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Monday, December 8, 2014

Boehner Tricks Conservatives To Help Harry Reid & Obama

Here's the Nonsense:  The Republicans need to show they can work with the Democrats to get the support of the American people.

Here's the Horse Sense:  The Republicans were given support by the people in the last election, but they are throwing it away.  They have decided to block, fight, and attack conservatives instead of fight to save our nation.  They have simply joined the Democrats in their goals.

Once again House Speaker John Boehner and the establishment GOP are working against America's best interest by supporting Democrats over conservatives.  In the latest action worthy of Benedict Arnold, House Speaker John Boehner and his minions have manipulated timing of a spending bill to force through legislation that will only support Harry Reid, Barack Obama, and the rest of the Democrats trying to destroy our nation.  The Hill is reporting that Boehner has delayed a $1 trillion spending bill until the last minute so it can be rushed through Congress before the Dec. 12th deadline at the end of this week.  This does nothing but cut off conservatives from having input on the bill and supports the last ditch efforts of Reid and Obama to utilize the current Democrat-controlled Senate in their favor before the end of this Congress.

Many people think I'm a broken record continually saying that the establishment Republicans who control the GOP will not stand up to the Democrats to save America.  In fact, many of the complaints I receive are because of my attacks on the establishment GOP for siding with Democrats against conservatives.  Fools think that speaking out against the establishment GOP hurts the Republicans, but in reality not speaking out keeps people from seeing what they're doing to harm America.  That, in turn, keeps Americans from demanding change in the party that would allow it to return to its conservative roots and start a turnaround of our country to save it for our children.  So, as your complaints fall on my deaf ears, let's look at yet another situation where the GOP leadership is dropping the ball.

In an effort to eliminate the ability of conservatives to scrutinize and suggest changes to the $ 1 trillion spending bill, Boehner has delayed introduction of the bill until the last minute before the final session of Congress ends.  As The Hill's article states:

“Here we are doing the appropriations bill the last couple days” before a government shutdown, conservative Rep. Tim Huelskamp (Republican of Kansas) said in an interview this week. “That’s not to squeeze Harry Reid. That’s to squeeze us.”

By delaying it until the last minute, Boehner isn't allowing enough time for review of the bill, let alone for suggestions to be proposed that may change it.  Worse yet, he has kept the content of the bill secret as a way of keeping conservatives from knowing what they will face in the last minute legislation.

The Hill article also quotes Rep. Walter Jones (Republican of North Carolina) as saying, “They don’t want you to read it, that’s why! You think they want you to analyze all the mischievous items in there?” And goes on to quote him as saying,  “I think its aimed at screwing over the American people. You can quote me on that.”

The bill is being released for review today, Monday, and will be voted on this coming Wednesday, the day before funding runs out.  Personally, I think they should let the funding run out.  But the Republicans are too afraid that Obama will once again blame them for a government shutdown as he successfully did when he shut it down the last time.  Republicans have already forgotten the mandate the voters gave them a month ago in the midterm elections to stop Obama's actions.  They are showing their true colors, which is that they are on the same path as the Democrats to destroy America. 

In the case of the Democrats I believe that it is a conscious and intentional path they take to destroy the America we know and love.  As for the establishment Republicans, while I think some of them fully understand what they're doing, I believe the others are just too stupid and out of touch to actually realize what they're doing.  Certainly they don't understand basic economics.  I doubt many of them could successfully balance their checkbooks.

The election did not make the difference that a lot of Americans thought it would.  It's no surprise here as I've been saying since the primaries that American voters dropped the ball by not throwing out the incumbents during the primaries and bringing in solid conservatives to replace them. 

If there is still time to pull our country back from the cliff we have already gone over towards our doom, we have only one election cycle left to do it.  That cycle is the 2016 election and it's about more than just the presidency.  The congressional elections that year will be as critical as the presidency.  But to succeed the grassroots of America must stand up and demand change and it must start now.  It was the grassroots who stood up and demanded Ronald Reagan be the candidate in 1980, and we need the same kind of action for 2016. 

During every election cycle the American electorate does not pay attention or get involved until after Labor Day of election year.  That will be too late.  We have 2 years and we must use every minute of every day or there is no hope for our children and grandchildren. 

You have no excuse if you're taking time for leisure activity or pursuing personal desires.  Going out for a leisurely game of golf, watching a sporting event, playing video games, taking a vacation, or anything else that caters to your personal liesure is a waste of time.  If you really care about America, then this must be a nonstop fight 24/7 for the next 2 years.  It's up to us to educate the rest of America and bring them on board to join the fight.  Without that, we might as well throw in the towel now.