Dan Riehl points out that the leadership used the military in order to get the numbers on the budget.
Many Republicans wanted the military removed from the equation early on. That’s also likely why Rep. Michele Bachmann is mentioning the issue and Kay Bailey Hutchinson is now sponsoring a bi-partisan bill in the Senate to remove military pay from future budget skirmishes. Many are furious with Boehner for exploiting servicemen and women and their families for a battle in DC, while so many are risking their lives overseas.
Tea Party-affiliated Republican Rep. Allen West of Florida is out with a statement in which he says he is “disgusted at the perception that Leaders in my own Party…are now using the men and women in uniform” to pass a short-term budget bill.
I’d like to point out that Boehner used the unborn as well.
The issue of abortion, a social issue, is sectioned off by the Republican Party as part of the views of the religious right. Unfortunately, and this has to change, the view of tea party sentiment is that it is only fiscal, and not social. That view is bogus. One of the first things Obama did as president was increase funding for abortions internationally. Stupak was ousted by the tea party for using abortion to pass Obamacare. And besides, the tea party is about upholding the Constitution, even if the past Supreme Court Justices did not. Abortion is a constitutional issue.
One of the main problems I have with the leadership is that they did not properly explain why the defunding of Planned Parenthood was so crucial. They allowed Slaughter and the rest to use the incidental purposes of Planned Parenthood to be repeated over and over again, and I know why. It is because many people in the Republican Party do not know, and therefore cannot articulate, that the reason legal abortion exists in America is because of Planned Parenthood.
Mark Levin’s book, “Men In Black” lays it out very simply. There is no right to privacy under the constitution. Planned Parenthood brought the court case Poe v. Ullman, which layed the groundwork for the oft repeated mantra, “getting the government out of our bedrooms.” Then Planned Parenthood brought “Griswold v. Connecticut, and the right to privacy became constitutional law.” (pg. 57) Griswold was the executive director of Planned Parenthood in Connecticut. Then, in Roe v. Wade, the ground work laid by Planned Parenthood legalized murder of the unborn.
I’m willing to bet our leadership does not know this. But ignorance is only temporary.
Here’s what really makes this all terrible. The left made a big deal about Republicans wanting to kill women, and it looked like the Republicans didn’t have a coherent response to that. I have often said that legal abortion has killed 26 million women since ’73. That’s a good argument. Look, I’m just a seamstress in a small town, I came up with a doozy, why doesn’t our leadership try? You have to state your case and continue to convince people. Saying, “Well that’s just ridiculous,” does nothing to further your cause, and does not explain your position in clear terms.
In the end, we settled for an up or down vote in the Senate, we all know that won’t go anywhere, because the Senate is more squeamish about social issues than the House, and we have the ditzy twins from Maine who don’t really think murdering innocents is all that bad.
At the end of the day, as part of their spin-making, the leadership continually pointed out that the budget deal was a successful one, since they did get some defunding of abortions. “The agreement includes a complete ban on local and federal funding of abortion in the District of Columbia, applying the pro-life principles of the Hyde Amendment (“D.C. Hyde”). ”
Obamacare became an abortion issue because of my ex-representative Stupak. Now, the budget became an abortion issue. Obama signed the executive order that stopped federal funding of abortion in Obamacare, remember?
That Executive Order does not change the law of Obamacare, I know that. But would it have hurt if the leadership brought up this very memorable fight from last year? Unless we are supposed to believe that banning DC abortions is some sort of great start for America? Little nibble here, little nibble there, huh?
If Obamacare continues to be implemented, tell me again how this grand DC deal banning federal and local funds for abortion means anything in the cause for Life?
The leadership went to bat on funding the military and defunding abortion, two huge America-is-behind-you issues, and they came away with nothing after all the stress.
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MARK LEVIN: We conservatives, we do not accept bipartisanship in the pursuit of tyranny. Period. We will not negotiate the terms of our economic and political servitude. Period. We will not abandon our child to a dark and bleak future. We will not accept a fate that is alien to the legacy we inherited from every single future generation in this country. We will not accept social engineering by politicians and bureaucrats who treat us like lab rats, rather than self-sufficient human beings. There are those in this country who choose tyranny over liberty. They do not speak for us, 57 million of us who voted against this yesterday, and they do not get to dictate to us under our Constitution.
We are the alternative. We will resist. We're not going to surrender to this. We will not be passive, we will not be compliant in our demise. We're not good losers, you better believe we're sore losers! A good loser is a loser forever. Now I hear we're called 'purists.' Conservatives are called purists. The very people who keep nominating moderates, now call us purists the way the left calls us purists. Yeah, things like liberty, and property rights, individual sovereignty, and the Constitution, and capitalism. We're purists now. And we have to hear this crap from conservatives, or pseudo-conservatives, Republicans."It always amazes me the sheer number of women who defend abortion. Legal abortion has killed 52 million innocents since '73, that means 26 million roughly, were women. Sick." -Jen KuznickiAny woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country. -Margaret ThatcherEntrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States. -Ronald ReaganI am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end. -Margaret ThatcherBroadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all. -Winston ChurchillCriticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. -Winston Churchill
I Don’t Deny Global Warming ExistsI don't deny that global warming exists. It does not exist. There is not a pink elephant in my kitchen. I'm not denying it. It is not there. If I denied that there was a pink elephant in my kitchen, it would have to be there, but I would be lying to myself and everyone and walk around it to cook. But it is not there, therefore, I am not denying that it is.
Snyder said Wednesday that he unconditionally supports expanding the state's Medicaid rolls by roughly 470,000 people. There are 1.9 million people receiving benefits now.
"We're all here to support expanding Medicaid," Snyder said at a news conference called by a large coalition of groups that support the expansion. "We're moving forward with care for people who need it."
The ever-illogical argument that insuring more people will actually cost less. "But health care providers and advocates for the uninsured argue that the state will actually save money -- as much as $1 billion in the first decade -- if fewer residents have to rely on expensive emergency room facilities to address non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries."
Susan Dumass is really quite pedestrian. "The only thing standing in between 450,000 low-income Michiganders and health insurance is Tea Party Republicans' deep-seated hatred of Obamacare."
This week, Michigan’s Rick Snyder became the sixth GOP governor to propose expanding his state’s health insurance program to cover more low-income residents, in line with the Democratic administration’s strong recommendation.
Now that he's made the decision, Snyder must sell the plan to the state legislature, where some members of his own party have repeatedly attempted to distance themselves from the faintest whiff of "Obamacare."
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