who work hard & gives it to those who are lazy. Parenting
    has been replaced with Ritalin & video games. The land of opportunity
    is now the land of hand outs.

    And how do we handle a major crisis today? The Government
    appoints a committee to determine who’s at fault, then threatens
    them, passes a law, raises our taxes, then tells us the problem is
    solved so they can get back to their reelection campaign.

    Thumb up Thumb down +310 WRITTEN BY A MARINE NAMED RAYMOND THOUGHT I WOULD PASS IT ON.FROM THE PATRIOT UPDATE POST:

  10. The cast has been set this gang in the white house has been caught !The scandal has broken, more need’s to be done to follow and to prosecute!
    Nixon was crusaded against for far less.
    What do the league of honest Americans need ?Get the investigations put on high speed and take this gang of crooks out
    !Then congress could get a better review by we the people
    .Hey,how come the Senate is never mentioned in it’s faults?They cruse threw under the cover of congress .We should look at both houses and start keeping better track of the blame game!WHO’S BLOCKING WHAT AND WHO’S REALLY NOT DOING THEIR JOBS? WHERE IS THE BUDGET SENATE?

  11. I am a conservative congressional candidate and I would appreciate your support in any way you can. In-kind support and/or financial donations are badly needed in the race against 38 years incumbent, Rep. George Miller (D), who is Chair of the Fed. Dept. of Education.
    My website is http://www.fullerforcongress.org/ and is being updated, so please forgive me the outdated calender.
    VF.

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