Friday, June 3, 2011

Republi-CONs Con the Tea Party

UPDATE IV: Republi-cons con the Tea Party "while reassuring Wall Street that it's political theater":

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As he notes, raising the debt ceiling is so "2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, and twice in 2008."

UPDATE III: Republi-cons promised $100 billion in budget cuts this year, then they reduced the cuts "to perhaps $50 billion to $60 billion." In the end, they were only able to propose cuts of $32 billion.

The Tea Party has been conned, and Rand Paul knows it. Read ABC News, Rand Paul Says Republicans 'Aren't Maybe Brave Enough' to Tackle Deficit.

UPDATE II: A Pledge to America, "the manifesto House Republicans published last September, included the promise, “We will roll back government spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels, saving us at least $100 billion in the first year alone. . . [But on Tuesday Republi-cons reduced "their goal to perhaps $50 billion to $60 billion." Read The New York Times, Republicans Lower Goal for Cuts to Budget.

No more blamin Obama!

UPDATE: "At the moment when it seemed as if Bachmann [and the Tea Party] fringe would have to be welcomed into the fold, establishment Republicans pushed her back." Read Slate, The GOP's Michele Bachmann Problem.

The civil war continues: Republi-CON establishment v. Republi-CON rage.

Don't let them tell you otherwise, "[i]n Washington, it's business as usual." Read the Washington Post, Forget Tea Party rhetoric - pork barrel politics is back.

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