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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:36 PM

Kristol to GOP: Don’t ‘fall on your sword’ to defend millionaires

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol says that Republicans in Congress should “take Obama’s offer” to raise taxes on the wealthy because the GOP shouldn’t “fall on its sword to defend a bunch of millionaires.”

During a panel on Fox News Sunday, Kristol predicted that “Republicans will have to give in much more than they think” because of President Barack Obama’s overwhelming electoral defeat of Mitt Romney.

“Four presidents in the last century have won 50 percent of the vote twice: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Reagan, and Obama,” the conservative pundit explained. “It pains me to say that, to put him in with those other three, but it’s a fact. Democrats picked up seats in the House and the Senate. The president is in good shape. … I think there will be a big budget deal. It will be an Obama budget deal much more than a Paul Ryan-type budget deal. Elections have consequences.”

He continued: “The leadership in the Republican Party and the leadership in the conservative movement has to pull back, let people float new ideas. Let’s have a serious debate. Don’t scream and yell when one person says, ‘You know what? It won’t kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on millionaires.’ It really won’t, I don’t think.”

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Reply Kristol to GOP: Don’t ‘fall on your sword’ to defend millionaires (Original post)
Playinghardball Nov 2012 OP
veganlush Nov 2012 #1
Skidmore Nov 2012 #5
monmouth3 Nov 2012 #2
Skidmore Nov 2012 #7
justice1 Nov 2012 #3
reformist2 Nov 2012 #4
SoapBox Nov 2012 #6
ck4829 Nov 2012 #8
Odin2005 Nov 2012 #9
InsultComicDog Nov 2012 #10
forestpath Nov 2012 #11
magical thyme Nov 2012 #12
elias7 Nov 2012 #13

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:45 PM

1. what's he really

Up to? Lol

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Response to veganlush (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:18 PM

5. Trying to save his job and access to power.

What if all the neocon's no longer had an "in"? No power. No access to power. That would kind of bring their agenda to a screeching halt.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:01 PM

2. Been following Billie for quite a few years and I think he's right..I really said that, right?

He's correct of course, and I don't think it's about the money, it's just being against a black guy in the White House. That's what it has always been about..

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:19 PM

7. For Kristol, it's also about power.

Preserving it for another fight.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:15 PM

3. He sees the writing on the wall.

Republicans can't continue to get elected by the millionaires, and the moral police.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:17 PM

4. He's preparing his GOPers for the biggest legislative defeat of a lifetime.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:18 PM

6. No, NO!

DO fall Pukes and Baggers!

Please...to the ends of the Earth and time...support those 1%ers! Be PROUD! Get out in front of those cameras and take a STAND for millionaires and billionaires! Please!



2014...here we come!

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:20 PM

8. And while they're at it they should keep defending rape and pre-existing conditions too

What next Republicans, malaria is getting a bum rap?

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:21 PM

9. The GOP has gone so cuckoo that the Neo-Cons sound reasonable.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:27 PM

10. lol true

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:30 PM

11. "A little bit." THIS is what I'm afraid of. No, they need to FEEL it!

 

The way the rest of us will!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:44 PM

12. for the Neocons it's all about the military budget

Fail to deal, and the "fiscal cliff" also includes huge cuts to military spending. No more new toys! No more wars! No more imperialist takeover of the world! No more PNAC!

C'mon t-baggers! Bring. It. On. Preserve those low millionaire/billionaire tax rates!!!! They deserve all the money and wealth in the world...and more!!!!!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:04 PM

13. Much as it pains me to say, he's been an honest voice of late

I always found him smarmy, but the last year or two when I have seen him on rare occasion, he says stuff that is kind of brutally honest for a repub talking head, giving Obama credit for some accomplishments, admitting the existence of the massive hole that was dug by Bush, and other things. He's been almost ingratiatingly honest, a little weird, but not an instant turn off.

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