great news: the tea creatures aren’t happy

Politico: Michele Bachmann voted against a short-term bill to keep the government running while a negotiated budget package moves through Congress. Bachmann says the larger deal, which includes $39 billion in spending cuts, and has garnered wide support among the Republican Conference, is a “disappointment.”

“The deal that was reached tonight is a disappointment for me and for millions of Americans who expected $100 billion in cuts, who wanted to make sure their tax dollars stopped flowing to the nation’s largest abortion provider, and who wanted us to defund ObamaCare,” Bachmann said in a release. “Instead, we’ve been asked to settle for $39 billion in cuts, even as we continue to fund Planned Parenthood and the implementation of ObamaCare. Sadly, we’re missing the mandate given us by voters last November, and for that reason I voted against the Continuing Resolution.”


Mark Meckler (co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots) tells CNN, “In February the government incurred a historic high $233 Billion deficit. Last night, at best, they agreed to cut $38.5 billion in spending over the next six months. Are we disappointed? We think those numbers speak for themselves. This country needs bold and visionary leadership, something that seems sorely lacking in those ‘leading’ today. The fight will continue in the days and months ahead, and Tea Party Patriots is in it for the long haul.”


Judson Phillips (head of the Tea Party Nation): “Can someone please tell me how this is anything other than John Boehner hauling up the white flag because he is unwilling to fight? Can anyone please tell me how this is anything but a complete victory for the liberal Democrats, who want to keep spending this country into bankruptcy and poverty?”


The Hill: Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), head of the conservative Republican Study Committee, applauded Speaker John Boehner’s work on a last-minute budget deal to avert a government shutdown, but he was not happy with the content of that deal. “We’re impressed with his effort, we just didn’t like the final product,” Jordan said.

Jordan said he expects “significant” opposition from conservatives, both to the short-term fix and the long-term spending bill. He said he will vote against both. He also expressed disappointment that a rider defunding Planned Parenthood hadn’t been inlcuded. “We wanted more advancement on the life issue,” Jordan said.

…Asked whether he’s disappointed that Republicans didn’t reach the $100 billion in cuts they pledged during the campaign season, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) said he “would have loved to have a larger cut,” but noted the GOP controls only the House.


This might be why they’re not happy – 😉

CNN: Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden beamed that Congress and the White House were circling around “$73 Billion” in budget cuts. But that’s not $73 Billion in real-people dollars. That’s $73 Billion in imaginary, government-speak dollars….

The vice president’s “$73 Billion” in cuts, and the Republicans’ initial “$100 Billion” number, are both reductions from President Obama’s proposed 2010 budget, which was never passed. That’s the key point. That proposed, larger budget, never became reality.

It’s a bit like a college kid who asked his parents to buy him a car and was turned down, but who then tried to count the lack of a car as a “spending cut” the next year. The money was never allocated for spending in the first place.

…Politicians could theoretically argue that they are still “cutting” when they compare numbers to Obama’s proposed, theoretical, never-became-reality budget. But they are only cutting their own fantasy budget, on paper. It is not the same as cutting actual dollars that agencies expect to spend.

So, How Much is Really Being Cut? The “deal” announced by Biden would cut $33 Billion in actual, current spending. That’s how much of government agency’s expected budgets would be cut immediately if this plan wins out….

More here

Thanks for the link, gobrooklyn


MSNBC (October 2010): Republican leaders, ever more confident of their chances of winning control of the House and possibly even the Senate, have begun plotting a 2011 agenda topped by a push for more than $100 billion in spending cuts, tax reductions and attempts to undo key parts of President Barack Obama’s health care and financial regulation laws.

25 Responses to “great news: the tea creatures aren’t happy”

  1. 1 Me4obama
    April 9, 2011 at 8:52 am

    If they’re unhappy am extremely HAPPY. And that’s how it should be. Eat your heart out losers.

    • 2 Jessica
      April 9, 2011 at 9:20 am

      Couldn’t have said it better. If tea party is unhappy, I’m happy. About time we get some in fighting on the right.

  2. 3 CTGirl
    April 9, 2011 at 8:54 am

    I though Bachmann said he should make the deal… Political theatre.

    • April 9, 2011 at 9:08 am

      She did CTGirl, but she probably thought the deal would include the attack on Planned Parenthood. And John King said she was being “reasonable”. 😆

      • 5 lisa
        April 9, 2011 at 9:14 am

        John-The Hack is the biggest repug brown noser in existence. Bachdummy is so fake, dazed and confused that she does’t know if she’s going up or down.

      • 6 lisa
        April 9, 2011 at 9:17 am

        Morning Ms. Chips. Long night last night, eh? But well worth it to finally see PBO come out of that mess smiling and smelling like a rose 😉

      • April 9, 2011 at 9:33 am

        Chipsticks did the bachman get a face lift.. Her face to me has changed in two years.. what do ya’ll think?

      • 9 Blackman
        April 9, 2011 at 10:01 am

        Mo’nin’, Ms. Chip!

        I’ve said this on another post, but as it is raised again…

        I think Ms. Bachman exposed herself yesterday as not being NEARly as crazy as she tends to present. What The Speaker agreed to, as Harry Reid mentioned, was THE deal. And, had been, in private, for at least a day. And, then the Planned Parenthood foolishness ramped up. In combination, the Dems REALLY united and gave a continual push that the MSM actually carried. It was there for ALL to see.

        Ms. Bachman understands, because she’s an actual politician, what time it is. Those 87 TP Frosh aren’t and still yet, don’t. The Repubs took quite a beating yesterday and Ms. Bachman understood that it was time to stop the bleeding. Thus, exposing herself as not being THAT crazy.

        But, she well knows that her constituents ARE. So, she GLADly plays the clown and gets re-elected. And, is howling, right on cue, again today. A number of people are playing this game, now.

        A certain guy who can’t get a gaming license in Nevada and has a HORRIBLE what looks like hair implant comes to mind.

        Playin’ with peoples lives like this, though, is a HELL of a way to make a living.

        • April 9, 2011 at 10:41 am

          Hiya Blackman, I know what you mean about Bachmann, she’s a cunning piece of work, but it just struck me that she tried to have it every way on this deal – and ended up with nothing much. She tried to appear reasonable by not objecting to a deal being done (which might have improved her standing with ‘moderates’, if not the Tea Party), but then issued that fruit-loop statement (which might have improved her standing with the Tea Party, if not ‘moderates’)!

  3. 11 Andogriff
    April 9, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Amen, Me4Obama, if they are disappointed, I am always thrilled.

  4. 12 Jessica
    April 9, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I was wondering if the Obamas could still make it on their trip but I guess he’s sleeping in.

  5. April 9, 2011 at 9:36 am

    If the media wants to say Boehner won I’m sure that is more than okay with this President. An imaginary budget forced Republicans to go from 100 billion to 33 billion without the extremist riders attached. Who won again?

    Bachman is hoping the rubes will forget that she told them about two months ago there was nothing they could do about Obamacare.

  6. 15 anniebella
    April 9, 2011 at 9:41 am

    When I say I trust this President, I mean I trust this President. I trust him to do or try to do what is best for we Americans. When I say Americans I mean the ones who were not born with a silver spoon in there mouth. The ones who had to work for eveything they have. That’s why he fought for Planned Parenthood. As for as the Tea Party goes, I don’t care if they are mad with Boehner, let them put a challenger against Boehner in 2012, I don’t care. I don’t like Boehner or the Tea Party. There was no need of putting this country through this threat of a shutdown, it was not necessary. A deal should have been made weeks ago.

  7. 17 Ceb
    April 9, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Good morning everyone,

    Another potential disaster avoided. Harry Reid, the female Democratic members of the House and Senate and PBO (playing chess while others are playing checkers) were impressive and moving.

    Just sent emails of thanks and encouragement to Senator Reid and the President.

    The MSM was denied its thirst for drama-for-ratings, and the curtain has been pulled aside to show who pulls Boehner’s strings. The ugly faces of the GOP and its tea party masters are exposed to all.

    The battles will continue, but I am energized.

  8. April 9, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Hey Ceb, great analogy and yeah we gave up some more money but I think none of the riders passed which is a great, huge, and enormous piece of this pie..

    If I am wrong someone please correct me about the Riders……..

    • 19 lisa
      April 9, 2011 at 10:51 am

      Morning Michele!!! I think a few riders made it onto the bill, but they were ones that, though they were tough to swallow for PBO and Reid, did not strike too forcefully at the core of the Democratic ideology i.e. Planned Parenthood/Title X funding and the EPA. I think Rusty got a continued voucher for government(I think) money to fund private schools and things like no government money for abortions in D.C(From what I heard from a teapublican last night on O’Donnell). So, our core principles were not violated, but there were some tough, disgusting things we had to swallow(much like the continuation of the Bush tax cuts for the uberrich). But, when dealing with teapublicans, swallowing nasty, disgusting things is now par for the course.
      ps- I find it hilarious that there was this much fuss over a non-existent budget. I think the fact that we narrowly averted a government shut down and a huge @itch slap to our fragile but growing economy should be screamed all over the MSM from now until kingdom come.Those idiots are such dumbasses and yet I am continuously surprised at how stupid, homocidal and just how out-and-out disgusting they are. However, though the “cuts” from the so called- nonexistent- “budget”(I say this because it was not voted on or accepted by the teapublicans when PBO sent it to them)will mostly likely serve as a starting point for those grand old phonies(GOPoopers)when it comes to the debt ceiling and the 2012 budget. Ingrates. I went to several sites and there were thousands of comments dissing both the House and Senate. It was hilarious. Except for a few notable congress people (Nancy, Harry and a very few others), I have a virolent and healthy disrespect and dislike of both houses(parties) of government. It was nice to see that I am not unique.

      • April 9, 2011 at 12:21 pm

        Morning Lisa, thank you for the information. I was hoping all the riders would have been dropped but I now know some have made it onto the CR and 2011 budget. Planned Parent Hood and the EPA have been protected and I am pleased.

        2012 will be about the real fight which is the uber-rich and their tax breaks…

      • 21 lisa
        April 9, 2011 at 12:54 pm

        Just re-read my post. For the sake of accuracy, it was more like hundreds of comments, but several sites that had articles on the shutdown ie yahoo and google had like close to a 1000 negative comments about congress. I hate hyperbole and try to correct myself if I see myself wading into repug territory.

  9. 22 Shirley
    April 9, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Good morning everyone, and I’m sure most of us here, are Thanking God for our “BELOVED” President, and let’s not forget Harry Reid, and the Women of the Democratic Party, who fought to bring the “REAL” Budget back to the table. I was so very, very proud of our Democratic Women on C-Span, who put their feet down, to tell Us Americans, what the Right Wing was really trying to Include In the Budget Bill. I was extremely proud of Harry Reid, when he spoke to the News about how what the Rethugs, was trying to do to his Wife, Children, and Granddaughters. Wowwwwwwww, that was putting things In It’s proper perspective. Well then, that caused me to wonder how do the ReThugs, treat their Female Family Members, when and If they are In need of these same Services. Do they pretend to show support to their AILING Female Family members, when they are In need of Family Planning, Mamograms, Paps, ETC??? Does any of you here wonder the same thing??? How do they treat their FAMILY members??? Just curious, and wondering. But you know what????

    SHAME ON YOU REPUBLICANS!!! SHAME, SHAME, SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!! Especially ,when this bill came In affect back In 1970, by Nixon, God rest his Soul. So then, the Rethugs just want to undo everything, just to TRY and make President look bad and fail???? You know there’s a saying that,”When you dig a Ditch for someone, you had better dig TWO”, because, the DIGGER will fall Into one as well. Again, I say, SHAME ON YOU REPUBLICANS!!!! Do you not have a SOUL?????

    • 23 Sue in Minnesota
      April 9, 2011 at 12:01 pm

      I am still incensed that the Republicans would go after women and children in such a way. They scream about the sanctity of life, are so virulently anti abortion, yet none of that concern carries over to reproductive health, pre-natal and infant care.
      How the hell did these neanderthals think they came into this world, and could they signal a more dismissive attitude towards reproductive health, sexuality, and women? Not to mention children! I think not! That women on the R-side of the issue, choose to cosign such repressive, subjugative ideology is just Un-F#cking Believable to me.

      This is such a teachable moment especially for our young women, who did not go through the womens struggles of the 60’s and 70’s. They need to understand that struggle, the ways their lives are better for it, and how we have to protect, fiercely, the gains that were made, and how at risk they remain to reversal and subversion. My 18 year niece and her girlfriends are going to be getting a sit down with “Auntie Lulu”. At the same time I hope this opens their eyes to, and inspires participation in the political process. I’ve been trying to think of ways to inspire the young people in my life without being overbearing, for my nieces, Women’s reproductive issues is the frame for my window of opportunity. Perfect.

      The Women Senators were especially clear, determined and straight forward. I could not be prouder, I believe not only did their actions and their voices reflect well on them as individuals, but their actions benefitted the reputations and credibility of the entire party in general. Great work and heart, even though I don’t subscribe to a notion that one sex is superior to the other, I do believe women are masters at getting things done, and done well.

  10. 24 Obaman
    April 9, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Oh this is what i was talking about in my previous comment. Thanks Chip. I knew it!

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