Fwd: PAUL RYAN CRUSHES THE TEA PARTY. PALS JOHN BOEHNER AND ERIC CANTOR HELP LEAD THE CHARGE TO FISCAL OBLIVION

From: Frank Z.
Sent on: Friday, September 14, 2012 9:16 AM
It is time to rally the Republic against the Romney/Ryan ticket.  The notion that the main goal of this election cycle is to oust President Obama is null and void as of last night.


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From: Frank Zilaitis <[address removed]>
Date: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 9:03 AM
Subject: PAUL RYAN CRUSHES THE TEA PARTY. PALS JOHN BOEHNER AND ERIC CANTOR HELP LEAD THE CHARGE TO FISCAL OBLIVION
To: [address removed]



Today is a very sad day for liberty based upon last night's actions by our Republican-majority U.S. House of Representatives.



Some highlights:

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"I voted for it because we have to be adults," says Florida Republican Rep. Allen West. "We want to govern and we want to take care of our responsibilities and that is the most important thing. I am not going to come up here and cut my nose just to spite my face."


"I don't like the numbers, I agreed to the Ryan budget," Landry says. "And based upon the events that have transpired over the last 24 hours around the globe, I don't think it sends a great message to continue to fund Egypt."

Egypt currently receives nearly $1.5 billion from the U.S. in foreign aid, with only Israel receiving a bigger chunk of change.

Landry calls attention to another irony of the vote Thursday. Ryan's own budget calls for $19 billion less funding than the resolution members passed, putting the vice presidential nominee in an uncomfortable spot by voting for the resolution.

Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, who voted for the continuing resolution,  says he understands the pressure the freshman members are up against.

"They have been put through a pretty tough crucible here in the last two years. I have felt very sorry for the 87 freshman Republicans who came in here and pledged not to vote for the debt ceiling, pledged to cut spending," King says. "The cohesiveness of those 87 was fractured over time and they got scattered across the political spectrum, it was predictable, but it happened sooner than it needed to in my view.

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I am still looking for the roll call on this particular vote.


In the interim, I implore the folks in the RLC to take a stand against the Romney/Ryan ticket and make the RLC relevant in the fight to restore liberty.  The suggestion that the main goal of this election cycle is to oust President Obama is null and void as of last night thanks to Mr. Ryan, Mr. Boehner, Mr. Cantor and the remainder of the Republicans who voted for this resolution.

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