Mega-Gigantic Democrat $1.3 Trillion ‘Spend America Into Bankruptcy’ Bill Melts Under Republican Opposition

Dear Republicans,

Soon the reinforcements the American people voted to send you will arrive.

Until then, please keep fighting the monsters with the troops you’ve got.

That’s the gist of my letter to the Republican Party.

And thank God for ’em.

From the Associated Press, dated December 16, 2010:

WASHINGTON – Democrats controlling the Senate abandoned on Thursday a huge catchall spending measure combining nearly $1.3 trillion worth of unfinished budget work, including $158 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Facing a midnight Saturday deadline when a stopgap funding measure expires, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he would work with Republican leader Mitch McConnell to produce a bill to keep the federal government running into early next year.

The 1,924-page bill collapsed of its own weight after an outcry from conservatives who complained it was stuffed with more than $8 billion in homestate pet projects known as earmarks.

Reid, D-Nev., gave up on the bill after several Republicans who had been thinking of voting for it pulled back their support. McConnell, R-Ky., threw his weight against the bill in recent days, saying it was “unbelievable” that Democrats would try to muscle through in the days before Christmas legislation that usually takes months to debate.

“Just a few weeks after the voters told us they don’t want us rushing major pieces of complicated, costly, far-reaching legislation through Congress, we get this,” McConnell said. “This is no way to legislate.”

The turn of events was a major victory for earmark opponents like Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., who for years have been steamrolled by the old-school members of the powerful Appropriations Committee.

The spending barons saw their power ebb in the wake of midterm elections that delivered major gains for Republicans — with considerable help from anti-spending tea party activists.

“We just saw something extraordinary on the floor of the United States Senate,” a grinning McCain said.

Harry Reid, true to his demagogic form, blamed Republicans for stonewalling even given the fact that he never even TRIED to bring up a budget or numerous appropriations bills that led to this last-minute fiasco.

Because when you are an incompetent disgrace from a party of disgraceful incompetents, you can always blame somebody else no matter how badly you failed to attend to the most basic agenda items.

So spend two years wasting the people’s time passing legislation like ObamaCare that the overwhelming majority of Americans did not want and continued to not want, and then at the last minute throw out a 2,00o page pork bill filled with 6,714 earmarks.  Because your spineless president will pontificate about how he’s opposed to signing bills laden with earmarks, and then sign the Democrat bill loaded up with earmarks.  The last time, Obama signed an omnibus bill loaded up with 9,000 earmarks.  In spite of his crystal-clear promise not to sign such a bill.

That’s been the Democrats’ plan.

No one’s been able to read the bill, (but remember what Nancy Pelosi said, you pass these things first so you can see what’s in them, like buying mystery meat in a neighborhood deli where dogs and cats keep turning up missing).

And it would have worked again, too.  Except the American people handed Democrats the largest “Up Yours!” message to a political party in 72 years, and Republicans have actually developed something approaching a spine.

This Congress has tried to pass the DREAM Act which would let illegal immigrants go to college ahead of American kids, and then reward them for going to college with citizenship.  They’re on their way to passing a bill that would end Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell which would force homosexuality onto our military during a time of war when maybe social engineering should take a back door (pun intended).  They’re vowing to push a bill that would nationalize all police and firefighter unions and impose the union agenda no matter how much it isn’t wanted.

Because Democrats are loathsome, vile and utterly contemptible.

This is THE most repudiated Congress in the history of Congress.  But that doesn’t stop them from trying to sneak or ram all kinds of immoral garbage onto the country rather than let the Congress that the people just elected take over the people’s business.

Keep fighting the monsters, Republicans.


For Harry Reid, I suggest a crucifix and a silver blade.  For Nancy Pelosi, you’ll need a flamethrower.



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8 Responses to “Mega-Gigantic Democrat $1.3 Trillion ‘Spend America Into Bankruptcy’ Bill Melts Under Republican Opposition”

  1. The Dauntless Conservative Says:

    You are exactly right. I really honestly believe that the Tea Party movement actually had an affect, even on this lame duck Congress, on spending and taxes, generally speaking. I would even go out on a limb and say the Tea Party movement woke up some democrats too.

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    For my part, I’ve been appalled at Democrats.

    They end up the most repudiated Congress in 72 years – before my PARENTS were born – and the fact that they even allowed crap like this to come up proves that they are hardcore ideologues.

    [Not to mention that same repudiated lame duck Congress passing sweeping societal-changing legislation on ending the gay ban in the military, trying to create a massive new amnesty program using racial demagoguery in the DREAM act, etc.].

    The important thing is whether the tea party movement can “wake up” enough Republicans, on my point of view.

    Democrats are always there, always slithering around with a message of doing the things that will undermine America in order to build and adorn their redistributionist Marxist Utopia. The question is whether there will be a well-defined and well-informed alternative to their snake oil.

  3. The Dauntless Conservative Says:

    Yes, I am appalled at them too. However, Sen. Richard Burr R-NC, voted to repeal DADT…a big surprise from the locals in NC here:

    Oh, I’m not defending democrats, but when the tax bill was passed, I was beginning to think there was some hope for democrats. However, since obamarx has been in office, they not laid out a budget every year as previous Congresses have done. Every year prior to the end of the fiscal year on Sept 30, a budget should have submitted, more attention can be given to it and debated and passed and in place prior to Sept 30. But not this Congress. I cannot believe on the earmarks that was in it.
    Yes, even some Republicans had some earmarks in there too, which disappointed me. I hope the Tea Party caucus will stick to their cause and whip the rinos in place and remind them why they are there. Even McCain has wokened up a little (chuckle, chuckle).

    Even ole John McCain has woken up.

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    In the garden of Eden, satan came to Eve and offered a very deceitful partial truth that slandered God and that made evil look good.

    Even when the Democrats manage to tell any truth at all these days, that’s basically the same model they follow.

    A little bit of truth that covers up a great big giant lie.

    It’s now being pointed out that Obama said in his book that he thought the Bush tax cuts were “morally troubling.” On the campaign trail, Obama literally said that it was the Bush tax cuts that put our economy into the ditch. And now he’s signing his own name to them? Putting his name on tax cuts for the rich, even as he demonizes tax cuts for the rich. Offers a compromise, even as he denounces the party that supported his own compromise. It’s so Obama. It’s exactly what I’ve come to expect from this slimeball.

    Republicans had submitted these earmarks months ago. Prior to their agreement that they would not offer more earmarks. The Democrats who never bothered to pass a budget held on to this until the last moment, and then offered it with the earmarks that even the Republicans who had put them in no longer wanted to stand behind.

    In that sense, it was like the Republicans vowing to go sober, and then the Democrats playing video of the Republicans from earlier when they were still drinking.

    ‘Cause, of course, Democrats want company in spending like drunken sailors (sorry; I know you were once a drunken sailor yourself). :)

    Earmarks in theory aren’t bad. They don’t actually spend additional money. Rather, they direct or steer money that has already been appropriated.

    Practically, however, earmarks are evil. That’s because they are the “gateway drug” to spending. Politicians are willing to look the other way when money is wasted in other districts, as long as they get money spent in THEIR district. And, of course, it puts politicians in a postion where they are either bribed or outright forced to vote for terrible bills. [The latter because, if an earmark is offered, and that politician’s constituents find out it was rejected, they can literally drive taht politican out of office for refusing such a wonderful earmark “for the community”].

    John McCain is not a guy I particularly ever trusted. He is a genuine leader, no question about it. But you never know when he’s going to stand up for conservatism, and when he’s going to undermine strong conservative principles.

    Scott Brown is an even bigger disappointment. I actually sent money to that guy’s campaign. He campaigned on the “Number 41 on healthcare” thing. Then the Democrats used shennanigans to make that 41st vote meaningless, and Brown has voted like a Democrat ever since.

    And he still keeps sending me crap asking for more money, like I’d ever give him another dime!

  5. The Dauntless Conservative Says:

    Yes, true, about those earmarks prior to agreement and had been appropiated for etc, true; but think about it; over time those earmarks, if part of deficit spending, add up plus the interest on borrowing. obamarx promised no earmarks, so why would the Republicans do something obamarx promised not to do? That is what has made me angry at the Republicans almost as much as to the democrats.

  6. Michael Eden Says:

    Can’t disagree with you on your points.

    For all Obama’s lies that he immediately demonstrated were lies by breaking his promises, the Republicans DID do something that Democrats never have done; they promised a two-year ban on allowing earmarks. If they keep that promise, it will prove yet again that no matter how bad Republicans might be, the alternative remains vastly worse.

    As you are aware, those earmarks were in the omnibus that Democrats brought up; not Republicans. And Republicans had one of their biggest successes in stopping that bill dead. Not Democrats; Republicans (with some Democrat votes). Republicans do deserve credit there, I would argue.

    That said, Nancy Pelosi continues to hold sway with an overwhelming voting majority in the House. And the Senate has ALWAYS been weird, with way too many cozy “reach-across-the-aisle” crap. That’s one of the reasons you haven’t seen very many senators become president; because there’s a stink that radiates from the Senate. Guys like Demint and Barrasso aside, too many Republicans in the Senate are like Lindsey Graham and John McCain. They can be great; but they can also be totally lousy.

    Like I said before, technically earmarks don’t add one dime to the spending; they merely specifically allocate how money that has already been approved will be spent. For instance, the military gets several hundred billion in its budget; and some politician uses an earmark to direct $75 million of that to go to a contract in his district. That sort of thing.

    In that limited sense, earmarks aren’t so bad.

    Where earmarks are bad, and where they ought to go the way of the Dodo bird, is that they create more and more incentives for reckless spending. Maybe Congressmen wouldn’t vote for such huge bills if there was nothing in it for them or for their district. Maybe they’d be more responsible for once in their lives. Earmarks become, literally, a way to bribe politicians for their votes. And bad bills get passed that shouldn’t get passed.

    That’s what makes them immoral. And their usage is a disgrace.

  7. James Seidel (@February2007) Says:

    Repent for the Beginning is near…

  8. Michael Eden Says:

    James Seidel,

    That’s a good way to put it. Because we talk about “the end is near,” but what we mean is a stage (“the last days”) rather than a micro-point in time.

    America will die a lingering and painful death. It will be catastrophic for the world as a whole. People will suffer as they have never suffered before: starvation, war and death will be rampant.

    And THEN the beast will come. And make the preceding suffering look like nothing.

    In other words, it’s going to get uglier and uglier. And then it will just stay UGLY.

    Secular humanists paint a picture of the future that looks like “Star Trek.” But thanks to their evil and the evil of their political counterparts, Democrats, it will look like hell on earth instead.

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