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Bill Kristol predicts GOP ‘to cave in a pretty big way’ on debt ceiling negotiations

Last November, some predicted this would be the end of the Obama agenda as we knew it when the country pushed against big government. With one of the major skirmishes underway over the federal government’s debt limit, however, Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol said the GOP is on verge of throwing in the towel.

On Thursday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Kristol said the Republicans were going to give in and agree to the terms set forth by the Obama administration.

“It sounds as if it’s heading towards a deal,” Kristol said. “It’s not a deal that I’m going to like I suspect, and think I it’s going to be a bad deal for conservatives and Republicans but I think they’re intimidated,” Kristol said. “The president has been running around talking about corporate jets and the rich, and how the sky is going to fall unless Republicans cave. And I think they’re getting ready to cave in a pretty big way on Sunday.”

Basing it on what Republicans leaders have said publicly, Kristol forecast that defense spending cuts, tax increases and other cuts would be dressed up to be more than they really are in the end. And that would lead to a conservative revolt against Republicans.

“So great, we have a Republican House, and they are going to agree to the huge defense cuts, tax increases, phony spending cuts and increased debt,” Kristol said. “I think there will be a huge rebellion among conservatives in the country if Republicans sign on to this deal.”

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  • citizen

    The word is out, and it looks like Kristol got it right. Essentially, increase taxes, increase debt ceiling in exchange for 4 trillion dollars in spending cuts to come at some point over the next 10 years. It’s down right sickening. Look for Obama to bump Biden and run with Boehner in 2012. They can destroy the country together. To those who have said incessantly that the GOP was filled with tax and spend crooks, this Bud’s for you.

  • DANIEL CABRERA

    Mr Kristol maybe correct on his assestment for there is a number of RINO-TYPE republicans and ‘special-selfish interests’ are of a commonality for those and the liberals.

    So it comes to think about our current dilema;

    How the collective voice of the american people can win over the insidious current admininstration on 2012?

    The answer is simple, vote with common sense.

    We need someone with not just a message,but someone with a real serious plan,with robust structure,straight,clear and simple.

    Question – WHO IS/ARE AT HELM OF OUR NATION? NOW?

    Answer;- A GROUP OF BANDOLEROS,…A BAND OF GREEDY PEOPLE LOOKING FOR SATISFACTION ON SELFISH INTERESTS,,…

    AN ORGANIZATION CHICAGO MAFIA-STYLE LOADED WITH CORRUPTED POLITICAL ATMOSPHERE FORM WHERE OBAMA AND OTHERS COMES FROM,…

    A CONGLOMERATE OF INDIVIDUALS TERRORISTS FRIENDLY-ORIENTED WITH AGENDA OF DESTRUCTION FOR OUR COUNTRY,…

    A PACK OF PEOPLE WITHOUT LOYALTY TO THIS NATION MOVED BY DYNAMICS WITH ANTI-CONSTITUTIONAL BASIS,…

    A COVENANT OF ANTI-AMERICANS, ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE, ENEMIES OF THE STATE AND SO IN TREASON,…

    AN ELITE OF DESTRUCTION FOR OUR AMERICAN SYSTEM…THEY ARE THE A GROUP THAT CAN BE KNOWN AS ‘THE PRESIDENTIAL CONSORTIOUM’

    Care for some names?…very well, I will give you some of them…;SOROS, PODESTA,STERN,JARRETT,AXELROD,SCHUMMER,VAN JONES,EMMANUEL,REZKO,KERRY,MADOFF,…some aparently are out of action,… but they are very well working ‘under the radar scope’

    Are they acting like patriots or like traitors?….what their record shows?

    Here is the thing; Palin and Bachmann are truel-core authentic americans patriots,…so ,same question,,… what their record shows?

    Want a good candidates?….someone who really represent any Jane and Joe out here in the american public?…very well, here is an idea;

    New presidential campaign ad for 2012 has liberal heads exploding.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc35H5D0TTU

    PALIN-BACHMANN PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE 2012… a heck of a power on the side of the people…isn’t it?

    A POWERFUL DUETO where EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE, LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL KNOWLEDGE, VISION, DISCIPLINE, INTEGRITY, HONESTY AND TRUE REAL AMERICAN PATRIOTISM ARE TRADEMAKRS.

    Much more could be added….but let’s stop at this point.

    Our great country needs much better leaders now, quite oposite than the current ones at helm.

    Input anyone?

    Opinions welcome,

    Daniel Cabrera
    Merrillville,Indiana

    • Barry 888

      My opinion is you need medication…

      PALIN-BACHMANN PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE 2012… a heck of a power on the side of the people…isn’t it?

      A POWERFUL DUETO where EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE, LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL KNOWLEDGE, VISION, DISCIPLINE, INTEGRITY, HONESTY AND TRUE REAL AMERICAN PATRIOTISM ARE TRADEMAKRS.

      I nearly fell out of my chair laughing, you should give up your day job and go into stand up comedy. Neither of those idiots has a clue, and neither has heard a lie they wouldn’t repeat as fact, jeez I’m laughing so hard it’s hard to type…

  • Purpleguy

    Let’s hope they cave some … after 11 years of the Bush tax cuts – where are the jobs? cutting taxes and spending will never create jobs. what possible help will more tax cuts do? The “rich” have created the jobs they can create with tax cuts. But cutting government spending which takes money out of everyone’s pocket will just make things worse when spending by individuals is curtailed, after loss of government spending. It’s not just the money – it’s what we do with the money that matters.