Rep. Kelly hammers Democrats for political games

Jazz Shaw over at Hot Air named this Mr. Kelly goes to Washington which pretty much sums up this clip. Rep. Kelly (R-PA) says he is not speaking as a Republican, but rather as someone who has been in the private sector his entire life and is very upset that the party who refused to create a budget because of an election is trashing Paul Ryan’s budget.



This is the passion we’ve been looking for in Washington. And I hope it’s contagious:

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135 thoughts on “Rep. Kelly hammers Democrats for political games

  1. Mike Kelly was my baseball coach as a kid. His son is a friend of mine and I am encouraged to know that Mr Kelly is out there fighting the good fight for us. Maybe someone will listen to this voice of reason and this country will start to get back on track. Someday maybe all of us will think like this and start to make sense of this mess we have on our hands.

    Kudos to you Coach Kelly thank you for your reason in DC.

  2. When a budget isn’t passed the prior year’s budget is used by default. Ryan’s budget is bold and fresh. And They can ridicule the problem solvers but they can’t even solve the problems that they have created.

  3. When a budget isn’t passed the prior year’s budget is used by default. Ryan’s budget is bold and fresh. And They can ridicule the problem solvers but they can’t even solve the problems that they have created.

  4. Said like a true American! Could not agree more with Rep. Kelly’s sentiments regarding this reckless, evil, Marxist-centered approach to governing that seems to have permeated every nook and cranny and of the Democratic Party.

    It really is the height of arrogance and hypocrisy to rail against Paul Ryan’s budget plan, when the so-called “Obama” has never even presented a budget to Congress. Shouldn’t that be illegal? Barry hardly has the “general welfare of the nation” in mind, as inscribed in the Constitution’s Preamble (which “Obama” was sworn to preserve, defend and protect), does it?

  5. It is beyond refreshing to listen to somebody that has a clue. I am so sick of the idiots in Washington pretending to be “leaders” that I could vomit. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that you can’t spend your way out of debt. That is stunning and laughable that we have elected officials that actually believe that tripe. Rep Kelly, I salute you sir!

  6. Damn! That is the passion and honesty that I wish I could hear day in and day out. “Imagine if you did not have to get re-elected.” Exactly! Do what’s right now what you think is gonna get you re-elected by your special interest groups.

  7. Yeah baby! His very real rant right there diplays why it is so important that we have genuine “skin in the game” as he puts representation in congress, and not progressive academic ivy league control freak kooks.

  8. It was a great, spontaneous description of the problem, and a shaming they need to hear daily.

    Wet blanket time:
    I just wish out side could deliver without the “Newt” problem. He was going like gangbusters, and then couldn’t stop from throwing the left a bone. Paraphrasing: “If you want money for all of these programs, the money’s out there, just don’t tie it up with all of these regulations.”

    Howbout: let people decide how to spend their money. Period.

    This is why DeMint is such a rare politician. The “Newt” problem is very minimal with DeMint.

  9. jaredp…what can i say…his argument is dems spend less than repubs…even if it were true it only makes the case for conservatism, i dont care who spends less as long as they spend less. Conservatism is a lifestyle anyone can live, even dems.

  10. only one way is left …dems have to become the permanent minority in the house, senate and presidency. We have to cleanse the system of liberals. They are a tumor that needs removal.

    1. Yeah man! Throw the tumors “out with the bathwater”. Just make sure you get EPA approval first. (sarc)

      1. When republicans in in power, they shut down or back off on regulatory agency control. Not.

  11. WARNING !!!! If you are just now seeing this and start to read the comments be fore warned. Skip comments by Jared obviously he forgot to take his medication today and is wondering around in OZ right now.

  12. Who was that marvelous man??? And where has he been all this time???

    I suppose the demoncrats let it go in one ear and out the other.

  13. Great speech, but the problem is these idiots in Washington already know it. All they think about is me, me, me, not us.

  14. Great speech, but the problem is these idiots in Washington already know it. All they think about is me, me, me, not us.

  15. A true Republican is 100% American, because they have to believe in individualism and upholding the constitution. Liberals are 0% American, because they believe in destroying individual rights, private property, gun rights, and stealing from one person to give to another.

    1. That is a nice theoretical thought. Too bad we don’t have any true republicans. Maybe Ron Paul.

  16. Kelly! Kelly! Kelly!

    Yes, Yes, Yes! Call’em out! Tell the truth! I loved this.

    Great post Scoop 🙂

    1. Rshill, I loved the silence in the room after he ended. No doubt they were all speechless after such grand articulation!

      1. Yeppers good sir. I am thinking there were many other members on the right side of the aisle thinking to themselves…Wow, I wish I’d have said that.

        Silence all around. Deafening 🙂

        P.S. Love, love, love, the bus pic.

      2. Yeppers good sir. I am thinking there were many other members on the right side of the aisle thinking to themselves…Wow, I wish I’d have said that.

        Silence all around. Deafening 🙂

        P.S. Love, love, love, the bus pic.

      3. It was most likely a deep sense of shame. No wait, what the hell am I thinking he was talking to politicians and democrats in particular.

  17. A STRAIGHT TALKER. It’s not hard to GRASP for Paul Rand!!! Keep the credit cards AWAY from the children!! B U D G E T is the concept and that might include a final measure of wisdom as Rand Paul has expressed via an amendment requiring a balanced budget.

    1. That could hardly be called an original thought, balanced budget amendments come and go constantly, even Graham has proposed one (2007 along with DeMint).

      1. Balanced budget amendment talk drives me nuts. Unless it’s got some device to prevent tax hikes it’s not that great an idea to me.

        1. I agree, they are generally nothing more than political grandstanding, to be used as “talking points” in the next election cycle.

        2. Scoop’s right. I heard DeMint talking about it on Mark Levin’s program. When they started out on “A Balanced Budget Amendment” my immediate reaction was kinda like yours: Here we go again.

          But as DeMint talked, and dealt with Levin’s questions, I heard things that made sense. It’s not just a balanced budget. It’s also a limit on government access to your money. That part I really liked.

          Of course, I gotta read the whole thing before I decide. (I’ll leave analysis by emotion up to the lefties.)

        3. Scoop’s right. I heard DeMint talking about it on Mark Levin’s program. When they started out on “A Balanced Budget Amendment” my immediate reaction was kinda like yours: Here we go again.

          But as DeMint talked, and dealt with Levin’s questions, I heard things that made sense. It’s not just a balanced budget. It’s also a limit on government access to your money. That part I really liked.

          Of course, I gotta read the whole thing before I decide. (I’ll leave analysis by emotion up to the lefties.)

    2. The balanced budget amendment idea has been batted around many times but it still looks like a viable device to facilitate contraint and curb the addiction to “let’s just make this our last binge”.

    3. The balanced budget amendment idea has been batted around many times but it still looks like a viable device to facilitate contraint and curb the addiction to “let’s just make this our last binge”.

    4. A balanced budget an include huge amounts of debt spending. Staying within that budget doesn’t mean crapola as far as destroying the dollar is concerned. It isn’t our money anyway, it belongs to a private banking cartel that we are enslaved to.

      Who cares anyway?

  18. I don’t know this Congressman, since I am from California, but he speaks to every small, beat-up, barely hanging on business in the country. If even for five minutes … nice to have someone say how I feel in congress. Anyone listening….Anyone?

  19. I don’t know this Congressman, since I am from California, but he speaks to every small, beat-up, barely hanging on business in the country. If even for five minutes … nice to have someone say how I feel in congress. Anyone listening….Anyone?

  20. Why is it so hard to get government to stay out of the private sector’s business? The government only has to follow one document and its rules. Subsidies, no; tariffs, no; welfare in any form, no; education (laugh), no; regulating which cleaning product to use in my home, no; taking 50% of my check to give to someone else that they define as “poor,” no; screw off, YES!

  21. Why is it so hard to get government to stay out of the private sector’s business? The government only has to follow one document and its rules. Subsidies, no; tariffs, no; welfare in any form, no; education (laugh), no; regulating which cleaning product to use in my home, no; taking 50% of my check to give to someone else that they define as “poor,” no; screw off, YES!

    1. Technically, two documents (although the Constitution encompasses, and is empowered by the other one). The “Screw off” mandate is in the Declaration.

  22. This guy is my long lost patriotic grandpa. I think the Tea Party and our talk show hosts are getting these congressmen fired up. 2012 is going to be a conservative haymaker to the Marxist liberal wankers.

  23. I just wish these words were not falling on deaf ears. All I can say is Exactly Mr. Kelly and way to go Pennsylvania… nice pick for a representative.

  24. I have the disdinct feeling this guy won’t be getting a “Ruling Class” I.D bracelet.

  25. I have the disdinct feeling this guy won’t be getting a “Ruling Class” I.D bracelet.

  26. I have the disdinct feeling this guy won’t be getting a “Ruling Class” I.D bracelet.

  27. Pretty sure the white house presented a budget. The republicans filibustered it. Not liking the other party’s budget isn’t them not presenting one. It’s the other party after all. If they had the same budget plans, everyone would be in the same party.

    1. You are wrong. The Democrats didn’t create a budget last year because they didn’t want to show how much they wanted to spend before the 2010 elections.

    2. You are wrong. The Democrats didn’t create a budget last year because they didn’t want to show how much they wanted to spend before the 2010 elections.

        1. That came out of the White House for 2011.

          The context of this guy’s rant was directed at the 111th Congress that didn’t even bother to submit a budget.

          1. You write a budget the year before. FY 2011 was 2010. I can pull up the FY 2010 budget if you like.

            1. I’m confused about what point you’re trying to make.

              The Democrats controlled the House, Senate, and White House in 2010 and they did not even bring a budget to the floor at all. If you want to quibble over what was submitted to the OMB to score then I’ll admit I shouldn’t have used that word. But the fact is that Democrats didn’t do it. That’s what Kelly was saying in this video.

              Your knee jerk need to paint Republicans as just as bad or worse than Democrats is undermining whatever point you wanted to make.

              1. As I pointed out, the Republicans filibustered even the defense budget. In the Senate, with it’s cloture filibuster, there was no way to get the bill as a whole past. So it was split up. Then individual pieces went through, fighting through the filibuster. While difficult it was easier than “ramming the whole thing down republican throats” as it no doubt would have been characterized.

                The claim was made that there was no budget presented. I corrected that. I have no further point to be made. I don’t even particularly like Obama.

        2. That came out of the White House for 2011.

          The context of this guy’s rant was directed at the 111th Congress that didn’t even bother to submit a budget.

        3. That came out of the White House for 2011.

          The context of this guy’s rant was directed at the 111th Congress that didn’t even bother to submit a budget.

        4. And besides what Jaynie said, you also said Republicans filibustered it. You would have to prove that too. And you can’t because it didn’t happen.

        5. That’s the President’s proposed budget for 2011, where as Scoop is talking about 2010, that year the Democrats did not present a budget, hence the barrage of CR’s until a budget for the remainder of the year was hammered out at the tail end of the year.

            1. Check the date that budget was submitted, February 2011. Just a bit late for 2010 don’t you think?

              1. It’s been updated since then, but I pulled up the presidential budget message that introduced it, and this is the signature line:
                Barack Obama
                The White House,
                February 1, 2010.

                1. Barack also said he created 2.1 million jobs in the private sector a couple days ago. Jared, do you trust people alot and take them at their word? It isn’t bad that you do, necessarily; it just means that when everyone with common sense and a knack for understanding logic says, ” I told you so,” you have to feel like a complete boob for being naive.

                2. Are you saying that the official gpoaccess.gov website is a forged coverup slipping in false documents to hide the truth from America?

                  That did so clear back in 2010 so as to get me then too?

                  Alright then.

                3. You will recall that you are relying on a guy who recently signed the Queen of England’s guest book dating it 2008. Besides which when this budget was introduced is irrelevant to the fact that it is the proposed budget for FY 2011, the budget that Scoop is referring to is the budget FY 2010, that by your reasoning the intro letter would have been dated 2009. So in essence you are claiming that the link you posted 1 hour ago has since been updated to show the proposed 2011 budget instead of the 2010 budget?

                4. That page was updated on february 2011. The date the new budget was submitted. With the final numbers for that previous budget. You know, the reality to compare to the projection?

                  You can find other sources for his budget submittal letter to congress. I just find it stupifying that you don’t consider the official government access website official enough.

                5. First off I never discounted the veracity of the site. Secondly you still seem to be missing the whole point, as it seems you are the only one I have ever encountered that is in denial about the fact the Democrats (who were in control in 2010) did not submit a budget for FY 2010. You also seem to be a little fuzzy on the budget process, each party in Congress will submit their counter-proposals, to the proposal submitted by the President, then they proceed to sort it out. Not only did they not submit anything they even declined to bring the President’s proposal to the floor. Once again no one said the President failed to propose a budget, it was the Democrats in Congress that failed to act.

        6. WARNING !!!! If you are just now seeing this and start to read the comments be fore warned. Skip comments by Jared obviously he forgot to take his medication today and is wondering around in OZ right now.

            1. Do you believe that there is only 9.1 % unemployment? Government cooks the books more than anyone in prison for doing it in the private sector.

    3. Democrats, by definition, don’t make or believe in budgets. They are similar to Paris Hilton spending her rich grandpa’s money. Americans, in this analogy, are rich grandpa.

    4. Democrats, by definition, don’t make or believe in budgets. They are similar to Paris Hilton spending her rich grandpa’s money. Americans, in this analogy, are rich grandpa.

      1. So spending going down under democrats and up under republicans is just an illusion? Good to know.

              1. He keeps giving us .com links and blogs, which, since I was in fifth grade are considered “unscholarly” and meritless. Any idiot, hence someone we keep engaging, can write or post to a .com blog. For Jared, instead of the movie “Dude, Where’s My Car,” I recommend, “Dude, Where is a Scholarly Source For Your Information That Can’t Be Written By Any Hack Liberal Living With His Granny.”

                1. Aaaaahahahahahaha!

                  Hey Doc, it hurts when I laugh.

                  I know, “don’t laugh”. But I can’t hep-it!

                2. Oh, yeah, Jared is a real piece of work. He’s the type of poster I used to argue with all the time on boards. They object to any and all articles written or published by anything even remotely conservative while linking to the most obscure left wing blog that “proves” their point.

                  I used to post Ann Coulter columns just to piss them off and watch them go bonkers.

                3. I also have provided multiple Fox News links.

                  I apologize for not having a Fox News article reporting on democratic presidents doing something better than republican presidents.

                  That doesn’t change the historical data. Do you challenge any of the data?

                4. At least one better than a blog site man. Come on now. Yes, the part where democrats are frugal. Dude, you are the example of why each state isn’t allowed to just let students progress to the next grade level without passing a state test. You ruined it for all the idiots!! Are you proud?

                5. At least one better than a blog site man. Come on now. Yes, the part where democrats are frugal. Dude, you are the example of why each state isn’t allowed to just let students progress to the next grade level without passing a state test. You ruined it for all the idiots!! Are you proud?

              1. Do you think they DON’T?

                Just the party leaders, who also submit the budget, typically run the budget talks as is now happening, and get the final veto. The bully bullpit of always being able to grab a mic to denounce the other side is pretty powerful too.

                1. man r u dumb….if ur making the case for less spending then the dems would be acting conservative, i dont care who acts conservative as long as they are conservative

                2. I think there might be more to conservatism than one factor. 🙂

                  It might be more accurate to say I think a lot of the republicans are fake conservatives.

                3. This from the guy who thinks Bill O’Reilly is a “moderate conservative”.

                  You don’t have the first clue what conservatism is. And by the way, conservatives know who the fake conservatives are in the Republican Party.

                4. Funny, I thought it was fiscal responsibility, keep the government out of my business, and use proven results not institute radical theoretical changes.

                  Bet you think that is “fake” conservatism though.

                5. Too late, Jared. You failed my Bill O’Reilly test. Don’t feel bad. Every liberal who claims to watch him has failed it, too.

            1. Democrats raise the debt, while creating huge budgets and staying within in them to make it look like they are fiscally responsible.

              Republicans talk a big talk, while pretty much spending us into oblivion as well.

              Look at the debt, not the budgets. The budgets are basically pointless other than having a distraction for people to argue about.

        1. Did you hear of the healthcare bill, three wars Obama is currently engaged in, and the stimulus? Don’t be a tard, Pleeeeeease!

          1. The health care bill, as shitty as it is, which is scored as reducing the budget?

            I HATE the wars, so don’t expect me to do other than damn Obama for that. Bush passed the first stimulus, remember? Besides, almost half of the “stimulus” was tax cuts. I thought you guys liked those?

            1. Did you read the end of the report Jared? It said that doctors would have to take a 30% cut, and then it said that there is a wide range of uncertainty to the governments calculations. I and other docs ain’t taking a 30% paycut bro! Ya heard?

                1. Then it’s a good thing we put in that bit in the health care bill to increase health care training and scholarships.

                2. people dont become doctors because of a bill containing training and scholarships, people become doctors just like anything else if there is money at the other end of the line, and right the ego’s bill doesn’t do anything to correct that. the only that will correct that is a free market.

                3. Again your ignorance shines. Have you ever run a medical clinic Jared? Lol You really have no clue and it shows terribly from your comments. You should see the overhead and regulations to run a medical clinic. Please just stop posting on what you don’t know.

            2. OMG. I am in the healthcare business and you don’t have the first clue Jared. It is the worst travesty I have ever seen and it WILL put small businesses out of business. It has zero to do with healthcare at all. The cbo has to score what is put in front of them. Paul Ryan was absolutely correct on the double counting. This “bill” will cost us well OVER a trillion. My Lord, wake up. This isn’t about party any more for me. This admin is raping the middle class and please don’t even attempt to defend it. My family have been democrats on both sides as long as I can remember until this idiot graced us with his dictatorship. It is stunning really how ignorant the electorate really is.

        2. JaredP: Exhibt A on the fact that libs live in an alternaitve universe, where what they say is suppose to be believed and what they actually do is to be ignored.

          *shakes head*

          1. Easy fellows. 🙂

            I don’t spend every second waiting on responses. Getting the requested data rather than just my say so now. 🙂

    5. Jared, can you please explain how the Republicans could fillibuster a budget when the Dems had super majorities in both houses so as not to need a single republican vote?

      1. “Blue dogs”

        You guys think you hate RINO’s? Talk to some ardent democrats about the blue dogs some time.

        Oh, and Obama is somewhat incompetent, not to mention Reid.

        1. Sorry I dont buy that blue dogs are the reason no budget was passed. Most of the blue dogs all fell right in line with the voting after being appeased via backroom deals, probably with money being sent to their districts. I wont argue with you on the incompetence portion but when someone surrounds themself with supposed top level economists (that are all now quitting) you cant tell me that some form of a budget couldnt even have been proposed.

  28. Pretty sure the white house presented a budget. The republicans filibustered it. Not liking the other party’s budget isn’t them not presenting one. It’s the other party after all. If they had the same budget plans, everyone would be in the same party.

  29. Mr. Kelly speaks with the authentic, enthusiastic reasoning that only the truth of his statements are more profound than the ease of which he speaks them.

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