Comments on: Republican “Young Guns” take aim at Democratic-led Washington http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/09/01/republican-young-guns-take-aim-at-democratic-led-washington/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: bombadier http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/09/01/republican-young-guns-take-aim-at-democratic-led-washington/comment-page-1/#comment-411019 Sat, 23 Oct 2010 05:48:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=29520#comment-411019 As a member of the ’94 revolution, I personally saw the error of electing leaders who had been in the minority. I often say I only made one bad vote, but unfortunately, it was the first vote, and that was the only one that counted. I pray that all the new freshman will not make the same mistake we made in ’94 and elect leaders from the freshman class. That is the only way that we can possibly reverse the downward economic spiral we find in our nation.
In my legislative district, the young gun running was also a freshman in our State house in ’94, and will fight for new leadership. Boehner was Gingrich’s protege, and even though Newt may be the man with the best ideas,he proved himself to be a progressive.
As Steve Largent said to Speaker Gingrich in ’96 when Newt tried to reverse the gains we made in ’95, “Mr. Speaker, I have been in smaller rooms with bigger people, we will not be intimidated”. Hang tough, freshman, don’t buy into the system, our nation can not continue the direction we are going. It must be reversed, not slowed down.

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By: Yellow105 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/09/01/republican-young-guns-take-aim-at-democratic-led-washington/comment-page-1/#comment-409596 Tue, 07 Sep 2010 19:15:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=29520#comment-409596 It’s hard to take the GOP seriously. The party that’s running on a platform of fiscal responsibility was fiscally irresponsible. The party that’s running on a platform of shrinking the size and scope of government grew the size and scope of government. The party that’s running on a platform of competence, maturity, and integrity was, and still is, incompetent, immature, and corrupt.

Eric Cantor joined the House Republican leadership in 2002, and proceeded to vote for bigger deficits, more debt, and government expansion without paying for it. He’ll be the Majority Leader if the GOP takes the House.

John Boehner joined the House Republican leadership in 1994, and was at the heart of his party’s spectacular failures in the ensuing years. Boehner was even the Majority Leader when his party lost 21 seats in the 2008 elections. He’ll be Speaker if the GOP takes the House.

The party won’t be “led by a new generation of young and energetic leaders”; it’ll be led by the same guys who drove their party and our country into a ditch.
How do Republicans propose “restoring the public’s trust”? By embracing the exact same ideas and policy agenda Republicans have run on for years.

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By: Eideard http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/09/01/republican-young-guns-take-aim-at-democratic-led-washington/comment-page-1/#comment-409584 Sun, 05 Sep 2010 23:28:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=29520#comment-409584 Young Guns? Brown Shirts, perhaps.

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By: borisjimbo http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/09/01/republican-young-guns-take-aim-at-democratic-led-washington/comment-page-1/#comment-409502 Thu, 02 Sep 2010 04:06:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=29520#comment-409502 Young guns, old ammo.

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By: GetpIaning http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/09/01/republican-young-guns-take-aim-at-democratic-led-washington/comment-page-1/#comment-409495 Thu, 02 Sep 2010 01:32:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=29520#comment-409495 Paul Ryan’s “roadmap” is a right-wing fantasy, slashing taxes on the rich while raising taxes for everyone else. The plan calls for privatizing Social Security and gutting Medicare, and fails miserably in its intended goal — cutting the deficit.
When Republican candidates embrace this plan to radically transform governmental institutions and Americans’ way of life, they’re endorsing a Republican vision of governing more extreme than anything we’ve seen in the modern political era.

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By: actnow http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/09/01/republican-young-guns-take-aim-at-democratic-led-washington/comment-page-1/#comment-409487 Wed, 01 Sep 2010 20:54:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=29520#comment-409487 If the Republican Party doesn’t get some new vision and ethics, they will continue to fade out. I’m skeptical about these “young guns” but time will tell. Right now, the Republican Party is a self-serving parasite, just like the Democratic Party. Their only use (both parties) is to serve as a counterbalance the other party. But if either side takes complete control, we get what we got under Bush and Obama….a complete mess.

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