I had high hopes the 2010 midterm election would really result in the kind of change tea-party activists envisioned and worked so hard to secure.
It’s time to admit the system is still broken.
It’s time to admit representative government is just plain malfunctioning.
It’s time to admit the Democrats are only a part of the problem and Republicans are not necessarily the solution.
I know you don’t want to hear this message today.
After all, it’s late fall 2011. We’re in the midst of a presidential election year. For most freedom-loving Americans, they can’t wait to elect any and every Republican seeking office next year so we can get our country back on track.
But let’s look at the political record since Republicans took over the House of Representatives in January.
What did they accomplish? What did they do to stop Barack Obama’s efforts to bankrupt the country? How did they challenge him? How did they provide a clear vision of an alternative to socialism, debt as far as the eye can see, official corruption and the most aggressive social engineering agenda ever to come out of Washington?
I don’t see much of a track record of accomplishment by House Speaker John Boehner and his crew.
The predictable failure of the “stupor committee” is actually a welcome sight. It was Boehner’s surrender, capitulation and appeasement on the debt limit that set up this farce. Boehner wielded a nuclear political weapon with the debt limit and gave it away. It was unforgiveable. It was a disaster. But it was in the nature of Republican politics. Boehner never even considered the possibility of freezing the debt – which was completely in his power to do.
Instead, after complaining about how much Obama had spent and how he was wrecking the economy and saddling our great-grandchildren with debt, they authorized him to spend another $1.5 trillion we don’t have. What did Republicans get out of the deal? I’m still trying to figure it out.
Did Obama outsmart him?
No so much. My theory is that Republican leaders like Boehner are simply political co-dependents. They can’t help but enable their Democratic counterparts. They are two sides of the same coin. And that coin is losing its luster for me.
And where have the Republicans been as Obama exhibits some of the most egregious and outlandish and blatant forms of political corruption since Tammany Hall? Have they called him to account for Solyndra and the green energy scam that looted the Treasury and lined the pockets of his political cronies? Where are the demands for a special prosecutor? How can we be ready for a new election when we’re still learning how he stole the last one? How much more evidence do we need to see when his administration insisted that Solyndra hold off any layoff announcements until after Election Day last year?
I could list dozens of other Obama scandals enabled by the Republicans.
At some point, we have to acknowledge the GOP as complicit in these crimes.
Obama’s not that smart, and I don’t think Republicans are that dumb.
What’s going on here?
Are we really going to fare better in 2012 by electing a Republican to the presidency and winning GOP control of the Senate?
It’s time to demand more than talk from Republicans.
In election years, Republican politicians tickle our ears with talk to a return to limited government, eliminating entire departments of the federal bureaucracy, ending corruption. But do they mean it? Where’s the evidence? Where’s the track record?
Why aren’t they challenging Obama like they believe the very fate of our nation hangs in the balance?
And this from Nov 22, 2009; which the Party of Lincoln failed -miserably- to act on:
The Definition of Treason
Lately, it seems to me that many politicians and government officials have failed to read and understand the Constitution of the United States. In particular, Article III, Section 3 is being grossly violated.
Article III, Section 3 defines treason as the following:
“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.”
Recently some officials and politicians have made the most dangerous decision since the terrorist attacks of 9 September 2001. Specifically, the current Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, decided to send the perpetrators of 9/11 and of the attack on the U.S.S. Cole to New York City (just blocks from Ground Zero). The accused are best served by having military tribunals at a neutral site such as Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The Geneva Convention states that prisoners of war are only to be offered legal representation from their native countries at a military tribunal set at a neutral site, not at a civilian trial in one of the affected countries. However, the native countries from which the accused hail do not want to represent them. It is NOT the responsibility of the United States to represent them. Even if they were declared POWs, they cannot be represented by American attorneys. There is no way that a fair trial can be conducted on American soil anyway for the accused!
Also, several members of the current Administration is trying to send the detainees currently at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to prisons within the U.S. One of prisons that were considered was the federal penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth. This fort is 20 miles from my residence. I feel threatened by this foolish decision. This is a severe compromise in national security. I do not see how residents living near Fort Leavenworth, the prison at Thomson, IL, or the prison being considered in Colorado feel about terrorists being sent to their back yards.
These two decisions, in my opinion, constitute treason. Thus I feel that Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama be held accountable about these foolish actions.