Here's the Nonsense: The Republican Leadership showed this past week that they can't be trusted. Why didn't anybody warn the public what kind of people they were?
Here's the Horse Sense: I did warn the public, but obviously people saying that weren't paying attention.
This past week the House and Senate voted in a new spending bill without any consideration for the American people. The majority of Americans want the mess in Washington brought under control. That was the message of the midterm elections. But the establishment Republicans who control the Republican Party went against the voters and brought a $1 trillion spending bill to passage while ignoring the American people. They are not our friends and anybody who thinks they are is a fool.
After the vote came through in the House I was on some radio talk shows and we received calls from listeners. What was stunning was that MORE THAN ONE CALLER ON MORE THAN ONE SHOW actually called in complaining about what the Republican leadership had done and then asked why no one had warned them about what kind of people the Republican leadership were!!
I couldn't believe it. Anyone who knows me well knows I hate the phrase "I told you so" but this was one rare time when it was appropriate. I reminded those callers and listeners that not only had they been warned, but if they were personally paying attention they would have seen it coming without a warning. Paying attention to what's happening in our government is the responsibility of all Americans.
Needless to say, I'm sure that offends some people. But it's true. And I'm more interested in truth than in whether something offends someone.
So, just to give a sample of the times I talked about the establishment Republicans not being trustworthy, here are links to the blog posts I did since September 1st this year talking about them (please note that you can go as far back in my blog as you want and you'll see me talking about this from way back, this isn't new and no American should be surprised by their actions):
The surprise on the part of voters should show us all that Americans are not paying attention to what's happening. With that attitude, there is no hope for America because it's the voters who can save this country, but if they won't do it there is no other recourse.
So, say it with me so we all understand it and don't forget:
REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP ARE NOT OUT FRIENDS!
The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in today's news with good ol' fashioned horse sense
“…I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve.… It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.” - Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775
"The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell
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