Monday, August 01, 2011


Chalk one up for those inflexible extremist bigoted Tea Partiers. Endless negotiations and not one tax increase.

Plus we think these debt negotiations were Obama's first actual meetings he's ever attended. Did you get that feeling too?

The details come out tomorrow - and there is no doubt the MSM is working feverishly tonight to find the necessary spin - but from what we've seen this was a solid step in the right direction. They'll pit Boehner supporters against Ron Paul supporters to show dissension and disarray in the ranks, but we'll know better.

Speaker Boehner released a powerpoint deck that summarizes the deal. Like Prof. Jacobson, we liked this slide:

Radio Patriot blogger, Terresa Monroe-Hamilton, posts the list of extremists that refused to vote for this deal.

The Tea Party has been maligned, abused, falsely accused, mocked and derided for standing for freedom and fiscal responsibility. 22 stood against Boehner’s suicidal plan that was nothing more than cover for a revisit to the McConnell/Reid monstrosity. We will remember these heroes and what they stand for.

Justin Amash (Michigan)
Michele Bachmann (Minnesota)
Chip Cravaack (Minnesota)
Jason Chaffetz (Utah)
Scott Desjarlais (Tennessee)
Tom Graves (Georgia)
Tim Huelskamp (Kansas)
Steve King (Iowa)
Tim Johnson (Illinois)
Tom McClintock (California)
Mick Mulvaney (South Carolina)
Ron Paul (Texas)
Connie Mack (Florida)
Jim Jordan (Ohio)
Tim Scott (South Carolina)
Paul Broun (Georgia)
Tom Latham (Iowa)
Jeff Duncan (South Carolina)
Trey Gowdy (South Carolina)
Steve Southerland (Florida)
Joe Walsh (Illinois)
Joe Wilson (South Carolina)

Why am I not surprised at the list of names? These people are my heroes. They stood when it mattered. They held the line.

We are as proud of them as we are of those who kept taxes out and kept the Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) in.

We see courage in both groups of Republicans, which allows us to stew in our smug, malicious satisfaction.

The BBA debate starts in two months. Prediction: Party line vote.

See you at the dock in Q4...


Just one thing: Every time in the past two years where we felt we had won a battle, our Dear Leader would use the opportunity to take some unilateral action as a way to get us back.

So, Israel, beware. Oil companies - beware. Makers of fine private jets - beware. Today's win for us will mean a loss for someone associated with capitalism, freedom, religion (not incl. Islam), life or guns.

Watch. This man is as petty as he is spiteful.

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