Impact of Clinton controversy, Planned Parenthood on 2016

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and Jess McIntosh, a top official with Emily’s List, join the debate

Quote of the Day 08/02/15

“History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution of measures ill suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy… These measures never fail to create great and violent jealousies and animosities between the people favored and the people oppressed; whence a total separation of affections, interests, political obligations, and all manner of connections, by which the whole state is weakened.” — Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) US Founding Father

“Murphy’s Law” by Jim Murphy

Hello once more from the Primary Headquarters For Jingoistic Fed Up Conservative Fossil Fuel Burning Four Wheel Drive Pickup Owners Of West Texas.

CLARIFICATION:

I have received several e-mails which led me to believe that perhaps I was unclear in last week’s letter regarding “Never Voting For Donald Trump”. I had several inquiries asking if I would vote for Hillary over Donald Trump and of course that would never be possible. The election to which I was referring was The Republican Primary Of Texas. And in that particular election, I can say that I would never vote for “The Donald” in that election. In the General Election in 2016, I am pretty sure that Hillary will be the Democrat/Progressive/Socialist/Marxist candidate and in that election I will vote for whomever gets the Republican nod.

And to clarify my feelings regarding “The Donald’s” remarks about McCain’s heroism being because he was captured and further adding that he “Likes People Who Were Not Captured”, I thought was completely inappropriate, not because of McCain because if you will notice that John McCain is pretty high on the Varmint List. I have had no use for McCain for a number of years. But last week’s comments did result in my receiving a number of e-mails of veterans who knew John McCain both from the Naval Academy and from serving in Vietnam. I can say that I did not receive one single e-mail from people who knew McCain that professed any degree of respect or positive feelings toward the Arizona Senator.

I will stick by my statement that I think “The Donald” made an error in even bringing it up, not because of McCain, but I thought it showed disrespect to all of those people in the U.S. Military and even many civilians who have been taken prisoner, particularly since WW II. In the past I have mentioned a man who was our neighbor across the street in Hobbs, New Mexico who spent the entire Second World War as a POW of the Japanese. For a number of years I wasn’t even aware of his story but later on learned of his experiences. His name was Bob McKelvey and not only was he probably the nicest man I have ever known, he was in my mind probably the toughest man I have ever personally known. I have known several other people in my life who were POWs in WW II; Korea; and Vietnam. And while I do not recognize McCain as a Senator worth respect, I would not denigrate him just because he was captured.

Now for some statements that I don’t think need defending. I am referring to Senator Ted Cruz pointing out, on the floor of the U.S. Senate, the fact that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had LIED to him and other Republican Senators. No sooner had this happened than Texas Senator John Cornyn and Utah Senator Orin Hatch felt duty bound to denounce Senator Cruz’s statement regarding McConnell having a problem telling the truth. Both Cornyn and Hatch said that this incident where Cruz had called out McConnell was not within the acceptable DECORUM of the Senate. Yesterday I heard a friend say that he also thought that Cruz was out of line in calling McConnell a LIAR in front of the Senate. I have heard several people make the statement that the Senate and the House should be above any type of personal insults.

COUNT ME OUT of this bunch. I am a damn sight more interested in elected officials TELLING THE TRUTH. TELLING THE TRUTH comes in way ahead of my concerns over the Senate “Decorum”. Someone pointed out that Senator Cruz had refused to bad mouth “The Donald” saying that he was not going to bad mouth fellow Republicans. As I understood this statement, it was directed at OTHER REPUBLICANS WHO WERE PRESENTLY RUNNING FOR THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDACY FOR THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL BALLOT. That is what I understood him to say and I believe that is what he meant. I don’t believe that Senator Cruz intended for a fellow U.S. Senator, particularly a Republican Senator and the Senate Majority Leader to just flat out LIE about several things. Senator Cruz also pointed out that McConnell had blocked several Amendments to a Highway Funding Bill which had to do with the Iran Nuclear Deal requiring Iran to RELEASE FOUR AMERICAN CITIZENS CURRENTLY BEING HELD HOSTAGE IN IRAN and to DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD and to DEFUND OBAMACARE and I believe another having something to do with KATE’S LAW. According to one news source, McConnell claimed that he wanted those proposed Amendment to be Stand Alone Bills. OK, let’s see how McConnell reacts when those items are submitted as Stand Alone Bills. I will wager that he will find other reasons to block votes on these bills.

And, I would like to call to everyone’s attention the fact that in years past, the DECORUM OF THE SENATE, did not seem to be destroyed with the words and actions of some previous Senators. I can remember on at least TWO PAST OCCASIONS during a break in proceedings, South Carolina Senator STROM THURMOND punched a fellow Senator over some differences of opinion. I guess I should point out that Strom Thurmond was a DEMOCRAT from 1948 -1964 and was a REPUBLICAN from 1964 -2003. I am sure that at least one of these punching events occurred when he was a DEMOCRAT… and perhaps both occurred when he was a member of that party.

ANYWAY, to my way of thinking, being truthful is a slam dunk winner over SENATE DECORUM. Also take a close look at the VARMINT LIST and you will find John Cornyn AND Orin Hatch occupying a slot. At one point in time I was a supporter of both Cornyn and Hatch. I cannot remember the specific event which got me crossways with Cornyn but I can remember Orin Hatch carving out a place for himself as a varmint right after “Fat Teddy’s” demise. For those who might have forgotten, “Fat Teddy” was Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy. I believe that Hatch and McCain both found their way to the Varmint List by their wimpy ass positions regarding being such “GOOD FRIENDS” with “Fat Teddy”.

SO, apparently neither Cornyn nor Hatch place HONESTY in a very high place on their list of priorities, which makes them no better than McCain or Lindsey Graham or Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid.
Republican Voters better take notice of the apparent disdain for the TRUTH common to so many elected officials….. at every level. I will support Senator Ted Cruz until he is either defeated or chooses to pull out of the Republican Race. BUT whomever the Republican Party ends up with, I will vote for over Hillary Clinton. I just hope they do not give the Mainstream Media or the Democrats/Socialists/Marxists or Karl Rove the opportunity to choose our candidate…… like they did in the past two elections.

And please take notice that Senator Cruz did not say that Majority Leader McConnell “MISSPOKE” or that the Majority Leader “WAS LESS THAN FORTHCOMING”…NOPE, he said that McConnell LIED. I am sick of Political Correctness and all this “My Good Friend” crap. Out of 100 elected officials, it is just not in the cards for all of them to be “Good Friends”. SO, to Hell with DECORUM and TRUTH SHOULD BE TOLD AT ALL TIMES.

PRAYER LIST:

Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil, Joe & Ruth Lucero, Ted Salgado, Raoul McPeters -NM – Ella Dunlop, Kaleigh Paige Hudgens, Bobby Peiser, Bob Wallman, Maria Tupaz, Bernice Murphy, Don Faubion, Judy Langham, Liz Deguren, Roger Tucker, Charlotte Williams, John Gallemore, Zak Krejci, Debra Blake, Mary Denson, Randy Jones, Don Weaver, Roger Goertz, Billy Williams, Gerry Fincher, Jerry Carpenter, Steve Mida, Sherry Welch – TX – Sr. Delphine Grigas (98) – IL – Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Alan Miller, Debbie McKeown, Violet Fermin, Carlos Fernandez, Hamilton Anderson, Arlene Anderson, Kate Nolan – FL – L.T. Drennan – OK – Lynn Jones – NE – Warren Wetmore – IL – Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban – MD – Charles Latham, Rocky Leonard, Bette Miller, Sheriff Richard Mack – AZ – Kate Powell, Annise Kennedy, Sam Wittstruck (17 yoa), Kenny McPeters – CA – Pat Holley, Keith Chambers, Nancy Chambers, LANA Athey – CO – Hal Whitmore – DE – Herb Johnston – NY – Lonnie Shoultz – AL – Perry Evans – AR – Jim Pinney, James E. Brady III (2 yrs. old) – OH – Josip & Lela Slivar – ZAGREB, CROATIA – Sister Clarice Carroll (83) – HAITI – George Rimmer – WA, RET. COL. Pete Mekkelson -WVA

GySgt. Daniel West, MSgt. (Ret) Randy Morrow , CAPT. Michael Rice, CAPT. Nick Francona, GySgt. James Walker, CAPT. George Zeigler, CAPT. Catherine Schmidt Fiancé of Capt. Zeigler) SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, RCT Graydon J. Phillips, * 1ST LT. Levi English, GySgt. Eric Harmon, LCPL Archer Abblitt, Maj. Todd A. O’Brien, MGySgt. ’46 – 82 (Ret) Harvey Weigart – US MARINE CORPS – Kenneth Thomas – USCG SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth Chaffon, Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown, TSgt. Rebecca Goodwin, 1st LT. Mandie Yates – US AIR FORCE – Capt. Brian Kriss – TxANG – Zachary Moore – US NAVAL ACADEMY – Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay, Lt. Tommy Brown, Lt. Russell Brown, CAPT. Wayne Putnam (Ret), E5 Matthew J. Blaker, LT JG Ethan English, – US NAVY – Bud Barnett – USNA 74 – SSgt. Mike Campagna – SPECIAL FORCES – SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball, SSgt. Travis McGowan, Michael B. Hudgens, Scott Hillyer, Jeff Schoonover, CWO2 Mitchell Wittstruck – US ARMY – CWO3 Tim Helton and the 1/230 Air Cav Squadron TNANG – All of the men and women presently serving in the United States Military

John Mallory – DEA – Fr. Joseph M. Peek, Gary and Cindy Hogman, Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.

QUOTES:

“People who entered the United States illegally may be called undocumented in politically correct circles, but what is all too well documented is the utter irresponsibility of both political parties in dealing with immigration issues….. Both Democratic and Republican administrations have left the border with Mexico porous for years –porous not just for Mexicans but for anybody else, including terrorists from the Middle East.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“If we do not control our own border, then we do not have any immigration policy. We may have immigration laws on the books, but if anybody can cross the border that wants to, those laws are just words on paper and a bad joke.”….. THOMAS SOWELL

“I never gave anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.”… HARRY S. TRUMAN

“An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!…. Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power…. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us…. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”… PATRICK HENRY

VARMINT LIST:

Barack Hussein Obama, Michelle Obama, George Soros, Joe Biden, Louis Farrakhan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz DNC Chairperson, Leon Panetta, Supreme Court Justices – Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, AND John Roberts, Eric Holder, John McCain R-AZ, Valerie Jarrett, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Lanny Davis, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Chuck Schumer, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Ezekiel Emanuel, Kathleen Sebelius, Bill Richardson, Jay Carney, Susan Rice, Rep. Keith Ellison D-MN, Former Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano, COLIN POWELL ( R) , Michael Moore, John Kerry, Lindsey Graham, Former President Jimmy Carter. Al Gore, Chuck Hagel, Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer, Andrew Cuomo Chris Christie R-NJ , Michael Bloomberg, Sheila Jackson Lee D-TX, Susan Collins R-ME, Patrick Leahy, Jeff Flake R-AZ, Eddie Bernice Johnson D-TX, John Boehner R-OH, John Cornyn R-TX, Mitch McConnell R-KY, Mike Huckabee R-AR, Lisa Murkowski R-AK, Robert Menendez NJ, Al Franken MN, Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Patty Murray WA, Henry Waxman CA, Linda Sanchez CA, Maxine Waters CA, State Senator Wendy Davis D-TX, Elijah Cummings D-MD, NY Mayor Bill de Blasio, Lois Lerner, Michael Morrell, Tommy Vietor (National Security Council Spokesman), Karl Rove, Rep. Ann Kuster D-NH, Jen Psaki (State Department), Josh Earnest, Marie Harf(State Department), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO), Orin Hatch (R-UT), John Koskinen (IRS COMMISSIONER), Jeh Johnson (Homeland Security Secretary), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Deval Patrick (D-MA), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Jerry Brown (D-CA), John Lewis (D-GA), Michelle Nunn (D-GA), Jay Nixon (D-MO-Gov.), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Julia Pierson, Jonathan Holmes Gruber, Rep. Al Green (D-TX), Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-TX), HOWARD DEAN, Timothy Kaine* (D-VA), Charles E. Samuels Jr., Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mark Dayton (Gov. MN-D), San Francisco Sheriff ROSS MIRKARIMI, Ernest Moniz, Ash Carter

MSNBC, ACLU, Congressional Black Caucus, NAACP, Jesse Jackson, AL SHARPTON, UNITED NATIONS, Jane Fonda, LA RAZA, MOVEON.ORG, PETA, CAIR, BOB COSTAS (NBC), ESPN, The NFL, CNN, The Environmental Protection Agency, Al Jazeera America, Republican National Committee (RNC), NBC, CBS, CNBC, ABC, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Tom Steyer (Progressive Billionaire Opposing Keystone Pipeline), NBA, NHL, NOW (National Organization Of Women), Patricia Ireland, Jesse Ventura, Geraldo Rivera FOX News, Juan Williams FOX News, The Washington Redskins Football Team, James Brown (CBS -NFL Pre-Game). CDC (Center for Disease Control), Bill O’Reilly FOX News, Shepard Smith FOX News, Alan Colmes FOX News, MICHAEL MOORE, Bryant Gumbel

*By Request

MORE STUFF:

In the (Sub) Standard Times this morning I read a story of an American hunter who killed a “Protected Lion” in one of the African countries. Apparently his guides had baited this protected lion off government owned land so that the American hunter could make the kill, with a crossbow. According to the article, the hunter had paid his African guides something like $50,000 for this lion hunt. Allegedly, the hunter was unaware that this particular lion, named Cecil, was protected by the African government. Of course the guides are in an African jail and evidently the American hunter has left the country.

But what I found interesting was the fact that one dead lion took precedence over God only knows how many human babies which are nothing but carriers of human organs to Planned Parenthood. I am sorry that this lion was killed but I think a bit more coverage on just how criminal and uncaring are some of the top people in Planned Parenthood. If the Senate and House do not DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD then there is something seriously wrong in our country. DEFUND THEM NOW!!!!
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OH NO!!!! I read where Democrat Representative from Philadelphia, CHAKA FATTAH has been indicted on 29 counts of racketeering involving a host of corruption schemes. Four associates were also indicted. Do you remember four or five years back when Chaka Fattah attempted to introduce some type of tax legislation, if my memory is correct, and I believe it had to do with paying a tax on every bank transaction conducted by every citizen. Of course this idiotic bill died in committee but it sure formed a lasting impression on me of just what a pure turd Representative CHAKA FATTAH really was. Incidentally his name, prior to CHAKA FATTAH, was Arthur Davenport. The name change was due to his mother whose name was Frances Brown. She changed her name to Falaka Fattah, to honor her African ethnicity, and also changed Arthur’s name to Chaka. I would be about half-way surprised if either Falaka or Chaka could locate the African Continent on a world globe. Anyway, it sure appears as if some of Chaka’s activities were a bit suspect.
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Is it just me or do you find our large Military cuts seem to be occurring at a time when the world is at one of the most dangerous stages in our history? Oh, but I must have forgotten, John Kerry and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter are assuring us that all is well in the world. Of course, John Kerry has been a long time Varmint but Ernest Moniz (who reminds me of Al Sharpton back during his fat days) and Ash Carter (whose name still sounds like he should be a villain on Days of Our Lives), are fresh faces on the list.
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A few days back I went to the Post Office and asked for 3 books of stamps. The clerk started to hand me 3 books of “Maya Angelou Commemorative Stamps). I asked if they had any other stamps and of course they had American Flag stamps and Purple Heart stamps so I requested the American Flag stamps. Now some of you are thinking that I declined the Maya Angelou stamps because she was black. Not true. I always try to use either American Flag or Purple Heart stamps but on occasion I will use some other patriotic stamp. I don’t think I have ever read or heard one thing uttered or written by Maya Angelou that had any bearing whatsoever on my life. I think that she has been pushed off on us as some hidden talent whom we should all appreciate. WELL, I do not have much appreciation for her works and just to show y’all how unsophisticated I am, I also have little.. no make that NO USE for the works of Pablo Picasso or many of the so called great artists.

Anyway, the thought entered my mind that the U.S. Post Office had perhaps printed a few too many Maya Angelou stamps and were trying to get rid of them. I have an idea, sell them all to Chaka Fattah or Ash Carter or Ernest Moniz. They all appear to be stupid enough to buy them.
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I heard something this morning about attempting to make a decision regarding replacing the picture of Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill with a woman. One of the idiots pushing for this move pointed out that Alexander Hamilton was never a President of the United States and all the rest on our currency had been Presidents. Hmmm. I was just wondering during which years BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, who is on our $100 bill, was President of the United States? Evidently ALL of my American History teachers and professors must have skipped over that fact. Once again folks. POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS ONCE MORE RAISING ITS UGLY HEAD.

GOOD GUYS:

TED CRUZ; TREY GOWDY; ALLEN WEST; JON BOLTON; COL. RALPH PETERS; GEN. JACK KEANE; SCOTT WALKER, DAVID CLARKE, TOM COTTON; MIKE LEE

SEE Y’ALL NEXT WEEK

JEM

Willing to Give Iran Benefit of Doubt? Consider John Kerry’s Unbelievable Remarks to Congress! By John W. Lillpop

Although it is hard to imagine, there are apparently some Americans who actually believe that Barack Obama and John Kerry are patriotic, competent Americans who have negotiated in America’s best interests with the terrorist state of Iran concerning that regime’s nuclear ambitions.

Indeed, some normally skeptical Americans are willing to give Iranians the benefit of the doubt, even though that could have calamitous consequences for Israel, the Middle East, and world peace generally, should the Iranians prove true to their terrorist history and DNA.
Those inclined to give Iran a break might wish to consider recent statements made by Secretary of State John Kerry before Congress.
As reported:

Iran Is Foremost Sponsor or Terrorism: May Kill Americans or Israelis
Secretary of State John Kerry said on Capitol Hill that Iran “may” kill Americans or Israelis.

A member of Congress asked the secretary of state, “Well, do you believe that Iran is the world’s foremost sponsor of terrorism?”
“Yes,” Kerry responded.

“And that they will use the conventional weapons made available by the Iran nuclear treaty to kill Americans or Israelis?”
“Well, they may,” said Kerry. “They may. And we have, as you know, responded to that from 1979 when they took over our embassy forward, we have put sanctions in place specifically because of their support for terror.

Question for Kerry: Given Iran’s terrorist proclivities, and repeated threats to annihilate the state of Israel, why in the hell has the Administration entered into an Agreement that would send $150 billion in US taxpayer money to Tehran, money that could be used to kill Americans and Israelis and promote terrorism throughout the globe?

US Does NOT Have Access to Secret Agreement Between Iran & IAEA!

Unbelievably, John Kerry admitted that the United States does not have access to all pieces of the Iran nuclear deal.

As reported:
At the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran nuclear agreement, Secretary of State John Kerry admitted he does not have “access” to the secret deal between the IAEA and Iran on the enforcement of inspections and has only been briefed on the agreements when pressed by Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas).The Poe- Kerry exchange went as follows:

POE: “The secret deal — Secretary Rice said that she has seen this deal with the IAEA and she’s going to share it with Congress. So if she’s seen it, have you seen it?”
KERRY: I don’t believe that the — Susan Rice, the national security adviser, has seen it. I think –”

POE: “–She said she did, six days ago. She said six days ago she had seen it and reviewed and that Congress will get to see it in a classified section. My question is: Have you seen it?”
KERRY: “No I haven’t seen it. I’ve been briefed on it. And –”

POE: “–But you haven’t read it, you haven’t seen it.”
KERRY: “No because it’s in the possession of the IAEA.”

POE: “Are you going to read it?”
KERRY: “We don’t have access to the actual agreement.”’

POE: “But Secretary Rice has access to it, but you don’t have access to it –”
KERRY: “I don’t know about that.”

POE: “That’s just what she said. I’m just going on what she said!”

Given the clueless incompetence that Kerry has demonstrated in answering questions before Congress, all Americans should DEMAND that Barack Obama’s idiotic surrender to Iranian terrorism be rejected in full.

Phony GOP Conservatism Has Worn Out Its Welcome By David Limbaugh

The long-simmering disconnect between the Republican Party’s conservative base and its leaders in government has degenerated into a full-blown schism.

While President Obama accelerates his increasingly radical agenda, the GOP, despite its congressional majority, can barely muster an objection, let alone block his momentum.

Other than to offer a toothless public rebuke of Obama’s destructive schemes, what was the point of the 2014 GOP congressional landslide? It’s no longer just a small percentage of conservatives questioning the GOP. Our people are furious — and rightly so.

I’ve recently shared my opinion that Donald Trump’s explosive surge is because of his giving voice to the conservative base’s outrage and his refusal to be chastened or muzzled.

Significantly, establishment Republicans are united with liberal Democrats in their contempt for Trump. The latter attribute his popularity to some innate anger of mean-spirited conservatives who are supposedly soaking up Trump’s straight talk like bloodsucking vampires. The former refuse to lift a finger against that liberal slander, and some even pile on, saying that Trump supporters are nativists or xenophobes, as opposed to sane patriots determined to protect America’s borders and sovereignty.

Let the elites look down their superior noses at us commoners. Be advised, though, that Trump is not the only one railing against the pervasive insanity, including the role that the GOP leadership is playing in it. Sen. Ted Cruz has set his sights on the “Washington cartel” — the quasi bipartisan ruling class that is presiding over the disgraceful dismantling of the United States as we know and love it. Candidate Carly Fiorina is also speaking eloquently about bringing “outside-the-box” changes to Washington to make a real difference, as opposed to merely slowing down the devastating Obama juggernaut.

It’s easy for the ruling class and its enablers to dismiss conservative opposition as misplaced fury, but grass-roots anger is anything but random and cathartic. It is not an eruption of malcontents looking for an excuse to air some deep-seated unhappiness.

Generally speaking, conservatives are optimistic and bullish on America. But they have witnessed assault after brutal assault against the Constitution, our liberties and our values, and they are justifiably mad as hell and are not inclined to take it anymore.

Adding insult to injury, they continue to elect Republicans to office based on their promise they will try not only to stop Obama’s momentum but also to reverse it and make real headway toward saving this nation.

Time after time, they deliver instead outright betrayal. They always offer the same excuses. “We’re doing the best we can. We’re powerless to do much, and if we try, the voters will be angry and we’ll never win the presidency.”

Well, for a long time, I’ve held my tongue; I’ve given the leadership the benefit of the doubt and resisted impugning the party leaders’ motives, even when I strongly registered my objection to their perpetual caving. But I can no longer assume the best of people who are not simply failing to retard Obama’s agenda but, in many cases, facilitating it.

With the Corker bill, Senate Republicans have effectively forfeited their constitutional power to reject the Iran nuclear deal — the most dangerous foreign treaty (yes, it’s a treaty) in decades. Over the weekend, the ruling class rebuked and punished Cruz for admirably trying to put a wrench in the scheme to resurrect the Export-Import Bank. And don’t get me started on the leadership’s performance on Obamacare and Planned Parenthood.

The establishment pretends its outrage against Cruz is based on his alleged breach of Senate rules in accusing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of lying. These self-righteous patricians pretended to be appalled at this unforgivable incivility.

Well, let me ask you: Are you more worried about what Obama is doing to this nation or alleged violations of Senate decorum? If McConnell really lied to Cruz about a matter that affects the well-being of this nation, are you appalled at Cruz or at those shaming him for trying to represent our interests?

Establishment Republicans are not only emulating liberal Democrats in making Obama’s job easier but also acting like liberals in placing form above substance. Their faux ire at Cruz’s alleged violation of their prissy rules instead of at Obama’s agenda is like the liberal media’s outrage at the editing of the Planned Parenthood video rather than at its harvesting of the organs of unborn babies. Instead of joining Cruz, Sen. Mike Lee and others in really opposing Obama, like Democrats, they accuse him of being an opportunist who is interested only in his presidential ambitions.

I am unimpressed by self-serving rules of seniority among the ruling class. What I care about is that our interests are properly represented in Washington, especially by those who deceived us with promises that they would govern as conservatives. Now that, my friends, is opportunism.

God bless Sen. Cruz and all others who are trying to govern precisely as they promised and to give conservatism — and thus America — a fighting chance. We haven’t heard the end of this yet.

Source: Patriot Post