Quotes of the day

posted at 10:35 pm on April 29, 2011 by Allahpundit

“A growing number of Democrats are threatening to defy the White House over the national debt, joining Republican calls for deficit cuts as a requirement for consenting to lift the country’s borrowing limit…

“The push-back has come in recent days from Sens. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a freshman who is running for reelection next year. Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) told constituents during the Easter recess that he would not vote to lift the debt limit without a ‘real and meaningful commitment to debt reduction.’…

“‘As catastrophic as it would be to fail to raise our debt ceiling, it’s even more irresponsible to not take this opportunity to own up to our unsustainable spending path,’ Sen. Mark Udall (Colo.), another Democrat challenging the White House, said in a statement his office released this week. ‘If we don’t take action to reduce our deficit spending, Congress will be facing this same debt ceiling vote in the near term – still with no end to our deficits in sight.’”

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“It’s a message that’s catching on: More and more Republicans are calling for hard caps on spending and moderate Democrats — desperate for a palatable way to vote to increase the debt limit — are starting to buck White House officials who are lobbying Democratic senators to oppose Corker’s bill…

“Like many Republicans, Corker realizes the vote to increase the debt ceiling will come under fire from the tea party wing – even if they win serious concessions from Democrats. And Corker is already receiving some political blowback for his effort to lure Democrats — some Republican officials worry he’s giving bipartisan cover to vulnerable incumbents, like Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Joe Manchin of West Virginia…

“The Corker plan would put in place a 10-year path to cap federal expenditures, bringing down spending to 20.6 percentage of the country’s economic output. If Congress failed to meet the annual cap, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget would make cuts throughout the federal budget – and only a two-thirds vote of Congress could override its decisions. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid – the expensive entitlement programs Democrats have vowed to protect – would be on the chopping block, too. Corker projects that the plan would save the country $7.6 trillion.”

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Via Reason TV.

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“‘Hells no. I would not vote to increase that debt ceiling,’ she said during an interview on Fox News, where she is a paid contributor…

“‘It turns my stomach to hear this assumption articulated that we have to, despite the fact that we are raking in the federal government $6 billion a day,’ she said. ‘Take that money and service our debt first and pay down some of that debt. Make sure that we are showing the international financial markets and our lenders that we’re serious about getting our debt and our deficit problems under control.’”



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petunia on April 30, 2011 at 2:47 PM

face it. If Palin said the grass is green and the sky is blue, you’d complain because she didn’t say which shade.

NoNails on April 30, 2011 at 2:51 PM

NoNails on April 30, 2011 at 2:41 PM

Translation: The bad man says things that I don’t like and he’s too smart for me to argue with. Make him go away, waaaaaaa.

MJBrutus on April 30, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Great interview that has gone viral. this is the power of Palin folks. Ron Paul gave an interview right after her and no one even knows. Mitt gave a video to NRA and many people never saw it.

Palin can drive the debate. It is her power. even when the media has a blackout of her she can with one speech drive the MSM to cover. Simply compare the media coverage of her 2 weeks ago before the WI speech to her coverage now. The media was unable and will be unable to keep her blackedout. That will be a powerful tool come primary times. It will sav eher millions in ad costs, it will save her days of time. She will be heard. The only question know is will the voters like what she says.

unseen on April 30, 2011 at 3:05 PM

To the contrary. I just don’t have a need, like you, to be popular with the human garbage that most of the posters here happen to be.

MJBrutus on April 30, 2011 at 2:36 PM

If most of the posters here are human garbage, why do you bother to visit? And why so fast to drop into vulgarity?

DarkCurrent on April 30, 2011 at 3:07 PM

DarkCurrent on April 30, 2011 at 3:07 PM

The operative word is most. Some of those who aren’t are good for some good insights and conversation. As far as “dropping in to vulgarity” I almost never do so without provocation. Often that provocation will have occurred in an earlier thread, so its not always apparent. Some folks like to play a little game where they provoke you in one thread and pretend to be innocent victims of the blowback they get in a different thread.

MJBrutus on April 30, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Some of those who aren’t are good for some good insights and conversation.

MJBrutus on April 30, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Is that what you call that. I’m certain the good Lieutenant would agree…

Lanceman on April 30, 2011 at 3:20 PM

I’m certain the good Lieutenant would agree…

Lanceman on April 30, 2011 at 3:20 PM

I hope so, he’s one of those voices that I like and respect.

MJBrutus on April 30, 2011 at 3:24 PM

MJBrutus on April 30, 2011 at 2:36 PM

Perhaps you’d be more comfortable over at LGF.

Laura in Maryland on April 30, 2011 at 3:28 PM

Perhaps you’d be more comfortable over at LGF.

Laura in Maryland on April 30, 2011 at 3:28 PM

Ah yes. The old, “if you disagree with me you’re a RINO/Lib” routine. No, Charles is a maniacal twit who came unglued around the time of PBHO’s inauguration. I like H/A mainly for the work of Ed and AP (which Charles unsuccessfully tries to paint as sinister) and as I said, for some of the posters here.

MJBrutus on April 30, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Perhaps you’d be more comfortable over at LGF.

Laura in Maryland on April 30, 2011 at 3:28 PM

Well since most of his talking points come from Daily kos and LGF like sites i think you might be correct.

unseen on April 30, 2011 at 3:33 PM

MJBrutus on April 30, 2011 at 3:32 PM

That was a polite attempt to explain that your potty mouth isn’t wanted here.

Laura in Maryland on April 30, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Laura in Maryland on April 30, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Tough luck. I’m not going anywhere.

MJBrutus on April 30, 2011 at 3:47 PM

Tough luck. I’m not going anywhere.

MJBrutus on April 30, 2011 at 3:47 PM

You will sooner or later. It will happen.

ladyingray on April 30, 2011 at 3:57 PM

ladyingray on April 30, 2011 at 3:57 PM

Nobody lives forever :-)

MJBrutus on April 30, 2011 at 4:29 PM

I hope so, he’s one of those voices that I like and respect.

MJBrutus on April 30, 2011 at 3:24 PM

Of course.
Trolls of a feather masquerading as conservative something or other.

Lanceman on April 30, 2011 at 4:30 PM

MJBrutus on April 30, 2011 at 4:29 PM

Like my friend Joe says, “See ya, wouldn’t want ta be ya!”

ladyingray on April 30, 2011 at 5:13 PM

ladyingray on April 30, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Well anyone who looks up to Bart Simpson as a role model must be worth learning from.

MJBrutus on April 30, 2011 at 5:24 PM

MJBrutus on April 30, 2011 at 3:12 PM

I can understand the word “some” and the desire to spar with them but to say “most” are human garbage is really more of a reflection on you. I think you are being too hard on yourself.

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2011 at 9:59 PM

Well anyone who looks up to Bart Simpson as a role model must be worth learning from.

MJBrutus on April 30, 2011 at 5:24 PM

And I’d sure take political advice from someone who named himself after Marcus Junius Brutus./

gryphon202 on April 30, 2011 at 10:17 PM

face it. If Palin said the grass is green and the sky is blue, you’d complain because she didn’t say which shade.

NoNails

So true!! PDS afflicts Rs as well as Ds.

Dan Pet on April 30, 2011 at 10:27 PM

gryphon202 on April 30, 2011 at 10:17 PM

You would be a fool to take political or any other advice from some anonymous poster whatever their name. OTOH, to ignore sound logic and good sense when presented from any source is no way to go through life.

MJBrutus on May 1, 2011 at 6:33 AM

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