Reelected & new Repubs refusing Norquist kool aid?

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  1. Dot Com
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    Hmmm. Very interesting development :eusa_think:

    He offered (demanded they sign) his gridlock pledge :deal: as usual & they said :up_yours:

    Norquist pledge takes election hit - The Hill
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    Lockstep Republicanism has begun to atrophy? I'll believe it when I see it. Remember, the first question a member of the House of Representatives asks when faced with voting on a bill is this: "How will this effect me?"

    House and even most Senate Republicans know failing to toe the line results in a loss to their bottom line - campaign funds. Country first is only a slogan, much like compassionate conservative and the party of the big tent. One false move or comment and the label RINO is attached to them forever.
     
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    true. could just be their game face.
     
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    Good For Them!:clap2:
     
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    I think this is tidal gravity. Unless they are completely retarded, they know that we are not going to get out of our current fiscal mess without both cuts to entitlements and tax increases.

    They are just trying to finess it so Obama takes the hit and they don't. "Well, we tried to work with the president, and he raised your taxes!"
     
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    Norquist is a publicity seeking self promoter whose period of fame is gone. That being said, he did have a point that Bush Sr.'s eagerness to compromise plays directly into the cynical blame game played so expertly by the Democrats. The lesson to be learned is that the Democrats should be forced to introduce their own tax/spending bill, with Republicans allowing it to pass by abstaining from the vote. This would place responsibility for the results squarely on the Democrats, who would then have a much harder time blaming the GOP for all of the Nation's ills.
     
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    I had forgotten about this brilliant thread o' mine :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Hmm....... Let's see. The First Great Republican Depression. The worst recession we have ever had, almost became the Second Great Republican Depression. Then there was the Iraq war. And a little matter of Reagan quadrupling the National Debt. And who pushed for the repeal of Glass-Steagal?

    Yes, the GOP does bear the responsibility for a good many of this nations ills.
     
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    yep. the legislation was called the Gramm (R) Leach (R), Bliley (R) Act ;)
     
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    Grover must be melt down mode...
     

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