December 8, 2015
Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan is planning to pass new legislation to bring hundreds of thousands of immigrant workers to the United States. We just got rid of John Boehner. We made enough noise that the GOP ousted him. The GOP then made a show of considering a conservative replacement for Boehner. It was only a show, folks. Aren’t we used to that by now? Well, we need not to have worried, because the so-called “Freedom Caucus” endorsed Ryan’s bid for the seat of Speaker. Of course, his win was by secret ballot. That way, constituents in conservative districts would be unable to see how their “conservative” GOP representative voted. Yet, we knew that Ryan was a progressive ally. Are we to believe that those who work with him and know him personally didn’t know how he would behave as Speaker? ( Hint: They knew.)
For backup, we’ve got Mitch McConnell running things for us in the senate. How do you like good ‘ol “I don’t want to talk about immigration” Mitch? Great guy, eh? Too bad he’s a progressive ally too. I’m sure he’ll go along with Ryan’s omnibus bill. It’s for sure the Democrats will go for it because, after all, as we’ve seen time and again, it’s in support of Obama’s agenda . The ruling class will be happy.
The GOP are every bit as responsible for the terrorist acts here as the Democrats are. Ryan won’t block the Syrian immigrants any more than he will help to secure our borders. But it’s not just Paul Ryan. Neither his predecessor nor the Bush Administration did anything either in spite of our urging. Now Rush Limbaugh reports that 72 employees of the Department of Homeland Security are on the “terrorist watch list”. Why must we hear that from Limbaugh? Why isn’t our Republican congress telling us that … and then doing something about it?
C’mon, Tea Party! Do you really believe at this point that the Republican Party is a place for us? If so, why? Where is the slightest evidence in legislative or executive action that they represent us in any meaningful way? The Drudge Report/Miami Herald reported yesterday that one of Jeb Bush’s main donors says he’ll vote for Hillary if Trump wins the nomination. Is that any surprise? That’s who these people are, the people who control the Republican Party. They are Hillary by a different name. Jeb Bush? Marco Rubio? John Kasich? Hillary? Except for the pictures and a gap in class, they are the same thing on the main issues.
Yet, look at the support for Trump…he’s blowing all the others out of the water! Do those Trump supporters care what the GOP thinks? Apparently not. So why belong to the GOP? Just because it’s there? Where’s that getting us? Hopefully Trump will win the White House, but do you think that the GOP controlled congress will work with him on any major changes? Forget it! Ditto Cruz, should he be victorious. Then you’ll see some real opposition – the kind of opposition that’s been totally missing for the past nearly seven years. And when Trump’s gone, without a new party, aren’t we right back to here, stuck with a bunch of self-absorbed losers shining us on while behind the scenes, out of view, various billionaires, corporations and lobbies, foreign and domestic, decide in our stead how we, the people, will be governed?
We all know, at some level, that we have a ruling political class which does not give a damn about us. I don’t just mean those of us at TPN who read and write here, but I mean about any American who is not a member of their club. They do not represent us and they are fighting to remain unrepresentative of us, evidenced by their repeated attempts to dislodge Trump’s candidacy. But that’s only a continuation of business as usual, remembering all the other conservative candidacies the Establishment has sunk in recent years.
If we want to save our country we have to get free of the GOP. And while we’ve got Donald Trump stirring things up, now is the time to do it. The Establishment trolls and those with no ideas will tell us we can’t replace the GOP, that we can’t be successful. Bull. Pure unadulterated, fear-mongering bull. They’ll rave on about “Articles X, Y and Z” or send us off to internet link “No Can Do”. They’ll try to diminish me personally for bringing this up and will do anything except argue factually for continuing support of the GOP. That’s because they can’t: there is no evidence to suggest that the GOP can turn the USA around or even wants to.
The reality is that we can do and accomplish whatever we put our minds and our energies into accomplishing – and at some level we all know that, too. Let’s do it! Here’s our idea for moving forward with a party which will not permit what we have seen come to pass in Washington. Help us out. Get involved. Help us organize in your state so we can begin to get people on the ballots around the nation who will represent you and me, who will work for common sense government. Help us get people on the ballot who won’t lie to us. Help us clean out that mess in congress and the White House and when we’ve got that underway and rolling, we’ll start on the bureaucracies. Let’s start to turn the tide and win the things we want. We won’t do it with the GOP. Let’s get this thing organized and not look back!