Debut battle opens cracks in GOP cauc...

Debut battle opens cracks in GOP caucus | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 42 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 28, 2011, titled Debut battle opens cracks in GOP caucus | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Tension between two Ohioans - House Speaker John Boehner and Rep. Jim Jordan - over the nation's debt ceiling erupted yesterday in a raucous meeting of House Republicans, with some GOP lawmakers demanding the firing of a key aide connected to Jordan.

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ouchfactor

Dublin, OH

#1 Jul 28, 2011
Here Boehner gives Jordan this incredible opportunity and this disloyalty is the thanks he gets. Pure and simple, Boehner should FIRE Jordan on the spot, for get the aide. Fire Jordan; that will send the message that should be sent. Boehner is right to expect and demand loyalty. Dump him.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#2 Jul 28, 2011
Debut battle....
Arrgh!
Spooey

Westlake, OH

#3 Jul 28, 2011
Opens up a crack? Maybe they are not as solidly crooked and controlled as the Dumocrats and oh yes, they can kiss my crack.
Uncommon sense

Columbus, OH

#5 Jul 28, 2011
They are spending like drunken sailors. Cut up there credit cards and force them to cut real spending.

And don't believe the lies that not raising the debt limit means default. We will only default if they choose to.
We all know they will raise the limit like they always have and print FRNs to devalue the dollar to pay down the debt relative to GDP. Which ends up being a tax on everyone and hits the middle class and poor the most.
Beedo

Columbus, OH

#6 Jul 28, 2011
So, Obama's partner in crime (in spending money we don't have) is now blaming those who want to clean up the mess that he has created. We are on the brink of default and all the Liberals want more tax revenue, as if we have a revenue problem. Hello! It's a spending problem, and Brown is a big part of the problem.
Curtis Lowe

San Antonio, TX

#7 Jul 28, 2011
Debut Battle? Well thank God it's not about the Debt Battle.
Curtis Lowe

San Antonio, TX

#8 Jul 28, 2011
The only rift is between the Tea Party and the RINOs. The RINOs will lose. Elect a new Speaker now! Got Tea?
J Mc

Grove City, OH

#9 Jul 28, 2011
We will not default if they do not raise the debt ceiling.The politicians are trying to scare the old folks.
I say call their bluff.
Also, if they cut spending why does the debt ceiling need raised?
Publius

Columbus, OH

#10 Jul 28, 2011
And these are the people who want to lead us? I've been pretty disgusted with the Democrats for caving on almost every point in this debt/budget fight. But, if the Republicans can't even present a unified front for the Democrats to surrender to we are all in danger. This inflexible Tea Party stance is going to drive the bus over the cliff. Maybe that's what the Tea Party agenda really is. Destabilize the government, precipitate a crisis, and then appeal to the voters as the logical choice and take over. When did the United States of America, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, become a banana republic? Thanks Tea Party. If this is the cure, I'll take the disease. Your myopic world-view is inadequate for governance. Go read your beloved Constitution. If you don't see that the basis of our government is compromise, not rigid ideological inflexibility, then you have deluded yourself into thinking that we can all live in a country where the government does nothing but provide an army for our defense. The truly sad thing about this situation is that when the Tea Party finally lights itself on fire the rest of us will burn with it.
Publius

Columbus, OH

#11 Jul 28, 2011
J Mc wrote:
We will not default if they do not raise the debt ceiling.The politicians are trying to scare the old folks.
I say call their bluff.
Also, if they cut spending why does the debt ceiling need raised?
Because the Republicans have fought two wars and pushed through a prescription drug plan and cut taxes all on borrowed money. We don't have to default, all it will take is for S&P to lower our credit rating and we are toast. Interest rates sky-rocket, the economy grinds to a complete halt, unemployment soars and while the Republicans push through deductions in government spending, where do you think the burden of those cuts will fall? On the rich? The top 2%? Nope it will fall on all of those unemployed average folks. I wish just half of the Tea Party posters and nihilists who spout off here had just some inkling of what they are talking about.
Holy Roller

Columbus, OH

#12 Jul 28, 2011
J Mc wrote:
We will not default if they do not raise the debt ceiling.The politicians are trying to scare the old folks.
I say call their bluff.
Also, if they cut spending why does the debt ceiling need raised?
You are clueless: you have no idea what the debt ceiling is all about. All the spending has been authorized by Congress -- the debt ceiling just allows for this previously authorized spending to be paid. This is like you running out and charging your credit card, then deciding not to pay the bill. It is dishonest and shameful, and it will cause the interest rates for all of us (we are the government) to rise and put more pressure on our household budgets.
JAMES

Powell, OH

#13 Jul 28, 2011
Todays republican party is a joke. If letting the country fall on its butt is the goper strategy then I say go for it..... maybe once the ss checks stop arriving and soldiers go unpaid a few weeks, the country will rid itself of the gop cancer. It comes down to whether or not a person thinks we should cut grandmas fixed income rather than making oil companies and bankers pay taxes. The teabag legacy is going to be there destruction of the gop,lol. The republican party is obviously weak since a relatively small force of white supremists have all but seized the party. This will greatly marginalize the influence the party has since crazy white people are the only ears listening to talking point banter and a failed republican theoretical style of governing. If tax breaks for the nations top scum paid off then where is the bounty?
Holy Crap - Batman

Columbus, OH

#14 Jul 28, 2011
Publius wrote:
This inflexible Tea Party stance is going to drive the bus over the cliff. Maybe that's what the Tea Party agenda really is. Destabilize the government, precipitate a crisis, and then appeal to the voters as the logical choice and take over. When did the United States of America, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, become a banana republic? Thanks Tea Party ... The truly sad thing about this situation is that when the Tea Party finally lights itself on fire the rest of us will burn with it.
Publius ... you got it exactly right. These novice knee-jerk reactionary Tea Baggers have no idea what they are doing, and our idiot representative Pat Tiberi -- who should know better -- is right there with them. Show some damn intelligence, Pat.
TigDave

Lorain, OH

#15 Jul 28, 2011
I live in OHIO, i am getting as many friends registered to vote, i actually carry a stack of cards.. This new fascist-nazi right has to go.. they are not good for Ohio or for America! Handing everything to Global Corporations just so they can syphon our wealth into offshore banks has crippled this country and stolen our jobs.. Having fake oil wars that give us no oil but trillions in depts then GOP blame it on grandma and laid off Ohions who only got laid off because of this Treason.( i call it treason as global corporations are many times NOT based in usa, taking money to hurt America and aid foreign powers = Treason).
Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power. Benito Mussolini

"We must close union offices, confiscate their money and put their leaders in prison. We must reduce workers salaries and take away their right to strike" - Adolf Hitler
Spooey

Westlake, OH

#16 Jul 28, 2011
Publius wrote:
And these are the people who want to lead us? I've been pretty disgusted with the Democrats for caving on almost every point in this debt/budget fight. But, if the Republicans can't even present a unified front for the Democrats to surrender to we are all in danger. This inflexible Tea Party stance is going to drive the bus over the cliff. Maybe that's what the Tea Party agenda really is. Destabilize the government, precipitate a crisis, and then appeal to the voters as the logical choice and take over. When did the United States of America, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, become a banana republic? Thanks Tea Party. If this is the cure, I'll take the disease. Your myopic world-view is inadequate for governance. Go read your beloved Constitution. If you don't see that the basis of our government is compromise, not rigid ideological inflexibility, then you have deluded yourself into thinking that we can all live in a country where the government does nothing but provide an army for our defense. The truly sad thing about this situation is that when the Tea Party finally lights itself on fire the rest of us will burn with it.
The Tea Party candidates are doing what the electorate elected them to do/ Doing what the majority of people want is probably a strange and unusual concept to Dumocrats and yourself. It became a Banana Republic shortly after the Dumocrats got control.
Erik

Columbus, OH

#17 Jul 28, 2011
Republicans, democrats, tea bags.... what a bunch of cr*@p.
Not a 2-Stepper

Barberton, OH

#18 Jul 28, 2011
I cannot wait for the next congressional elections!!! I'm sick and tired of the vocal minority Teapublicans holding the country hostage.
Chump Change

Westerville, OH

#19 Jul 28, 2011
Does anyone have the link for Obama's plan? I can't seem to find one.

Thanks
Why

Columbus, OH

#20 Jul 28, 2011
Both sides need to get their heads out of their butts and get it done NOW.
snatch-mo

Buffalo, NY

#21 Jul 28, 2011
Sounds like Jordan is way over his head in this mess!He should have stay on the farm in Ohio or gone back to wrestling-the only thing this man knows!!

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