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Who Knew The House GOP Was Channeling Peter Cetera?

Posted on | June 11, 2012 | 6 Comments

by Smitty

Something about Political Junkie Mom’s tweet of Erik Erikson at RedState dredged up an old memory:

Did you know that House Republicans are still defeating amendment after amendment to cut spending — even relatively small amounts?
You probably didn’t realize this because, for some reason, no one is reporting it. So here are just a few of the amendments the House defeated last week. If you’re not happy with this record House Republicans are compiling this election year, let them know now!

Maybe some ’80s lyrics can help Tea Partiers empathize. Or clear an upset stomach, as the case may be:



6 Responses to “Who Knew The House GOP Was Channeling Peter Cetera?”

  1. SDN
    June 11th, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

    Vote them ALL out.

  2. StrangernFiction
    June 11th, 2012 @ 10:38 pm

    It isn’t about R vs. D.

  3. JeffS
    June 11th, 2012 @ 11:19 pm

    Oi.  This calls for a massive face palm.

  4. Adjoran
    June 12th, 2012 @ 2:12 am

    Leadership is just being practical.  There is ZERO chance the Senate agrees to the bill anyway.  So if all the specific cuts pass, the Democrats will be able to say “Rep. Jones voted to cut your xyz,” even though the spending can’t be cut (beyond what would happen under sequestration anyway, if it goes into effect).

    So none of these amendments would actually “cut” anything, because if you believe Harry Reid would allow such things to ever even come to a vote in the Senate, I’ve got some prime property on the Moon I just know you’ll be interested in. 

    Now, I know some people think Republicans should vote the most conservative position possible even when it is completely meaningless gesture and only gives Democrats ammunition to get their base motivated. 

  5. Adobe_Walls
    June 12th, 2012 @ 2:47 am

    Yeah but bad habits are hard to break particularly when it goes against ones nature. Assuming Romney is elected (I do) and the Republicans keep or even increase their hold on the House and take the Senate (but not 60),the steps that must be taken will be extremely painful at least in the short run. Half measures will not do but that’s what we’ll get.

  6. Tennwriter
    June 12th, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

    We need to push back on what Adjoran is worried about.  So when the D’s say ‘Rep Jones voted to cut your xyz’…..then Rep. Jones needs to go out, and say “I would have cut xyz because its stupid, and unconstitutional, but the Democrats, who are for tyranny and hate America so much they want to go bankrupt, voted against it.  If you think voting FOR  xyz being expanded is a good idea, then you should vote Democrat.  However, if you’re sane, vote Republican.”