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What will be the effect of the Tea Partiers in Congress on the GOP?

  1. Ralph Deeds profile image71
    Ralph Deedsposted 6 years ago

    According to the article linked below, the new Tea Partiers in Congress, are likely to rattle the cage of the GOP. Michelle Bachman is seeking a leadership position in the House of Representatives. "Her candidacy vividly illustrates the central tension facing Mr. Boehner and his team: balancing the demands of new lawmakers, some of whom ran against the Republican establishment and advocate a no-compromise stance toward the Obama administration and Democratic policies, against the need to deliver some accomplishments at a time of economic distress."

    In a draft of a confidential memo to be distributed to all incoming House Republican lawmakers, Dick Armey, a former Republican majority leader who is chairman of the conservative group FreedomWorks, and Matt Kibbe, its president, told lawmakers that a repeal of the Democrats’ health care law was “nonnegotiable” and warned that they would face a severe backlash from voters if they did not succeed in reversing the law.

    “Politically speaking, your only choice is to get on offense and start moving boldly ahead to repeal, replace and defund Obamacare in 2011, or risk rejection by the voters in 2012,” Mr. Armey and Mr. Kibbe wrote.

    House Republicans said they recognized the inherent conflicts, and the pressure that they would be under from the new majority-makers. But they also said they believed they could meet the challenge, given that veteran Republicans shared many of the newcomers’ goals.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/05/us/po … bs.html?hp

    1. dutchman1951 profile image59
      dutchman1951posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      looks like two possibilities in the House, one is an united stance with all GOP togeather, or a split and the GOP can not get a majority vote.

      The third is can the GOP overide the veto in the Senate? They still have Pelosi to overcome, if she gets the Minority spot.

      will be interesting for real.

      either way I am not sure it looks like a compromising year, and still we are loosing time (waisting time) not dealing with jobs and economic matters. Not good at all. IMO

      1. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I hate to tell you, but you were CONNED. The repubs never had any intention of doing anything about jobs, or the American people....
        All these "newly elected" people were all around when Bushco's policies advocated companies moving jobs OUT!  They gave them TAX-BREAKS for doing so!!

        They do not care about jobs, people having no money, poverty-level wages--which they want to decrease even more--

        They want to get Obama out, and themselves in. Period.
        And they want to keep the money flowing to the top. Period.

        And I'll tell you something else...my hero, Dennis Kucinich, was on a panel speaking, and he said this:
        "Oh, government works. The question is, who does it work for. It works fine for Wall Street
        Multi-national business
        Arms dealers....."

        And I would add, for the uber-rich in this country. And you see the hysterical behavior when anyone tries to touch it....it's like the third act in a bad drama: ""Oh Oh" sob sob..Beckles crying, Boner crying,....give me a break! Boner cried for Wall Street too--on the floor of the House when they were trying to put regulations in....he cried for Wall Street...you think he has suddenly changed his stripes?  I got a bridge to sell you.

        A well-planned and executed psy-op. IMO

  2. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    John Trudell, Native American speaker, 2 years ago: "They are going to put the Democrats up there to take the hate."