House Speaker Boehner Leads RINO Sell-Outs In Debt Ceiling Surrender

Fractured House Approves Debt Ceiling Hike; ‘Clean’ Bill Drops All GOP Demands – Washington Times

The House passed a “clean” debt ceiling increase Tuesday granting President Obama power to borrow as much as the government needs for the next 13 months, after House Republican leaders surrendered on their long-standing demand that debt hikes be matched with spending cuts.

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Unable to muster his own troops, Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republicans, had to turn to Democrats to provide the necessary votes. The bill, which cleared on a 221-201 vote, now goes to the Senate.

SEE ALSO: HURT: Obama reveals his obliviousness at Monticello

The legislation must be approved by the end of the month, when the Treasury Department says it will run out of borrowing room.

Even as he advanced the bill and voted for it, Mr. Boehner washed his hands of the blame.

“It’s the president driving up the debt and the president wanting to do nothing about the debt that’s occurring,” the speaker said. “So let his party give him the debt-ceiling increase that he wants.”

Democrats hailed the vote as a victory and heaped praise on Mr. Boehner, who they said he put the country ahead of the tea party wing of the GOP by holding the vote.

Just 28 Republicans joined 193 Democrats in voting for the increase. Two Democrats and 199 Republicans voted against it.

“Once again, the Republican Party and their caucus has shown they’re not responsible enough to be ruling and governing here,” said Rep. Joseph Crowley, New York Democrat.

SEE ALSO: Conservative group calls for Boehner’s head

Business groups, worried about the effects of bumping up against the limit, urged Congress to act.

But conservative and tea party groups warned of dire political consequences for Republicans who voted for the increase.

For the past century, Congress has imposed a borrowing limit on the federal government. As the government has run up record deficits under President George W. Bush and Mr. Obama, lawmakers have repeatedly raised the limit – though it’s often been a major battle.

As of Monday, the gross debt stood at $17.259 trillion. It was $10.629 trillion when Mr. Obama was inaugurated in 2009.

Under the new debt policy, the government’s borrowing limit would be suspended until March 15, 2015, meaning whatever debts are incurred until then would be tacked onto the legal limit.

It’s impossible to predict how much debt would accumulate, but the government has added more than $800 billion in gross debt in the past 13 months.

For Republicans, the vote was a major retreat. When he became speaker in 2011, Mr. Boehner vowed to use debt increases as leverage to extract spending cuts. He set a goal of matching debt increases “dollar for dollar” with cuts.

In 2011, during the first debt fight of his tenure, he won a deal that has cut overall spending for two consecutive years – the first time that has been achieved since 1950.

Since that peak, though, Republicans have struggled to win concessions on three successive debt votes and has reversed its push against spending. Indeed, December’s budget deal offset some of the cuts Republicans won in the 2011 budget agreement.

On Tuesday, Republicans said they were left with little choice.

With so many Republicans opposed to any debt increase, leaders were unable to come up with the votes to pass a plan that would halt parts of Obamacare or build the Keystone XL pipeline in exchange for a debt increase.

Most of the 28 Republicans who voted in favor of the clean debt increase were leaders, chairmen of committees or members of the Appropriations Committee.

Rep. Tom Cole, an Oklahoma Republican who voted against the debt increase, said Mr. Boehner had no options, but he added that the result of agreeing to a third straight increase with no major cuts attached is that Republicans lose leverage in any future debt negotiations.

“I understood the previous times, but I think we’re slipping into a bad habit,” he said. “I’m not here condemning people for what they did – they’ve done it to try and deal with the immediate situation, but I think long term, we need to rethink how we do it and a lot of Democrats would like to get rid of the whole debt ceiling idea altogether. I think that’s a mistake, personally.”

Mr. Obama and congressional Democrats remained united throughout the battle for a clean debt increase. That left Mr. Boehner with no negotiating partner and no offer of his own.

“We don’t have 218 votes. And when you don’t have 218 votes, you have nothing,” the speaker told reporters ahead of the vote, explaining his lack of leverage.

Just a single Republican – Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp of Michigan — spoke during the floor debate.

Most Republican lawmakers seemed eager to move on and saw the vote as a way to “clear the decks” of a thorny political problem and resume attacks on Obamacare and Mr. Obama’s other policies.

Democratic leaders were eager to debate the bill. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California said it proved that Democrats were the ones interested in upholding the Constitution’s directive that the validity of the debt never be questioned.

“The full faith and credit of the United States of America is not in doubt,” Mrs. Pelosi said.

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RINO Loser Update: Donations To Karl Rove’s Groups Drop 98% After Tea Party Targeting

Donations To Karl Rove’s Groups Drop 98% After Targeting Tea Party – Big Government

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After wasting nearly $325 million during the 2012 election cycle with nothing to show for it and then declaring war on the Tea Party, donations to Karl Rove’s three Crossroads groups decreased by 98% last year. The groups reportedly raised a paltry $6.1 million combined in 2013.

Rove runs Crossroads GPS, American Crossroads, and the Conservative Victory Project Super PAC, which was formed this year to wage war against conservatives. Rove’s two groups raised $325 million in 2012 and about $70 million in 2010. As Politico notes, though, “Rove added a third group to the network in 2013, forming the Conservative Victory Project to counterbalance the influence of Tea Party and conservative grassroots forces in GOP primaries.”

Since then, as Breitbart News reported, “Rove’s organization has been so tarnished among the conservative base that candidates fear donors will not contribute to any group associated with him.” Aware of this, Rove’s Crossroads network has reloaded with groups that share donors but are technically not affiliated on paper with them.

All three of the groups “are permitted to accept unlimited corporate and individual contributions,” and donations to Crossroads GPS, a nonprofit, are even tax deductible.

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*VIDEO* Leftist Journalists Treat RINO Governor Christie Like They Should Have Treated Barack Obama



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There’s Already 17 Times More Coverage On Christie Scandal Than In Last Six Months Of IRS – Media Research Center

In less than 24 hours, the three networks have devoted 17 times more coverage to a traffic scandal involving Chris Christie than they’ve allowed in the last six months to Barack Obama’s Internal Revenue Service controversy. Since the story broke on Wednesday that aides to the New Jersey governor punished a local mayor’s lack of endorsement with a massive traffic jam, ABC, CBS and NBC have responded with 34 minutes and 28 seconds of coverage. Since July 1, these same networks managed a scant two minutes and eight seconds for the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups.

In contrast, journalists such as Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos pounced on the developing Christie story. The GMA host opened the program on Thursday by announcing, “Chris Christie in crisis. Calls at this hour for the feds to step in, investigate the explosive e-mails.” [See a video montage below. MP3 audio here.]

Stephanopoulos later wondered, “One of the big questions right now, how much has it hampered his White House prospects?” Guest Matt Dowd insisted that, on a scale from one to ten, the controversy was already at a “four or five.”

On the CBS Evening News, anchor Scott Pelley sounded a similar alarm: “Tonight, a potential presidential candidate caught up in scandal. E-mails show massive New Jersey traffic jams were engineered by aides to Governor Chris Christie as political payback.”

NBC Nightly News host Brian Williams immediately spun the story as a political pitfall for the possible presidential contender: “In a jam. A big problem for a man with big ambitions. Tonight, how a traffic nightmare on the world’s busiest bridge has spilled into a full blown scandal with the power to damage Chris Christie’s political future.”

Since Wednesday night, NBC included six reports over 14 minutes and 14 seconds. CBS devoted five reports over 12 minutes and 27 seconds. ABC managed 4 stories over seven minutes and 47 seconds.

As a comparison over the last six months, NBC featured a scant five seconds on updating the IRS story. CBS responded with a minute and 41 seconds. ABC produced a meager 22 seconds.

Although the media downplayed the IRS controversy from July through December (it first broke in May), it’s not as though there wasn’t much happening. As the Media Research Center documented, many potential story leads developed.

In December, House investigator Darrell Issa announced that the FBI and IRS chief counsel is stonewalling the investigation. In October, newly obtained e-mails showed that the scandal-plagued Lois Lerner, the woman at the center of the controversy, illegally gave Tea Party tax info to the FEC. That same month, it came out that an IRS official may have given confidential information to the White House.

These stories were buried by ABC, CBS and NBC, the same networks that have immediately deluged Republican Chris Christie, a 2016 contender, with coverage for his scandal.

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Your Daley Gator Useless RINO Update – 10/15/13

WH Rejects House Deal… Boehner Announces There’s Nothing To Announce – Right Scoop

Boehner came to the podium a few moments ago and said that they are working on a plan that provides fairness under Obamacare, that there are a lot of opinions on how to do it and that they are working on a bipartisan solution to ensure we don’t default. Ugh. I just hate to hear Boehner continue to use Obama’s ‘scare language’. They only way we default is if the treasury refuses to pay our interest. But Boehner’s too much of a wuss to say that.

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So basically Boehner wouldn’t give any details on what they are working on. But apparently they are planning a vote on something today and it’s supposed to pass.

UPDATE: White House rejects House deal, whatever it is…

WASHINGTON TIMES – The White House rejected the House GOP plan to end the government shutdown, saying it preferred the Senate’s negotiations.

That deal, still under construction, doesn’t make any major dents in the president’s health law.

The House bill would take the same details about how long a stopgap spending bill and the debt increase should last, and expand it with the new Obamacare provisions.

The president has said repeatedly that members of Congress don’t get to demand ransom for fulfilling their basic responsibilities to pass a budget and pay the nation’s bills,” ssid White House spokeswoman Amy Brundage.

“Unfortunately, the latest proposal from House Republicans does just that in a partisan attempt to appease a small group of Tea Party Republicans who forced the government shutdown in the first place.”

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Details Of The McConnell And Boehner Sellouts – FreedomWorks

Bipartisan congressional leaders are conspiring once again to stiff-arm the American people and preserve ObamaCare, even as that monstrously unfair, unaffordable, and unnecessary scheme shows signs of complete unworkability.

Late yesterday, Senators Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) reportedly struck a bipartisan agreement to raise the debt limit and reopen the government, without any conditions and without relieving the American people from ObamaCare.

This morning, House leaders came out with a slightly different version of the same “deal.”

In this post, I will try to summarize and critique each of the various elements in play.

The short version: It’s a non-starter for grassroots America.

NOTE: The details below describe proposals by the two chambers’ respective leaders. They do not necessarily reflect the views of individual members of either chamber. Also, some details are unclear at presstime and are subject to revision as new information comes out.

Continuing Resolution

Senate: Immediately reopen the government and fund it at fiscal year 2013 levels until January 15, 2014.

House: Same.

FreedomWorks: There is no need to reopen the government all at once. Instead, the House should continue to hold out for a halt to ObamaCare. To reduce the political pressure on itself, the House can continue its smart policy of passing targeted “mini-CRs” for specific, high-profile agencies or programs (such as NIH cancer clinical trials).

Debt Ceiling

Senate: Extend the debt limit until February 7.

House: Same. But also: Remove the President’s flexibility to evade the debt limit through so-called “extraordinary measures” (e.g., borrowing temporarily from certain federal trust funds).

FreedomWorks: As for raising the debt limit, ordinarily, we’d say don’t do it at all, or least not without significant offsetting spending cuts. But the current government shutdown is admittedly not an ordinary situation. The standoff began with a grassroots effort to halt ObamaCare, and that fight should remain front and center. Therefore, while parts of the government remain shuttered, the debt limit should be lifted temporarily, without strings or conditions, in order to take the “default” canard off the table and restore the House’s leverage over spending and ObamaCare. P.S. Eliminating “extraordinary measures” is a good idea on its own merits, because it gives Congress greater power over borrowing, as the Founders intended; but the reform is not urgently needed in the current situation.

Health Insurer Reinsurance Fee

Senate: Eliminate the health insurer reinsurance fee.

House: No provision.

FreedomWorks: A sop to the labor unions. Abolishing this tax-like fee is fine, but only if we also abolish the $10 billion subsidy to the health insurance industry that it funds.

Income Fraud Prevention for Exchange Subsidies

Senate: No provision.

House: Require that the HHS Secretary certify that the health care exchanges are secure from income fraud.

FreedomWorks: Fig leaf. Merely restates current law. HHS can’t even manage to process our passwords; how are we supposed to trust them to prevent people from lying about their income to qualify for taxpayer subsidies – especially after President Obama publicly announced that he would not bother to verify applicants’ income claims?

Medical Device Tax

Senate: No provision. (Democrats, who control the Senate, are said to strongly oppose repeal or delay of this 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices.)

House: Two-year delay of the medical device tax.

FreedomWorks: The House provision is a sop to the medical device industry, which notably employs a senior staffer of Speaker Boehner’s. We say: Not just no, but hell no! No more relief for corporations or unions until the American people get relief from this terrible law!

Apply ObamaCare to Political Leaders

Senate: No provision.

House: Apply ObamaCare to Members of Congress, the President, the Vice President, and members of the President’s Cabinet (but note: not to their staffs).

FreedomWorks: This provision, while fully justified (and we would also apply it to congressional staff), is no substitute for relieving the American people from ObamaCare.

Committee to Negotiate Future Spending and Tax Hikes

Senate: Agree to negotiate with the other chamber on possible future spending and tax increases in the context of a House-Senate budget conference committee, which has been stalled since May. Also discuss cuts to Medicare and Social Security.

House: Same.

FreedomWorks: Negotiating a budget is a good thing. But increasing spending and taxes is not. Additionally, linking budget talks to the CR/ObamaCare fight is a strategic mistake. (Sadly, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), who claims to be an opponent of ObamaCare, was the leading force behind forging this misguided linkage, which undermines the efforts of grassroots America to halt the government takeover of their health care.)

ObamaCare

Senate: Fully fund ObamaCare. Don’t delay any part of ObamaCare. Provide no relief to the American people from ObamaCare.

House: Same.

FreedomWorks: Has the disconnect between America and Washington ever been wider?

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Here Are The 27 RINO Traitors In The Senate Who Just Voted In Favor Of ObamaCare


Go ahead and let them know what you think of them.

Lamar Alexander (TN) – Contact
Kelly Ayotte (NH) – Contact
John Barrasso (WY) – Contact
Roy Blunt (MO) – Contact
John Boozman (AR) – Contact
Richard Burr (NC) – Contact
Saxby Chambliss (GA) – Contact
Jeff Chiesa (NJ) – Contact
Daniel Coats (IN) – Contact
Tom Coburn (OK) – Contact
Thad Cochran (MS) – Contact
Susan Collins (ME) – Contact
Bob Corker (TN) – Contact
John Cornyn (TX) – Contact
Jeff Flake (AZ) – Not Present For VoteContact
Lindsey Graham (SC) – Contact
Orrin Hatch (UT) – Not Present For VoteContact
John Hoeven (ND) – Contact
Johnny Isakson (GA) – Contact
Mike Johanns (NE) – Contact
Ron Johnson (WI) – Contact
Mark Kirk (IL) – Contact
John McCain (AZ) – Contact
Mitch McConnell (KY) – Contact
Lisa Murkowski (AK) – Contact
John Thune (SD) – Contact
Roger Wicker(MS) – Contact

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Here are the 19 patriotic Republicans who voted against ObamaCare. Please drop them a line to let them know that you appreciate their efforts.

Mike Crapo (ID) – Contact
Ted Cruz (TX) – Contact
Mike Enzi (WY) – Contact
Deb Fischer (NE) – Contact
Chuck Grassley (IA) – Contact
Dean Heller (NV) – Contact
James Inhofe (OK) – Contact
Mike Lee (UT) – Contact
Jerry Moran (KS) – Contact
Rand Paul (KY) – Contact
Rob Portman (OH) – Contact
Jim Risch (ID) – Contact
Pat Roberts (KS) – Contact
Marco Rubio (FL) – Contact
Tim Scott (SC) – Contact
Jeff Sessions (AL) – Contact
Richard Shelby (AL) – Contact
Pat Toomey (PA) – Contact
David Vitter (LA) – Contact

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SC Republicans Introduce Resolution Condemning RINO Senator Graham, Call For His Replacement

South Carolina Republicans Introduce Resolution To Replace RINO Lindsey Graham – Gateway Pundit

Enough is Enough

Republican leaders in Greenville County introduced a resolution this week to replace RINO Lindsey Graham as U.S. Senator.

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Greenville County (S.C.) Republicans have introduced a resolution condemning liberal U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham for acting in a manner ”fundamentally inconsistent with the principles of the South Carolina Republican Party.”

The resolution – introduced to a cheering crowd earlier this week at a GOP executive committee meeting – blasts Graham on a number of fronts, including his votes to confirm liberal, pro-Obamacare Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, his support of amnesty for illegal aliens and his backing of U.S. President Barack Obama’s “cap and trade” energy tax hike.

In fact the document lists nearly thirty examples of Graham’s treachery, concluding he “should be replaced as Senator for the State of South Carolina at the earliest possible electoral opportunity.”

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RINO Jeb Bush To Present Liberty Medal To Hillary (What Difference Does It Make) Clinton

Jeb Bush To Present Liberty Medal To Hillary Clinton – Philadelphia Inquirer

Hillary Rodham Clinton will receive the 2013 Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

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Jeb Bush, the chairman of the Constitution Center, will present the award to Clinton at a ceremony scheduled for Sept. 10.

Both Clinton and Bush are potential contenders in the 2016 presidential elections, for opposing parties. But in a statement, the GOP’s Bush only accentuated the positive.

“Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving and engaging people across the world in democracy,” said Bush, the Republican former Governor of Florida, son of a former president and brother of another. “These efforts as a citizen, an activist, and a leader have earned Secretary Clinton this year’s Liberty Medal.”

Tickets for the general public will be made available in August. Details will be released next month, a Constitution Center spokeswoman said.

The Liberty Medal was established in 1988 to commemorate the bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution. Previous recipients include former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, U2 frontman Bono, filmmaker Steven Spielberg and Nelson Mandela.

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14 RINO Sellouts Join Leftist Democrats To Pass Amnesty Bill In Senate (Videos)

Senate Passes Amnesty By Vote Of 68-32, House Republicans Express ‘Concerns’ – Big Government

The United States Senate voted 68-32 to pass the “Gang of Eight” immigration legislation on Thursday afternoon. Fourteen Republicans joined all Democrats and the two independents to vote to push the bill across the finish line, sending the bill to the House of Representatives.

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) offered a personal story in a Senate floor speech praising the passage of the bill. “Here they [immigrants] brought their language and their customs,” Rubio, the Republican face of the Gang of Eight, said after speaking of his family. “Their religions and their music. And somehow, made them ours as well. From a collection of people from everywhere, we became one people. The most exceptional nation in human history.”

“And even with all our challenges, we remain the shining city on the hill,” he said. “We are still the hope of the world.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) made a similar pitch as the vote was coming down. “For Senator Harry Reid, immigration reform is personal,” Reid’s office said in a release with a video of the Leader on the senate floor. “As the Senator from Nevada, he has seen firsthand how the hardships imposed by our broken immigration system have hurt families in the state and across the country. As Congress debates immigration reform, Senator Reid will continue to do everything in his power to pass a comprehensive bill.”

Despite the stories from Reid, Rubio, and others, supporters of the legislation missed their mark, failing to achieve 70 votes, meaning they do not, by their own standards, have a mandate to send to the House of Representatives. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), an opponent of the bill, said in a statement that its senate passage is “just the beginning” of the fight.

“Sponsors of this legislation – despite the array of financial, establishment and special interest support – failed to hit their target of 70 votes,” Sessions said. “The more people learned about the bill the more uneasy they became. Failure to reach 70 votes is significant, and ensures the House has plenty of space to chart an opposite course and reject this fatally flawed proposal.”

As the Washington Times‘ Stephen Dinan reported, House Speaker John Boehner still considers the Senate Gang of Eight bill dead on arrival in his chamber of Congress. “The House is not going to take up and vote on whatever the Senate passes,” Boehner said at his weekly press conference.

House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) said in a statement after the Senate bill’s passage that the Gang of Eight legislation is not good, and the House will not be taking it up.

“While I congratulate the Senate for working hard to produce immigration reform legislation, I have many concerns about its bill,” Goodlatte said. “The bill repeats many of the same mistakes made in the 1986 immigration law, which got us into this mess in the first place. Among my many concerns, the Senate bill does not adequately address the interior enforcement of our immigration laws and allows the Executive branch to waive many, if not most, of the bill’s requirements.”

Goodlatte added that his committee will not be politically pressured into forcing a piece of legislation through. “While the Senate has every right to pass solutions it deems appropriate, the House does as well,” he declared. “That’s the American legislative process. Since the beginning of the year, the House Judiciary Committee has taken a step-by-step approach to reforming our nation’s immigration laws, embarking on a careful, methodical examination of various components of our immigration system.”

Notably, every member of Senate Republican leadership voted against the Gang of Eight bill. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn, and Senate GOP conference chairman John Thune all voted “no” on the bill. The lack of leadership support for the Gang of Eight is likely to hamper efforts to force Boehner to act in the House.

However, President Barack Obama praised the passage of the bill and called on advocates to use political pressure to force it through the House. “Now is the time when opponents will try their hardest to pull this bipartisan effort apart so they can stop commonsense reform from becoming a reality. We cannot let that happen,” Obama said in a statement.

“The bipartisan bill that passed today was a compromise. By definition, nobody got everything they wanted. Not Democrats. Not Republicans. Not me,” he said. “But the Senate bill is consistent with the key principles for commonsense reform that I – and many others – have repeatedly laid out.”

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*AUDIO* Mark Levin Eviscerates The RINO Establishment


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70 Conservative House Members Risk Careers in Planned Showdown With RINO Leadership Over Amnesty Bill

Revolt Among Republicans On Immigration Bill: 70 House Members Risk Careers In Planned Showdown With Leadership – The Blaze

Seventy House Republicans are planning a politically risky showdown with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to try to force additional debate on an immigration bill they say will mean amnesty for illegal immigrants and have dire consequences for the country.

The 70 members are petitioning for a special Republican conference meeting on the bill, a “highly unusual” move to go head-to-head with the speaker, according to Reps. Michele Bachmann (Minn.), Steve King (Iowa) and Louie Gohmert (Texas), who are serving as spokespersons for the group.

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Bachmann, King and Gohmert told TheBlaze the group is invoking the Hastert Rule: requiring support from a majority of the majority to bring a bill forward.

The petition is expected to go to the House leadership on Friday, but it’s possible some signatories might remove their names due to political risk, or that Boehner could head off the challenge by striking a deal. Going against leadership in such a way could have harsh political consequences for the signatories, including retaliation such as permanently getting passed over for chairmanship positions.

A Boehner spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment.

Boehner is on a tight schedule for getting immigration reform passed in the House, predicting this week that Congress could finalize a bill for President Barack Obama’s signature by the end of the year. Any major challenge could ignite pushback from the American public that could force lawmakers to scrap the bill, as happened in the 2007 immigration effort.

The three representatives told TheBlaze that more than half of the Republicans in the House were elected after 2007, and have no concept of how strongly the public opposed the bill.

In an interview with World Net Daily this week, Bachmann predicted that if the immigration bill becomes law, “the whole political system will change.”

“This is President Obama’s number one political agenda item because he knows we will never again have a Republican president, ever, if amnesty goes into effect. We will perpetually have a progressive, liberal president, probably a Democrat, and we will probably see the House of Representatives go into Democrat hands and the Senate will stay in Democrat hands,” Bachmann said.

She also said that if it passes, the bill will create a permanent progressive class.

“That’s what’s at risk right now. It may sound melodramatic, I don’t mean it that way, but this is that big and that important,” Bachmann said.

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RINO Assclown Boehner: I Absolutely Trust Obama (Video)

Boehner: I Absolutely Trust Obama, There’s No Issue There – Right Scoop

This morning Boehner told ABC that he absolutely trusts Obama, that there is no issue there:

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How in the world could Boehner say something so idiotic. Obama is a pathological liar and has been for as long as we’ve known about him. Boehner himself has gotten burned from Obama lying to the American public over and over to force Boehner’s hand of compromise. Ugh. This is another reason Boehner needs to go.

But on the flip side of this interview, Boehner is getting a bad rap for his comments on the debt crisis. What Boehner said above is that we don’t have a debt crisis over us now, but we’ve got one coming that we must do something about. And he’s right. But he isn’t agreeing with Obama on the debt crisis. As he points out, Obama believes we don’t need to do anything to even avert a looming debt crisis. Boehner says that’s entirely wrong and we do need to reform our entitlements before this looming debt crisis hits us.

So to be fair to Boehner, while he is a terrible Speaker and needs to go, he’s not wrong in what he said on the debt crisis.

Even Paul Ryan agrees:

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RINO Douchebag Re-Elected Speaker Of The House

John Boehner Re-Elected Speaker Of The House – The Blaze

John Boehner was re-elected to another two-year term as speaker of the House on Thursday, capping a turbulent period that saw the failure of his “Plan B” to avert the so-called fiscal cliff and open hostility from fellow Republicans over not holding a vote for Hurricane Sandy aid.

The Ohio Republican received 220 votes, losing just a handful of votes from his party. House Democrats nominated Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who received 192 votes.

A visibly emotional Boehner used his post-election remarks to decry the rising national debt and said Congress must be “willing, truly willing, to make this problem right.”

“The American dream is in peril so long as its namesake is weighed down by this anchor of debt,” Boehner said.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) received three Republican votes. Republican Reps. Justin Amash (Mich.), Jim Jordan (Ohio) and Raul Labrador (Idaho) each received one vote. Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) received two votes and Reps. John Dingell (D-Mich.) and John Lewis (D-Ga.) each received one.

The Constitution does not require the speaker to be a member of the House, which welcomed two votes for former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) from Reps. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and even one vote for former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

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RINO Sell-Outs Sign Their Own Political Death Warrants

Fiscal Cliff Deal: $1 In Spending Cuts For Every $41 In Tax Increases – Big Government

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According to the Congressional Budget Office, the last-minute fiscal cliff deal reached by congressional leaders and President Barack Obama cuts only $15 billion in spending while increasing tax revenues by $620 billion – a 41:1 ratio of tax increases to spending cuts.

When Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush increased taxes in return for spending cuts – cuts that never ultimately came – they did so at ratios of 1:3 and 1:2.

“In 1982, President Reagan was promised $3 in spending cuts for every $1 in tax hikes,” Americans for Tax Reform says of those two incidents. “The tax hikes went through, but the spending cuts did not materialize. President Reagan later said that signing onto this deal was the biggest mistake of his presidency.

“In 1990, President George H.W. Bush agreed to $2 in spending cuts for every $1 in tax hikes. The tax hikes went through, and we are still paying them today. Not a single penny of the promised spending cuts actually happened.”

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Sources: Enough Republicans Willing To Unseat Speaker Boehner – Big Government

American Majority Action spokesman Ron Meyer told Breitbart News late Tuesday that enough House Republicans have banded together in an effort to unseat House Speaker John Boehner from his position – they just need a leader to take up the mantle.

“At least 20 House Republican members have gotten together, discussed this and want to unseat Speaker Boehner – and are willing to do what it takes to do it,” Meyer said. “That’s more than enough to get the job done, but the one problem these guys face is they need a leader to coalesce behind.”

Meyer said the conservatives have considered House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) to take the helm after Boehner is knocked out. His opposition from the right to the Senate fiscal cliff deal that Vice President Joe Biden cut with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is a sign Cantor may try for the job.

AMA is hardly the only conservative entity aware of the rekindled effort afoot to unseat Boehner. Another conservative with inside knowledge of the effort told Breitbart News that the movement has “new focus and juice,” and if enough members go to Boehner telling him they won’t support his re-election, that Americans should “watch for him to resign gracefully.”

The vote for Boehner’s re-election as Speaker happens on Thursday, two days after Boehner’s decision to support the Senate “fiscal cliff” deal Vice President Joe Biden cut with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on New Year’s Eve.

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RINO House Speaker Sides With Congressional Leftists Over Ex-Patriot Act (Video)

Boehner On Facebook Co-Founder Citizenship Renouncement To Dodge Taxes: ‘Outrageous’ – Daily Caller

When Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin renounced his citizenship and moved to Singapore to avoid potentially paying tens of millions of dollars in taxes on gains he made from Facebook’s initial public offering last week, some on the right suggested it is time to take a closer look at the country’s system of taxation. And some on the left have suggested it is time to look at a way to impose taxes on people like Saverin.

[Daley Gator note: Brazillian-born Eduardo Saverin has lived in Singapore since 2009 and renounced his U.S. citizenship last year.]

New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer and Democratic Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey last week unveiled the so-called Ex-PATRIOT ACT (Expatriation Prevention by Abolishing Tax-Related Incentives for Offshore Tenancy) to prevent this situation from happening again. It would impose a mandatory 30-percent tax on the capital gains of individuals who renounce their citizenship to evade taxes, and would bar them from reentering the country.

On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner seemed to endorse that idea.

“There’s already a law on the books, George,” Boehner said. “But this is outrageous. This is absolutely outrageous – that somebody would renounce their citizenship to avoid paying taxes. And yes, it’s already against the law.”

Boehner said he would support Schumer and Casey’s legislation, if it were deemed necessary.

“I’m not sure it’s necessary,” Boehner said. “But if it is necessary – sure I would support it.”

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Boehner’s remarks on this subject begin just after the 5 minute mark.

[Daley Gator note: Apparently, Speaker Boehner thinks it's better to punish people with taxes who are being driven out of the U.S. - due to punitive tax rates and crippling regulations - instead of simply LOWERING their taxes and REDUCING their regulatory burdens, which would incentivize them to stay here and help grow the economy.

Unfortunately, faux-conservatives like Boehner aren't bright enough to understand that it would be far more beneficial to the U.S. if billionaires actually wanted to stay here and create more wealth instead of moving away. In the long run, they'd pay a lot more in taxes over the course of years than they would with a one-time parting tax imposed by the very people whose policies forced them to leave in the first place.]

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*VIDEOS* Mark Levin Verbally Bitch-Slaps The Pro-Romney, RINO Establishment For Spreading Despicable Lies About Newt Gingrich

Karl Rove the parasite!

I cannot recall exactly when I started NOT liking “The Architect”, maybe it was after hearing him called the architect for the 1,000th time, but, it turns out my instincts were right! He is just another elitist RINO, who thinks that he knows best, and looks down his nose at the Conservative base!

The Last Tradition has the details

I think Karl Rovez must be in a secret competition with David Brooksz for the Most Loved Republican by the Leftwing media.

I mean gimmie a break!

He actually said that media whore/lawyer Gloria Allred adds credibility to the Herman ‘sexual allegations witch hunt.

Cue the video

Karl Rove-parasite!

Daily Benefactor News – Mitt Romney Commits Political Suicide By Defending His Failed Socialized Medicine Plan

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Romney Doesn’t Apologize For Massachusetts Healthcare Law – The Hill

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) offered no apologies for the healthcare law he signed as governor.

Romney made his stance in a highly touted speech on the issue, which is considered the biggest political liability to his 2012 presidential campaign.

Romney said it would be dishonest for him to jettison his support for a plan that critics, including many conservatives, have derided as “RomneyCare.” He explained that he’s “proud” of what he attempted as governor.

In a presentation at the University of Michigan’s Cardiovascular Center, Romney said even though it might be to his political benefit to apologize for the plan, he wouldn’t do so.

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“I presume that a lot of folks would think that if I did that, it would be good for me politically,” he said. “But there’s only one problem with that: It wouldn’t be honest.”

“I, in fact, did what I think was right for the people of my state,” he added.

Romney has only announced an exploratory committee but is expected to officially run for the Republican nomination. Observers see his Michigan speech as a way for the former governor to move past the healthcare issue, which his rivals for the nomination have repeatedly criticized him on, before making an official announcement.

By defending the Massachusetts health program, Romney sought to disarm critics on both the left and the right who have sought to portray him as a figure who’s willing to shift positions to fit his political convenience.

The Republican presidential candidate argued his plan was very different from President Obama’s in virtually every manner, even including the individual mandate – the requirement that individuals own health insurance, a linchpin to both Romney and Obama’s plans.

The individual mandate aspect has been a rallying cry for conservatives to tie Romney to Obama.

But Romney said the Massachusetts requirement represented a choice by the state government to force “personal responsibility” in healthcare and prevent individuals from depending on government support for healthcare. In essence, Romney tried to spin his healthcare plan as a conservative proposal compared to the other options available to him as governor.

The speech was Romney’s first major public event since filing paperwork to establish a presidential exploratory committee in mid-April. The University of Michigan provided Romney a relatively safe backdrop for the speech, too; he was raised in the Detroit suburbs and his father, George Romney, served three terms as the state’s Republican governor.

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AUDIO: HEALTHCARE HELL – THE HOWIE CARR SHOW

Michael Merlina was fed up, frustrated and seemingly out of options when he walked into Middlesex Superior Court last week and plunked down $275 for court fees. The 29-year-old North Reading glazier is fighting the $2,000 state fine for not having health insurance. We will speak with Mr. Merlina about his quest to get away from enforced health care.

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AUDIO: MICHAEL MERLINA’S DAY IN COURT – THE HOWIE CARR SHOW

Michael A. Merlina, who is suing Massachusetts over his fine for not having health insurance, is going to court Thursday, January 6th. We checked in with him the night before the big day!

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Romneycare A Big Bust – Boston Herald

As governor, Mitt Romney accomplished a feat that most Republicans would have thought impossible. With the single stroke of a pen he convinced the liberal population of Massachusetts that they, too, hate government-run health care.

As a health care plan, Romneycare is an unmitigated fiasco. It has caused costs to skyrocket, insurance premiums to soar and nonprofit providers like Blue Cross to suffer hundreds of millions of dollars in losses.

But as a political policy, Romneycare is nearly unparalleled in Republican history. It has destroyed one front-runner’s presidential hopes (Romney’s) and helped undermine an entire presidency. For, as Barack Obama’s supporters keep reminding us, Romneycare was the precursor to Obamacare.

And what has Obamacare accomplished? It knocked Nancy Pelosi out of the speaker’s chair and helped drive the president’s approval rating to new lows. Dick Cheney couldn’t have come up with a sneakier scheme to destroy Democrats.

Think about how powerful Romneycare has been. In 2008 – when Obama was running for president and Ted Kennedy was towering over the Senate – nearly 70 percent of Massachusetts voters supported the plan. A mere 22 percent of right-wing holdouts opposed it.

After all, this is Massachusetts, where “uni- versal health care” is a political mantra, like “collective bargaining rights” or “indicted House member.”

But after five years of actually experiencing this new universe, even the Kennedy Democrats have had enough. A new Suffolk University poll showed that nearly half of Massachusetts voters say the law isn’t helping, while just 38 percent say it is. As Michael Cannon at the Cato Institute pointed out, Romneycare is almost as unpopular here as Obama- care is across America.


Mitt laughs uproariously with Massachusetts Democrats as he signs RomneyCare into law in 2006

That’s not supposed to happen.

Romneycare has also blown a hole in Romney’s reputation as a “numbers” guy, a savvy business guru who, like him or not, knows how to handle your money.

Uh, anyone checked these Romneycare numbers lately?

Taxpayers now spend $2.5 billion more on our state’s health care budget. The direct cost of Romneycare has gone from less than $100 million a year to at least $400 million – and even that number is suspect. But we do know we’ve spent more than $35 million in a single year on health services for illegal immigrants, and tens of millions more on illegal, unallowable or outright bogus claims.

If you want to know why Romneycare’s costs keep rising, check out this simple statistic from the Patrick administration: In 2006, 85 percent of the insured in Massachusetts got their coverage through private group coverage at work. Today that’s down to 79 percent.

Meanwhile the percentage on the MassHealth dole has doubled, and more than 150,000 people are now subsidized through Commonwealth Care.

Romneycare supporters like Brandeis University health policy professor Stuart Altman brag that “the basic reason for the reform was to extend coverage, and on this, we have done amazingly well.” But that’s only if you use the phrase “extend coverage” to mean “the government forced you to buy your own insurance.”

Romneycare hasn’t made that insurance more affordable – just the opposite. Many people have seen their premiums double in the past five years. Supporters also never mention that when Romneycare was signed, Massachusetts already had one of the nation’s lowest rates of uninsured.

Billions of dollars spent to accomplish so very little – that’s Romneycare’s legacy, and a glimpse of Obamacare’s future.

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*VIDEO* Mark Levin Explains Who Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels REALLY Is