Rand Paul – “Let The Democrats Own It”

Senator Rand Paul suggest Republicans should step back and let the Obama White House and the Democratic Party own the tax increases they seem to want so badly.  His suggestion shows a far more aggressive and tactically sharper approach than has been put forth by the Republican Leadership – one that likely has Democrats hoping is not taken up by more Republicans.

(“Let the Democrats be the party of high taxes…Let them own it.”)

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EXCERPT:  (via Hot Air)

Rand Paul: Let Dems raise taxes and own the result

Are higher taxes inevitable? If they are, Senator Rand Paul wants no Republican fingerprints on them. Last night, he told Greta van Susteren on Fox News that House Republicans should pass a bill with their specific plan to cut spending and fix the tax code to address the fiscal-cliff issues, and dare the Senate to take it up. If Democrats refuse, then Paul wants the House to hold a vote on the Democratic plan, with Republicans voting “present” to allow Democrats to pass the bill. That way, the economic damage from tax hikes will be totally owned by Democrats, and Republicans will have kept their hands clean.  LINK

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Here is a clip of Senator Paul speaking with the always-good Larry Kudlow.  THIS is the kind of mix it up strategy Republicans need to incorporate against a Democratic Party that is now fully engaged in aggressively pushing for its socialist agenda during Barack Obama’s second term.

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22 Comments to Rand Paul – “Let The Democrats Own It”
    • Vyxen
    • Prez for Life Hussein made a career out of voting “present.” I don’t see why the Republicans can’t do the same thing. I say go for it!

    • Mark
    • Now this is more like it!! The paleo/liberty faction has the right idea…..no surrender, no compromise on this issue. Place the blame squarely where it belongs…on the liberal Dems.

      I like the idea of having no Republican fingerprints on the issue. This is a winning strategy as opposed to the “go along to get along’ ideas espoused by neocon Boehner.

      After the beatdown from a few weeks ago the conservatives have to go on offense. Yesterday’s good news from Michigan was a good start. I hope they pursue this course regarding taxes / fiscal cliff.

    • truthandjustice
    • I am all for it but…..looks like (so far) that isn’t going to happen. Think I saw something yesterday saying how Boehner & Cantor working on getting some deal made – same ‘ol same’ol…….no guts, no glory – and……no more votes, GOP !!!!!!

    • Kat
    • I saw on one the liberal programs later yesterday they said Cantor was “holding the knife” to Boehner and Boehner needed Cantor to try and bring the conservatives in line for the vote but Cantor is pushing Boehner to get tougher on demanding the spending cuts. So looks like RI was on the mark with that situation. Cantor does seem to be the more conservative of the two. Wonder if they really would push Boehner out in 2013? One of the guys on the program said the Obama White House pretty much ignores Boehner and fears Cantor. I like Rand Paul’s idea. Just step away and let the Dems have all this pile of garbage and then let them have all the blame too.

    • Mark
    • Boehner continued to show his colors with the dismissals of Justin Amash, Walter Jones and two additional conservative congressmen from committee chair positions. That alone was a signal to Obama that he’s willing to play ball and negotiate.

      Unfortunately for the Speaker the banished conservatives are not going away quietly and are sabre rattling. Election for speaker will be interesting.

      • charlotte
      • Guess who made up the cull list for Boehner to remove certain GOP members from committees?
        http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/12/gop-source-says-majority-whip-drafted-boehner-conservative-purge-list/

        House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy has reportedly drafted a conservative purge list for Speaker Boehner.
        Breitbart reported:

        A House GOP source has confirmed to Breitbart News that House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy was the one who drafted the secret criteria list House Speaker John Boehner used in his purge of conservatives from House committees.

        The source, someone with inside knowledge of how Boehner conducted the purge, told Breitbart News that McCarthy crafted the list, which included a scorecard of where several conservative members stood on certain votes. According to the source, it’s unclear at this time whether McCarthy made the list of his own accord or if he did so at the request of somebody else in GOP leadership – like Boehner or House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

        The source alleges that McCarthy brought the criteria list to the House GOP Steering Committee where it was used to purge four conservatives from their House committee spots.

        Thus far, GOP leadership officials have kept the list secret. Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash, one of the conservatives purged from his House Budget Committee assignment, told Breitbart News that it’s “hypocritical” for Boehner and GOP leadership to keep the list secret while demanding transparency from President Barack Obama.

        Leadership officials refuse to discuss the list on the record with press. A spokeswoman for McCarthy has refused a request for comment from Breitbart News about her boss’s role in creating the list.

        This follows a report from November that claimed Rep. McCarthy endorsed gerrymandering that lost them 4 seats for the GOP in California.

      • E.A.B.
      • Removing Amash from the Budget Committee is a good move. He shouldn’t be on any committee, or in Congress at all for that matter.

        Amash isn’t conservative. He’s one of the clueless revisionists who mentions the Constitution in every sentence but doesn’t know or care what the Constitution actually says.

        If Amash wants to be the new Ron Paul, he can join him in retirement.

    • truthandjustice
    • “The rule of law is not optional. Liberty is not negotiable.

      In January 2009, Barack Obama was inaugurated as the nation’s first openly illegal President and unindicted felon. Since then, he has reigned over a lawless administration; and in November 2012, Obama stole the Presidential election through voter fraud. In addition to the thousands of other reported voter “irregularities,” Cuyahoga County (Cleveland), Ohio managed to produce statistical impossibilities. In five precincts, Romney got zero votes; in twelve precincts, Romney got exactly one vote in each precinct; and in eight precincts, Romney got exactly two votes in each of those precincts.

      Yet the criminal conspiracy known as the Democrat and Republican parties and their propaganda machine, the mainstream media, remains silent because the truth would destroy the corrupt status quo and eradicate those parasites from the body politic.

      There is no American republic if the electoral process has been compromised, if the Constitution is ignored, and if there is no means to petition elected officials or the courts for the redress of grievances.

      Without any legal recourse remaining, only rebellion can preserve liberty.

      California is the poster child for the failed economic and social policies represented by Obama and the far left-wing-dominated Democrat Party that is sucking the lifeblood out of American society. Creating a new Constitutionally-based state composed of conservative California counties will drive a stake into the heart of the extremist, anti-American, brain-dead, Democrat carcass.

      In perhaps another Democrat-and union-rigged election (who votes in favor of tax increases?), the passage of Proposition 30, which created the highest state income tax in the nation, set off euphoria and expectations of higher spending for public employees. State bureaucrats immediately ramped up deficit spending far beyond the state’s $6 billion annual tax increase. Democrats thought they could hammer “the rich” with Proposition 30. It now appears, however, that high income earners have already “voted with their feet” by moving themselves and their businesses out of state, resulting in a $1 billion-plus shortfall in corporate and income taxes and the beginning of a new financial crisis. California State Controller John Chiang announced that total state revenue for the month of November 2012 fell $806.8 million, or 10.8%, below budget.

      At the same time, the Democrat-led California government continues to be plagued by scandals…For the survival of California and, by extension, the country, it is time to put an end to Democrat incompetence and profligacy. It is time to create a new state from the residents of thirty-seven of the fifty-eight California counties, who espouse more conservative principles than those of the radical left populations of the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas.

      The new state will operate according to strict adherence to the U.S. Constitution (in particular the 10th Amendment) and maintain a balanced budget. It will promote small government, low taxes, energy independence, entrepreneurship, individual liberty, and personal responsibility. The new state will enforce immigration laws, equal opportunity, English as the official language, term limits for elected officials, and secure its border with Mexico.

      We are at a historical crossroad. The corruption and criminality in government is now unprecedented. The greedy financiers, the corrupt politicians, and the dishonest press are all leading our country down a path to national suicide. They must be stopped at all costs.

      Start by liberating California.”

      http://www.westernjournalism.com/let-the-second-american-revolution-begin-divide-california/

    • bobbi
    • The only problem is that Sen Paul and the Republicans shouldn’t divulge their strategy ahead of time.If the Dem. Suspect this they won’t let the measure come to the floor.

    • AmericaTheBeautiful
    • From the Lamecherry…

      The Dems own what their president does…be it the F15…the drone and its technology…the missiles to Al Qaeda…an ally in a cage ….a head of state murdered and raped…an ambassador raped and murdered…Seals murdered perhaps raped…the Dems own it all…housing crash, Fannie Freddie, fiscal cliff…all …
      It sounds so UN-American…BECAUSE IT IS… MOre like ghetto rules

      Lame Cherry
      WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012

      ANALGATE: The 20 Fighter Jet additional bribe

      My children, as no one addressed this as only this blog will, the reality is everyone has missed this for the obvious that only someone Inspired by God could discern and know, the 20 F 16 fighter jets bestowed upon the Muslim Brohood of Egypt which gang raped Lara Logan, put Hosni Mubarak in cage, which just murdered one of Obama’s “missing Benghazi links” to silence them and has been gang raping women in Egypt while threatening Christians with extermination……..were not the end to the bribes over the murder and rape of 4 Americans in Benghazi Libya, over the failed hostage taking of Chris Stevens set up by the Obama regime for re election, but is only the beginning of the blackmail of B. Hussein Obama.

      Obama had to bestow half a billion immediately more upon the Egyptian terrorists to silence them over their knowing that Obama imported his terrorists through Egypt.

      Now comes the public donation of 20 sophisticated fighter jets, which Egypt has absolutely no need for.

      Libya is in ruins of fellow al Qaeda. North Africa has no threats. Israel is not going to attack Egypt. No one in the Middle East is going to attack Egypt. Turkey and NATO are not going to attack Egypt as they put these terrorists in control.
      Yet Obama has now been blackmailed into 20 F 16′s, which can only be a threat to Jews, Americans or the few nationalist Arabs that Obama has not murdered.

      What the anti matter matter exclusive in this is my children which all have failed to see is, AS THIS IS THE PUBLIC BRIBES OBAMA IS GIVING THESE TERRORISTS, the reality is what is behind the scenes that he has already given the terrorists of Egypt?

      As an exclusive, this blog can inform you to a reality that Barack Obama is building upon his “summer of hatred of Netanyahu” when he and Sarkozy were trashing the Israeli Prime Minister, that Barry Chin is feeding direct intelligence to the Egyptians of the IDF’s capabilities, their knowledge of what they know and do not know on various operations coming out of Egypt, including tunnels and what is being smuggled where, and Mr. Obama Chin has fed the Egyptian terrorists exact information on the Israeli nuclear sites and arsenals, including deployment.

      That drone which was shot down over southern Israel was looking in a distinct nuclear place inside Israel. The Jews lied about it in stating it came from Lebanon, and this blog broke that exclusive. That drone came from Iran, but was quite a long journey, so it begged the reality no one else contemplated until now, and will be revealed in that drone was supposed to fly into Egyptian airspace to land, and be debriefed by the Egyptians in full cooperation with the Islamocommunists of Persia.

      Barack Obama gave the Iranian Marxists that drone earlier by flying it into their airspace. Now for another Lame Cherry matter anti matter exclusive, that drone was given by Mr. Obama to his partners in Iran for the purpose of scouting Jewish nuclear facilities, so the Iranians can in the future use that information to expose the IDF nuclear arsenal to demand like nuclear reductions from the Jews, when Obama starts his legacy option of disarming the Middle East of nuclear weapons…..meaning the Jews and the Persians, who Obama has been assisting in their nuclear arsenal.

      Those bribery jets to Egypt are meant to force the IDF eventually into disarmament, but the real story is what has just been exclusively revealed, as thee entire Obama machinations which started with the failed kidnapping of Chris Stevens which set off ANALGATE, so Obama would not have to steal the 2012 election, locks directly into Obama arming terrorists as only this blog broke exclusively, and now this blog has broken the huge story of an Obama / Egyptian / Iranian access, all working against the Jews, and all building for the Obama legacy of disarming the Jews of nuclear weapons based on the Iranian model.

      As Lara Logan has been so psychologically raped by Obama and his Brohood in no longer thinking she is invincible, this blog will do this work and note she probably would have stumbled upon this story, wearing ass tight khaki shorts and a tight little t shirt revealing her massive breasts as she was crooning about Obama and Muslim things and how bad Jews are…….all in the Sinai.

      DRONEGATE broken here once again by God’s Inspiration in the long list of Lame Cherry matter anti matter exclusives.

      agtG 2

      • Francesca
      • Thank you! I have been wondering and raising questions about these survivors in many different places. They (some) would have come forward with key eyewitness information IF they were free to do so. Will we ever hear from them?

      • ShainS
      • “They won’t let Congress know.”

        Then do your effin’ job and Constitutional duty: Impeach the Secretary of State (assuming she ever steps foot again on American soil), especially before she simply walks away!

    • JoleneAL
    • Rush says if the rates are allowed to go up on everyone, after the first pay checks go out in January – people will raise all kinds of hell and Obama will step in and blame it on the Republicans and then order the rates back to what they are now (except for on them rich blankety blanks) and he will look like the hero and us the evil white dudes – again.

    • E.A.B.
    • “Give the Democrats exactly what they’re asking for” doesn’t sound like a wise tactic to me. You can’t give an inch to these people, or next they’ll come back with even more radical demands.

      I get that we’re supposed to be able to blame the Democrats when their tax increases create havoc. That’s predicated on the assumption that the liberal media will even allow the Democrats to get any of the blame.

      Look at the stimulus: The media’s narrative (when they’re even willing to concede that it was anything short of a resounding success) is that it didn’t work as well as advertised because it wasn’t big enough.

      They’ll pull the same thing on us if Obama’s tax increases damage the economy: The economy is sliding back downhill because those nasty Republicans didn’t allow the Democrats to raise taxes on the rich as much as they should have.

      This tactic gives the Democrats exactly what they want, with only a dubious promise of future PR gains for us.

      Of course, this wouldn’t the first time the Paul camp has been all for giving the socialists exactly what they want…

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