Tea Party pushes back against Boehner

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  1. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    [URL="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/12/14/tea-party-steps-up-war-words-against-boehner-over-budget-vote/]Fox News: Tea Party steps up war of words against Boehner over budget vote[/URL]​
    Of the 94 who voted against passage of the bipartisan budget outline in the House Thursday, 62 were Republicans, almost all of whom are aligned with or part of the Tea Party Caucus. Understandably, they aren't happy the inroads to fiscal responsibility they've managed to push onto fellow Republicans are being abandoned.

    Personally, I've got mixed feelings about the budget outline. We don't need bad press for conservatives going into the elections next year, and another shutdown would have created more of that than we've seen thus far. It benefits Democrats, too, but that's part of the necessary evil. At the same time, I don't like the increased spending, the reduction of debt paydown, and the cuts to the military, though those last shouldn't be as deep now as the sequester cuts would have made them in January.

    The worst part of this whole soap opera is that the budget outline is nothing more than that -- an outline. Either party can muster the votes to override any single facet of it they are not happy with, or the whole thing could be scrapped. So I have to wonder, why bother in the first place? It might look like bipartisanship, it certainly smells like (liberal) bipartisanship, but in the end, it's basically garbage.
     
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    I agree with you, Thisnumber, and I think that Boehner's anger the other day was about the fact that he lost again to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and he could not explain it to the Tea Party.
     
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    Boehner, McCain, and old whatshisface from KY over in the Senate needs to go.
     
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    Anytime the democrats are praising Boehner for standing up to the evil Tea Party, I don't get a warm and fuzzy feeling. It feels like about 60 solid conservatives against 470 progressives. I really think it will take a revolution to get our government back. Probably not anytime soon, but I think true conservatism has lost out.
     
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    Your numbers sound about right. Conservatism was neoconned.
     

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