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by Sandy Stringfellow
John Boehner (House Majority Leader) and Mitch McConnell (Senate Minority Leader) have said, in plain English, that they understand why Republicans took the House and made gains in the Senate; that they understand King Barry’s Progressive Marxist agenda has been unsurprisingly rejected by the American people, and that it is their implied responsibility to bring it to a grinding halt.
Yet both have abysmal records regarding the propagation of principled Conservatism during their tenure in elected office, and both have been remarkably unable to even modestly articulate Conservatism when provided the opportunity.
These gentlemen would be well advised to pay close attention to Constitutional scholar, author, attorney, and talk radio host Mark Levin’s admonition regarding the future of our nation, at least if it is their desire for our country to have a future as Founded; one of Constitutional Republicanism: “Only Conservatism will save America,” Levin frequently states with passion, and he is incontrovertibly correct.
This is not to imply that every legislative initiative has been destructive to America, but to point out that it is considered “normal and customary” for the political class of Washington, D.C., to feel strongly compelled to pass legislation, even deeply flawed or destructive legislation, to justify their existence (Campaign Finance Reform comes to mind).
Both leaders have proven to be predictable political dinosaurs (Boehner first coming to Washington, D.C., in 1992 and McConnell in 1984) unwilling to exercise consistent Conservative leadership, i.e., doing what is necessary to save an America rapidly approaching critical mass and the self-destruction that results from it.
Instead, as with most all politicians these days, primary efforts have been directed toward securing their personal power base and political future through the customary “wheel and deal” bargaining processes that exemplify the abrogation of elected responsibility and moral integrity of those playing political games with Americas’ future.
Mitch McConnell, Senator John Cornyn of Texas, GOP Chairman Michael Steele, and pseudo-Conservative political operatives such as Karl Rove, were particularly destructive toward Tea Party candidates during the recent mid-term elections.
It was the Tea Party, led by Sarah Palin, that was the driving force which brought together the American electorate, resulting in one of the most substantial Republican Party victories in the history of our Republic. Without them, it would not have happened.
Any Republican legislator currently holding office should consider the outcome of our recent mid-term elections a wake-up call to the fact that they are on borrowed time, as is America.
If these RINO Establishmentarian elitists had been concerned about doing what was right, instead of jockeying for positions of influence as political power brokers, they would never have supported Mike Cassel over Christine O’Donnell in the Delaware Senate race, or Lisa Murkowski over Joe Miller in the Alaska Senate race.
The covertly destructive and self-righteous behavior to undermine legitimate grass roots Conservative candidates such as these and others, candidates obviously supported enthusiastically by those disgusted with the Republican Party status quo, illustrates how deeply ingrained is the level of contempt for true Conservative voters among those currently holding the reins of political power.
America is broken almost beyond repair, and it has, to a significant degree, happened on the watch of Boehner and McConnell. Have they learned nothing from Ronald Reagan?
Where has been the outraged indignation, the emphatic and unrelenting demands for accountability from these Republican “leaders”?
Our country, whose Constitution they have sworn to protect and defend, has been under relentless attack from every quarter except that of Conservative America. We are besieged by a well-entrenched Progressive Marxist political ideology, as well as widespread systemic corruption that continues to spread its cancerous tentacles into every aspect of our lives on a daily basis.
For example, why were King Barry’s Supreme Court nominations of Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan not vigorously contested? Is this their definition of Republican leadership? The confirmation hearings for these nominees to the Supreme Court would be considered a disgrace by any self-respecting Conservative defender of our Constitution.
The Liberal ideological dedication of these now-confirmed Justices is patently and blatantly un-Constitutional in every conceivable respect. Their propensity for trampling our Bill of Rights through the sympathetic promotion and consideration of trans-national case law will haunt the American judicial process at the highest level for years, if not decades.
During the post-election “victory dance” of celebratory media appearances, Boehner, ever the politician, spoke of bi-partisanship, and McConnell alluded to it as well. Even Marco Rubio used the “C”-word (compromise), as high profile Republicans began “walking back” their campaign promises.
That type of “business as usual” attitude simply isn’t going to cut it. If one wishes to make the case that rhetoric of this nature was designed to illustrate Republican magnanimity in their victory over the Democrats, I would implore them to carefully study American political history over the past century, then explain how meekness, timidity, compliance, and complicity with the Democrats has furthered the health and stature of our Constitution and Bill of Rights specifically, and the well-being of Americans generally.
If our newly-elected Republican representatives, and the existing Republican “re-treads” have courage, resolve, and intelligence and are willing to take the heat (as would, say, Sarah Palin), they can stop King Barry.
First, they must de-fund his initiatives and legislation, in addition to starting immediate, serious, no-nonsense investigations into the conduct of King Barry, as well as his nefarious Czars and ardent supporters (George Soros, Jeffrey Immelt, etc.).
For example, George Soros spent hundreds of millions of dollars funding organizations whose apparent objectives are the destruction of America. Why are these organizations granted tax exempt status? Of what redeeming value are they to American civil society?
It is disgusting to remember the chicken-feed investigation by The House Oversight Committee into Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, along with former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, as they faced questions from both Democrats and Republicans about their relationships with Wall Street; TARP, the AIG bailout, Bank of Americas’ purchase of Merrill Lynch, and bailout of the automakers’ pension plans, among other topics of interest.
Aleksandra Kulczuga, writing in “The Daily Caller,” reported on January 26, 2010 the following:
E-mails and phone logs that show the New York Federal Reserve Bank — of which Geithner was president — obscured details of the AIG bailout from the public. Leaked emails imply that the Federal Reserve asked the SEC to mark documents on the deal as “confidential,” as national security information is classified.
“They had no intention of disclosing these dealings to the public, and went to extreme lengths to prevent it,” said Kurt Bardella, a Republican spokesman for the Oversight Committee. “The Fed itself has gone to extremes to prevent us from getting documents. The SIGTARP [special inspector general for TARP] has said he would love to cooperate but the Fed had ordered them not to.”
In spite of voluminous evidence of conspiracy and fraud, the Oversight Committee laid an egg, handled the investigation with kid gloves, turned a blind eye to justice, and the investigation was successfully treated as a ‘dog and pony show’ meant to entertain the gullible masses.
As of this writing, Republicans are engaged in more politics as usual – insipid grandstanding for public relations purposes.
A very big deal is being made about ending “earmarks,” a little understood aspect of the legislative budgetary process of assigning funds to specific projects, and one that James Madison (often considered the most influential of our Constitution’s authors) believed was a Constitutional responsibility of the legislators. If the legislative branch doesn’t assign the funds, the executive branch will; something they do with far too much frequency already.
Earmarks account for the fractional portion of one percent of our national budget. Oklahoma Republican Senator Jim Inhofe is exactly right on this one, and his forth coming alternative legislative proposal should be carefully considered.
Our current fiscal and monetary policies are driving inflation through the roof, something the Federal Reserve denies, as prices spiral out of control. Considering the Federal Reserve’s history of colossal and disastrous blunders, this should come as no surprise.
Our nation is bankrupt, with a GDP of approximately 14 trillion dollars, and a total debt burden, including unfunded liabilities of approximately of 130 trillion dollars. Social Security and Medicare are unsustainable, as are federal pensions and the interest on our debt.
King Barry-Care (aka ObamaCare) comprises one sixth of the American economy, is causing health care costs to skyrocket; it will literally destroy the finest health care system in the world.
The entire world economy is on the verge of spontaneous combustion due to the incomprehensible fiscal irresponsibility (or intentionality) of King Barry, our Treasury Department, and the Federal Reserve.
Instead of quibbling over the inconsequential termination of earmarks, perhaps our Republican “leaders” could provide some real leadership.
They need to vigorously investigate Eric Holder and the entire Department of Justice on every level, and prosecute, to the full extent of the law those convicted of criminal behavior.
They need to investigate every single one of King Barry’s Czars and demand confirmation processes, based on highly questionable and clearly un-Constitutional behavior.
They need to investigate and hold hearings on every peripheral player in King Barry’s administration, including George Soros, and, in particular, the organizations he funds that are fraudulently listed as groups that merit tax exempt status; organizations that are patently intent on the destruction of America.
They need to investigate the Fed, audit the Fed, and hold hearings to force explanation of what in the hell they think they’re doing, instead of going through the motions of some sycophantic, rubber-stamped bit of political showmanship for “the little people back in Peoria.”
They can move, and should move with haste, to repeal King Barry-Care, even if the legislation to end it is not signed into law by King Barry.
They can force the proponents supporting King Barry-Care to go on the record, and that will help Conservatives in the 2012 elections.
Further help could be provided by the Republican Party politicos, along with the GOP, if they can pull their collective party head from where the sun doesn’t shine and embrace Tea Party involvement in our American political process, instead of fighting it tooth and nail.
The future of the Republican Party depends on its coming down from a high horse and getting a grip on reality, something they positively have not yet done.
They can begin by replacing the incompetent and self-serving Michael Steele with a principled, passionate, and articulate philosophical Conservative who understands how badly they’ve screwed the pooch; through their megalomaniac and internecine warfare with the Tea Party, Mitch McConnell, Karl Rove, Michael Steele, and others were responsible for the elections losses of Christine O’Donnell and Sharron Angle, and have continued working (until recently, it’s been reported) to defeat Joe Miller in Alaska by not actively providing financial and material support to contest violation of Alaska State law regarding the counting of “write in” ballots. Republicans made it clear during the mid-term elections; they want to elect Conservatives, not Liberals.
By the way, to those who profess to be Conservative, and for whom Conservatism has become their advertised philosophy of choice, take note: you are apparently spineless, in addition to being a shameless narcissist, a traitor to Conservatism or both, if you currently support or have supported Lisa Murkowski over Joe Miller in the Alaska Senate race. Go be a Democrat – it’s where you belong.
The bottom line: things can be done, must be done, and urgently so. If Republicans in general, and Republican leaders specifically, don’t have the moral integrity, raw courage, and Patriotic pride to muster the “political will” for the task at hand, or are simply too corrupt to care, they must be removed by unflagging demands from principled Conservatives actively participating in the on-going exchange of ideas with those holding elected office.
The Tea Party, primarily through the efforts of Gov. Sarah Palin, as well as others, have brought us this far – far enough to at least have a chance to save America, and they may have to carry the torch in a critical effort replace those who will not heed the call to battle.
We are engaged in a war, and it is not for the faint of heart.
Sandy Stringfellow is a writer and musician with an interest in history, economics, and politics.