In the battle to save America, there was a devastating defeat this week. You probably have not heard much about it. First, it is something the news media does not want to talk about much and second; events in the Middle East have us totally distracted.
What happened and how is this really bad for America?
What happened is John Boehner broke out his freshly laundered white flag of surrender again. The House passed a continuing resolution yesterday to keep the government running for six months.
How bad is this?
The Continuing Resolution instead of simply keeping spending at its current levels actually increases spending. We are going to go another half trillion dollars in debt. The spending levels are what Obama demanded. Boehner did not even put up a fight.
Included in the bill was funding for Obamacare. It includes continuing US foreign aid for Egypt and Libya. Hundreds of billions of dollars in waste and fraud remain in the bill. Government continues to grow.
Can someone please tell me why the Tea Party worked so hard to put Republicans in charge in the House?
The Tea Party came into being as a reaction to not only the big spending of the Republican Party but the explosive growth of spending by Obama and the Party of Treason.
Unfortunately, the Republicans did not get the message.
When they took power in 2011, the promised spending cuts faded away like an early morning mist. For the Republicans, it became business as usual.
While the Republicans have made 33 symbolic votes to repeal Obamacare, when they could do something to actually destroy Obamacare, like defunding it, they did nothing.
The incidents in Libya and the Middle East changed things this week. The media has gone overboard to try and rescue Obama and demonize Romney. The American people are seeing who and what Obama really is. Even the media are not going to be able to help Obama.
But for us, we now have to start worrying about what Romney and the Republicans will do.
Under Speaker John Boehner, the Republicans have showed no interest in cutting spending. In fact, they have shown no interest in fighting for the people that put them into power.
There are some encouraging exceptions to the Republican cowardice. A number of the Tea Party freshman stood their ground and voted against this insanity. Some of the good Tea Party Freshmen included Kristi Noem, Sandy Adams, Michele Bachmann, Scott DesJarlais and Jeff Landry. Jeff Landry is worth mentioning because he is locked in a really tough reelection fight with a big spending RINO. Landry is one of the great stories of the Tea Party Freshmen as he has constantly stood for conservative values and not sold out to John Boehner. (His website is here)
When is the GOP going to stand up for what it allegedly believes? Our mantra is OMG. Obama must go. That is not negotiable.
But what happens when Mitt Romney becomes President?
Is he going to push for spending cuts? Will the Republicans in the Senate and the House vote to cut spending? They have had two years to do something and have done nothing.
We must get through 2012. We must defeat Obama this year. We must make Harry Reid the minority leader. After that, in 2013, all bets are off.
The Tea Party is made up of real Americans and real Americans do not like to lose. Either we will see the change we want or those real Americans who started this movement will be back on the streets in 2013.
Now is the time to start a third party (The Tea Party) for the elections in 2014.
The RINOS are almost as bad as the progressives.
I agree. Tea Party is a conglomerate of organizations. They have to get together to accomplish anything.
The Libertarians and Constitution parties will always put up candidates, because they have had ballot access for years.
They feel that they should exercise their "right" to the ballot, even if it splits the Republican/Conservative vote.
They almost never win a major election, yet they continue to split the vote and give the elections to the Democrats.
The best strategy is to take over the Republican Party.
All other solutions are vote-splitters, and result in Democrat/Socialist victories.
Well said! You are absolutely correct!
You would be surprised how many Tea Partiers can't understand the simple math, and insist on voting for their favorite candidate who didn't make it to the ballot, so they write in the name.
The ballot is secret.
No one knows who you voted for, unless you tell them.
You can tell them anything you want.
If you don't vote for a candidate who can win, you are flushing your vote down the drain.
Its sad but true...
Voting for anyone that is directly opposed to Obama but not the GOP person is a vote for Obama...
You have to look at it differently, especially because of the electoral college. If you live in a state that is clearly going to vote fore Obama and you don't really like Romney what's the point? By voting for Romney you're saying you approve of him even though you know your state is going to go for Obama.
I've been in situations like that before. In those cases you should vote your conscience. Don't vote for Romney if you don't approve of him and you know he's going to lose, especially if there's a 3rrd party candidate that you like.
I live in a so-called "swing state" - one that may actually decide this election, so I'm carefully considering whether or not I'll cast a vote for Romney. I don't trust him. I don't think he's articulated a plan for his administration. About the only thing he's done to convince me to vote for him is that he's not Obama and he might have a chance to beat him.
Buh bye, Vince!
Vince - I am not stupid.
Surely you trust Romney more than Obama! He is not perfection---who is?--but he loves this country. He has business experience, and he has to know more tham Obama. We have to get rid of Obama, and , right now, Romney is our only hope. We may have to climb out of this socialist hold a rung at a time, but for God's sake, don't throw your vote away.
It took a long time to dig this hole, and it will take more than one election to get common sense back into Washington. One step at a time, my friend.
That was mind numbingly ridiculous.