Republicans should fire McConnell and Boehner

Republicans should fire McConnell and Boehner

Senate Republican boss Mitch McConnell and his House counterpart, John Boehner, have a clear strategy and a honed communications plan to undermine the opposition. Unfortunately, the two men believe that opposition is comprised of people who think the congressional GOP should actually do things. For that reason — and the opportunity that the feckless duo are poised to botch — their Republican peers in Congress should fire them.

Remember the last time Congress mattered? In the four years after the 1994 Republican landslide, a GOP-led Congress forced a Democratic president to accept welfare reform, tax cuts, and the first balanced budget since 1969. Can you think of a significant conservative legislative accomplishment from the Beltway GOP since that era? Neither can anyone else. Nor does anyone seriously think McConnell and Boehner are up to the task of challenging Obama successfully in the final two years of the Obama era — even if Republicans win control of both houses of Congress.

Time and again, McConnell and Boehner have failed to fight wisely or even fight at all.

They have lost every major budget fight with President Obama. At the end of 2012, Obama cited his reelection mandate and demanded a tax increase. Instead of pointing out that they too had a mandate from the reelection of a Republican House, Boehner and his colleagues caved in, allowing the highest income tax rates since the Jimmy Carter era: a whopping 39.6 percent (and higher still with taxes on investments). It was 28 percent when Ronald Reagan left office.

McConnell and Boehner also lost showdowns with Obama over subsequent budget and debt-limit deadlines, and funding for unpopular Obamacare enforcement. It wasn’t wrong for the Beltway GOP leadership to lament that Senator Ted Cruz shut down the government. It was wrong for them ever to accept the Democrats’ framing of the issue that way, and then to capitulate preemptively on future showdowns. Instead of even attempting to change the phony media dialogue or hold Democrats to account for never-ending tax-and-spend, McConnell declared: “There won’t be another government shutdown; you can count on that.” Thus did congressional Republicans hand away one of their few tools: Congress’s power of the purse.

Instead, Republicans could have pointed out that they were funding all of the government except for widely hated Obamacare, and Democrats led by Harry Reid and Obama were the ones who shut the government by insisting on new Obamacare spending.

But McConnell and Boehner keep their powder dry for other targets. When asked about conservative challengers to the country club wing of the GOP, McConnell vowed in March that “we are going to crush them everywhere.” Borrowing the liberal media’s favorite bogeymen, McConnell called the Tea Party “bullies” and said he “wants to punch them in the nose.” McConnell can sound like Dirty Harry, just as long as his enemies are Beltway-approved.

However, the 72-year-old senator strikes a different tone when he addresses non-Beltway audiences. His campaign has bought Google advertising so that a search for “McConnell tea party” brings up an ad titled “Mitch Defends Tea Party.” The campaign web site to which the ad links naturally mentions none of McConnell’s attacks on grassroots conservatives.

Indeed, like the rest of the GOP establishment, McConnell doesn’t hesitate to demand favors of the activists he scorns. Whenever questioned why the congressional GOP has accomplished so little, McConnell complains that he doesn’t have a Senate majority. He then routinely tells conservative activists to go get him one — including in his March speech at CPAC, in which he promised to fight “tooth and nail” for conservatives if they won him more power.

This is doubtful. Even with Republican control of the House and a filibuster-capable Senate minority, no major federal program has been shrunk other than the military. Obama is fond of saying he wants to cut government with a scalpel instead of hatchet. In fact, he hasn’t had to use either: when Obama leaves office, Uncle Sam will spend $1.3 trillion more annually than it did when Obama was elected, despite controlling the House for only the first two years of his administration. With today’s tax revenues, all the government would have to do is go back to its 2008 spending level and it would have a balanced budget. However, explaining these simple realities seems beyond the capacity of McConnell and Boehner.

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March 31st Is Here, Originally Last Day Of ObamaCare Open Enrollment: New Report Shows 50 Percent Simply Ignoring White House Mandate

March 31st Is Here, Originally Last Day Of ObamaCare Open Enrollment: New Report Shows 50 Percent Simply Ignoring White House Mandate

Guess what? Today is March 31st…the last day of open enrollment for ObamaCare. Oh wait, I forgot that the Regime issued another delay. After all 38 of them, it is getting a bit crazy trying to keep them all in mind. Of course, all of these changes are also quite possibly unconstitutional. After all, once a law has been passed, no one has the right to make unilateral changes in that law without actually going back and receiving legislative approval to do so. The White House and Obama have never done this, not even once during all of there 38 changes.

This ‘law of the land’ that is also supposed to be the legacy legislation of our amazing community organizer in chief is nothing more than an expensive toy. Since there has been extension after delay after exemption there really is no reason to sign up for the thing…unless you are pretty desperate to obtain some type of healthcare, even sub par coverage like this.

The White House, the president, and the media has been on an unprecedented public relations campaign designed to raise awareness of ObamaCare and get people to sign up, especially those in the critical 18-34 year-old demographic. The original goal of the Regime was to have 7 million enrolled by the end of March, which was also the end of the open enrollment period. Of course, they quickly backed away from this number after all the problems upon launch, settling on a goal of 6 million people.

A new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation has shown how poorly this campaign is going. They reveal that half of all people are choosing to remain uninsured. Furthermore, another 10 percent either don’t know about the mandate or simply refused to answer the question (presuming that it was still against the law to not buy insurance). In fact, nearly 60 percent of the uninsured are unaware of the sign-up deadline.

The interesting thing about all this is that the White House gave an entirely different reason for the delay in the end of open enrollment. Democratic Senator and Majority Leader Harry Reid stated that the delay was because people were not technically savvy enough to use the internet to sign up for ObamaCare. Of course, he never mentioned the fact that people can mail or call in their enrollment if they cannot figure out the internet site.

Even under the ideal projections made by the Congressional Budget Office there will still be something in the neighborhood of 30 million Americans without health insurance. So, once again, we are seeing that the Obama Regime is well behind on their enrollment projections.

Despite Obama going on every TV show he can find, the young people are not flocking to ObamaCare, either. It has been estimated that only 20 to 25 percent of those enrolled fall into the 18-34 year-old demographic. According to the numbers cited above, it looks as if they are not alone, with many people choosing not to sign up for this coverage.

What do YOU think? Is ObamaCare a ‘good product’ that is ‘working as promised,’ according to recent statements from Obama? Have you signed up for your plan yet? Or will you take advantage of one of the many exemptions offered by the White House?

Communist Party USA to Push Obama’s Agenda at Convention

Communist Party USA to Push Obama’s Agenda at Convention

The Communist Party USA is returning to the site of its founding. The group is scheduled to hold their annual conference in Obama’s hometown of Chicago on June 13 – 15, 2014. Though the party is now officially headquartered in New York City, its roots are in Chicago with the party being officially founded in 1919 and meeting as a group for the first time in 1984. It also retains a satellite office in the city of Chicago.

The Illinois Herald reports that the conference’s theme will be one synonymous with what the Democrat party preaches. That is to ‘put people before profit’ and ‘build a movement to transform America’.

The vision of the party is also in line with the Occupy Movement, which was supported by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and even President Barack Obama. In their announcement, they make a proclamation against ‘the 1%.”

‘The people of the United States face enormous challenges today, ‘We live in a capitalist system where 99% of people struggle every day to survive and the richest 1% control the vast majority of wealth and power. Capitalism cannot meet the needs of the vast majority.’ The notice goes on to take aim at three common adversaries of the working class including ‘the rich and powerful’, ‘the extreme right’, and ‘the Republican Party’.

The group echoes Obama’s determination to fundamentally transform America as they lay out the plan for the conference and the issues that they will address.

“The convention will be an important moment in helping build a transformative movement in our country. Such a movement will put the interests of the ninety-nine percent over the one percent and lay the basis of eliminating class, gender and racial inequality,” said CPUSA Chairman Sam Webb, “It’s an exciting time. The labor, civil rights, women’s, immigrant, youth, and LGBT movements are poised as perhaps never before to turn our great country around.”

The issues that the Communist Party USA will address at their conference read like a page from the progressive, Democrat agenda including minimum wage, fast food workers, voting rights, the environment, and immigrant rights.

The Democrat Party has long been accused of hiding their Marxist and Communist based ideology despite the use of Marxist terms such as ‘income inequality’ and Communist code words like ‘shared sacrifice’. However, unlike the Democrat party, the Communist Party USA embraces their Marxist roots and lays it out for everyone to see, even stating so in their Communist based Constitution.

With Marxism-Leninism guiding our actions, the Communist Party strives to build the broadest unity against global capitalist imperialism now headed by U.S. imperialism, for immediate gains and reforms that benefit working people, and for a progressive democratization of the government, the economy, and society of our country on the road to and after winning socialism.

In 2012, Democrat Danny Davis, who represents Illinois’ 7th Congressional District and was instrumental in Obama’s quick rise up the political ladder, accepted an award from the Communist Party USA for a ‘lifetime of inspiring leadership’. Obama previously said of Davis in 2004, “He is one of the greatest congressmen in the country because he shares our values.”

Will the man labeled by Obama as ‘one of the greatest congressmen in the country’ be on hand at the Communist Party USA conference in his home state of Chicago to accept another award?
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