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Question: “What Is The ‘Tea Party’?” Answer: “King Solomon’s ‘Cut The Baby In Half If I Can’t Have It All’ Mock-Mother”! The Tea Party Is More Than Willing To Destroy America To Get What They Want – Pejoratives Don’t Do Them Justice! But Any Subset Of This 21st Century Republican Party, That Can Nuke The Entire GOP, Can’t Be All-Bad – Carry On, Wackos! PARTIAL POSTING!@

“And we saw a large negative economic impact from the last Debt Ceiling impasse. We can’t keep continuing to do this to ourselves. Even if we don’t go over the Edge, we are already hurting ourselves economically. We are already hurting the World’s confidence in our country to be able to resolve these crises. And if we keep tiptoeing up to the edge, one day we are going to go over. And that’s why I think it’s been so important for Democrats to say, “No, you get nothing! Even if it’s something we don’t care about, you can’t have anything!” because it will just encourage them to do this again and again and again… So when we think about who’s going to learn a lesson from this Crisis, I think we need to give up on the Tea Party Caucus ever learning the lesson – they are never going to learn the lesson!” – Krystal Ball

“Let’s be very clear about how wrong he is on that point. What he’s talking about is something called “Prioritization”. The Argument is that the Treasury can pay some bills but not others. It is ABSOLUTELY FALSE that the Treasury can do that even with its Creditors, even with folks to whom it owes interest payments because there could easily be a day – Mark will back me up on this – where cash flow is less than the interest payments that have to go out that day! And at that point, you are technically in default!” – Jared Bernstein
‘The LAST WORD With Lawrence O’Donnell’, October 15, 2013. Continue reading

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‘MAJORITY OF THE MAJORITY’: AKA The ‘Hastert Rule’! Just One More Republican Anti-American, Self-Serving Duplicitous Ploy You May Not Know About! Is This FAIR To Americans? You Tell Me! Democrats Have No ‘Hastert” Rule – This Is A Republican Only Thing, Much Like Voter Caging, Right-To-Work Laws, Filibuster & Other Undemocratic Constipation Of The American Politic Maneuvers.

Wikipedia, “The majority of the majority is a governing principle (not a legal procedure) used by Republican Speakers of the House of Representatives since the mid-1990s to effectively limit the power of the minority party to bring bills up for a vote on the floor of the House.[1] Under the majority of the majority doctrine, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives will not allow a vote on a bill unless a majority of the majority party supports the bill.[2] This is sometimes referred to as the Hastert Rule,[3] as its introduction is widely credited to former Speaker Dennis Hastert (1999-2007). However, Newt Gingrich, who directly preceded Hastert as Speaker (1995-1999), followed the same rule.[4] Hastert was vocal in his support of the rule stating that his job was “to please the majority of the majority.”[5]“ Continue reading

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