Skip to comments.If You Are an Invisible Member of Congress, You Are Not Doing Your Job
Posted on 10/30/2021 4:47:50 AM PDT by Kaslin
For far too long in our country serving in federal office has been nothing more than the top rung of the ladder for most of our elected officials' chosen career. Some young city councilman joins the legislature, biding their time till a house seat opens up, so they can get enough name ID to jump in a Senate race. These campaigns always ran the same lines, “I can compromise”, “it’s time to work across the aisle” and “let me be your voice and break up the partisan gridlock.”. Despite sounding cute, and making us feel good, most of these campaigns brought us the same thing, nothing.
In 2016, we saw a monumental change as a country. Love him or hate him, Donald Trump ushered in a movement of “outsiders”. Across the country Republicans elected people like Burgess Owens, a former NFL player who spoke openly about hitting hard times defeating a career politician serving in his 3rd elected office. Lauren Boebert, a restaurant owner defeated a sitting member of Congress to win the primary only to then beat another career politician in the general election. There are easily a dozen similar stories recently, situations that were nearly unheard of just 6 years ago.
That same hunger for change isn’t exclusively Republican. Most recently in the Georgia Senate election, two more establishment incumbents were ousted by “outsider” Democrats from the far left, a documentary filmmaker Jon Ossoff and a pastor Raphael Warnock. The year 2016 brought us something voters in both parties had longed for, boldness. Immediately after Donald Trump descended the escalator, career politicos jumped to action with groups like The Lincoln Project, because with his ascension they lost the thing they held most precious, job security. Non-traditional Republicans like Congressman Owens, Boebert, Cawthorn and others bring signs of a movement, a movement of regular people who aren’t polished or carefully crafted changing the way we see Washington.
3 months ago Jake Bequette a barely 32-year-old Super Bowl Champion turned Army Ranger announced he was running for United States Senate in Arkansas. His opponent? A 70-year-old who’s been in Washington now for over 20 years. The kicker? When Republican voters were polled about how their Republican US Senator was doing 32% didn’t even have an opinion. Let that soak in, after 20 years 32% of a sitting US Senator’s own party in his home state doesn’t even have an opinion of him.
Right now as Republicans we are a minority in both the house and senate. The odds of conservative legislation even making the floor is somewhere close to 0%, so the likelihood of something passing is pretty bleak. So what is the job of our Republicans in the legislature? To make noise, to raise awareness, to make sure the voters know exactly what’s on the table. As far-left policies like critical race theory have infiltrated our legislature and schools we’ve heard passionate speeches, countless interviews and constant social media interaction from legislators like Burgess Owens and Ted Cruz. As Joe Biden completely botched our withdrawal from Afghanistan we’ve seen leaders like Brian Mast make sure the news cycle didn’t change. Then as Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer pushed their $3.5 trillion wishlist, men like Rand Paul and Byron Donalds made sure the American people knew exactly what was going on. Right now we don’t have the votes, so there is no greater duty than making sure voters are completely aware so in 2022 we will.
The truth is, in Congress, it’s not the Democrats who are letting us down. AOC campaigned on exactly what she’s doing, Bernie Sanders has never hidden his intentions. Right now, the ones letting us down are the invisible Republicans. The Republicans who sit and wait just to see how it plays out. Now, more than ever, if we don’t have an opinion of you, you’re not doing your job and it’s time to find someone else who will.
Depends on whom they’re working for, doesn’t it...
The only reason two parties still exist is to give voters the illusion of choice.
The letter after the name means jack anymore.
A pol is either loyal to our former republic or to Deep State.
Congress is Deep State.
My senators in South Carolina are truly invisible. I used to get reports one senator was sighted at the gym, so I knew he still had a pulse, but no longer. I presume they both are still living.
Same thing with my ND senators. Go along to get along types. It’s a good gig that they can have for decades if they don’t make waves.
My south Dakota senators bailed Biden out the debt limit .
Thanks Johnie and mikie for helping them
Mine are Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley.
Blunt is one of those who’s been there forever and kept his head down for the most part but as we know, he’s a RINO. He’s out in 2022, allegedly retiring but it wouldn’t surprise me if he ends up on the board of some Ag company.
Hawley’s been making some decent noise.
Scroll through that and see all the invisible people. Lot of names I’ve never heard of.
<>Right now, the ones letting us down are the invisible Republicans. The Republicans who sit and wait just to see how it plays out. Now, more than ever, if we don’t have an opinion of you, you’re not doing your job and it’s time to find someone else who will.<>
Yeah, right. /s
No political party can return America to free government. Aside from their entertainment value, articles like these are pointless.
George Washington was prescient. From his Farewell Address...
“...The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty.
Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight), the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.
It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another...”
The ineffectual republican party, just collecting fat pay checks and over the top benefits.
Donald Trump’s presidency was an echo of our first six presidents; they strove to remain above factions.
Time to remind our politicians that they are OUR servants, not the other way around. If they (servants) are not doing the job they were hired for, find a new servant.