House passes new three-week budget bill, 54 Republicans vote no

posted at 4:57 pm on March 15, 2011 by Allahpundit

271-158. Frankly, with that margin, they can probably pass another one in a few weeks’ time if negotiations with Reid on a long-term budget break down yet again.

While the last short-term spending bill received nearly unanimous support from the Republican Conference on March 1 (only six opposed), 54 House Republicans peeled off in opposition to the latest short-term bill, with many conservatives taking a stand against funding the government on an incremental basis. Without support from 85 House Democrats, the bill could have failed…

This spending bill includes $6 billion worth of cuts compared to 2010 spending levels, cutting 25 programs for a savings of $3.5 billion and eliminating $2.6 billion in earmarks that were automatically renewed in the CR approved by the Democratic-controlled Congress last December.

Among those voting no: Michele Bachmann, Jason Chaffetz, Jeff Flake, Dean Heller, Steve King, Thad McCotter, Ron Paul, Mike Pence, and Allen West, who wondered when Congress will begin showing “adult leadership” on spending. To put that in perspective, note that the $6 billion in cuts proposed in today’s three-week bill exceeds the amount of cuts proposed in the Democrats’ budget for the rest of the year.

These short-term funding resolutions are passed without any riders related to Planned Parenthood, PBS, etc, so that Senate Democrats won’t choke on them. House Republicans haven’t forgotten about NPR, though, so the Rules Committee is planning to meet tomorrow and write a clean bill to defund the organization. (It’ll surely die in the Senate.) I’ve already gotten an e-mail from an lefty noting that this is the sort of thing the GOP is consumed with at a moment when half the world is on fire and the government’s facing a shutdown. Bear that logic in mind tomorrow when Obama’s NCAA Final Four picks — about which he’s taping a segment today — are revealed on ESPN.


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Lord have mercy…….How the GOP House Leadership sucketh!

PappyD61 on March 15, 2011 at 5:01 PM

I know we shouldn’t continue with these resolutions but still…

another $6 billion cut.

I feel like we’re backing away from the edge just a bit.

amerpundit on March 15, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Did these guys already forget why they were elected to begin with? Fortunately there is another election coming real soon. It’s never to late to correct a mistake.

Tommy_G on March 15, 2011 at 5:03 PM

If we can get 6 billion every three weeks, we might just make a dent in it.

csdeven on March 15, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Bear that logic in mind tomorrow when Obama’s NCAA Final Four — about which he’s taping a segment today — are revealed on ESPN.

Oh go and read the rest of that, seems Barry did a campaign fundraiser last night.

This clown is pure evil.

Knucklehead on March 15, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Weenieship.

If this type of ball-less leadership continues, I see a third party emerging.

Trouble is, we know what happens with third parties!

Gob on March 15, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Dig in & shut ‘er down boys. This ain’t a game anymore!

Tim Zank on March 15, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Cantor is part if the problem, not the solution. The GOP establishment remains hidebound and hopeless.

There will be no defunding of anything. We’re all being played and have been from the beginning.

rrpjr on March 15, 2011 at 5:05 PM

These losers make me sick.

We’ll never fix a dammed thing by continuing down this path.

It’s going to take REAL leadership from the top. It’s going to take a tough president who says enough is enough and DEMAND a budget.

We need to primary a bunch more of these suckers.

gary4205 on March 15, 2011 at 5:05 PM

OK, remind me again why I busted my ass and scrimped on other things so I could donate to the Republicans and help them get elected? Someone please tell me again why RINO’s aren’t really Leftists in Conservative suits? Tell me again why Republicans need to “compromise” with Evil so the media will love us.

I think until I see a resurrected Ronald Reagan, any efforts or funds expended in support of electing more Republicans who aren’t committed conservatives is nothing more than urinating into a very stiff wind.

oldleprechaun on March 15, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Reach across the aisle. We’re all colleagues here. Compromise, negotiation, discussion, meeting halfway, accepting half a loaf, are all legitimate tools in our search for social justice and reparations.

a capella on March 15, 2011 at 5:07 PM

If we can get 6 billion every three weeks, we might just make a dent in it.

csdeven

You betcha.

tree hugging sister on March 15, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Oh, and it should be recognized that no matter how odious the Donks are, they push their agenda through by any means necessary…fearlessly (albeit, with lies a-plenty).

The Repubicans are like nail-biting 11 year old wimpy girls.

Both are disgusting.

Gob on March 15, 2011 at 5:08 PM

It’s time to start attaching riders to the bills to get more reps and put Reid on the hot seat.

Nessuno on March 15, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Allah:
is this a list of republicans who voted yes on this clusterfark?

paulsur on March 15, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Allah:
is this a list of republicans who voted yes on this clusterfark?

paulsur on March 15, 2011 at 5:08 PM

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll179.xml

Abby Adams on March 15, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Thank God we voted these bold Republican strategists in?
And you really believe they’re going to take entitlements on when they don’t have the guts to shut this mess down until the budget gets straightened out?
Not a friggin chance in hell.

chickasaw42 on March 15, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Another 3 weeks of dithering – do these people think they are going to be reelected in 2012?

GarandFan on March 15, 2011 at 5:12 PM

Oh go and read the rest of that, seems Barry did a campaign fundraiser last night.

This clown is pure evil.

Knucklehead on March 15, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Amen

MeatHeadinCA on March 15, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Good gawd! Just shut-it-down!!!!! WTH are they doing with this CR stuff? Holy cr@p…..this cat and mouse sh!t has got to stop…. *angry, squishy face*

sicoit on March 15, 2011 at 5:13 PM

I’ll be e-mailing my (newly elected rep) to ask him to vote no on the next CR.

Have you?

MeatHeadinCA on March 15, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Oh yeah and I WANT MY DONATION MONEY BACK if this cr@p is what they are doing!!!! grrrrrrrrrrr

sicoit on March 15, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Daily Caller had an article on the Dems’ strategy a few days ago.

The Dems want to push the last funding for 2011, the 2012 budget and the debt limit together so the individual issues get conflated. That’s why they wanted another CR, and for three weeks this time.

There is then one fiscal big discussion, and a lot of crap gets through (CPB, Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, EPA regs funding, funding for the UNHRC, the PLO, etc.) because the GOP has to be “bipartisan.” Maybe the Dems will even sneak some tax hikes past them.

Wethal on March 15, 2011 at 5:16 PM

6 BILLION?

That doesn’t even cover the interest for the three weeks.

Jason Coleman on March 15, 2011 at 5:20 PM

The Freshman Republicans are fighting like fury to get Obamacare out. The problem is that the leadership is waffling right and left with no real urgency to get rid of it. They’re much more worried about getting “blamed” if they were to let the government “shut down”.

Somebody should tell them that their constituents are livid over their dithering. They won’t get blamed much if the government shuts down. If they welsh on their promise to defund Obamacare all hell is going to break loose, and they *will* get the blame in spades!

hachiban on March 15, 2011 at 5:20 PM

While I would like larger cuts, sooner, as well, this process is moving in the correct direction in that more Republicans voted against it. I think it is too early to throw in the towel on our side.

GaltBlvnAtty on March 15, 2011 at 5:20 PM

I know we shouldn’t continue with these resolutions but still…

another $6 billion cut.

I feel like we’re backing away from the edge just a bit.

amerpundit on March 15, 2011 at 5:02 PM

%6 billion every two weeks is at most $156 billion per year.

We are overspending $1,645 billion per year.

That means we would be overspending by $1,500 billion per year instead.

It doesn’t even amount to a single month of overspending much less an actual cut in the debt.

sharrukin on March 15, 2011 at 5:21 PM

How bout 6billion an hour?

kringeesmom on March 15, 2011 at 5:24 PM

If we can get 6 billion every three weeks, we might just make a dent in it.

csdeven on March 15, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Seriously?

Our debt is $14 TRILLION dollars. They cut $6 billion.

At that rate they have to cut $6 billion 2,333,333,333,330 times! That’s 2 TRILLION, three-hundred thirty-three billion, three-hundred thirty-three million, three-hundred thirty-three thousand, three-hundred thirty times.

I’ll leave it to someone else to find out how many CENTURIES it would take for this to work.

They need to cut $500 billion a year, just to start!

gary4205 on March 15, 2011 at 5:29 PM

sharrukin on March 15, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Not saying it’ll fix the problem. It won’t.

I’m just saying that I feel a little bit better that we’re moving a bit away from the edge. Better than the addition we’ve been doing for several years now.

amerpundit on March 15, 2011 at 5:29 PM

Somebody should tell them that their constituents are livid over their dithering. They won’t get blamed much if the government shuts down. If they welsh on their promise to defund Obamacare all hell is going to break loose, and they *will* get the blame in spades!

hachiban on March 15, 2011 at 5:20 PM

The leadership have safe seats. The House leadership expects to hold on to the House in 2012. They doubt there will be that many Tea Party primary challenges to GOP House members.

They assume that conservatives, including the Tea Party, will still hold their noses and vote GOP rather than have the House flip back or lose a chance to take the Senate.

Also they will try the “You people out there just don’t understand how Washington works. You have to give a little to get a little” shtick.)

Wethal on March 15, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Not saying it’ll fix the problem. It won’t.

I’m just saying that I feel a little bit better that we’re moving a bit away from the edge. Better than the addition we’ve been doing for several years now.

amerpundit on March 15, 2011 at 5:29 PM

Feels like one of Obama’s strongly worded letters to me. Full of sound and fury but meaning essentially nothing.

The addition is $1,500 billion this year alone.
Nothing has been cut.
This is just scaling back the tiniest fraction of what they are going to add.

sharrukin on March 15, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Allah:
is this a list of republicans who voted yes on this clusterfark?

paulsur on March 15, 2011 at 5:08 PM
http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll179.xml

Abby Adams on March 15, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Arrrrrggghh!

Noem voted yes, Duffy voted yes.

Weren’t these two Tea Party backed?

eyesky on March 15, 2011 at 5:34 PM

When our children and grandchildren are paying 80% of their income to the government, I’m sure they will celebrate this day.

Angry Dumbo on March 15, 2011 at 5:35 PM

gary4205 on March 15, 2011 at 5:29 PM

How’s that? I’m getting a different answer here.

LastRick on March 15, 2011 at 5:35 PM

A Modest $500 Billion Proposal

Looks like Rand Paul is the only one in the Senate that’s serious about this deficit.

By RAND PAUL
After Republicans swept into office in 1994, Bill Clinton famously said in his State of the Union address that the era of big government was over. Nearly $10 trillion of federal debt later, the era of big government is at its zenith.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, this will be the third consecutive year in which the federal government is running a deficit near or greater than $1 trillion. The solution to the government’s fiscal crisis must begin by cutting spending in all areas, particularly in those that can be better run at the state or local level. Last month I introduced legislation to do just that. And though it seems extreme to some—containing over $500 billion in spending cuts enacted over one year—it is a necessary first step toward ending our fiscal crisis.

Read it all at the link above.

The rest of these jokers are just that—jokers.

Rovin on March 15, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Cut $6 billion a day every business day for 55 weeks and we’re in balance.

Do it.

eyesky on March 15, 2011 at 5:38 PM

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll179.xml

Abby Adams on March 15, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Keep track of these names and the names of the ones who voted “yes”. Work towards getting rid of the bad ones and embrace the good ones. Much like children, they have to be taught.

There are some good ones. Don’t throw them out because of the bad.

kim roy on March 15, 2011 at 5:45 PM

This clown is pure evil.

Knucklehead on March 15, 2011 at 5:03 PM

If only he were a mime. He’d still be evil but we wouldn’t have to listen to him.

Lily on March 15, 2011 at 5:45 PM

I think the Republicans will NOT pass a 2012 BUDGET! They will simply pass one continuing resolution after the next until the NEXT ELECTION! And they will do it with the same democrats that voted with them for this SPENDING EXTENSION!

Freddy on March 15, 2011 at 5:48 PM

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20027782-503544.html
 
At $7 million per minute, passing the three week extension just cost us $50,400,000,000.
 
That’s $50 billion that they agreed to keep spending. Their $6 billion cut will cover about 14 hours. Woo. Hoo.
 
Immediately tie cuts to equal however long the extensions last. No cuts, no extension. But they don’t care. They’re already only worried about reelection.

rogerb on March 15, 2011 at 5:49 PM

This is exactly why I’m a registered Independent…..

Wayne Allen Root(L) is looking better by the minute…

adamsmith on March 15, 2011 at 5:49 PM

$2B cut per week. Great. At this rate by sometime in 2187, the budget will be balanced. Happy days are here again!!

angryed on March 15, 2011 at 6:00 PM

I vote a CONTINUING CITIZENS RESOLUTION (CCR).

The CCR will provide for the replacement of all GOPers that use a CONSERVATIVE mask to hide their Progressive BigGov ways.

CCR is hereby approved by a vote of 1-0!

CCR is hereby law and GOP leadership will be removed from their offices by the Seargeant at Arms.

If Only!

PappyD61 on March 15, 2011 at 6:06 PM

I’m beginning to think the US government has been infiltrated by evil people who are engineering it’s demise… The US can’t survive this debt and this spending and these tiny cuts are tilting at windmills..

CCRWM on March 15, 2011 at 6:07 PM

franks voted no…

good for him…gettin old real quick…

the 2012 budget should be fun times…

cmsinaz on March 15, 2011 at 6:16 PM

I’m joining the Lizard People Party. Even though their main platform is eating humans, at least they’re serious.

Bishop on March 15, 2011 at 6:30 PM

I was just watching Special Report and they showed Jim Moron D-VA giving a speech from the floor full of outrage about no budget being passed. How do the get away with this crap?

Cindy Munford on March 15, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Another $6 billion cut. Wow.

Now let’s just keep this in perspective. There is a 1.6 Trillion dollars deficit projected for this year, so we will owe someone, probably the Chinese, 1,600 billion dollars and everyone is impressed with a 6 billion dollar cut?

Tell me, how impressed would you be if someone who owed you $ 1,600 instead gave you $ 6?

Fred 2 on March 15, 2011 at 6:35 PM

How do the get away with this crap?

Cindy Munford on March 15, 2011 at 6:31 PM

because they know the gop won’t do diddly squat to them…

cmsinaz on March 15, 2011 at 6:35 PM

How do the get away with this crap?

Cindy Munford on March 15, 2011 at 6:31 PM
because they know the gop won’t do diddly squat to them…

cmsinaz on March 15, 2011 at 6:35 PM

And the MSM will let them get away with it, too.

Wethal on March 15, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy, Ryan, and the rest of you dung guns who voted to keep funding Obamacare are going to get primaried. It’s already too late.
Cravaack, Noem, Scott, Grimm? YOU’RE A BUNCH OF *_$%#%^@ GD frauds! Some freshmen! Really going “shake things up.” Go to hell, primaries in your stockings next Xmas.

You’re splitting us into a third party. You farking greedy C.R.eeps are pushing us over a cliff, and we won’t let you. Are you LISTENING, Rancid Pubescent and the rest of the RNC? No soup for you, either!

Western_Civ on March 15, 2011 at 6:46 PM

“Reach across the aisle” and give them a reach around Cantor, you ball-less wonder!

Ughhhhhh

Flyboy on March 15, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Princess Nana on the budget: “it’s not about the money, it’s about the morality of what we are doing.”

Lord, what an absolute moron.

slickwillie2001 on March 15, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Ffffft….Boehner, boyo, I’m sad.

Fortunata on March 15, 2011 at 6:50 PM

Maryland’s Democrat governor came to a rally that was against the changes that he wants to make in public sector union contracts. He had the nerve to say that he isn’t going to do what the mid-western crazy governors did. He wants to double the time it takes for retirement to be vested and raise the worker contribution. All the unions and Moveon, left Maryland off the list of bad guys. These guys have “guts”.

Cindy Munford on March 15, 2011 at 6:53 PM

The GOP will betray you.

/that guy

SoxNation on March 15, 2011 at 6:54 PM

And the MSM will let them get away with it, too.

Wethal on March 15, 2011 at 6:43 PM

tru dat

cmsinaz on March 15, 2011 at 6:57 PM

Heritage wonders why Obamacare’s $23.6 Billion is “Untouchable.”

Despite campaign promises to defund Obamacare, it isn’t being done. Why not?

The excuses are flimsy. Claims that it “cannot” be done under House rules are wrong and misleading. The House has constitutional authority to package legislation however it wishes. Self-imposed rules of the House should be no barrier to action, either. Those same rules were waived repeatedly to permit defunding of other programs in the series of continuing resolutions (CRs) that are being used to keep the full federal government open.

In the first full-year CR, the relevant rule (House Rule XXI) was waived to permit 123 previous appropriations to be rescinded. But Obamacare funding was not touched. Perhaps doing the same thing for the 124th time was considering going too far?

Congress waived the rules again in the second two-week CR. But Obamacare funding still went untouched.

In the latest three-week CR, the rules were waived once more, and again Obamacare funding was not touched.

Rae on March 15, 2011 at 7:01 PM

To put that in perspective, note that the $6 billion in cuts proposed in today’s three-week bill exceeds the amount of cuts proposed in the Democrats’ budget for the rest of the year.

Uhm no … that’s a “kabooki number” that represents a miniscule … insignificant amount of this year’s deficit.

That’s the REAL perspective Allah.

HondaV65 on March 15, 2011 at 7:07 PM

Boehner is a wuss. He is not very smart. I hate to say it but Pelosi has him outwitted, outflanked and outsmarted. The guy is a dimwit and has NO concept of strategy or how to accomplish goals in politics. It is astounding that this moron has reached the pinnacle of power in our Party. He is not smart, not intelligent, not on top of things and he is a complete wuss. How does it feel to have Pelosi laughing her a$$ off at you. You are truly the laughing stock. NO WAY are you a leader. Go home and cry you jerk.

highninside on March 15, 2011 at 7:14 PM

The 25 programs cut were going to be cut anyway.They weren’t in the Presidents budget request to start with.BFD

docflash on March 15, 2011 at 7:15 PM

oldleprechaun on March 15, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Which is why I call the DICC’s (democrats in conservative clothing)

chemman on March 15, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Draft Pence.

Y-not on March 15, 2011 at 7:22 PM

Mike Pence voted no. I wish he was the Majority Leader instead of Boehner. I hope he runs for POTUS. He might be our only hope.

ardenenoch on March 15, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Wethal on March 15, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Since the DICC’s (RINO’s) wouldn’t vote for conservatives in several senate races last cycle what makes them think we conservatives will hold are noses this cycle. This conservative won’t.

chemman on March 15, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Pence/Ryan 2012

ardenenoch on March 15, 2011 at 7:31 PM

The old House Republican guard thinks we have forgotten November. We now need to kick the hell out of those who voted yes to this extension and send em packing. Yeah, you Republicans roll your friggin eyes……into retirement. We told you that Obama care was the first on the chopping block and you agreed. This is a whole new world folks and there are unforgiving responsibilities that come with that territory. It seems our own leadership is not up to the task and will string this along until Obamacare cannot be rescinded and this, THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!

Mr. Rubio and West? Go medieval on these folks and we’ll ensure they won’t be performing isometrics against what needs to be done. Are you reading me Mr. Boehner?

Tangerinesong on March 15, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Whoops! Scratch that. I see that Ryan voted yes.

ardenenoch on March 15, 2011 at 7:33 PM

CCR is hereby approved by a vote of 1-0!

CCR is hereby law and GOP leadership will be removed from their offices by the Seargeant at Arms.

If Only!

PappyD61 on March 15, 2011 at 6:06 PM

Hey, no problem. We can “deem” it passed…

bofh on March 15, 2011 at 7:51 PM

OK, on April 15th I am going to pass a continuing resolution and three weeks after that, I’m going to do it again and again until the next 4/15. Then I’ll start all over. The IRS clearly doesn’t need money for the drunken sailors to continue to spend.
Pure insanity. These idiots are Americans spending non existant money because they can. Truly disgusting.

ORconservative on March 15, 2011 at 7:55 PM

I know we shouldn’t continue with these resolutions but still…

another $6 billion cut.

I feel like we’re backing away from the edge just a bit.

amerpundit on March 15, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Let me bring back to the edge then …

$6B in cuts is .004 percent of the real deficit this year.

We are just playing with ourselves.

HondaV65 on March 15, 2011 at 7:55 PM

In case some of you haven’t seen that the Hillbilly from Wasilly said this afternoon…..

….this might give us a clue about how SHE feels about what’s going on in the House/Congress.

Right now Beltway politicos are quibbling over cutting $61 billion from our dangerously bloated $3.7 trillion budget.

PappyD61 on March 15, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Why are they doing this?!

disa on March 15, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Pence/Ryan West 2012

ardenenoch on March 15, 2011 at 7:31 PM

FIFY

huskerdiva on March 15, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Why are they doing this?!

disa on March 15, 2011 at 8:14 PM

I agree. Why are the republicans continuing to fund the Obama machine? My congressman Pete Sessions voted for this continued irresponsible spending measure. In 2012, I will cast my vote for someone else.

paulsur on March 15, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Pence needs to be speaker of the house, Can we recall Oboehner?

paulsur on March 15, 2011 at 8:29 PM

Mr. Rubio and West? Go medieval on these folks and we’ll ensure they won’t be performing isometrics against what needs to be done. Are you reading me Mr. Boehner?

Tangerinesong on March 15, 2011 at 7:32 PM

A few of our congress people are beginning to withhold their consent from the moral outrage of federal spending gone wild. Those who have not seen the light have 3 weeks to gain some vision.

GaltBlvnAtty on March 15, 2011 at 8:37 PM

That’s what leadership in DC looks like folks…

Gohawgs on March 15, 2011 at 9:59 PM

Sorry folks, but this is what Trent Lott said would happen. They would co-opt them when they got to D.C.

Mirimichi on March 15, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Commence shameless rump-swabbing in…3…2…1…as disgusted as I am with the whole pathetic lot, I gotta say to all my conservative brethren here: I am so happy and proud to be on the thinking and intellectually-honest side of the aisle. We stand for ideals and on principle and are quick to point out those, ESPECIALLY, those on our own side, that don’t live up to them. Good luck getting a dhimmocrat to do likewise.

Huckabye-Romney on March 15, 2011 at 10:30 PM

Am I the only one who believes this is all purposeful, on the part of the Democrats? How long are the Republicans going to let them get away with this?

Here’s the deal, start defunding Obamacare, start defunding NPR, start defunding PBS, start defunding Planned Parenthood, send the bills on to the Democrats in the Senate and let them be responsible for shutting down the government.

Unlike 1996, you have a news outlet and voices who will get the message out about whose fault it is, just do the right thing.

Everything the Democrats are doing is related, in some way or another, to Health Care. They need to get as much of it rolling as they can, before it gets to the Supreme Court so the court won’t have the guts to declare it unconstitutional. If the Republicans let them get away with this, they don’t deserve to have the majorities they have in the House.

bflat879 on March 15, 2011 at 10:34 PM

The GOP will betray you

They are playing right into Harry Reid’s hands

True_King on March 15, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Rush was asked what the Tea Party will do if the GOP doesn’t listen up.

His response consisted of two words:

THIRD PARTY.

fossten on March 15, 2011 at 10:44 PM

Eric Cantor, GOP whore. Before the 2010 elections, he wore a costly dress made of wonderful Conservative fabric and called it the Young Gun, designed to fool the populace. Cantor succeeded, and, the elections being over, stripped off his dress to reveal the red fishnet stockings and crotchless panties of a cheap corner girl.

SilentWatcher on March 15, 2011 at 10:46 PM

The establishment GOP does what it always does. Talks a good game, but in the end they bend over, grab their ankles and give it up like the cowards they are. The House leadership, especially Cantor, are becoming more of a joke every day. Time for Rubio, Pence and West to step up because Crybaby Boehner and Cantor the Slick done have the ba**s to

volsense on March 15, 2011 at 10:51 PM

How discouraging. We must make the GOP hear our voices. Never give up!

rightwingyahooo on March 15, 2011 at 10:54 PM

My comment is short and not sweet:

No more continuing resolution=Shut down the Government and then cut funding for every person/office they consider non essential. NO BUDGET=NO GOVERNMENT!!

old war horse on March 16, 2011 at 3:50 AM

This drama isn’t being played out for our benefit. Chill out a bit.

The House GOP is playing to the mushy middle-of-the-roaders and independents who want “the parties to work together.” This process shows us trying to negotiate such a deal. When Harry Reid declares Cowboy Poetry Festival funding to be “essential spending,” he is playing straight into our hands.

The polls are in fact moving our way on spending. Remember, all this CR stuff is dealing with the remainder of the fiscal year from the Pelosi House that failed to pass a budget. Sure, it will very likely end in a shutdown anyway when Obama and Reid refuse to compromise at all. You know that and I know that, but all those swing voters who put Obama in office aren’t that bright.

We need to be able to say, “We tried and tried, but they wouldn’t even seriously come to the table. They wouldn’t even cut Poetry Festivals in the desert!” In this way, we can avoid being blamed for the shutdown – at least by enough people to retain our momentum going into 2012.

Remember it would be a small and bitter victory to cut spending for a year and a half, and have Democrats back in power after 2012 to restore every penny.

Adjoran on March 16, 2011 at 4:23 AM

Although I’m not satisfied with the CR’s, they are still budget cuts in a stalemate situation. When the Repubs take back the Senate and Presidency in 2012 things will change dramatically. I’m old therefore I am patient, but I’m not gullible. If things don’t continue to get better soon after that I’ll know our country is in real trouble. Our children deserve better.

MJZZZ on March 16, 2011 at 7:04 AM

Boehner, Cantor and everybody who voted for this latest fraud has a little less than two years to polish and punch up their resume. I sincerely hope and will work to ensure that these fools then have the opportunity to return to one of their former occupations.

Mr. Grump on March 16, 2011 at 7:23 AM

Adjoran on March 16, 2011 at 4:23 AM

WTF is the differnce who the GOP is playing to? BROKE IS BROKE! We can’t take anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mr. Grump on March 16, 2011 at 8:47 AM

Boener and Cantor–primary them, then third party them. Unless you get rid of them, you’re cooked.

james23 on March 16, 2011 at 8:49 AM