By The Right Scoop


***UPDATE: TENTATIVE DEAL REACHED?***

Here’s a quick summary of today’s events, courtesy of Hotair:

Via John McCormack, Senate Republicans have sent a letter to Reid urging him not to waste his time with the current bill. But there’s a hitch:

43 GOP senators sign bill saying they oppose Reid bill. Brown, Collins, Snowe, Murkowski didn’t sign it.

Also, the House soundly defeated Reid’s bill before it even got the House: 173 For / 246 Against. Sounds like they are using the Democrat moves against them.

Boehner and McConnell just had a press conference where Boehner laid the blame squarely on Obama’s shoulders as to why we are in this mess (or as he put it, cul-de-sac), during the Q/A. McConnell also says they have been in talks with Obama within the last hour.

Here’s the whole press conference that occurred at 4PM:

Also, both Nancy and Harry have been summoned to the White House.

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As a side note, here is Rubio’s speech from the Senate Floor today on his perspective on the problems we are facing. Aside from the interruption by Kerry, it was great:

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UPDATE: The Senate’s cloture vote on Reid’s bill will occur tomorrow at 1PM. It was moved because Reid says there are negotiations going on at the White House and they need more time.

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UPDATE: ABC is reporting that a tentative deal has been reached:

  • Debt ceiling increase of up to $2.8 trillion
  • Spending cuts of roughly $1 trillion
  • Vote on the Balanced Budget Amendment
  • Special committee to recommend cuts of $1.8 trillion (or whatever it takes to add up to the total of the debt ceiling increase)
  • Committee must make recommendations before Thanksgiving recess
  • If Congress does not approve those cuts by late December, automatic across-the-board cuts go into effect, including cuts to Defense and Medicare.

Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) tweeted:

“that’s not a deal, that’s a surrender.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/shelly.sands1 Shelly Sands

    Thank you for posting this. It is greatly appeciated.

    • Anonymous

      Ditto

  • http://www.facebook.com/shelly.sands1 Shelly Sands

    Frankenstein speaks.

    • Anonymous

      Lurch.

  • http://twitter.com/RichMcCreedy Richard McCreedy

    Primary McConnell. This isn’t one of those risky propositions. This is a guy who is in a state that is more conservative than he is.

    Instead of holding the line…a line that has been moved wayyyy to the left…here he is, working behind the scenes to yet again try and cut another deal. He is willing to deal himself all the way to socialism if he has too.

  • Anonymous

    Pay no attention to demz men behind the curtain.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGATSUTKIDXGK3MCOS634SH4QM Alicia

    I still groan when i see murcowskee.

    • http://www.facebook.com/shelly.sands1 Shelly Sands

      I want to vomit when I see her.

      • Anonymous

        Can’t you be more to the point, and not so subtle.

  • Anonymous

    Kerry wants to reach across the isle…where the h e double toothpicks has this puny idiot been for the last two years????
    Hypocrite of the highest order.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGATSUTKIDXGK3MCOS634SH4QM Alicia

      His yacht.

      • Anonymous

        “slaps forehead”

      • Anonymous

        Yeah. The one he registered in Rhode Island to avoid the outrageous taxes in his state.

        • Anonymous

          Now I need to slap his forehead….

          • KenInMontana

            With a 2×6.

            • Anonymous

              Remember to wear gloves, so you don’t get splinters.

              • KenInMontana

                Yeah, good idea, I hate splinters.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shelly.sands1 Shelly Sands

    I’m very much a Palin supporter but I predict Rubio will be our 1st Hispanic Pres. I’m glad he’s on our side.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGATSUTKIDXGK3MCOS634SH4QM Alicia

      Is palin hispanic? ha..ha

      • http://www.facebook.com/shelly.sands1 Shelly Sands

        lol

  • poljunkie

    Marco Rubio did an amazing job-

    What was up with Kerry interrupting? Was that standard protocol? AND now he wants to reach across the aisle? Really?

    • Anonymous

      Maybe an original thought came to him and he began to utter before his censor kicked in.

    • Anonymous

      I see that Bush’s cousin and fellow skull and bones member is still at it. Rubio not having the same blood line or good ol boy roots must really bother Kerry. It did look a bit like Kerry was having a hard time quieting down the whistle blower.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGATSUTKIDXGK3MCOS634SH4QM Alicia

        Illuminati maybe?

        • Anonymous

          I’m no expert on that, but I have seen enough evidence to believe that our political elite are all connected in one way or another. When people go back in history and put it all together, it seems it all traces back to Europe with a few families being the root of it. Such as the Rothschild family. I believe that it all took hold in the early 1900s in this country. So we ended up with a central bank, IRS, and all the control mechanisms that they have used to get us where we are. They’ve been doing it for centuries.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGATSUTKIDXGK3MCOS634SH4QM Alicia

            I forgot my sarc tag.

    • Anonymous

      Lurch didn’t interrupt. He asked the member who had the floor to yield for colloquy, and the member with the floor yielded. Rubio could have refused to yiedl or have shut him up at any time by reclaiming the floor. Nor did Lurch’s comments reduce the amount of time McConnel alloted to Rubio.

    • Anonymous

      Lurch didn’t interrupt. He asked the member who had the floor to yield for colloquy, and the member with the floor yielded. Rubio could have refused to yiedl or have shut him up at any time by reclaiming the floor. Nor did Lurch’s comments reduce the amount of time McConnel alloted to Rubio.

      • poljunkie

        In my view Sen Kerry was attempting to slow Marco Rubios momentum, and if Rubio didn’t yield he would have been accused of not playing nice.

        • http://www.theancient.us The Ancient

          I doubt that, very very rarely do people yield anymore.

          The Notion that there should be ACTUAL debate on the floor has be lost, and I respect Rubio ALOT by doing so, I think all Senators should yield unless there is a VERY good reason not to.

          Most of them are scared to actually debate any issues, they just want to get in front of the camera and pontificate with out question.

          • poljunkie

            Rubio is gracious, and well prepared.

            • Anonymous

              He’s too gracious. :-)

              I’d have all I could do not to ask Kerry if he doesn’t have someplace to go call our troops terrorists or baby killers.

        • Anonymous

          Agreed. House protocol and procedures are all a big game, i.e. watch “Mr Smith goes to Washington”

        • Anonymous

          It’s not something for us to do a big debate here. But on the Senate floor, there is no “momentum.” Most of the time, there is no one in the chamber to take the floor anyway. Often there is no one else really listening to whoever is droning on. They are in committee meeting, staff meetings, or getting bribed and blown by lobbyists. The last Senator out of the chamber motions for a quorum call, and the clerk takes a half hour doing a roll call of people he knows aren’t there, while classical music pours out over C-SPAN.

          • Anonymous

            Did anyone notice that the Senate chambers looked empty except for Kerry? Do you think he might have been there all by himself (and of course, Rubio)? If so, what would have been his motive/agenda?

            Maybe poljunkie was right about “…Sen. Kerry was attempting to slow Marco Rubio’s momentum…” Hmmmmmm Trying to undermine Senator Rubio.

            I’m putting Kerry and his cohorts on my special watch list. I normally don’t bother with libs and/or elites (I can’t stand to hear what they have to say, i.e. a bunch of circular thinking nothing) unless they have been shown to be after one of ours.

            • Anonymous

              Last try. If you actually invest some time in watching CSPAN, you will see the chambers are often empty. Speeches on the floor are made to no one. Imagine, year after year, all that unbroken “momentum.”

              • Anonymous

                Maybe I was a little unclear, but I thought I was piggybacking on what you said. My point was since the Senate chamber was usually empty, why was the senior, elitist Kerry there. Did he have a speech to give and was early?? What?

                BTW I have been watching C-Span since it became available on cable and that was a long time before their web based programming, which I now watch.

                As far as Poly Sci, American History and Government are concerned, I minored in this area.

                We seem to have a breakdown in communication.

    • Anonymous

      He thought he was in England.

    • Anonymous

      He thought he was in England.

  • Anonymous

    Rubio, Sir you should run for president.

    • Anonymous

      The more I see of this guy, the more I like him. I’ve found myself saying quite a lot recently ”one day Alan West should run for president”, but you know, Marco Rubio is just that much more polished whilst just as passionate. I believe we are looking at a future president right there (but I’ll be happy with West as VP too).

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGATSUTKIDXGK3MCOS634SH4QM Alicia

      Rubio voted for the house bill. He needs to be primaried NOW. sarc

  • Anonymous

    I was MEZMERIZED by RUBIO’s display of passion with his unique brand of candor……Rubio is a GEM.

    • Anonymous

      I would have loved to hear the straight and honest response to Kerry’s claim that Obama’s opposition to the debt ceiling was “symbolic.”

      Yeah, it was symbolic, ie a false pose, a man trying to pretend to be fiscally responsible so he could run for President; who turned out to be the most fiscally IRresponsible President in history. And perhaps more important, since he showed his willing to pose false as something he isn’t for personal gain, why should anyone believe anything he says now?

      • Anonymous

        O’s opposition to the debt ceiling was symbolic….a lot like his being a Senator as he voted,…..ah ah ah “present”!

      • Anonymous

        Lurch didn’t really have a purpose with his questions. He was just trying to minimize what was an incredibly embarrassing moment for the Dims.

        Rubio is awesome!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IDAKYMXLZIRLMLGEZJXV3AOO7E Vorlath

    WOW! I’m a Canadian and I chills listening to this it was so good. Rubio that is. But what is up with that John Kerry guy? Always a foot in his mouth. He was arguing that Obama, Reid and Biden where lying to the public back then because it was popular to oppose the Bush admistration? That’s impeachable and could be considered a criminal act.

    • Anonymous

      Actually, I took it that Kerry was arguing that it’s noble to make “symbolic” votes when you know they don’t count.

      In other words, he called Obama a coward.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IDAKYMXLZIRLMLGEZJXV3AOO7E Vorlath

        If it’s symbolic, then they should mean it. The opposite is voting for a bill even though it’s not exactly what you wanted. That’s what every member of government has to do at some point. So no, Kerry wasn’t calling Obama a coward at all. He was saying you can’t take too seriously statements that are attached to votes that won’t change the outcome. It’s a Liberal thing.

        • Anonymous

          Present

      • Anonymous

        Obama just went to the Whitehouse to get some medals, get the heck out, and make a name for himself in politics. Then he can be a Senator, and marry a rich widow.

      • Anonymous

        which, to Kerry, is probably a compliment.

  • Steven

    If God can so bless this country, I will pray that the two juggernauts on the conservative side, who have been the most effective at countering this administration, will join forces in 2012. Put me down for Palin/Rubio 2012.

    • Anonymous

      I disagree. Not about Palin. I’m right there with you.

      But Jim DeMint needs Marco Rubio. People are so quick to elevate these stars to the White House. The real problem is in the House and Senate.

      Ronald Reagan was a great man and a great President. Imagine what he could have done if he had had a DeMint, Rubio, Paul, Toohmey, in the Senate and a Bachmann, West, and Scott in the House.

      • Steven

        Well I hear what your saying, but we need to win next year. And we need CONSERVATIVES to win. Not some RINO like Romney, but real conservatives. In order to win, we frankly need young people, Hispanics, women, and the state of FL. Palin/Rubio 2012 FTW!

        • Anonymous

          I’m for a Palin/Bolton ticket for 2012. Then Bolton runs and wins in 2020 with Rubio as his running mate. Then Rubio runs and wins in 2028 with…

          Hell, by then it won’t matter. In my dream world, one Obama term is enough to usher in a 50 year conservative Republican reign in all three houses.

        • Anonymous

          F*** The World?

          Find That Wiener?

          Follow The Washboard?

          Fix The Watercloset?

          I give up.

      • Anonymous

        Where would you place Christi?

        • Anonymous

          I’m still undecided on Christie. I don’t think he’s conservative enough. He refused to join the lawsuits over Obamacare and had a stupid reason for not doing it. He’s a AGW proponent. I don’t like the comments he’s made about the Ground Zero Mosque opponents.

          And you know what? I’m not that impressed by his accomplishments in NJ. I’m from Rhode Island where the governor is nothing more than a figurehead. The RI Constitution is written to give all the power to the legislature. The fact that Chris Christie was lucky enough to get elected governor in a state that actually gives the governor power to fix problems doesn’t make the fact that he’s using that power to fix problems all that impressive. He’s doing his job. Oh, wow, let’s make him President. Nope.

        • Anonymous

          I’m still undecided on Christie. I don’t think he’s conservative enough. He refused to join the lawsuits over Obamacare and had a stupid reason for not doing it. He’s a AGW proponent. I don’t like the comments he’s made about the Ground Zero Mosque opponents.

          And you know what? I’m not that impressed by his accomplishments in NJ. I’m from Rhode Island where the governor is nothing more than a figurehead. The RI Constitution is written to give all the power to the legislature. The fact that Chris Christie was lucky enough to get elected governor in a state that actually gives the governor power to fix problems doesn’t make the fact that he’s using that power to fix problems all that impressive. He’s doing his job. Oh, wow, let’s make him President. Nope.

          • Anonymous

            Don’t try to find perfection, look to find excellence. Yes there are some areas that on the surface might seem contrary to your point of view but in the case of Christi look harder. He is on record as being against Obamacare and right or wrong his position is that this issue is going to be boiled down to the opinions of 9 people. As far as global warming he is not participating in the Cap and Trade fiasco, one of few, if not the only, Northeast states not to.
            In his mind the ground zero mosque has become politicized and this, in his mind, is not right.

            The thing about him though is that he is a true fighter, not afraid and certainly not intimidated by anyone, he will fight for his beliefs, something that has been missing in the Republican party for a long time.

            Don’t marginalize the things he has accomplished in New Jersey, very few people could have pulled them off.

            I would place him in the Attorney General position….for now.

            • Anonymous

              Well, the Obamacare thing is such a no brainer his reluctance to get involved in it tells me there’s something wrong with the guy. His reasons for not joining the lawsuit are just too stupid to take seriously. So that makes me think he’s got some reason for not allowing his state to join the suits. Oh, could it be he actually thinks government mandates are a good thing? That people have a right to healthcare? Yeah, I think it does and I do NOT want someone like that in the White House.

              He’s a AGW squish. There is NO WAY you can talk around that. It is what it is.

              As far as his remarks about the Ground Zero Mosque? It was insulting. I felt like he insulted me personally when he said what he said. How dare he be so sanctimonious? That really pissed me off. A good politician knows when to keep his or her mouth shut. He needs to learn that lesson.

              He might make a good AG. But he better not take any job until his term is up. That’s the corner he boxed himself into and he needs to stay there.

              By the way, I’m not diminishing what he’s done as Governor of New Jersey. But I’m also not lionizing him for doing a good job at the job he was elected to do. That’s a real peeve with me. Since when did our society get this desperate that every competent person is lusted after as if they are the next Savior?

              It shouldn’t work that way.

  • Anonymous

    Rubio is impressive. He did really well and that couldn’t have been easy.

    Kerry’s interruption was an obvious ploy to throw Rubio off his game. There was no other point to it. It was a smart move because in Lurch’s mind it was win-win. If Rubio refused to yield for a question then Kerry and the Dems had their gotcha moment they could spin all weekend. Look at the Republican refusing to debate! If he did yield then Kerry, being the legend in his own mind that he is, would be able to rattle the little newbie junior Senator to contradict the damaging things he had said before.

    Te he. Poor Lurch didn’t consider that Rubio would yield and then wipe the floor with him.

    • Anonymous

      Rubio is a newbie to Kerry but Rubio is the man that’s got THE GRIP….while Kerry never had a real one.

  • Anonymous

    For me, just a lifetime of frustration at Republicans refusing to attack BS questions. The reporter opens up with – how can you even let the troops think they won’t get paid. Put that stink right where it goes, all over Obama. Tell them, you are talking to the wrong branch of government. The law says he has to issue the checks. If he doesn’t, he is breaking the law. I guess he’ll have to arrest himself for that.

    Second question, could you have finished this bill earlier. The Dems could have finished it last year or the year before, and finished it any way they want.

  • Anonymous

    This is a serious question. I was under the impression that if we didn’t raise the debt ceiling we could still pay the interest on the loans and the military as well as social security and medicare. Then it would be a matter of cutting out all the garbage spending else where. Why do we automaticly default? ( why not cancel DEA,NEA,fire everyone hired by the gov since O took office etc?)

    • Persephone

      You’re right, Bmark…we don’t have to ‘automatically default’.

      That’s the core of all this.
      It is a battle over spending priorities.

      As you mentioned, there is a lot of non-essential garbage spending going on.
      It could all be slashed to the bone.
      And most of the American public would not suffer or even notice that that non-essential spending had even ceased.

      Obama seems to be terrified that the American people will see that the Govt could get along just fine with a lot less money.

      That is why he is having hissy fits and making threats about cutting off checks to grandma and to our troops.
      Those checks are on auto-issue too!
      It would take a deliberate Presidential Order to make them stop going out.

      • Anonymous

        WOW, that was great, so concise, and filled to the brim!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Reeder/100002051641013 Jeff Reeder

        Correct, also most people don’t know this but a check issued by the federal government of the USA is the same as cash. Yep, even if a bank (with a federal charter) suspects that the funds are not available, they must cash it.

      • KenInMontana

        +1,000,000,000,000.99

        • Persephone

          …Or worse.
          We still don’t know what the net numbers are going to be.

      • Toni w

        AMEN…sister? – Been saying that all week long to anyone who gives me an opening. I’m so sick of this whole thing – but I will stop here because when I get going, I start spewing and that isn’t always a good thing.

  • http://twitter.com/MaroonRepublic Maroon Republic

    Out freaking standing!

  • Anonymous

    Kerry just wanted to slap Rubio around a bit, try to throw him off his game. Kerry has been there so long that he has real responsibility for this debt, built up over years of overspending, so how can he go after someone that has a plan, when Kerry himself clearly has nothing to contribute, and no plan. And he, Kerry, thought he was qualified to be the POTUS. HA !

  • Anonymous

    If only he would run in 2012 !!

    ( I think he’d be the youngest president in history )

  • Persephone

    Absolutely magnificent delivery from Rubio!

    Look!…No teleprompter!

    I love it that he brought up the fact that there has been no Budgets signed under Obama.
    We should be screaming that…loud. And often.
    They get to spend more if there is no budget in place that they’re required to follow.

    Senator Rubio earned some stripes on this.
    He hit all the right points.
    And even made the old elitist donkey Kerry look like a doddering fool.

    • Anonymous

      This is one time Kerry truly earned a purple heart, did you know he served in Nam?

      • Anonymous

        That depends on what the definition of “served” is.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGATSUTKIDXGK3MCOS634SH4QM Alicia

          god will sort it out.sarc

          • Anonymous

            You’re more right than most!

  • Anonymous

    Did anyone watch Sen Rand Paul on CNN a little while ago?
    He was interviewed , rather ambushed with media matters propaganda by a pretty stupid guy who kept referring to himself as representing the ” American people” in a totally self-righteous snobbish hostile and elitist manner, as if he was the one elected by “people” , and the Sen was some kind of country bumpkin who had just wandered in to the Congress.
    He didn’t even allow the Sen to finish his sentences, accusing him of not answering the question the moment he started answering the question. That kind of hostility and animosity is very personal and I don’t know where it came from for this CNN guy.
    I hardly watch CNN but I was clicking around and the moment I heard Sen Paul was on, I decided to watch. I’m glad I don’t watch CNN. Its has some downright uncivilized people.

    • Anonymous

      I just watched it over at Mediate. No link. That site is doing a great job undermining conservatives and I ain’t gonna help it.

      It was Don Lemon and, of course, Mediate totally skewered it against Paul. But if you watch the video Paul came across great and Lemon came across as a high schooler practicing for his next debate meet.

      • Anonymous

        Thanx for the name of that dude.
        I did some digging ( I admit I am not too current with 3rd rate cable channel yappers) and now I understand where all that seething rage came from, Don Lemon just came out of the closet.
        Plus he works for CNN.
        That explains his jack@$$ry towards Sen Paul.
        I’ve never seen an interview in which even before the 1st question is asked, the TV host warns the guest to not to repeat right-wing talking points and then himself goes on a blabbathon of left-wing talking points and calls them a question, which needs to be answered by agreeing with him .
        Don Lemon, u r sour .
        And bitter

  • David Boyes

    no teleprompter, intelligent good speaker …. Boehner is too stilted and bad with teleprompter, this man needs to get out front and speak for the Repubs…. way more often !!

  • http://twitter.com/mjh4259 Mary

    Eerie seeing Kerry posing as an elder statesman vs. the young Rubio. I love this new crop of young conservatives! They give me hope for the future of this country and my children and grandchildren.

    • Anonymous

      What worked for me was to lose all hope. Then I found out how the whole system works and got angry. Then I realized that we are under siege by a world elite that use our political elite to destroy us.

      Now I am happy to be informed about our coming financial collapse and loss of sovereignty. I am happy because it all makes sense now, and I can prepare for it.

      I hope you get to have the same happiness.

      • NEO CON JOHN

        Your right elmer, they learned the rules and kicked our ass at our own game.
        That’s what happens when you play by PC rules.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGATSUTKIDXGK3MCOS634SH4QM Alicia

        How does the whole system work?

        • Anonymous

          The whole system is an elaborate game. There are those who have been playing it for centuries and passing it down from generation to generation. We, on the other hand, are newbies every generation, and therefor can never catch up.

          The core element of the game is deception. They have a plan, and use deception to achieve it. They have the advantage, but they are not immune to backlash.

          Most spend their time debating the symptoms of our destruction, and never face the true creators of it. The creators are those who run the system, and the system is rarely challenged. Even when a political movement happens, the system has adopted tactics to either overthrow them with propaganda, co-opt them, or bring them into the fold. They don’t like doing the latter option, but will if necessary.

          You see, those who play the game well, get accepted. Those who hone their skills to make it to the national stage, even with good intentions, often don’t even realize that they have been absorbed by the game and no longer have their own identity.

          If you look hard at the tactics they use, you will find deception in all aspects of the game. Take for instance the name of the bills they pass. “The Patriot Act”. It is totally contrary to what they present it as. “Obama Care”, will ultimately destroy health care and people will die. “Food Safety Bill” will stomp out small organic farmers and let big Ag continue to poison people.

          The game, for America, got real in the early 1900s. This is when a small group of financiers gathered at a place called Jekyll Island. These people planned an overthrow of our country which started with the creation of the Fed Res. They knew that the new funny money they were going to create would eventually fail, so they needed a way to sustain it while they achieved their goals.

          This is why they started the income tax. The plan was to lend money to our government, and extract the wealth out of our society through taxation for repayment of the fake money they created. It took time for this to come to fruition, but they were especially successful in 1933 when the US declared bankruptcy.

          Declaring bankruptcy gave them a certain control over government through the debt, by giving politicians, essentially, a blank check. They knew as well that even those who were not in the fold would be tempted with unlimited money. So we now have a de facto corporate government rather than a de jour government who acts solely in the interests of the people.

          This is when they were able to implement their social systems, and further taxation of the people. They created SS with the intention of taking wealth from society and distributing it to the causes that they wanted. SS has never been real. It is a literal ponzi scheme.

          They were able to fund wars now, without having to go to the people for the resources. The same people behind the system were funding both sides of every war, and ultimately could control the outcomes, for the most part.

          They have been successful in creating the same environment in America, as Hitler created in Germany. Hitler used false flag events to garnish Germany’s nationalist mindset and get the control that he needed. Our elites have used the same tactics, and achieved the same results. (see Gulf of Tonkin, OKC bombing, 911 attack, fast and furious, etc.)

          In some cases they just set up the attack and allow it to happen, and in others they actually facilitate it. Either way, the country gets behind the federalist nationalists and gives up their rights in the process. Like I said, it is all based on the core tactic in the game, deception.

          Meanwhile, they use the systems that they set up to divide and conquer. They use the tax code, gay marriage, the false left/right paradigm, welfare, gun issues, etc. Whatever they can use to keep the masses infighting while they strip us of everything they can.

          They use the false left/right to achieve their goals through apparent principled disagreement. They act as though they oppose each other, and use the politically correct tactic of compromise to achieve, ultimately, the same end.

          When they succeed at a high level of deception, they even tend to flaunt it in our face. They realize that the left/right minded public will support one side even when they themselves are getting screwed. Such was the case with Bush calling the constitution a GD piece of paper. Bush supporters won’t even acknowledge it. Or Obama supporters ignoring every promise he made to end the Patriot Act, get out of the wars, and balance the budget. Or Bush supporters going along with nation building when Bush was elected because he said he wouldn’t do it. People will give “their” guy every excuse beyond reason because they view the “other” guy as the enemy.

          We Americans get played like fiddles. Except for people like Ron Paul, Alex Jones, and myself.

          My suggestion to everyone:

          Even if you are skeptical, spend $5.95 per month for a prisonplanet.tv subscription. Watch all of the documentaries and the video interviews. Download the daily show and at least skip through to the interviews.

          Before you conclude that it is all nonsense, dig in deep and determine for yourself if there is any validity to what I am talking about.

          Good luck

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGATSUTKIDXGK3MCOS634SH4QM Alicia

            For 5.95 a month you will. Learn…..TO buy tin foil for your head.

            • Anonymous

              It is cheap, and helps keep microwave and cellular radiation out.

              • Anonymous

                That’s only if you can produce a continuously conducting surface that completely enclose the volume you are attempting to isolate which, by definition, a ‘hat’ cannot accomplish. Consequently you end up producing a reflecting surface that focuses radiation and fries your hypothalamus.

                Now a tin foil body suit…..Ah, that’s the ticket.

      • http://twitter.com/mjh4259 Mary

        How did you lose all hope? I’ve been brought low in this old world a number of times, but I never lost all hope. But I agree with you, it’s always best to be prepared.

        • Anonymous

          I lost all hope in this system, not all hope for life. I know we are living in a dying world, so now that I am not deceived any longer, I can move on. I was deceived when I had hope in men to change the world for the better. I was deceived when I believed that our government was legitimate and generally working for our best interests.

          Now that I have seen the light, both spiritually and in this world, I have hope. You must first lose hope to gain it back again. It is a process.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGATSUTKIDXGK3MCOS634SH4QM Alicia

            suicide is the answer to all your questions.

            • Anonymous

              I’m hoping to get a bunch of people together and go up on a mountain to take a pill. Then we will be accepted into the space ship which will take us to another, better, world. (sarc)

              • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGATSUTKIDXGK3MCOS634SH4QM Alicia

                Sarc aside,please do it.

                • Anonymous

                  To each her own. You are kind of mean, you know.

                • Anonymous

                  Wanna come? (sarc)

                • Anonymous

                  Wanna come? (sarc)

          • http://twitter.com/mjh4259 Mary

            Ah, I see said the blind man. I was going to quote Hebrews 11:1, but I think you already know it.

            • Anonymous

              I didn’t, by heart, but looked it up. I haven’t read that whole chapter for a while. Some refer to it as the chapter of the “hall of faith” club. Gotta love it.

  • David Robertson

    This needs to be seen by a wider audience. I would encourage my friends that comment here to share this. Rubio is a captivating speaker and defines the issues better than anyone in Washington right now. Really enjoy listening to him and Rand Paul. I think his tone and words will connect with America.

    • NEO CON JOHN

      I agree, After you post your comment forward this link to 5 people with a request for them to listen to it. We have to be more proactive in presenting our position on this issue. Great idea David.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joyce-Sears/100000714426906 Joyce Sears

      Breitbart also has this Rubio video on his site. So, it is getting around. Rubio is just ALWAYS AWSOME!

    • Anonymous

      You’re right. Will do.

  • Anonymous

    Harry Reid got a taste of his own poison pill.

  • Anonymous

    I hope the senate keeps it up and they may eventually find troops in their gallery, holding their own elections.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_A54HEFWI5VIAMGV4ARY5OYHRXU RodneyM

    I have a serious man-crush on Marco Rubio. He is a great representative of the conservative, common sense ideals we need in this country.

    • Anonymous

      The old lion of Democrat senate is mauled by the Tea party young lion. According to senator Kerry, the logic to oppose raising debt ceiling by senator Obama, Biden and Reid only apply when the shoe is on the left foot.

  • http://twitter.com/RichMcCreedy Richard McCreedy

    So now Boehner/Mitch/Reid are going to draw up some terrible bill together. Which they were always going to do no matter how the Boehner bill went.

    So, if there is anyone here who supported the Boehner bill, please, please tell me why we HAD to pass it out of the House? So we could then compromise with Reid? That was going to happen anyway. Give me one good, solid reason that passing the Boehner bill was so crucial.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/MVKB24PATKM3BXCRTLD62FUKK4 Richard

      boehner’s ego only

    • Anonymous

      It was the equivalent of “Don’t just do something, stand there!”

      If we had more than just Joe Walsh and a few others who can deliver a rousing, Ted Kennedy-esque, “lie after lie after lie” speech, then we could respond to these loons.

      I don’t know what turns my stomach more: watching Reid, Durbin, and Schumer talk about the Debt Ceiling, unimpeded, on the news channels, or the thought of Helen Thomas in any state of attire.

      • Anonymous

        Let me make this easy for you, think of Janet Reno

        • KenInMontana

          Now that was evil. EEEEYUCK!!!!!

      • Anonymous

        Thanks for the laugh…it was sorely needed!

        Helen Thomas in any state of atire….hehehe

        • Anonymous

          Anytime! You’re lucky TRScoop hasn’t enabled the feature of disqus where commenters can post photos.

          A link will have to do!

          • Anonymous

            Oh. My. Eyes.

            Surely, she never reproduced……

    • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

      FYI, The constitution says, house makes all laws, senate ratifies, the president sign into law. The Supreme court can only say if it follows the constitution, not change it. Reed clarified modern government. The president makes laws, the senate must approve,and the house okays it.

  • Anonymous

    So what Kerry was really saying is that when Dear Leader was in the senate his vote was thought to be good politics and not principle. Because if they really needed Senator Zero’s vote they would get it. And now he’s president.

    John Kerry…bleh.

    • Anonymous

      Did you know he served in Viet Nam?

      • Anonymous

        and he served with a kiddie-porn collector who is now in jail .
        How many people can put that down in their resume?

    • Anonymous

      Kerry is from Mass. just like Teddy and Romney…..what the other hand being give by the Republican party as the front runner

      • Anonymous

        You forgot to mention Scott Brown, he fits in there nicely with that ilk!

        • Anonymous

          Thanks, Scott Brown is a big disappointment

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Duane-Eugene-Pounder/1182639371 Duane Eugene Pounder

    RodneyM That was a great Post!!!!!
    I have a serious man-crush on Marco Rubio. He is a great representative of the conservative, common sense ideals we need in this country.

    Even if he only has a short time in Washington.
    Shara Palin if Nominated for President by the GOP or Tea Party. she Should Draft Marco Rubio for V.P.
    If you Listen to him, there is discuss (with the way Washington runs) in his Voice.

  • Anonymous

    He’s so right about so many things. I’m particularly thinking of “the American people think what’s going on in this place is gross”…or something to that effect. Gross was the correct term. Or maybe ‘sickeningly gross’ would be better.

  • Anonymous

    We need about 99 more Rubios…..

  • Anonymous

    Can you say statesman?!?! Marco Rubio has now become a statesman to me just like Allen West and John Bolton, etc.

  • Anonymous

    Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) tweeted:

    “that’s not a deal, that’s a surrender.”

    Swell….now what? What is it going to take to get this country back? Or is our beloved America lost to the marxists?

    • Anonymous

      Or is our beloved America lost to the marxists?
      ——
      We lost it the day we installed the first blank president .

  • Anonymous

    Outstanding Senator Rubio! Now to a comment about the Tea Party Extremists, I will bet anyone a bushel of Maryland Steamed crabs if they can prove me wrong.
    African Americans (Blacks) make up approximately 16% of the total USA population, however many so called Black Leaders yell racism when LIAR Obama does not get his way. I guess Congressman Scott is a racist/extremist, my point is that not all Blacks are supporting LIAR Obama. But all Tea Party (people that want smaller Government and a balanced Budget) are Extremists. I also believe that Polls have shown that over 50% want Congress to spend and tax less and get off of the USA citizen backs so we can work and produce those goods and services that pay taxes.
    So prove me wrong that, the MSM and the Progressives can call Tea Party thinking people Extremists but we can not challenge Obama because we are considered racists.
    I am personnally offended by the baiters within the Progressive wing of Congress that are now using the word Extremist and the new Racist terminology.
    Believe me there are many more than 16% of the USA citizens that think like the Tea Party and I am sick and tired of being called a Extremist for having common sense!

    • Anonymous

      Word Up!

  • Josh

    If I had any military background in me at all, I would stand up and salute this incredible statesman. Give ‘em hell, Rubio!

  • Anonymous

    Another rant from me about Obama and the MSM:
    Did everyone get the FEAR message about if we default interest rates will increase. For one we will not default on our interest payments unless Obama wants to default. But get this, who is the USA going to borrow the 3 trillion dollars from, The Fed by monitizing the debt, and who controls interest rates the Fed. Small circle isn’t it, the Fed and interest rates are twin brothers!

  • Anonymous

    Notice that there was no mention of the time span. Obama got his get out of jail card by not having to deal with this deficit, or budget. He will be on the campaign trail the day after the vote, talking about how he saved the nation from disaster and doom. He only needs 4 more years to complete the job.

    I hate what I see. I just hate it with a passion. Who do these people really represent? Take them down now and do the job we paid them to do.

    • Anonymous

      Just wait for the gunrunner issue to be front and center and the Mideast to turn into a fresh hell whole…Libyia , Egypt and so forth.

      • Anonymous

        I’m not even sure if there will be ANY reporting of the gun-running investigations in the near future.
        It will be ” Obama won” and ” Obama saved the world” and ” gramma is alive because of Obama” and ” Obama slayed the devil white Republicans” running in the media for the next few weeks while the islamomarxist celebrates ramadan in a shameless display of elitism and we work our bu22s off to pay taxes for his luxurious lifestyle.
        This country voted for our destruction in Nov 2008 .
        And the amazing part is , even after this one man totally burning our country down, those 52% people are not even ashamed of him.

        • Anonymous

          There’s not a single thing in your post that isn’t spot on. darn it

          • http://tackingintothewind.blogspot.com/ John Hinds

            Personally, I think he might have committed an impeachable offense in GR. I’d like to see a ‘fast ad furious’ trial.

      • KenInMontana

        He may be sending troops to Mexico at the rate he is going.

        • Anonymous

          And if you re-elect me, I promise a squadron in every country!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Allen/1694040137 Mike Allen

      Don’t worry REHLV…It’s all part of the grand plan to win the “propaganda war”. Oh look… Harry Reid and liar-in-chief are are crying like a boehner. I think we’re winning.

  • Anonymous

    July 30th 2011.
    The day the islamomarxist got to close the coffin .Finally .
    RIP my country.
    We tried .

    • Anonymous

      Not yet!

      • http://tackingintothewind.blogspot.com/ John Hinds

        The night is darkest just before the dawn.

    • Anonymous

      We have to take a page out of Churchill’s play book: Never give up, never give in!

      No surrender…..no sir! Keep that chin up, we have to fight on!

  • Anonymous

    Unless bho gives the Presidential Order, it’s not default we need to be concerned about it is the lowering of our credit rating. Both rating agencies have stated that $4,000,000,000,000 must be cut to keep our present AAAA rating. These bills that are being argued over have no cuts in any of them that anywhere close to the acceptable figure.

    When it is lowered, the following (and more) will happen.

    INTEREST RATES – will go up with no end in sight.

    INFLATION – Our food, gas, and clothing costs have already started to spike, but you haven’t seen anything yet. This is just the beginning.

    If commodities (food, gas, oil, farm products * cotton * et al) were included in the reported inflation rate, like they were until the ’70’s, our REAL inflation rate is about 10% – and climbing – due to the Fed already printing $’s and monetizing our debt.

    • Anonymous

      Then according to your analysis the World suffers from a depression. If we get back to 6% interest rates the DOW will be down about 4500. The FED will monetize the debt at current rates, S&P and Moody’s can down grade but only the FED can raise the rates. The circle of insanity will continue, however gold will double and most commodies will rise.
      Just buckle your seat belt, BHO could pay off all the consumer debt and student loans ASAP in the USA.
      Don’t worry in BHO’s second term he will print another 8 trillion.
      Song of the day

      • Anonymous

        The Fed adjusts the Prime Interest Rate – the rate the largest banks pay to use the Fed’s money and services – which is reflected in all other interest bearing instruments to a greater or lesser degree.

        BUT if we are downgraded, China and other countries buying our Bonds and Notes will demand a MUCH HIGHER INTEREST RATE or they won’t buy US Treasury instruments i.e. loans of any kind and they will divest themselves of all USA monetary investments.

        No I don’t believe the world suffers from a depression (yet) but the numbers and bases have been so twisted that it’s difficult to have an accurate fix on where we stand financially.

        • http://tackingintothewind.blogspot.com/ John Hinds

          No depression – yet. Inflation will continue for awhile. Don’t know for sure but I think the fed is the biggest buyer of our debt right now. I think China, et al, are getting out of dollar denominated instruments, bonds.

          • Anonymous

            Sadly, you are probably right about the fed now buying (monetizing) most of our debt. China is palming it’s US Treasury instruments off onto other countries, but they still hold a huge amount. I’m not sure they would be willing to loan us anything at this time.

            Gold prices are the best gage we have to give us insight into the course the economy is taking. It is at record highs and climbing. When it starts to fall, I hope we all have enough preparations to weather through the UGLY STORM to the other side.

        • http://tackingintothewind.blogspot.com/ John Hinds

          No depression – yet. Inflation will continue for awhile. Don’t know for sure but I think the fed is the biggest buyer of our debt right now. I think China, et al, are getting out of dollar denominated instruments, bonds.

    • http://tackingintothewind.blogspot.com/ John Hinds

      Right, wheat alone has gone up over 85% in a year, if my memory serves. I know my favorite loaf of bread was .89 two years ago and is now 2.50.

  • Anonymous

    while the house is working night and day, assembling offer after offer attempting to save the US economy, and THE one particular person that could make the difference, YOU KNOW THE ONE who demonstrates that everything has to be his way, is spending his day WHINING and trying to convince people to be on his side on twitter…. woulnt this make him a TWIT ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Duane-Eugene-Pounder/1182639371 Duane Eugene Pounder

    WORLD IS COMING TO THE END!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Not until I finish lunch.

    • Anonymous

      Not until I finish lunch.

  • http://twitter.com/PoeAllen Allen Poe

    Typical tranny tactic. Wait until crisis, then propose the same old tactic. This raises the debt ceiling, increase taxes, gives more money to Obahashit, with which to buy votes, drive the USA into the sea. Impeach the faaassssstttaaarrrrd!

  • http://twitter.com/nochera67 Mary Nochera

    I wish Marco Rubio would run in 2012.
    I would allow my car to be a mobile billboard here in the SF Bay area!

    • Anonymous

      You’d be taking chances with your life and car!

  • Anonymous

    Rubio was beautiful…..

  • Anonymous

    If that tentative deal is for real – does that mean BO won’t have to ask for another debt ceiling raise before the next election? If so, we’ll likely be handing him the election.

    • http://tackingintothewind.blogspot.com/ John Hinds

      No, he won’t, and that is the biggest concession of all.

  • Anonymous

    Rubio was fantastic when facing Kerry. Kind of like the new dog facing a much bigger old bulldog and he put him in his place.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FH3O2X3D7TE54VMCQE5EOG22QA Jeremy

    It’s amazing how amateur these establishment democrats and republicans look when set side by side with people like Marco Rubio. Rubio is an amazing speaker and he’s not even reading from a teleprompter. Obama take notes.

  • Anonymous

    So we owe a million dollars, they’re gonna spend three bucks instead of the five bucks they had planned to spend, and maybe think about cutting some more sometime later? Wow, what a bunch of heroes! Just who do they think they’re kidding?

    • Anonymous

      Well stated!!

  • http://www.solitudeholdings.com/blog1/ Dan C

    Giving Obama 2.8 trillion debt increase with these token cuts is a disgrace. We are being sold out. Compromise is one thing, but this 2.8 trillion is way too much to give away.

  • Anonymous

    Rubio is the most impressive charismatic politician I have seen since Reagan. I hope whoever the Republican nominee is that they select him as their VP pick and that he accepts because he will be a fantastic future President.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with one caveat: Palin is the most impressive charismatic politician I have seen since Reagan and she’s going to need Senators like Rubio. Jim Demint needs him now more than she does.

    • Constance

      Most definitely. He is a shining star, as is Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint, to name a few. These are our people; the ones we should be supporting and focusing on. The other so-called conservatives have shown their hands this week. They need to be removed. I’m not even listening to them anymore.

  • Anonymous

    It depends on how the balanced budget amendment is written. 20% of GDP starting in 2013 which will force decisions like Paul Ryan’s budget and the debate will start right during the 2012 debates.

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Kerry…because it is easier to say no to raising the ceiling because many would have said yes is a cop out…if it was true then it is true now, the country is being held hostage by those extreme tea party republicans and yet your party is still to provide a concrete solution to the problem…as Mr. Rubio said raising the ceiling is the easy part, the country is not watching the tea party it is watching you, your party and the president…and frankly your party has failed this country and the country now knows that even the threat of a default can’t get a meaningful solution out of you..so please shut the hell up about negotiations when you dont have a good idea to offer, if you cant help get the hell out of the way and let the tea parties solve it.

  • Anonymous

    let’s go see who sell themself

  • John Kubalak

    Unfortunately one thing that Sen. Rubio did not say was, “Thank you, Senator Kerry, for pointing out the President’s history of disingenuous rhetoric.”