Skip to comments.The Political Corollary to You Will Be Made to Care
Posted on 12/17/2013 4:58:46 PM PST by Bratch
Many of you are convinced you can sit on the sidelines or quietly take the side of the Republican Establishment in the upcoming primary season. Many of you are convinced it does not matter. Many of you are convinced that the GOP will do the right thing once they have control.
Many of you will be made to care by a Republican Party intent on writing you off while taking your money and vote.
Right now, while the GOP has stoked your anger over Barack Obamas IRS harassing conservative groups, Senator Mitch McConnell and an orchestrated outside campaign of lobbyists, consultants, and donors are attacking conservative organizations. They are harassing donors to conservative organizations. They are harassing and intimidating the vendors to conservative organizations. They are doing exactly what the IRS is doing, only with Big Louie knocking at the door instead of a tax code wielding agent.
They will make you care.
And what of what is right? In 2012, Orin Hatch found his religion. He stood by the base on immigration. He stood by the base on spending. He stood by the base on its attacks against Obamacare. With his election delivered by a base that held on to him, he broke his promises on immigration, on spendings, on repealing Obamacare, and a host of other issues.
Can you really believe Pat Roberts, suddenly having found religion with Milton Wolf in a primary, wont lose his faith as easily as Hatch once he has six more years?
Jeff Flake got elected from the House to the Senate with the backing of many conservatives. He promptly betrayed many groups that had supported him with his immigration flip-flop. He proved himself willing to lie to the faces of conservatives. He went so far as to betray conservatives on gun issues once he secured himself six years of unaccountability.
And what of McConnell? He says he will oppose the Ryan-Murray tax increase. But he has not lifted a finger to fight it, despite being Leader of the Senate GOP. He is too busy punishing anyone and everyone who might oppose his re-election.
What of Speaker Boehner? He has finally let slip his disdain for conservatives. He will, once the primaries are out of the way, spite you with an amnesty based immigration reform plan.
When last the GOP held the White House and Congress, it imposed steel tariffs in Pennsylvania, No Child Left Behind, Medicare Part D, TARP, the General Motors bailout, and tried immigration reform. The same Republican Party, minus George Bush, but with Karl Rove attached to outside groups, wants back the keys to the kingdom.
They increased big government when they held power all to themselves. Do you really want to give it back to them largely the same group with few changes or additions?
The Republican Party should be better than the Democratic Party. But these days it refuses to fight, raises taxes while calling them fees, and presents no vision to the American people. It is the Bourbon Party learned nothing and forgotten nothing.
The GOP will make you care. The real question is whether youll make the GOP care. The only way to do that is to starting taking out incumbents in primaries.
Will you help do that?
Term limits is what is needed, but we cannot get it because the people with the longest terms have to vote on it./
Normally I am the first one here to go after Bohner and Ryan, in fact I was the first one here to go after them.
But the whole shutdown idea was so ridiculous, it made no sense from the start, it was designed to fail, in fact did anyone really think it would end differently than it did?
It was completely counter-producive.
So demanding that fights be picked that are designed to lose is a great way to lose the case.
>> Many of you will be made to care by a Republican Party intent on writing you off while taking your money and vote.
Vote out the RINOs in 2014!
Had the Republican senate stood with the House, it may have turned out differently. Either way, Ryan’s deal with the dem’s wasn’t much of a deal. All it did was signal that the Republicans are back to being too scared to fight for anything.
It wouldnt matter.
Even if Cruz had got that 40 votes to kill the House CR that defunded Obamacare(instead of 19) , so Reid couldn't change that CR, it was still doomed for failure.
Why? Because Obamacare was prefunded,
That means Obamacare was funded even with no CR getting passed. It stayed funded in the shutdown.
In fact the house passed partial funding bills that funded the troops that Obama signed, but they didnt defund Obamacare.
The House passed a bill paying furloughed Fed employees for time off, but it didnt defund Obamacare.
It was designed to fail.
You should see the new commercial supporting Lindsey Graham from Mike Huckabee...stating him to be a great conservative. I didn’t realize Huckabee was solid establishment. Another one to scratch off the “list.”