Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Republican treachery running well ahead of schedule

House Speaker John Boehner and his sell-out GOP on Capitol Hill waste no time in breaking their word to you, the American voter. 

Less than 30 days after mid-term elections, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions is among those sounding the alarm over GOP leadership betrayal.

National Review notes documents are circulating on the Hill which would green light funding for Obama's executive amnesty overreach:
“The executive amnesty language is substantially weaker than the language the House adopted this summer, and does not reject the central tenets of the President’s plan: work permits, Social Security and Medicare to 5 million illegal immigrants — reducing wages, jobs and benefits for Americans,” Sessions said in the statement expressing his dissatisfaction with the results of a House Republican conference meeting today. 
In the meeting, “the lawmakers began coalescing around a two-part plan that would allow a symbolic vote to show their frustration with President Obama’s executive action on immigration, before funding the government ahead of a Dec. 11 deadline,” according to the New York Times.
Americans voted enough Republicans in to give the party real power to reign in Obama overreach, yet the cowardly GOP still wants to limit itself to stupid symbolism. There seems little besides raw cowardice behind this ploy.

Meanwhile, there's another element of this GOP insanity.

The GOP campaigned for your vote, so that it would have the clout to control fiscal spending.

But now Speaker Boehner and GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell may be open to passing an omnibus spending bill  this month, leaving Democrats' spending priorities in place.

From Gun Owners of America:
 So why would Boehner and McConnell, who trumpeted the benefits of a Republican Congress, seek to cede these decisions to Harry Reid? 
The answer is that, if all important legislation goes away until September, House conservatives will lose their ability to force Boehner to stand up to Obama -- in any context where it matters. 
But at this point, the war is waging -- and the outcome of the battle is up in the air.
Up in the air.

Okay, people, ball's in our court.

Are you writing Congress? Are you making phone calls?

Or do you sit by and nod off to sleep while disingenuous Republicans in Washington make a mockery of your vote last month?

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