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The Dawn Patrol Richard Falknor on 14 Sep 2016 08:19 pm

VA-10 Barbara Comstock Says She Gets Results. She Is Right. But Are They The Results We Want?


Last December 18, U.S. Representative Barbara Comstock (VA-10) voted for the Obama-enabling, giant FY 2016 omnibus appropriations bill.

On the eve of passage, Stephen Bannon and Julia Hahn gave us chapter and verse on this disaster– “Paul Ryan Betrays America: $1.1 Trillion, 2,000-Plus Page Omnibus Bill Funds ‘Fundamental Transformation of America’”

They wrote:

“Paul Ryan’s first major legislative achievement is a total and complete sell-out of the American people masquerading as an appropriations bill.”



On December 17, Daniel Horowitz made up a revealing list of “Paul Ryan’s 11 Christmas Gifts to Obama”

“At 1:34 on Wednesday morning, the party of Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan dropped their Christmas package off at the White House lawn
in the form of a 2,009-page omnibus spending bill and a 233-page tax subsidy bill.  The House plans to vote on the tax bill today and the spending bill tomorrow.  The enormity of this betrayal is breathtaking. At the same time, however, it perfectly illustrates why the American people are done with the Republican Party as currently constituted, as witnessed by the direction of the presidential primary.  Amazingly, many ‘D.C. conservatives’ are giving Paul Ryan a pass.”

On New Year’s Day, Blue Ridge Forum looked back at Republican performance on this budget bill: “The Omnibus: The Moral Failure of the House Conservatives — Did They Even Try To Derail The Omnibus Express?”

We wrote:

“But PowerLine’s Paul Mirengoff has a sharper perspective in his ‘GOP leadership caves on Gosar Amendment’–
“From the Politico article, it’s clear that Freedom Caucus members like that Ryan is giving them face time. This represents the triumph of vanity over principle. Ryan is playing these folks and they seem happy enough to be played. (Highlighting Forum’s)”

Back to the present. In the next few days, the House GOP leadership will have to decide on how to proceed on appropriations for FY 2017.

But what kind of continuing resolution? How long will it extend? What will the GOP leadership try to do with Obamatrade in the lame duck session right after the November 8 election?

What will the GOP leadership do this month to keep U.S. control of the Internet?

Paul Ryan loves Obamatrade, he is a champion for Big Immigration, and he doesn’t want the U.S. to screen out Muslims from those coming to our country as immigrants or refugees.


Mrs. Comstock’s voting record as a Republican U.S. Representative has not been reassuring.

Lest we forget —

Barbara Comstock has a Conservative Review score of “F” (21%)  and a NumbersUSA Immigration-Reduction Grade of “D” (30%).

Meanwhile the House GOP leadership is doubling down in their support for her. Simone Pathé brings us news of the “House GOP Super PAC Investing Record Sums in 15 Districts”
“Virginia’s 10th District: $1.5 million on TV and digital.”

So what more “results” will Barbara Comstock help the Speaker get?

  • Passage of Obamatrade?
  • Expanded “refugee” seeding of our cities and towns?
  • Ever faster replacement of high-tech US workers with cheaper foreign labor?
  • A reckless give-away of the Internet to foreign control?

Perhaps Mrs. Comstock should instead revisit Donald Trump’s plans to put America first.



(Picture via Wikipaedia)

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