"A historic scam" [updated]
On the one hand, we have me, Levin, McCarthy, Cafe Hayek, and a whole crowd of extreme ideological purists who Don’t Understand The Realities of DC; on the other, we have Huckabee, Karl Rove, inside the Beltway GOP “realists” and the more “pragmatic” GOP’s rank and file cheerleaders (or, if you prefer, optimists).
And — after reading the comments here — it’s clear that never the twain shall meet.
OUTLAW party, here I come.
update: “Bachmann Voted Against $39 Billion Deal”:
After the deal was struck Friday night, Bachmann voted against a stopgap meaure that will keep the federal government operating until final details in the budget deal can be hammered out, Politico reports. A final vote on the deal should come by the middle of next week. Bachmann says she also will vote against that.
“The deal that was reached tonight is a disappointment for me and for millions of Americans who expected $100 billion in cuts, who wanted to make sure their tax dollars stopped flowing to the nation’s largest abortion provider, and who wanted us to defund Obamacare,” she said in a statement issued to the media.
The bipartian agreement will slice $38.5 billion in federal spending, but West says that’s not enough, Politico reports. So he says he will vote against the measure when it arrives in Capitol Hill sometime next week. Congress approved a stopgap measure after the budget deal to keep the federal government operating until final details in the budget deal can be hammered out.
“It’s all about the money,” said West (R-Fla.).
Listening to Levin’s appearance on Cavuto, it’s not even clear if what the GOP leadership netted was $38 billion in additional cuts — or if this deal includes the cuts made in the first two CRs.
I suspect the latter.