Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Are Tea Party Anarchists Pulling the Strings of the House GOP Leadership on the Budget Continuing Resolution?

"We're now waiting to see what the House of Representatives is going to do, how absurd it's going to be, what they're going to send us," Reid said Wednesday. "We know it's going to be something really strange and weird because the speaker has to do everything he can to mold a piece of legislation that will meet the needs of the tea party -- the anarchists -- and I say that without any equivocation. They do not want government to work on any level."  Majority Leader Reid

After coming down off the ceiling most of the morning, I went to lunch and then did a few errands only to come home to this nonsense from the Republicans in the House.   Senate Majority Reid is right that some of these people are anarchists:
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) vowed Wednesday to push ahead with a bill to defund Obamacare or shut down the government -- an effort that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) panned as an "absurd" ploy inspired by tea party "anarchists." 
With Congress facing a Sept. 30 deadline to figure out how to keep paying for the federal government, Boehner said in a Capitol Hill news conference that defunding President Barack Obama's health care reform was a key part of that effort. 
"We're going to continue to do everything we can to repeal the president's failed health care law," Boehner said. "This week, the House will pass the CR [continuing resolution] that locks the sequester savings in and defunds Obamacare." 
Many mainstream Republicans have repeatedly slammed such an approach as "stupid," and Boehner himself has tried to avoid linking Obamacare to a potential government shutdown. But after a summer break in which tea party leaders toured the country pushing for the defunding bid -- and Boehner failed to find a compromise -- the Republican House leader has decided to push ahead. 
"We've got a lot of divergent opinions in the caucus," Boehner acknowledged, but suggested that tea party demands were still leading the way. "I was here in the Gingrich era. He had a little plaque that was in his office. It's a management model: 'Listen, learn, help and lead.' We listened to our colleagues over the last week. We have a plan that they're happy with. We're going forward." 
But Obama is expected to veto any bill that defunds his signature domestic accomplishment, and Reid has insisted such a measure would not pass the Senate, guaranteeing an upcoming government shutdown. 
Reid hammered those Republicans insisting on such a path, suggesting they would like a government shutdown.   Excerpted:  Read More a Huffington Post
Boehner wouldn't know what it is like to lead as he has been led around by the Tea Party since they hit Congress in 2010.  What a joke for a speaker.  Will no one look into to how Boehner went from being middle class to millionaire in Congress or his investment in the Keystone Pipeline?  Why does this all stay buried from the MSM that the GOP loved to hate which seems to be in their back pocket today.

We may have the answer to the media.  If you listen to some of the media like Chuck Todd at MSNBC, you find out has determined it is not his responsibility to point out the Republican lies when reporting.
MSNBC host Chuck Todd said Wednesday that when it comes to misinformation about the new federal health care law, don't expect members of the media to correct the record. 
During a segment on "Morning Joe," former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) speculated that most opponents of the Affordable Care Act have been fed erroneous information about the law. Todd said that Republicans "have successfully messaged against it" but he disagrees with those who argue that the media should educate the public on the law. According to Todd, that's President Barack Obama's job. 
"But more importantly, it would be stuff that Republicans have successfully messaged against it," Todd told Rendell. "They don't repeat the other stuff because they haven't even heard the Democratic message. What I always love is people say, 'Well, it's you folks' fault in the media.' No, it's the President of the United States' fault for not selling it."
Already been disgusted by lack of ethics in our media in Oklahoma over an SI story about corruption at Oklahoma State University where the local media mantra was to take aim at the authors of the story not researching for facts.  Todd is no different -- not his job to find facts.  Todd needs fired at MSNBC but then there probably be another unethical person to take his place.  Once Congress is cleaned out, then time the media got cleaned out.  How do you do that?  Quit talking to them so they have no stories and tell their bosses until you get honest reporters my door is closed.

Boehner is going to save us all by taking away our health care?   The word that comes to mind starts a 'b' and ends with 'd' because that is exactly how I feel about the man today.  I apologize for putting this video on the site but you have to see just how bad the Republicans have become so they can be voted out of Congress.  Jason Easley of Politicususa has the full story today:
In a speakership that has been full of blunders, this one takes the cake. At a press conference today, Speaker John Boehner promised to protect America’s families by denying them healthcare.   
At a press conference today, Boehner said, “We’re going to continue to do everything we can to repeal the president’s failed health care law. This week, the House will pass a CR that locks the sequester savings in, and defunds ObamaCare. The president has signed seven bills over the last two and a half years to make changes to ObamaCare, and I sincerely hope our friends in the Senate have plans to make this an eighth time. The law is a train wreck. The president has protected American big business, it’s time to protect American families from this unworkable law.” 
John Boehner is currently under federal investigation for taking illegal campaign contributions from corporations in 2012, but he is trying to convince the American people that he is fighting for them. More odious than Boehner’s claims of middle class hero are the tactics that he is using to “protect America’s families.” Speaker Boehner is fighting tooth and nail so that the American people never have to know the horror of being able to go to the doctor. Boehner is battling hard so that the American people never have to fear the trauma of not being buried in a lifetime of medical debt. 
In case you didn’t understand what the Speaker was really saying today, John Boehner went on the record as promising to takeaway healthcare to millions of uninsured Americans. He is also promising to deny people with preexisting conditions coverage, and to put the insurance companies back in charge of your medical decisions. 
John Boehner’s leadership of the House majority has been a historic disaster, but vowing to take away the healthcare of the American people might be the biggest and final mistake of his tenure as speaker.   
Excerpted:  Read the Full Story at Politicususa

How can people support Republicans?  Having been one for years, I quit supporting them when I found out they were lying about President Obama and a lot of other things.  The Tea Party in 2010 did me in completely and now there is no way I would ever vote for any Republican including my Congressman who doesn't have the backbone to stand up to them and tell them they are dead wrong and quit this nonsense.

Do you know how bad it is going to be with a Government shutdown?  Going to be horrible as programs get shut down one by one from DoD to food inspection to safety for employees to clean water, worker's salaries, etc. as the list is endless.   First hit should be checks to members of Congress and their staffs - they don't deserve to get paid anyway as few of days as they have worked.  The very idea they are voting this week to defund Obamacare as part of a continuing resolution and taking off next week is totally irresponsible and they should be booted from the halls of Congress.

That doesn't even including the anarchy they are supporting.  As mad as I was at Democrats over the years, it does not come close to the anger I feel at today's Republicans who are right there with the scum of the earth with their lack of empathy for the American people.  These House Republicans don't deserve to be called Congressman because they have broken their oath they took as they turned their back on all but the wealthy donors:

The oath used today has not changed since 1966 and is prescribed in Title 5, Section 3331 of the United States Code. It reads: “I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.” In contrast to the presidential oath, where it’s used only by tradition, the phrase “so help me God” has been part of the official oath of office for non-presidential offices since 1862. 
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” — U.S. Constitution, Article VI, clause 3
Unfortunately some of the enemies of the United States sit in the House of Representatives with their obstructionists and failure to do their job according to the Constitution:

“All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other Bills.”
— U.S. Constitution, Article I, section 7, clause 1
“No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.”
— U.S. Constitution, Article I, section 9, clause 7
Republican leadership has refused to send representatives to a Conference Committee on the Budget to reconcile differences with the Senate budget passed in the spring.  For a few years the House ranted and raved the Senate did not pass a budget.  Now that the Senate passed a budget on time, the House refuses to negotiate which means they are refusing to do their Constitutional duty and should be recalled by their States which is not going to happen but should IMHO.

Vote these 'Tea Party clowns' out of office ASAP.  BTW, the word 'clowns' is what Senator Graham used about their bonehead moves on the continuing resolution containing defunding of Obamacare.  Most of Obamacare is not discretionary spending which is the only spending they are talking about in the budget.  Obamacare, Social Security, and other things are mandatory spending not subject to the whims of the 'Tea Party clowns.'

This whole debacle by Republicans shows they cannot govern because they are beholden to wealthy donors who pull their strings.

1 comment:

  1. One is given to delve into conspiracy theories, as to why these yahoos are doing what they do, but then, conspiracy theories take a grain of 'truth'. These jerks aren't even good enough for conspiracy theory, unless we want to see who is the highest paid whore.