Why would anyone ever again care about a Congressional majority?
Columns already are being written and published re: the 2016 Congressional races and holding the GOP majority. As in the one linked above, the issue is: Who cares?
Rather than ingest the columnist’s view, read through the comments, for it is there that the voices of the voters – not the pundits – are heard. And the voters are saying, “Why bother?”
With no discernible policy difference with a GOP majority than had the Democrats won the mid-terms, It is more clear than ever that we have one party – the Ruling Party – governing ruling America.
From Obamacare to Amnesty to domestic spying to taxes and spending and Debt, the actions of the GOP are indistinguishable from the Democrats.
Many people are commenting in the linked column – and many others – that they’re done with the GOP, “holding my nose and voting for…” won’t be happening again. Many comment that for the first time in their lives they won’t be voting at all.
This is not the result of Democrat politicking, of Democrat policy superiority, or of the GOP being defeated on the field of battle. Not only are they not being defeated on the field of battle, they aren’t even showing up. And if the GOP nominates another Dole/W/McCain/Romney by putting Bush or Christie or Rubio on the ballot, they’ll be throwing-in the towel from the showers before even taking the field.
Ask yourself: When was the last time McCain said “fight”? Right – in his acceptance speech. Not one time on the campaign trail. And he reined-in the fighter he put on his ticket. Romney looked like a deer in the headlights when Obama began lying in debates. Did he think a Democrat was going to be honest? Did he think that, had he won, that a Putin would be honest? Talk about a minor leaguer…
The deepening distrust by the GOP voters for the GOP – bordering on hatred at this point – is the result of the GOP lying as much as Hilary Clinton when on the campaign trail, and being as untrustworthy as Barack Obama when in office.
I have hashed through all this before. The 2010 campaign promise to cut $100B from the budget (they cut $7B) that created the Tea Party “shellacking” of the Democrats, the 2014 promise to stop funding Obamacare and amnesty that didn’t last a full week past the election in which we actually believed them and so gave them the largest majority in 80 years.
The reality of the American political landscape is that we have one party that believes those of us who elect them are too stupid to govern ourselves and must be ruled by our “betters,” and that the Supreme Law of the Land matters not at all to how they do so.
Liberty-minded voters need to wake up. The government parties are NOT on your side.
Neither the Democrats nor the GOP are on the side of limited government, Constitutional government, the Rule of Law – or of the average American.
Neither the Democrats nor the GOP are on the side of improving the economy, decreasing unemployment, improving education, improving our future.
The Democrats and GOP are on the side of the same big-gov policies, of pushing-up the stock market to enrich the 1% at the cost of the rest of us and telling us the economy is improving. This is what amnesty is about for both sides, and why it will succeed sooner than later. In the vernacular, both parties are pissing on us and telling us it’s raining – and their in-the-tank complicit media is reporting the downpour.
What do public sector unions, amnesty, obamacare, climate change, net neutrality, the Ex-Im Bank, the Farm Bill and the defense budget all have in common?
They all are bipartisan redistribution of hundreds of billions of tax dollars to favored constituencies and crony capitalists and captive voter pools. None are in the best interests of the average American – or of Constitutional government under the Rule of Law. (Obamacre became bipartisan when the largest GOP majority in 80 years funded it without blinking an eye.)
Education has declined every year since teacher unions were made legal by Democrats (JFK).
Amnesty is bringing in huge numbers of uneducated, welfare-seeking, Democrat-supporting voters with no culture of Rule of law and a complete, foundational acceptance of huge government. They will never vote for limited government; culturally they don’t even know what it means. And, as Michener pointed out in Centennial decades ago based on cultural practices consistent for centuries, Hispanics for the most part neither value education nor desire to better themselves. If they did, Mexico wouldn’t be the near-failed State that it is, saved only by the enormous transfer of money – 15% of their GDP – by illegals living and stealing your job or your kid’s job here in America.
Obamacare never was about medical cost inflation (hasn’t decreased), additional coverage (hasn’t happened), or improving healthcare technology (hampered by device taxation) or delivery (many hospitals closing, many doctors retiring or quitting the profession because of it). Obamacare is about control – and that is all.
Climate change is a farce designed solely to redistribute wealth, nothing more. The temps are based on lies, the supporting “scientists” bent on grant money, not science. The political support is by the same low-info voters who think socializing our economy will lead to rising standards of living, education, and the environment, when in fact, socialism does the opposite. A former Nobel Laureate and President of the American Physical Society, the professional organization of physicists, quit over it, and another has called the climate change argument, “the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist,” and the head of climate science at MIT noted, “the [global warming] argument makes arguments in support of Intelligent Design sound rigorous by comparison.” The UN executives tasked with climate change have stated flat-out that it’s about redistributing wealth.
Net neutrality is about abolishing the free market – and all of its innovations – from the most productive invention in history – the internet.
The Ex-Im Bank is a toy made by the rich to redistribute Middle Class tax dollars to a F30 company, Boeing, for building stuff that – obviously – the market doesn’t want at the price Boeing wants to charge. Why else would they need help?
The Farm Bill? Billions of Middle Class tax dollars to Monsanto? Archer Daniels Midland? There are – vanishingly few “family farms” remaining in America. Nearly all of the “aid” is redistributing Middle Class tax dollars from highway workers and waitresses and cops and teachers and information workers… to multi-billion-dollar companies. Democrats vote for this redistribution so that they can pass tens of billions in food stamps (because they import millions of Mexicans so Democrat voters don’t have to go to work in order not to starve), that the GOP is willing to vote for to get the tax dollars funneled to Monsanto. And the Red state farmers, co-ops and farming corporations vote for it because it keeps their prices high.
It is past obvious that we spend tens of billions to develop one combat aircraft – for the purpose of defeating an enemy – yet we have refused to fight for victory, refused to actually defeat an enemy, since 1945. We spend hundreds of billions to organize, train and equip forces we won’t let fight. So we’re just building massively expensive toys, driving massive profits, massively enriching the Military Industrial Complex – but refusing to use any of it. Why spend trillions on toys we refuse to use?
I could go on, but, like voting for the GOP, what’s the point?
Nothing the Left actively supports – and the Right tacitly supports – is pro-liberty, pro-freedom, pro-Rule of law, pro-Constitutional government. Everything they both support is the opposite.
Under the economic policies voted by both parties the income gap is increasing, and the National Debt skyrocketing – and doing so at an accelerating rate. If either party actually cared about American workers or the nation’s – free – future, neither would not be the case.
Continuing to vote for the GOP or for Democrats is to continue to support the anti-American, anti-Freedom, anti-Liberty coalition of Left and Right that is depriving you of a job, depriving your kids of an education, and depriving America of a prosperous future.
Either those interested in freedom vote for a party that is not the GOP/Democrat fusion, or secede, or rebel – and I am not talking about ‘rebelling’ at the voting booth, we’ve proved again and again that’s useless; or we accept that America – the idea, the last best hope of man – is over, and get ready for generations of socialism, lowered living standards, increased cronyism, decreased education.
And a Ruling Class that doesn’t give a damn about you, your family, or your country and its future.
But it is past time to accept that the GOP is just as much an enemy of liberty as are the Democrats.
Basically, either you vote Libertarian or you vote for America’s destruction.
Liberty will require overhauling ALL of Congress and inserting representatives and Senators interested in Liberty, Law and America.
Or Declaring our Independence, again, for essentially the same reasons as before:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government …”
Obama. Pelosi. Reid. Boehner. Hillary. McConnell and more. All have become destructive of the ends of Liberty.
It is time to abolish it. We have proved that voting will not alter it.