The Tea Party came under fire from all sides Friday…
All sides of the Beltway. Huzzah! Let’s hear it for the patriots!
Conservatives should…scour the legislation to make certain it lives up to its billing.
I assure you, it doesn’t live up to its billing. Washingtonians have a lot more experience in budgetary lies than Tea Partyers have in unravelling them. But they’re learning.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid complained Saturday evening that Congress has raised the debt limit 74 times since 1962 without conditions. He is right. This is happening for the first time in history, thanks to the Tea Party.
Poor Dingy Harry. Stings, don’t it, seeing your credit cards cut up right in front of you? But collateral-free lending is for responsible borrowers. You want more spending money, sell off your unnecessary crap. Heck, I’ll pay you ten grand for the Hope Diamond. Now get a hundred million Americans to make comparable purchases and you’ve got another trillion with which to bribe your constituents.
The Tea Party took tax hikes off the table and held the line — another major victory.
Good point. The writer nicely points out how the Tea Partys have changed the national conversation.
Well, if Axelrod is so confident that Obama is winning this “definitional fight,” why was the White House so adamant about ducking a second round next year?
Heh heh. Because…Tea Partys! Economic terrorists! People will believe it if we say it often enough!
Instead of winning over independents with his calls for a “balanced” approach, the president’s support among independents has collapsed. … Whatever the president’s strategy was, it failed.
What does he mean, “whatever the strategy”? This Thiessen guy is sharp. I bet he could, privately, describe the strategy easily. But he’s still a political animal, steeped in the Beltway, so harsh candor is not on his agenda.
Leftist strategy is to use lies and ad hominem attacks to divide and conquer.
That’s it. For progressive drones it’s not a conscious strategy, but it certainly is for the students of Alinsky. They know what they do. They skip past the morality of lying and care only about its effectiveness.
Thing is, remember the lies Obama started with? Way back during 2008? “I’m a uniter, a healer of rifts and bridger of divides…”
The proper counter to this is brutal truth, repeated every time a leftist lies.
The Democrats are doing to America what the Democrats did to Detroit.
(In all fairness, for decades RINOs have helped. Bush’s “compassionate conservatism” was neither compassionate nor conservative.)
P.S.–Who started this “Tea Partyers are hobbits” thing anyway? Thiessen says…John McCain?! I was guessing the NYT.
But sure, John. Reluctant (political) warriors quietly minding their own business until an agressive, malevolent tyranny forced them to defend themselves? Yeah, that’s a pretty good analogy…