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December 12th, 2013
09:09 PM ET

Phillips: Republicans will be held accountable for this deal

Tonight on Crossfire: Tim Phillips, President of Americans for Prosperity, said his organization has spent roughly 15 million dollars holding Democrats accountable for Obamacare and he plans to hold Republicans just as accountable for this budget deal.

Do you agree with him? Or were you siding with Democratic strategist Paul Begala during the debate?

WATCH: Is entitlement reform going to cause a riff in the Democratic party?

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  1. Dave

    I love seeing the democrat Party of Blame (and Excuses) continue to further and further solidify their earned name.

    December 17, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Reply
  2. texasnotea

    They are going to pay alright

    December 16, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Reply
  3. David R. Scott


    December 16, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Reply
    • You Got It

      Truth hurts, eh?

      January 6, 2014 at 1:48 pm | Reply
  4. jerry

    just remember the newly elected (Tea Party Patriots if you will) are responsible for the sequester, the only cut back on spending, wrong or right cutbacks that is…but, responsible spending cut backs. It's prudent to not shut things down to just make a point…they have done that and it is noted. So, cruise along and let the leftist continue to do as they have done for 5 years and suffer the consequences…domestically the economy grows, particularly the energy sector (not because the left lent a hand here) and our foreign policy is a total mess from libya to the Saudis, from china to russia…and this failure could easily sink the world economy over night…..let obama and company stew in their own hot water.

    December 16, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Reply
    • David R. Scott


      December 16, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Reply
      • Rob

        You need serious help but I must admit, you sound like a typical Lib and Obama supporter. All you can do is blame other for your hero's failures and when that doesn't work you resort to name call. Truly pathetic

        December 17, 2013 at 9:38 am |
    • George

      Please do your homework, Obama came up with the sequester and insisted it was the right thing to do.

      December 16, 2013 at 4:50 pm | Reply
  5. ProtectAmericanJobs

    Our leaders are supposed to be elected by the Citizens of the United States of America to represent the interests of those citizens and the country itself. – They are NOT supposed to be elected by the Global Market Place, Lobbyist or Foreign citizens!

    Over the past 2-3 decades, both parties have sold out the bulk of the American citizens, who they're supposed to represent, by allowing the incursion of illegal aliens (cheap labor) and the "out-sourcing" floodgates to open wider and wider without taking any sensible measures to stem the tide.

    But, let's face it – Neither party is actually running our country – Powerful puppet-masters play both sides to make sure that they get what they want. Unfortunately what they want is not usually in the best interest of the majority of the American people. (American citizens)

    But aren't there at least a handful of these frigging puppet-masters that are fellow Americans with enough of a conscience, guts and loyalty to America and their fellow Americans to start trying to turn this trend around?

    Bring back businesses and jobs to income-taxing-paying American citizens and the rest will take care of itself.

    December 16, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Reply
  6. The GOP Solution

    The GOP Solution: Turn all the Old, Sick, Poor, Non-white, Non-christian, Female, and Gay people into slaves. Then whip them until they are Young, Healthy, Rich, White, Christian, Male, and Straight. Or until they are dead. Then turn them into Soylent Green to feed the military during the next "unfunded/off-the-books" war. And don't forget the GOP all time favorite..........TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH!!!!!!

    December 16, 2013 at 11:17 am | Reply
    • George

      More dirbble. They are being enslaved by the nanny state created by whomever elected our current socialized king.

      December 16, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Reply
      • What's dirbble?

        Another person that thinks he's rich but isn't. Everyone posting here will be on the SAME side during the REAL class warfare. The poor side. It's just that some people are too stupid to realize it yet.

        December 17, 2013 at 2:03 pm |
    • Susan McFarland

      What absolute trash. You sound like a kid writing on a public bathroom wall.

      December 16, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Reply
      • Trash?

        Check the GOP legislation. Truth hurts don't it.

        December 17, 2013 at 1:59 pm |
  7. The GOP Solution

    The GOP Solution: Turn all the Old, Sick, Poor, Non-white, Non-christian, Female, and Gay people into slaves. Then whip them until they are Young, Healthy, Rich, White, Christian, Male, and Straight. Or until they are dead. Then turn them into Soylent Green to feed the military during the next "unfunded/off-the-books" war. And don't forget the GOP all time favorite..........TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH!!!

    December 16, 2013 at 11:09 am | Reply
    • You Got It

      Drink some Kool Aid and take a nap so the adults can talk, please.

      January 6, 2014 at 1:49 pm | Reply
  8. Scott

    Tonight pray for Claire. Don't worry about murders in Benghazi, IRS scandals, stupid Obamacare, or the President's selfie with a blonde.

    December 15, 2013 at 9:58 pm | Reply
  9. sammy750

    I wish the outside interest groups and lobbyist would choke to death. They are running this nation instead of the real people. They have taken away our votes with there big contributions to the law makers. It is time congress passes some laws against them.

    December 15, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Reply
  10. Jack

    And the infighting gets dirty!

    December 15, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Reply
  11. Hector Slagg

    If you don't think you are TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY then send more money to the Liberal's who want to great things, just with somebody else's money.

    December 15, 2013 at 9:46 am | Reply
    • buckeye

      I knew you were a "TEABILLY" your name...yeeesh

      December 17, 2013 at 8:34 am | Reply
  12. T

    ....................ADIOS,....Tea Party................................Don't let the door hit you in the as...............

    December 13, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Reply
    • Earnest

      The tea party actually helped deliver us to perhaps a more balanced place. The tea party being as staunch in their belief as the far left caused a gridlock that has emboldened the middle to speak up. This gives those in Washington the cover to compromise and move toward the middle. That would be the place most say they wish to be. The tea party has essentially acted as a check and balance and I thank them for that.

      December 14, 2013 at 11:47 pm | Reply
  13. dontbow

    They get punted either way they go. It's easy to see why the dums cannot be trusted and speak out of both sides of their mouths.

    December 13, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Reply
  14. WI82

    you know, I have no problem voting republican, but they've given me no one worth voting for in recent memory. I would have liked to have seen Huntsman on last election's ticket, but nope, he's a rino. quick question–if you start calling everyone a rino who doesn't agree 100% w u on everything, then who does that leave left?

    December 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Reply
  15. Hector Slagg

    No doubt the Liberal's are totally responsible for "Obama Care" No doubt the Liberal's are responsible for the 17 Trillion Dollar Federal Debt. No doubt they will tell every lie in the book to blame the Conservative's. No doubt the people voted for most of this over the last 100 years. It's like being in the middle of the river. You either reverse course or continue forward. Thanks to Big Liberal Policies the country is in a huge mess. Murphy's law is alive and well.

    December 13, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Reply
  16. kcoadob has that 15 million dollars holding Democrats accountable for Obamacare worked for you? We are tired of ALL of these people who only think one way. We need to move on, let Dems fall on their face with OBTax. Then wim elections with CONSERVATIVES in 2014.

    December 13, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Reply
    • Jim

      Agree...sick and tired of all parties claiming to "speak for the American people." Hey! I'm American....registered, die-hard conservative Republican; but I'll vote Democrat over ANY Tea Party candidate!

      December 13, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Reply
      • You Got It

        Tea Party got a bad name trying to do the right thing for America. Don't let the media hype dictate your opinions, read up on them and make your own conclusions.
        They want what's best for America.

        January 6, 2014 at 1:52 pm |
  17. REGinAZ

    John Boehner needs to be given credit. What he is doing is impressive, even heroic. He is standing up to the “conservative” powers, those I call “the money”, those who hide behind the term “conservative” as they seek to use their extensive power, influence and money to own and control politicians, to control government and to thereby perpetuate their advantage to continually feed their insatiable “more” (never enough) appetite, without ever having any conscience for anything else. In this instance Boehner has declared that the country is more important to him than their power; that is significant.

    Can Boehner keep this up ... will he keep it up ... will others join him? All important questions and it is therefore an interesting and informative time. It will now be obvious whether Boehner keeps it up, who will join him and who will subserviently just continue to be the “puppets” dutifully doing the “conservative” / “the money’s” bidding. The challenge Boehner and anyone else has in putting the country, the majority above “the money” is formidable, as their power, influence and mega-bucks are very significant and undoubtedly they will “double down” to protect and maintain their control. To go against them means they will go against you and as Norquist declared, “they can make or break anyone”. There are the likes of the Koch brothers, Adelson, SuperPacs and several others who make up “the money’s” core and then many who do “the money’s” bidding, who are the “puppets” performing as their “strings are pulled”, with the very obvious being Cruz, Cantor, GWBush, Cheney, Rove, Perry, Palin, Limbaugh and really many more. It will be very interesting to watch. It has been said that today’s Republican / Tea Party is owned and controlled by “the money” and therefore incapable of honestly and responsibly governing for the people; could we be seeing that change?

    December 13, 2013 at 9:15 am | Reply

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