For years, conservatives have voted for the Republican Party, even as the Republicans were in a race to outspend the Democrats, slowly surrender in the culture war, and throw conservatives under the bus to be seen as reasonable to the media.
We keep seeing them foist moderate presidential candidates while telling us that the conservative candidates were “unelectable.” They’ve done the same thing with Senate candidates. They’ve gone to great lengths to erase the differences between them and the Democrats.
But now, any pretense of the GOP Establishment being on our side is going down in flames as yesterday it was learned that conservatives are being booted from key financial committees in the House. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), and Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) have been purged from the Budget Committee and the Financial Services Committee as revenge for standing up for conservatism. As we watch the “fiscal cliff” negotiations, it is a national embarrassment as John Boehner and company trip over themselves to surrender to Obama and his merry crew of tax-hiking weasels.
While Boehner is the Speaker of the House and his party is in the majority, you’d be hard-pressed to find him acting like it. In the 112th Congress, Boehner surrendered on the promised $100 billion in cuts to the 2011 Continuing Resolution, raising the debt ceiling, the payroll tax cut extension, stopping Obamacare, and now, he is preparing to give Obama another victory in the form of economy-crushing tax increases.
The Republicans in the House returned the gavel for the 113th Congress to a man who cries at the drop of a hat, who bows and apologizes to Democrats on cue, capitulates without a moment’s hesitation, and who throws away his trump car in the never-ending quest to surrender. As Mark Steyn once said, “We have a two-party system and it doesn’t work if you make it a one-and-a-half party system.” Boehner and the GOP leadership is doing its part to make us a one-and-a-half party system. And now purging House committees of real budget hawks like Amash sends the signal: it’s time to lay down, again.
It’s not enough that we get steamrolled by the Democrats and the media on a regular basis; we also get it from Hollywood and academia. Every single institution in this country is stacked against Conservatives, but we go in and fight anyway. And to make matters worse, we can’t even trust the people who are PAID TO BE ON OUR SIDE!!! Instead of embracing the Tea Party that swept them into the majority, Republicans are throwing us under the bus so they can be embraced by the Democrats.
We squandered our opportunity to send Boehner packing so we’re stuck with him for another 2 years. We need leaders who will fight the Democrats and not us. It would nice if conservatives had more than a few people in the House working on our behalf. Sean Hannity reminds Republicans every day that they were not sent to Washington to rubberstamp Obama’s tax increases and reckless spending.
They were elected to be conservative. that means to advocate for lower tax rates, for fiscal discipline, to fight the culture war, and to restore the Constitution.
For once in my lifetime, I’d like the Republicans to remember whose side they’re on.