Frustration with Obama's direction is clear - but can GOP harne...

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The "Taxpayer March on Washington" proved that conservatives can turn out in impressive numbers to protest the direction of the Democratic-led federal government, but it also presented Republicans with a tricky task in figuring out how to marshal the energy on display on the Mall Saturday.
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MickeyWhite

Raleigh, NC

#2 Sep 14, 2009
Economic Stimulus. H.R. 5140, the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, passed 385-35 on January 29, 2008 (Roll Call 25). It would provide about $150 billion in economic stimulus, including $101.1 billion in direct payments of rebate checks (typically $600) to most taxpayers in 2008 and temporary tax breaks for businesses. Creating money out of thin air and then spending the newly created money cannot improve the economy, at least not in the long term.(If it could, why not create even more money for rebates and make every American a millionaire?) The stimulus has no offset and thus increases the federal deficit by the amount of the stimulus because the government must borrow the rebate money. A realistic long-term stimulus can only be achieved by lowering taxes through less government and by reducing regulatory burdens. Marsha Blackburn voted FOR this bill.(Source: The New American – July 21, 2008)

Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
She is no constitutionalist.
See her unconstitutional votes at :
http://bluecollarrepublican.com/blog/...
Mickey
O Pressed

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Sep 14, 2009
Bravo for Glenn Beck...
Maybe with marches like those described, someone in Washington will realize that there are alot of people out here that don't have their hands out looking for some crumbs from the Government. We mainly want less Government. We want energy independence which can be achieved by drilling for oil on our own contenent. We want jobs created which the energy industry would create and I don't mean "green" jobs either. I mean construction jobs building refineries, drilling for oil, building nuclear power plants.
We are also tired of having to pay for bloated government, the schemes to re-distribute wealth, lazy slackers who have been living off the Government Teat for their entire life.
We don't want to apologize or bow to any other country.
We basically are tired of the Democrats AND Republicans such as John McCain, Norm Coleman and a host of others who are more concerned in retaining their "power" than they are representing their constuitents.
At one point the Republicans represented those of us who had these feelings. No longer will we back Republicans who kiss the A55 of the Dems, PETA, the Sierra Club and all other environmentalists, socialist and communists.
The Big Bopper

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Sep 14, 2009
I just read one of the posters in the pictures provided in this story --- "Obama lies, Grandma dies". Good one.
tww

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Sep 14, 2009
The Republican establishment dont represent these people either. The Republicans in Washington are as much in the pockets of big business as the Obama adminstration is.

Its too bad some one doesnt represent the people that work and pay their taxes.
Joe

Sudbury, MA

#6 Sep 14, 2009
Republicans just love being lied to, whether it's from Rush Limbaugh or Glen Beck they eat it up with a spoon. MMMmmm ... death panels.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#7 Sep 14, 2009
The article is supposedly about the large crowd that marched against excessive government spending and the like, but for some reason the PP has its first feature picture showing a group not part of the march - the mocking leftist group "Billionaires against Health Care". Why does the mainstream media do things like this? Is there any wonder why there's frustration with the MSM?

Hey PP, are you part of the Democratic machine? If so, just come out and admit it already.

“Celebrate Liberty and Freedom”

Since: Sep 09

Mpls

#8 Sep 14, 2009
Joe wrote:
Republicans just love being lied to, whether it's from Rush Limbaugh or Glen Beck they eat it up with a spoon. MMMmmm ... death panels.
Glenn Beck exposed racist czar Van Jones. Its all good
Luis Smegma

Southwest Brevard Cnty, FL

#9 Sep 14, 2009
put a harness on that cow wife
P T Bull

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Sep 14, 2009
tww wrote:
The Republican establishment dont represent these people either. The Republicans in Washington are as much in the pockets of big business as the Obama adminstration is.
Its too bad some one doesnt represent the people that work and pay their taxes.

They are as out of touch with the voters as democrats, and have worked pretty hard to demonstrate that their policies are no better, but they will benefit nonetheless from anti-incumbent sentiment. Minnesota has a new GOP chair, and while he is solidly part of the establishment, maybe he will be able to point the GOP in the direction of small government and personal freedom.
P T Bull

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Sep 14, 2009
Joe wrote:
Republicans just love being lied to, whether it's from Rush Limbaugh or Glen Beck they eat it up with a spoon. MMMmmm ... death panels.

Hard to make that argument convincing while you're parroting the spin from the thought leaders... ;)
SunShine

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Sep 14, 2009
Orwell is still laughing, and Soylent Green is STILL PEOPLE!
Chev Chelios

Willmar, MN

#13 Sep 14, 2009
Joe wrote:
Republicans just love being lied to, whether it's from Rush Limbaugh or Glen Beck they eat it up with a spoon. MMMmmm ... death panels.
The GOP didnt harness it, the people did. They are done with Washington BS. So bonehead, exactly what did Glen Beck lie about? You are either in grade school, or too stupid to vote or breed. Van is a maggot. If you cant see that, follow your voices and jump off a bridge.
Chev Chelios

Willmar, MN

#14 Sep 14, 2009
Obama is an elected celebrity. That is why he is tanking. Tell yourselves it is racism if it makes you feel better, but that wont change the reality.
JAdams

AOL

#16 Sep 14, 2009
When ever the Messiah appears I always give him a hearty, "Sieg Heil mein Furher".
NoSpinHere

United States

#17 Sep 16, 2009
"The sentiments expressed Saturday, however, suggest Republicans can't necessarily count on the tens of thousands of protesters who turned out in Washington ."

Funny... there was well over a million there! They dwarfed Obama's inauguration.

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