They did it again. But like a battered wife, we keep going back because every four years they bring us flowers, beg our forgiveness, and swear they’ll never hit us again.
The GOP establishment in Congress is our abuser. We can’t hide the black eyes any more. The whole neighborhood knows. The Democrats are gloating. Obama thanked Paul Ryan effusively – and why shouldn’t he? Nancy Pelosi couldn’t have given him more.
And where was the famed House Freedom Caucus – those stalwart conservatives who spearheaded Boehner’s ouster? They were shrugging and handing us a bag of frozen peas to put on our black eye. If we’re lucky, maybe they’ll call 911 for us when the beating starts up again.
This is shameful, and it has to end. No mas!
For the last seven years, grassroots conservatives rallied to action under the belief that change starts at the ballot box. As I’ve said many times: there is nothing wrong with this country that a good old-fashioned election can’t fix.
People put their own lives on hold to send these Republicans to Congress to take back control of the House and Senate, to get a handle on our bankrupt federal government, and put America on the right track. I think of all the cross-country redeye flights I took away from my young son in order to campaign for Republican candidates, so full of promises, over the years. Others gave up a lot more than I did to elect a “conservative” majority.
Together, we grassroots conservatives gave the GOP historic electoral victories because they promised us they would stop Obama’s “fundamental transformation of America.”
Instead, they abetted it. They are Obama’s accomplices.
Obamacare? It’s fully funded.
Planned Parenthood, which was caught red-handed haggling over the sale of dead babies? It’s funded too.
Obama’s illegal executive amnesty? Funded.
Illegal alien sanctuary cities? Funded.
Visas for un-vetted Muslim migrants (“refugees”) to resettle in America? Funded.
Obama’s green energy crony capitalism? Funded.
Tax credits for illegal aliens? Funded.
H-2B visas to replace American workers with cheap unskilled foreign workers? Yep, that’s in there too.
What about funds for the fence that we so desperately need on our southern border? Nope, sorry, they couldn’t find any money for that.
Basically, everything commonsense conservatives despise – and Republicans promised to put an end to if elected – was funded by this omnibus.
They weren’t worried about the promises they made to us. This omnibus was written by lobbyists for lobbyists and passed by corrupted politicians fulfilling promises to these cronies with deep pockets. They campaigned one way, then governed another way.
This is why people hate politics and politicians. This is why they tune out and stay home. Reading through chunks of this bloated spending bill that drives us further into bankruptcy I steamed, “That’s it. They can’t be trusted. I’m outta here because they do not stand on the planks of the GOP platform, not one iota.”
But you know what, my fellow conservatives – that’s what the GOP establishment wants us to do!
They want us to leave the Party or just sit out elections.
Without us around, their handpicked puppets can be elected in gerrymandered districts without any pesky conservative primary challengers.
The Congressional GOP establishment doesn’t care about winning national elections. As far as they’re concerned, Hillary can have the White House – just so long as they can keep their cushy jobs on Capitol Hill.
In fact, having a Democrat in the White House is probably good for business. They don’t want to have to lead on anything – they’ve had ample opportunity to do so! – and a Democrat president is a nice foil for them. They can enjoy the status quo, enjoy all the crony capital cash, enjoy the perks of office, and as the country continues to crash and burn, they can tell the folks back home it’s all President Hillary’s fault.
Thankfully, not everyone with an “R” after their name is happy with the corrupt status quo. And there are a lot more good guys in Congress now thanks to the Tea Party.
So, no, it’s not time to leave the GOP. We’re going to make our abusers leave.
We’re not going to let them hit us again.
It’s time to kick our abusers out of the House, change the locks, and keep a loaded shotgun next to the bed.