By: Erick Erickson
Not quite two weeks removed from Thanksgiving, it is worth giving thanks to John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy. I really am thankful for them.
Yesterday the three of them purged fiscal conservatives from committees as punishment for being authentically fiscal conservatives. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina was put on the Financial Services Committee to show fiscal conservatism had nothing to do with removing Congressmen Justin Amash and David Schweikert, but that just causes me to question Mick Mulvaney’s conservative bona fides now.
Congressmen Schweikert, Amash, and Congressman Tim Huelskamp now removed from the Budget Committee, have been punished for daring to defy John Boehner during the debt ceiling fight, etc. They pointed out what would happen with John Boehner’s deal. They were the Cassandras of the fiscal cliff, predicting we’d be exactly where we are and they voted against getting us here.
They have now been punished.
On the same day John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy punished fiscal conservatives for standing up for their convictions, they sold out their own convictions by agreeing to raise taxes by $800 billion. They intend to seem reasonable to the press in negotiations with the White House. They’re going through an elaborate kabuki dance, but they’ll get blamed nonetheless.
Pointing their fingers as fiscal conservatives now punished, casting them out as scape goats, will do nothing to woo the media or the White House, but we should be thankful. We should absolutely be thankful for these three men.
As the sun rises this morning we can look at John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy and know the opposition is not just across the aisle, but in charge of our own side in the House of Representatives. All the time and energy I would otherwise have to spend to convince conservatives that these gentlemen would be a problem for the GOP has been spared. They’ve proven it themselves.
We need to let them know we are aware of what they are doing and how their money will be drying up. I have been done for awhile and will only give to Jim Demint and candidates of our choice.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I found David Welch's opinion about the Tea Party over at the New York Times, entitled: 'Where Have You Gone, Bill Buckley?'
"The modern-day Birchers are the Tea Party. By loudly espousing extreme rhetoric, yet holding untenable beliefs, they have run virtually unchallenged by the Republican leadership, aided by irresponsible radio talk-show hosts and right-wing pundits. While the Tea Party grew, respected moderate voices in the party were further pushed toward extinction. Republicans need a Buckley to bring us back."
"Dare I say it, or should I just whisper the word? We need “the Establishment.” We need officials like former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, operatives like Karl Rove and Republican Party institutions."
Clearly, 'the Establishment" is looking around for someone to blame for their latest defeat beside themselves and we are it. Of course, we were going to be it no matter who won the last election -- in politics you either grow or you get eaten.
Quit working and quit paying taxes. Go on public assistance and live the good life.
I know you are just kidding Steven, but, on second thought, you may have something there. I'm old enough to retire, but may just help bleed the coffers to end this madness. At some point they will have to do something.
All kidding aside, those of us old enough to retire should go ahead and get on the "Gravy Train" and live out our lives as best as we can. Worrying about fixing this Corrupted Mess we have for a Government is futile. The "Tea Party" was a brilliant idea, at first but they/we allowed certain politicians to pollute the Tea Party by calling themselves Tea Party Candidates without endorsement. It went on all over the United States in every election from dog catcher to President. Now the Tea Party is struggling to make a difference, the NON-News Media have successfully denigrated the Tea Party and it is not taken seriously by anyone but the Tea Party. So if you are in your 60's, quit, apply for everything you can get from the Government and enjoy the rest of your life. You are "not" going to make a difference, even the youth in your own family don't believe in Patriotism anymore. I've been working my ass off to make a difference and it has ended in Socialism. The People want Socialism, as long as the majority want it it will prevail. As you and I know, the Socialist State will run out of someone else's money and it will fold just as the Soviet Union did. Let's just hope someone hangs onto a copy of the Constitution so it may be re-instated somewhere in the Future. The Progressives have won this war and everyone hanging on to belief in the Constitution and Patriotism are going to eventually be placed in the more than 800 FEMA Concentration Camps around the USA. "Agenda 21 is Beginning"
Well, unlike you ,I'm willing to go down fighting. Our forefathers over came bigger obstacles then us . Why would any true American quit? Give me LIBERTY , or give me death, that's what all Americans are made of. Do you really think Americans are going to let the gov't take away our last ounce of freedom? No matter what they have, we outnumber them !!!! Like the flag bearer in all the wars, if one man falls down, another picks up that grand old flag !!
The GOP just needs to be gone!
Founders Party Platform
We, the people of the Founders Party believe and assert that when in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them to another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the principles which impel them to claim and assert their sovereignty.
We hold these truths to be self-evident that all people are created equal, and that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life,(in all stages) Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, unmolested by intrusive government. And that people in government have no rights or authority to dictate outside the consent of the governed, nor to make laws or regulations that do not apply equally to all, including themselves.
Our purpose is NOT to replace, commandeer or annex the Tea Party, its people, donations, ideals, or autonomy but to provide its members and patriots with a political party that reflects our principles, morals, economics and way of life. In short, this is the party for people who are of a like mind to America’s Founders and feel they are otherwise unrepresented in the political arena.
We of the Founders Party proclaim and declare that we generally embrace the principles and ideals of our nation’s Founders and believe specifically;
No one will completely agree with all the points of this platform and that is not the goal. The goal is to delineate principles that can be embraced by what must be a majority of patriotic Americans. It has become obvious and intolerable that there is no successful political party today that embraces our values so it is high time to abandon them all. They have only to serve themselves and our demise. Efforts to drive them to serve us rather than us serving them have been fruitless. It is time for change. It is time to act. It is time to realize that we owe our progeny the birthright that was passed to us that we have lost. Because if not us, who; if not now, when? This is our oath our dream, our duty. We will regain the liberty of our forefathers or must be willing to perish in the attempt. Because without liberty, what is life worth?
© Bobby XD9
22 November 2012
"unite under a single political party"! Amen.
But...it isn't the Republican Party (or the Democratic for that matter)
It's time for a true conservative's third party...of strength.
If the Tea Party experience over the last four years within the Republican Party structure had been one of failure after another, I would be more supportive of investing the cost and time in creating another viable political party. But if the Ron Paul people didn't do it and instead chose to infiltrate the Republican Party...and even they were successful beyond their wildest dreams... why on earth would Tea Party supporters now want to suddenly pull up stakes and start another political party?
If the Ron Paul people want to pull out of the Republican Party, good, let them. But don't be fooled by them into believing the Tea Party hasn't been politically effective, and that this is only the beginning. We need to bring about what the Republican Party needs the most: an empowered grassroot wing' to counter-balance the corporate-dominated wing of the party.