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Sen. Mitch McConnell Says Donald Trump Will Be The GOP Nominee

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This is from Constitution.com.

I think Mitch may think by endorsing Donald Trump it will help him stay in power in the Senate.

 

Unlike Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell recognizes that the voters have spoken.

Mitch McConnell recognizes Donald Trump as the presumptive nominee and says he expects Trump to be “very competitive.”

This represents a HUGE difference between the Senate leader and Paul Ryan. The Washington Post devotes a whole article to the opposite responses: “How Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell took such different approaches to supporting Donald Trump.”

That Ryan-McConnell split also explains a broader divide among Republicans here in Washington. Much of the Republican political class is coming to terms with the inevitable — Trump will be their nominee — and figuring out how best to handle what they consider a bad situation.

But for the idealists — some say ideologues — who came of age worshiping the Ronald Reagan doctrine of free markets, strong national defense and an optimistic “shining city upon a hill” tone, they cannot countenance Trump taking over what they still consider a conservative party.

Ryan, 46, is very much in this wing of the party. He cited his late political mentor, Jack Kemp, a 1980s congressman whose optimistic economic vision became a bedrock conservative principle, in his declaration that “I’m not there yet” in supporting Trump.

Only in this context would the Washington Post speak so majestically of Reagan’s ideals. And what is the reality?

  • “free markets” – This is cover for managed trade deals written by lobbyist hired by corporations to benefit. Corporations don’t want free markets; they want special favors which they hide in market rhetoric and secret laws we aren’t permitted to see until after they’re passed.
  • “strong national defense” – But Reagan’s vision was for ending the Cold War. And the Soviet Union fell! The whole point was to end the military burden of the American people.
  • In fact, these two slogans are covering the same corrupt system because most of the alleged “national defense” is more corporate welfare. Justin Raimondo writes about this and gives an example:

    NATO is another example of how the system works to enrich the “donor class” at our expense. Whenever a new member is inducted into the alliance, they must “upgrade” their military hardware to “NATO standards” – and there is Lockheed-Martin, or some other weapons manufacturer, ready and willing to do the job. And American taxpayers foot the bill, because our protectorates pay Lockheed or whomever with the “foreign aid” we lavish on them with abandon. The internationalists tell us we’re holding back global chaos by exercising “global leadership,” but the vulgar reality is that the “security architecture” so beloved by our foreign policy “experts” is just a cash machine for powerful corporate interests.

    Donald Trump threatens the empire of corruption that the Reaganesque rhetoric whitewashed. Ryan still fights for this. Hopefully, McConnell’s recognition of a new nominee is sincere and his wisdom will prevail.

  • Also, McConnell is right that Trump will be competitive. Based on the records he is breaking, there is reason to hope for a Trump landslide.

 

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Establishment Senators Push GOP Unity Ahead of Conservative Values

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This is from The Daily Signal.

Personally I am damned tired of this so called party unity.

It is Establishment cronyism and the goes along to get along bullshit.

We were told by the R.I.N.O.’s just give us the House and Senate and we will stop Obama and repeal Obamacare.

So what happened we got Mitch McConnell and John “The Weeper” Boehner and in return they Bowed to and Kissed Obama’s ass.

It is time to make the R.I. N.O.’s extinct.

The Senate is often referred to as a “club” — a term that certainly fits. The nickname was reinforced last week by a behind the scenes account of GOP senators who view their “club” as a pretty exclusive place.

Basically, conservative ideas, opinions, and research need not apply.

The main focus of The Hill’s article was about GOP senators criticizing Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, for not showing more “collegiality” towards fellow Republicans, i.e., not being more of a go along, get along, get in line type of lawmaker.

Lee apparently believes the GOP conference rule on term limits, which holds that senators in leadership positions must step aside after three terms, should be followed. But as the account reveals, this is about more than certain senators just wanting to hold on to their leadership positions. It would seem some senators don’t like the fact that Lee and his staff talk to people outside the club to fact check and get input about legislation that has been introduced by other Republicans.

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., accused Lee’s staff on the Republican Steering Committee of coordinating with outside groups to oppose compromise bills put together by Republican senators, according to sources who attended Thursday’s meeting…

Corker argued that it’s counterproductive for an internal Senate policy group funded with dues from GOP senators to stake out positions against bills championed by those member senators.

So, is Corker suggesting that the Republican Steering Committee should simply support whatever legislation any GOP senator, who is a member, introduces? Is he suggesting that senators should not seek research from outside groups about the impacts of this or that legislative proposal?

Frankly, I would expect my members of Congress to do a little homework. I don’t want them rubberstamping a bill simply because one of their colleagues introduced it or a group of them have put together a “compromise” bill.

Maybe Corker doesn’t like the fact that organizations like The Heritage Foundation have buildings full of researchers and policy experts whose full-time job it is to comb through legislative proposals, analyzing the pros and cons, what they will cost taxpayers, and how people will be affected by them. And that’s exactly what Heritage scholars did with a current proposal put forward by Corker dealing with the issue of human trafficking.

Corker should be applauded for taking on this issue. He should not take offense that Heritage’s analysis of the bill, which we made public as we do with all our research, found that the legislation needed to be strengthened to achieve its objectives and to ensure U.S. taxpayer dollars and “funds from any organization or program established by the U.S. government” are not spent in ways that conflict with U.S. policy.

Unfortunately, Corker isn’t alone in his view that organizations like Heritage and others, who represent millions of Americans, shouldn’t be meddling in their business. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, is quoted in the article saying that “Generally speaking, any effort that would encourage outside groups to weigh in on internal discussions is not healthy.”

When “internal discussions” are about the positive or negative impact a particular bill might have, it would seem our public servants shouldn’t be so afraid of input from, well, the public.

Perhaps Corker and Murkowski wish others weren’t paying such close attention so their legislative proposals could sail through. It would be much easier for them if things operated that way. But it would not be good for the American people—who may not “pay dues” to the Senate conference but who do pay the salaries of every member of Congress.

 

 

Mitch McConnell Promises House Members He Won’t Back Down in Supreme Court Fight

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This is from The Daily Signal.

I hope McConnell keeps his word,but his record is one of bowing to Obama’s wishes,

I do not trust or believe Chuckles Grassley either.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell left the Senate to address House Republicans’ weekly conference meeting Tuesday morning. His message was simple: Senate Republicans will hold fast to their promise not to advance a Supreme Court nominee.

Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., summed up the closed-door appearance this way: “Mitch McConnell said to members, ‘Read my lips: No new Supreme Court hearings until we have a new president.’”

The message came before McConnell and Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, walked into a likely negotiations storm at the White House later Tuesday. President Obama along with top Democrat lieutenants was expected to work over the duo in the Oval Office.

At issue is which president will nominate someone to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Democrats say Obama has a right to name Scalia’s successor, and the Senate has a duty to consider the nominee. But Republicans reply that that’s a job best saved for after the election and the inauguration of a new president.

“The Senate should not consider any nominee until after the election,” McConnell wrote in a commentary, “when the people have spoken, and we have a new president.”

Since Scalia’s Feb. 13 death, GOP leadership has remained consistent in that message.

No one appeared to leave the meeting with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden with a different opinion than they brought to the Oval Office.

If Republicans were “willing to meet with the president,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters, “they could at least meet with the president’s nominee.”

And in a written statement, Grassley said consideration of a nominee during an election year would do significant harm.

“Whether everybody in the meeting today wanted to admit it,” Grassley wrote, “we all know that considering a nomination in the middle of a heated presidential campaign is bad for the nominee, bad for the court, bad for the process, and ultimately bad for the nation.”

McConnell and Grassley weren’t expected to budge. White House spokesman Josh Earnest admitted that a specific conversation about nominees would be “a pretty dramatic reversal in position for Mr. McConnell.”

Senate Democrats are more bullish. They have said Republicans eventually will crack under mounting public pressure. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., predicted that Republicans will relent, as they have during similar hotly contested battles.

Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., dismisses that forecast.

The freshman senator, who also addressed the House conference Tuesday, said he doesn’t “see any signs of the GOP blinking on this one, to say the least.”

Lankford said, “That’s wishful thinking from Democrats and Schumer, who in 2007 said President Bush shouldn’t have any more nominees in his final year, with 18 months left in his term.”

It wasn’t McConnell’s first visit to the House side of Congress. The majority leader last week huddled with members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus as part of an ongoing campaign to build Republican resolve.

Carrie Severino, chief counsel for the conservative Judicial Crisis Network, praised that effort—and McConnell—for keeping Republicans “admirably unified” on the Supreme Court vacancy.

Though the House won’t play an official role in the fight over the next Supreme Court nominee, congressmen will do much to shape public opinion.

McConnell is “attempting to explain and educate,” Severino told The Daily Signal.

Whether that lesson sticks, Senate Republicans will have to stay unified to keep Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court open until after Obama leaves office Jan. 20.

Public opinion could swing against them. A national survey of more than 1,000 Americans by Pew Research Center foundthat 56 percent say “the Senate should hold hearings and vote on Obama’s nominee.”

Boehner to resign at end of October

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This is from Fox News.

With Willie The Weeper (Boehner) stepping down will his replacement be a true Conservative?

Now it is time to toss Mitch McConnell out as the Senate Majority Leader out on his head.

 

House Speaker John Boehner told lawmakers Friday that he plans to resign at the end of October, in a stunning development that comes amid mounting friction with the conservative wing of the party.

He plans to step down as speaker, and resign from Congress.

The 13-term Ohio Republican shocked his GOP caucus early Friday morning when he informed them of his decision in a closed-door session. One lawmaker told Fox News he was “stunned,” and that there was “some anger” in the room “against the people who caused this to happen.”

The announcement came one day after the high point of Boehner’s congressional career, a historic speech by Pope Francis to Congress at Boehner’s request. To the backdrop of that day’s pageantry, though, Boehner was facing an internal battle in the House GOP caucus over Planned Parenthood funding and threats by some in the conservative wing to challenge his speakership.

Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., said Boehner “just does not want to become the issue. Some people have tried to make him the issue both in Congress and outside.”

Conservatives have demanded that any legislation to keep the government operating past Wednesday’s midnight deadline strip Planned Parenthood of his funds, a move rejected by more moderate lawmakers.

Boehner took over the speakership in January 2011. The decision to step down was closely held; Fox News is told House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., was only informed of Boehner’s decision “one minute” before Boehner told the GOP conference.

A Boehner aide noted the speaker’s original plan was to serve “only through the end of last year,” yet former House GOP leader Eric Cantor’s primary loss last year “changed that calculation.” But the aide seemed to make clear reference to the internal turmoil.

“Speaker Boehner believes that the first job of any Speaker is to protect this institution and, as we saw yesterday with the Holy Father, it is the one thing that unites and inspires us all,” the aide said. “… The Speaker believes putting members through prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to the institution.”

The aide added: “He is proud of what this majority has accomplished, and his Speakership, but for the good of the Republican Conference and the institution, he will resign the Speakership and his seat in Congress, effective October 30.”

The House will need to hold an election to select a new speaker. The last speaker to resign in the middle of a Congress was Jim Wright, D-Texas, amid an ethics scandal in 1989.

Boehner’s decision removes the possibility of a damaging vote to strip him of his speakership, a scenario that grew more likely amid the conservative clamor over a shutdown.

While the news Friday roiled Boehner allies, some conservatives welcomed his announcement.

Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas said “it’s time for new leadership,” and Rep. Tom Massie of Kentucky said the speaker “subverted our Republic.”

But more mainstream Republicans said it would be a pyrrhic victory for Tea Party-aligned lawmakers.

“The honor of John Boehner this morning stands in stark contrast to the idiocy of those members who seek to continually divide us,” said Rep. David Jolly of Florida.

Boehner was first elected to the House in 1990 and soon established a strongly conservative record. He was part of former Speaker Newt Gingrich’s leadership team when Republicans took over the House in 1995 for the first time in four decades but was ousted from his leadership role in the wake of the GOP’s disappointing performance in the 1998 midterms.

He won a 2006 race to succeed Tom DeLay as the House’s No. 2 Republican when DeLay stepped aside as majority leader. He took over as the top Republican in the House in 2007 after Democrats retook the chamber.

As speaker, his tenure has been defined by his early struggles to reach budget agreements with President Obama and his wrestling with the expectations of Tea Party conservatives who demanded a more confrontational approach.

In 2013, conservatives drove him to reluctantly embrace a partial government shutdown in hopes of delaying implementation of the new health care law.

The 10 Ways Ted Cruz Thinks He Can Make Your Life Better

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 This is from The Daily Signal.

Ted Cruz is what real leadership in the Republican Party looks like not Mitch McConnell or John Boehner.

 

Ted Cruz is ready to bring big change to Washington—one bill at a time.

Speaking yesterday at Heritage Action’s 2015 Conservative Policy Summit in Washington, D.C., the Texas senator outlined his 10 policy goals for the new Republican-controlled Congress.

In doing so, Cruz stressed the importance of the GOP fulfilling the promises they made last election cycle.

“These are extraordinary times,” he said.

“Just last week, walking down the hallway at the capitol, I ran into a janitor carrying a screw driver coming to change the sign on Harry Reid’s door.”

The jab against the former Democrat majority leader brought the room to laughter.

With Republicans now in charge, Cruz said it’s time to embrace a “big, bold positive agenda that says to the American people, you had a referendum and you rejected the Obama agenda.”

Here are the ten points mapped out in that conservative agenda, which Cruz says he aims to achieve through “piece-by-piece legislation.”

Graphic: @TedCruz via Twitter

“[Keystone] is an example of partisan politics trumping common sense in this town,” said Cruz on the urgency to pass the Keystone XL pipeline bill, which is supported by over 60 U.S. Senators. But passing Keystone is not enough, he added. “[W]e need a jobs and energy agenda far broader than that.”

His goals for getting Americans back to work include removing the export bans on natural gas and crude oil, increasing energy exploration, and bringing manufacturing and steel jobs back to America.

Graphic: @TedCruz via Twitter

Cruz wants Congress to do “everything humanly possible” to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Acknowledging that President Obama would likely veto any form of legislation that undermines his signature health care action, Cruz said Congress should pass “piece-by-piece legislation” that would override specific sections of the Affordable Care Act that both Republicans and Democrats can agree upon.

If that doesn’t work, Republicans must “make it absolutely clear where we [the Republican party] stands,” bracing for the 2016 presidential election.

Graphic: @TedCruz via Twitter

“I have a modest suggestion,” Cruz said. “Perhaps we should move the White House down to the Rio Grande Valley. After all, there can’t be more people climbing the White House fence than there are now,” he joked.

On a serious note, the likely 2016 presidential contender said Republicans have a responsibility to do everything they can to stop Obama’s executive action on immigration, which granted legal status to as many as five million illegal immigrants.

Graphic: @TedCruz via Twitter

Cruz is looking for “real, meaningful oversight” of government. In specific, he addressed the issues of same-sex marriage and religious liberty, criticizing the courts for effectively striking down the marriage laws of 33 states.

“The Constitution makes clear that marriage is a question for the states, it’s not a question for a bunch of unelected federal judges who many disagree with the democratic views of the people who live in the United States of America,” he said.

Graphic: @TedCruz via Twitter

Cruz said he wants to end “corporate welfare,” ban lobbyist influence in Washington, and pass term limits for members of Congress.

“Serving in Congress should not be a lifetime job,” he added. “But what should be banned is members of Congress becoming lobbyist and coming back after serving in Congress.”

Graphic: @TedCruz via Twitter

In what was perhaps the most radical goal proposed in yesterday’s conservative policy summit, Cruz called to abolish the Internal Revenue Service.

“We have seen the weaponization of the IRS, the Obama administration using the IRS in a partisan manner to punish its political enemies,” he said.

“In my view, there is a powerful, populist instinct to take the 110,000 employees of the IRS, to padlock the building, and to put all 110,000 of them down to our southern border,” he joked.

Cruz also supported the idea of a flat tax that is “fair and simple,” adding that Congress may have to wait for a Republican president to accomplish these goals.

Graphic: @TedCruz via Twitter

“If you’re a single mom trying to pay the bills and the cost of everything keeps going up and up and up, and the one thing that doesn’t move is your paycheck every two weeks, you’re feeling the consequence of Washington’s easy money policy,” Cruz said. “We need stable, consistent, strong monetary policy.”

Graphic: @TedCruz via Twitter

Balancing the budget is basic common sense, Cruz said.

“What we’re doing to our kids and grandkids right now, in my view, is fundamentally irresponsible,” he said. “It’s only in Washington when you say, ‘We should stop piling debt higher and higher on our kids,’ that that statement is viewed as radical.”

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Graphic: @TedCruz via Twitter

Cruz said he will focus on repealing Common Core and championing school choice for every student regardless of socioeconomic status.

“Get the federal government out of the business of dictating educational standards,” he said.

“Education is far too important to be governed by unelected bureaucrats in Washington. It should be at the state level or even better, at the local level.”

Graphic: @TedCruz via Twitter

Cruz warned America has to “deal seriously” with the twin threats of Islamic State terrorists and a nuclear Iran.

Of the recent terrorists attacks throughout the West, Cruz said, “These are not isolated incidents,” adding:

This is a concerted, radical, dangerous attack that seeks to undermine the very basis of free civilization. Look at who they’re targeting—journalists, police officers, children…you cannot win a war against radical Islamist terrorists with an administration that is unwilling to utter the words, ‘radical Islamic terrorists.’ These were not a bunch of ticked off Presbyterians and we will not effectively combat what we are facing until we acknowledge what we are facing.

Obama Threatens “Veto Pen” Against New Congress

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This is from Patriot UpDate.

Attention Mitch McConnell and John “The Weeper”  Boehner you were made the majority to stop Obama.

 

Christmas has come and gone. While many of us are engaged in after-holiday activities, Obama has given America a late “gift” by saying to Republicans in Congress that he will use his famous pen to veto legislation that might derail his immigration plans, climate change agenda, and infamous health care law. Since taking office in 2009, Obama has only used his veto pen twice on legislation. However, with Republicans taking control of the Senate in January, Obama has predicted he will need to use it more often.

In an interview with National Public Radio (NPR), Obama stated, “I haven’t used the veto pen very often since I’ve been in office. Now, I suspect, there are going to be some times where I’ve got to pull that pen out.”

With a Democratic-controlled Senate and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid stifling many House bills, Obama has not had to engage in the veto process. Any legislation passed by the Republican majority House that did not fit with the Democratic agenda was quickly “laid to rest” on the desk of Harry Reid or killed in the Senate. On issues where Congress could not establish legislation, Obama used his “executive order” pen to create legislation or rewrite current laws.

Obama declared, “I’m going to defend gains that we’ve made in health care. I’m going to defend gains that we’ve made on environment and clean air and clean water.”

In other words, Obama wants what he wants, regardless of what the people indicate to their representatives and he will get it one way or another. Americans made it loud and clear at the midterm elections in November they were tired of the Democratic mantra and agenda. That doesn’t matter to Obama. Speaking after his re-election in 2012, Obama stated “this is what the American people want” – meaning “his” agenda.

In order to overturn a presidential veto, two-thirds of both the Senate and House would have to vote in favor of it. As it stands come January, Republicans do not have that large of a majority, meaning Democratic members would have to cross the aisle in support of Republicans. It would also mean that RINOs would have to vote alongside establishment and conservative Republicans.

American voters were hoping their ousting of Democrats in the Senate to gain a Republican majority would produce action on the illegal alien amnesty issue as well as the problems with the immigration law not being enforced. Many voters also hoped a Republican majority Senate would act on the unconstitutional Obamacare and the “war on coal” issue pushed by this administration’s claims of “climate change.” But, with Mitch McConnell (R-KY) slated to take the position as Senate Majority Leader, voters should not get their hopes up.

Obama has indicated that on some issues he was hopeful he would not have to use the “veto pen” as there are overlaps in interests between Obama and Republicans. In part, McConnell agrees with Obama.

McConnell stated, “Bipartisan jobs bills will see the light of day and will make it to the President’s desk, and he’ll have to make decisions about ideology versus creating jobs for the middle class. There’s a lot we can get done together if the president puts his famous pen to use signing bills rather than vetoing legislation his liberal allies don’t like.”

Of course, when it comes to “getting this done together” with Obama, it usually means Obama gets his way or there is heck to pay.

 

It is expected that cooperation will be seen in areas such as tax reform and global trade deals since these issues are ones on which Obama and Republicans partially agree. Issues that will be a source of contention include the Keystone pipeline, Obama’s unilateral immigration amnesty action, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. Republicans have already caved to illegal alien amnesty by funding the unconstitutional action through January. It is unlikely that will be reversed after millions of illegal alien invaders have received green cards and Social Security numbers. And, Republicans have talked about “courting” the Hispanic/Latino vote plenty in the past few months.

At this stage of the Obama administration, Congress and the American people are dealing with a man acting more like a child than an adult when it comes to the governance of this nation. In dealing with a child, a wise man once said, “Spare the rod, spoil the child.” Congress, so far, has “spared the rod” and all indications suggest they will continue to “spoil the child.”

When the House had the opportunity to de-fund Obamacare, they caved. When the House had the opportunity to stop the “executive order” or rather “memo” for illegal alien amnesty, they funded the debacle through January. Congress has failed in holding accountable the IRS and others involved in targeting conservative groups, reigning in the out of control EPA, bringing to accountability those responsible for inaction regarding Benghazi, and bringing to justice those involved with “Fast and Furious” gun running in Mexico. It would be naïve to presume that a Republican majority legislature would be able to turn the tsunami of this administration’s agenda.

If Congress and Obama were interested in jobs for the middle class and those unemployed, maybe they should consider stemming the massive amounts of rules and regulations by unconstitutional agencies that restrict business growth in the small business sector. Congress should totally derail the unconstitutional “amnesty” to illegal alien law breakers who will now compete for jobs alongside citizens. Less government intrusion by way of rules and regulations issued by executive agencies should lead to more jobs and economic growth.

As far as “tax reform” goes, everyone knows there is no such thing. With over 76,000 pages of tax “law,” there is no clear way to “reform” it, but only add to the total confusion of ever increasing taxation of the people. If both the executive and legislative branches were truly interested in “tax reform,” they would realize 76,000 pages of tax code brings too much complexity for anyone to be sure their returns are accurate.

Americans, who are awake, know these two bodies of government are not interested in any of these things. Their agenda is clear – subjugation of the people to the ever expanding power of the federal government, in particular, the executive despite the limits in the Constitution.

The stage is now set and the players are getting ready for their debut. Obama has set up the new rhetoric of a “do nothing” Congress should he continually use the “veto pen” and Congress is unable to over-ride the veto to pass legislation. This would bring about more of the same Obama mantra “I will act alone where I can to bypass Congress, who are not doing their job.” This sets the tone for more dictatorial, despotic unilateral executive action to make “pseudo-law” with Congress being complicit in the final transformation of America.
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Amnesty is Irreversible

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This is from Rush Limbaugh.com.

We must hold Mitch McConnell and John Boehner’s feet to the fire.

They are Establishment Republicans and would cave to Obama on amnesty.

I think Trey Gowdy should become the new Speaker of the House and Ted Cruz should be Senate Majority Leader.

 

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RUSH: Here’s John in Philadelphia as we head back to the phones.  Thank you for calling.  Great to have you, sir.  Hello.

CALLER:  Hello, Rush.  It really is an honor to speak with you, and we really appreciate everything you do.

RUSH:  Well, thank you very much.

CALLER:  Look, what Obama’s trying to do with amnesty by granting legalization and amnesty to five million illegals, while it sounds terrible, I think it really is a great opportunity for this nation, especially conservatives.  What we can do is this.  As soon as he announces it, let’s say, “Go ahead and do it,” and we’ll make sure that all of these illegals know that in two years and two months, we will reverse this amnesty, and they will become illegals again.

RUSH:  No, that’s never gonna happen.

CALLER: We’ll have their name and address.

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RUSH:  He can’t hear me ‘cause of our phone system.  I’m not being rude, and I don’t want to be rude.  But there’s no reversing this.  This is not like a piece of legislation that you might think you could repeal or vote out or whatever.  You can’t reverse this.  We’ve never, ever reversed an amnesty.  And, by the way, we’ve never repealed an entitlement, either.  Well, that’s not entirely true.

This is a senior citizens Medicare one.  Dan “Rosty” Rostenkowski did that. But that happened within days, not years.  But there’s no upside to this.  A, it’s lawless. We don’t want to applaud lawlessness. There is no political advantage in letting Obama be lawless.  We already won an election.  We don’t need any more evidence to win an election.  “Yeah, let him do this, and it will guarantee us 2016!”

I respectfully have to shut down that kind of thinking.  This is ballgame here.  Obamacare and this are ballgame, in terms of the transformation of this country.  Now, you might think, “Well, Rush, but we’re gonna know who they are!” They’re gonna play games with this, by the way.  They’re not gonna say it’s amnesty.  They’re gonna say we’re just not gonna deport ’em.

“We’re just taking deportation of these 4.5 or 5 million off the table and therefore they can come out of the shadows, and therefore we will know who they are.” In two years, when we win it all, then we can round ’em up and send ’em back?  That’s not gonna happen.  There’s no way that is going to happen.  This thing has to be stopped, and there are ways.

Even after he does it, there are ways to stop it with defunding it. There are any number of ways. There are all kinds of mechanisms.  The question is whether or not the Republicans are going to have the gonads to do any of it. It seems it always comes down to that.  But this? We can’t just stand idly by and try to find some political opportunity while the president basically shreds the Constitution and flushes it down the toilet.

That’s not the way this is supposed to work.

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RUSH:  Folks, in strategizing against Obama and the Democrats, you’ve got to throw out every old rule that you believe in.  You’ve gotta throw out every behavioral pattern you think exists and all the old rules about politics.  We’re in a new era now.  We have not faced what we’re facing now, and that’s what I don’t think the Republican Party gets.

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RUSH: Obama’s 10-part plan to grant amnesty, “comprehensive immigration reform” to whatever he says, 4.5 to 5 million people. This is crucial, and I know… Folks, I checked the e-mail during the break, and somebody said, “What do you mean, ‘The old rules don’t apply’?  What do you mean, ‘old rules’?”  Well, I didn’t have a whole lot of time, and in the closing segment of the previous hour…

I find that a lot of people are like our last caller. He said, “Hey, you know what we gotta do? Let him do this and put us in really good shape for 2016 because it will show the American people blah, blah, blah, blah, and bluh, bluh, bluh, bluh.”  These old rules don’t apply anymore.  The old, standard procedure under which everybody assumed Washington operates is all out the door.

I can give you the best example of it I’ve heard.

It’s when Mitch McConnell said yesterday that this move of Obama’s has shown him that Obama is not going to move to the middle as fast as everybody thought.  Obama was never gonna move to the middle, whether he loses elections or wins them!  The old way in Washington would be if a party loses — and particularly in a landslide gets trounced — then it would at least go through the motions of making everybody think that it was changing.

It’s like after the 2002 midterms, it was discovered that “Values Voters” made the difference in that election, and it was a shocker.  Everybody was stunned because it wasn’t an issue on anybody’s mind.  But the exit polling data and further data with other surveys after the vote, it turned out that Values Voters showed up in droves.  The Democrat Party was running around saying, “Well, this means we’re gonna have to be aware of this.

“We’re gonna have to let those people know that we’re listening to them and that we hear them.”  So what they were doing was creating the impression that they were going to soften some of their policies and beliefs that had offended “Values Voters.”  Now, they were never going to actually do it, but they said they were.  The old rules of Washington are: You lose, you get trounced, and then you make it look like you’ve learned your lesson.

You move in the direction of the voters.

originalI guess that’s the simplest way to sum up the old rules.  The parties would do whatever it took to convince voters who had rejected them that they cared and were going to change to get back in favor with the voters who had rejected them.  That’s what is out the window.  There is none of that is the Democrat Party side.  They don’t care.  It’s like I said: The Democrat Party’s basically two different factions now.

For the Obama faction — the community organizers, these radical leftists — winning elections is not required for them to succeed.  Winning elections is cool, and it’s fun, and it’s a bonus. But they’re not gonna stop when they lose and they’re not gonna change.  Obama’s never gonna move to the middle.  But in Mitch McConnell’s world, that’s what used to happen.  The Republicans even are famous for this.

The Republicans are even worse.

The Republicans one time won the Senate and felt so bad about it, they offered to share power with the Democrats in order to show the people that they could compromise and cross the aisle and work together.  It got ’em nothing.  Obama’s not gonna change his attitude on anything. Look what he’s doing! In the face of this landslide, he’s doubling down.  In the face of this landslide, here come three executive orders.

Net neutrality, immigration (comprehensive amnesty), and whatever he’s gonna do on climate change.  This is called (raspberry) in your face.  This is called “(Raspberry) you!” to the voters, and to the Republicans.  “Screw you!”  There is no tacking to the center.  I couldn’t believe that.  I was speechless for almost two minutes when that was the reaction to Obama’s deal with the ChiComs.

“Well, I guess it means the president’s not going to be moving to the center nearly as quick as we expected.”  Really? Now, here we are at amnesty.  Does anybody remember the flood of young children that we started paying attention to back in March?  All of a sudden, out of nowhere, droves and droves of accompanied young children from El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua (not Mexico) started arriving in literal droves.

originalWe found out, “You know what?  We have a little aspect of immigration law that nobody remembered, and that is we cannot send back minors who come from countries that are not Mexico.  We have to keep them.  We can’t send them back.”  I wonder who in the Regime found that one.  Now, I have never believed that that just happened.  I don’t believe that parents in Nicaragua and El Salvador and wherever the hell else, put their kids on trains for 45 days and a hell trip to get to the United States, unaccompanied.

I just don’t believe that happened.

I don’t believe it sprung out of nowhere.

I don’t believe that’s the normal thing parents would do.

I think the Regime is behind it.  We found a jobs posting on a government website dated in January in which the government was seeking transportation logistics companies for the purpose of relocating children arriving illegally at the Southern border.  They were looking for lawyers as well. When these unaccompanied children began arriving, they weren’t even given proper health checkups.

They were “processed” in a matter of hours, and then they were dispersed all over this country to places we were not told.  We still don’t know where the vast majority ended up.  Fast-forward to Obama’s plan, his 10-point plan to grant amnesty by eliminating any deportation.  Guess what we have found, ladies and gentlemen?  If the reports are true, and if Obama is going to give this amnesty, guess what?

One of the items in the 10-point plan… Stop what you’re doing and listen to me, here.  Look at me!  One of the items in the 10 point plan is to give amnesty to everyone with an illegal alien child.  That means all of these kids that just happened to show up from February through June? That means their parents get to come.  That means their parents get amnesty.

That would explain why their parents put them on the trains.  Their kids getting here successfully meant they were next.  This is not an accident.  This didn’t just happen.  These people in El Salvador and Guatemala didn’t just happen to learn this.  Somebody set this up, and somebody had to explain it to them. Somebody, some group. Somehow these parents were informed that their ticket to the United States and amnesty was their kids coming here first.

originalThere’s no other reason.

There’s no reason under the sun that this many parents were this irresponsible.  I don’t care what’s going on in their native countries.  Whatever’s going on there is nothing new anyway.  There’s no way this many parents would send their children on a train ride for 45 days through who knows what kind of hell on the way, unaccompanied, to get to the United States.  There is no way this is a coincidence.

“The plan calls for expanding deferred action for illegal immigrants who came to the US as children but also for the parents of US citizens and legal permanent residents.”  I want to take you back to what I said on this program on August 1st of this year.  I said, “It doesn’t matter that they’re children, because what the American people know is that the parents of these kids are next if something isn’t done here is.”

You and I knew. The people of Murrieta California, knew what was coming next. Everybody knew these kids’ parents were next, and that’s what I was pointing out back on August 1st. (The anniversary date of this program, by the way).  I said, “It doesn’t matter that they’re children because what the American people know is that the parents of these kids are next if something isn’t done to stop this.

“What the American people know is that if this is not dealt with, there’s no end to this, and there’s got to be an end to it.”  Anyway, we thought we were lied to about Obamacare, and we were. But Obamacare is nothing compared to how we have been lied to and manipulated on this amnesty, “comprehensive immigration reform,” whatever you want to call it. By both parties, by the way.

Now we know.

Now we know why we have had this flood of illegal alien children for the last year.  Every illegal alien in the US must have known this was coming, and they wanted to get their own anchor baby, even if they had to adopt one.  The administration did all they could to facilitate them.  So they put these kids in the families of illegal immigrants, which legalizes them — and then their parents down in Central America, El Salvador, Nicaragua, wherever?

They’re next.

All the while the Regime was pretending they were trying to stop the flood.  All the while the Regime was pretending to try to get a handle on this and stop this. All the while the Regime was pretending to try to stop this massive migration of illegal migrant minor children.  They didn’t stop it.  They’ve facilitated it. Now, if the reporting is correct… It’s a Fox News story.

If the reporting of this 10-point plan is true, we will know why.

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6 Reasons We Need To Help Republicans Take The Senate Even Though They Stink

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This is from Town Hall.

 

 

The Democratic Party is systematically destroying America and other than Barack Obama, no one deserves more blame for it than Harry Reid. He may be an excellent politician who runs circles around Mitch McConnell the way Bugs Bunny baffles Elmer Fudd, but he’s also a habitually dishonest, mean-spirited sociopath who cares absolutely nothing about the good of the country. The Democrat senators who put Reid into power and went along with Obama deserve to be punished for what they’ve done.

Certainly, that doesn’t mean the Republicans are wonderful. Just the fact that they allow themselves to be led by a mediocrity like Mitch McConnell tells you a lot. So does the fact that Ted Cruz is talked about as if he’s this wild-eyed, radical conservative. Don’t get me wrong: Ted Cruz is my favorite senator and I can’t say enough good things about him. But really, what makes Ted Cruz so special? That he’s smart? Aren’t senators supposed to be smart? Is he unique because he effectively attacks the Democrats? Aren’t Republicans supposed to do that? Is Ted Cruz a stand-out because he behaves as if he believes in all the things he said on the campaign trail? Really? Aren’t Republicans supposed to believe in the things they say on the campaign trail? In a sense, the most remarkable thing about Ted Cruz is that he IS so remarkable despite doing little more than what the average Republican in the Senate should be doing in the first place.

That being said, while we shouldn’t put the Senate Republicans up on a pedestal, we also shouldn’t underestimate how bad the Senate Democrats have become. So, why is it so important to beat the Democrats?

1) It helps check Obama’s power: Politically, what we’ve seen in recent years is that the party out of power benefits tremendously from hunkering down, saying “no” and refusing to cooperate. For the most part, the Republican Party has done just that. The problem with that approach is Barack Obama doesn’t care about the Constitution, doesn’t care about the law and is acting more like a king than a President. We’ve desperately needed the Republican Party to do more than meekly complain about it and they just haven’t stepped up to the plate because they’ve adopted the, “We’re out of power, so the best thing we can do is nothing” mentality. On the other hand, if Republicans control the House and the Senate, they will quite rightfully be expected to DO SOMETHING when Obama overreaches. How much will they do? How effective will they be? That’s hard to say with two pitiful sad sacks like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell in charge, but you can be guaranteed they’ll step it up simply because the media, the establishment and the general populace will now join grassroots conservatives in expecting them to take action. A Republican Party that is just as timid in the majority as they are in the minority has nothing to offer the country and they know that.

2) It enables Republicans to set the table for 2016: The House Republicans have more than 350 bills that have died in the Senate without a vote; yet they’re the ones getting blamed for being obstructionists. If the GOP controls the Senate, suddenly Democrats are going to have to start taking tough votes again. That means they’ll have to vote against popular legislation or even better, they’ll go along with Republicans, pass it and send it up to Obama. Then either Obama signs the bills into law or he becomes the obstructionist, vetoes the bills and gives our 2016 candidate strong issues to run on. Moreover, he puts the Democrat candidate in a tough spot. Do Democrats make their supporters angry by saying that the Republicans were right and Obama was wrong to veto the bill or do they continue to support his unpopular vetoes? Let’s leave their 2016 Presidential candidate defending an unpopular, obstructionist President while our candidate will have a readymade raft of popular issues to run on for once.

3) If we don’t get it done in 2014, we sure won’t get it done in 2016:This year, the number of Democrat senators up for reelection in red states is heavily tilted towards the Republican Party. In 2016, the math will run the other way and Republicans will have to defend 24 out of the 34 seats up for reelection. Moreover, most of those Democrat seats will be in safe districts while at least 10 of the Republican seats will likely be in competitive states. If Obama’s popularity continues to sink and we win the presidency, could we hold enough of those seats to keep the Senate? Yes, but obviously we need to pad our totals as much as possible this year to give us a chance to do that. If we’re going to have any kind of opportunity to move the ball forward on the deficit, Obamacare, foreign policy, taxes, protecting the 2nd Amendment or any of the other issues we care about, we’re going to need Republicans in the Senate that we can beat, threaten and cajole into doing the right thing.

4) It will improve the quality of GOP legislation: Putting Republicans in charge of the Senate will take a big excuse away from the Republicans on issues like immigration. Ironically, the reason the House leadership Republicans were so hell-bent on passing it this year was BECAUSE they feared the GOP would take over the Senate. Truthfully, they’d rather have a bad bill that codifies open borders and amnesty that they could blame on Harry Reid. Then, the line would have been something like, “We know it’s not the greatest bill, but what do you expect when we have to work with Harry Reid?” That same principle applies to Obamacare, the deficit and a number of other issues. If the GOP runs the House and the Senate, Republicans can’t take a show vote, then embrace some left-wing bill and blame it on the Democrats. Since the GOP leadership is comprised of country club Republican idiots, we still have to worry about the legislation they’ll pass, but at least we’ll be sure that it’ll be better than anything they could have done this year.

5) It’s a necessary rebuke of Obama: We all know that Democrats are never going to publicly admit that Barack Obama is the worst President in American history. However, even fanatically loyal, dumb Democrats can do basic addition and subtraction.
By the time Obamacare came up for a vote, the Democrats had control of the presidency, 60 seats in the Senate and 257 seats in the House. That is about as far as the scale can tip in their favor and so if the GOP ends up with overwhelming control in the House and a majority in the Senate, Obama will get the blame just as Jimmy Carter did for Ronald Reagan. Democrats can toss out all the propaganda they want, but if they know that moving way off to the Left will lead to crushing defeats at the ballot box, it will shake their nerve and they’re likely to be more moderate for a while out of fear. Like most Republican politicians, Democrat politicians care more about keeping their cushy jobs than anything else. That’s why we need to take some of those jobs away to change their behavior.

As an extra added bonus, it will give the Democrats a strong incentive to try to prevent Obama from further hurting the party with his outlandish executive orders. Will that slow him down? Maybe it will, maybe it won’t, but if he starts getting calls from senators, donors, activists, unions and the rest of the people he listens to telling him not to make any big moves, it may give him cold feet. Obama may not care about America, but even he doesn’t want to be remembered as another Jimmy Carter whose buffoonery ended up helping Republicans more than Democrats in the end

6) Senate Democrats need to be punished for what they’ve done: My days of telling people to vote for the “lesser of two evils” are over, but there are still times that you need to vote to punish the people in charge for doing the wrong thing. Are you going to let Democrats who voted for Obamacare get away with it? Are you going to reward them for enabling Barack Obama’s unconstitutional, un-American, and oftentimes illegal executive orders? When far left-wingers like Michelle Nunn in Georgia or Greg Orman in Kansas insult your intelligence by pretending not to be liberals, are you just going to take it? These people aren’t acting any differently than they would if their goal is to destroy the United States; so how can you just shrug that off? At a minimum, these Democrats who’ve hurt you, your children, and your country need to see their cushy jobs disappear for what their party has done to America.

In Kentucky, Elaine Chao Endures Racist Attacks From Liberals

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This is from The Daily Beast.

It is not racist when the attacks are against those on the right or so goes the lefts theory.

 

 

The former Republican Secretary of Labor has had to deal with a number of bigoted comments from Democratic partisans in the last year. So why is racism treated differently when it comes from the left?
One can hardly turn on cable news without hearing someone say that Republicans are racists trying to roll back the clock on civil rights. Having a policy disagreement with President Obama, many of his partisan supporters argue, is nothing more than thinly veiled racism.

But Democrats who imagine racist slights and “dog whistles” at every turn would be wise to look at the vicious anti-Asian bigotry on display in Kentucky, which is being fomented by supporters of their so-called progressive party.

Elaine Chao, who came to America from Taiwan at the age of 8, is a successful businesswoman and a graduate of Harvard Business School. She has also served our country in numerous positions, most recently as Secretary of Labor during the George W. Bush administration. She also served for a time as director of the Peace Corps. Having worked with Elaine during my time in the White House, I can say you will not find a more principled, honest and decent individual.

Except that there’s one problem: Elaine Chao is married to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. And some Democrats are so desperate to hold on to power that they will resort to anything—including racist attacks—to demean and belittle their political enemies.

This past weekend, as Senator McConnell spoke to supporters at the Fancy Farm event in Kentucky, he sought to confront the “War on Women” rhetoric of his Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, by noting his wife’s accomplishments. “And the biggest asset I have by far is the only Kentucky woman who served in a president’s cabinet, my wife, Elaine Chao,” he said toapplause from the crowd.

It didn’t take long for Kathy Groob, the founder of the pro-Democrat PAC Elect Women, to start mocking Chao’s heritage on Twitter. “She’s not from KYShe is Asian and [President George W.] Bush openly touted that,” Groob said. In other tweets, Groob referred to Chao as McConnell’s “Chinese wife,” and said McConnell iswedded to free trade in China.

She later deleted her offensive tweets and deactivated her Twitter account. National and Kentucky Democrats, to their credit, quickly denounced her remarks.

“Racist attacks against Justice Clarence Thomas, former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele or South Carolina Senator Tim Scott are yawned at and rarely mentioned in the mainstream media.”

Still, the incident left me scratching my head. A prominent Democrat attacks a spouse of a Republican candidate based on the color of her skin, but the reaction from the national media has been largely muted. One can only imagine the reaction had a GOP operative made the exact same slur against the spouse of a Democratic candidate. There would be wall-to-wall coverage on MSNBC, disapproving editorials from The New York Times, and warnings from the DNC that Republicans are looking to bring us back to the days of internment camps and Jim Crow. Talking Points Memo, a liberal website that delights in highlighting the ramblings of obscure GOP statehouse backbenchers, would use a story like that to insinuate that conservatives are, by and large, racist.

And this isn’t even the first time Democrats in Kentucky have attacked Chao’s ethnicity. Last year, a Democratic super PAC called Progress Kentucky tweeted that McConnell’s marriage to Chao “may explain why your job moved to #China.

MSNBC and other liberal media outlets sympathetic to Obama persistently argue that Republican antipathy toward the president is rooted in racism. Again and again, progressives are happy to argue that opposition to Obama stems from him being black, not his wrongheaded policies. But when Democrats deploy racist attacks, progressives and their allies in the media have a habit of going quiet.

There is a vicious double standard at play here. Racist attacks against Justice Clarence Thomas, former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele or South Carolina Senator Tim Scott are yawned at and rarely mentioned in the mainstream media. If one is a person of color and a conservative, one must then be an Uncle Tom, a sellout to his or her race. My email inbox bears testament to this fact nearly every week.

However, if a Republican says something bigoted, the individual must be shamed, fired, and run out of town for their intolerant racism. And that’s fine—racism is racism, and should always be deplored. But it’s silly to hold Democrats to a different standard because their ideology is supposedly more enlightened.

America’s greatest strength is our diversity of culture. Racism is not to be tolerated in our society under any circumstances. That needs to be the rule, the universal standard, regardless of whether the offender is a Republican or a Democrat. Enough is enough.

It’s Time to Fire Mitch McConnell

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This is from Joe For America.

It is also time to fire John McCain, Lindsey Graham,

Dan Coats just name a few RINO’s.

 

Nothing personal, but I… who am I kidding? This is personal – we need to fire Mitch McConnell.

I’m all done saying, “nothing personal” when it comes to ridding the Congress of Republicans who have stabbed conservatives and the people who have trusted them to represent them in the back. How much more personal can you get when the Republican leaders in the Senate are not just enabling the usurping of the Constitution and the resulting destruction of our liberty, but in fact engaging in actions which directly conflict with the best interests of the Republic?

You’re damn right it’s personal and Mitch McConnell has got to go. And not just from leadership – he needs to be primaried and booted from office, put out to pasture and start that lobbying firm he’s been corralling for the past 30 years. Think that’s harsh? Hold on:

Fire Mitch McConnellMitch McConnell just couldn’t help himself at no less a critical moment than the proposal to end the government shutdown he orchestrated with his partner in pork Harry Reid, when he tacked on a nearly $3 billion earmark for a project in Kentucky. I don’t care about any details of this earmark – it wasn’t the time to be slushing money anywhere, Senator. One day McConnell says in public that Harry Reid may be remembered as “the worst leader of the Senate ever,” then cuts a fat-cat deal the next, calling Reid; “my good friend the majority leader.” Then they both lean in for an extended bout of whispering and giggling over screwing the American public so easily.

No doubt you’ll be campaigning for a ban on earmarks soon, Senator – because you’re typical.

You’re the problem. You gotta go. Get.Out.

Mitch McConnell: You’re corrupt, squishy and probably going to lose your seat to a Democrat because the people of Kentucky are on to you: A recent Public Policy Polling survey showed him tied in a hypothetical race against Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s Democratic secretary of state, weeks before she announced she was running on July 1. It’s clear what’s needed, folks – a solid conservative to throw this windbag turncoat to the curb before he can even get to the general election.

Remember when the Hollywood actress was rumored to be running against you? A real conservative would not have to do anything to beat a dopey liberal actress in Kentucky – but not you. You had to gather your brain trust and smear political powerhouse Ashley Judd, who was running a mere 4 points behind you in the polls. What?

That’s right – the star of “Monster” was scaring the Shiite out of your RINO behind and your answer to defeating her was: A. Re-assert your well-held conservative principals to rally the base; B. Talk about your record; C. Speak on the importance of the Constitution; or D. Get your aides together and discuss a strategy to paint her as “emotionally unbalanced”?

If you guessed “D” you win a cookie and a free ticket to the “Mitch McConnell’s a Jackass Too! Party” the day after the Kentucky’s 2014 primary election. Ashley Judd was never going to be a senator from Kentucky, Mitch old buddy. I don’t care how much money she raised from Tinsel Village, it was never going to happen. But you’re such an unpopular Senator (some polls say the most unpopular in the nation) that it doesn’t surprise me you’d stoop to demonizing the talented – and may I say – pretty damn hot, Ms. Judd like that.

Do you have any clue the kind of jerk-off you would have been thought of as if she had actually run and you would have run a campaign like that? She’s a rape victim you idiot – what kind of dumbness are you surrounded with? Have you ever had an extended conversation with a female not in your family, under 65? That shiite don’t fly, friendo..

But like I said, it doesn’t surprise me when we take a look at how you’ve abused the conservative Americans who have honored you by sending you to Washington – only to have you collude with Democrats clearly in the act of ruining this nation. They are taking this place apart one tradition at a time and you are not just standing by – you’re helping. How dare you bad mouth Senator Cruz and work behind the scenes to undermine the efforts of patriots like Mike Lee? Oh, you got the endorsement of Marco Rubio, so you’re the Tea Party guy now? No, you’re the guy being endorsed by the Amnesty guy now (don’t tell me how Rubio’s reconsidered his own bill, I’m not buying it).

Have fun with Marco in 2014 running for your metaphoric lives in the primary because that’s exactly what’s going down in Florida and Kentucky: The Senate Conservatives Fund has endorsed Matt Bevin against Mitch McConnell, saying:

“Matt Bevin is a true conservative who will fight to stop the massive spending, bailouts, and debt that are destroying our country.. He is not afraid to stand up to the establishment and he will do what it takes to stop Obamacare.. Mitch McConnell has the support of the entire Washington establishment and he will do anything to hold on to power..”

And with that, I say schmellya later, Mitch – I can’t say it any better than that!

 

Read more at http://joeforamerica.com/2013/11/time-fire-mitch-mcconnell/#7Lei6ulvSsrurFuP.99

 

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