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GOP LEADERS BROKE THEIR PLEDGE TO AMERICA
Big Government ^
| March 26, 2014
| DAVID BOZELL
Posted on 03/26/2014 9:42:17 PM PDT by Bratch
When House Republicans penned their Pledge to America in 2010, they convinced American voters they would advance a conservative agenda if they regained control of the House that year. Four years later, what promises have they actually delivered?
ObamaCare is still intact, our national debt has grown by $3 trillion, and Republicans have capitulated to Democrats on every issue from the debt ceiling to the budget. Republican leaders in both the House and the Senate have failed conservatives and have failed to keep their Pledge to America.
Lets examine how the GOP pledge has fallen flat.
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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agitprop; boehner; cino; gope; mcconnell; ntsa; tpino
posted on 03/26/2014 9:42:17 PM PDT
posted on 03/26/2014 9:49:28 PM PDT
(Someone important make......The Call!)
Bring back jobs. Jobs.
“ObamaCare is still intact, our national debt has grown by $3 trillion, and Republicans have capitulated to Democrats on every issue from the debt ceiling to the budget.”
Don’t have the votes in the senate to repeal obamacare, the house has voted to repeal it over 50 times.
The national debt grew by 3 trillion over 4 years which is less than half the 3.2 trillion over the 2 prior years.
The deficit is now under 800 billion, a huge drop from 1.6 trillion prior to 2011.
Regarding the debt ceiling, you can’t go cold turkey from 1.6 trillion deficits to zero deficit in one day. And I mean one day literally.
posted on 03/26/2014 9:53:40 PM PDT
To: Cringing Negativism Network
It would help if you had a program or idea about “how to bring back jobs” with a democrat senate and a marxist president.
It would help if you quit spaming garbage like
“stop all crime, do it now”
“end all racism, do it now”
“bring back jobs, do it now”
“educate all kids, do it now”
Your posts are nothing but noise pollution.
It is stupid.
“So stop your vacuous spamming, AND DO IT NOW”
posted on 03/26/2014 9:56:42 PM PDT
I have specific ideas about how we bring back US jobs.
Starting with, we stop sending American jobs elsewhere.
I can go into a lot more detail, but in general we just stop.
The sole question remaining for patriotic conservatives is whether the Republican Party can be saved or must it be abandoned. In practical terms this means do we support Rino candidates or do we support third-party, Tea Party or other conservative candidates, in general elections?
It may be that we cannot reform the party and are left with no choice but to wreck it because to continue on as we are is to countenance the destruction of the Republic.
posted on 03/26/2014 9:59:03 PM PDT
("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
To: Cringing Negativism Network
Ever notice that folks that can’t grasp your message get all testy when you repeat it with regularity?
posted on 03/26/2014 10:45:02 PM PDT
(Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
War must be declared against ANY "Establishment Republican"
, no matter the cost.
We can NOT TOLERATE a 5th element in the GOP and "Establishment Republicans"
ARE a 5th element.
lose everytime they're listened to.
They wouldn't care if they DO lose.
If they can't be in power, they don't want US in power.
It's just that simple.It's WAR!
"Establishment Republicans" Want to Redefine the Term "Conservative"
"DO CONSERVATIVES WANT TO WIN IN 2012 OR NOT?"
CONSERVATIVES "ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS"
WANT TO WIN IN 2014 OR NOT?
Jack Kerwick wrote an article on May 24, 2011 titled The Tea Partier versus The Republican
and he expressed some important issues that I agree with.
Thus far, the field of GOP presidential contenders, actual and potential, isnt looking too terribly promising.
This, though, isnt meant to suggest that any of the candidates, all things being equal, lack what it takes to insure
that Barack Obama never sees the light of a second term; nor is it the case that I find none of the candidates appealing.
Rather, I simply mean that at this juncture, the party faithful is far from unanimously energized over any of them.
It is true that it was the rapidity and aggressiveness with which President Obama proceeded to impose his perilous designs upon the country
that proved to be the final spark to ignite the Tea Party movement.
But the chain of events that lead to its emergence began long before Obama was elected.
That is, it was actually the disenchantment with the Republican Party under our compassionate conservative president, George W. Bush,
which overcame legions of conservatives that was the initial inspiration that gave rise to the Tea Party.
It is this frustration with the GOPs betrayal of the values that it affirms that accounts for why the overwhelming majority
of those who associate with or otherwise sympathize with the Tea Party movement
refuse to explicitly or formally identify with the Republican Party.
And it is this frustration that informs the Tea Partiers threat to create a third party
in the event that the GOP continues business as usual.
If and when those conservatives and libertarians who compose the bulk of the Tea Party, decided that the Republican establishment
has yet to learn the lessons of 06 and 08, choose to follow through with their promise,
they will invariably be met by Republicans with two distinct but interrelated objections.
they will be told that they are utopian, purists foolishly holding out for an ideal candidate.
Second, because virtually all members of the Tea Party would have otherwise voted Republican if not for this new third party,
they will be castigated for essentially giving elections away to Democrats.
Both of these criticisms are, at best, misplaced; at worst, they are just disingenuous.
At any rate, they are easily answerable.
Lets begin with the argument against purism. To this line, two replies are in the coming.
It may be worth it, the Tea Partier can tell Republicans, for the GOP to lose some elections if it means that conservativesand the countrywill ultimately win.
No one, as far as I have ever been able to determine, refuses to vote for anyone who isnt an ideal candidate.
Ideal candidates, by definition, dont exist.
This, after all, is what makes them ideal.
This counter-objection alone suffices to expose the argument of the Anti-Purist as so much counterfeit.
But there is another consideration that militates decisively against it.
A Tea Partier who refrains from voting for a Republican candidate who shares few if any of his beliefs
can no more be accused of holding out for an ideal candidate
than can someone who refuses to marry a person with whom he has little to anything in common
be accused of holding out for an ideal spouse.
In other words, the object of the argument against purism is the most glaring of straw men:
I will not vote for a thoroughly flawed candidate is one thing;
I will only vote for a perfect candidate is something else entirely.
As for the second objection against the Tea Partiers rejection of those Republican candidates who eschew his values and convictions,
it can be dispensed with just as effortlessly as the first.
Every election seasonand at no time more so than this past seasonRepublicans pledge to reform Washington, trim down the federal government, and so forth.
Once, however, they get elected and they conduct themselves with none of the confidence and enthusiasm with which they expressed themselves on the campaign trail,
those who placed them in office are treated to one lecture after the other on the need for compromise and patience.
Well, when the Tea Partiers impatience with establishment Republican candidates intimates a Democratic victory,
he can use this same line of reasoning against his Republican critics.
My dislike for the Democratic Party is second to none, he can insist.
But in order to advance in the long run my conservative or Constitutionalist values, it may be necessary to compromise some in the short term.
as Glenn Beck once correctly noted in an interview with Katie Couric,
had John McCain been elected in 2008, it is not at all improbable that, in the final analysis,
the country would have been worse off than it is under a President Obama.
McCain would have furthered the countrys leftward drift,
but because this movement would have been slower,
and because McCain is a Republican, it is not likely that the apparent awakening that occurred under Obama would have occurred under McCain.
If he didnt know it before, the Tea Partier now knows that accepting short-term loss in exchange for long-term gain is the essence of compromise, the essence of politics.
Ironically, he can thank the Republican for impressing this so indelibly upon him.
We will never unify under "Establishment Republicans"
have more in common with the Democrats, than they do with Conservatives.
The weak candidates are "Establishment Republicans"
, weak on national security, amnesty for illegals, abortion, and government spending."Establishment Republicans"
And people who study the Bible know that COMPROMISE almost always leads to destruction
These "Establishment Republicans"
are being weeded out, one by one, and slowly but surely, the TEA Party is taking over.
Someone once said [We're] 'Not victims of "the Establishment." '
I ask you again:
Who was it that dumped all those negative adds on Conservative Candidates in the primary?
Who was it that constantly battered each leading Conservative in the primary with an average of three to one negative ads against our real candidates?
Who's money was dumped against the conservative choices?
It WAS Mitt Romney, leader of the "Establishment Republicans"
and it WAS the "Establishment Republicans"
who funded all those negative ads against Conservatives.
So conservatives, the BASE of the Republican Party, WERE ' victims of "the Establishment." '
Take a good long look at where "Establishment Republicans"
ALWAYS take us.
I'm fresh out of "patience"
, and I'm not in the mood for "compromise"
"COMPROMISE" to me is a dirty word.
Let the RINO's compromise their values
, with the conservatives, for a change.
The "Establishment Republicans"
can go to hell!
posted on 03/26/2014 10:57:05 PM PDT
(It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
I’ll take 2 bags of s**t for the garden, please...
posted on 03/26/2014 11:09:34 PM PDT
(Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
Abandon them piecemeal as opportunity permits. I came to that decision in the year of the Willard.
posted on 03/27/2014 1:42:03 AM PDT
by Psalm 144
(FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
I am with you. Turning around an aircraft carrier doesn't happen on a dime. Sadly, that is what our federal government has become--and those of us who RIGHTFULLY want to turn the ship of state need to do so WISELY.
Even the loony Ron Paul acknowledged in the debates that, despite his hatred of federal spending on welfare payments, that he would not recommend chopping them off immediately--it had to be gradual.
I am 100% BEHIND holding feet to the fire and destroying the culture of dependence that the Democrats and RINOs are perpetuating--but doing it smart, not necessarily FAST, is the right way.
We need a true conservative Senate and President to begin the process more fully. And we need an educated electorate.
To: Cringing Negativism Network
I suppose, if asked, you would say you support a smaller government, but you urge a big government solution.
posted on 03/27/2014 2:16:33 AM PDT
To: nathanbedford; Yosemitest; Psalm 144
Structural reform of government, and restoration of liberty isn't in the interest of the GOP wing of the Uniparty.
Our problems with Rome-on-the-Potomac have far less to do with the people we send than with the structure of government these past 101 years.
The few hundred worthies in congress, with rare exceptions, don't intend to destroy America. Destruction of our republic is the byproduct of popular elections. Job security based on satisfying the whims of the people guarantees the rise of demagogues, of which the entire rat party and much of the GOP is composed.
IOW, the structure of congress doesn't reward public virtue. It rewards the opposite, public license.
Our Framers knew the downside of overly democratic governments very well. Their design prevented popular majoritarianism.
Parties and the people who lead them are not the antidote.
Return to a governmental structure that diffuses power from DC, and back to the states is the only way we'll once again have less than angelic men and women do what is right and good for our republic.
posted on 03/27/2014 3:21:14 AM PDT
( Article V.)
My newest bumper sticker design is, “REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER”
posted on 03/27/2014 4:08:01 AM PDT
Our problems with Rome-on-the-Potomac have far less to do with the people we send than with the structure of government
I agree and so, I believe does Dennis Prager who long ago made the point that one's politics ultimately depend on his view of the nature of man. Liberals believe man is perfectible, that is, educable or subject to being managed with the proper stimulus. Think of the Skinner box.
This fits well with the liberal idea that the building block of society is not the individual but the mass guided, of course, by liberal elites.
We are always hearing the siren of the latest left-wing Messiah. Whether it is the Savior Franklin Roosevelt, the speed-reading genius John F. Kennedy, the honest Jimmy Carter who would never lie to us, the boy genius from Arkansas, or the latest, The Black Messiah. So it is that the left chronically whores after the man who will fix everything.
The founding fathers were not so deceived. They were Christians or at least steeped in the Christian tradition and they were fully aware of what they might call the fallen nature of man and which we might call his weakness of character. So they sought to structure a government which would be as nearly as possible immune from the corruption of man. They did this with checks and balances and separation of powers etc. all well known to us. But the founders were also not myopic enough to put their faith in the system alone. They were fully aware that an efficient Republican democracy requires a moral people and even the founders' constitutional constructs were insufficient to defend their new Republic from the ambitions of corrupt men.
Hence their idea that education should be primarily moral education but the left rejects this epistemology of morality for one of relativism.
To the degree that the left takes over our institutions like our schools and our churches, they will take over the government.
But the subject of for us now is what to do structurally about our failing Republic and I know you support structural reform from without Washington through the Article V process, as do I.
We must give moral men a moral system
posted on 03/27/2014 5:36:22 AM PDT
("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
That doesn’t change, that we are rapidly spinning out of control. We are now 17.3 trillion in debt, that debt is now increasingly very rapidly. In fact we may be 17.4 trillion in debt by now, and I only looked a couple weeks ago.
Right now. We are rapidly screwing up, and the GOP is right in there, screwing up along with Democrats.
It only took one generation.
America needs jobs.
Bring back American jobs. Not only are we not doing that, we aren’t yet even TALKING about doing that.
So I’m sorry about repeating myself, but this is rapidly going critical.
America cannot simply import.
We will collapse.
<>We must give moral men a moral system.<>
We send conservatives, and with time, most go rino or worse.
On the flip, first term liberals are liberals forever.
A system like ours, that encourages immorality, cannot last.
posted on 03/27/2014 9:45:59 AM PDT
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