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Here’s one of the main reasons that we, the people, are not represented by the Republican Party.    The Washington Post writes that Cantor’s loss in Virginia is bad for “big business”. 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/06/10/why-cant...

Of course, we’d already known of that linkage for years.  GOP Establishment freshman Senator, Jeff Flake, was a lobbyist before he ran for office.   But for those to whom it was unknown, the US Chamber of Commerce’s recent statement of its intent to fight the Tea Party removed all doubt.

So what is the GOP’s excuse for the bailouts and pandering to “big businesses”?  One thing they tell us is that they are “too big to fail”.  Is that true?  I don’t think so.  The nation’s largest employers are small businesses, not big ones.  Putting even that aside, why was it that the big businesses, so important to the GOP it seems, were set to fail in the first place?  Why do most businesses fail?  It’s because they are poorly managed or that their products are no longer in demand for one reason or another.  It could be that their products have become too expensive relative to alternatives, that they have failed to maintain necessary quality or that they have simply become obsolete.  It’s usually the activities of much smaller businesses which make products of big businesses obsolete.  Heard of Kodak lately? Digital Equipment Corp.?   They were great companies for years, but their products were made obsolete by many smaller companies.  In fact, most innovation comes from smaller companies.  Thus, when the GOP or government in general uses our money to keep failing “big businesses” alive, are they doing us any favors, I mean, apart from the fact that our policy concerns were thrown out the window in order to pacify the big businesses?  In so doing, they’re in effect choosing to keep dying dinosaurs alive while hurting others in similar industries which are well-managed and have good products.  When they let the small businesses wither to save the big ones, they’re killing innovation and efficiency.  Every “big business” was first a small one.  Then of course there’s the generally felt resulting effect of higher taxation/increased borrowing to cover the bailouts, which diminishes the available income to purchase anything that any of the nation’s businesses produce.

Just as the Democrats did with real estate financing back in the Clinton years and continue to do now, Republicans in congress are using the power we give to them to tinker in the business community.  They intervene in those areas of business they do not understand to achieve a political result, not an economic result.  The political result is donations and cooperation with statist political aims.   I don’t recall reading anything in the constitution which gave them that authority.  “Regulating commerce” was meant to create conditions within the nation such that commerce could flourish.  It did not mean that it was up to the senate to direct, manage or otherwise interfere with that commerce.  The founders’ “regulate” came from the Latin “Regulare”, meaning “to make regular” – not to direct or rule!  Once again, we have those we conservatives have put into office (they simply would never have been elected without our votes) only to see them behave as Democrats. 

We have to separate Washington from business and commerce.  Regarding the Clinton administration interference with real estate, when it all came crashing down, two of those people who were largely responsible for the failure, Dodd and Frank, were front and center claiming to be our salvation!  Yes, those who told us not to worry, those loans were all good, professed now to be the solution to the problem and by the way, all along, it was just "greedy bankers" who were at the bottom of it all!  The result was the Dodd-Frank legislation, which along with Sarbanes-Oxley, needs to be repealed every bit as much as Obamacare needs to be repealed.  Speaking of the latter, has anyone heard lately any of the Establishment GOP telling us that we need to repeal the Affordable Care Act?

So ask yourself, who do these Republicans represent?  As conservatives, we are the majority of registered Republican voters.  We elect these people and put them in office, for without us, they wouldn’t stand a chance.  Are they  representing you?  Which of those you favor for office are discussing the need for this separation?

 

Jeff Dover

June 12, 2014

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Tags: Cantor, Establishment, GOP, conservative, election, representation

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Comment by Herrmann Glockler on June 12, 2014 at 11:17pm

The reason why Boehner wants to elect the new Majority Leader now, before the 2014 election results are in, is that he wants to shaft the newly elected TEA party rep's. the same way he did it in 2010

Comment by Robert Kenney on June 12, 2014 at 10:20pm

        We could certainly use any help financially or personal involvement in Mississippi . We are on the way to replace 41 year incumbent Thad Cochran , but we must fight hard until it is actually in the books . The primary gave us an education in dirty politics as some votes weren't counted right away , and may have been manipulated . But the win by Cantor has energized the people . Send that 5 or 10 or 50 or more to ( mcdaniel2014.com) each and every real Conservative we send is a warrior against the Socialist / Marxist machine . We must stop ObamaCare , Common Core , illegal immigration invasion , and Big Business running the Government pushing out our voices completely . We have been quiet for to long , now come fight and stand with us . We are not powerless , and Chris McDaniel with Cantor will shake them to their roots.    

Comment by david chaney on June 12, 2014 at 8:00pm

When it comes to shipping good paying jobs overseas to cut costs, the RINO's are all free market.  When there businesses are made to compete and face failure, they are 100% protectionists.  They want bailouts, corporate welfare, tax breaks, and loopholes.  Then they use Government regulation to keep out the competition.  Even Tesla with all their brainpower, had to get Lexus to help them through all the Government Regulations they faced producing Electric Cars.  Delorean had the FBI after him.  When you have big Government and the Washington special interest machine, you don't have a free market. 

Comment by Sonie Thomson on June 12, 2014 at 3:39pm
Cantor may be gone, but we can all expect the GOP to double down and figure a different tack to defeat the TP. Please go to POPVOX.com and sign up to write on bills as they are coming up for a vote. Research the site, and you will see that representatives pay attention to how people are voting and writing, and a letter can be sent directly to your congressional members.This is a good way to see who and what is being introduced. You won't believe your eyes!! It's a great site and will not inundate you with emails, just only when they are in session.We need all hands on deck!!!
Comment by Edie Boudreau on June 12, 2014 at 3:24pm

Please do more research on the Convention of States!  Read Mark Levin's book "The Liberty Amendments" and go to the websites that list the possibilities of getting rid of certain Amendments and adding some that would lower taxes, get rid of the EPA, the UN, and the FED, as well as ObamaCare. The Constitution has very carefully stopped the Federal Congress from controlling the COS Amendments and processes, and the liberal agencies would not have a chance of getting 3/4ths of the States to approve of even more damage to the US and our Constitution.

Comment by Ted Kornblum on June 12, 2014 at 3:12pm

Excuse me Jason. Another ramp!!! Mississippi up coming run off. Cochran has

spoken. "Tea Party, Who are they. He needs the wax removed from his ears.

Mississippi Patriots and True Conseratives. We need 25,000 hitting the streets before the election. Every town and burg. In front of gas stations, restaurants, city squares. Get united. Cochran

has to  hear from whos sweeping him out. "Do You Know who we are."

Shout it. He has a thick unused brain. Thats the DC water. Some want to throw

another $50,000 in TV ads for the low information voters.  Lets spend $15,000.

Getting their attention. Tea Party style rallies like we stared with in 2009  and

2010. No more educational mode. WE need to hit them behind the head.  Good

Hunting CHRIS.  Done for today.

Comment by Janis Eisenstark on June 12, 2014 at 3:06pm
Monopolistic tendencies which take over smaller businesses are nothing compared to the problems associated with importation (at one point criminal based on payment methodologies) and are all due to the conservative values issues in every area you can name.
Comment by Ted Kornblum on June 12, 2014 at 2:54pm

Another Rant: Question appears ? Should Romney be the GOP's nominee

in 2016?  HELL NO. Mormon against a Muslim, should have been a no-brainer

 Just like Mr  McClean. When those dogs got in the pit. They had no fight!

Their training or breeding was wrong  Bet Carl Rove had something to do

with it. This is "D" day on the home front.   Inorder to get rid of the "D" we

need to throw everything against. No p**** footing around this fight.

Comment by Al Premo on June 12, 2014 at 2:48pm

 HEY! HEY!  In plain english it really seems easy to understand I think!! Good going Jeff.

Comment by Joan P. Billman on June 12, 2014 at 2:43pm

Do not request a Convention of the States.  This movement is backed by very liberal groups like Code Pink, Alliance for Democracy, Independent Progressive Politics Network, Vermont for Single Payer,

Center for Media and Democracy, Sierra Club, Progressive Democrats for America, etc. and George Soros.  This would just open the door for Progressives to change our Constitution to their liking or eliminate it completely.

 

Congress and the President should abide by the U. S. Constitution.  They do not.  Therefore, they would not abide by new Amendments.  Vote out all liberals.  Vote in those who abide by the Constitution, like Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, and Trey Goudy.  Demand that the unAffordable Care Act be repealed.  Make your voices known to your Senators and Representatives to close the EPA, the IRS, and other out-of-control agencies.  And demand that Obama be impeached or tried for treason - NOW! - before it is too late.

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