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Those Establishment Republicans Who Funded Obama’s Illegal Amnesty Program

Thought you would like to know.

1. Benishek
2. Bishop (Mich.)
3. Boehner
4. Bost
5. Brooks (Ind.)
6. Buchanan
7. Calvert
8. Carter (Texas)
9. Coffman
10. Cole
11. Collins (N.Y.)
12. Comstock
13. Costello (Pa.)
14. Curbelo (Fla.)
15. Davis, Rodney
16. Denham
17. Dent
18. Diaz-Balart
19. Dold
20. Ellmers (N.C.)
21. Emmer (Minn.)
22. Fitzpatrick
23. Frelinghuysen
24. Gibson
25. Granger
26. Guinta
27. Hanna
28. Hardy
29. Heck (Nev.)
30. Hurd (Texas)
31. Jolly
32. Katko
33. King (N.Y.)
34. Kinzinger (Ill.)
35. Kline
36. Knight
37. Lance
38. LoBiondo
39. MacArthur
40. McCarthy
41. McCaul
42. McHenry
43. McMorris Rogers
44. McSally
45. Meehan
46. Miller (Mich.)
47. Moolenaar
48. Murphy (Pa.)
49. Noem
50. Nunes
51. Paulsen
52. Pittenger
53. Pitts
54. Poliquin
55. Reichert
56. Rogers (Ky.)
57. Ros-Lehtinen
58. Royce
59. Ryan (Wis.)
60. Scalise
61. Schock
62. Shimkus
63. Simpson
64. Smith (N.J.)
65. Stefanik
66. Stivers
67. Thompson (Pa.)
68. Tiberi
69. Trott
70. Turner
71. Upton
72. Valadao
73. Walden
74. Walters, Mimi
75. Young (Ind.)

Is ‘Your Guy/Gal’ on the List?

Courtesy of The Blaze.


200K Government Workers will be FORCED TO WORK WITHOUT PAY!!!

When has That ever happened?

This is the Run Around Screaming Hyperole being floated in an Effort to Save the Funding for the President’s illegal, unconstitutional and ill considered Amnesty (AKA – Save the Democrat Party) program being conducted by the Department of Homeland Security.

Oh… the answer is:

It has NEVER happened. There has never been an event where funding was temporarily held, cut, reduced etc. that government workers were not paid for their work.

Never.

Frankly we Need to permanently Shut Down at least 50% of the Federal Government. But those posts have done posted.


The Establishment Strikes Back!

Or, John Boehner and Paul Ryan Surrender.

A budget deal was reached in the House of Representatives which effectively undoes the progress to reduce spending made with the recent Sequester cuts. It allows the Liberals to spend yet more money we do not have. It concedes the argument that we must reign in spending or our Country is doomed to the running leap over the fiscal cliff we are sprinting towards as this post is being tapped out. It gives more time to collapse the economic system now in place so the Socialists can rebuild it in their image…

There are only two reasons this could have happened.

The Republicans agree with the direction the country is heading.  Because 100% of the Democrat Party and 80% of the Republican Party are Ideologically Identical.

or

The Republicans believe the unwashed masses are too stupid to distrust the Liberals in the press when they predictably paint the Republicans as responsible for everything from your indigestion to government shutdowns.

Most likely Both.

Paul Ryan: “I deal with things as they Are.”  (A truly Visionary statement designed to revolutionize the way Americans look at government and return us to a fiscally responsible path if I ever heard one.  He also states that “As a Conservative, I deal with the situation as it exists.” Pardon me Mr. Ryan but what new definition of “Conservative” says one must deal with the situation as it exists?  That is certainly not an Ideology.  That is certainly not a firm Philosophical Foundation.  So what the Hell are you talking about?  Have you decided to embrace Populism?  Pragmatism?  Social Democracy?  Mob Rule?  Progressivism?  Please stop insulting us.)

John Boehner: “(Those who oppose this deal) are using the American People for their own purposes.  This is ridiculous.”  (What “purposes” might those be Speaker Boehner?  “They” are already siphoning off money from the RNC, correctly so in my opinion, and aside from using your Bipartisan compromise with Leftists as an illustration of your anemic, if not absent, commitment to returning Us to the Shining Light on the Hill  I don’t get your point.)

Folks, if you haven’t started paying attention yet, it’s time.

You all need to start drinking about this stuff.


The Establishment had Their Chance

In fact, The Establishment wing of the Republican Party has had 60 years of chances… and they are responsible for where we are as a Country.

I just listened to an analysis of what occurred over the Government Shutdown debate and the Debt Ceiling Debacle. The conclusion of the commentator was that “the old guard” of the Republican Party is putting down the rebellion of the youngsters newly elected to office. He went on to say that the “old guard” agrees with the newly elected representatives but they have worked hard to set up their seniority and simply don’t agree with the tactics the new guard is employing.

Well… The old guard’s tactics have landed us with a Bankrupted Entitlement system, an uncontrollable Spending Habit and a Government Bureaucracy which is unanswerable to the electorate.

There is NO objective assessment of the actions taken over the last 60 years by the Establishment Republicans that could lead one to believe they AGREE with the new guard in any way. In fact, the only conclusion a person could come to is that the Establishment AGREES with the Leftists in the opposition party… because they are rewarded by that party for doing so, and then by the folks at home because they are not paying attention.

We are here precisely because of the Old Guard of the Republican Party. Period.

Socialist ideas never win favor when understood. This is why the Old Guard of the Republican Party is so important to the Democrats. They need them in order to advance their agenda.

Folks, we are in deep. Very, very deep.

The Karl Rove’s, Dana Perino’s, John McCain’s, Mitch McConnell’s, Peter Kings and the rest of the Establishment Club are to blame.

And subsequently, WE are to blame for our inattentiveness. We are to blame for sending them back to office year after year. WE are to blame for not learning what Freedom and Liberty of the Individual means as intended by the Creators of this country. WE are to blame for not understanding Natural Law.

All of our ignorance has allowed the Establishment Republicans to come to power and aid the Liberal Progressives reshape this country into a demonstrably horrible European Social Democracy. Our ignorance has allowed our supposed representative to ignore the Constitution and the limits specifically written within it to protect us from them.

I’m finished pointing the finger at the Leftists.  While needing to be defeated, they do not hide behind Enlightenment Ideology.  They are perfectly happy to embrace governing theory born out of a decaying feudal system and frightened aristocracy.  They will always embrace the Elitist worldview which relegates you to a permanent class of servile know nothings.  In their minds you’re too stupid anyway so why waste time explaining themselves to you?  You might learn something and become far less useful.

However the Establishment Republicans, the RINO’s or Republicans in Name Only, do hide behind a philosophy which most of us believe in and I live by.

Yet, We continue to stand by and do nothing.

I have two suggestions:

1. Start drinking.
2. Start paying attention and learning everything you can about everything I just typed then call these insidious clowns to the carpet.

If you think I’m wrong… prove it.

I’ll wait right here.


Post the Bill!

In a Bipartisan Move the House of Representative should deliver on Barack Obama’s promise of the Most Transparent Administration in History.

It’s Time for the House of Representatives to Go to the People.

Whatever Bill they come up with on this eve of coming face to face with the debt limit they should post it online for all to see.

I believe I can speak for all of us when I say “We will Read It”.

Then, when the Senate begins slicing and dicing it, adding poison pills and changing the language, they House should modify the online post to reflect the change is (while leaving the previous language crossed out) and who is responsible for it… real-time.

Allow the American People to see what is going on.

And, prevent genuinely horrible Socialists like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid from charging up to the podium and declaring the bill dead on arrival because is terrible for the country and the people advocating it are terrorists… when none of us know what’s in the bill.

Not only would it allow us to judge for ourselves if what’s in the bill is truly “terrorism” as the Progressives like to describe anything which is anti-socialist, but it would allow for far more interesting questions posed to the likes of Pelosi, Reid and the President after they are finished with their inflammatory rhetoric.

By golly, if I’m the Boston Strangler I want at least to know why.  Now THAT would be some faith and good credit.

Of course The House would have to step around Peter King and John McCain… because that’s just not how things are done in their preferred type of government.


Hey Boehner… Are you Listening?

The Great Dr. Sowell is speaking.

While many of us have been complaining about this for years, leave it to Thomas Sowell to state it Simply, Powerfully and Directly.

State your case so EVERYBODY can understand it.

John, The facts are on your side… if you’d just let people understand them.  Unless, of course, you really don’t intend to win this.


Making this Shutdown Permanent…

Is a good start. 83% of the Federal Government is still operational.  This may be exactly the beginning we need to save The United States from Bankruptcy.

With the Debt Ceiling Debate looming I’ve begun hearing, yet again, talk about Balanced Budgets.

Folks, we are Way Beyond Balanced Budgets being beneficial.

As we have discussed, It’s the Debt Dummy!

Only Debt reduction will set us on a path to recovery.

Those in Washington will, as usual, attempt to confuse you by using “Debt” and “Deficit” interchangeably.  They are very, very different words.

“Deficit Reduction” means we are still spending MORE than we have to spend… just less than we were spending before.  I know I don’t have to explain this, but it could even be $1 less… and the politicians will be doing victory lap’s as if some great accomplishment has been achieved.  Don’t be fooled, and don’t let them get away with it as usual.

“Debt” means, well… the money we owe everyone else because politicians have found it beneficial to their career’s to spend as much of our money as they can, and are now printing it so they can keep on spending.

I want you to stick your head out the window and scream at the top of your lungs “It’s the Debt Dummy, and we’re not going to take it anymore!”

I know I can count on all of you.


Please Visit the Government Shutdown Blog

“Live” Shut Down Blog

It’s very informative…


The Monument Strategy

The Washington Post had an interesting article that should be mandatory reading. It’s a beautiful glimpse into the mind of Administrations and how they view the public.

The ‘Washington Monument’ sequester strategy

By Jonathan Bernstein, Published: February 19 at 4:59 pm

Does everyone know what a “Washington Monument” strategy is? We should expect to see government agencies employ that strategy against the sequester — because it works.

A Washington Monument strategy involves fighting against budget cuts by focusing, and if possible shifting cuts, to the most popular and visible services an agency provides — thus the Park Service would react to a budget cut by threatening to close the Washington Monument, figuring that disappointed tourists would flood their Member of Congress’s office complaining about it. As Stan Collender wrote recently, we may see reduced hours in national parks as a consequence of the sequester, if it goes through. Just now, it appears that the Pentagon is threatening to furlough 700,000 civilian employees.

What this means is that whatever the level of damage across-the-board would impose, we can expect the affected agencies will try to make the damage look as high as possible.

Now, there’s a natural balance to that; there are plenty of things that the government does that are extremely important but are barely visible; no one would notice if no one inspected meat for a week, unless something went wrong. Of course, part of the strategy also involves publicizing as much as possible anything that does go wrong, and blaming it on the sequester (whether, in fact, it really is a consequence of the sequester or not).

Politicians involved need to be aware of all of this, going in. There’s some evidence that some Republicans, however, aren’t fully aware of the situation; I’ve seen references to the small percentage of overall spending that will be cut if the sequester goes into effect on March 1. As Collender correctly notes, all too many Republicans entered the 1995-1996 shutdown showdown with a mistaken belief that polling showing public antipathy to “government spending” would be the best predictor of reaction to a shutdown. Instead, the better predictor was polling showing that the public loves most individual government programs — or perhaps the better predictor was just that those programs are important parts of everyday life for everyone, whatever their politics. Democrats, too, should be aware that defense cuts that may poll well might also produce real, and very visible, pain.

None of which means that Republicans (or Democrats) should necessarily cave. But politicians on both sides should go into this with eyes wide open. Spending cuts are unpopular and this round will be no different. At least, not if the agencies affected have anything to say about it. And they will.

I personally witnessed this During the Clinton Administration.  Luckily I was aware of such tactics then as I am now.  The Shutdown was necessary then… as it is now.

Keeping WWII Vet’s out of areas that are never guarded in the first place is not.

(As an aside, Spending Cuts are not unpopular unless you’re a politician.  And, the “Monument Strategy” was crafted under Nixon for all the reasons above.  Do Liberals really want to find common ground with Nixon?  I guess so.)


Please, Please, Please Stop the Shutdown!

President Obama, Please just give us the same Waiver’s you’re Giving Corporations, Unions and Congress…

Please.

Then we can all get on with doing the Business of the American People.