House Republicans are taking major heat for scrapping the pork-padded Sandy relief bill, and while many conservatives (and their wallets) are grateful that the bill is currently stymied, they remain appalled at the GOP’s stunning lack of damage control:

They’re urging the Republicans to up their PR game and either shape up, or ship out:

https://twitter.com/mhwestbrook/status/286561520245174272

House Republicans have become quite adept when it comes to shooting themselves in the foot. They’d be wise to take conservatives’ advice — it certainly couldn’t hurt.

  • RobertGo

    I have to stick with The GOP. the Dems do on all Obama does. Our leaders are elected .you can vote DEM if you won’t give your support.

    • EEKman

      Vote Dem for a season to get the GOP to find whatever it is their message is.

      • TexSizzle

        Until the DEMs fix it so we can’t vote any more? No thanks.

        • EEKman

          Do you seriously believe that? Really?

          • TexSizzle

            Yes, I do. Look at their proposals and their actions, and the history of other countries that have followed the path we’re now following.

          • EEKman

            What proposals? Putting all of the voter suppression efforts and gerrymandering by both parties into perspective, Democratic voters are disenfranchised at a ratio of 10:1 vs Republicans. Its not the Democrats you should be worried about. Look it up.

            Voting aside, your party by this debt ceiling nonsense could destroy the reserve currency status of the American Dollar, ironically destroying “American exceptionalism” along with it.

          • TexSizzle

            References about voter suppression? Or I just supposed to believe it because you say it? It may not be the Democratics in general according to you, but the Democratic in the White House is good at ignoring the law and the Constitution,. and the RINOs don’t have the guts to face him down on it. That’s the only threat I see from Republicans.

            *Your* party, by debasing the dollar by its wasteful spending, is infinitely more likely to destroy the reserve-currency of the dollar by making it worthless, than are the Republicans, by trying, however feebly, to rein in spending..

          • EEKman

            Google is your friend. I don’t just make this stuff up.

            Our debt to GDP ratio could be 200% and it still wouldn’t matter as long as there is a demand for government bonds. The entire economic argument of your party has been proven false by history. What IS an issue is defaulting on bills congress already agreed to pay, which very well could introduce global uncertainty in the dollar causing a loss of reserve currency status. We then lose the ability to export our inflation and then what you describe becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.

          • TexSizzle

            You’re the one making the claim, so provide a reference for your claim.
            As long as people believe they can make a reasonable return on a bond, there will be a demand for it. When they do not believe they can make what they need, they won’t buy it. Look at what’s happening to Greece, and take a course or two in economics. When that happens, the government starts printing more and more money, causing run-away hyper-inflation. at that point, as you say: “We then lose the ability to export our inflation and then what you describe becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.”

            So according to you. we lose if we try to do what’s right, and according to history (see the Weimar Republic, inter alia), we lose if we follow your advice. Apparently, you think the US should follow the example of Weimar Germany, to avoid following the example of Greece. Bless your heart; I prefer neither, and do *not* believe that putting our fiscal house in order will cause either.

          • EEKman

            What proposals? Putting all of the voter suppression efforts and gerrymandering by both parties into perspective, Democratic voters are disenfranchised at a ratio of 10:1 vs Republicans. Its not the Democrats you should be worried about. Look it up.

            Voting aside, your party by this debt ceiling nonsense could destroy the reserve currency status of the American Dollar, ironically destroying “American exceptionalism” along with it.

  • GTFOBigGovt

    I’m taking a moment to suspend my visceral hatred of Obama to admire his never ending political commitment.

    He goes on TV (AGAIN) and announces with a perfectly straight face:

    That he’s not going to argue with this Congress over raising the debt ceiling to pay for legislation that THEY PASSED.

    Trufax

  • Jack Deth

    If the Republicans signed off on the Sandy relief bill. Nothing tangible would have happened today, tomorrow, next week. Or until Obama told Reid to stop sitting on it until it was convenient for him to arrange a first anniversary signing ceremony.

    The Republicans would still get slammed in the media, regardless. It’s what they do. The Teutonic, efficient, sycophant little minions!

  • Canadian in USA

    This has been my biggest complaint with the GOP. FIGHT, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! Yes, we’ll have to fight harder, but you either get into the game or get out.

  • Charm4sure

    We need to start calling the Republican party the Whigs. Maybe that will penetrate the bubble they live in.

  • GaryTheBrave

    It was because of pork loading that Reagan wanted a line-item veto. Why couldn’t the R’s do that? Oh yeah, they got the bill just THREE MINUTES (!) before the vote.