Neither was it surprising, nor was it uncharacteristic of the current Congressional Republican leadership, yet, frankly I was incensed when I saw a www.TheHill.com article on Facebook Tuesday. That article, "McConnell: Defunding Planned Parenthood must wait for new president," indicates exactly what is wrong with majority party that cowers in Congress today.
My immediate response was to tweet the following:
Is this stupidity, ineptness, fecklessness, cowardice, ignorance or laziness? It has me just baffled. [The GOP has] 2/3s control of the government, then this! Outrageous!
Mere words cannot describe the sheer futility of the situation. However, it helps to explain the phenomenal rise in the popularity and polls of the egotistical showman and undocumented Democrat Donald Trump. Trump has tapped into the utter frustration of the people who had worked so hard to elect Republican majorities in the House and Senate in 2010 and 2014.
Cowardly Kowtowing Congress.
We had expected some fight from the GOP. Unfortunately, there has been little push back against the Presidents poisonous Progressive agenda. In fact, it seems that Mr. Boehner, the alleged ('and soon to be contested) Speaker of the House, and Mr. McConnell, the so-called Majority "Leader" are usually found on the Democrat side of the aisle contending against the more conservative elements of their own party on most major policy issues of concern to the majority of Americans (ObamaCare, Amnesty, Education, Spending, etc).
|Politico.com Photo of Two Obama Boys|
The Washington cartel of entrenched politicians and lobbyists who hold sway over them, the status quo, a tyrannical President and an out-of-bounds U.S. Supreme Court seem to be vying for power, control and are leading the (wrong)way. Everyone seems to be putting the Constitution aside and ignoring the laws of the land if it doesn't fit their political agenda despite what the people care about, not to mention trashing the well-established traditions and values that made America exceptional.
Is There a Solution?
A good dose of courage and backbone may be the recommended treatment for Executive Domination (E.D.) which plagues the party of Lincoln's leaders. If Boehner and McConnell can't or won't respond to treatment ordered, then they must step aside and allow others to do the job. Strong leadership is required to hold back the flood of disastrous plans, policies and spending of the current occupier of the White House and his accomplices in Congress and government agencies and offices.
The current GOP leadership has put party and the preservation of power solidly ahead of principle and what is good for all of America. This is why even someone like Trump has captured the imagination or pure disgust of a great block of the electorate. The GOP needs to stand like the Democrats did when they believed in the very flawed ObamaCare and even sacrificed their majority to gain this key pillar of their socialist agenda.
The GOP must resist at all costs allowing anymore federal funding for Planned Parenthood going into the new year starting in October. They need to resist the temptation to restore the Export-Import Bank. They need to resist SCOTUS' redefining of marriage. They need to resist with everything they have to thwart the Iran Nuclear Deal.
Why I No Longer Support the RNSC Candidates
Ironically, as I finished writing this blog tonight I received an email from the Republican National Senatorial Committee (RNSC), which wrote in part, "According to our records, it has been over a year since you last made an online contribution to the NRSC supporting our Republican senators." They asked me to complete the following survey, which I did:
We’ve Missed You! You’ve been a strong grassroots Republican supporter in the past, and we’ve missed hearing from you.
Share your thoughts with us below to tell our Senate Republican team what we can do to earn your support again.
1. What is the primary reason you haven’t donated to the NRSC in over a year?
___I forgot to make a donation and would like to donate now
___I only donate to campaign organizations during election years
_X_ I'm dissatisfied with the direction Republican Party
___ I don't think the NRSC is doing a good job to strengthen the majority
___The NRSC contacts me too much
2. What could the NRSC do better to receive your continued support?
Urge John Boehner and Mitch McConnell to resign their positions and find people who will follow the Republican platform faithfully, who will provide leadership, and who will stand up to and resist the current occupier of the White House. I will only contribute to and support Senate Conservative Fund candidates and directly contribute and support true conservative candidates' campaigns.