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Displaying 1 - 6 of 6 • Fri 2011 Jul 15, 9:36pm

President Obama unleashed his inner Alinskyite on Wednesday, storming out of a meeting with Congressional leaders and White House staff after threatening the GOP House Leader Eric Cantor with a parting "Eric, don't call my bluff." Presidential it wasn't, and loyalists in the MSM immediately began to spread covering smoke from Obama allies like Harry Reid blaming the GOP Leader for refusing to be filibustered or bullied in the long series of pointless meetings arranged by a desperate president to try and change a political dynamic that sees his approval rating plummeting in poll after poll. [h/t to Cuz BD!/brandondutcher/statuses/91917856811393024] • Fri 2011 Jul 15, 8:43pm

The US is holding the entire world hostage, and it's the Republicans that are playing with fire. [????] • Fri 2011 Jul 15, 8:43pm

The Wall Street Journal by Jim DeMint & Olympia Snowe: Before we consider saddling our children with even more debt, we must enact significant spending cuts and enforceable caps on future spending. For the long term, to prevent both this Congress and its successors from hijacking the promise of American prosperity, we also need a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, like the one we and all 47 Senate Republicans have introduced. ... The last time the Senate considered a balanced budget amendment was on March 4, 1997—and it failed to pass by one vote. On that day 14 years ago, the nation's outstanding debt was $5.36 trillion. Today it is $14.3 trillion, or nearly three times that amount. [Unfortunately, if the balance doesn't include some limits on spending, it really doesn't matter. They'll just keep raising taxes....] • Mon 2011 May 23, 10:00am

we borrowed and spent nearly one trillion dollars (that's $1,000,000,000,000) on the assurance of President Obama and the (Social) Democrats that doing so would stimulate the economy, create new jobs, and restore prosperity. Instead, we bought a bunch of pork-barrel projects and waste that only made unemployment worse. We'd have been better off if Obama and Congress had done nothing. That monument to incompetence alone should cost them the 2012 election. You've been handed a club, Republicans: use it. • Thu 2011 Apr 7, 8:48am

Speaking just hours before the spending plan gets its formal introduction before Congress, Ryan, head of the House Budget Committee, said the debt will peak at 74.5 percent of gross domestic product in 2014 and then drop from there. "We've got to show the country that we can get this situation under control and grow the economy, and that's what we're doing," he said. "So whether (Democratic Senate Majority Leader) Harry Reid is willing to pass this bill or Barack Obama is ready to sign it, I don't know the answer to that question. "What I do know is I can't look my kids and my constituents in the eyes with my conscience being clear and not know that I didn't do everything I could to try and fix this problem before it got out of control." • Wed 2011 Mar 23, 11:34pm

Steyn replied. "I think John Boehner has been an incredible disappointment. I think John Boehner has basically climbed into the Bob Dole suit, and I think they misunderstand the lessons of the 2010 election, which is that the tea party chose to work within the diseased husk of the Republican Party it loathes. And it still hasn't forgiven for 2006 and 2008. So for the Republicans to demonstrate that 'hey, we're back to 2006 again,' except on Obama-level spending, is not a good idea."