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

Jump to Last Post 1-2 of 2 discussions (4 posts)
  1. Ralph Deeds profile image67
    Ralph Deedsposted 7 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 image60
      dutchman1951posted 7 years agoin 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 image65
        lovemychrisposted 7 years agoin 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 image65
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

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

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)