Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Assistant Quote of the Day


"The greatest concern to the Cut, Cap and Balance Coalition is the integrity of the Cut, Cap and Balance Pledge that was signed by 39 House Members and 12 Senators, and whether voting for the proposed deal constitutes a Pledge violation... We hold that is does violate the pledge, on several grounds."

-- From a declaration issued today by a coalition of more than a hundred Tea Party groups which warns that any vote for John Boehner's debt ceiling proposal constitutes a violation of a pledge signed by dozens of Republican lawmakers

This is what it's come to. The Republican party is completely beholden to these people and terrified of the threats made by them. And these people are blithering idiots who honestly don't think that a U.S. default would be a big deal -- that it's some kind of hoax like climate change, evolution or the death of Elvis.

They'll willfully cause this country to be plunged into economic catastrophe if the GOP doesn't immediately disavow their insanity. This cannot be allowed to happen.

4 comments:

MJG said...

The republicans have been holding the democrats hostage for years, now the tea party holds the republicans hostage. Karma's a bitch.

countryjoe said...

The tea party bunch wants to go back to the Rape, Rob, and Pillage ways of the Bush administration.

Steven D Skelton said...

"They'll willfully cause this country to be plunged into economic catastrophe if the GOP doesn't immediately disavow their insanity. This cannot be allowed to happen."

Come back in off the ledge Chez.

There are about 40-50 republicans beholden to this overly rigid ideology.

They are acting like fucking children. I'd lay huge odds that they are wrong about the consequences of default. Leaders that are so beholden to a pledge they wont take the best deal they could have dreamed of shouldn't be leaders.

But there are 435 voting members of the House. That means there are 385 votes to get a deal done. You only 218 so can lose 150+ votes to the left of whatever deal you can get done and it passes the house. We don't need the votes of those unthinking ideologues.

I know you're down on Speaker Boehner. But in his address he said something to the effect of being the leader of the whole house. He understands that he's not going to able to get this done solely with Republican votes.

President Obama will sign whatever comes to his desk. Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Pelosi will work out something they can get there.

....and if they don't we are all fucked (most likely)

ntx said...

I wonder if the apostates will be required to surrender their lapel pins and ceremonial green neckties.