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GOP Leadership Allied with Obama on Spending Bill Dems Oppose

Do you want to know where Republican leaders are today? In bed with the White House, and enjoying every minute of it.

The House Republican leadership is desperate to pass a massive $1 trillion spending bill before the clock runs out on government funding at midnight. Obama wants it too. Conservatives hate it because it says nothing about the worst presidential power grab anyone can remember, the unilateral amnesty.

Pretty bad omen for next year, don’t you think?

Obama McConnell

Meanwhile, many liberal Democrats despise the bill because Elizabeth Warren has them all worked up about provisions that loosens campaign finance and banking regulations. Nancy Pelosi pronounced herself “enormously disappointed” with the administration.

The bill has one sop for conservatives, extending funding for the Department of Homeland Security into February, when supposedly Republican leaders will lead the charge on their white horses to de-fund the executive order. Amazingly, Obama has accepted this. Plus the Wall Street and campaign finance stuff. And I’ll tell you exactly why.

Now, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest went through a bunch of mumbo jumbo today about the bill being good enough because it does not damage Obamacare, which is true, or Obama’s immigration fiat, or his climate change agenda, while it funds his Ebola response, his new Iraq war, and other things, and that we must avoid a shutdown for the good of the economy.

Now, when did Obama start worrying about government shutdowns and the economy?

I’ll tell you what he’s worried about. He’s worried about his Hawaii Christmas vacation.

Budget fights have mucked up a couple of his trips, forcing him to leave late and even one year return midway through and probably miss some golf. (Don’t worry, he went all the way back to Hawaii to finish the vacation, at taxpayer’s expense.) But during the seventh year of his presidency, when he’s already imagining himself spending his afternoons watching soap operas, this is just not gonna happen.

You think I’m kidding? Let me tell you the other half of this equation: Boehner likes his golf too. Members of Congress hate to be in Washington during Christmas. They need five weeks off around holiday time, just like average Americans.

Obama Boehner

So the White House today is furiously lobbying Democrats – something it never does – to try to array them in an unholy alliance with Republican squishies to get the bill through.

And Republicans will miss a chance to have a showdown with Obama over his amnesty fiat at the moment he is weakest – tired, sick of it, and hoping to get away to palm trees and paradise on earth.

Oh, and instead of waiting until January to pass this monstrosity, when Republicans will be in charge of both the House and the Senate, America gets a full year of funding prescribed in part by the Senate’s vanquished Democrats.

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  1. GOP Leadership Allied with Obama on Spending Bill Dems Oppose

    Alternate headline:

    Why does Republican leadership hate the tea party?

    FLASHBACK: September 2013:
    Chris Wallace revealed, “This has been one of the strangest weeks I’ve ever had in Washington. As soon as we listed Ted Cruz as our featured guest this week, I got unsolicited research and questions, not from Democrats but from top Republicans, to hammer Cruz,” Wallace concluded.


      1. No sh*t Sherlock. Sorry, I am feeling rather caustic to put it mildly. Couldn’t help but think that the Dems want a ‘single-payer’ healthcare system and both the Dems and the GOP want a ‘single-player’ system!

  2. I’m so sick of this cramming a whole bunch of junk in there, trying to hide what they can, our so-called “representatives” on both sides of the aisle grandstand over their objections, it’s all just posturing and theater, hurry, hurry, rush, rush, we’re at a deadline, Christmas is approaching (or their summer break), gotta just vote for it, leave town for their vacations, same old crap, rinse and repeat next year.

    They all suck. I hope it fails and the poor babies are “stuck” in DC for at least another week, which still gets them back home almost a week before Christmas. We all need to revolt and demand term limits. These elitist career politicians all think they rule over us rather than represent us and our interests. I’m sick of all of them.

  3. You know what is clear to me? It is clear that there is no place in this government for Conservatives. We need to accept the fact that we have to start building our own leadership and party. We played it the way we were told to, which is to vote for republicans…what has that done for us? The republicans have capitulated within a month. I am sick of all of the pundits telling us to suck it up and support the GOP while we are being attacked from all fronts. Stop voting for the GOP!

    1. Included in the Omnibus bill is funding for the new Republican Spine Museum. It will be built on the Mall, and include a display of the spines that Republicans have given away. The Republicans now walk around the Capitol Building looking like boneless chickens. Very sad sight to see.

  4. 1.2 Trillion Dollars. I think all them should start counting out loud (together), till they reach 1.2 Trillion. While they are doing that, they can really think about what they are voting on.

  5. I can’t tell the difference between the Democrats and the Republicans anymore. Can You?

    Can someone please tell me why I voted for the republicans?

      1. Well I am an unaffiliated voter, and I e-mailed my Congress Critter, Greg Walden, the only Republican in the Oregon delegation, and I told him that if he voted for this, I would register as a Republican in 2016 and vote for the conservative who runs against him in the primary.

    1. You might have voted for the R’s because they told us all they were R’s and we believed them (sorta). Now we all understand they were lying through their teeth. The R’s are actually the Pinocchio Party.

    1. As well Warren is not worried about Fannie Mae unveiling mortgages with 3% down. Hoping to broaden the pool of home buyers, and boost real estate.
      She was all concerned about the banking regulations today.
      I heard this discuss on Brett.

      1. I heard Steven Moore mention that on Cavuto today. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are exempt from Dodd Frank and they’re back to doing 3% down loans – setting us up for another housing crash eventually. Of course, Elizabeth Warren isn’t concerned about that at all. The crash will probably happen when we have a Republican president, so they’ll just blame him for it.

    2. Sadie, I read that article last night and was kind of surprised the government was ordering these kits for all their employees overseeing and working in the banks. Not surprised they’re doing it, just surprised that they’re doing it now. My husband worked for one of the big banks in NYC, and all their employees were given these kits years ago, right after 9/11. They received new kits every couple of years.

      1. The R leadership certainly can’t disguise itself as reasonable or moderate anymore. They accepted the wrecking ball Obama handed them and are using it with gusto. Very sad.

  6. This is outrageous! They’re nothing but worthless grifters, just like the first couple, and surely don’t deserve a 5 week vacation.

  7. the ONLY thing I’ve heard that sounds good is only extending DHS funding until February. maybe–if we just wait until January and the new Senate–

    ah hell, why am I defending the spineless Republicans?

  8. No one who is a conservative is surprised that Boehner and the establishment are aligned with Barack Obama.

    No one would listen to conservative Repubicans. Perhaps this alliance will convince the fence sitters. Although it was a given when Boehner had his tete a tete with Pelosi, and then submitted the bill at the final hour, with little time to review or discuss.

    But Boehner is a skirt, hang some pearls around his neck — and voila Nancy Boehner.

    1. First comment of the day and in mod jail.

      Happening a lot lately. It would be nice if the rules about what will get you in MJ would be as clear as the civility rules.

      1. My first comment, but we had a terrific storm over much of Oregon today so I’m just finding out about everything. Is it hopeless? Before the power went out, we learned that the procedural vote passed by just two. I would think that it is an indication of how things are going to go on the real vote. Now it is the time for the enemy of the Republican party, the liberal Democrats, to get together with the conservatives against the establishment Republicans. I saw an article this morning that pitted both Jeff Sessions and Fauxahontas against Wall Street.

        The establishment wants amnesty just as much as Obama, and it also thinks that the next establishment Republican President will be able to use the power steals Obama has made from Congress for its own benefit.

        1. Julie I hope you did not get any water in your home. Glad to hear you are safe.
          As far as all of them. I do not have an answer.
          The ball of yarn I used as an examle the other day, just gets bigger and bigger. That is a simple example of our problems getting bigger and bigger every day.

          1. Thanks, Grace and Lee. Not a drop of rain here, only high winds and power knocked out for hours. I used to live on the coast and will check up on it now. I read that they were sandbagging the port.

  9. I think Obama and minions have finally accomplished making me indifferent to what is going on in the federal government. I can’t take any more.

          1. How now, wool-sack, what mutter you? Thou mewling half-faced jolt-head!

            You dare to split an infinitive when addressing me?

            Begone with you, knave! Before you think to battle with me, you should consider the fate of a man with two hands tied behind his back.

          2. Ah, Mandy, on such a disappointing day I never laughed so much. OK, what part of that is Shakespeare and what part of it is pure Mandy Manners?

  10. Why does this turn-about sound like a Repub ploy to force the Dems to vote for a continuing resolution and let the Repbu majority do the job next year?
    There’s more to this than meets the eye, much more going on behind the scenes.

  11. Well, Keith, if Boehner breaks his pick, that would be a good omen for the January leadership vote. I like the parliamentary system, and if this bill fails, it would be a vote of no confidence in Boehner.

        1. Grace, the Miami Herald website has it. Get this. Every Democrat in Oregon voted No, and the only Republican from Oregon, my Congressman, voted Yes.

          1. OMG Julie. As bad as I thought Boehner and the establishment Republicans were I never thought I would see this. I just don’t see a way to come back from this — they are a big government, spend big, full on Amnesty track. Plus now whatever credibility they had is lost.

            It is such a slap in the face. Unbelievable.

          2. You’re welcome. My guy, unfortunately, all in — and as for what follows, a useful comment, borrowed.

            So it passed the house and goes to the Senate where the democrats will take out everything the GOP wants and send it back to the House. It will pass with democrats and a few republicans, or Boner gets the blame for shutting down the government.

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