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John “Tea Party Downgrade” Kerry named to Super Committee

John “Tea Party Downgrade” Kerry named to Super Committee

along with Patty “Why Won’t the Koch Brothers Donate to Democrats?” Murray, and Max “Obamacare creates near chaos” Baucus.  (via HotAir)

What possibly could go wrong?  Or right (is Baucus a weak link?)?

Analysis, please.

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Lord help us

How can this be? Isn’t this unconstitutional? Our nation’s fate in THEIR hands?!

Baucus is a weak link in the evolution of the human species. Trust me. I’ve known him since 1978. (Montana is a small town with long streets.) We figure his mental challenges are less noticeable in DC than they are here at home.

On “Special Report” tonight, Charles Krauthammer noted that it only takes one member of the committee to cross the aisle and require a vote by Congress; he thinks Baucus might be the guy.

    If Baucus crosses the aisle on this it’ll only be because he got lost on his way back from the men’s room. Max does what his handlers tell him to do. I’m sure Jim Messina will be a direct conduit from the WH to Baucus and Max will follow when led.

      BD1957 in reply to Auntie Lib. | August 10, 2011 at 11:18 am

      Agree. Baccus won’t cross Harry (“Nice little Chairmanship you’ve got there … it’d be a shame if anything happened to it”) Reid.

at the end of the day, Baucus is a reliable vote. He voted against Bowles-Simpson, so you know that SuperCongress is going to have to come in south of those recommendations to get his vote.

Our fate is in the hands of Patty Murray?

Juba Doobai! | August 9, 2011 at 8:02 pm

The Three Foolish People.

I smell an AA- rating

DINORightMarie | August 9, 2011 at 8:15 pm

When will McConnell the Conservative-knee-capping, anti-TEA Party minority leader announce his choices?

All I can say is, if he picks anyone who is not solid anti-tax and anti-spend, he is done for. Kentucky is already threatening to primary him…… Also, that they voted for Rand Paul as his fellow state Senator should be SHOUTING at him to do the right thing. Marco Rubio, Jeff Sessions, Jim DeMint, Rand Paul all come to mind.

Oh, yeah….this is DC. And wheeler-dealer McConnell. *sigh*

Can this be stopped by any law suit from the states? Or by the Supreme Court? If not, we are in deep, deep trouble.

    kobayashi in reply to DINORightMarie. | August 9, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I remember reading some rumor to the effect that anyone who voted against the debt ceiling final was going to be blocked from the “Super Comittee”. Unsubstantiated.

    When you think about it just remember that if the capped the 2012 ‘actual’ to the 2011 ‘actual’ that would have been a CBO 6 Trillion or so scoring.

    1974 Congressional Budget Act has had 30 years to ‘pillage’ America.

I seem to remember Baucus from his senate floor speech the day before the senate passed O’care on Xmas eve, 2009:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5Y9X5ggxzA

Par for the course, all 3 are sufficiently Partisan AND are in Senate class 2 or Senate class 3
Senate class 1 is the third due for reelection in 2012, class 2 in 2014, and class 3 in 2016

Ref http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Senate_Class_1#Class_I

Independently of that I expect they’ll either force the defense cuts or a tax hike. I realize that’s like predicting the coin flip is going to come up heads, or tails.

Doesn’t Kerry have a CIA hat, from plying the rivers of Cambodia, when Rutherford B. Hayes was President or something?

What possibly could go wrong?

We know for a fact that McConnell Boehner were willing to give Obama $800 billion in new taxes so even if only ONE of the GOP representatives from the House and Senate are RINOs then the Republic is in deep, deep trouble…

VetHusbandFather | August 10, 2011 at 12:45 am

Ugh… Murray. I don’t know anyone in my state that actually voted for her. I guess I’m just in all the right circles.

Let the trigger kick in and stop them from borrowing, then repeal it when we have the senate and executive.
The TEA party sent those freshmen in to STOP Obama, not to ‘cross aisles’.
That congress, ground to a halt, is a good thing.

Kerry is very much in the spotlight lately — I think his wife must be giving mega-bucks to re-elect BO. I think he wants the State Dept.

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