It’s No Deal, It’s a Sell Out


John Boehner has just given away the Republican victory of 2010 at the bargaining table. Like the proverbial Uncle Sam who always wins the war but loses the peace, he has unilaterally disarmed the Republican Party by showing that he will not shut down the government and will, instead, willingly give way on even the most modest of cuts in order to avoid it. He now has no arrows left in his quiver.

Having failed to stand firm for just $61 billion in cuts in a budget of $3.7 trillion, how can we expect him to stand firm over the debt limit extension or the 2012 budget? We can’t. The excellent budget proposals of Paul Ryan are no more than a pipe dream now. Boehner has sold us out now and he’ll sell us out again.

It is the duty of every Republican Congressman to vote no on this terrible deal. It violates our campaign promises to the American people. We promised $100 billion of cuts and we delivered $38 billion ($62 billion on a twelve month basis). In the Republican House’s first real test out of the box it has broken the promise over which it was elected. Only in Meat Loaf’s music is “two out of three not bad.”

This concession makes it clear that:

* Obamacare will not be defunded.
* The EPA will not be blocked from regulating carbon.
* The NLRB will not be stopped from forcing an end to secret ballots in union contests.
* Medicaid will not be block granted and turned over to the states.
* Welfare spending will not be cut nor work requirements imposed.
* The FCC will not be stopped from regulating talk radio.

In short, we have accomplished nothing by our hard work in 2010.

Except we have learned a lesson.

And the lesson is this: We need to purify our party and purge it of the likes of John Boehner and all those Congressmen who vote for the budget sellout. The Tea Party must take the lead in this purifying fire. We must not let the RINOs win!

  • Amused

    Purge ? Purify ? What does your ilk care about Union Ballots ? You all hate unions anyway ,and NPR – hey nnothing lost , you got all the morons you may ever need screeching away like Alex Jones , Rush Limbaugh , Glen Beck ,Joyce Kaufman and a hundred otherto counter any feeble mumblings from NPR , and after all ,if the nation can forgive the lies and bad behavior of the aforementioned radio hosts , why not NPR's mis step ?

  • Amused

    Are we taklking about a "shutdown " over the budget ? Or was it over planned parenthood , NPR funding or the NLRB ?
    I'm sorry Dick , but all this comig from your mouth , sounds a bit disingenuous ,…lol…and Rhinos ! What in nthe hel,l are you Dick ? Other than a jaded political hack ? Whose side will you be shilling for in six months ? You backstabbed just about everyone you ever worked for …lol. DEM OR REPUBLICAN .
    If you're truly an honest man , then lets hear you proclaim Obama's genuine birth certificate is indeed real and that he was born in the U.S.

  • tagalog

    I doubt that the government shut-down "compromise" is a sell-out. It's more like a sign of weakness. It tells us what and who we must vote for in 2012 if we want the government to cut spending.

  • Reason_For_Life

    "he has unilaterally disarmed the Republican Party by showing that he will not shut down the government and will, instead, willingly give way on even the most modest of cuts in order to avoid it. He now has no arrows left in his quiver."

    Gee, Morris this sounds like you believe that we have a two party system. What ever possessed you to believe that the Republicans wanted serious cuts in spending?

    I have said here a dozen times – the first thing that needs to go is the Republican Party. It isn't a real second party. It's a second party only in the sense that when the Democrats make a motion to spend money the Republicans second it.

    If you want to put and end to this paroxysm of profligacy you have to do it on the local level by taking out every single sitting Republican that ever voted for more spending. This has to be done in the primaries. No more Boehners or Cantors or Hatches.

    Go down the list of sitting Republicans and try to find anyone who consistently voted against big government. You won't find many. All of the rest need to be sent packing in 2012 and 2014.

    Forget the 2012 presidential election. The sitting Republicans have already chosen Mitt Romney. He's the Bob Dole of 2012. His purpose is to lose and lose big. He'll run an incompetent campaign, fall behind early and then the Republicans will use the fear of a second term of Obama to fill their congressional and senatorial campaign coffers just as they did in 1996.

    When Romney gets massacred the Republicans will blame the Tea Party which, totally demoralized by the Romney candidacy, will disintegrate.

    That's the plan so don't waste your energy stumping for national candidates. Concentrate on local elections and the long term view. The Republicans will try the terror tactic of "the country cannot survive another four years of Obama" to force you to think short term. They don't even want Romney to win, they just want your money to go to them and not a sincere local small government candidate.

    • Jim_C

      These things are interesting…moreso now that the internet is becoming as influential as TV. In June 1999, it was clear George Bush was the Anointed One of the party, though much drama was made over McCain's challenge (this was back when the media still liked McCain). In 2008, Hillary Clinton was the Presumed Nominee for virtually everyone in media–only to be shown up by Obama, who created a very significant schism behind the scenes in the party between the "old guard," and those who knew Hillary would be too divisive of a candidate. No serious candidates (I guess Romney, maybe) have emerged for the GOP but they still have some time to figure out who can deliver the "right" message.

      • Reason_For_Life

        Whatever "message" they deliver, spending will increase.

        By "serious" candidate I assume you mean someone who thinks a balanced budget is the mark of extremism and that more spending will end the recession. All of the candidates will talk about bringing the "uncontrolled" spending under control but only a fool thinks that spending is out of control.

        It is completely and utterly under the control of congress. They would like you to believe that spending is some kind of caged animal that has broken loose and is now terrorizing taxpayers, but not a dollar gets spent that isn't ultimately approved by congress.

      • davarino

        Hillary would be too divisive a candidate? So hows Obama working out for you? hehehehe

    • sodizzy

      Your sarcasm and hopelessness would be overwhelming if I didn't know better. In addition, you are presenting opinion as fact, a common foible.

  • Jim_C

    Is there a way I can sort of build into my login that whenever I want to comment on a Dick Morris article, it starts with "I still can't believe Dick Morris is paid for what he does"?

    Is there anyone with even a passing acquaintance with electoral politics that thinks the GOP will ever win again if they "purge" for ideological purity? Everyone knows Republicans will vote for their guy and Democrats will vote for theirs; the purpose of the whole, silly game of our elections is winning that amorphous and fickle blob known as "the center."

    So yes, it might be cathartic and make you "feel good" to call for ideological purity. (Personally, I hope you do–it guarantees Democratic victory). But Mitt Romney is far from "anointed." There's still plenty of time; in fact, are people paving the way for Paul Ryan, or perhaps one of the new Republican governors?

  • Amused

    LOL….figures you'd suck up to a character like Morris , maybe he'll take you on another of his "hotel jaunts " ….just bring 200 bucks or so , you know to cover the charges . YEA go get Morris ! You go teach them Rhinos a lesson ….lololol…….what a pathetic world we live in huh ?

    • davarino

      I can see you are very concerned about the Rino's success and their fate. It gives me a very warm feeling to know you care.

  • Amused

    Speaking of "purging " and lol…"purity " , better PURGE Reagan posthumously , BOTH Bush Sr.& JR , because under each the national debt doubled and tripled , and under each Big Government grew atleast 12- 20 % .
    So DICK , what is it exactly , that you want to purge ? I got a suggestion where they can start …lolololol…

  • Jim

    As described by Morris Boehner has indeed thrown a lot of very important things down the garbage chute. If indeed the items listed would have been of great value to the country then purging Boehner would not be for purity reasons but rather because he stood in the way of progress. He resembles the fossils that rule the Republicans whom the Democrats drag kicking and screaming in what ever direction the Democrats choose. The Republican leaders who call themselves moderates are the ones who designed the recent defeats in California and who supported such (out of contact with the people) fossils as Bob Bennet of Utah.
    The term moderate, that the Republican leadership bestows on it's self so as to appear non ideological ,simply means they are willing to compromise with the Dems not by meeting the half way but two thirds of the way.
    The country need repair now. The Dems can't do it . So compromising with the Dems will result in still more misery for the public. The old guard "moderates" were as much responsible for our countries despair as the Dems.
    It is not a matter of ideological purity that the old guard should be purged but a matter of the countries survival. Purging failure is for practical reasons not ideological reasons.

    • Jim_C

      Of course it's for ideological reasons: you feel that only hard line conservative policies will solve the problems. And what happens is you get candidates who talk a good game to appeal to that ideological purity–then get to government and realize, "Whoa, legislation's not as easy as giving speeches to my base; I have to compromise with the other half of the country in order to get work done." And then you blame them for their "weakness." But it's just representative democracy in our republic.

      Go to any liberal website: they think Obama is essentially a Republican is sheep's clothing and that the democrats in Congress are playthings bullied by Republicans into doing what Republicans want. Well, who's right?

      • coyote3

        If insisting that the government only exercise the powers delegated to it, enumerated by the constitution is ideological, then I resemble that. However, the best of the Republicans, does not fully support that position. However, with a little more education, the American people just may.

  • LindaRivera

    Traitor, Boehner, has betrayed every single Republican. He should be made to step down from his position immediately.

    An inferior health care plan that no one wants and CANNOT afford to pay. The threat to jail and/or fine those who don't purchase the government enforced plan.

    Massive spending as if there is no tomorrow. Fighting wars we have no money for. Massive borrowing. The Massive giving away of Billions of dollars every year to other countries, including the oil-wealthy Middle East, Hamas-controlled Gaza and the Palestinian Authority organization who fill their war chests, build mansions and laugh all the way to the bank with free infidel money.

    Whilst in America, homeless shelters are filled to capacity; tent cities have sprung up all over the U.S. filled with desperate, jobless, homeless, NEGLECTED Americans.

    Massive debt. The massive printing of paper money. There is no question that the total DESTRUCTION of America's economy is planned. The results will be horrifying. In the once wealthy and great nation of America, millions of Americans will become destitute, hungry and homeless with no money or resources to help them.

    • Reason_For_Life

      "millions of Americans will become destitute, hungry and homeless with no money or resources to help them."

      At which time they will happily put on their chains and dedicate themselves to serve the state. Perhaps North Korea will let us have their old army uniforms.

  • patriotwork

    We have a nuclear bomb of self-annihilating federal budget and national debt. Boehmer got it cut by a single BB. Celebration. Obama said that was too much. Dick Morris knows what is going on and is right again, as he almost always is.

  • sodizzy

    Well, it happened to me!! me! Boehner broke my heart.

    Never give your heart to a politician. I had such hopes. He is the common man. Even better, a business owner from the ground up.

    They'll break it every time. I let him do it.

    I am just grateful I can feel it. I choose to stay soft-hearted and hopeful but will embrace a more steely-eyed approach to things now.

  • davarino

    Ya exactly. No actually if the Rino's want to keep playing to the other side they might as well swing vote for the dems. What difference would it make. You know there is a reason they are called RINO. Its because they are republican in name only.

  • Amused

    Purge .Smurge , its all B.S. , because they're all politicians , wiuth a partisan agenda . Your disappointment should have beedn expected . True Americans and Patriots would favor a FAIR FLAT TAX [all men are created equal ] , and since thge Supreme Court has just ruled that Corporations are people , inasmuch as political contributions , they are equal with the people .FLAT TAX FOR ALL .No more IRS , no more phony lobbyists , tax loopholes etc . Cut vthe budget ? You bet . Get the hell out of Iraq and Afghanistan ASAP .Anyone care to venture a guess as to what those two debacles are costing per diem ? Not to mention the infinitely more porecious blood of our young men and women placed in those shooting galleries . Instead we engage these worthless politcians in their ideological pissing contest with no results except more of the same .Haven't 2 democratic and 5 Republican Administrations proven that yet ?

  • Independent

    @Davarino: if you're wondering why the Republicans are actually going to lose in 2012, it's not because of John Boehner. It's because people like you are forcing the party all the way to the right and shutting out anyone in the middle who thinks birther claims are absolutely insane.

  • Amused

    davarino, you must have rocks in your head , the certificate has beern authenticated , by the press , by the Hawaiian Hospitol were the birth took place , and by the officials in the Records Dept in Hawaii , it's real , it exists …..but Wait ! They didn't mail you a copy , right ?

  • wasicu36

    Riiight thats why Oidiot has spent at least 4 million since the last campaign began to keep all his personal crap secret!

  • davarino

    Please point me to the web site that shows Obama's birth CERTIFICATE, not his certificate of live birth, which means nothing.

    And by the way Bemused, there was not proof by the officials in the records department in Hawaii of Obama's birth in Hawaii. They didnt mail me the copy or anyone else.

  • davarino

    Uh huh, ok if you say so. So I need to move closer to what you call the middle, really. So its middle of the road to want to continue to spend our country into oblivion?

  • coyote3

    Yeah, the middle of road. That's where they run over you.