Skip to comments.'We Socialists' vs. 'We the People'
Posted on 08/10/2010 10:38:08 PM PDT by Engineer_Soldier
The cheerful, jaded, sneering question de jour from liberal journalists and Democratic Party commentators (I know, there's a pretty fine distinction) is, "What will the Republican Party do if it gets back the House?" The question is phrased along the line of what a car-chasing dog would do if it caught the car.
As a conservative tea party Republican, I am not particularly worried about that eventuality. Despite itself, a majority GOP, driven powerfully by the unambiguous vox populi of such an election, almost certainly would go about trying to repeal Obamacare and put serious, current-fiscal-year spending cuts into place -- necessarily including "entitlements." Republicans would try to reduce some taxes and start serious oversight of federal regulatory intrusions into traditional American freedoms -- including a powerful pushback on administration regulatory efforts on climate change, illegal immigration and other left-wing agenda items. With sufficient votes in the Senate, they would block future liberal judicial appointments -- from the trial court to the Supreme Court.
If they didn't go all-out for such a basic conservative agenda in 2011 after such an election as is possible, Republican Party leaders would know that across the nation, even 50-year party regulars such as I would walk out and seek a third party to carry out the people's business.
No, what worries me is a scenario in which the GOP does not take back the House and at least make major gains in the Senate, or takes it back but fails to find the power to begin having a serious check on administration policies and actions. I don't say that with a mere partisan, boostering mentality.
Rather, if the upcoming election results fail for any reason (including GOP campaign incompetence) to empower
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2010 could be easily stolen as well as 2012..
No worries the republicans will STILL DO NOTHING ABOUT IT...
Discount everything I just said.. I am not too smart.. for...
alas, I'm a republican...
I think even if republicans take back both houses of congress i don’t really think they are seriously going to roll back government of sure they better do what you say they should do, but thats not really a serous roll back. Thats just putting us back at the bloated government we had under Bush, and thats optimistic.
I don’t see Washington D.C. seriously or easily giving up power, and even if they did whats to stop them from taking it again next time more slowly as not to arouse our attention? Look at where we were just 100 years ago and compare to where we are today and there is no contest that we have lost a HUGE amount of ground.
Knowing our nice GOP, it would share the car with the cat.
I was just going to post this article (glad I scrolled down first). Excellent read. Most definitely sums up my feelings.
I am cautiously optimistic for November. Beyond that, if those newly elected don’t go to work IMMEDIATELY to repeal, defund and put plans and laws in place to reverse this horrible course we are on, then we the people will. So help us, God.
An ill-formed dichotomy. The truth is, the majority of "we the people," including many conservatives, are socialists.
It would be a good start. And we could KEEP reminding them that we expect them to continue what they began, or they WILL be voted out in the next election, as we did to Repub. incumbents in 2004 and 2006.