September 23rd, 2010
02:07 PM ET
4 years ago

Republicans make pledge

Sterling, Virginia (CNN) – House Republicans sought to recapture the spirit of their 1994 election landslide Thursday, unveiling a 21-page "Pledge to America" that includes promises to slash taxes, cut government and reverse President Barack Obama's health care reforms.

Among other things, House GOP leaders pledged to permanently extend all of the Bush-era tax cuts due to expire at the end of this year - including for individuals making over $250,000.

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  1. True Conservative

    Republicans are the Tea Party. We have taken over and pledge to do a whole lot more, like investigating Barry Obozo, ending Obummercare, stopping government regulations and ending all those stupid entitlements like social secuirty. Marxists, libtards, moderates and RINOs. beware. We will get power after November and you can't stop us. LOL

    September 23, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  2. sr

    yeah Baby Sarah...

    Go for 2012 – there is never a better chance for it

    September 23, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  3. vic, Nashville TN

    I don’t want hear all these nonsense

    First we need jobs when we have job every thing will be fine

    How republicans create jobs we want see their plan then our votes

    September 23, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  4. johnRJ08

    Palin is playing the racist attitudes of Republicans with kinds of remarks. Anybody with an "unAmerican" sounding name can't be trusted. What's most shocking is that so may Republicans actually agree with her. Disgusting.

    September 23, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  5. Mike S

    Someone needs to get this dog a distemper shot. Instead of drilling for oil Sarah Plain needs to consider drilling for grey matter. I think that well would come up dry.

    September 23, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  6. Marty

    Barrack Oboma Versus Christine Odonell
    Christine :dabbled in witchcraft when she was in high school, WOW
    Barrack:Dabbled in heavy duty drugs Cocaine use thru HIGH school
    Christine: goes to a church thats pro America
    Oboma: goes to Rev. Right "Not God bless America,no God damn America
    Christine: seeks out normal friends
    Oboma: seeks out radicals and communists for friends
    Just some Facts Ask your who is the nut case?

    September 23, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  7. Jim

    This is stupidity. The Palin spokesman immediately said that the words used by Palin are not supported by Palin. that doesn't make sense. You can't just walk around SAYING something, and then have a followup person say you didn't mean what you just said. Palin is playing the soundbite game, that's all. It's childish and if she's really that smart, she'd know that we as Americans are on to that garbage.

    Secondly, suggesting that Barrack Huessin Obama doesn't sound American? Hmmm, well let's look for a moment at John McCain, or this O'Donnell character....hmm, sounds suspiciously like IRISH folks to me. Perhaps we should question their Americanism because they have an Irish name? Really?

    Being American means being a foreigner in your own country. It's diversity at it's finest and at it's worse, all at once. No one belongs here except the Native Americans, who we slaughted and pushed out in the name of freedom from opression.

    I suppose the first hispanic president (not far off) will go through the same questions? Lopez? That doesn't sound very American...... really?

    Palin obviously is out of ideas. When the war is ended, the economy is perking back up, and there's nothing much else to complain about, I guess she just turns into a little child and starts pointing out physical differences that have no effect on Obama's skills as a President.

    If Palin wants to run for President later on, we will remember how childish she is, and we will think, do we want this person running the country? do we want Palin to treat our allies and enemies the way she treats Obama? Like a child would laugh and giggle at someone with glasses?

    Hey, look at me, I'm Sarah Palin, and I don't have anything to say, so let's take a long look at that Obama guy and oh my, did you see how dark his skin is? and did you hear his name? It sounds funny!? Let's all point and laugh. really? That is playground BS, plain and simple.

    September 23, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  8. dave

    She is right about the facts, Obama was not vetted like O'Donnell is being.

    September 23, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  9. Shecky Ahmadinejad

    Well, good for her, I'm glad to see that she's learned from her mistake. I guess it's fine that Obama didn't mention his middle name very much back when he was a candidate but now he embraces it. Perhaps if dipshit RINO McCain had thought it was OK to mentioned the wrong Reverend Wright during the campaign, we might not have to endure this national disaster we're going through now.

    September 23, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  10. kha

    Palin is an idiot and always be and idiot.

    September 23, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  11. RN

    The "Pledge" rings a bit hollow.
    If the GOP was so concerned about the deficit and federal spending, then where were they when Bush2 spent so freely?
    Where were they when Reagan and Bush1 were driving up the federal deficit?
    The debt becomes an issue for them when they want to regain power, not because they see a terrible problem that needs to be fixed.
    If McCain /Palin had won and were spending this same amount the republicans would be calling people traitors for not supporting the president.
    There appears to be a mentality among republicans that it is their right to rule and that they are allowed to regain or retain power by any means, including lies, deceit, inciting violence, fear and prejudice.
    This is a party that needs severe reform to be taken seriously.

    September 23, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  12. Ponder this.,....

    This Pledge of America is laughable in its entirety... They've pledged themselves to the crazies in the Tea Party, right along with the corporations who sponsor them.. (you know, the lobbyists tht the Tea Party have their panties in an uproar about).. Walking the tightrope of competing ideologies makes it difficult to balance in the middle of the rope. Good luck with that

    September 23, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  13. rs

    Cut taxes? What about the deficit? End Social Security? End Healthcare Reform. Sorry Republicans- you just lost my vote. I am part of the 98% of America you choose not to represent!

    September 23, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  14. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    America. America.How soon you forget. How COULD you forget the people who almost killed our country? How can you believe that they have anything honorable in mind for our country? THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING TO HELP THE COUNTRY THAT THEY CRIPPLED!!

    The GOP is banking on your stupidity, your fears, your hate in order for them to get back behind the driver's seat........If they do so there will be nothing left to resucitate.

    September 23, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  15. kmp

    how about actually making a pledge to help everyone not just your rich frirends.

    September 23, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  16. FM

    Who is going to buy the pledge they opt to sell! No clarification of how they will cut down the deficit. Sorry I am not impressed at all though they tried. Give it another try in 2012 may be you will come up with something then!

    September 23, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  17. Irma in North Carolina

    I hope the guy up above sees fit not let the republicans run the country again. He seen fit not to let the racist Sarah into the white house.. I am sure he will not let the american people down. He is the only hope we have.

    September 23, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  18. sine

    Their "PLEDGE" doesn't make sense. 1. It's the same policy recycled. 2. You can't be tough on the deficit and still give the kind of tax cuts they are proposing to continue. 3. How can you want to repeal a law which helps out so many and knowingly make this promise knowing that you won't be able to repeal it with this president still in office. 4. THANKS BUT NO THANKS I'll go with the other guys because they are just a TAD bit better than you sneaky, fear-mongering nuts.

    September 23, 2010 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  19. Canuck

    Hasn't the USA been there , done that??? America will be the laughing stock of the world if it hands power back to the Republicans....

    September 23, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  20. Thomas, Baton Rouge, LA

    Nice. A new "Contract on America"

    September 23, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  21. MAhole

    Just a bunch of recycled slogans with nothing to back them up. No plan to reduce the deficit. give away the farm to big business while the middle class continues to slide off the edge of the cliff. What a waste of trees this 23 pages was...........

    September 23, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  22. Randolph Carter (the real one), I'm no expert, but...

    The only question remaining in a republican-controlled America will be who will become the first trillionaire. The rest of us will be eating dog food. Have a nice day!

    September 23, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  23. smarty

    Why is it that the Republicans only scream about the deficit when the Democrats are in power. They want all of these tax cuts KNOWING there is no way to pay for them. Isn't that how we got into this mess in the first place?

    September 23, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |