SOME REPUBLICANS GET IT SOME STILL DON'T
As the above video shows there are many Republicans who fully understand the message that was clearly sent on election day. We are tired of business as usual in Washington, we are tired of the socialist slide that has taken our country down a path never intended by our Founders and we are tired of being ignored by those we hire to represent us.
Congressman Steve Buyer from Indiana's fourth Congressional District is one of those that understands the message that was sent by voters on November second. While I am willing to give House GOP leaders the benefit of the doubt for the moment I am questioning whether they fully understand just why this election took place and delivered the results it did.
In a meeting with Barack Obama to, "discuss," the direction Congress should take during the lame duck and to some extent the next Congress also, the attitude of the GOP members after leaving the meeting was very troubling especially after listening to the tough talk in the immediate after math of the election.
Soon to be Speaker of the House John Boehner seemed to be almost backing down from his tough stance after the election in which he said the peoples agenda would be the agenda of Congress as he stepped before the cameras talking of a conciliatory tone with Obama and finding middle ground. We did not send the GOP to Washington as a majority to seek middle ground with Obama but to stop him and end his spending, deficits, debt creation and explosion of government.
Virginia's Eric Cantor who has been making the talk show rounds as part of the so called, "Young Guns," came out of the meeting with the same conciliatory tone which just added further exasperation to his announcement on Monday that in seeking to repeal Obamacare many of the mandate provisions that have angered voters will be included in the GOP version that is slated to be sent as the replacement alternative to the unconstitutional bill passed by Congress earlier this year.
Along with this conciliatory tone the Senate voted on the much touted Earmark bill which would eliminate to a great extent earmarks that throw billions of unnecessary dollars into necessary bills such as military appropriations and take massive amounts of needless pork back to states that are not only not needed but a wasteful spending of tax payer dollars.
The bill fell to defeat by a 56-39 vote margin in the Senate with eight GOP Senators voting AGAINST the bill. They are, Senators Thad Cochran (Miss.), Susan Collins (Maine), James Inhofe (Okla.), Dick Lugar (Ind.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Richard Shelby (Ala.) Retiring Senator George Voinovich (Ohio) and defeated Senator Bob Bennett (Utah) also voted against it.
We did not speak through our vote in a loud an clear voice on election day that we wanted everyone to get along in Washington. We expect no, we demand that those we elect restore Constitutional principles to our government . Shrinking the size and scope of government, stop all deficit spending, pay off the debt and stop the socialist slide that has been taking our country down the tubes especially since Obama took office.
We don't want the new Congress to get along with Obama or to compromise with him in order to, "get things done," but we demand that the new Congress stop him and stop him cold. If any compromise takes place then it is Obama who caves completely to the will of the people and in complete contrast to his agenda and his policy. Otherwise we expect the new Congress to fight him every step of the way...period.
The tough talk after the election gave the impression that the GOP leadership understood this and it would be the direction the new Congress took when it convenes in January. After the earmark vote and the conciliatory meeting with Obama many including this writer are beginning to have their doubts. If they waver from the mandate that was clearly sent on election day, then those who will take the reigns of power in January will face their worst nightmare. An American electorate who is still angry and who still has authority in this country.
We will fight the new Congress just as hard as we did the last until those we hire fully understand that, we the people are the boss and they are our servants. We don't want them to get along we expect them to listen to the will of the people and follow the principles of the Constitution to the letter. Anything else in unacceptable and will garner the wrath of the people!