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Some Washington “wise men” and other pundits keep talking about the current shutdown and debt ceiling standoff, as if buy moncler jackets there are two intractable sides that are equally culpable for “gridlock.”

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cheap moncler outlet Poll after poll have shown that most Americans want the government to go back to work and believe that America should honor its debts. They don’t believe these tactics should be used for any reason certainly not as a means to prevent implementation of the health care law. Just yesterday a new poll by Public Policy Polling (PPP) one of the most accurate polling firms in the last election cycle found that overwhelming majorities opposed the shutdown in 24 swing Congressional Districts currently held by Republicans. cheap moncler outlet

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And , contrary to Speaker Boehner’s assertion on Sunday’s interview with George Stephanopoulos Moncler Outlet , there is clearly a majority of Members in the House to pass a “clean” continuing resolution that would put the federal government back to work and instruct the Treasury to pay America’s bills. One hundred and ninety five Democrats have cheap moncler jackets signed a letter indicating they would support such a measure in fact it would probably receive 200 Democratic votes. And at least twenty two Republicans have publicly stated they cheap moncler coats would do so as well. That adds up to an unbeatable 217 House votes (there are currently three vacancies making 217 the magic number for a majority). Assuming, of course, the Republicans still believe in the science of mathematics.

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moncler factory outlet Boehner refuses to call that vote, because he knows he would lose. The bill would pass, the hostage taking by his Tea Party faction would be over, and the Tea Party extremists would hold him responsible. moncler factory outlet

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In the end, the question is whether John monlcer down jackets Boehner is more concerned about being terrorized by a Tea Party minority or having a legacy as the one cheap moncler man moncler sale who single handedly caused a world wide economic disaster. If he cares about this country, his choice should be obvious.

cheap moncler jackets And the choice should also be obvious to the many Republicans who will almost certainly lose their seats in Congress if Boehner continues on his current path. If the Republican leadership wants to create the wave that could overcome all of their attempts to redistrict themselves into a permanent majority, this is the sure way to do it. cheap moncler jackets

cheap moncler There are, of course, other issues where the problem is not “gridlock” but John Boehner. cheap moncler

There is a clear majority of votes in the House to moncler outlet online fix the nation’s broken immigration system and provide a pathway to citizenship for 11 million aspiring Americans. So far Boehner has been unwilling to cross an even smaller faction of anti immigrant zealots like Congressman Steve King and simply call a vote.

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And the same can be said of any number of other proposals to invest in America’s infrastructure to create jobs, and expand educational opportunity.

There is not “gridlock.” That implies two large, intractable foes unwilling to give an inch. A small extremist faction of one party, in one House of Congress, in one branch of government, is holding America hostage. House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Whip Kevin McCarthy are simply too terrorized by that small Tea Party faction to allow votes on proposals that have the support of the vast majority of Americans and a majority of Members of the House.

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moncler outlet online The Tea Party Republicans in the House did not get what they wanted in the last election. They cannot pass what they want through the constitutional process in Congress so they have taken the country and its economy hostage. moncler outlet online

moncler jacket sale There is not a chance that President Obama and Democrats in Congress will back down from their refusal to negotiate with these hostage takers because if they do, it will cheap moncler sale never end. Tea Party Republicans will take hostages again every time they have any opportunity. moncler jacket sale

moncler outlet sale Much better for them to be willing to tolerate some pain in the short term, than to allow a tiny extremist group to use extra constitutional means to extort whatever it wants from the majority for years to come. moncler outlet sale

moncler outlet These people do not believe in majority rule. They refuse to accept the outcome of the last election. They talk endlessly about “constitutional government” but refuse to abide by the legislative process that the constitution provides. moncler outlet

It’s time for the “chattering class” in Washington to drop the pretense that each side is somehow equally culpable in this “standoff” and demand that Boehner allow a vote on the floor for a clean continuing resolution and a clean increase in moncler mens jackets the debt ceiling.


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