Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY):
“Let me put it very clearly. I am not willing to raise taxes to turn off the sequester. Period.”
One Republican with a backbone…
One R governor. Tell the feds to F off.
I’ll sell everything and relocate.
Hey it could be worse, Im back in fucking MN after many long years in wonderful AZ, once we had a baby my wife decided she could no longer live that far from the parents… and now theres a friggen landslide putting the DFL in power in about every elective office in the state… FML
Over the cliff!
And do NOT raise the debt ceiling. Unless Obamacare is repealed.
Lets see if he will be the first politician in history with integrity.
Unfortunately he can’t stop a tax increase.
Exactly, what is he going to do with his even smaller minority now.
I’ve been saying for six or seven years now (four of those spent aduinctjng post-degree) that I could and should be looking for work outside of academia, but only after five rollercoaster years on the academic market and coming *this close* to landing a tenure-track position can I happily and healthily say I quit. The brainwashing that goes on in graduate departments may not be a conspiracy, as some of the commenters say, but that doesn’t mean the brainwashing doesn’t occur nevertheless.Also, I can’t stand that UM English still has me listed as having been placed at Trinity as if it were a TT job. Bull. I’m an adjunct working at my undergrad alma mater. I loathe their misrepresentations of job placement, I am angry that they won’t change it even after I complained about it to various chairs/secretaries/Web designers there three years in a row, and I know for a fact that many of the other listings are just as bogus. I don’t blame the department for my lack of a job, but I do hold them accountable for being honest in their self-representations to prospective students!
Guys, I hate to see them raise taxes but if they can’t do a better job articulating their position then this one is a lost cause for our side. They have got to do better than saying “it will push the economy further into recession.” Either our guys need to get out the facts and figures and make their case or just shut up and let the Dems own this one. I am not for making impulsive “just give up” kinds of decisions but I am about ready to give the Dems this one and let them wind up with a boatload of krapola on their faces. Lets help them bury their credibility. After that we can make it hard for Obama to keep making stupid decisions.
As far as immigration I would not budge on that one. Fight them tooth and nail on that one.
At least Mitch seems to know how to negotiate by coming at it from a position of strength, instead of weepy eyed Bohner conceding defeat before any discussions even start.
Sorry folks but I respectfully disagree. Dealing with the Federal Government is akin to dealing with an alcoholic or Drug addict. No recovery is possible until the bottom is reached and since they cannot be stopped, I think they should be allowed to proceed unhindered!
What makes you think McConnell won’t cave eventually? He’ll be pressured. And I remember ’bout 18 mos ago, cons were screaming about him too. Hope I’m wrong.
Lindsay Graham is already working with Chuck Schumer to set the terms of the next amnesty for 12 million illegals! That was fast. Makes me think Graham couldn’t wait for Romney to lose so that he can burnish his RINO credentials unimpeded.
Interesting that John Hinderaker over at Powerline is saying to let the tax cuts expire. I have to agree. If the Dems want to torch the economy go ahead. They own it. Then we can hear the Hollywood crowds brains explode now that their hands are called. I think I would couple that with securing the borders. We allow tax raises if they secure the border. The Dems get to make idiots of themselves and we get a winning hand like securing the borders. Continuing to allow us to be called the protectors of the rich by the Dems is not a winning hand.
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