Skip to comments.What’s a good Republican voter to do now?
Posted on 01/17/2015 4:14:11 AM PST by HomerBohn
Republican voters believed they had sent a message to Washington in November when they voted to increase the GOP majority in the House and give Republicans a Senate majority for the first time since 2007.
If a message was sent, it was not received. Weeper of the House of John Boehner got only a token challenge for his speakership. Most of the new freshmen sent to Congress to change the status quo in the House turned into congressweasels before theyd even moved their furniture into their new Capitol Hill offices. Thats even quicker than usual. Normally, they hold out a few months before they turn into undead psychopaths out for perks, power and the aggrandizement of the establishment.
Even though polls showed 60 percent or more of Republican voters wanted a new speaker of the House to replace the orange-tinged faux conservative, and even though reports were that congressional phone lines, faxes and emails were ringing off the hook or bulging with calls to oust Boehner, all but 25 of the so-called conservatives in the House bowed to the establishment and voted to grow government and continue to capitulate to the undocumented usurper currently despoiling the peoples House. The elites, as always, held on to their power.
Boehner moved quickly to retaliate against his challengers for being so uppity as to deign to vote as their constituents demanded. It sends a message that you toe the party line, regardless of your conscience or the wishes of the voters. Retaliation of that sort is small-minded, petty and a sign of profound insecurity. Its also part of the nature of the psychopathy that draws people to politics. They go to Washington for prestige, payola and privilege; and they retire rich. Any perceived threat to this reality must be crushed, and crushed quickly, lest it take root.
Boehner is now beginning his third term as speaker. He had promised to serve only one. Of course, hes promised a lot of other things over the past several years and not delivered. Like most of the political class, for Boehner a promise is good only so long as it is useful to fool enough voters to result in another term. Once the elections behind them, they go back to the business of legislating more pork for their cronies so that some can be kicked back into their pockets and growing fascist government. Hes still trying to fool people by rejecting claims hes part of the establishment.
The capitulators came up with all manner of justifications for selling out to the establishment. Rep. Mo Brooks, now a former Tea Party favorite from North Alabama, was excoriated on his Facebook page after he posted his excuse for casting a vote for Boehner:
Despite serious reservations, today I voted for John Boehner for House Speaker because there was no better option before me. I would have loved the opportunity to elect a principled Speaker who shares Alabamas conservative values. Unfortunately, that was not a viable option because we lack the votes to elect such a Speaker I dont support chaos and government shutdowns. I believe it unwise and counterproductive for the GOP Congress first act to be a dysfunctional inability to elect a Speaker followed by chaos Hence, the best option was voting for House Speaker John Boehner. So I did
The post drew almost 900 responses, the vast majority of them negative. Tony Lauffers response was typical: Mo Brooks: The REASON no conservative candidate had a chance is because SPINELESS, GUTLESS, UNPRINCIPLED PEOPLE LIKE YOU FAILED TO GET BEHIND ONE EARLY AND PROMOTE THEM!!!! YOU SHOULD BE RECALLED BY THE GOOD, CONSERVATIVE PEOPLE OF ALABAMA!!!!
Unfortunately for Brooks constituents, there is no provision for recalling a candidate in Alabama.
Mia Love, a darling of the Tea Party and conservatives, at least before Wednesday, sounded much like Brooks in a Washington Examiner interview. There were no qualified or notable campaigns for speaker within the Republican Party other than John Boehner, Love said. Casting a vote for a candidate who has not actively campaigned and does not have the support to be speaker is an indirect vote for Nancy Pelosi, and I will not vote for Nancy Pelosi.
To paraphrase Dame Clinton, what difference does it make? After the vote, Boehner was photographed hugging and smooching on his predecessor, Pelosi an awkward, if not revealing, moment.
The status quo of the political monopoly remains. The government wins again. Whoever wins, you lose. Politicians are politicians under any brand. They are paid and pensioned by Washington. Where do you think that their loyalties lie?
The quicker we come to terms with reality about politics in America, the closer we come to serious action to restore freedom of the individual. Conservatives need to quit playing the part of an ever-returning battered spouse and recognize the Republican elites will just slap you around again next time a vote on an important liberty-related issue arises.
The government and its politicians are at war with us and they are the only ones that recognize it. How many Americans actually know that government hit men can arrest you, search you without a warrant, seize property without cause and not return it, and freeze bank accounts so that legal defense cant be hired. All this and they may never charge you with a crime.
We are fully aware that few people can grasp the limits of freedom imposed upon Americans. We have been taught freedom and democracy so long that we love big brother no matter what.
So what is a good Republican voter to do?
First and foremost, he must come to terms with the fact that voting for more Republicans to send to Washington will not change the status quo. Who remembers how big and how fast government grew under the compassionate conservative George W. Bush when he had a Republican Congress? In seven years under Bush, federal spending jumped from $1.86 trillion in 2001 to $2.98 trillion in 2008, a jump of 60 percent or a growth rate of 7 percent.
Bush and Republicans gave us No Child Left Behind, the USA Patriot Act, the Department of Homeland Security, perpetual war and bailouts. Those measures are certainly not conservative by any stretch of the imagination.
Though it is certainly no guarantee for success, Republican voters should concentrate on finding candidates for state and local elections who will uphold the Constitution they swear to uphold and who are willing to take a bold stand for states rights and against federal tyranny. Its at the state level that nullification of unconstitutional federal laws is to take place, as outlined by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson in the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions in 1789.
If you feel you must take on national issues, push for term limits and the repeal of the 17th Amendment.
Gradualism a glacial move away from federalism led by national politicians who used and continue to use the Federal Treasury to buy votes and reward crony corporations and intrude into state issues, and used by an activist federal judiciary has turned republicanism on its head and into a fascist system of tyranny and oppression. To peacefully restore constitutional governance will be a gradual and difficult process, and its probability of success remains in doubt.
A third Constitutionalist Party must emerge like a ghost from the fog to haunt these lifetime political weasels who think they've found a career as long as the campaign bucks keep rolling in.
Washington is a cesspool of political hacks that are in it for their own self serving interests. The American voters who supported them are the last thing to be thought of.
Whats a good Republican voter to do now?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Stay home while the elite RINOs finish destruction of the party. In 20 years the conservative Tea Party step in and pick up from the ashes.
As for me and my house? We pray. A LOT.
The EXEMPT GOP has had its core and money stolen by
Romney and Rove.
The EXEMPT will not change, but will LIE.
Support Article V!
I'm coming to believe that Boehner and McConnel have been threatened and will not resist. In effect the mob now rules the Nation.
A true conservative in the White House might slow the process down, but won't stop it. It will take an energized and courageous conservative base prepared to literally do battle.
Since candidates who tout themselves as 'conservative' undergo a transformation as soon as they're sworn in, is it time for a legitimate third party?
As an American Conservative (and proud member of the VRWC) I know full well that if this nation doesn't get back on the right track quickly, this nation is doomed.
I've come to the conclusion that the nation needs a benevolent despot like Franco because the apparatus in D.C. comprising the entire central socialist government will NEVER allow normality to reign.
We are past the event horizon for this nation. TINVOWOOT.
Skip the top line in 2016 since the winner will either be a de jury Democrat or a de facto Democrat anyway. With enough people doing this we make the point that we are on to their Uniparty scheme.
Term limits won’t help. Those pols with term limits will spend the time they have in elected office preparing for their future. They won’t even have fear of being voted out of office curtailing them somewhat.
On the national level, what does the Republican Party stand for, other than getting re-elected? It is a party without a soul.
Play the game local. The Federal is lost.
“So what is a good Republican voter to do? “
Support American jobs.
Just saying. Stop importing everything.
Make it here.
Don’t just stay home.
My brother and I are next week going down and changing our registration from R to I. Suppose that over a period of a couple of months 40% of registered Republicans suddenly disappeared? That is something the party apparatus would see quickly and long before the next election.
Beyond that, not much. Put a fork in the party it’s done. So’s the country IMO. But in any case, the bastards running the GOP are not selling out the Constitution with my implied approval, which is the current case if I stay registered as a R.
Republican Conservative Party
Yes. That was Benjamin Franklin's response during the Miracle at Philadelphia.
We could do no less.
The impact on the GOP-e is nothing when you register I, in most states you will not be able to vote in either the D or R primaries. Cconcentrate on your local R candidate's by staying registered R, it's the only way to purge the Rinos out.
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