At this moment in the vote, 52 “Republicans” are voting for the Obamination and 72 are voting no. Obama has won a resounding victory and controles the House and “the Speaker”. Conservatives in government are officially a small and insignificant minority.
“Conservatives in government are officially a small and insignificant minority.”
So what’s new about that?
I would be shocked to learn that there are actually 72 limited government R’s in Congress, per your comment about “no” votes.
Most self-styled “conservative” R’s in Congress are not very conservative at all. For one, most are attorneys, so it is very easy for them to vote as statists while seated in Congress and at the same time portraying themselves as conservatives or constitutionalists back in the district. Secondly, there are plenty of “conservative” voters who continue to vote for them and make excuses for them back home.
Even in this forum, there has traditionally been plenty of support for big government R candidates, and those of us who refuse to capitulate get attacked for sticking to principles, a trait we are told results in electing liberals??
If we really want to fix taxes and spending there are two fundamental problems which need to be addressed: the Federal Reserve, and the debt ceiling. Tax revenue does not seem to be an impediment to federal spending when the Fed has the ability to make up the difference simply by running the printing presses faster.