Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Take Away Their Bullet

... before they shoot themselves in the foot-- again

Anyone who remembers the days of the old Andy Griffin show will certainly remember Barney Fife, the bumbling deputy to Sheriff Andy, who had to carry his  bullet in his shirt pocket and any time he would load his gun he managed to shoot a hole in something but not usually what needed shooting.  Barney would then have to surrender his gun and any bullet that he may have retained for "good measure".

Looks like the newly elected Republican Congress needs to have their bullets taken away from them 'cause they done been shootin' holes where they don't need to be a shootin'.

The new Republican Congress took their seats today in essences with gavels being exchanged between Nancy Pelosi, who has no regrets(more on that another day) and Bohner (Mr. Sobs and Tears) but what will they do tomorrow and the next day, etc, etc.  That is  a BIG question.

Given the lack of leadership shown either in the House or the Senate(Mitch McConnell (K) and the actions taken during the Lame Duck Session it is not boding well for those who had such high expectations. In fact here is what today's Rasmussen Poll had to say:

The new Congress, with Republicans in control of the House, isn’t even seated yet, and voters are already expressing more likely disappointment than they did around Election Day.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 67% of Likely U.S. Voters – two-out-of-three – think it is at least somewhat likely that most voters will be disappointed with Republicans in Congress before the 2012 elections. This includes 37% who say it is Very Likely.

Only 25% believe most voters will not be disappointed in the congressional GOP when the next national elections roll around, but just five percent (5%) say it’s Not At All Likely. 
At the beginning of November when a GOP takeover of the House on Election Day appeared inevitable, 59% of voters said it was likely most voters would be disappointed with Republicans in Congress by 2012, with 38% who felt it was Very Likely.

The newly elected Freshmen, who indeed are acting like Freshmen with their lack of decorum and unwise choice of a time to PARTY has only given the Lame Stream Media and the Democrats a HUGE CLUB to begin the beating about the head and shoulders with for the next 24 months.

“If incoming GOP freshmen were hoping to bring fiscal responsibility and ‘family values’ to Washington, they may have gotten off to an interesting start,” conservative blogger Matt Lewis noted,  citing the event’s steep ticket prices, as well as Rimes’s confessed extramarital affair and her recent appearance in a “Sexy Santa” outfit at a gay men’s chorus Christmas performance.
But the grumbling doesn’t seem to have dampened the enthusiasm of the man behind the event — incoming Rep. Jeff Denham of California — for becoming a rainmaker for the 87-member GOP freshman class.

I am not sure what kind of rainmaker Denham is suppose to be but raining on  your own parade and spoiling the party for everyone else ain't what one wants to do. The "liberal smog" from the left coast perhaps has effected his mind for he certainly is not acting like a conservative in the true sense of the word. But that is no excuse.

 Here is a list of those confirmed who will attened. Please notice if anyone from your state is taking part in this fiasco. The Sunlight Foundation's "Party Time" site confirms, the list of all the participating members-elect includes:
Jeff Denham, R-Calif.
Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn. (Tea Party)
Robert Dold, R-Ill. (Tea Party)
Renee Ellmers, R-N.C. (Tea Party)
Jeff Landry, R-La. (Tea Party)
Tom Marino, R-Pa.
Tom Reed, R-N.Y.
David Rivera, R-Fla.
Jon Runyan, R-N.J.
Steve Southerland, R-Fla. (Tea Party)
Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind. (Tea Party)
Kevin Yoder. R-Kan.

 Then there is the newly elected David Rivera with a cloud hanging over his head prior to election now comes aboard to really give the LSM and the Democrats something to cheer and point to MORE OF THE SAME AS FOUR YEARS AGO and they are going to have a hey- day with this one.

David Rivera of Florida. A magnet for bizarre accusations, he is already under investigation by Miami-Dade prosecutors for a $500,000 contract he negotiated and helped carry out for his godmother's marketing firm. He claims he received no money for it. Rivera created tremendous ambiguity over his personal income and work history during the campaign that has never been clarified. At one point, he claimed to have worked for USAID, which the agency denied.

He now admits to the mess.

Incoming Congressman David Rivera has admitted receiving $137,000 in undisclosed loans from a company co-owned by his mother -- a company now under criminal investigation over secret payments from the Flagler Dog Track during its campaign to bring slot machines to Miami-Dade pari-mutuels.
Rivera, a Republican from Miami, had never previously disclosed any loans from Millennium in financial statements filed as a congressional candidate, or during his prior tenure in the Florida legislature.

Question is--How did he get a pass on this?  Another HUGE CLUB to be used by the Dems and the LSM!

Cal Thomas recently wrote:

"The lapdog big media will predictably question everything the new Republican House attempts to do, characterizing it as 'insensitive,' pro-rich and even inhuman. They will be helped by unions, which will stage demonstrations against any program cuts or attempts to reduce the size and reach of government. ... As Byron York correctly noted in The Washington Examiner, Democrats will again cry 'Washington is broken' after Republicans take control of the House and improve their numbers in the Senate. To them, Washington 'works' only when it is passing bills authored by Democrats that cost and tax more, while expanding the size and reach of government. Washington is 'broken' when Republicans say 'no' to more dependence on government and yes to liberty, opportunity and personal responsibility. The message from the November election was about ending Obamism, not expanding it. You wouldn't know that from the drooling big media, which is already trying to re-establish the liberal narrative that everything Democrats do is good and everything Republicans do is evil."

And now they have all of the above to use against the Republicans and use it they will to draw away from the underhanded shenanigans that they are sure to continue to try to pull as well as those already pulled.

It is not a very good start, is it?


GM Roper said...

Damn Ticker, quitcher gritching... nothing to see here, move along!

Or so the Dems, MSM and Obama will be telling us for the next 24 months.

I'm moving to Tahiti.

Chuck said...

Good post but the truth is that the fix is in. It doesn't matter what the GOP Congressmen do for the next 2 years, it will played up by the media. Quite frankly if they weren't doing these things, the media would just make something up.

What they really need to worry about are the voters. I don't think there is a lot of tolerance left for this.

There is always someone else ready to run against them in 2012.

Anonymous said...


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Ticker said...

GM, Belize is closer and cheaper, so guess I'll have to settle for there. It's been looking good for a long time now and it just got better looking.

Chuck, the voters are not going to accept "But We Tried" unfortunately it will be too late , confidence will have disappeared and Obama will be a shoo-in.

Debbie said...

Well of course we will be disappointed, because there is only so much the new congress can actually get accomplished with the Senate and Obama, nothing coming out of the House is assured of getting any further. They can just do as much as they can and we will hope for the best.

I see there is a Tennesseean in that group:

Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn. (Tea Party)

Right Truth

Ticker said...

Debbie, I am afraid that the old sob story of"Well we tried" just ain't gonna cut it this time.

I was always told that in a fight I was to do my best and then kick em in the b...s if I wanted to win and keep from getting my butt kicked. That is what the Republicans are going to have to learn to do. So far we see what being nice has gotten us.