First things . . . Richard Falknor on 12 Dec 2014
“By repeatedly passing bills that contradict the identity of Republican voters and of the majority of Republican elected representatives, the Republican leadership has made political orphans of millions of Americans.” — Angelo Codevilla in Forbes
Last evening the Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner put flesh and blood on the phrase “bi-partisan ruling class.”
He did so by openly working with a skilled revolutionary who is president of the United States to secure House passage of a massive appropriations bill called the Cromnibus.
The measure gives the president’s regime money to pursue its transformative goals for our society through next September 30.
The most salient of these goals is — by lawless executive action — regularizing millions of illegal aliens and likely putting them on a path to citizenship.
This is a means of diluting our votes with those of the new citizens whom president Obama anticipates — putative new voters who already expect big government and are little used to liberty and civic order.
But the administration will also use the money approved by the House yesterday to advance the president’s many other objectives, among them:
Obamacare will sink its roots further.
Federal agencies will — through administrative schemes–
- tell local police departments how to do their business,
- tell local schools whom they may punish by ethnicity,
- tell local zoning authorities how to exercise their powers for “fairness” in housing,
while seeking ways to curtail energy production and thus prosperity through “environmental” regulation.
Not least important, monies are made available for wars in the Middle East, whose objectives and means and metrics of victory have never been debated by the Congress.
For this president has established a reputation for injuring our allies and rewarding our enemies.
And the new 114th Congress will — thanks to Mr. Boehner and his circle — have no means of checking any of this administration’s missteps and overreaches — save for impeaching the president or his lieutenants.
So what is to be done?
First, recognize that the Beltway Republicans — those who speak for the GOP Congressional leadership and who try to shape the path to the 2016 GOP presidential nomination and who reflect the views of very large donors — simply do not share our conservative values.
Indeed, they disdain them.
Moreover, the Beltway Republicans have too effectively carried out their plans to purge conservative candidates from the GOP and to bar conservatives from leadership positions in the House and likely soon in the Senate.
In terms of policy, the Beltway Republicans are the megaphone of the “cheap labor” interests behind Mr. Boehner’s love for amnesty.
Also recognize that many in the House Republican Conference fear Mr. Boehner and his system more than their constituents.
Many House GOP members, moreover, simply do not see their first task as protecting Americans against a revolutionary regime — they don’t even grasp the extent of what we all face from the Obama Administration.
After yesterday’s votes, we must carefully verify before trusting any House Republican who did not vote here against the Rule on the Cromnibus. A few more “no” votes at that point would have forced major revisions.
But honor the 16 House Republicans here who did vote against the Rule which passed only 214-212.
Of the 67 Republicans who voted against the Cromnibus itself, four were from Virginia; none from Maryland.
Nationally, states with four or more Republicans voting against the Cromnibus were Texas (14), Florida (5), South Carolina (5), Arizona (4), and Virginia (4), the last represented by the Old Dominion’s David Brat, Morgan Griffith, Robert Hurt, and Robert Wittman.
Second, give real thought to how effective national and state-level conservative organizations can get underway, soon.
Conservatives must organize–
- to cope with what John Boehner has bankrolled with our money;
- to have a strong voice in the 2016 presidential election;
- to aim at winning the next generation as well as the next few elections.
Stay tuned. We shall have more to say on this, and always welcome your own careful analyses.