Acting Asst. Sec. Susan Thornton and EAP team en route to her nomination hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee!
The national Republican Party is currently in the midst of a slow-motion train wreck. Their presidential primary has amply demonstrated their Base’s profound disaffection. You can call it anger, you can call it delusion – you can call it a tuna fish sandwich. But when 70+% of your voters don’t like anyone having anything to do with anything you’ve been doing – you absolutely call it a problem.
And when it’s this big, it’s a problem for the Party – not their voters. There’s an old banking joke: If someone owes the bank $10,000 – that someone has a problem. But if someone owes the bank $10 million – the bank has a problem. 70+% is the bank having a problem.
The Party remains somewhere in Egypt – along the banks of Denial. It likes to dismiss these people with incredibly flattering terms like “Crazies.” And elected officials these people actually like with terms of endearment like “Jackass.” Because you always go far when insulting the majority of your voters.
Speaker John Boehner is turning in his gavel and leaving Congress – apparently because everyone thinks he’s done a phenomenal job. And on his way out the door he is denouncing his voters for having “unrealistic expectations.” He would know – they have them in large part because his Party and their campaign minions set them every election cycle when they’re lying to get votes.
That's right. Elect me and I PROMISE to defund amnesty, p.p., and obamacare. Crickets in the field. They got elected and DID NOTHING BUT CAVE TO THE DEMOCRATS!!!!
There must be changes all over the federal government. We simply cannot continue on our current path.
As I said yesterday. . . History has proven the only thing the federal government understands is when the States form their own regiments and start firing upon a federal fort.
Push Republican bills to the WH and let Obama veto the bills. That will be on him. The American people knows what's going on. Pass the bills. The more Obama veto's the better chance he will be looked at as the problem.
It is the democrats that are still stalling the bills. It's like Reid never left.
Anyone know exactly how many members of Congress need to be arrested for treason? This Congress is a perfect representation of Obamaworld. Their loyalty is to their bribes. Gina McCarthy is doing her boss' bidding and they're all afraid of Obama's skin color. They don't care about his treason.
Just hang about a million of them and the rest, if there are any left, will straighten out.
The people of this country, those who have worked hard all their life, who have raised a family, and built a future have for several decades watched as the truths we were brought up on have tumbled around their feet. Hard work, honesty, respect, a willingness to discuss differences have all fallen away.
There is at the present time an elite that does not pay attention to the governed. The feeling in politics now is that we work for them, and they do not need the consent of governed to tell us how to live our live. From the Supreme Court to the media, and to a lesser extent to the clergy feel that they know how we should live, the paradigms of the past are no longer valid according to those who pretend to rule.
Since the 1950’s America was told by the elites in charge that America was evil, colonial in viewpoint, sexist, racist and guilty of genocide for those we felt could use help. Those who are patriots, who feel this country has given them the opportunity to have a good life are ridiculed, and that only those of the elite could change things to make America perform they way they saw fit. The truth of this country has been replaced with a progressive “truth” in order to remake the country the way that pleases them
The progressives, and the sojourners that follow them continually claim how tolerant, how caring they are. The Democrats, the party of Jim Crow, the KKK, and segregation will tell you constantly how far the black man has come because of what the progressive/socialists have done. The raise the clarion call of “income inequality” but won’t discuss more blacks being out of work than during a Republican presidency. Democrats do not look at America as a force for good, and for the progress of humanity. To the progressives any and all moral flaws of the country are a reason to complain, and to once again call for America to change. The attitude held by the many academics, politicians, and other progressives is based on a morality that no country, in its interactions with the world could ever hope to accomplish. There is no gratitude for what America has done for progr3essives, either on a personal level or worldwide. The income inequality they foster, gay rights, immigration, the racial divides they push, even to the minimum wage and assistance to the unfortunate among us all are based on growing government, and the economic gains for those involved. But what of places like Korea, Germany, and others wh0o have prospered even after a war when the United States stayed and helped to rebuild the government and economy from the ground up.
About a week ago, the Jefferson-Jackson dinner, which is the major funding for the Connecticut Democratic Party changed the name, for the simple reason that 200 years ago, those eminent men owned slaves. The fact that Jefferson wrote the document that spoke of the principle of human rights, the Declaration of Independence is of little importance to the left. They never follow that document, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights, so it holds no importance to them. More blacks have come to this country as immigrants than were ever in slavery, but the progressives/socialists won’t tell you that.
Have things changed today?
There has been no study fact checked by anyone that has substantiated that gun control saves lives, progressives write papers for one another to use, waving their arms, pages flying everywhere, screaming “See, See less guns mean less crime.” If tht is the case, how to explain that most all mass shootings have occurred in “gun-free” zones, and how to explain Chicago, Los Angeles, New York or any of the other “gun-free” cities run by Democrats? And how do the Democrats explain the rise in teenage pregnancy after the introduction of sex education into the school system. Even that was not enough for the Progressives, now they are forcing same sex education on our children. Once again, because again, as the self perceived elites of our country they know best.
There are changes that the progressives will be forced to make in the future if they wish to continue to be a force in this country. Of course, with the progressives bringing in as many illegal immigrants they can, and the offer of benefits to keep the voting Democrat will help, sooner or later, those immigrants are going to want more, something the progressives can’t give them. Sooner or later, we will run out of money, and the illegal immigrant will be the first to fail. Once they realize that, the Democrats are done.
So we now have a President whose only claim to being President is being a well speaking black man who lies easily. And after these seven years of racial divisiveness, no respect for veterans, Democrat/socialist incompetence the administrations raising of the Black Panthers, and a virulent hatred of everything American where do we stand? We are lied to about the economy, always told things are getting better, employment is up because the unemployment numbers are down, without being told that it is because people have given up, have stopped looking for work. Just today it was revealed that there are more illegal immigrants in the country than people unemployed. Some 93 million have stopped looking, numbers that even exceed those of the Great Depression.
In foreign affairs, the Progressives still do not understand that you can not pay your enemies to like you. You can’t lie prone and let them beat you to feel better about themselves. We find our country in apposition of trying to explain to friends like Israel, why we just gave the Iranians all they want and to not worry. False words of support from our Muslin in Chief Obama, and Secretary of Milquetoast Kerry notwithstanding, Israel is pragmatic enough to know that although a vast majority of America supports them, this administration is actively working towards Israels demise. Obama boasts of our standing in the world, and how much better it is than when Bush was in charge. I defy anyone to show me any country that has any respect for us now. From bowing to the Saudi prince, to Putin, the Chinese and the Iranians we are being laughed at. Even Mexico, sees no reason to send most of the criminals to our country through a southern border that Obama claims is sealed. The agencies of our government has neglected to force Obama to abide by the constitution, including the country club Republicans who cater to Obamas every whim.
Obama has claimed no one cares about the process only about the outcome. That may be true in a third world country, but this is the United States, where the laws are supposed to mean something. But it is difficult to counter an argument such as this when the Republican party, a group on old men doing their best ti line their pockets before they are forced out allow this administration to get away with unconstitutional regulations, orders and rules. Harry Reid changed the rules of the Senate to pass that white elephant, Obamacare while the Republicans sat there and whined.
We have chamber of commerce GOP such as Lamar Alexander saying things like “ you learn in kindergarten to cooperate to Ted Cruz for offering an amendment to the Transportation Bill that requires Iran to recognize Israel before sanctions are lifted. It also contained an amendment to free the four American Hostages from Iran. It was also not allowed. Obama had Bergdahl, Alexander, McConnell and Boehner have Hekmati. Will either of them force it to be made part of the Iran Nuke Deal before passage, probably not. Oh, they will talk about it, like many other things, but as republicans in this country will attest, they will whine and cry and NOTHING will be done. The Republican leadership, despite all its rantings to the contrary are no different than the Democrats. Mired in crony capitalism, and a desire to have corporate sponsorship and money fill the coffers they can use to pay off donors, they are as large part of Big Government as the Democrats. It will be something the Republicans will probably deny in the future, but history knows the facts, It was the Republicans, Boehner and McConnell that would not even allow a vote on the defunding of Planned Parenthood, something favored by large majority of the country, pro choice and pro life together.
The GOP is not immune to the machinations of patronage, to the corruption of machine style politics. The Republicans, through federal control of state governments have succeeded in growing government larger, and lining the pockets of friends and family through those they meet through campaigns and committees. Conservatism has caught fire not because of the Republican party falling flat on reforms to bring this country back alone, but by being in the pockets of big business, corporate lobbyists and by filling the nest by growing government and spending at a level not seen before. Republicans put up a weak response to Obama when he changes immigration law. They scream, whine. And cry, and do NOTHING. If it is unconstitutional do something about it. But the Republicans just wring their hands and complain. The reason is because the illegal immigrants are good for business. There were some in Congress who tried to fight it, but the Republican establishment were more than happy to agree with the influx of illegal immigrants in order to keep big business happy. The Republicans will attempt to curtail any conservative movement, thus the attempted crushing of Cruz, Trump and others. The conservatives worry the, If enough people are made to understand that the Republican Party and Democrat Party are the same, corrupt, and aligned with the special interests of the party at the expense of the citizenry. Those special interests will continue to get rewarded for contributions with public policy aligned with the interests that would be most profitable.
It is easy to sit back and just let things happen. But it is up to the citizenry of this country to stand up, loud and proud, and take back the processes that the elites in both parties have used to aggrandize themselves. The anger in the country, by those same hard working, family oriented citizens can no longer be dismissed. It is passed not caring anymore, the American people are angry, and rather than not paying attention and not voting, there is a conservative backlash coming like never before. After these past six years, the unconstitutionality of this administration, the lies, and the attitude of those in politics that the peasants are stupid and not paying attention has passed by. People are paying attention, and they are angry.
No longer will the people allow Congress to give up the leadership they were meant to have, to govern, and to govern well. It is time for the elf-righteous self centered politicians to go, It is time we the people take over the peoples house. No longer will excuses be allowed, no longer will form matter more than substance. There are conservatives coming to Congress to align with those there now, and there will be questions that will be answered. Whether Democrat or Republican, to use a phrase bandied about a lot lately, YOU WILL BE MADE TO CARE. The peoples interests will come first, and rules of order will be used to uncover the deception of both parties. Sen. Cruz, Sen. Lee and others have forced open the door, it is up to us, the people to find the way through and bring the battle to the fore. It is time for Patriots to say NO MORE, NOT ON MY WATCH!
This woman is a disgrace. One more of Obama's appointed locust who are devouring America. But do we think Loreta Lynch AG, who is a carbon copy of Holder with tits will prosecute her???
We need to clean house. Remove every Obama Appointee, and all his muslim friends heading the unAmerican 34 czar offices. I even find the title offensive. It is just as communist as Obama who created this position
They won't impeach anyone. They are destroying America with the US Congress help.
They won't prosecute the people responsible for Benghazi. They won't impeach the worthless piece of dung in the White House. They won't DO ANYTHING but lie, cheat and steal from the American People. So what makes anyone THINK they will do anything RIGHT???