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House “Conservatives” Ripped For Selling Out To GOP Establishment

WASHINGTON, D.C.’S “SPECTRUM SHIFT” CONTINUES … Politically speaking, there are three main reasons why the greatest country in human civilization now finds itself spiraling into the abyss … into what Ronald Reagan once called the “ash heap of history” (a line he borrowed from the communists, ironically). All the unsustainable spending, crony capitalism, excess…

WASHINGTON, D.C.’S “SPECTRUM SHIFT” CONTINUES …

Politically speaking, there are three main reasons why the greatest country in human civilization now finds itself spiraling into the abyss … into what Ronald Reagan once called the “ash heap of history” (a line he borrowed from the communists, ironically).

All the unsustainable spending, crony capitalism, excess bureaucracy/ regulation, incentivizing of dependency, open borders, ill-conceived global interventionism, domestic spying, entitlements – all of these things flow from three key ideological shifts.

First, “Republicans” in Washington, D.C. are no different than Democrats (and haven’t been for years).  In fact most GOP lawmakers in our nation’s capital are Democrats.  Second? “Conservatives” have become no different than “Republicans” – as evidenced by this week’s shameless sellout of the so-called “House Freedom Caucus.”

And third?  All three of these groups – Democrats, “Republicans” and “conservatives” – have been veering wildly leftward for decades.

As a result, the spectrum itself has shifted … for the worse.

Over the last fifteen years, things have gotten completely of hand.  On the day George W. Bush took the oath of office as America’s forty-third president, the national debt was $5.7 trillion.  Today it’s $18.4 trillion.

Has this massive explosion in all manner of big government been successful?

No … America’s economy, which grew at four percent or better from 1997-2000, hasn’t hit four percent since.  It hasn’t even hit three percent in a decade.  And it’s not just Bush, Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress bearing responsibility … former president Bill Clinton deserves some of that blame, too.

But today the blame belongs squarely on the shoulders of the so-called “conservatives.”

PAUL RYAN
PAUL RYAN

By caving to liberal establishment leader Paul Ryan – propped up by the special interests after liberal John Boehner resigned and liberal Kevin McCarthy had to abandon his bid – the “House Freedom Caucus” has lost any shred of credibility it once had.

“My previous paradigm for the House Freedom Caucus was ‘principled anti-Establishment Tea Party conservatives,'” Mickey Kaus, author of the website Kaus Files noted. “The new paradigm is ‘the House Freedom Caucus Is idiots.”

Conservative commentator Glenn Beck was livid.

“You told US to stand up and fight. We did. Now YOU sell us out too? Really?!?!” Beck wrote on his Facebook page. “The ‘fix’ the republic needs is Paul Ryan? The man who never met a bailout he didn’t like? A man who asked to be made king?”

“This feels like a betrayal of everything you told us you needed, wanted and asked for,” Beck added.

That’s because it is …

And not only did this group sell out – anonymously, at that (Freedom Caucus votes are not recorded) – but it did so without getting anything in return.

Seriously: This group caved to nothing … nothing except the threat of the establishment labeling them as outsiders.

Remind us again … what did “going along to get along” get these lawmakers the last time they laid down their arms?

More capitulation to Obama, that’s what …

“The whole thing by Ryan was a bluff – ‘If you don’t surrender and disarm, I won’t run and you will get the blame.’  What if they had called his bluff?” one veteran Beltway operative told us.  “They would be heroes.  There are other centrists who could have taken it and done an okay job and the House would have been open for real reform and decent policy.  Not now.”

Indeed … not now.

Now the “Republican” establishment got its man – meaning there will be no transformational moment in (nor radical reinvention of) the U.S. House of Representatives.  There will only be more of the same.

Paul Ryan isn’t Speaker yet.  He still has to be elected … and that vote will be conducted on the record, not cast in the shadows.

Based on his record, we are reiterating our call for every single member of the South Carolina delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives to vote against him.  We warned these “conservatives” back in January not to vote for a liberal leader, but (with one exception) they did it anyway – and the results have been disastrous.

They cannot cave again.  This is another gut check vote.

Are there any “conservatives” in Washington, D.C. with guts?

Or have they all become establishment whores …

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20 comments

tomstickler October 23, 2015 at 9:48 am

0 for 3 is a pretty poor performance. No difference between Republicans and Democrats? Most Republicans are Democrats? Republicans “veering wildly leftward for decades”? Please!

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Superfly October 23, 2015 at 9:59 am

You could have an argument, *if* the country was with you, agreed with your analysis, or even a significant portion of the country, and then summarily rejected it. The facts are, that 10% of the House of Representatives, is just that, 10%, and probably over-represents the Tin-Foil Hat movement across the country. It does put money in the pockets of those that promote that agenda however, as they’ve been crowded out of the broader marketplace. So kudos for scratching out a living promoting this crackpottery, though as a broad based political movement, it is a failure.

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jimlewisowb October 23, 2015 at 10:02 am

Terms such as a Conservative, a Liberal, a Libertarian, a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent are dated and no longer applicable in American politics

All of ’em, every last one of ’em are Fuckin’ Cockroaches

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check-mated? October 23, 2015 at 10:54 am

They are all corrupted or corruptible and very comfortable in the globalist milieu they operate in, and we have unwittingly funded. We lose our sovereignty but they perpetuate their position as our do-nothing “representatives” going through the motions with their empty rhetoric. A pre-programmed robot could do as much, cost much less, and have the same outcome- a placeholder in history, while the chess masters move their pawns.

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Tony October 23, 2015 at 11:22 am

Wonderful conclusion – so we finally go from the cold to the hot phase of the next civil war?

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flip October 23, 2015 at 10:09 am

None of you get it.Boehner wanted immigration reform.He had to go.Ryan says NO immigration reform.

Only ONE issue matters in 2016.Immigration.Trump has been able to tie it to the economy,trade,crime and foreign policy and the Republican Party will follow even if Trump is not the nominee.

Democrats can’t win in the future without Amnesty and a path to citizenship for illegals.

Conservative Republicans WON Will.Sorry you don’t get it.

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Rocky Verdad October 23, 2015 at 10:50 am

Ryan says to the cons no immigration reform. Wait until 2017, it will number one on the list of things to do.

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flip October 23, 2015 at 11:41 am

Oh.Ryan just said that he doesn’t see a path to citizenship for illegals for decades.

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winnie October 23, 2015 at 11:50 am

who cares we are “fact-free” now….

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Rocky Verdad October 23, 2015 at 11:53 am

And you believe him. That’s hilarious? Hey, you seein’ any of them Spanish speakers down in St. Augustine? Casa Maya man. It’s great.

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billC October 23, 2015 at 11:21 am

The “fact-free” drivel continues:

“In fact most GOP lawmakers in our nation’s capital are Democrats.” WRONG – most democrats are still working on fundamentally transforming the US – most Republicans oppose this – which is why the will end up in the “ash heap of history”.

“Conservatives” have become no different than “Republicans” – WRONG – most conservatives are right wing anarchists whose goal is to destroy the political system in the US – many Republicans still work “within the system” but just don’t have the vote to push their agenda further by democratic means – conservative anarchists are prepared to go beyond democratic means and I fear they will in the near future when they loose the next election to Hillary Clinton.

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Simple arithmetic October 23, 2015 at 11:49 am

“…most conservatives are right wing anarchists whose goal is to destroy the political system in the US…” Just plain wrong, inciting (not insightful), liberal spew. I don’t see George Will, Thomas Sowell, Charles Krauthammer, William Buckley, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, etc…, as anarchists at all. It is a question of failing demographics. The Democrats and Rhinos have created a welfare state where their dependents want their free stuff and those self-same politicians, want those dependents’ votes.

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west_rhino October 23, 2015 at 11:30 am

So was Lindsey in DC to vote on this one or out campaigning as Grahmnesty too sails with his ab(sent) Abstention?

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Jack October 23, 2015 at 11:37 am

Senators don’t get to vote for Speaker of the House.

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Lone Ranger October 23, 2015 at 2:15 pm

Oh Lord please cut us a slice of Back-Door-Deals-With-Obama-Ryan &
all of us will be
Brain-dead like the corrupt OTHER RINOs and Boehner Dims who have
corrupted D. C.
That’s right—loves ILLEGAL immigration and wants to give amnesty
to 30 million MORE
A slimy Michigan pretender who lies about being conservative—you know—like
Al Gore
Yes and…never met a TARP deal he wouldn’t vote for and loves no
child left behind
Wants to spend like Boehner and McConnell on crack just like he’s
lost his RINO mind !!!

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Cbb October 23, 2015 at 2:15 pm

Like I asked if “comsertives ” yesterday: Who did they want for speaker that, realistically, had a chance to be elected speaker? I suspect no one, because unless you you agree with some of these so called “comsertives ” in the media (and there is a conservative media)100% on everything, you are not a true conservative. No one will be rightward enough to satisfy these over inflated windbags and money grabbers.

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Lone Ranger October 23, 2015 at 2:21 pm

cbb said–hey it’s okay with me–let Obama put three generations 18 TRILLION in debt
Yep–he thinks it’s only those who “realistically have a chance” we should vote for yet
So cbb will be voting Dimwit (again) and even though he’s a liberal shot full of crap
He DOES want YOU to keep paying for his Section 8 and no doubt ALSO his SNAP !!!

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Cbb October 23, 2015 at 3:10 pm

No. I was pointing out that anyone that would be nominated and elected is going to automatically get criticized as not being pure enough for either the delusional and perpetually angry class. It is a trend that has been happening for a while within the Republican Party. ( These days, I doubt that Barry Goldwater would be conservative enough for some)

Your critique of my comment really had no relation to what I said. It did show, however, a distinct lack of original thought or any semblance of reason on your part. (You come across as a poor Rush wanna be.) With respect to your supposition on my political leanings and economic status; I am a registered Independant with an advanced science degree working in the field I trained for. I will always use my brain to vote the person and not the party. With that being said, I don’t mind conservatives in general. Stupid conservatives, however, both in and out of government, become when regurgitating the same old tropes that they hear on talk radio.

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Lone Ranger October 25, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Cbb says…hey—vote like me—or otherwise he essentially will
ask you to kiss his…
Because in his pompous almost-wise intellectualism—cons are
a delusional, angry class
He’s STILL POed because Trump is gonna clean RINOs clocks—in 2016 he will see
He’s not intellectual or independent but the same Dimwit
hack we know as… C b b !!!

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Lone Ranger October 26, 2015 at 3:19 pm

Ummmm…Kemosabe…the only “high probability” is that SC’s gutless House RINOs (only Jeff Duncan excluded) will get a decapitation next year
Yo…I-Lie-To-Conservatives-Joe Wilson—PrMick Mulvaney—Play Gowdy—Tom Lice Price—Mark Pinocchio Sanford—NONE of you has a prayer !!!

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