Posted by: James Atticus Bowden | January 3, 2013

A Tale for Too Many Republicans

Republican leaders surrender to Obama and the Democrats

Republican leaders surrender to Obama and the Democrats

It wasn’t the best of times, it was becoming worse.  Most of the Republicans in the Senate and over 50 in the House voted to increase the U.S. National Debt by $4 Trillion.  These Republicans surrendered.

Republicans will argue that they kept taxes from being raised on 97% of Americans.  That’s the exact same argument that President Barry Soetero crows about.  Republicans restored the Bush Tax Cuts, except for Americans being paid over $400k.  So, they agreed to the principle of class warfare that Obama ran on.  Republicans abandoned the Republican principle of no new taxes – and no raising tax rates.

The Republicans could have passed permanent tax cuts – originated in the House of Representatives – and sent them on the Senate and been done.  They would have done their Constitutional duty.  The Senate Republicans would have been outvoted, the bill killed, and the Bush Tax Cuts eliminated.   The very tax cuts that Obama and the Democrats blame for the Great Recession.

The impact of more taxes and the new Obamacare taxes would be devastating to the economy.  The taxes the Republicans passed and the new Obamacare taxes will be damaging to the economy.   If the Republicans had done their duty, they could have kept on introducing across-the-board permanent tax cuts.  The Democrats could negotiate from the Republican position – to less tax cuts – instead of the Republicans negotiating from the Democrat position of more tax hikes.

Instead, too many Republicans surrendered.

Too many Republicans surrendered principles, practical politics, media position, the narrative, respect and the moral high ground.

The most immoral aspect of this surrender is this:  the fact that it mattered to average Americans.  The fact that a single vote of the Congress can change the economy is immoral.  The fact that the Federal Government’s taxing power is so great that average Americans have to care what the vote is – is immoral.

The moral wrong is that much power is held by so few over so many about such important things in Americans’ personal property, life, and liberty.

Republicans, it’s time to stop surrendering.

 

 

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  1. I agree. I wrote today on the attacks being made on our Constitution by Seidman. Thanks for the article!

  2. Jim: Pardon my anger, I sense you may have some too (frustration at least), but in my case it is now anger. I fear you may be part of the problem.
    Look Jim, they won’t stop surrendering. They won’t. Just watch. Don’t you get it?
    They always cave, ALWAYS! Back when Newt caved in the 90’s to Boehner/McConnell caving today. That is why I finally have reached the point where I can no longer support them. They now say they will fight to not raise the debt ceiling. (Heard that before?) That is what they said last summer and they did it anyway. They will raise it again in 2013. Just watch. Boehner has moved against the conservatives in the party and stripped them of their committee positions. He is doing exactly what the Democrats want. Jim, don’t be a “useful idiot” of the left. These guys are NOT ON OUR SIDE.
    When I first voted in 1972, I didn’t want to be a Democrat as I disagreed with them on the economy, culture and the WW III. I wasn’t happy with Nixon, who was no conservative, but at least the Republican party stood for the Constitution in contrast to the Democrats. So I have voted Republican ever since, as I am told a vote for a third party is a wasted vote and just results in Democrats being elected. So I hold my nose, vote for Dole, Bush, McCain, Romney and with the exception of Bush, the Democrats get elected anyway. And Bush was no conservative, so we really didn’t win there either. I am ashamed of my votes and won’t do it anymore. It doesn’t make sense to support the lessor of two evils when the “lessor” is just a wee bit less evil. We should be held accountable. Where is our honor?
    The Republican party today is basically similar to the Democrat party platform of 1972. They are just forty years behind them, but following them on their leftward march. If the Lord tarries, forty years from today the Republican platform of 2052 will look a lot like the Democratic platform of 2012. Support for wealth redistribution (whoops, they already support that) and supporting Muslims over Israelis, and sexual perversion and egalitarian gender confusion are the future of the Republican party. They too are leftists, just slower to make the move to the left. The ratchet clicks again. It never moves our direction. Can’t you see that? Anybody talking about changing DADT? Nope, Democrats won that and even Romney/Ryan said they now were good with perversion in the military. Any Republicans other than the senator from SC speak in support of candidate Akins in MO? Nope, even though no one can show anything he said that is “wrong” just not politically correct.
    The Republicans don’t get it that the main issue is culture, not economics. Look, I would prefer to be poor than decadent. The so called social issues are the MAIN ISSUES. The Republican and Democrat parties both advance decadence. It is the culture not the economy. Support liberty and righteousness and the economy will be taken care of as well . Just go after only the economy (the “money” solutions) and we lose it all.
    Look, this won’t be easy. I could never support the Libertarians as they are way off on the social issues, but good on Federalism and the economy. I also couldn’t support “democrat” Virgil Goode this year, but must admit the Constitution Party’s platform is spot on on almost everything. Why don’t we support the party that stands for what we stand for? They also are the largest third party. I could never support the Libertarians as they don’t get the culture, so that leaves us the lousy choices of continuing to support the Republicans in their leftward march just because they are marching left more slowly than the Democrats or take over the CP with some good candidates and work to take the country in a new direction.
    What do you think will work better or is there another choice that I am missing?

    The Republicans continue to play Charlie Brown on his back while Obama is Lucy laughing on the beach in Kailua. Now the Republicans and you ask us to support them as they beg Lucy to hold the football again. I can’t anymore. But go ahead, but watch, Charlie Brown will be on his back again by springtime.

  3. Thanks, PC.

    Thanks, too, DV. We don’t disagree. I am willing to help Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia this year. Third Party or not is much about timing to me. Ive been working since 09 to help Tea Party folks take over the GOP in Va with mixed results.

  4. I too will vote for Ken.
    I just don’t expect much from the Republicans in Washington anymore. They are Charlie Brown.

    Thanks for letting me vent. I didn’t mean to trash up your site.
    S/F,
    DV

  5. [...] It wasn’t the best of times, it was becoming worse.  Most of the Republicans in the Senate and over 50 in the House voted to increase the U.S. National Debt by $4 Trillion.  These Republicans surrendered.Republicans will argue that they kept taxes from being raised on 97% of Americans.  That’s the exact same argument that President Barry Soetero crows about.  Republicans restored the Bush Tax Cuts, except for Americans being paid over $400k.  So, they agreed to the principle of class warfare that Obama ran on.  Republicans abandoned the Republican principle of no new taxes – and no raising tax rates. (continued here) [...]


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