Some tea party congressmen find signs...

Some tea party congressmen find signs of political backlash at home

There are 413 comments on the The Washington Post story from Oct 6, 2013, titled Some tea party congressmen find signs of political backlash at home. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Nearly three years after a band of renegade congressmen brought the tea party insurgency to Washington, there are early rumblings of a political backlash in some of their districts.

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Since: Nov 08

Paris

#109 Oct 8, 2013
guest wrote:
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Only 3 million jobs created under Bush with lower tax rates. Most were government jobs.
Over 21 million jobs created under Clinton with a higher tax rate in place.
Once again, you have failed.
Bush had 4.6% unemployment.......how many jobs do you think there are a full employment.....jeeeebeeebus you loons are morons.

Have you seen the cartoon with Reid holding a gun to his head, saying I can't discuss the national problems with a gun to my head.
INFIDEL

Grants, NM

#110 Oct 8, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Where is the part of gun running and exceeding his authority......did you miss that part.
Gun running? Would that refer to operation fast and furious?
I never said I was an anti-second amendment freak like so many of Obama minions. I just said he has to commit a crime before he can be impeached. The liberal left used to squeal like little pigs about impeaching Dubya. They were full of crap then just as the right wingers are full of crap about impeaching Obama now. Do you remember the move to impeach Bill Clinton and what a joke that was? How about leaving the fantasies out of the political arena. There are elections on the horizon. If you don't like how things are going then your people need to win a few. I have no dog in this fight. I think republicans and democrats are both blind and foolish. Thank God we have the constitution or both parties would have destroyed us by now.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#111 Oct 8, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Bring it on Pookie, you'll turn soprano.
pookie: A term of endearment used for a loved one. Often used when one is aroused sexually.

The okie weirdo trys to hook-up online again.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#112 Oct 8, 2013
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> Drivel. Saul Alinsky lives!
So do you, so whaddya gonna do?
Canon

Texarkana, TX

#113 Oct 8, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
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Bet on the GOP establishment trying to extract their necks from that noose at the last moment and . to make sure the tea's can't pull this again... giving the stool a good kick.
Tea heads this is what your allies are saying
This is what real conservatives think of the tea party shakedown
Nearly any but the die-hardest tea party member regrets the shuttering of the U.S. government. It was unnecessary, counterproductive and punishes all the wrong people — including federal employees, who do yeoman’s work for which they receive little credit.
Tying the defunding of Obamacare to the shutdown was folly, which sensible House Republicans knew even as they ignored their better judgment.
Kathleen Parker..Washington post writers group
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That the fixation with Obamacare has now led to a government “shutdown” is bad policy and politics. For all its flaws, Obamacare was duly passed by Congress, upheld by the Supreme Court and (indirectly) affirmed by the 2012 election. Government cannot function if determined minorities threaten to stop many of its operations every time they lose a major vote. Americans dislike disorder; they will (rightly) blame congressional Republicans for the shutdown’s disruptions and any economic ill effects.
Robert Samuelson...Washington post writers group
Oh blah! Your tactics will not work. They are not "REAL" conservatives, but cute try.....

:)
tea partier

Morgantown, KY

#114 Oct 8, 2013
mjjcpa wrote:
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I'd love to see where you got that data.
His ACORN/DNC handlers.....
litesong

Monroe, WA

#115 Oct 8, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Exactly. The Teabaggers are going to crash our economy once again.
teabaggers(always small letters) are just the militant point guards in the re-pubic-lick-un squad. Shutting down the gov't is exactly what the re-pubic-lick-uns want....... smaller(smallest) gov't, so their multi-national businesses will have the least amount of opposition to corporate control of people.

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#116 Oct 8, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Well for the economic illiterate the tax brakes of John Kennedy, Reagan and Bush all stimulated jobs, revenue, jobs and the economy. Only you low information morons think good is bad and bad is good.
Yes you are and I do pity you...
Honestly I have nicely tried to give you the education you deserve....
I used to work in machining and when we had a new employee and he was being trained I would as the trainer about the new worker. One guy anticipating the question had a bucket of water and a brick sitting by the machine. He told me "I will have this brick doing the backstroke before this guy runs this machine....

La Brickbo

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#117 Oct 8, 2013
Canon wrote:
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Oh blah! Your tactics will not work. They are not "REAL" conservatives, but cute try.....
:)
Ah you can call them anything you want. But they make up a majority of the GOP and represent more than half it's money.
Pragmatic men who love money...your shakedown is costing them money
Pragmatic men who know that creditability is like money, and you are spending theirs.
These people aren't going to allow you to wound their interests.
The tea represent 20% of the population, they will get over their fear of the tea...
Once the bluff is called the dustbin of history awaits
You will soon be treated much like the 1960's radical's...once the bluff was call they turned out to be smoke and mirrors,
tea partier

Morgantown, KY

#119 Oct 8, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
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Ah you can call them anything you want. But they make up a majority of the GOP and represent more than half it's money.
Pragmatic men who love money...your shakedown is costing them money
Pragmatic men who know that creditability is like money, and you are spending theirs.
These people aren't going to allow you to wound their interests.
The tea represent 20% of the population, they will get over their fear of the tea...
Once the bluff is called the dustbin of history awaits
You will soon be treated much like the 1960's radical's...once the bluff was call they turned out to be smoke and mirrors,
The 60's radicals didn't disappear. They joined the democratic party and corrupted it. From the party of FDR and Harry Truman to a gaggle of misfit socialists who got employment in our universities and have spent the past 20 year indoctrinating students.

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#120 Oct 8, 2013
tea partier wrote:
<quoted text>The 60's radicals didn't disappear. They joined the democratic party and corrupted it. From the party of FDR and Harry Truman to a gaggle of misfit socialists who got employment in our universities and have spent the past 20 year indoctrinating students.
The radicalism was milked out of them. The Democratic Party is run by it's middle, and the whole of the party is unified. Radicals thrive on chaos, radical thought does not leave a status quo in it's wake.. There are some old radicals running around but the defeats the party had from 1980 - 1996 woke up the establishment.
The 60's radical would have appreciated the teas tactics. And to an extent i do too. For an organization that is not actually organized the TEA's have gotten more of their agenda on the table then their political weight should have allowed. They did, get great bang for the buck.
Like every radical movement there is a point where the whole thing flames out, when the rest of society remembers that they are a minority.
They made their statement at the 1968 convention.
The high water mark was McGovern\Shriver.
Your tea's have made their statement.
Maybe even get Cruz \ Santorium...and then fizz out

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#121 Oct 8, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>They are exempt because they already have and can afford any insurance policy they want. The teabaggers sure do mint morons by the bunch.
They're exempted temporarily, what do you suppose will have changed after a year?

I like how you acquaint minting (FRB) with morons (Bernanke), very appropriate.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#122 Oct 8, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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They're exempted temporarily, what do you suppose will have changed after a year?
I like how you acquaint minting (FRB) with morons (Bernanke), very appropriate.
Who was that guy that made that appointment in 2006?
spud

Dallas, PA

#123 Oct 8, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
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everything's a conspiracy... the big bad media...blotting out the desires of all the fat cats
Also explain how you be a fiscal conservative if you voted for massive tax cuts and new spending as most of your heroes did during W.'s administration. In addition keeping two wars off budget so the next guy would be responsible...that was a real conservative move....
Here is a little quiz who was the last fiscally responsible President?
The last fiscally responsible president was Eisenhower and Bush and his neocon followers suck. Bush was closer to a Democrat than a fiscal conservative.
Rambeaux

Philadelphia, PA

#124 Oct 8, 2013
Huh wrote:
Well yea. People are now finding out evil the tea partiers are..They are for the rich only destroy the nation for profit traitors.
Take heart! the tea party will soon become a footnote in U.S. history. Joe Sixpack is getting tired of congressmen who will not negotiate no matter what. Tea party congressmen say it is their way or the highway.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#125 Oct 8, 2013
Rambeaux wrote:
<quoted text>Take heart! the tea party will soon become a footnote in U.S. history. Joe Sixpack is getting tired of congressmen who will not negotiate no matter what. Tea party congressmen say it is their way or the highway.
They'll be shown the highway.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#126 Oct 8, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Who was that guy that made that appointment in 2006?
Who is the a**hole that kept him? You jerks are so quick to point out Bush's past mistakes while completely ignoring Obama's current ones. Bernanke's one of the few who was bad enough to keep.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#127 Oct 8, 2013
RustyS wrote:
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But the House has sent numerous spending bills sent to the Senate, Harry Reid has not allowed any, none, to even come up for an up or down vote. Why is that?
Maybe because every one of those bills spent more money than the govt took in?

Who knew it would be Sen Reid who stopped more deficit spending, and the GOPasaurs are screaming like little girls about it.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#128 Oct 8, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
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The radicalism was milked out of them. The Democratic Party is run by it's middle, and the whole of the party is unified. Radicals thrive on chaos, radical thought does not leave a status quo in it's wake.. There are some old radicals running around but the defeats the party had from 1980 - 1996 woke up the establishment.
The 60's radical would have appreciated the teas tactics. And to an extent i do too. For an organization that is not actually organized the TEA's have gotten more of their agenda on the table then their political weight should have allowed. They did, get great bang for the buck.
Like every radical movement there is a point where the whole thing flames out, when the rest of society remembers that they are a minority.
They made their statement at the 1968 convention.
The high water mark was McGovern\Shriver.
Your tea's have made their statement.
Maybe even get Cruz \ Santorium...and then fizz out
The radical 60's were at the height of American economics. We are far from that now. We have many more problems then back then even with social improvements. We are a power in decline. And we are much more heavily taxed then back then. We have become a nation of collectors and growing more everyday based on the backs of working stiffs who are the modern day slaves to pay for this. We also must purchase most things we need to live from foreign nations who work for pennies on the dollar compared to us to produce those things. We have unfunded debts and liabilities up the wazoo and growing more and more with a world that is getting tired of it. So some people suggest that we try to live within some sanity of economics and we get the "you are a hater" crap and what is worse, "you are not a patriot" garbage when neither is true.

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#129 Oct 8, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
The radicalism was milked out of them
Then why do we have a radical, socialist nut running the country from the White House? I thought the "radicalism" was milked out of him back in his days when he was chummy with his terrorist buddy.

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