Yet another example of House Republicans turning their backs on their constituents reared its ugly head, after a so-called "deal" was reached between establishment progressives and establishment Republicans Wednesday. A deal that not only left little to be desired for Democrats in their attempt to continue raising America’s astonishing and unsustainable debt levels, in addition to completely funding the Unaffordable Care Act, but also one that left almost an entire country of conservatives stunned at just how little they received from their representatives in return.
The decades-long game of two-steps forward for big-government, one-step back for liberty and the people continued in the US government. While establishment Republicans allowed the progressive establishment to set the rhetorical tone by caving at the last minute and playing off of the falsehood that defaulting on a largely contrived debt was sure to bring economic disaster to the United States, Speaker Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Eric Cantor and many other establishment Republicans once again found a way to stab conservative Americans in the back by giving in to the progressive-establishment agenda and at some of the most critical and inopportune moments in recent political history.
Coming one step closer to proving to the American people what most in the “alternative” media for years have been trying to get everyone to realize (that when it matters most to the American people there is very little difference between establishment Republicans, establishment Democrats, progressives and neocons behind closed doors), not only did the so-called “deal” they all decided on not give anything whatsoever in return to conservative Americans (such as a year-long reprieve from Obamacare like big business currently receives, in exchange for raising the debt ceiling, or vice-versa), establishment Republicans instead took their disregard for their conservative constituents even further than previously understood.
In much the same manner they caved on the unthinkable notion that any legislation can be passed without first knowing what’s in it and debating on it, how the US democratic process is supposed to work (even more so with regard to legislation the size and scope of the progressive Unaffordable “Care” Act… The biggest and most expensive federal power-grab in US history), establishment Republicans simply allowed a progressive Senate bill to skate through the House without reading it first and finding out what’s in it, before sending it straight through to the President for signage into law.
And just like the Unaffordable “Care” Act itself, where Americans are already starting to realize just how much of a disaster allowing one party to implement any legislation without the alleged safety of checks and balances the opposition is supposed to ensure, within hours of the passage of the Senate’s version of a continuing resolution (H.R. 2775) Wednesday night, people were already figuring out there was much more to this bill, as well, than meets the eye.
By the time the drive-time radio talk shows had even begun Thursday morning, political junkies were already aware, for instance, self-proclaimed “conservative” Republican Congressman Mitch McConnell, one of the main (and typical) sell-outs to the progressive agenda, was somehow blessed with an over two-billion dollar earmark, included in last night’s bill, for an ongoing massive water project in Illinois and Kentucky. The states McConnell and (ironically outspoken about the debt-ceiling) progressive Democrat Dick Durbin supposedly represent.
But among all the dirty tricks establishment Republicans allowed the progressive establishment to get away with, which included a $174k gift simply given to the already-wealthy widow of recently-deceased Senator Lautenberg and a possible and recently-demanded one-year waiver to the unions who were originally (and just recently) hell-bent on forcing Obamacare on everyone else, perhaps none realized thus far is more disingenuous, or flies in the face of democracy and the Constitution, than the included provision originally proposed by McConnell during the 2011 debt ceiling “crisis.” Which now strips a little off of the House’s power of the purse and the ability to have the say over the future debt ceiling by changing the rules to only allow Congress in the future a vote to disapprove proposed changes to the debt ceiling, rather than voting to approve them to begin with, as it has always been. Flipping it and giving more power over that particular decision to the Senate and Executive Branch from now on instead.
But in a perfect world, where elected officials actually honestly did everything they could to genuinely represent their constituents, which in this case would include politicians like Speaker Boehner fulfilling at least some of the empty conservative promises he made to the Tea-Partiers that elected him during his campaign, rather than what looks to be always attempting to find ways to give in to the progressives, none of this would have had to happen and the country’s conservatives would still be hearing liberals in the House and Senate beg and plead for the reigns to the country be handed back over… But from where they were prior to establishment Republicans giving in to every progressive whim, in the heat of a trumped-up moment... From the moral high ground and with the power over negotiations, had they merely exposed the over-blown threat of economic calamity, should the country go into so-called “default” and instead called the Progressive's bluff.
But rather than follow through with campaign promises to “repeal” and “defund” Obamacare, with perhaps the very fate of the law in his hands, Boehner instead decided to use that moment and again scoff at and violate the House’s “Hastert Rule,” or the “majority of the majority rule.” Which states that the House’s Majority Leader isn’t even supposed to entertain legislation originating outside of the house if the majority of the majority is going to vote against it. Meaning that since it was obvious the vast majority of the House majority (in this case, the Republicans) of the people’s Congress was against the bill, Speaker Boehner could have and should have listened to his constituents and declined to even allow the Senate’s continuing resolution to see the floor of the House to begin with.
But with the best chance at doing what he had promised his voters he would do since the Supreme Court decided to illegally rewrite the progressive Unaffordable “Care” Act, instead of correctly deeming it unconstitutional as it had been sold to the American people, for at least the sixth time since taking the reigns as Speaker of the House in 2011, Boehner ignored House tradition, turned away from the very people that voted him into office in the first place and gave Barack Obama and the radical “progressive” agenda he and his supporters in the government adhere to free reign to continue “fundamentally transforming America” and with literally about as much taxpayer money as they need to do it with. Regardless of how different and more expensive the bill is from what Obama originally promised it would be.
This must be what they referred to when talking about the “change,” they said, “we can all believe in.” Mirror
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