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October 16, 2013 - 1:33 pm

The Democrats’ plan doesn’t do a thing about our spending problem. It doesn’t change the trajectory that Obama will be the first president in American history to never have a budget during his entire run as president. It won’t make him a worthy or responsible steward of the nation.

But it is a surrender for the Republicans.

House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that the House “absolutely” will take up the new Senate budget plan — even if he has to rely on mostly Democrats to pass it — and that he expects the partial government shutdown to end by Thursday.

Boehner made the comments in an interview with Cincinnati radio station WLW-AM.

“We fought the good fight. We just didn’t win,” he said.

No, they didn’t. The Republicans got nothing. Obamacare goes forward, only now the government actually has to verify the subsidies. The debt ceiling is raised, the government will re-open tomorrow, so no more park rangers locking old people into hotels.

Democrats control 2/3 of Washington and they are as stubborn as their donkey mascot. That party once waged a civil war to preserve some really, really bad law. They closed down the government this time around, knowing that the media would provide air support throughout, and barricaded veterans from memorials. That’s how they play the game. They hate compromise and will hurt as many people as they can get away with to get their way. Harry Reid even said aloud that he wasn’t interested in helping kids with cancer. That was a quick blip. Had a Republican said that?

So how do you beat them? In the Republicans’ case, the divisions within their ranks didn’t help. “Wacko bird” didn’t help. Peter King spending more time assaulting Republicans than Democrats didn’t help. It also didn’t help to rant “you support Obamacare!” if you didn’t happen to agree with the strategy to stop Obamacare. A divided force will just about always lose to a unified force. The Republicans failed to divide the Democrats, while they went into the fight divided themselves.

Sometimes you just have to shake things up. Maybe this fight has done that. If so, it may yet yield fruit. But for now, it’s a loss. There is time to regroup before 2014. And before the next Obama-engineered budget fight, which is just a few weeks away.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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You're a fool if you think Cruz created the "rift" in the Republican Party, that "rift" has been there for years because the conservative Republicans are sick and tired of deferring to the "moderate" Republicans, and losing elections as a consequence.

At least Cruz tried to fight for conservative principles. But he lost because the Republican establishment doesn't want to risk changing the status quo in Washington. The Republican Party deserves to die and be replaced with a party that will get results. If that means tearing down the Federal government and starting over, then by God, that's what will happen. Better sooner than later
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Cruz's first duty is to get elected, Bill. There's not a damn thing he can do to further the conservative cause, unless he get's elected to national office, so damn right he raised $2MM, and more power to him.

But I'll tell you something, I'll never again donate to the RNC, or to any Republican, just because they're a Republican. My money will go to Cruz, and candidates like him, who will kick the Establishment Republicans in the ass now and then.
48 weeks ago
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I feel as though a 17 trillion pound weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I don't have to vote R anymore. I dont have to hold my nose and pull the lever for RINOs. They don't represent me and I don't care for their statist platform. This is a day to celebrate.





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It's pretty much over, America.

Meanwhile in NJ, they just elected the next 'pretty black man' to the Senate, who will be our next president.

And just like our present 'pretty black man' president, Corey Booker will sail into the presidency, will not be able to be criticized and is a full fledged leftist.

The left has a master plan. The rest of us simply react to it.
Ineffectually.

We're hosed. This country will be run by a series of failed inner city mayors in perpetuity.

But Boehner will still walk into the next 'negotiation/capitulation' wide eyed and stupid.
48 weeks ago
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Same old, tired act by our impotent, cowardly Speaker. He always whines, promises, then, at the end, retreats and surrenders. He is truly obama's doxie. This clown rivals Pontius Pilate and Judas as an amoral traitor. He has to go. He is just as sociopathic as is obama; but even more hypocritical. I will vote Independent unless and until the Gophers get it together , End the Fed, balance the budget, end the feminization of America, abortion, sex perversion and restrict the franchise to responsible voters. In other words, Damn the Neocons; full speed to the Right!
48 weeks ago
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PROHIBITION was the Law of the Land but it was a bad law that was damaging the country so it was repealed.
SLAVERY was the Law of the Land but it was a bad law that was damaging the country so it was repealed.
No Votes for WOMEN was the Law of the Land but it was a bad law that was damaging the country so it was repealed.

OBAMACARE is the Law of the Land ................................you fill in the dots.
48 weeks ago
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Without the women's vote obama would not have been elected.
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Flush Washington. No politician, Republican or Democrat, remains in office over two terms without being corrupted. Not one. That's just the way it works. Or doesn't work, as it were. Short of term limits (which those thieves in Washington will never let happen), there is only one way to slow, if not halt the corruption. Flush Washington. How do we do that? Reach deep inside of whatever well of principle you have and find the courage to vote AGAINST every incumbent. Even "your" guy or gal. If they've been in office two terms or longer, vote against them. If enough citizens take this simple action we can throw a major hole into the web of corruption that pervades in Washington. Flush Washington. Find the courage. Flush Washington. Repeat it often, repeat it everywhere. Flush Washington.
48 weeks ago
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I think the Reverend Jeremiah Wright was correct about the USA.
48 weeks ago
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That moral moron was never right about anything. Aside, jesus Christ commanded us not to use religious titles. pragmatically, there is nothing "reverend" about Jeremiah Wright.
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As time passes I grow more detached from any affection whatsoever for the USA. It's no longer my country.
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And the bill includes AN AUTOMATIC DEBT-CEILING RAISE unless Congress votes against it, which can still be vetoed. This brilliance was apparently first proposed by Mitch McConnell two years ago?

Isn't it interesting watching our nation fall apart?
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The stand off began with the compromise position. Obama proposed a budget of over $1 trillion and the original house budget was $966 billion. The Senate compromise, that Boehner had agreed to, was at $988 billion. Obama's budget dropped by ~$70 billion and raised the R proposal by $22 billion. The Republicans had played their relatively weak hand well. Then they added major new concessions from Ds or they would wreck our country's credit rating. Surprisingly the Ds stood firm and refused to pay the demanded extortion or the successively smaller extortion demands.
48 weeks ago
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Obama and the demonrats have NEVER produced a budget.
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