Political Edge By John Darren

Tell your Congressman to Hold The Line on the Debt Ceiling

 Saturday, July 23, 2011

Tell your Congressman to Hold The Line on the Debt Ceiling 

You tell me why we should believe anything that comes out of the Presidents mouth.  We have seen this fear mongering twice before in our nations history by democrats, once in 1960 and again in 1979, and it was the same garbage their dishing out again, all of you old people will have to starve to death. Lets tell all the retirees that there will be no checks for them, but don’t worry because Planned Parenthood will still get their money and we will still be dropping million dollar bombs on Libya, but no checks for the old folks.  That’s right out of their playbook and we should be outraged at the rhetoric of this President.  Maybe America will wake up and hold all the representatives in Washington accountable.  Maybe a downgrade of Americas credit will wake some folks up.  Maybe defaulting on our debt would make people understand the serious situation that Obama has put us in.  The real problem is that Obama can’t compromise because he will lose his support and that will lead to his demise.  His supporters will turn on him and throw him to the wolves in a New York minute. I guaranty that they have told him Its our way or the highway. He can’t lead because he is being told exactly what he must do, and balancing the budget is not part of their plan.  On the contrary, their plan is to bankrupt the country and they are right on track.  Read from a speech that Obama gave balancing the budget and then enjoy the post Erick Erickson.


“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies… 

Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means “the buck stops here.” Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.” 

- Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), March 20, 2006 

White House and Congressional Leaders Resort to Fear mongering

Posted by Erick Erickson

Thursday, July 21st at 3:00PM EDT 

If you’ve seen the recent Harry Potter or watched any of a host of exorcism movies, you know that right before the demon dies, he lashes out most brutally and fearfully to try to get you to give up.

We’re seeing the demon of out of control government lashing out in spectacular fashion now before House Republicans kill it.

In one last spectacular bout, the White House and Congressional leaders are summoning Standards & Poor to Congress to scare the beejezus out of House Republican Freshman. They are bringing in the Grim Reaper to proclaim death if a deal is not reached.

House Republicans should first note that S&P did not see the financial crisis come and also note that the White House and Congressional leaders did the exact same thing on TARP.

Then House Republicans need to open their eyes, laugh at death, and finish the exorcism.

They are being asked by their leadership and the White House to embrace one of two poisons:

The first poison, McConnell’s Pontius Pilate Act, would let the President drive up debt by $2 trillion without any cuts.

The second poison, the Gang of 6′s Gangrene, would drive up debt by $2 trillion, not make cuts of $3.5 trillion for ten years and even then depend on subsequent Congresses actually agreeing to those cuts, and also foist on the American public the largest tax hike in American history while being dishonest enough to call it a tax cut.

Poison kills. And either of these poisons, despite what the S&P or any politician may say, will kill the long-term prospects of this Republic being financially solvent.


Because the House GOP is performing an exorcism on government spending. It has the only plan that can pass by August 2, 2011, that cuts spending, caps future spending, and balances the budget. It has the only long-term plan that meets the credit reporting agencies’ demands without relying on future agreements to do things Congress has never had the will do to. 

The Senate and White House do not want to stop spending. They do not want to be restrained.

So they’ll bring in the S&P, claim disaster, beg for live, and hope the GOP in the House gives up the fight and stops the exorcism before the demon is driven out.

House Republicans: Hold the freaking line. They are trying to scare the crap out of you to prevent you from saving the Republic. Do you really believe the same people and the same bipartisan deals that got us to $14 trillion in debt will somehow get us out of it?

Hold the line.

Anonymous commented on 25-Jul-2011 03:55 PM
This president is going to ruin whats left of this country!

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