The RINO leadership of the Congress just attended a luncheon at the White House along with the President and the Democrat leadership. Such functions occur in almost every administration over the cycle of elections. They are mostly symbolic and “visual” things for the public to see that everyone involved is interested in “working together” in the coming year. That was exactly my impression of this event—nothing of substance discussed—a photo op designed to sate the public. Now, I think I might be wrong on that call.
The current Republican leadership—Mitch McConnell and John Boehner—you know, the two who look like deer in the headlights when any questions are ask of a “conservative” nature—have been running their mouths this week, and the reply to all questions regarding what is coming seems to steer everything back to a focus on “getting an agreement” on spending for the remainder of this year and 2015. No matter what the subject—it’s about the spending. Now, at first that seemed odd to me, but then the more I thought about it, the more it became clear that these two are guaranteed to fall for every trick in the book the Democrats pull—and sometimes they fall for the same one twice.
This is the case on the talk of a large omnibus spending package and getting it in place. It makes me wonder who might have suggested that as a priority. Could it be the President and the outgoing Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid? I think it might! President Obama and Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid have been perfectly content to run the country without a budget as long as Obama has been in office. Surely they would be happy to remain running it on “continuing resolutions” if Democrats had held forth as the majority in the Senate, so why the rush on procuring this agreement? In light of the recent elections and what the shift of power and control means, the push quickly begins to make sense—if you are a Democrat.
I can almost hear Harry Reid suggesting that a good way to demonstrate the impact of the election to the public would be for those in Congress to “begin working together on something of significance” that they could agree on. Such a step would demonstrate to the public a “renewed” dedication to work together in the interest of the American people, and what better opportunity than to focus on hammering out a plan to cover immediate and short term financial needs thus avoiding a “government shutdown? I can see McConnell and Boehner’s eyes light up and their heads begin to bob up and down in agreement—they believe shutdowns are bad press for the Republicans.
Now, you might ask, why the hell would Harry Reid or Obama go along with such an idea at this point when they have stonewalled the process up to now only to blame the Republicans? Well, there are a number of good reasons but I’ll just throw out a couple of examples to whet your appetite for information. First and foremost, understand this: the Democrats are moving quickly into “damage control” mode by insulating what they have done (and what they call “progress”) from being undone by this new Republican control in the Congress. The danger of going into the 2015 year without the needed finances is potentially more damaging from the Democrat perspective. You see, ObamaCare kicks in full-throttle next year; that will require money to implement—lots of money. If the RINO’s block the incoming conservatives from any attempts at repealing ObamaCare—and they will—then the next most effective tool is to hold back on funding the program. The President does not want that, so the best way to avoid it is to get the funds up-front as opposed to trying to fight for them with the new Congress.
Next, the issue of amnesty and immigration reform is a concern for the same reason. Note that I did not mention border security as it is clear that the Democrats do not give a damn in that regard—the less secure, the better from their perspective. Here again, the urgency is to secure funds with this Congress rather than navigate those waters with a new one. This issue is quite pressing if the Democrats are going to utilize the impact of amnesty/immigration reform effectively in the 2016 election process and, believe me, they plan to do just that. The voter base will be diluted for ages to come in America.
So, how can this happen if they have not been able to agree up to this point? Because the “right cards” are out and showing on the table—both sides have a vested interest with a singular outcome. The RINO leadership of the Republican Party wants to quickly put something in front of the American voters to show that they can make government function as it should—a spending agreement would be a real feather in their caps. The Democrats need to shield their “progress” from financial starvation and thus are willing to make some spending “swaps” that have been off the table up till now in order to do so. In the end, what I am talking about here is “preserving the glory” for both sides with something that is “no good” for the American people. This is where we are in politics and government today--self-preservation of the elected ones at all costs.
So, if you are part of America’s conservative voter base, get ready to be sold out before this year is even over. Then as we get into the new congressional term and questions begin to arise as to why ObamaCare has not been repealed nor the funds withheld on “executive amnesty,” the easy answer for both parties will be that it was already in the plan that the parties approved last year, and we cannot do anything about it now, so let’s move on to other things.
We will soon find that the RINO leadership of the Republican Party is almost as good as Harry Reid in terms of stonewalling the American voter. Don’t get me wrong, the message from the 2014 election was clearly one for change but there are still too many rats left on the ship to change the attitude or direction. And if that is not enough, one only has to think about how much more damage Obama can add with Executive Orders over the next two years while the Republicans sit back in silence paralyzed by the race card. We may have voted for change in 2014, but good luck on getting anything of substance.
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