Senator Ted Cruz Rips Senate Debt Agreement That Ignores Obamacare … Once Again The Washington Establishment is Refusing to Listen to the American People”
And the real losers of the Senate debt agreement are the American People …
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks the truth in a press conference yesterday following the announcement that Harry Reid (D-NV) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had struck a deal to open the partially closed government and extend the debt limit. Cruz blasted the agreement for its lack of protecting the people, jobs and America against the train-wreck known as Obamacare.
Cruz blasted the Washington, DC status quo and establishment for continuing down the same path that got us to a $17 trillion debt. Maybe it truly is time for a Third Party because the GOP and Democrats do not seem to be the answer for America.
Kentucky Kickback … Senate McConnell-Reid Deal Includes $2 Billion Earmark for Kentucky Dam Project … Make that $3 Billion
UNBELIEVABLE … AND WE THE PEOPLE WONDER WHY WE HAVE A $17 TRILLION DEBT WHEN WE HAVE GOP ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS LIKE THIS …
So as the MSM is telling you who are the “winners” and “losers” of the government shutdown ending, add Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to the list of greedy winners. Why you ask? As reported at WFPL News, the deal between Harry Reid (D-NV) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) included a $2 billion, oops sorry … $3 billion earmark for a Kentucky
damn dam project. And you wonder why McConnell pushed this bill in the Senate?
But it’s only $2 billion, oh I misspoke, I meant $3 trillion
A proposal to end the government shutdown and avoid default orchestrated by Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Harry Reid includes a nearly $3 billion earmark for a Kentucky project.
Language in a draft of the McConnell-Reid deal (see page 13, section 123) provided to WFPL News shows a provision that increases funding for the massive Olmsted Dam Lock in Paducah, Ky., from $775 million to nearly $2.9 billion.
The dam is considered an important project for the state and region in regards to water traffic along the Ohio River.
We wonder why “establishment” republicans hate the Tea Party and those elected to office to reduce spending and the debt? The GOP power elite is just as bad as the Democrats and Barack Obama. They are just as respinsible for a bloated $17 trillion debt and seem to care little about reducing it. I could not agree more with The Gateway Pundit when Jim says, “This looks really bad, Mitch — Really, really bad.”
So we have a federal debt about to go over $17 trillion, the debt limit has just been raised, government spending is continuing to be out of control and unsustainable and we have establishment Republicans like Mitch McConnell getting theirs and making matters worse. Yet some how it is fiscal minded Conservatives like Sens.Ted Cruz (R-TX)Rand Paul, Rand Paul (R-KY) and Mike Lee (R-UT) who are called crazy, dangerous extremists. God help this country. However, as the Lonely Conservative correctly states, the real “losers” in this are the American People!
This is exactly the reason why “establishment” Republicans who have forgotten what it means to be a Republican need to be primary challenged.
Did Mitch McConnell not learn from what happened to Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) and the Corn Husker Kickback?
Posted October 17, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Establishment Republicans Surrender … House Passes Senate Bill to Reopen Government and Increase Debt Limit 285-144 … Senate Passes Bill 81-18
Speaker Boehner and GOP cave … In a country that already spends more than it takes it, irresponsible politicians kick the can down the road and raise the debt limit to spend even more money that America does not have.
Tonight the US Senate and House of Representatives passes the Senate led bill to end the partial government shutdown and increase the debt limit. The Senate passed the bill 81 to 18 and the House voted in favor of it 285 to 144. Incredibly, not one Democrat in the House or Senate voted against raising the debt on “We the People”. Imagine that? CNN reports that President Barack Obama will sign it immediately. The director of the Office of Management and Budget said that federal workers should expect to return to work Thursday morning. Hmm, does this mean that open air monuments will be open to of military veteran heroes?
In Obama’s speech tonight there was no reference to the GOP as terrorists or hostage takers … where is the evil rhetoric Mr. President?
Congressional Republicans conceded defeat on Wednesday in their bitter budget fight with President Obama over the new health care law as the House and Senate approved last-minute legislation ending a disruptive 16-day government shutdown and extending federal borrowing power to avert a financial default with potentially worldwide economic repercussions.
With the Treasury Department warning that it could run out of money to pay national obligations within a day, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday evening, 81 to 18, to approve a proposal hammered out by the chamber’s Republican and Democratic leaders after the House on Tuesday was unable to move forward with any resolution. The House followed suit a few hours later, voting 285 to 144 to approve the Senate plan, which would fund the government through Jan. 15 and raise the debt limit through Feb. 7.
Most House Republicans opposed the bill, but 87 voted to support it. The breakdown showed that Republican leaders were willing to violate their informal rule against advancing bills that do not have majority Republican support in order to end the shutdown. All 198 Democrats voting supported the measure.
From Business Insiders, Here’s The Bill That’s Going To End The Government Shutdown And Raise The Debt Ceiling.
A list of the 18 Republican Senators who voted against the Bill that will raise the debt and continue the out of control, drunken spending of politicians.
UPDATE I: All the House, Senate and President have done is kick the can down the road and solve nothing. No one wants to make the tough and responsible decisions because we have politicians who care more about their power and their agenda than they do “We the People” or the United States of America. Honestly, who in their right mind thinks that a country can continue to borrow billions of dollars a day and actually sustain itself?
Team Obama, his minions and the in the tank liberal MSM have touted that Obama was overwhelmingly ahead in his ground game and early voting. NOT SO FAST.
Last night Senator Rob Portman (OH-R) spoke with Sean Hannity discussing voting in Ohio and Mitt Romney’s chances of victory. According to latest reports, 230,000 fewer Democrats have voted early in Ohio this year. Also in contrast, 40,000 more Republicans have voted early in Ohio this year.
Gallup states that Romney is up by 7 over Obama in early voting. We will only know on election eve who has been telling the truth when it comes voter turnout.
Obama in serious trouble with uncommitted voters …
Scott Rasmussen reports that those voters who are uncommitted have a 20% job approval rating for President Barack Obama. It is the exact reason why when an incumbent president polls below 50% that they are in trouble when it comes to reelection. Those that are undecided generally break away from the incumbent and to the challenger. The fact that a meager 20% of those who are uncommitted believe Obama has done well in his first term in office just emphasizes that fact. Even though about 12% of the voters cannot commit to either Obama or Romney, they can agree on one thing … Obama has done a terrible job as President.
Tennessee College Republicans from the Obama Generation to “The Debt Generation” … Welcome to Obama’s Generational Theft
Obama’s reelection bid is no longer and promises of “hope & change,” its about running on his record …
Barack Obama has pretty much disillusions ed every one that voted for him in 2008, no voting block more than the college age youth. They have gone from the Obama generation in 2008 to the “DEBT GENERATION”. Watch the video below from the Tennessee College Republicans, aptly titled, ” The Debt Generation”. Check out the Debt Clock.
The Debt Generation
Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit
In 2008 more than 2/3 of America’s youth voted for Barack Obama; however, little did the naive college kids know that Barack Obama would hang them out to dry and create an out of control debt of political gifts that they would be responsible for. Many of them now regret that they ever voted for Obama. The One handed out gifts like Santa Claus; however, Santa does not charge you for the gifts he gives, Obama does. Fewer young voters see themselves as Democrats and unlike 2008, the Obama magic is gone. The bloom is off the rose and Obama is not perceived as “Hope & Change” but instead the same old, same old of an establishment politician.
Welcome to the “generational” theft of Barack Obama. The result, Obama has lost the luvin’ feeling of America’s youth.
UPDATE I: A blast from the past from Vanderbilt from 2009 … And the Obama gang thought we would just forget.
Exactly What is Wrong with Politics: RINO US Senator Dick Lugar Complains that Tea Party Trying To Reclaim GOP’s Conservative Principles is Responsible for Republican Senate Minority…
Hey Senator Dick Lugar, how about some cheese with that whine!
RINO Senator Dick Lugar (IN-R) appeared on CNN’s State of the Union. over the weekend and blamed the Tea Party for killing off Republican efforts to gain a majority in the US Senate. He also went on to bitch and moan that he dare be opposed with a primary challenge by a Tea Party backed candidate. UNREAL … this is exactly what is wrong with politics and why Americans have such a poor view of Congress. These incumbents think they are entitled to be there, no matter whether they are Democrats or Republicans. How dare the Tea Party dare try restore the GOP party with Conservative Republican values.
Dick Lugar living up to his name on CNN
Sen. Dick Lugar (Ind.) facing a primary contest from the right in his reelection bid said past Tea Party-backed challenges had “killed off” Republican efforts to take the Senate in the past and could undermine a GOP majority again in 2012.
“A Republican majority in the Senate is very important, and Republicans who are running for reelection ought to be supported by people who want to see that majority,” Lugar said in an interview which aired Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union.
“I think the majority of Tea Party people understand that too,” he added.
What an IDIOT! It is folks like Dick Lugar that brought into power Barack Obama and overwhelming majorities for Democrats in the House and Senate in 2008. It would appear that DICK has conveniently forgot the 2010 “WAVE” election that saw the Tea Party phenomenon thrust into office a majorities in the House, GOP Governors, Republican pick ups of 680 state legislature seats, and major gains in the US Senate. I guess Lugar missed these gains and the Republican party is only in the position they are because of the Tea Party. Americans did not vote en mass because of RINO’s like Lugar, they voted against the tax and spend establishment candidates. How does Lugar explain Tea Party favorites Marco Rubio winning in Florida? Or Senator Pat Toomay and the GOP sweep in PA? Hmm, what about Tea Party favorite Ron Johnson who beat incumbent lib Russ Feingold in the blue state of Wisconsin?
MSM Liberal Bias … CBS Affiliate KTVA Caught on Voice Mail Conspiring Against Alaska Republican Senate Candidate Joe Miller
MSM liberal bias at it again … this time trying to affect an election … UNBELIEVABLE!
For any one not to believe that their is a liberal slant to the MSM would have to have just fallen off a turnip truck. Up in Alaska, the 49th state, the media has long played favorites in their coverage of the Alaska US Senate campaign between entitled, write-in, Republican establishment candidate Lisa Murkowski, Republican Joe Miller and Democrat Scott McAdams. However, as stated at Conservatives 4 Palin, there is bias in the media and then there is at outrageous and unethical behavior of try to affect the outcome of an election.
Enter CBS Anchorage affiliate KTVA caught with their hand in the media bias, election altering, making up stories cookie jar. As reported at BIG GOVERNMENT, the KTVA reporters were caught on audio trying to conspire and smear Joe Miller’s campaign by making up stories to purposely harm his campaign. SICK!
The following voice mail message was inadvertently left on the cell phone of Joe Miller campaign spokesperson Randy DeSoto.
The voices are believed to be those of the news director for CBS Anchorage affiliate KTVA, along with assignment editor Nick McDermott, and other reporters, openly discussing creating, if not fabricating, two stories about Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller.
The following is a transcript of a call recorded after CBS Alaska affiliate KTVA called Joe Miller’s Senate campaign spokesperson. The call failed to disconnect properly. It was later authenticated by McDermott, who sent a text to Randy DeSoto stating, “Damn iPhone… I left you a long message. I thought I hung up. Sorry.”
The transcript can be seen here:
(click on the 4 arrows box for full screen pic of transcript.)
Clearly the reporters were conspiring to set up some type of smear of Joe Miller. With glee, they even cite a recent controversy over an incident involving the Rand Paul campaign, while discussing how they would spread the story via social media after whatever incident they had in mind came off. It also brings to mind another recent episode that ended with Jerry Brown’s California gubernatorial campaign being caught up in controversy when someone from Brown’s camp called Brown’s opponent, Republican Meg Whitman, a “whore.”
Listen to the audioof the MSM trying to adversely affect an outcome with false reporting and making up controversies.
VP Joe Biden: “If We Lose, We’re Going To Play Hell” … Obama Admin Refuses to Listen to American Voters
Who is the Party of No America? Democrats say that even if the lose in 2010, they will continue to defy the will of the American people …
“If we lose, we are going to play hell”
Hat Tip: Real Clear Politics
It is a continued, disturbing pattern coming from the Barack Obama White House. In speech after speech heading up the the 2010 midterm elections, Obama and Biden have commented that it does not matter whether Democrats win or most likely lose, they are not going to listen to the mandate of the American voters. Americans are fed up with a 9.6% national unemployment rate and 95,000 jobs being lost in a month.
Most recently, VP Joe Biden said at a campaign rally in Washington state for embattled Democrat Lib and incumbent US Senator Patty Murray, “If we lose, we are going to play hell.” Murray presently finds herself behind by 3% in the latest Rasmussen poll.
“You will play hell?” What? No Mr. Biden, if you lose it will have meant that an overwhelming groundswell of voters, Republicans, Independents and yes some Democrats have rejected the one party Democrat rule in Washington, DC. There are 37 US Senate seats in play this election cycle, for you to lose, Democrats would have to have lost 10 seats that are presently held by Democrats. Of the 37 races, according to Rasmussen, 25 are solid or leaning Republican and only 8 are solid or leaning Democrat. There are 4 races that are considered toss-ups and all are presently controlled by Democrats.
California- Incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer leads GOP challenger Carly Fiorina, 49% to 45%.
Illinois - Republican Mark Kirk has 45% of the vote, while Democrat Alexi Giannoulias earns 41% support in the latest Rasmussen poll. This election is for the US Senate seat formally held by Barack Obama. What an embarassment that would be election eve for Democrats to lose former Senate seat held by the President. RCP has the GOP challenger ahead as well.
Washington – The latest Rasmussen poll has republican Dino Rossi ahead of Patty Murray 49% to 46%. Murray is under the 50% threshold for incumbent politicians.
If the above polling numbers hold true on election day, from the 37 seats in play, the GOP would have won 28 and Democrats 9. Republicans would have won 76% of the Senate races, had 10 pickups and control the Senate 51-49.
That would be called a mandate by the American people.
For the past two years Democrats have called Republicans the party of No. The fact of the matter is that it was GOP that was actually listening to the will of the American people. Now “WE THE PEOPLE” have a chance to vote and voice our thought, opinions and mood. Barack Obama is not on the ballot, but he might as well be. How else can anyone explain a popular Democrat Governor like Joe Manchin in west Virginia. Manchin presently trails in his US Senate race to replace the deceased Robert Byrd 50% to 46%.
Across the United States Democrats in swing states and districts that have never been competitive are in trouble. Why? Because President Barack Hussein Obama, VP Joe Biden and the rest of their minions have refused to listen to their employer, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
Now Obama and Biden say they will defy the vote of the American people if they lose in the 2010 midterm elections? Good luck folks. Democrats are on the wrong side of most every issue with “We the People”, now they appear to say to us all as they have for the past two years … we do not care what you do, say or vote … Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid know better.
If this is the case, see you in another political blood bath in 2012.
Sore Loser Republican Establishment Senator Lisa Murkowski will Run as Write it in Alaska Senate Race
For establishment, elitist politicians … it is their birth right to have power over you as they know better than you!
Whether they be Republicans or democrats, elitist, establishment candidates just can’t take no as an answer from the people. They think it is their birth right to represent the people, even when they people say they do not want them to. What is the definition of a RINO, establishment, elite politicians … Lisa Murkowski.
Lisa Murkowski, Don’t you know who I am … I lost the Primary, but you need me because it is my birth right
Lisa Murkowski, the incumbent Republican US Senator from Alaska has announced that she will run in the 2010 US Senate Alaska general election as a “write-in” candidate. Defying the vote of Alaskans in the recent Republican primary, Murkowski will not support the Republican winner of the primary as she stated she would, she will instead run as a write-in candidate and possibly split the Republican vote and hand the Democrats a victory. Murkowski lost the Republican primary to Tea Party and Sarah Palin backed Joe Miller.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) will run for re-election as a write-in candidate after losing her bid for renomination, according to sources briefed on Murkowski’s decision.
Murkowski’s decision will set up a 3-way battle between the incumbent, Miller and Sitka Mayor Scott McAdams (D), potentially turning the race on its head. Private 3-way polling has shown Miller leading, but by a narrow margin.
Murkowski will make the formal announcement tonight in Anchorage. She has been mulling her options after losing to attorney Joe Miller (R) by 1.8% — or about 2K votes out of 110K cast.
Miller won with the backing of the Tea Party Express and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R). The Tea Party Express spent hundreds of thousands of dollars criticizing Murkowski’s legislative accomplishments, and Palin campaigned against her rival in the race’s closing days.
The Anchorage Daily News reports it as, ‘Murkowski says ‘Let’s Make History’. Really? Why was it not reported as what it really is, sore loser incumbent, establishment US Senator who feels it is her birth right defies her party and the people and runs as a write-in as a desperateattempt to keep power. Senator Murkowski acts like there was no primary vote. She lost and she just can’t accept the outcome.