Ryan’s Vision; Bachmann’s Courage

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But the timidity of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in refusing to go to the mat for a full $61 billion of spending cuts shows how difficult it will be to progress toward Ryan’s goals. That’s where Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) comes in. Alone among the GOP establishment and the Republican presidential possibilities, she stood up and demanded that the Republican Party keep its campaign promises to the American people. Alone, she had the courage to say we must fight and the wisdom to predict that we would have won had we done so.

Closer to the American people than the denizens of D.C., she realized the issue would not have been whom to blame for a shutdown, but to which party should go the credit for standing up against exorbitant spending. She got it that the contest would have been between more spending and less spending and that the Republican Party would have emerged covered with glory.

But, in a larger sense, she realizes we need a hammer if we are to build a house guided by Paul Ryan’s blueprint. We won’t persuade the nails to go in, we need to pound them in. Republican plans to cut spending and reform budgeting before raising the debt-limit ceiling and to make Ryan’s budget a reality hinge on their willingness to use the one weapon they have: a government shutdown. The very essence of one-house control is the negative veto power of zero appropriations. To forswear its use is to embrace impotence.

Are we seeing a Thatcher in the making? Is this outspoken lawyer from Minnesota — with a master’s degree in tax law — the one to persuade us to return to conservative principles? In a field that includes Huckabee’s values and Gingrich’s intellect (and Romney’s flip-flops), shall we add Bachmann’s courage to the mix?

It’s too early to tell, but in the crucible of this conflict, she has certainly come through for her country and her party. Between Ryan and Bachmann, maybe there’s hope after all.

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  • geez

    We need to do whatever it takes to get Ryan, Bachmann and others like them out in front of the party. They have what it takes to get us back on track and prosperous. Boehner doesn't have the backbone to get it done, all the booze and spray tan in the world won't give him a backbone. He's part of the problem not part of the answer. Get out of the way Mr Speaker, your day has come and gone… you've failed to stand up to evil. The good ole boys club is going to be dismantled and it's people like Ryan and Bachmann that will get the job done. God Bless them, let's show them we believe in what they are doing and saying by voting the Muslim Brotherhood out of the White House in 2012. Pick up at least 4 people and get them to the voting booth.

  • Chezwick_mac

    I just hope Republicans begin phrasing the argument in concepts that transcend dollars and cents. For example, every time a lib denounces Republican budget cuts as "hurting the children"…Republicans should respond by pointing out the hypocrisy and immorality of pretending to defend children while at the same time destroying their future by saddling them with $trillions in debt.

    • Maxie

      So true! The problem is that the D's have the Media Megaphone to endlessly blare their propaganda over the country. Recall the NYT kept the relatively minor Abu Ghraib incident on the front page for a month as if it was the Katyn Forest massacre. The R's need to set up a full time PR megaphone of their own to push the truth with some flair – not the stodgy, time-worn bean-counting (we can do it for less) approach that's been used to no good effect for decades.

  • Stephen_Brady

    Will someone please tell folks like Michael Medved that tim Pawlenty is a non-entity that will not get the nomination, and is vulnerable on the issue of Sharia law? Bachmann has my support, and we can get the job done with her courage and Paul Ryan's principled stand on the issue that is destroying our nation.

  • Supreme_Galooty

    Nobody cares a whit about that pee brane Chris Mathews except back-bencher conservative talk show hosts who need to generate some enthusiasm by publicizing his inanities. The same goes for other leftist automatons who populate the sewers of American media. My point here is that when the talking becomes passe and action is de rigueur, caucus results in Iowa and primary results in New Hampshire may paint en entirely different picture of where Americans actually live.

    Look sharp. Feel sharp. BE sharp. File your head to a point, and you too can denounce Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, or Paul Ryan as inconsequential.

  • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

    Ryan's Vision? Bachmann's Courage?

    To learn more about "Bachmann's courage" see this letter:
    http://www.resonoelusono.com/Bachmann.htm

    It was on her watch that the treasonous deal was made and the illegitimate pResident was staged in the White House. And she keeps to obfuscate and cover for this crime until this very moment.

    Core of the "new" young "Republican" what?!

    There is nothing new nor anything "Republican" in the treasonous demoGOP party. It must be destroyed as the only way for America to survive. To destroy it we need the "shock and awe" exposure of their criminal past and present deals with the goal to dismantle the Constitution and the country.
    http://www.resonoelusono.com/Infamy.htm

  • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

    It was exactly GOP which placed this comrade into the White House including Mrs. Bachmann exemplifying the "best", as you said. She did it then and keeps doing it now (see the letter to her).

    It is true, that American people are incapable of electing an independent candidate because they blindly believe as though only a candidate of a Big One can win.

    But here is only one demoGOP Soros party. And yes, it must be destroyed completely as a culprit of the most arrogant anti-Constitutional coup.

    And you are trying to bring a typical demoGOP demagogy, exemplified by this polemic:
    http://www.resonoelusono.com/DialogWithGOPHack.ht

    • Old Bob

      I'm not quite sure what you said, but I'm pretty sure I disagree with it.

    • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

      I said the following:

      1) GOP conspired in planting the impostor into the White House. GOP is guilty in the most egregious violation of the Constitution ever.

      2) The above took place on Mrs. Bachmann's watch. She covers up for GOP. She is guilty as said.

      3) GOP has little to do with conservativism. In fact GOP is trying to penetrate into ranks of conservatives making them believe as though GOP represents them, while in reality it undermines them.

      4) Here exists in fact only one demoGOP party owned by Soros and the likes. This party must be destroyed to give a way for emergence of new parties capable to win the election for candidates like Donald Trump.

  • wsk

    I agree with you that the GOP has very little to do with conservatism. But we need to change the Party from within. The rest of your post is inane twaddle.

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