Fiscal cliff negotiations tear at House GOP

  • Article by: KAREN TUMULTY , Washington Post
  • Updated: December 23, 2012 - 9:54 AM

Tea Party members humiliated their speaker last week, raising questions about future efforts to reach a deal with Obama.

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rwr1955Dec. 22, 12 9:26 PM

soon the GOP

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northrnlitesDec. 22, 1210:09 PM

Bachmann, Craavack, Kline, Paulsen doesn't matter if you voted for them or not. Contact them NOW. Flood their offices with calls/emails. This is ridiculous!

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sjhuotDec. 22, 1210:45 PM

These are people that think that negotiating is saying "No" until the other party gives in. Ain't gong to work this time.

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furguson11Dec. 22, 1211:21 PM

The GOP has no bargaining position. All of the temporary tax cuts go away January 1st and defense and domestic programs get cut. Good luck to them, they'll be blamed for the damage.

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SeaSharkDec. 23, 1212:18 AM

JOHN BOEHNER is the Speaker of the House in name only--Virginia Rep. Eric Kantor is the most powerful and influential House member. Kantor and the GOP Tea Party crowd elected to the House in 2010, acting in concert with perennial right wing colleagues like Michele Bachmann and Virginia Fox, are prepared to ruin America in service to their right wing social agenda and god-like worship of the country's millionaires. The Kantor Crowd doesn't appear to have the slightest interest in, or respect for, prudent honorable statesmanship.

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comsenDec. 23, 1212:36 AM

Furguson: "the left (including the Democratic arm, the main media) has been blaming conservatives for every failure of Obama thus far so you can certainly expect the same thing to happen this time but..... I wonder. It could be that President teleprompter might get some (maybe a lot) of the blame. BO had an approval of 67% after the first election. This time its down to 56% and only has one way to go-down. As the fruits of his decisions become evident, you can expect his approval to go down big time.

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seltesDec. 23, 12 5:02 AM

December 23, 2012 at 2:29 AM Public clamor ended the use of incompetent NFL referees. The same will force incompetent lawmakers to come to some sort of agreement. Before that happens, everyone suffers. As if that has not happened already.

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berrymomDec. 23, 12 6:11 AM

If only their was a contemporary orator who could touch the soul of the ultra fiscal conservatives and get them to understand the concept of compromise.

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guessagainDec. 23, 12 6:31 AM

comsen: "the left (including the Democratic arm, the main media) has been blaming conservatives for every failure of Obama thus far..." Quite to the contrary, comsen. It has been the GOP which has falsely claimed that their own failure to lead is Obama's fault. They pretend to negotiate and then vote against or filibuster their own proposals. They don't mind our economy crashing because they have their millions abroad in foreign banks. Things will spiral totally out of control for the Republicons in January, and by 2014, they will be in the distinct and rapidly-shrinking minority. By 2016, to the benefit of the whole country, there may be a new, more moderate party representing the conservative side of the spectrum. One that can actually get things done, rather than pick up their marbles and storm out.

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w1walshDec. 23, 12 6:35 AM

The Tea Party's inability to work with others and compromise will force Boehner and the Moderate Republicans to join the Democrats in a solution to the fiscal cliff and render the Tea Party moot.

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