PEOPLE OR POLITICIANS: WHO DO THE PALMETTO STATE’S “REPUBLICAN” CONGRESSMEN SUPPORT?
Ten months ago we wrote on a “gut check” vote for South Carolina’s so-called “conservative” U.S. House delegation. Specifically, we were calling on these “Republican” lawmakers to opposed the reelection of liberal U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner.
Did they do that? No.
Only one Palmetto State lawmaker – U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan of the third congressional district – had the courage/ ideological consistency to oppose Boehner’s renomination. The rest of the state’s GOP delegation – Trey Gowdy, Mick Mulvaney, Tom Rice, Mark Sanford and Joe Wilson – all supported him.
Yeah … even the chest-thumping “I’m the only true conservative in Washington” Sanford sold out on this vote (prior to invoking the Almighty).
How did Boehner govern after winning reelection? Well, “Republican” deception and hypocrisy on government spending continued, while the GOP caved on defunding Barack Obama‘s controversial illegal immigration edict. Oh, and Boehner (again with the support of Sanford and several other members of the South Carolina delegation) rammed through a crony capitalist global trade deal that takes direct aim on Palmetto State manufacturing and agriculture.
Ah … “Republicans.”
Joining Boehner in support of the bought-and-paid-for “Obamatrade” fiasco? Gowdy, Rice, Sanford and Wilson.
Yeah … “with friends like these …”
Now Boehner is on his way out, and the race to replace him has veered wildly off of the establishment script. Boehner’s liberal right-hand man – U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California – was seen as a lock to win the race, but he abruptly pulled out last week (amidst a saucy back story).
Now the “Republican” establishment is scrambling … hoping to draft liberal U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin for the post.
Ryan is unacceptable to true pro-freedom, pro-free market supporters for any number of reasons (including those laid out in this piece). Sadly, certain members of the South Carolina delegation are gushing about his qualifications.
Make no mistake: This is another gut-check vote.
In fact we’ve laid out the reasons why in another piece.
“The U.S. Congress cannot have yet another ‘meet the new boss, same as the old boss’ moment,” we wrote. “Either it radically reinvents itself and starts representing its citizens again, or the Republic dies.”
Key to this “radical reinvention?” A reassertion of Congress’ Article I powers aimed at protecting freedom and free markets from a tyrannical executive branch and complicit judiciary. One lawmaker – U.S. Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado – has made the case for this reinvention already.
“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.”
Indeed: And that’s what the U.S. Speaker’s race boils down to … choosing between a leader who will be loyal to the people or one who will keep them enslaved to the D.C. political class.
Not surprisingly, establishment media like The Wall Street Journal have branded anyone who opposes Ryan as “refuseniks.”
Bullsh*t. They are patriots.
And the stakes for which they are fighting for couldn’t possibly be higher.
The federal government is more than $18 trillion in debt thanks to bipartisan excess. 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 and dependency (even for immigrants) is sacrosanct. Our failed interventionist foreign policy has created a potent new enemy – one we’re engaging as we try to pick a fight with an old enemy (and take marching orders from those relying on our borrowed billions).
Meanwhile our government continues spying on its citizens (and storing their personal information) while it persecutes those who seek to stand for limited government.
Congress cannot put another establishment “Republican” in the Speaker’s chair. It cannot anoint another “old boss” to helm the sinking ship of state. To do so would be to (once again) spit in the face of the movement that gave the GOP its majority in the first place. More to the point, though, to do so would be to embrace the unsustainable, unconstitutional, un-American policymaking that’s pushing this country deeper underwater.
Accordingly, we urge every member of the South Carolina “Republican” delegation to reject Paul Ryan’s candidacy – and the candidacy of any GOP lawmaker who isn’t fully committed to freedom and free markets.
They’ve already sold us out once before … we can’t afford to have them sell us out again.
Ryan looks as though he’s trying desperately to fart or maybe even take a dump in that photo.
Gotcha photography. Pretty cheap and easy to do.
but you know when i see that gotcha photo in a headline, i know what is coming next, some bullshit slant, regardless of party
Trying to pop one for GT I think
Reminds me of a pic I kept of me when my sgt would fuck me for not shining my shoes.
By definition anyone capable of winnning a majority, is part of the establishment. Libertarians only support someone if they can’t possibly win.
Libertarians only elect Democrats.95% hate conservative Christians..
Nah. They only hate you and GT.
Boz, come wipe my ass and get off the computer.
BOZ!!! You woke up. Did the nursing home staff finally give you access to a computer? Bless your little heart.
Hating flip and GT is something we all do, though.
So what is your point? The Republican party has become the party of no compromises. So to be true to your beliefs there is only one course. Oppose anyone who is not a member of the Freedumb caucus.
Of course I am betting you want get one member of the Freedumb Caucus to give up his gubment check and gubment benefits while the gubment is shut down. They are mostly takers who could not get a regular job, so they went into politics so they would get a gubment check, gubment health care and gubment retirement. Like Sanford, Mulvaney, Duncan, Gowdy, etc.
Dickinson is easily top 5 in vocal ability when it comes to the metal genre.
lets see, sanford cheated on his wife, lied about leaving the state to see his girlfriend putting his family through his public humiliation and you still re elected him, now he is not keeping his promises to you, and you are surprised. you have got to be one stupid hick if this is news to you.
I don’t think he’s surprised at all. Just likes to keep pointing out what a fraud the guy is.
why did’nt he do an article on sc whites still support sandford?
Because it doesn’t generate clicks like a good ole, race baiting headline that brings out the usual nitwits, half-wits, dimwits and racist rednecks that routinely troll this shitty website.
Wow, a lying sack of shit with no morals was a lying sack of shit with no morals! How did I not see this coming!
Hurray!!! Let’s have a Constitutional Crisis!!!! GOP Congress approval rating currently stands at 12%. That’s for pussies. Let’s get ‘er down to 5%.
“Bullsh*t. They are patriots.”
Bullshit, they are deranged lunatics. However, I hope the GOP Conference elects one of them as Speaker, and the 25 House Members holding actual Republicans (as opposed to RINO Libertarians) and the nation hostage ram through their proposal, and either it is summarily rejected in The House, or repudiated by voters. The nation does *not* support the radical RINO Libertarian agenda, tin-foil hats and all.
The concept of a “gut check” presumes the existence of guts. Guts are the hen’s teeth of Capitol Hill.
We could have sent Jake. That was a gut what am a gut.
That would be the pro-freedom, pro free-market, unable to govern right wing radical extremist Freedom Caucus (Do they still eat Freedom Fries? Yes, but only if they were grown and purchased in free markets). How about doing a gut AND head check and try to remember why you were sent to Washington. Hint: it wasn’t to throw tantrums when you don’t get your way, put the US credit rating at risk, or be actors in political kabuki so you can get reelected. It wasn’t to stall any progress on anything so you can tell your constituents that “you’re fighting the Washington establishment to stop business as usual politics”. Even Reagan (remember him? I know for some he’s a RINO and you’re a true Republican) said he would take the 80% deal any time.
This is all getting difficult to follow. I am trying to ascertain what exactly a Republican is and i am failing. As best I can tell from the comments here, the people who vote Republican are an amalgamation of:
RINO Fiscal Liberals
RINO Social Liberals
Religious Conservatives who don’t believe Christ said help poor people and who think god rewards good people with money; and
Fiscal Conservatives who are not RINO Social Liberals
Did I miss anyone?
Full blown lunatics.
That would be the Freedom Caucus.
In times of National Crisis, we should be prepared to sacrifice our local preferences for the good of the Nation. I notice that the Speaker of the House need not be a Member, thus Nitwit Gingrich has offered his services.
We Can Do So Much Better!!
Draft Lillian McBride for GOP Speaker of the House!!
I can provide the Rail to Run Her Out of Town On.
Besides, with her gone, Mayor Shitwater looks so much better!
Gingrich is eligible to be Pope, too. He just has to take a vow of celibacy.
Trump spoke at a Liberal-Tarian-Moderate convention over the weekend.
He told them he loves the Tea Party…and he told Planned parenthood to GET FUCKED. The Liberal-Tarian-Moderates booed him…
FITS fin’ta get bent over and reamed by Trump…Any guesses on when FITS figures it out, and turns on Trump??/
Another “Gut Check” For South Carolina’s “Conservative” DC Delegation
Yo…Gowdy, Mulvaney, Rice, Sanford and
I-Lie-To-Conservatives-Joe Wilson—most definitely you, too
2016 IS coming—that long Tea Train IS rolling—and what you’ve
done to us—we WILL do to YOU !!!