I’m late! I’m late! For a very import…
Oh, wait, wrong theme.
Today’s theme is not from Lewis Carol. Hollywood, or rather, the TV networks, is defiling Lewis Carol’s work with a dark, trashy TV series based on his book. It seems that everything coming from liberal Hollywood and their media sycophants is trash. Now, they’re trashing Alice in Wonderland—another TV series Mrs. Crucis and I won’t be watching.
But, getting to today’s topic, Boehner is in a spot of trouble. His sell-out of conservatives has backfired. He was about to schedule a vote on a GOP establishment plant that surrendered all to Reid and Obama, until it hit a stumbling-block. The House conservatives rebelled. Boehner didn’t have the votes.
Now, Boehner’s plan B is to adopt the democrat Senate plan, one endorsed by Mitch McConnell, and pass that in the House leveraging democrat votes. Let me restate that. Boehner, a supposed GOP congressman, will depend on House democrats to vote for a democrat plan from the Senate over the objections of House GOP members.
Why is Boehner still Speaker? He certainly isn’t a republican. If you follow the rule of: If it talks like a democrat, acts like a democrat, votes like a democrat, it must be a democrat regardless of which party he’s a supposed member.
Erick Erickson, writing in Red State, had this to say.
Bridge Burning and Bridge Building
By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | October 16th, 2013 at 04:30 AM
House Republicans have signaled they are giving up.
They’ll merge their ideas with Mitch McConnell’s ideas. The result will be a funded government, raised debt ceiling, and nothing done with Obamacare.
Throughout this fight, Harry Reid has outsmarted Mitch McConnell. Repeatedly, Reid used the Senate’s rules to toss aside numerous proposals from the House while McConnell looked on not knowing how to fight back.
Reid knows how to beat McConnell. If Reid fights hard, McConnell backs down and tries to blame others. McConnell’s lieutenants attack Ted Cruz so “the Leader” can deflect from his own legislative impotence. And he continually is one step behind Reid in his knowledge of how to use the Senate’s complicated rules to win a fight.
You will see no defunding of Obamacare because Republicans are giving up.
You will see no delaying of the individual mandate, even though the Obama Administration cannot fix the website. Republicans have given up this.
You will not even see Republicans hold the line on ensuring Obamacare go into effect as designed by forcing the end to all exceptions, exemptions, and delays granted by the President without congressional consent.
No, the GOP intends to fully fund Obamacare and let Barack Obama have all the power to exempt his friends and delay portions for patrons of his campaign.
So I intend to fully fund Heritage Action for America and the Senate Conservatives Fund. The latest Pew poll shows that more Americans want their own member of Congress thrown out of office than at any time in recent memory.
We only need a few good small businessmen and women to stand up and challenge these Republicans who are caving. If they refuse to fight for us, we must fight them. It is the only way we will finally be able to fight against Obamacare.
I am tired of funding Republicans who campaign against Obamacare then refuse to fight. It’s time to find a new batch of Republicans to actually practice what the current crop preaches.
The irony in all of this is that Obamacare’s individual mandate is going to be delayed. Just wait. Liberals are already whispering that it has to happen. They can’t get the computers up and running. People aren’t signing up. They whole process is broken.
But they also do not want to cave in to the GOP. So they will wait.
Barack Obama will wait for the GOP to surrender, then he will issue the delay himself, just like he did with the employer mandate.
Any bridges remaining between Barack Obama and the GOP will start burning. Any remaining good will goes away.
And conservatives will use this all as a millstone around the necks of those who caved. The GOP will vote to fund Obamacare. The GOP will not fight to delay Obamacare.
But then the President will do it. So what good is the GOP? It is time to fight this out in primaries in 2014. Given just how poorly Crossroads performed in 2012, I like our odds with Heritage Action, Senate Conservatives Fund, Madison Project, Club for Growth, FreedomWorks, For America, and others.
Basically, what Erickson is calling for is defunding the GOP establishment. Heritage Action is getting credit for blocking Boehner’s vote last night—along with conservative House members. The time has arrived for the ‘Pub congressmen to stand up and declare themselves. “We are conservative and we support defunding Obamacare, reducing actual spending, not just reducing the amount of spending increase, we support down-sizing government and eliminating departments and agencies that are doing actual harm to the country.
The rest of the GOP should just admit, like McCain and Graham, that they’re democrats and come out of the closet.
The GOP establishment is about to burn it’s last bridge with their core across the nation. Let them and be done with it. We’ll know whom to support and whom to primary out of office.