The Republican wave in November was not caused by establishment republicans. It was caused by Tea Party constitutional conservatives. This was ignored by John Boehner with the passing of the cromnibus bill. The election has now been ignored further by the representatives, elected to power by Tea Party types in their districts, who within minutes of being sworn in, immediately abandoned their election promises, and sided with the crony establishment.
Over 60% of republicans want a new house speaker, and yet only around 10% of republicans in the house did anything to change that today.
Here are the men who do actually have a pair of testicles. If they one of them is your representative, I suggest you call them and thank them for taking a stand against evil. Evil being doing nothing in the face of growing tyranny, and a disrespect for the nation’s financial interests, which is paramount to our stability.
Rep. Justin Amash, Mich.
Rep. Rod Blum, Iowa
Rep. Dave Brat, Va.
Rep. Jim Bridenstine, Okla.
Rep. Curt Clawson, Fla.
Rep. Scott DesJarlais, Tenn.
Rep. Jeff Duncan, S.C.
Rep. Scott Garrett, N.J.
Rep. Chris Gibson, N.Y.
Rep. Louie Gohmert, Texas
Rep. Paul Gosar, Ariz.
Rep. Tim Huelskamp, Kan.
Rep. Walter Jones, N.C.
Rep. Steve King, Iowa
Rep. Thomas Massie, Ky.
Rep. Mark Meadows, N.C.
Rep. Rich Nugent, Fla.
Rep. Gary Palmer, Ala.
Rep. Bill Posey, Fla.
Rep. Scott Rigell, Va.
Rep. Marlin Stutzman, Ind.
Rep. Randy Weber, Texas
Rep. Daniel Webster, Fla.
Rep. Ted Yoho, Fla.
One of the biggest disappointments for me today was Trey Gowdy. A man who many were calling to replace John Boehner. Had he bothered to return to DC earlier, and had he had the courage to stand up to Boehner, he could well be speaker of the house right now, and not back room deals Boehner.
We did not elect a huge majority in the house and the senate so that everyone could play along to get along. We do not want you all to play nice. We do not want the further erosion of our constitutional freedoms so that you can play the game. The system is broken, but the majority of republicans want to continue to play in it, instead of digging down deep and finding a pair in order to fix it.
The display today was shameful, and will go down in history as a pivotal point that led to the collapse of the current GOP. We the people, are sick and tired of their constant shenanigans.
There is a reason why the republicans have lost four of the last six election cycles for the presidency. The candidates were not conservative enough. Bush the first was ousted for turning his back on his campaign promises. Bush the second got through by the skin of his teeth, and only because he played lip service to conservatism. McCain and Romney were utter failures, owing to their progressive tendencies. They couldn’t even beat an outright socialist. And now Jeb Bush seeks the presidency? Does he seriously think he will clinch it by ignoring the conservative base? Give me a break. We’ll end up with Hillary as president before a Bush the third. It would be akin to voting George the third into office.
The antics played out today, coupled with the shenanigans at the end of last year with the passing of the one trillion dollar cromnibus bill, will grow to haunt the GOP and the establishment fools.
All of those who voted for John Boehner have no spines and no souls. It’s not about whether the guy is likable or not, and we don’t give a damn about your stupid committee seats. Its about whether the man can get the job done, and apparently he can’t.
We need fiscal responsibility, and real conservatism. This bunch haven’t got the balls to do what needs to be done. And sooner or later that will prove to be their undoing. The world is changing, and real conservatives are sick and tired of these silly games. As the earth shifts with the grass roots movements, these RINO’s, these progressives, will find they have no more legs left to stand on. The GOP was created over one hundred and fifty years ago to take a stand for what was right. It may well be undone for not taking one today.
Watching movies like ‘Interstellar’, ‘the right stuff’ and ‘space cowboys’ have only highlighted the failings of government to me. NASA was born of bureaucracy, and it has died of bureaucracy. In fifty years, they never perfected space travel. They piggy backed off the designs of Nazi Germany’s scientists and never got away from rocket launching from the ground in order to get men into space. To this day, only several hundred people have ever traveled to the stars.
In just ten years, Virgin Galactic has revolutionized space travel. Burt Rutan’s revolutionary new designs have made space tourism a viable option in the not too distant future. Now, there have been casualties in pushing this envelope, as there always is. Many of progressive mindset have bashed Virgin Galactic in the last couple of weeks for the death of one of their test pilots, while saying that this sort of thing should be left to government experts. Are they referring to the same government experts who spent billions blowing up rockets trying to get them into space, and the many planes that went down trying to break the sound barrier? Lets not forget, that dozens of test pilots died trying to break the sound barrier, and that even with the space shuttle program, which was far from perfect, shuttles still exploded on the way up, and disintegrated on the way down, killing many of the few astronauts to go into space.
Burt Rutan, with a private enterprise backing, has done far more for space travel in the last decade, than any government agency has in the last half a century. This is a good thing, because America in particular as a nation is just now beginning to rediscover itself. The progressive mantra is slowly being pried away. We can see from the November 2014 elections that the heart of America fully and utterly rejects the democrats big government policies, headed by imperial president Barack Obama.
While the nation has now almost completely gone red, the real battles are just now coming. Dinosaurs such as Mitch McConnell, and John Boehner have no right to be at the helm of the senate and house, their paid and patented antiquated back room deal ideology belongs on the scrap heap of history. America is beginning to rediscover Capitalism, and its place in our lives. It is Capitalism, the free market system, which spurs growth, which creates opportunities, which pushes us further than we’ve been before. It is capitalism which will take us to the stars, not soviet style big government
Americans, which the help of movies from Christopher Nolan, with constitutionalist tea party groups, and with alternative media, are rediscovering capitalism, and the fruits it bears. The republicans have swept the house and senate in such a way that has not been seen in nearly one hundred years. We now stand upon the precipice of an abyss or a great awakening. The abyss is in believing that the republicans will do what needs to be done on their own to scale back government. The great awakening is in keeping the pressure on them to roll back the reaches of government, and to allow free enterprise to once again blow the fires of industry throughout the land. We are standing on the edge of an abyss or a new renaissance. I know which one I choose. How about you?
We determine the culture each and every day, we decide which direction the country turns. We decide weather to squabble about our place in the dirt, or to reach for the stars. Each and every one of us is responsible for our own futures. In rediscovering ourselves, we reignite ourselves, we blaze a path for others to follow. The future is out there, lets go and create it!
This morning my wife and I attended the Eighth District Candidate Forum & Straw Poll in Eaton Ohio. After a pleasant 45 minute drive along country roads on one of the warmest days of the year so far, we gathered for the debate.
The two candidates running against Boehner for the republican primary are J. D. Winteregg, and Eric Gurr.
The reason for the primary against Boehner is simple. The guy is completely out of touch with the 8th district, and has become President Obama’s pet poodle.
Of the two candidates I like JD the most. He is young, articulate, and understands the game. He understands the tricks the progressives play on us, and knows how to take the fight to them. Eric Gurr sounds like a nice guy, but he doesn’t seem to be as in touch with the voters as I would like. His stance on immigration made my stomach turn, and granted a look of shock and appall from my wife. Eric was right that we should deport illegal immigrants, but dead wrong in suggesting we limit the number of legal immigrants and suggesting they should be deported also. My wife and I worked very hard to get me over here and spent a great deal of time and money jumping through all the hoops to get me to where I am today. JD’s stance however was spot on. He simply said that we should enforce our current laws, and send the illegals back to their home countries. This is exactly what needs to happen. I took comfort in a call from the audience when a guy shouted out “we’re all immigrants!”. Those who have studied American Immigration know that the current laws are designed to take the cream of the crop from other countries, and to allow families of migrants to move here after a number of years have gone by. It is a very well thought out system, that should be enforced as it is.
What Mr Gurr pointed out about immigration is that there are 100,000 immigrants coming over here each month, and only about 133,000 jobs being created each month. He used this to justify his stance against immigration. This shows how out of touch he is, and how he is ignorant of the fact that many immigrants actually create jobs in this country when they move here. Many immigrants are top scientists, engineers and technicians, taking jobs that cannot be currently filled by American workers. American exceptionalism comes not only from within this country, but from immigrants who move here and fulfill their full potential. Reducing immigration will do nothing for the economy and the people of this country.
JD was right when he said taxes and regulation need to be lowered, and that principles need to be restored in DC. As an immigrant myself, I can tell you that if it wasn’t for all the rules and regulations currently in place in this country, I would have a booming business, with many hired American workers. As it stands today, I can neither afford to hire any body, nor even think of climbing the mountains of paperwork and red tape to get started.
If we can get a politician like JD elected, if we can get people like JD elected all over the country, then the 100,000 immigrants moving legally to this great country each month, wont even put a dent in the new jobs being created. With politicians like John Boehner being voted out of office, and progressive policies being scrapped, jobs will be booming in this country once more. With spineless politicians being voted out, and principled politicians being voted in, we will rein in spending, and curb our deficit. Our country will turn a new leaf, and continue to be prosperous once more.
JD’s message is simple: cast a new light on DC, and when he says that I believe him. After the poll was taken, many in the audience felt the same way I did. JD won the straw poll, and I hope he gets the backing of the various Tea Party and liberty groups. I believe JD is our best chance and beating Boehner, and sending a message to DC, that we the American people, have had enough of career politicians, and progressive politics.
Let’s cast a new light on DC and beat John Boehner!
Many voters on both sides of the political spectrum are currently experiencing ‘Stockholm syndrome’.
Mitt Romney has a terrible record as governor of Massachusetts, and so does US House Representative Paul Ryan. And yet now that they are on the campaign trail they say a few nice things that make us feel good, and the republicans support them.
The same is true with the Democrats. Barack Obama has been a terrible president, and yet his supporters still root for him as the lesser of two evils, even though he passed the NDAA act and kept our troops over seas.
George Bush was supposed to be a moderate conservative and yet he massively increased spending, the debts, government and he started two wars. Obama is a continuation of that presidency, and Mitt Romney is an expansion and continuation of that further. And yet we see people on both sides clinging strongly to their statist candidates because they are afraid of what ‘the other side’ might do if elected to office. Rather than realize that their own party is as damaging to their livelihoods and freedoms as ‘the other side’.
We are now expected to vote through fear of what the other side might do if allowed to get office, rather than realizing that both are wrong and will only harm us.
The republican establishment showed last week that it is not interested in your constitutional rights, they laid out in plain sight this year that they are only interested in unbridled power. The RNC prevented Ron Paul from speaking, and shut down any chance of him being nominated.
We have heard that “we need to vote in Romney in first! Then we can influence him!” which sounds like something Nancy Pelosi would say “we need to vote for it first before we read it”.
We’ve now got people thinking that Mitt Romney is a good manager and thinking outside of the box for picking Ryan as a fiscal conservative, which is completely unfounded, given his voting record.
Paul Ryan is not a good man, and is beginning to show his colors again while campaigning. Remember that Paul Ryan practically begged for the auto bailouts:
Mitt Romney chose to shun Ron Paul, who, if only he’d been allowed to speak, and his delegates been allowed to share their voices and concerns, may well have put their support behind him. Instead he choose to put up Clint Eastwood, whom I admire greatly. But Mitt Romney’s Dirty Harry stunt backfired. The liberal media of course derided the speech, but interestingly, so did the conservative media including Glenn Beck. This has helped to expose the fallacy of the left/right media paradigm, and has exposed that they are all corrupt. Not only that, but Clint Eastwood’s speech overshadowed Mitt Romney’s highly edited, polished and robotic speech which was very vague and didn’t specify how to actually fix the economy or return lost liberties to the nation.
It’s very telling of what the republican establishment is doing, when they’d rather have an old man talk to a chair in front of the crowd, than allow another old man to talk about the future of the party and how to restore liberties. I liked the things that Clint said as much as the things Ron say’s, but I’ll stick with Ron on not endorsing Romney.
In a time when information is available everywhere, ignorance is a choice.
I would encourage you to learn about the candidates, what they stand for, and to look at what the power structure is doing in each party.
The republicans are already showing their true colors again. They did nothing good for the country during the Bush administration, and now that they are close to having full power of the house, senate and presidency, they are showing once again what fumbling fools they are. They are simply a milder version of the democrats. Think of Bud light and Budweiser, there’s not much difference in the two of them.
Many people who are over sixty years old believe that anyone but Obama will be good for the country, but they cannot support their arguments with facts, only rhetoric, and memories from the good old days of Eisenhower and Reagan. On the opposite end of the spectrum you have the people who are under forty, almost all of whom support Ron Paul, and are beginning to understand that both parties are deeply flawed and do not follow the constitution.
The liberals were infiltrated by statist ideas a long time ago, and it has become very obvious. The infiltration of the right is less obvious, but it has happened.
The Overton window is a political theory that describes as a narrow “window” the range of ideas that the public will respond to as acceptable, and that the political viability of an idea is primarily defined by this rather than individual preferences of a given politician. It is named after its originator, Joseph P. Overton, former vice president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. At any given moment, the “window” includes a range of policies considered to be politically acceptable in the current climate of public opinion, which a politician can recommend without being considered too “extreme” or outside the mainstream to gain or keep public office.
So how do we escape the perpetual downward trend of statism? The first thing to do is to recognize the problem. This chart will help you figure out where you stand on liberties and freedoms:
Libertarians offer an alternative answer to our current problems. You might even be a libertarian yourself.
There is only one escape option left for the nation right now, and that is a 3rd party candidacy. Ron Paul was our last chance to steer the republican party from within.
FROM DR RON PAUL
As we enter the fall political season, we will hear a great deal of rhetoric from both major political parties and their many candidates for office. It’s important for us to remember, however, that words can be made meaningless by misuse or overuse. And when we as citizens allow politicians to obscure the truth by distorting words, we diminish ourselves and our nation.
For example, we’ve all heard politicians use the words “democracy” and “freedom” countless times. They are used interchangeably in modern political discourse, yet their true meanings are very different. They have become what George Orwell termed “meaningless words”. Words like “freedom,” “democracy,” and “justice,” Orwell explained, have been abused for so long that their original meanings have been eviscerated. In Orwell’s view, such words were “often used in a consciously dishonest way.” Without precise meanings behind words, politicians and elites can obscure reality and condition people to reflexively associate certain words with positive or negative perceptions. In other words, unpleasant facts can be hidden behind purposely meaningless language. As just one example, Americans have been conditioned to accept the word “democracy” as a synonym for freedom. Thus we are conditioned to believe that democracy is always and everywhere benevolent. The problem is that democracy is not freedom. Democracy is simply majoritarianism, which is inherently incompatible with freedom. While our Constitution certainly features certain democratic mechanisms, it also features inherently undemocratic mechanisms like the First Amendment and the Electoral College. America is a constitutional republic, not a democracy. Yet we’ve been bombarded with the meaningless word “democracy” for so long that few Americans understand the difference. If we intend to use the word freedom in an honest way, we should have the simple integrity to give it real meaning: Freedom is living without government coercion. So when a politician talks about freedom or liberty–regardless of the issue being discussed– ask yourself whether he is advocating more government force or less. The words “liberal” and “conservative” have also been abused. “Liberalism,” which once stood for civil, political, and economic liberties, has become a synonym for omnipotent coercive government. Liberalism has been redefined to mean liberation from material wants, always via a large and benevolent government that exists to create equality on earth. “Conservatism,” meanwhile, once meant respect for tradition and distrust of active government. But in recent decades conservatism has been redefined as support for big-government grandiosity via military adventurism, corporatism, and inflationary monetary policy. The modern political right has redefined conservatism into support for an all-powerful central state, provided that the state furthers supposedly conservative goals. Orwell certainly was right about the use of meaningless words in politics. Our task, therefore, is to reclaim our language and reclaim our liberties. If we hope to remain free, we must cut through the fog and attach concrete meanings to the words politicians use to deceive us.
I hope my posts are somewhat of a counsel to those who are rubbing their eyes in disbelief. I know its hard to give up ideas you’ve held for so long about certain people and certain parties, but the cause of liberty and freedom is worth the sacrifice. I’d rather be told a cold hard truth and learn to live with it, than to be told a comforting lie, only to have its bitterness slowly seep in over time and rot from the inside out.
Do not be discouraged, do not be upset, once you have learned what has happened to both sides of the two party system, you can begin to rebuild your ideas and share them with others. There are many good intellectual libertarian websites out there where you can learn more, and do your part to return liberty and free market concepts to this once free nation.
The time for a third party has come. The time to restore liberties is now. We must restore this nation. Give me liberty or give me death!