Written By : Dave Blount — October 17, 2013
Vince Lombardi said it well: “Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser.”
In light of Republicans caving in to President Jarrett by voting to implement ObamaCare and raise the debt ceiling yet again despite a $17 trillion national debt that does not threaten but rather promises to destroy our nation, the good loser commentariat at National Review provides a gut-wrenching example:
At the last GOP conference meeting of the two-week government shutdown, no lawmakers went to the microphones to give their take. Instead, after Speaker John Boehner told Republicans they had “fought the good fight,” they all rose up to offer a standing ovation.
A standing ovation — for surrendering to socialism and bankruptcy.
To be fair Boehner is not the worst the dying Republican Party put on display during this debacle. That would be John McCain and the other backstabbing RINOS in the Senate. When they made it clear they would side with Obama, Boehner dabbed at his tears and then threw in the towel.
In addition to imposing the disaster of ObamaCare and allowing the debt to rocket even further toward national insolvency, the deal also threatens the constitutional structure of our government by taking the power of the purse away from Congress and placing it in the now unchecked Executive Branch. Reportedly, the deal effectively takes away the ability of Congress to nix inevitable future debt ceiling increases. Whether this is true doesn’t matter; it has already been proven that all Obama has to do is threaten to violate the Constitution by defaulting, and Congress will comply with his every demand.
With nothing to stop Obama’s Cloward-Piven spending spree, economic collapse is unavoidable. No wonder Chase is reportedly limiting cash withdraws and overseas money transfers. No wonder the Chinese responded to the Republican capitulation by downgrading the USA’s credit rating.
Republicans ran on a platform of saving us from ObamaCare. Now many of them have turned around to fund it. Each Republican who voted yea on this vote must be primaried. If they win their primaries, I strongly suggest voting third party in their elections. If we are to be ruled by Democrats, let them at least be honest enough to admit they are Democrats. Even a Harry Reid is better than a John McCain.
It’s not as if the Republicans who sold out their constituents, their party, and their country got nothing in return. Senate Minority Leader was paid off with a $3 billion earmark for a dam project in Kentucky. As for Boehner, funding is nearly quadrupled for a dam project in Ohio. Avoiding this sort of naked corruption is a strong argument for states funding their own damned projects.
There is now effectively no opposition party, yet the GOP continues to subsist, serving to stabilize the Democrat Party to which it is subservient by creating a phony sense of consensus to left-wing policies that only a small percentage of the American public supports (ObamaCare, bailouts, etc), and taking the blame from the media when things inevitably go wrong. It would have been far better for Republicans to resign en masse than to accept this role by agreeing to fund ObamaCare.
The Libertarian Party must be picking up quite a few new voters at the moribund and useless GOP’s expense.