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Boehner Cancels Tax Vote in Face of G.O.P. Revolt

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  1. InstigatinMofo

    InstigatinMofo Active Member

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    Revolt after conservative Republicans refused to support legislation that would allow taxes to rise on the most affluent households in the country.

    Speaker John A. Boehner’s effort to pass fallback legislation to avert a fiscal crisis in less than two weeks collapsed Thursday night in an embarrassing defeat after conservative Republicans refused to support legislation that would allow taxes to rise on the most affluent households in the country.

    House Republican leaders abruptly canceled a vote on the bill after they failed to rally enough votes for passage in an emergency meeting about 8 p.m. Within minutes, dejected Republicans filed out of the basement meeting room and declared there would be no votes to avert the “fiscal cliff†until after Christmas. With his “Plan B†all but dead, the speaker was left with the choice to find a new Republican way forward or to try to get a broad deficit reduction deal with President Obama that could win passage with Republican and Democratic votes.

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    havent been following the details of the bullshit of washington fiscal cliff because well its just more of the same & i never read the op's threads, who does?:rolleye: so this might be off topic but does boner come off like a retard, wtf is wrong with him, something definately off about him. it reminds me of survivor, only the shitheads want to be in charge while the rest of the gang sits back, laughs & lets numbnuts take the heat. same goes for pelosi & reed, the unstable weirdos of their party...i call it the survivor theory.
     
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    Just a bullshit plan by both sides to go off cliff. Only politically correct way to change things.
     
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    Good. If he wants to be a RINO then we can kick him the fuck out
     
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    InstigatinMofo Active Member

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    [h=1]Maddow: Entire conservative movement is ‘a complete mess’[/h]“Do you want to know what just happened, with Congress just unexpectedly imploding and the Republicans in Congress dissolving into a huge internal fight including screaming matches within their own caucus? And then all of a sudden, they’re just turning off the lights and abandoning what they were doing and nobody really knows why, nobody really knows what happens next?”

    Their coalition is shot. "Conservatives" are neoliberals, neoconservatives, and social traditionalists. Each considers themselves to be the real conservative while blaming the others for the demise of conservatism. I'm not quite sure where this leaves them, but it's certainly not a winning coalition anymore.
    2008 kicked neoliberals in the teeth, Americans are generally sick of foreign wars, and the gays are going to marry. If conservatism is to continue to exist, it's going to need some new material.

    I truly don't see how conservatism can survive as an ideology. All the demographics that currently exist are enough to soundly defeat them, and the future says these demographics will only continue to grow in percent, namely youth, blacks, Hispanics and virtually everyone except old white people. Ironically the people who probably use the most of government entitlement resources as well.
     
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    The Anti-Plan B GOP: They Only Look Crazy

    Rationality is the ability to bring means into alignment with ends.Let's suppose for a moment that the two dozen Republicans who rejected Speaker Boehner's Plan B are rational. What do their chosen means tell us about their desired ends?


    The republicans were playing a game of "Prisoner's Dilemma" where they all wanted it to pass the House - but didn't want to be one of the guys to vote for it
     
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    mud people
     

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