The restoration of the filibuster rule was not an 'olive branch'... even though it has been hailed as a return to 'normal order' in the Senate, it is actually a clever disguise for putting off the business of political reform. The members of the Senate promoting the return to 'normal order', knew well, that reinstating the filibuster and the minority's power to offer Amendments, on the floor of the Senate, would kill any promised Conservative legislation. Sen. McConnell did deliberately, with forethought and malice, provide the minority party with the power to kill any legislation they deem inappropriate. Sen. McConnell reinstated the Filibuster and Amendment Rules of the US Senate, providing the minority Party with the power to block the legislative process. He may yet 'reverse' those rules, to reinstate Sen. Harry Reid's Nuclear Option... however, he seems ever so reluctant to do so.
There is no Constitutional right to the filibuster... or too offer Amendments to Bills on the floor of the Senate. The rules of both Houses are subject to each House and its majority party has the votes to change them. Rep. Alcee Hastings Democrat from Florida once put it this way... we have no rules, we make them up as we go. Take the lead of Rep. Hastings, Sen. McConnell and return to the Nuclear Option... that is the only way CLEAN CONSERVATIVE LEGISLATION will pass in the Senate. If you desire to send, even one, clean conservative Bill to the White House for the President's action (veto or signature) you will need to end the filibuster rules.
The Tea Party and Patriot movements have long questioned... Sen. McConnell and Speaker Boehner's conservative credentials. Their loyalty to Constitutional principals have been questionable at best and with the opening volley of the New Congress those loyalties have been exposed as lacking any conservative or constitutional test. Both men are for returning to the 'normal order' of business in Congress... code words for politics as usual. We warned, among others, that a potential sell out of our conservative cause was at hand, long before the November 2014 elections, predicting that the return of the US Senate to GOP control would be of little help to the conservative cause. It is now abundantly clear that our TWO PARTY SYSTEM exists in name only. Both, Major Political Parties are in bed with Big Government, the Globalist and a New World Order.
The best way to counter the New World Order... is to refuse to join in it's plan for governance; too, compromise with it, is to become it. Rather, the Patriot and Conservative in Congress needs to form a political caucus, one within the ranks of the GOP. Such a Caucus would be similar in function and principal to those used in a Parliamentarian system of Government, which seek to share power among a host of political interests. Forming a Conservative Constitutionalist Caucus will permit one to leverage their numbers and vote, for the benefit of the conservative cause.
In effect, Conservative Senators and Representatives.... need to form a Party within the GOP. In doing so, they may be able to leverage their combined power to bring reform to the Party and Government. With as few as ten committed conservative GOP Senators and possibly 50 or so Conservative House members, a Conservative Caucus could become the nucleus for a new party; while, operating within the existing GOP as long as possible. A new party, staffed with incumbents seated in the government, would be a powerful and persuasive tool for brokering a better deal with the current GOP leadership. This Caucus could change the political calculus in Congress, providing the leverage needed to swing the GOP 'right of center' and back to its Constitutional roots.
As it stands today... the conservative members in both Houses of Congress are being picked off, one at a time. They are marginalized, threatened and isolated by both parties; while, the MSM controls the narrative and the political debate. This must stop and the best way to do that is too establish an effective internal caucus of conservatives. an alternative voice of reason, within the existing GOP. A Caucus with a clear narrative for reform and a voice loud enough to cut through the rhetoric of the sometime on and off RINO leadership. Those Representatives and Senators who are willing to become OBSTRUCTIONIST to the New World Order, must organize and identify themselves... no more fence setting... no more on again, off again, narrative for reform.
Those elected officials willing to say no to the fundamental transformation of America... must unite in the fight for our Republic. The Patriot and Constitutionalist must understand that they are at WAR, struggling for the very heart and soul of our Nation. They must think outside the normal Box of Political ideas, to forgo business as usual, by embracing new and effective tools to reform government. They must be willing to challenge the 'NORMAL ORDER' of business. Sen. McConnell and Speaker Boehner are not leading an opposition party, they are leading a compromised Party of Global elites. They are more interested in preserving their power and securing a permanent place in the New World Oder, than serving their constituents or the Constitution and Republic. This despicable abuse of power must not be permitted to continue.
By forming an independent Conservative Caucus, within the GOP... the Conservative members of Congress may work together to leverage their power, too bring about fundamental reform. When one is loosing the argument, in their own party, it may be necessary to first pull down the entire House of Cards. Then, one may rebuild a better House. And yes, I am suggesting that those who have no power, should barter with the enemy, to leverage their position, too 'achieve' power. Or, if all fails, the Conservative Caucus should call on the People, to rally, in their support by the millions. Boots in the Streets often change political outcomes.
Let the Conservative members of Congress put a spot light on the truth... they need to expose the corruption and treason taking place in the Halls of Government... they don't need to conduct business as usual or return to the 'normal order' in Congress. Let, the Conservative members of Congress organize the Patriot and Tea Party movements, working outside the 'Halls of Government', in ways here to fore never achieved or attempted by the GOP. Let, them become the new embodiment of community organizers. After all, our elected leaders are supposed to lead the People. That means they should be 'directly' involved in the organizing, planning and application of the Public's combined powers, to rally and save the Nation.
Let us all ask our members of Congress to form a Conservative Caucus... too, inform Sen.McConnell and Speaker Boehner, that the people have just begun to fight for the soul of the Nation, inviting them to join the Battle, on the side of Conservatives and Constitutionalist, or be exposed as opposing Constitutional Government of the people, for the people and by the people. If America can not find the leadership, in Congress, needed to bring unity to the Conservative Movement, I fear we are finished as a movement, and the Nation our forefather's bequeathed us may well cease to exist..
Returning to normal rules each time Republicans are in power, only to have Democrats change the rules back as soon as they take control again would accomplish what? We all know how the Democrats feel about rules and law... They are tools to control those who disagree with them, hot something to be followed by them.
McConnell is a NWO globalist traitor who should be hanged for treason along with the other traitors in this nation, including most of congress!!!!!
Like Boehner, McConnell lied to get reelected and has sold out the country by bowing down to Obama and Reid again. He should be impeached along with the rest of the government criminals running the country.
Who knows how they were elected our voting booths are no longer the franchise of the American people... when you can mark a vote for one candidate and it posts to another there are systemic problems with our system of electoral politics.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN FROM THIS? ITS ANY-ONES GUESS!
While there is LIFE, THERE IS HOPE!
yaknow, about that independent conservative caucus within the GOP...
I read something interesting on wiki's FDR page - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_D._Roosevelt
The bipartisan Conservative Coalition that formed in 1937 prevented his packing the Supreme Court. For the rest of his days in office, it blocked all proposals for major liberal legislation (apart from a minimum wage law). It abolished many of the relief programs when unemployment practically vanished during the war.
yes - that was then and now it seems logical that there are not the conservatives in D party now to form a bipartisan conservative coalition. BUT - is that right? Look at all the comparisons now to the 30s. Both military policy and economic ruin policy are just the same as example. AND a teaparty type organization arose then too.
When TeaParty formed my semi-rural area had several Ds I knew interested or involved. When TeaParty embraced the R label so enthusiastically that stopped though. I thought then it was a mistake and still do. Having now learned of this Conservative Coalition during the 30s having stopped much of FDRs liberal efforts supports that IMO. I see no benefit gained from embracing the R label at all.
You may be correct... my thoughts on the issue were similar... that the Caucus should be bipartisan within the frame work of the GOP in order to give it majority status. I believe it is time to invite the true Blue Dog Democrat whose record is more conservative than most... too join any Conservative Caucus.
The country that our forefathers bequeathed us has not existed since Abraham Lincoln changed our Constitutional Republic into a powerful centralized federal government that has no controls save that which it gives itself. This is just one example of the fact that the GOP and the Dems are just two sides of the same tired old coin. We are living under the tyranny that our founding fathers warned us about.
By your comments I see that your heart is in the right place. But what you don't see is that the D's are the fast train and the R's are the slow train....to the same destination. Sadly it's immoral but not illegal to so influence both prospective representatives and incumbents with money so that they, in effect, act as well paid subordinates. When you and your friends earn interest off every dollar you print, guaranteed by taxes collected on every citizen, you have more than enough to buy as many representatives as it takes to get your agenda enacted into law.
A critical flaw in our laws (today) is the absence of any way to quickly put a Federal representative up for election in a recall petition, as can be done easily with state representatives in most, if not all, states. Until we can remove them, they can lie to us, repeatedly, in forums that will be broadcast as widely as possible (with the money their rich masters possess and through media outlets that their rich masters secretly control....there are books that document this), confirming their support for our cause. Then after elected, vote as their masters dictate. As it stands today, McConnell and Boehner might just join your conservative caucus, since it won't change a thing. After all, "The best way to control the opposition is to lead it." - Vladimir Lenin Do you think that some Globalists just may put credence in this axiom of Lenin's? Do you think it's possibly already in effect?
PS. By the way - The Blue Dog Democrat that you speak of is now extinct. I believe that the last one ever seen disappeared in the fall of 2014.
Unless both Boehner, McConnell, to include all their buddies are removed from power the Progressives and worse Obama will have their way.
America today is on a "FAST TRACK TO BECOMING A PROGRESSIVE NATION AND WITH OBAMA WILL HAVE ISLAMIC OVERTONES" and most Americans are totally unaware or worse really don't care enough to slow down or stop the thirst for Materialistic Pleasure, rescue their Children from the Progressive Public School "BRAINWASHING", and return become TRUE AMERICANS THAT FIGHT FOR AND SUPPORT OUR GOD GIVEN CONSTITUTIONAL AMERICA"
If they don't wake they nay be forced to get their wives and daughters BURKAS as well..............