Tea partier caucus break with Boehner is our only hope

Posted by on March 14, 2011 8:41 pm
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The silence of the 87 and not a dime’s worth of difference

Since President John F. Kennedy was gunned down there has been many dimes’ worth of difference between Democrats and Republicans, and there still is. The problem is that government has grown so large for so long and the economy is so weak that even establishment Republican dimes could tip us over the edge of the abyss.

Hence, the hope of the heretofore non-political tea partier candidates and their promise to fix the problems wrought by the professional politicians in Washington that buy their re-elections via the spending of other people’s money.

Their message resulted in the largest GOP House seat turnover since 1946. If ever their was a mandate for conservative change, this was it. Bigger even that the 1984 Reagan Morning in America and Newt’s 1994 Contract for America, the tea partiers promised to reign even the smaller dimes of Republican with 87 new faces.

Hopes were muted as the Lame Duck Congress gave Obama more power of the food we eat and allowed Obama Donkey-Ducks to betray Britain  in favor of Russia and GI Jack in Jill in favor of Jack and Joe.

But fear not, we were told in the dead of winter. Just wait till those 87 new members arrive in January within sight of the McConnells and the Lugars of the world. Then you will see real change!

It is now four days before the Vernal Equinox and Republicans have unilaterally surrendered on a government shutdown; refused to de-fund the Legal Services Corporation; expanded ObamaCare to cover the spading of dogs and cats; and betrayed their promise to cut even a puny $100B form a $3.7T budget.


My conservative friends, if the GOP won’t significantly cut government spending after the 2010 wave, it will never be cut, no matter how many real conservatives are installed as Republican Party precinct or elected committeemen before 2012.

We were just handed the greatest conservative mandate since Elvis was a child and we are wasting it, and for what? Fear of Obama at 44%? Fear of the media that failed to stop the tea partier election wave? Just what cat has the tongues of the 87? And even when they speak, what do they say? Michelle Bachman is “a little disappointed” in the refusal of The Speaker to allow the $100B+ de-funding of ObamaCare for fiscal 2011 supposedly for reasons of rules “fairness” when 23 non-ObamaCare exceptions were made to the same “rule”.

A “little” disappointed?

Merely electing people that say the right things in even year Octobers solves nothing if they vote with the tax collectors for the welfare state, i.e. establishment Republicans.

There always seems to be an excuse for not cutting government, but this time, THIS TIME, it would be different. The tea partiers were different.

So far, their tea is unsweetened, luke warm and bitter., and this after the greatest mandate possible in electoral politics. But not to worry you long-time opposer of third parties, we can get grass root bloggers in party positions before 2012 and then we will fix this matter.


Are we also going to insist that 2012 GOP freshmen hire us as bodyguards to protect them from Potomac Fever?

Is it really fear of the media or Obama that changes these grassroots firebrands between Halloween and St. Patrick’s Day? Is it really the desire for committee assignments that drives the golden silence? (Because if they remain silent, more gold will be bought as the American dollar collapses. Besides Bernanke’s trillions, it has been the hope that the 87 would take bold action that has held up the Dow and held back the deluge.)

Before the 2009 passage of the Stimulus of Democratic Party union dues withholding and ObamaCare, this column urged Democrats to vote NO and run for re-election on having voted NO on Obama’s agenda. That plea was not heeded. How many Dems would take that do over now?

Could it be that the 87 simply lack the courage to run on a record of having taken away government welfare for the middle class and would rather take their chances on touting the $15 they saved their gated-community voters on cutting the testicles off their water Spaniel?

Have we slouched PAST Gomorrah, even while drinking tea? We insult the opposers of King George’s taxation without representation!

My friends, we haven’t the luxury of Democrat-lite. We are in a crisis economically. Under-employment and job market participation rates are at Great Depression levels. The jobs depression we live in is the longest, BY FAR, since the 1930s. Obama’s deficits rival those of WWII. The Fed’s trillions are already triggering inflation in food and energy that has the Middle East in flames as the price of going from Point A to Point B in these United States has folks passing over Le Seuer peas for the store brand lest they have to leave the ’99 Chevy on the side of the road as they lug the gruel ingredients the rest of the way home.

It may be too late to prevent a crisis already, but unless the elected tea partier servants of We the People BREAK WITH BOEHNER NOW, then the deluge will surely wash us away. Our call today is one step short of a call for a Third Party. Rather, we call on the 87 to break with Speaker Boehner’s caucus and oppose all RINO, puny, pathetic, and insulting moves meant to lure away a few Democrats to avoid crocodile tears by kids outside Yellowstone.

Reid has made clear that even $61B will ensure a shutdown.

We said here weeks ago that the GOP should embrace a selective shutdown given this inevitability. Wouldn’t it be better to have a shutdown over Rand Paul’s $500B than the sissy $61B pro-rated lie?

I think so.

The Democratic Party is irrelevant to this discussion about saving America. They long ago left the playing field.

Now, the only grownups left are the Republicans, who appear to be divided between the senile and the cowards.

But there is still time. Hopefully, when Bachman is not re-drawing state lines between Massachusetts and Live Free or Die, she is in Cantor’s face threatening a caucus break. If she is not, then I am afraid that the disconnect between the voters and the Republic’s representatives is too wide for salvation in time to matter.

We can elect all the tea drinkers we want, but if they have not courage, it is all for naught. We can’t fix America from Wisconsin. If it is to fixed, it must be done in D.C. National elections, tea partier speeches and progress in states are mere sideshows as compared to what is and is not done in the place where the gravy train went off the tracks, i.e. Washington.

Mike DeVine

Legal Editor - The Minority Report

Atlanta Law & Politics columnist for Examiner.com

“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson

More DeVine Gamecock rooster crowings at Modern Conservative, Hillbilly Politics, Unified Patriots,  Political Daily and Conservative Outlooks. All Charlotte Observer and Atlanta Journal-Constitution op-eds archived at Townhall.com.



16 responses to Tea partier caucus break with Boehner is our only hope

  1. bobmontgomery March 14th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    You didn’t pull any punches here, did ya GC? I think you’ve got it read about right. I had a feeling back when they put Upton in as chair of that committee they were making a statement. What was it that fella said about Power?

  2. Ron Robinson March 14th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Excellent analysis ‘Cock. Wish there was a recco button…

    party.PROCINCT.net is targeting John Boehner’s and Eric Cantor’s states of Ohio (CD8) and Virginia (CD7) with a determined drive to get new conservative precinct committeemen seated on the party central committees.

    I suspect that when these new folks say ‘primary’ these ‘leaders’ will listen carefully.

    • Mike gamecock DeVine March 14th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      We may have to primary the 87 non-leaders too if they won’t stand up against this betrayal of the wave election.

  3. LadyImpactOhio March 14th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Boehner is a wuss. He was before, and he is now. I am disappointed in him but knew it was coming.

    • Mike gamecock DeVine March 15th, 2011 at 12:26 pm

      Amen Lady, and when I hear the first Republican call for Boehner to step down, I will begin my list of Republicans I don’t oppose for re-election.

  4. speciallist March 14th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    ‘There is a confrontation coming on this budget and the sooner we get to it the better’….Rep. Allen West

    • Woodsman March 14th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

      “Fortune favors the bold” would seem to apply at this point in time. I hope the Speaker and the Minority Leader start to show some spine and listen instead of continuing this game of charades (re: lip service) they continue to pursue. If they have a game plan I don’t see it, unless someone started to pay Dick Morris for his services because this is what their approach seems to be; incremental budget cuts. In turn, it’s starting to feel like death by a thousand paper cuts.

      • Mike gamecock DeVine March 14th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

        Any strategy that waives so-called “rules” 23 times for non-ObamaCare items, but then not only refuses to defend ObamaCare by citing said rule, but also EXPANDS ObamaCare to cover pets, is a strategy for fools.

        • pilgrim March 14th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

          Since you are in Georgia you might want to keep in mind that both Tom Price and Phil Gingrey voted yes on the amendment expanding obamacare for veterinarians.

          • Mike gamecock DeVine March 15th, 2011 at 12:19 am

            Given that I currently want to replace ALL Republicans of all stripes given their support or silent opposition to refusing to take out the $100+B annual Pelosi rider for ObamaCare, I am safely despising Price and Gingrey in that “mix”!

            I am thinking of them along the same lines as the whole of the Dem Party save Lieberman and Bill Clinton that were silent as their party played the Bushlied card. Unforgivable.

            Funding ObamaCare or not rising up against it in major ways borders on the same given the mandate from November. And yes, to ADD petsmart is adding insult to injury. I think that was 32 insulters, i.e. Sick Puppies?

            I think Chambliss and Coburn are busy working on higher taxes? But I do want to look at their proposal closer and if they take out the automatic-taxes and lower the rates enough, I would favor ending the tax deductions.

    • Mike gamecock DeVine March 14th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

      Yes, sooner is over. Sooner is now. If the 87 are being fed a line about just wait till be have the fight over the 2012 budget, I think it is either a lie from leadership or a very bad strategy. We should have been un-compromising from jump street after such a mandate. Who is going to take a strong stance in October seriously after we have lain down like lambs at Reid’s feet now?

  5. redneck hippie March 14th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    I wonder whether our Speaker may be thinking the tail is trying to wag the dog, but what he doesn’t realize is that he’s the hind-end, not the head.

    If this is about leadership asserting their dominance for the sake of show, there’s going to be heck to pay.

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