We’re looking at a POTUS who is only interested in being re-elected. We’re dealing with a bunch of tea party inspired zealots who are interested only in getting their way.
Obama cares only about himself.
DeMint’s bunch of tea partiers care only about themselves.
The tea parties care only about themselves.
Obama only wants to get re-elected.
The Pink Flamingo has no earthly idea what the tea parties want.
It is obvious that these people don’t give a damn about the country.
It is quite obvious the tea party right and Obama are both out to sandbag the GOP.
The GOP has been fed this lie that the tea parties are bigger than they are.
The GOP is terrified of its shadow.
If Obama gets his way, the GOP is sunk.
Is Lindsey the ONLY reasonable adult in the room?
“…South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham conceded Wednesday that he and his fellow Republicans are now eating their own words as they try to convince the country they are working to stave off a federal default.
“Our problem is we made a big deal about this for three months. How many Republicans have been on TV saying, ‘I’m not going to raise the debt limit.’ You know, Mitch [McConnell] says, ‘I’m not going to raise the debt limit unless we talk about Medicare.’ And I’ve said I’m not going to raise the debt limit until we do something about spending and entitlements.’ So we’ve got nobody to blame but ourselves,” Graham told reporters after a GOP caucus lunch.
“We shouldn’t have said that if we didn’t mean it.”
Graham’s comments were in response to a question about comments McConnell, the Senate minority leader, made during a radio interview Wednesday in which he defended his plan that would have Congress cede power to President Barack Obama to hike the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling without approving spending cuts first . McConnell told radio host Laura Ingraham that a default could hand President Obama and other Democrats “an opportunity to blame Republicans for a bad economy” and “destroys” the GOP’s brand.
Graham disputed that contention. “Most people who got elected in 2010 didn’t come up here worried about the brand, they came up here worried about the country,” he said. “You go explain to them why they’re wrong [when they] say that the country’s on an unsustainable path. I don’t think they are wrong.”…”
John Podhoretz calls it a land of two different realities. David Frum wrote:
“….Conservatives in the media are reviling the plan, and early supporters (like Americans for Tax Reform) have quickly retracted their support.
John Boehner’s attempts to negotiate a grand bargain have likewise run aground on the Obama administration’s insistence that any “grand bargain” include some revenue measures.
Yet I think I can also perceive a dawning awareness among House Republicans of the financial and political dangers of the crisis they have created. This awareness has created a potential demand for a more chest-thumping exit from the crisis than McConnell offered. Call it McConnell-plus….”
We know that Eric Cantor and Barack Obama are not.
“...Weigel also clarifies the terms of the actual dispute between O and Cantor. Cantor says they can get a deal for $1.5 trillion in cuts through the House. Problem is, the GOP’s vowed not to raise the debt ceiling by more than the amount in total cuts and a $1.5 trillion debt-ceiling hike won’t get us past the election next year. That makes The Perpetual Campaigner unhappy, so either the GOP will have to step back from its vow or O will have to agree to deal with the debt ceiling again — just a few months before election day, when the incentives on both sides to hold out will be even greater than they are now….”
“…DeMint rejects McConnell’s debt proposal
WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) — Tea Party leader Sen. Jim DeMint Wednesday rejected Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s idea to give President Obama authority to raise the debt ceiling.
“Republicans weren’t elected last November to make it easier to spend and borrow and add to our debt,” DeMint, R-S.C., told CBS News.
But, he added, “This idea that Republicans will not vote to increase the debt limit is wrong,” and the GOP will support a deal with serious spending cuts.
McConnell, R-Ky., went on conservative talk radio Wednesday to defend his proposal.
“Just like we knew shutting down the government in 1995 was not going to work for us — it helped Bill Clinton get re-elected — I refuse to help Barack Obama get re-elected by marching Republicans into a position where we have co-ownership of a bad economy,” Politico reported he said on the Laura Ingraham show….”
Michael Medved has the most rational idea. If only the GOP in the House would pass a reasonable plan to raise the debt ceiling, and the Senate would pass it, Obama would veto it.
The far right doesn’t seem to comprehend the fact that, according to Medved, the GOP is going to be screwed if Obama does a default.
The economy is going to be so bad next year, the only way Obama can win re-election is to get the tea parties to destroy the GOP. Come November 2012, the tea parties are going to have so screwed the nation, and people are going to be so angry, they’re going to ABSOLUTELY RUIN the GOP.
Once the GOP is ruined, there is no hope for the country.
It makes you wonder just what their alleged freedom agenda is all about?
It also makes you wonder just what version of the Constitution they are using.
The GOP will be plunged into the dark ages into which we were flung following Hoover.
I guess the object of the far right, the tea parties, and libertarians is to put Nancy Pelosi back into the speaker’s chair.
We are so screwed.