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Bloviating Zeppelin: Down To The Wire: It's The TEA Party's Fault

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Down To The Wire: It's The TEA Party's Fault

Yes indeed, the debt ceiling not having been lifted to penultimate heights via a bill brought by the Demorats to completely uncap spending and uncap taxes is, you see, the fault of the TEA Party.

So sayeth John McCain:



The idea seems to be that if the House GOP refuses to raise the debt ceiling, a default crisis or gradual government shutdown will ensue, and the public will turn en masse against . . . . Barack Obama," McCain said, quoting the Wall Street Journal article. "The Republican House that failed to raise the debt ceiling would somehow escape all blame. Then Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced-budget amendment and reform entitlements, and the tea-party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth having defeated Mordor."

"This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell into GOP Senate nominees," McCain added, still reading from the article.

Speaker Boehner's version 2.0 bill is the one that the bulk of the Old GOP Court is pushing. The New Court GOP fuzzies are not rolling over for it. Because of this, Mr Boehner has told those newbies, "get your ass in line." That is a direct quote.

But it is now a moot point insofar as 53 Demorats sent word to Speaker Boehner that his budget proposal won't pass the floor of the Senate today, Thursday (I wrote this on Wednesday afternoon). As in, purposely won't pass the Senate. By them. The Demorats. So now who is an obstructionist and who doesn't play well in terms of bi-partisanship and compromise?

Demorats and, of course, The New York Times, say that Mr Obama should simply raise the debt ceiling unilaterally, all by himself.

What bill, if any, should the GOP embrace? What tactics would you recommend? Allow the debt ceiling to be slightly extended if there are no tax hikes whatsoever?

You thoughts?

BZ

10 Comments:

Blogger TexasFred said...

My thoughts? John McCain is a disgusting piece of shit, the King of The RINOs and as useless as tits on a Nun...

And some thought he would be better than Obama...

He would only be different... That's all...

Wed Jul 27, 04:16:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

Guess everyone should just shut up and let the "experts" fix the problem. What the "experts" won't acknowledge is, they are the problem. In a country filled with apathetic cheese eaters, I'm glad to see citizen activists. So should the damn "experts".

Wed Jul 27, 05:54:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Imagine that, TF.

The TEA Party, not an actual party, is credited with wrecking the GOP. Because it, the TEA Party, wants to scale back spending and ensure that taxes are likewise stopped and then perhaps rolled back.

Which would, of course, include a STOPPAGE and then ROLLBACK of SPENDING as well.

But further, what's your take, TF, on the debt ceiling?

BZ

Wed Jul 27, 06:13:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Scotty said...

McCain was on Hannity explaining that really admires the Tea Party.

“I wasn’t attacking the Tea Partiers or anybody,” he said, later adding that the editorial he read was more of an “attack on President Obama.”

Yeah, right.....

“I admire, respect and appreciate the Tea Party, and they’re the ones that gave us a majority in the House of Representatives so that we can get something done,” McCain said near the end of the interview.

Sounds like the same during election cycles when all of a sudden he becomes a conservative.

He's another case for term limits.

Thu Jul 28, 07:00:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Z said...

TexasFred, well said about McCain. Thanks from preventing this lady from having to say those exact words that I have to admit lurked in my mind :-)

Anybody notice how the GOP/establishment hacks hate the TP? Rove, McCain, etc.? And won't support the young Republicans who are true Conservatives (mostly)?..

let me put my tin hat on and say "One World Order"? I know that sounds insane, but there are SO many instances where the Republicans are saying NOTHING and doing NOTHING to fight this president's ignoring of the constitution....etc. I have a video on from a day or two ago where he says he wishes he could go over COngress! And the crowd's yelling YES YOU CAN!
WHere are the REpublicans? And Representative Claibourne suggests that Obama SHOULD override Congress...did you hear that today?
YIKES! WHERE are the REPUBLICANS? What IS their agenda? It doesn't seem to be pro America anymore than this presidents'.

Thu Jul 28, 08:43:00 AM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

My take? We're FUCKED... No matter how it goes, we are truly fucked...

Thu Jul 28, 10:24:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Mike Florey said...

This administration is taking advantage of 'baseline' budgeting, which is not 'budgeting' at all. Each year the baseline goes up and the next year's budget is increased accordingly. The 2012 budget will be based on the enormous spending of 2011. Whatever happened to Pay-go or "zero-based budgeting"?

Thu Jul 28, 12:39:00 PM PDT  
Blogger cj said...

John McCain needs to retire. Fat chance, I know, but there it is.

Also, you know as well as I do, the media will not place the blame on those 53 Demorats. They will, and are, blaming the Republicans.

I'm almost to the point of giving up. Too many people buy what the media is selling without question. I can't believe the number of people who believe the crap that's out there.

We're doomed.

cjh

Thu Jul 28, 02:10:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Leticia said...

What the bloody hell???

Thu Jul 28, 07:30:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Mike Florey: yes indeed. People say, no, you can't stop it, you can't cap it. Not now. Not in a recession, not in this economy. Really? Well, just when is a permissible time? One year from now? Ten years from now? 39 years from now? Never? It has to be done. You cannot keep the spending up like this. As has been said time and time and time again, it isn't a REVENUE problem, it's a SPENDING problem.

cj, and that's my point. The GOP could somehow talk Jesus back to earth and the media & Demorats/Leftists would complain about his poor clothes and ill-fitting shoes, courtesy of the GOP's terrible management.

Leticia: you summed it up.

BZ

Thu Jul 28, 07:43:00 PM PDT  

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