Because while EVERYONE thinks the Republicans took it on the chin on the last one…..
A LOT of the Conservative Tea Party types don’t see things that way……
They where HAPPY with the problems they put the country thru….
And they seem to be getting ready to try to their ‘thing’ again…..
It would take a sizable movement to sink the budget deal — likely requiring more than five Senate Republicans, or more than half of House Republicans, since many Democrats are expected to back the deal — which aides on both sides think is unlikely to happen.
But it doesn’t mean that a handful of strident opponents couldn’t scuttle an agreement, or at least make a lot of noise about it.
Conservatives are most unhappy about a budget deal that includes an increase in discretionary spending above the levels established in the sequester. Democrats have been insistent that some — preferably all — of the sequester cuts be replaced.
The deal being crafted by Murray and Ryan ultimately struck a middle ground — eliminating some of the sequester cuts but doing so by finding revenues to offset them in other areas.
Before even seeing the details, some Senate conservatives were already starting to cast doubt on backing a deal that violates the sequester caps.
“I don’t see a way at this point,” Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said of whether he could support such a deal.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) also expressed concern that the deal won’t address long-term debt and deficit problems.
“What we really need is a government with less debt and an economy that is creating more stable middle-class jobs,” Rubio said Tuesday on Sean Hannity’s radio program. “And my sense, from what I’ve read, is that this budget is going to fail to accomplish those goals. It’s going to make it harder for Americans to achieve the American dream.”
And as the election year creeps closer, the reality or fear of primary opponents could make Republicans who can often be counted on to vote for a bipartisan deal more apprehensive.
“I hope I don’t have to,” said Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), who is facing a Republican primary opponent, when asked whether he could support a budget deal that breaks the sequester caps.
Many of the House’s most conservative members would be happy to offer Democrats a take-it-or-leave-it option of keeping the sequester in place or shutting down the government, again.
This from Red State.….
Despite the Obama-generated mantra over the shutdown, Democrats would not be plummeting so quickly if Republicans had not just forced them to “own” every word of ObamaCare.
So here’s a little advice from a former Army Reserve Officer: You win a war by shooting the other side’s troops. You don’t obliterate your own “ground game” because your enemy tells you to…