The Inmates are running the asylum: GOP whipped by TP faction

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GOP House leaders rebuked on spending
By Rosalind S. Helderman and Paul Kane, Published: September 21
The surprise defeat in the House Wednesday of a special funding measure to keep the federal government functioning past Sept. 30 was a sharp rebuke of the GOP leadership that controls the chamber and a testament to the fragility of the majority itself.

The rejection of the measure resurrected the specter of a government shutdown at the end of the month and suggested that the heated confrontations that dominated Washington in the spring and early summer are likely to return this fall.

House GOP leaders are dealt a surprise rebuke in spending bill’s defeat - The Washington Post

And so it goes. The right can only appease the TP by moving more and more towards their position. The more they move towards their neocon bretheren, the more the GOP generates discontent. This is the logical byproduct of a electing people to govern who don't believe in governance.
 
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jackalope

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GOP House leaders rebuked on spending
By Rosalind S. Helderman and Paul Kane, Published: September 21
The surprise defeat in the House Wednesday of a special funding measure to keep the federal government functioning past Sept. 30 was a sharp rebuke of the GOP leadership that controls the chamber and a testament to the fragility of the majority itself.

The rejection of the measure resurrected the specter of a government shutdown at the end of the month and suggested that the heated confrontations that dominated Washington in the spring and early summer are likely to return this fall.

House GOP leaders are dealt a surprise rebuke in spending bill’s defeat - The Washington Post

And so it goes. The right can only appease the TP by moving more and more towards their position. The more they move towards their neocon bretheren, the more the GOP generates discontent. This is the logical byproduct of a electing people to govern who don't believe in governance.

See what happens Monday. Pres Obama may have to recall the lawmakers. Don't think Boehner can control his caucus. Hang on tight, this ride might get bumpy!
 

Jets

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If the GOP is moving closer to the TEA party stance on fiscal policy, I see that as a positive.. imo.
 

Singularity

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If the GOP is moving closer to the TEA party stance on fiscal policy, I see that as a positive.. imo.
If you believe our government should be able to get anything done between now and November 2012, you really shouldn't. A GOP leadership beholden to Tea Party platforms, however you might agree or disagree with those platforms, cannot take a position that Democrats and moderate Republicans can accept. With those entities representing a significant majority in the Senate and with Democratic control of the White House, its deadlock until Election Day.

This is not how divided government is supposed to work. Its supposed to promote compromise and cooperation, not hardline brinksmanship.
 
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GOP House leaders rebuked on spending
By Rosalind S. Helderman and Paul Kane, Published: September 21
The surprise defeat in the House Wednesday of a special funding measure to keep the federal government functioning past Sept. 30 was a sharp rebuke of the GOP leadership that controls the chamber and a testament to the fragility of the majority itself.

The rejection of the measure resurrected the specter of a government shutdown at the end of the month and suggested that the heated confrontations that dominated Washington in the spring and early summer are likely to return this fall.

House GOP leaders are dealt a surprise rebuke in spending bill’s defeat - The Washington Post

And so it goes. The right can only appease the TP by moving more and more towards their position. The more they move towards their neocon bretheren, the more the GOP generates discontent. This is the logical byproduct of a electing people to govern who don't believe in governance.
were you for this bill passing or against it passing?
 
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If you believe our government should be able to get anything done between now and November 2012, you really shouldn't. A GOP leadership beholden to Tea Party platforms, however you might agree or disagree with those platforms, cannot take a position that Democrats and moderate Republicans can accept. With those entities representing a significant majority in the Senate and with Democratic control of the White House, its deadlock until Election Day.

This is not how divided government is supposed to work. Its supposed to promote compromise and cooperation, not hardline brinksmanship.
I find myself in complete agreement with you on this.