CONSERVATIVE LEADERS OFFER “FIGHTING WORDS” FOR REPUBLICAN LEADERS
|| By RICK MANNING || Conservative leaders recently unveiled a bold new blueprint for Congressional Republicans — who are in control of the entire legislative branch of government for the first time since 2006. Signed by numerous reputable organizations with decades of experience advancing conservative ideals, the document did not tread gingerly — nor should it have.
“The November election was a repudiation of President Obama’s dramatic expansion of government power both through legislative and executive actions,” its preamble noted. “The voters demanded that Congress stop this President’s fundamental transformation of America using every power at their disposal, restoring Constitutional balance of power, and ending the Executive Branch abuses against both the citizenry and the foundational concept that individual rights are derived from God, not government.”
Simply put, those are “fighting words” — and there is ample reason (and opportunity) for Republicans to use their congressional majority to fight the good fight. Across the country, Obama’s regulatory wave of fundamental transformation is targeting American innovation, incomes and individual liberty. And as our nation drowns deeper in debt, the president’s overreach only grows bolder and more dangerous.
The consequences are increasingly visible in the form of stagnant income levels, a record 92.9 million working age Americans not participating in the work force and an economy in which small businesses are dying faster than they can be created.
“The U.S. now ranks not first, not second, not third, but 12th among developed nations in terms of business startup activity. Countries such as Hungary, Denmark, Finland, New Zealand, Sweden, Israel and Italy all have higher startup rates than America does,” Gallup’s Jim Clifton noted this week.
Such conditions demand an aggressive Republican defense of conservative economic principles — not more accommodation of the Obama agenda.
Yet inexplicably, the first thing the GOP did after winning its majority was cave to Democrats on a pork-laden lame duck budget resolution. Rather than stand firm against Obamacare and executive amnesty — they punted. According to the authors of the conservative manifesto, GOP leaders “stuck a collective thumb in the eye of the voters by working with the White House to undercut that vote and become complicit in government’s expansion.”
The conservative leaders went on to say this 1,774-page, $1.1 trillion boondoggle “undercut the incoming majority’s ability to govern” and “delivered to Obama and crony capitalists what they wanted.” Which of course was the certification of executive amnesty and another year of full funding for Obamacare.
Republican voters have made it abundantly clear they are dissatisfied with the appeasement of Obama …
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Rick Manning is president of Americans for Limited Government. This piece (reprinted with permission) originally appeared on NetRightDaily.com.
Sorry…but exactly how much appeasement has the GOP given the President?
That’s like Spurrier promising the Gamecocks will stop winning national championships.
LOL. It’s like a Nazi prison guard saying he needs to stop being so soft on the prisoners.
Liberals in SC are funny. Whining on fourth rate blogs is all you have b
oh, the irony….
Good lord, you’re fuckin’ kidding me right? Appeasement? What world does this clown live in?
The GOP could shut down the government for the rest of Obama’s term and these losers would still cry “appeasement.”
Patriots should never appease the enemy. Foreign or domestic. Good article by Manning.
Are you accusing me of being unpatriotic because I voted for Obama…twice?
yes..but not a traitor
Excellent…so anyone who isn’t a “Reel ‘Murican” because they disagree or voted differently than you is unpatriotic?
Gestapo? Me? Fuher Obama paying u?
Young padowan troll….work on your technique you must.
Flip/Sandi/pogo/etc. is the kind of person who would’ve gladly supported Japanese internment camps during WW2.
“Mooslims” are the new “Japs.”
The Hitler card….LOLOLOLOL the sign of a weak ass mind for sure. Hitler comparisons…LOLOLOLOL
You just nailed the littlest troll flips and his butt buddy Grandasshat entire persona in one sentence.
Sad, isn’t it? I haven’t taken a poll but I’m pretty sure that people are sick of the lunatic fringe holding the rest of us hostage (see: lack of will to shutdown govt in Dec). A few of the ideas Obama floated actually make sense. Congress rejects them at their own peril.
Quit electing them. But then again, what would you have to bitch about?
Quit electing them.
Easier said than done, unfortunately. I’m doing my part, didn’t vote for Wilson or Graham.
These Libertarians are really out there man, but they get the best weed.
The GOP gained control because the Dems ran away from the President and many Dems didn’t want to vote for GOP lite. 2016 will be a huge correction and Manning is ignorant. Bless his heart.
LMAO!!! Been going on for 6 years. Republicans have gained 75 house seats, 11 senate seats, 9 governorships and over 1500 pick-ups of seats in state legislatures (they control 69 of 98 ‘chambers’ in state legislatures).
America knows Obama is an enemy of the this country and that the Democrat Party has become his enabler as he try’s to burn the ‘house’ down.
What is left of em-Dems.
You’re both partly right. The GOP undoubtedly has a stranglehold on many governor’s mansions, state legislatures and federal house and senate seats. That’s not likely to change in 2016.
However, the key office at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (not 1400 as the esteemed lady from Alaska would have you believe) is almost certainly beyond the GOP’s grasp in 2016 and if they elect the likes of Paul, Cruz, Trump, Perry, Carson…or even Bush or Romney they will lose badly.
‘However, the key office at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (not 1400 as the esteemed lady from Alaska would have you believe)’
Obama was going to visit ’57 states’? Has he done that yet?
2016 will be a very CLOSE race (51%-49%) for the White House.
Democrats will cheat and get their vote out…Republicans need to ‘WIN’ hearts and get their vote out.
Obama took a whupping over that comment don’t you worry. Funny thing is that Cruz is getting a pass on being a proved foreigner born in a socialist country and Obama got grilled for being born in the US…but that’s another argument.
It’s hard to speculate now about 2016 given we don’t even know the full spectrum of who the hell is actually running from either party but the Dems will win. It’s not the % you need to worry about as you may be close in your estimate. It’s the electoral votes and the Dems have a lock on that.
Not true. Actually the Republicans might LOSE the popular vote with the voter fraud however are in a GREAT position in the ‘electoral’ vote in 2016:
Republicans control 68 of the 98 partisan state legislative chambers. (Nebraska’s unicameral legislature is chosen in nonpartisan elections.) In 23 states, with 251 electoral votes, Republicans control the governor’s office and the legislature. (Democrats have such control in only seven states.) Republicans have their most state legislative seats since the 1920s.
Those are “local” offices. Not the white house. Trend lines easily point to a Dem victory in 2016. Obama crushed it last go around in case you forgot. Ohio, Florida, Calif, NY, Colo. Virginia all went blue. In fact, he was declared the winner before polls even closed in the Western states. Whenever I feel sad, I watch the youtube clip of Karl Rove getting butthurt on Fox News’ Election night coverage. Great pick me up.
its called gerrymandering. Look it up.
Ok blog dumbass…please explain to me how you ‘gerrymander’ a national senate seat or governorship?
Are you that fucking stupid, Smirks jr.?
You won governorships and senate seats in Red states dumbo. Get back to me after Debbie Wassermann-Shultz sends Rubio packing in 2016 in FL, and Toomey get’s defeated in PA. If the Senate races looked the worst for the Dems in a decade in 2014, they actually look far worse for the GOP in 2016. Predicition – President Hillary Clinton takes office with a Dem Senate and the GOP narrowly holding the House. And in a number of those states where the GOP has the governor’s house (like NJ, FL) – those will flip too in 2017 and 2018.
LMAO!!!!Not a clue Rocky, you have NOT a clue.
Flip – let me educate you. As the electoral college stands at the end of the last election – the GOP had a hold on 180 of them. That’s 90 short. Even if Jebby runs and gets Florida, he still has to pick up another 63. An currently he polls behind Hillary even in FL. Where’s the others. Even if he could win Ohio, Iowa and VA, it would not be enough. Short of a huge turn of events to swing MI and PA and IL – it just can’t happen. The numbers – they just ain’t there. Sorry to pee on your coffee today.
Obama took a whupping over that comment don’t you worry.
Not enough of one for him to lose either of his elections, though. :D
That’s “Democratic Party”. Is it that hard to get it right? It’s just plain ignorant to misspell with spell check at your fingertips.
Thanks ‘johnqueer’.I notice you didn’t comment on the substance of my comment. Typical Dimocrat.
Gotta love the brainless Limbaugh disciples.
The GOP gained control because they always perform well in midterms. Dems just don’t show up to the polls.
Did anyone click on the link to their demands? They are still bitching about DOMA of all things. Bengahzi, Fast and Furious etc. – every right wing loon conspiracy that has gotten press in the last 6 years. Oh and nothing but arresting Obama for treason and booting out all illegals in the country will satisfy them.
“Oh and nothing but arresting Obama for treason and booting out all illegals in the country will satisfy them.”
What is wrong with that?
You aren’t with them?
Watching a bunch of liberals come on to defend the center based GOP, claiming there’s been no appeasement despite the ACA et al, tells me everything I need to know about the current political environment.
No republicans voted for the ACA. In fact, the House voted like over 40 times to repeal it. They’ve relentlessly sued and refused to implement it in many states…including yours truly.
They even shut down the government to try and kill it.
Is that appeasement?
Here is McCain on the topic:
“Because I have an open and honest disagreement with the process of not
agreeing to move forward with legislation which I agree with, which was
passed through the House of Representatives, and comparing it to those
who appeased, who were the appeasers, as Sen. Cruz described them, is an
inappropriate place for debate on the floor of the United States
I’m no McCain apologist. I used to be back when he was a real maverick but 2008 showed just who he was.
Still, I give McCain props. Cruz is a pompous douche and if you avail yourself to resources close to the beltway, his name (Cruz that is) is mud within the GOP. Senators from his own party are no longer afraid to rebuke him publicly and give him the odd smack down. That’s b/c the Tealiban got smoked in the last election vs. the “establishment” guys so they’re not afraid anymore.
oh yeah… they’ve been bending over backwards to help the muslim turn the country into a communist, anti-american nazi concentration camp.
Well Ricky – better get ready. There’s a lot more appeasin’ a coming. First up, Homeland Security budget – passed in full. After that Amnesty. Oh yeah – watch Obama get everything he wants. He’ll have to miss a three-point shot just to make the GOPPERS not feel too bad. Thanks Johnny.
Appeasement? It doesn’t look to me like Obama is looking for conservatives approval. It looks to me like he is in charge and telling repukes where to shove it if they don’t like it. Lol, don’t you just love it when Obama hands republicans their ass on a platter? Republicans rail against Obama while saying our economy is being destroyed by his policies yet the numbers say otherwise. In 2 years the question for repukes is going to be why they opposed Obama at every step of the recovery. Why they voted against veterans bills, why they opposed help for the middle class and why they have avowed racists in their party leadership. I would say the GOP’s days are numbered. Let your freak flag fly repukes! It will be a joy watching your demise!
What an asshat. Is this Grand idiots father?
“The U.S. now ranks not first, not second, not third, but 12th among developed nations in terms of business startup activity. Countries such as Hungary, Denmark, Finland, New Zealand, Sweden, Israel and Italy all have higher startup rates than America does.”
I’d hesitate to use these countries as examples of how great unfettered markets are as opposed to the ‘Obama Socialist Republic’ the author is complaining about.
Denmark has a large welfare state, a high level of public expenditure and a universal social system (including health care), financed by taxes and not by social contributions.
70% of workers in Finland are unionized.
Sweden has one of the most highly developed welfare states in the world. According to a 2012 OECD report, the country had the second-highest public social spending as a percentage of its GDP after France (27.3% and 28.4%, respectively), and the third-highest total (public and private) social spending at 30.2% of its GDP, after France and Belgium (31.3% and 31.0%, respectively).
Italy’s national health service pays all family doctors, assigns doctors to patients and pays the total cost of all surgeries and hospitalization.
Maybe if ‘Murica makes things a little easier for workers instead of vulture capitalists, we can catch up to Scandanavia!