Sunday, November 1, 2015

How the GOP lost me at the national level.

I admit to a simplistic view of government.  What it is, is not what it's supposed to be.

I, for one, refuse to take the view that our laws are, instead, a series of suggestions to be ignored by all of those who believe they don't apply... either to them, or anyone else... including those who govern us.

We are, allegedly, a nation of laws.  It is supposed to be a major ingredient in the glue that helps to hold us together.

It's supposed to be... a matter of faith.

And my faith is waning... no thanks to the Republican Party.

Pull out a dollar bill (Or any denomination, really.)  The paper of that bill is, effectively, worthless.

What gives that piece of paper any value at all is the idea that we, as a nation, BELIEVE it has value.  What happens when that belief collapses?

Our nation continues, I believe, because there's enough of it left that people like me cling to this bright, shiny city on a hill with all of our strength.  But we cannot hold on forever.  And increasingly, we have no one to rally to... no group to believe in.

I look at the candidates running for president, for example.

Did any of them love this country enough to serve it in uniform in any capacity that ever put them at risk?

(Yes, I know that Graham is/was a JAG officer.  But somehow, I don't confuse his exploits with that, of say, Harmon Rabb of the JAG TV series.)

Only Graham bothered to serve in any capacity.  And that he was a lawyer is utterly meaningless when you need a warrior.

That was why I likely would have supported and voted for Jim Webb had he made it to the general election.  With the second highest award for combat heroism, the Distinguished Service Cross, we would have had a warrior president when we needed one... and I could care less what the letter after his name is... this isn't about a label... this is what we need to be right and wrong.

And we do need a warrior.  We are, after all, at war, and the current clown in the White House despises the military as the Army has to prepare for another 10 brigade cut that we cannot afford... but, By God, those Obamaphones are going to keep on in the cells.

But none are running.  (General Mattis, where are you when we need you?)

The politics of this country today are Neroesque.

We know what's wrong.  Anyone paying attention can see that militarily we are weakened by budget cuts, manpower reductions, social engineering and policies that should see the president slapped by the Marine Guard at the White House, instead of saluted.

We are growing trillions in debt.  The debt is unpayable.

The GOP is complicit in the border follies that have resulted in an illegal alien invasion that will take far longer to undo than it did to make it happen

With GOP acquiescence, we are being strangled by a medical system that those who govern us wouldn't be caught dead using.

Most recently, the GOP caved on the budget, fully funding everything the fringe-left wanted while, for example, our social security was raped again and those who bleed for us didn't get a cost of living increase.

These things aren't happening in a vacuum.  They are happening with the assistance and abetting of the GOP leadership of both the House and the Senate.

Even that simple idiot who just became Speaker showed HIS opposition to this budget bend-over that resulted in the most recent sell out by voting for it.


THAT'LL teach them.

Our police are being slaughtered and the GOP remains silent... just like the president.

And that's the thing.

"Just like the president" should not be the GOP watchwords.

But they sure seem to be, since they refuse to do what must be done to rein him in.

And I don't need to be a part of that RINO parade.

I won't be.

Those in office at almost every level, from the wannabes like my brother-in-law up to Congress could care less what us little people have to say.

Liz Pike is the last remaining hold out.  But from there on up, the rest of them aren't worth the powder to blow them to hell.

A party where integrity and honor mean nothing,  A party where the "Right" thing is far too often not what they do.

A party where leftist policies are inevitably never derailed, but instead, only temporarily delayed if not joined by those we put there to do something completely different.

Isn't it strange that those politicians I write about the most here have "R'" after their names?

Imagine.  If they just told the truth and kept their word, I'd have nothing to say about them.

Weber, Rivers, Vick, Boldt, Herrera and that ilk are the ones who've earned our scorn so unnecessarily... but earn it they have by lying to get elected or forgetting who they are once we're stupid enough to vote for them.

But scorn at the national level has been an equal partner in shoving me out.

Boehner/Ryan, McConnell, McMorris, Herrera...  they routinely sell us out and run away from a fight... the fights we need to have.

We were told in the run up to the last cycle that we had to hold our collective noses and vote for the RINO's because the "R's" would change everything if they controlled Congress.

Well, I'm hard pressed to figure out how things would be any different if Reid and Pelosi were still calling the shots.

To that end, I will not be voting for Republicans at any level merely because they have an "R" after their names.

Boldt supporters, for example, stupidly claim HE is a Republican... when his record of governance clearly shows he is not.

Blind obedience and support is not the answer.  And I will never vote that way again.

It didn't have to be this way.

These clowns could have told the truth.  They could have kept their word.  They could have actually tried to get rid of their job from the ballot (Weber) they could have at least voted to allow US to have the final say on the gas tax/tab fee instead of ignoring the campaign promise that helped her get elected (Rivers)  They could have actually shown up the first year and avoided the lie that they were on 6 committees (Vick) and they could have actually done something to kill off the CRC Scam at the federal level instead of leaving us to fend for ourselves (Herrera) and then voting more with Polosi then an actual Republican.

But nope.  Didn't happen.

At the federal level, they could have dismantled Obamacare and forced the president to end his open border policies that have resulted in so many murders, rapes, robberies and the like.

They could have put the military back together and re-purposed them into what they are supposed to be:a lean, mean, killing machine.

They could have ended the insanity of these social programs that are going to reduce our military capabilities, get us hurt and get us dead.

They could have cut spending and reversed the budget deficit.

In short, these RINO's have accomplished nothing that we sent them up there to do.

But no... we've been standing there much like a dear caught in the headlights.

And their abysmal, inexcusable failure?

That means I'm out.

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