Isn’t it amazing how unprincipled leadership and a lack of courage have turned the dramatic GOP landslide of November into failure? Yes, again Thursday afternoon, Speaker Boehner erased another one of his lines in the sand, caving to the Senate’s absurd 2 month extension of unemployment benefits and reduced payroll taxes.
What fun, this extension fiasco can be rerun again towards the end of February. No doubt McConnell and his Senate pals are ready for yet another backstabbing of the apparently clueless and willing Boehner. Keystone cops, baby, and they don’t care as long as the Hobbits are left out in the cold.
The GOP Leadership in both the Senate and the House have proven repeatedly they would rather lose to Democrats than have their party return to constitutional governance. The goal over the last year has been to pretend to take on the Obama agenda while co-opting the reform minded freshman who came to Washington with their minds set on a strict reading of the founder’s intent. This, in itself would rein in the insane spending.
Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Cantor and Whip Kevin McCarthy have done a sterling job at thwarting the people’s wishes. What was the last election all about? You might have thought it was about returning to the rule of law and fiscal sanity. The RNC and the party leadership looked up and said, OMG look what those tea party turds did for us. Now what? Well, we’ve seen the what, over and over.
Congressman Allen West from Florida was among the scores of Republican freshman elected in November. Here’s what he posted on Facebook this evening:
by Congressman Allen West on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 7:42pm
The conference lasted less than 15 minutes and we were not allowed to ask questions. We were told that by unanimous consent the House will pass the Senate Amendment with a correction to the new payroll reporting procedures. Harry Reid agreed to appoint conferees but we were not told any timeline for this move. I cannot support this, but it seems the politics of demagoguery have won over policy and principle with the concession to enact tax policy on two-month basis.This is a sad day for America and further evidences our continuing decline. Men and women of principle are become a dying breed in this Republic…
A dying breed in this Republic, eh? What Republic?
The only way we get our Republic back is to beat Obama, the Democrats and the Republican Establishment. Boehner and his team have to go. McConnell, Cornyn, Murky Murkowski . . . all have to be driven from leadership. That’s a tall order but anything less gets us more of the same.
Are the American people up to the task? Are we worthy? Pray God, we are.