Saturday, December 19, 2015

RIP Republican Party

Brian Joondeph published a piece at the American Thinker that takes Republicans to task for passing a budget that advances the Democrat agenda, while doing nothing for the conservative agenda they were elected to advance.  The article can be found at RIP Republican Party. The level of Joondeph's despair and disgust can be gauged by this:
If there was any question about the relevance of the Republican Party, this week’s budget deal removes all doubt. The Republican Party might as well close up shop and merge with the Democrats. Not as a merger of equals, but more of a capitulation, a surrender, a sellout. There is no need for two parties in Washington DC as only one party is relevant in terms of advancing an agenda. The irony is that the agenda driving party is in the minority and despite losing badly in two midterm elections, the Democrats are still running Congress.
Or this:
What has this latest budget deal done to thwart the Obama agenda? Very little. The omnibus bill fully funds Obama’s executive amnesty program. Sanctuary cities are funded -- so much for Kate Steinle’s tragic death bringing attention to sanctuary cities like San Francisco. Refugee resettlement programs are funded, allowing thousands of “refugees” into the country. With access to federal benefits. Ask Europe how that’s working out.

Worried about refugees from countries sympathetic to Islamic jihad? No problem. The student and fiancée visa programs are funded, along with green card and other refugee programs. Did the San Bernardino shootings not happen? Any lessons learned?

Illegal aliens coming across the southern border? Ryan’s bill funds their resettlement. Must be comforting to families terrorized by illegals. There is even funding for the release of criminal aliens. Let’s not leave out the bill quadrupling H-2B visas for unskilled guest workers. Unemployed Americans must be thrilled about more competition for entry level jobs. Illegals even have their tax credits funded by Ryan’s bill.
So, what did voters get for sending people with 'R' after their names to Congress, giving them majorities in both the House and Senate? Looks like we didn't get anything. The Democrat project to transform this country from a prosperous constitutional republic to a lawless communist hell hole goes unabated.  By now, Obama(doesn't)Care was supposed to be repealed. Illegal aliens should be self deporting, not finding any work, and being shut out of generous benefits. Oh, and while I feel for the children as much as the next guy, the truth is that children suffer for their parent's poor decisions all the time.  Why are THESE children to be treated any differently?  While, yes, Muslims who are American citizens should receive all the protections of the Constitution that other citizens enjoy, we should suspend immigration, and even short term visas to so called "refugees" from Islamic regions until we have a way to vet these people and ensure they are coming for the right reasons, and fully intend to integrate into OUR society, not transform ours into yet another Islamic hell-on-earth.

It is getting to where the Administration lies every time they open their mouths. Even "a," "an." and "the" are lies. There is no point in watching the news, because everything you hear will be a lie.  No one calls them on it, it seems.  Hillary lies to Congress, and there are no consequences.  The IRS lies, and no one is brought to task.  Lois Lerner is allowed to retire on full pension, despite lies and misrepresentations.  The level of mendacity exhibited in the Fast and Furious scandal would have brought down a Republican Administration, but this one seems immune.  Our former Attorney General so shredded the Constitution, that he deserves a special place in prison where he can get the full attention of those he may have put there.

Meanwhile the Republican Party is effectively dead. Conservatives should bolt the party and seek to build a new party that responds to our wishes. The cry has always been, "where else are you going to go?" But I know one place I need not go, because they are not going to even give me a seat at the table, and that's the Republican Party. Oh, by the way, you heard it here first: Paul Ryan needs to go. The next time conservatives stage a palace coup, they need have someone poised to step in. This business of ousting the party leader, then standing around with their thumbs up their butts looks like amateur hour.

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