I don’t care if you are a Democrat, Libertarian, Republican, Independent or something else if you are participating in the Political Gamesmanship that has been going on in Washington, DC for decades YOU ARE THE PROBLEM. The political cronyism, protecting of position and power of politicians has and is doing great harm to the Republic and many of our Founding Fathers and Framers of the Constitution felt that there would come a time when THE PEOPLE would have to once again take back their government. Has that time come? YES, but how we go about it is a matter of debate and deserves serious examination. NO, I am not a proponent or supporter of overthrowing the government through violence but I am a proponent of TAKING BACK CONTROL at the Polls and through peaceful and legal means. Can that be done? I don’t know because we have truly tried it yet. Let’s try it and see if it works.
In 1910 President Teddy Roosevelt gave a speech that is often quoted and he said, “It is not the critic who counts. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood.” One thing, in my mind, that is sorely lacking in the GOP is a coordinated ground game. The Republicans had over six (6) years to have a plan in place to both REPEAL and REPLACE Obamacare but as we can see, they had or have no strategy. WHY? I can only speculate but it seems that many of them did not believe they could win the White House or at least not until it was too late to RID AMERICA of this plague and disaster. They seemed to enjoy talking a good game and telling their constituents, “I voted against it or voted to repeal it” knowing it would not receive a presidential signature and therefore would remain in place. Did they want to keep it? Possibly, because as Rand Paul has argued correctly, it is not about health care but is a massive spending bill filled with entitlements. Politicians like pork, spending, and entitlements because those equate to money in their campaign coffers and personal bank accounts and translate into votes to get them reelected. The Constitution and the needs or desires of America are at the bottom of their priorities, so it seems. THE POLITICAL GAMESMANSHIP IS UNACCEPTABLE!
Many of us have shouted from the roof tops for a long time that the GOP needs to grow a spine and find the intestinal fortitude to DO THE RIGHT THING for America. Yet, year after year we find them operating as though they had no clear leadership, no game plan, no strategy, and participating in political gamesmanship to our hurt. The Democrats are also in disarray but have a unified front in opposing any conservative agenda and in advancing the “fundamental transformation” agenda of Barack Obama and the Leftist. They somehow are able to sell their snake oil to their constituents largely by fanning the flames of hatred toward Republicans and now Donald J. Trump and the Republicans. Their mantra is, “Republicans evil – Democrats good” and those who do not examine the facts or think for themselves parrot their rhetoric and talking points and vote, vote, vote keeping the liberals in power in various places. The Republicans could advance the promised agenda holding control of the House, Senate, and White House but are failing – THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE!
The rise of the Tea Party demonstrated that having a game plan and a strategy would result in success at the polls. The Republican Establishment and many rank-n-file members of that party seem to have missed the message and continue their individualism to the point of chaos, confusion, and political failure. That has translated, in the past, into a return of Democrat control and we just witnessed the damage that can be done in eight (8) short or long years. We have witnessed the productivity of a clear, well-articulated strategy in the past. The MSM salivates when there is any evidence of confusion or disagreement in the GOP but ignores the total chaos and failure of the Democrats. The question never seems to be, “What is best for America and Constitutional?” but “What is best for the politician?” THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE!
The 24/7/365 pursuit of destroying Donald J. Trump and anyone connected to him by the MSM, Democrats, and Republican Establishment is deeply troubling. If Washington were really concerned about corruption, collusion, fraud, illegalities, etc. we would have long ago had serious investigations into the Clinton Foundation, Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, the IRS, the VA, and many other entities within the federal bureaucracy. Special Counsel Robert Muller continues to expand his investigation into Trump and Trump associates far beyond the Russian interference in the 2016 elections but NOTHING of the sort concerning Hillary Clinton and Democrats. WHY? The team of lawyers he has assembled looks more like a Clinton Campaign committed than a bipartisan investigative team. THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE!
The Republicans are spineless in this and allowing the Democrats to control the process and advance their agenda. WHY? Some of them agree with the Democrat view – TRUMP MUST GO. There has not been one shred of evidence that would stand up in court that there was any collusion between Trump and the Russians or that anything the Russians did influence the outcome of the election. Even, Chuck Schumer expressed the real reason for the loss by the Democrats and it wasn’t Russia. He said, “When you lose to somebody who has 40% popularity, you don’t blame other things – Comey, Russia – you blame yourself.” Paul Ryan has, as any good swamp denizen and establishment elitist, declared that Robert Muller is anything but a Democratic partisan. Seriously, Mr. Ryan? Look at who he has hired and what he is doing? Is he investigating the criminal activity of Comey or Clinton? NO! I agree with the president when he asks, “Why aren’t there any Republican investigators and why is there no investigation into the crimes of Hillary Clinton?”
Mr. Ryan said it was not the Republicans in Washington’s job or responsibility to defend the president. Could I ask, “Did the Democrats spend eight (8) years defending and protecting Barack Obama?” Do wild bears live in the woods? Politics, in many respects, is a team sport and the Republicans need to stop the political gamesmanship and political posturing trying to protect their personal turf and FULFILL THEIR PROMISES TO THE VOTERS. Someone said, “2018 may well be the first time in history that a party controlling Congress lost an election because their own party base thought they were better off without them.” THAT WOULD BE A TOTAL DISASTER because it would place the DEMOCRATS BACK IN POWER. This may be the first time in my lifetime when there is the possibility of a viable third party to surface and challenge both the Democrats and Republicans. I, like millions, am angry over the Political Gamesmanship and Spinelessness of the GOP in DC.
I pray for America and am committed to working for a return to the status of Constitutionalism in the Republic. God, bless you and God bless America!