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The US Congress Must Radically Reinvent Itself … Or Else

THE FUTURE OF THE REPUBLIC IS AT STAKE … || By FITSNEWS || There will soon be a change in leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives … but will it matter? Our government is more than $18 trillion in debt.  Entitlements are about to implode (sooner rather than later).  Ninety-four million…

THE FUTURE OF THE REPUBLIC IS AT STAKE …

|| By FITSNEWS || There will soon be a change in leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives … but will it matter?

Our government is more than $18 trillion in debt.  Entitlements are about to implode (sooner rather than later).  Ninety-four million working age Americans don’t have jobs.  Incomes are shrinking.  So is the middle class.  Our country’s borders are wide open.  Dependency (even for immigrants) is sacrosanct.

Abroad, our failed interventionist foreign policy has created a potent new enemy (while we’re busy trying to pick a fight with an old enemy).  All while taking marching orders from those who take our borrowed billions.

Oh, and meanwhile our government is spying on everybody (and storing our personal information) while persecuting those who seek to stand for limited government.

That includes (especially) those members of Congress who failed to toe former U.S. Speaker John Boehner‘s liberal line …

Anointed Speaker in 2011 thanks to a wave of Tea Party support, Boehner did nothing but roll over for Obama from day one.  The debt ceiling debate?  He caved.  The fiscal cliff?  He caved.  Obamacare defunding?  He caved.  Obama’s executive amnesty?  Again … he caved.

All while the bipartisan spending orgy continued unabated …

Backing Boehner to the hilt on these critical issues?  Fellow liberal “Republican” Kevin McCarthy, who is likely to be elected the next Speaker of the House (while Boehner goes off to make his millions as a Washington, D.C. lobbyist).

So … what anything change?

No.  Nothing will change.

Not as long as a majority of the “Republican” party is indistinguishable from their Democratic “opposition.”

Here’s a news flash for the GOP: You can’t call another party the “opposition” if you’re always voting with them.

According to the latest composite polling data from Real Clear Politics, 75.6 percent of the American people disapprove of the job Congress is doing compared to only 15.2 percent who approve.

And no, we’ve never met anyone in the 15.2 percent … have you?

There are no easy solutions to the problems outlined at the outset of this column.  But one solution is simple: Stop making things worse.  And the best way to do that?  For Congress to start acting like a Congress again – reasserting itself as an institution and once again providing checks and balances as prescribed by the Constitution.

U.S. Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado eloquently made this point two months ago.

“Decades of regulatory overreach and judicial activism have shattered the ‘three-legged stool’ upon which our Republic rests – sapping our innovation, curtailing our productivity, eroding our freedoms and giving rise to an increasingly unwieldy, unsustainable government,” Buck wrote.  “The beneficiaries? Government – and select special interests. The losers? American citizens, workers and consumers.”

He’s absolutely right.

Party labels no longer matter.  Nor do ideological labels.  Partisan wrangling no longer matters, either.  It’s all about who is being represented.

Is it you?  Or them.

And the way we will tell?   How they tax and spend.

The U.S. Congress cannot have yet another “meet the new boss, same as the old boss” moment.  Either it radically reinvents itself and starts representing its citizens again, or the Republic dies.

Simple as that …

 

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61 comments

Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 7:42 pm

And no, we’ve never met anyone in the 15.2 percent … have you?

Most of the political candidates FitsNews support? Ervin,Ravenel etc…

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Rocky Verdad September 29, 2015 at 7:47 pm

oops…I thought FitsNews was saying they had never met anybody that only drew around 15% support.Made me think of Ervin and T-Rav although I believe Ervin ended up <1%. Never heard of that before.

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Conservative values September 29, 2015 at 7:50 pm

Anyone who disagrees with Fits is now a “liberal”

But hey the boy still has,

“Conservative values!”

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stumpknocker September 29, 2015 at 8:11 pm

whats with all the purple text? looks like a tacky roadside flashing sign for an adult store

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can't we all just get along? September 29, 2015 at 8:15 pm

Only a pervert would say something like that.Why is it you socialists NEVER discuss the issues? Always just attacking others. Sad.

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stumpknocker September 29, 2015 at 8:30 pm

and your issue is?

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the brothel bro's! September 29, 2015 at 8:33 pm

That you and Limbaughsapisapkhunt show up together at night right on ‘Q”. :)

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stumpknocker September 29, 2015 at 8:35 pm

don’t be silly i work out of town more than 6 months a year, you right wing nut cases can make a conspiracy out of anything

SCBlues September 30, 2015 at 6:26 am

“don’t be silly i work out of town more than 6 months a year”
The key word in your statement is “work” – flip and GT have never had jobs and spend all day every day on this site spouting their nonsense – they do not understand that others have JOBS and do not live off of the taxpayers . . . .

SCBlues September 30, 2015 at 8:45 am

Also.I need a man.I am a lesbian but a switch hitter.Prefer a BIG man as my 9 abortions have made me as wide as the Chespeake Bay Tunnel.

stumpknocker September 30, 2015 at 8:48 am

so you are that crazy bitch who would not give marriage licenses to gay couples?

mamatiger92 September 30, 2015 at 8:55 am

Is this an example of one of those “original & informative” comments that I should aspire to, flip?

Limbaughsaphatkhunt September 29, 2015 at 8:23 pm

There’s more shit shoveled in this rubbish heap of an article than there is in Trump’s impacted colon.

Patently false story lines, disproven facts and the lulz of congress achieving anything.

I demand better….then I realize I’m reading Fits.

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Elkabong September 30, 2015 at 6:46 am

Who cares? The mouth breathers in this state will continue to reflexively vote for anything with an “R” next to the name on election day. They don’t care what they actual do…just that they “say” the right things and hate minorities.

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Ignorant, Backward Racists September 30, 2015 at 8:27 am

White cops are being shot down in the streets, after a Black-leader, and US president, condoned their murder.

Are you THAT Fucking Ignorant…and backward. You ARE the party of hate and racism, DUMBASS…

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mamatiger92 September 30, 2015 at 8:30 am

Certainly no hate on display in your daily drivel. Find an anger management class. Or, get laid.

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Norm September 30, 2015 at 8:37 am

I wanted to believe your being married 22 years story,Thought that was cool.

HOWEVER in my opinion you are too hateful to make ANY partner happy and obviously would drive someone insane with your repetitive drivel of bablbling idiocy.

mamatiger92 September 30, 2015 at 8:44 am

Oh, the sweet irony, flip. Oh, the irony.
Self awareness… look into it.

dr.pill September 30, 2015 at 8:48 am

See? Look at your reply to Norm-he was right.Unoriginal,repetitive and angry,You will never keep a partner happy being a dunce.

mamatiger92 September 30, 2015 at 8:51 am

I guess it would be more original to post the same expletive filled, nonsensical rants over & over again under different usernames.

no doze September 30, 2015 at 8:52 am

Try it.You are boring.

mamatiger92 September 30, 2015 at 8:54 am

Quite possibly. Still preferable to being a pathetic hypocrite.

benedict Obama September 30, 2015 at 9:03 am

Obama you mean? Putin just told Obama and the US to get their assets out of Syria!

stumpknocker September 30, 2015 at 8:46 am

really, leave the farm animals out of this, what did they do?

tiger loose in barnyard! September 30, 2015 at 8:51 am

LMAO!!! mamatiger92 demonstrated she was an expert on farm animals during the gay marriage debate on Fits! How did you know that?

Rocky Verdad September 30, 2015 at 9:47 am

Yeah, this is the guy who yesterday was threatening to run me over with a car. Hey Tango – let me have your address so I can provide it to the authorities with your written threats. LMAO!!!

Wasting your time September 30, 2015 at 10:17 am

“I demand better….then I realize I’m reading Fits.”

Did you then also realize you’re an idiot?

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New Day September 29, 2015 at 8:24 pm

Obstructionist Tea Party crazies need to go. Thankfully the GOP knows this and is taking measures to ditch those fools. Look for people like Nikki Haley to be the new face of the national GOP.

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ma richards aka PP September 29, 2015 at 9:17 pm

Appears to me the Democrats are trying to ditch the bitch and run with the fool! LMAO!!! You dumb asses are morons!

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Head buried up UR ass? September 29, 2015 at 9:20 pm

“Crazies” just Kicked your Fucking Obama-Dolt to the Curb, you ignorant Fuck…

Boehner is scheming w/ Obama, ignorant of the fact that will just make 2016 GOP wins BIGGER…

The people HATE you. You are the NAZIS of 2015. And we fin’ta Nuke yo’ ASS…

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Native Ink September 29, 2015 at 10:44 pm

It’s taken a while, but I’ve come to prefer the Tea Party people to Big Business stooges like Haley. At least the Tea Party has principles, and doesn’t whore out to whatever wealthy special interest is calling that month.

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Scaredy Pants September 29, 2015 at 8:25 pm

Potent new enemy?
Please don’t say its ISIS.
lol

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Pro-American Heroes Step Up September 29, 2015 at 9:17 pm

Bullshit. Firing Liberal-Tarian Boehner was a shot heard round the world. Just go to the right, like us Conservatives have been telling the, and we’ll fix this horrible mess Obama, and you ?democrats have made.

Follow the GOP Platform, and the people will support you in DROVES…Revers the destruction and Misery of Obama, and you’ll treated as big as WWII heroes..

you CAN be the NEXT GREAT Generation. Stand up and kick back Liberalism. Take out nation back, and we’ll CHEER like it’s V-Day all over again.

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Better start Damage Control September 29, 2015 at 9:48 pm

Rand Paul has OUTED himself as McConnell ass-kisser RINO, Moderate, Obama-sympathizer. Just like all Liberal-Tarians, their true colors, and their lies, find them out, in the end.
What you got to say for yourself FITS…and your hump-pony Rand? This REALLY makes you look like a liar. And makes you look bad.

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Native Ink September 29, 2015 at 10:42 pm

In other words, “The Republic is doomed unless you do exactly what I say…” YAWN.

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Quietus September 29, 2015 at 11:55 pm

I’d like to know who the magical 15.2% are. I know of no one be they conservative, liberal, libertarian, anarchist, statist, black, white, Hispanic, Gentile or Jew that approves of congress. Must be those clueless college kids on the videos who don’t know who the VP is, what state they live in, etc, but know all about the Kardashians and last nights episode of Big Bang Theory.

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fits asked wrong ? September 30, 2015 at 8:33 am

You are an idiot.The bigger question is who are the uneducated and moronic 45% that approve of the job the American hating,economy destroying,Jesus denying faux Christian ‘closet’ Muslim and enabler of this nations enemies, who occupies the wH?

My guess is Fits didn’t ask that question as he would have identified 90% of this blog.

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Nölff September 30, 2015 at 11:01 am

You need to smoke a joint.

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nitrat September 30, 2015 at 8:20 am

What is making the situation worse is the anti-American, anti-Constitution voters who elect anti-American, anti-Constitution panderers who won’t lead and explain to them that the Constitution exists ONLY because the Founding Fathers COMPROMISED on very important issues; and, that COMPROMISE was how the Founders intended for the Congress to operate and the nation to exist.
And, it worked until a few of Christian Libertarians – less than 60 in the US House and a handful in the Senate – got elected to the Congress and decided they would bully the majority into submission – tyranny of a minority is what we have now.
And, that minority needs to be slapped down the way the Senate slapped down the venal Ted Cruz this week.
At least, John Boehner was willing to work in a bipartisan way a few times – by simply dispensing with the Hastert Rule and letting the TRUE MAJORITY of the US House rule; MAJORITY RULE, WHAT A CONCEPT !! – to get to that TRUE MAJORITY at the times the anarchists would have led the US and world economies to total destruction.
Who knows if the next Speaker will have even that little bit of balls.
So, call yourself ‘principled’, call yourself ‘conservative’, but if you don’t believe in MAJORITY RULE, you really don’t believe in the Constitution or the United States of America at all.

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Saul nitrat Alinski! September 30, 2015 at 8:41 am

“What is making the situation worse is the anti-American, anti-Constitution voters who elect anti-American, anti-Constitution panderers”

LMAO!!! You just described Obama voters (I would have said Democrat voters however you socialists don’t win elections anymore).

American hating Democrats electing an American hating pResident that has shredded the Constitution!

Thank for your display of stupidity.

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Sic Semper Tyrannis September 30, 2015 at 9:55 am

When will you get it ? Obama had to be elected because of Dubya’s actions. Same in 2016, People who think like you won’t win. Have fun on your crappy day !

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traitor Obama September 30, 2015 at 10:07 am

Putin kicking Obama’s as today! Go Putin!

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nitrat September 30, 2015 at 10:28 am

The Republican US Congress refused to vote to take action against Syria when Assad crossed the red line re: use of chemical weapons…because like re-invading Iraq, they are too cowardly to go on the record with a vote.

So, if you GOPers want to invade, why did you wimp out when you had the chance?

kiss his ass Putin! September 30, 2015 at 10:32 am

Putin is a man.Obama is a Radical Islamic sympathizer trying to protect ISIS.Putin ain’t gonna let him do it anymore.

nitrat September 30, 2015 at 10:33 am

Fool.

drink vodka! September 30, 2015 at 10:36 am

Putin Putin Putin Putin!!!!!!Nice to see a commander in chief defend the homeland!

Sic Semper Tyrannis September 30, 2015 at 10:52 am

That’s how you do it !

Sic Semper Tyrannis September 30, 2015 at 10:55 am

Defending the homeland ?

the kenyan coward! September 30, 2015 at 10:59 am

Putin watched ISIS kick Obama’s ass with millions of refugees flooding countries all over the world-70% are male-many are terrorists.Putin taking charge!

nitrat September 30, 2015 at 10:07 am

Yeah, but what do you think of the concept of MAJORITY RULE?

Are you for it or against it?

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wake up America! September 30, 2015 at 10:12 am

Majority rule? What the fuck? The Democrat Party controlled senate had to change the rules to pass Obamacare which didn’t get ONE Republican vote!

Majority rule isn’t a problem with the Republican controlled house and senate.The problem are the illegal Executive Order’s Obama has used to bypass congress on healthcare,immigration,the EPA and Iran.

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nitrat September 30, 2015 at 10:21 am

Still cannot say if you are for or against majority rule.

And, majority rule IS the problem in the US House because Boehner would not let bill after bill come to a vote to see where a majority of ALL the representatives of ALL the people had a chance to vote yes or no.
In other words, if you aren’t represented by a member of the ‘freedom caucus’ minority, you had no representation in the US House since fucking 2011.
And, if you don’t like Obama’s executive actions, let votes happen. Virtually every executive action he has signed is because John Boehner would not let a vote of the House take place.
Is the ‘freedom caucus’ too stupid to know that or do they just love their fascist tyranny of the minority by their minority of the GOP.

take ur meds September 30, 2015 at 10:30 am

You are insane.Your premise is moronic.They had a vote on Obamacare-ZERO VOTES.Majority ruled.

nitrat September 30, 2015 at 10:31 am

Fucking coward.
Too gutless to say you want a dictatorship by a minority.

nitrat the dummy! September 30, 2015 at 10:34 am

You are a clown.You demand MAJORITY RULE.100% of the REPUBLICANS VOTED AGAINST OBAMACARE.Reid had to change the senate rules to pass it-that is MAJORITY RULE?

Are you just fucking stupid?!!!???

nitrat September 30, 2015 at 10:38 am

OMG. You are as ignorant as the day is long
Since when is 51+ votes in the senate NOT a majority

So fucking what if 100% of Republicans voted against the Heritage Plan/Romneycare/Obamacare when the half-black guy was for it? They were in the minority… dduuhhh.

nitrat the dummy! September 30, 2015 at 10:49 am

Oh. 51 votes in the senate is MAJORITY RULE but 218 + votes in the house is NOT MAJORITY RULE.

You are a fucking idiot and I just kicked your ass.Why you played the race card. I hope they fumigate the wH after that stinky Muslim and american hating POS leaves office.His wife even says he smells!

Michelle Obama says Barack has Body Odor – YouTube
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Dan ruck September 30, 2015 at 8:44 am

I’m delighted to note FITS is so upset. Things must be going better than I supposed.

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Edna Canter September 30, 2015 at 10:51 am

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Lone Ranger September 30, 2015 at 3:35 pm

The Republic “dies”…really?…not so fast knee-jerker–still time to get a brain
Congress never “reinvents itself” until WE DO IT with that long, long Tea Train !!!

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