Some tea party congressmen find signs of political backlash at home

Oct 6, 2013 Full story: The Washington Post 413

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: Mar 10

Huntington, NY

#89 Oct 8, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Even Democrats, by a 48-42 percent margin, are more likely to say spending cuts must accompany an increase in the debt limit.
By wide margins Republicans (77-11 percent) and independents (65-26 percent) would require cuts in government spending before agreeing to raise the debt ceiling.
Meanwhile, by a nine percentage-point margin, voters are more likely to think the automatic government spending cuts that went into effect March 1 are a good thing than a bad thing (48-39 percent). That’s mostly unchanged from how voters felt about the sequester cuts earlier this year.
Republicans (63 percent) are nearly twice as likely as Democrats (32 percent) to say the cuts are a good thing. Over half of independents (53 percent) agree, as do three-quarters of Tea Partiers (76 percent).
The Fox News poll is based on landline and cell phone interviews with 952 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide and was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from October 1-2, 2013. The full poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.
wow.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#90 Oct 8, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
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flagged and bagged.
Oh, your bagging again. Mykro must love it.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#91 Oct 8, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, your bagging again. Mykro must love it.
Yes I do. When he's done I'll be the next one dragging my scrotum over your dumb upper lip. Birther nut, puky, DUMBOSPAMBOT.

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#92 Oct 8, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, you let on that you're living a double-life. Did you give into temptation at sunday school?
spud

Dallas, PA

#93 Oct 8, 2013
The backlash against fiscal conservatives is the result of the biased media carrying water for our ultra corrupt financial system. Sequester was going to be the end of the world. It wasn't. Then not passing a budget was going to be the end of the world. It wasn't. Now not raising the debt ceiling is going to be the end of the world. What do you think? Predictably, the media is firmly in the corner of the establishment leaders from the financial and corporate giants. They don't want to hear about fiscal responsibility the tea party favors. They want to continue to enable the status quo to bleed the system until there's nothing left at all.

“Moderately yours....”

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#94 Oct 8, 2013
spud wrote:
The backlash against fiscal conservatives is the result of the biased media carrying water for our ultra corrupt financial system. Sequester was going to be the end of the world. It wasn't. Then not passing a budget was going to be the end of the world. It wasn't. Now not raising the debt ceiling is going to be the end of the world. What do you think? Predictably, the media is firmly in the corner of the establishment leaders from the financial and corporate giants. They don't want to hear about fiscal responsibility the tea party favors. They want to continue to enable the status quo to bleed the system until there's nothing left at all.
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?
guest

United States

#95 Oct 8, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>When Reid lets the Senate discuss, debate and vote on the 29 bills he is now setting on, then you can talk about a bill that was sent back to the house with the key part removed.
Those bills didn't shut the government down. You failed and you are good at that.
guest

United States

#96 Oct 8, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>They have passed 26 bills in the last four days moron. House 26, Senate O.
Yet they won't even let House members vote on the clean bill the Senate sent back. Boehner claims the votes to pass are not there, he is afraid of the tittybagers. The votes to pass it are there. Not all Republicans are tittybagers.
Huh

Owatonna, MN

#97 Oct 8, 2013
Well yea. People are now finding out evil the tea partiers are..They are for the rich only destroy the nation for profit traitors.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#98 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.
Tea 'Partiers' are for the rich??? Who's getting all the Obamacare exemptions?
INFIDEL

Grants, NM

#99 Oct 8, 2013
RayOne wrote:
The VINDICTIVENESS of the executive branch should have Impeachment Proposed in the Senate.
Article II Section 4 - The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Vindictiveness is not a crime. Obama is a politician. He watched his oponents put their own neck in a noose and now refuses to help them get it out. Seems pretty simple.
INFIDEL

Grants, NM

#100 Oct 8, 2013
spud wrote:
The backlash against fiscal conservatives is the result of the biased media carrying water for our ultra corrupt financial system. Sequester was going to be the end of the world. It wasn't. Then not passing a budget was going to be the end of the world. It wasn't. Now not raising the debt ceiling is going to be the end of the world. What do you think? Predictably, the media is firmly in the corner of the establishment leaders from the financial and corporate giants. They don't want to hear about fiscal responsibility the tea party favors. They want to continue to enable the status quo to bleed the system until there's nothing left at all.
Corporate profits are awfully healthy for their being "nothing left at all".

“Moderately yours....”

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#101 Oct 8, 2013
INFIDEL wrote:
<quoted text>
Article II Section 4 - The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
Vindictiveness is not a crime. Obama is a politician. He watched his oponents put their own neck in a noose and now refuses to help them get it out. Seems pretty simple.
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

Since: Nov 08

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#102 Oct 8, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Yes I do. When he's done I'll be the next one dragging my scrotum over your dumb upper lip. Birther nut, puky, DUMBOSPAMBOT.
Bring it on Pookie, you'll turn soprano.

Since: Nov 08

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#103 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?
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.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#104 Oct 8, 2013
INFIDEL wrote:
<quoted text>
Article II Section 4 - The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
Vindictiveness is not a crime. Obama is a politician. He watched his oponents put their own neck in a noose and now refuses to help them get it out. Seems pretty simple.
Where is the part of gun running and exceeding his authority......did you miss that part.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#105 Oct 8, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
Tea 'Partiers' are for the rich??? Who's getting all the Obamacare exemptions?
They are exempt because they already have and can afford any insurance policy they want. The teabaggers sure do mint morons by the bunch.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#106 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.
Drivel. Saul Alinsky lives!
guest

United States

#107 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.
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.

Since: Mar 10

Huntington, NY

#108 Oct 8, 2013
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
I'd love to see where you got that data.

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