John R. Houk
© January 11, 2013
Joseph Farah of WND wrote an editorial correctly castigating Establishment Republicans. Farah informs us that Establishment Republicans would like to jettison the influence of the Tea Party Movement that has actually invigorated the GOP in the face of the Left Wing agenda of the Democratic Party now controlled by its radical Left.
Establishment Republicans appear to me to be the Crony Capitalists that have an affinity to the power brokers of Big Business coupled with the GOP friends of Big Business. This union of power that Establishment Republicans represent cares more about Crony Capitalist interests than the Conservative Principles of Less Government, Fair Taxation and Social Conservative Values. (Full disclosure: I am a Social Conservative of the Christian Right. Significant numbers of Tea Partiers are more concerned with Less Government and fiscal issues such as Taxation and Budget.) The Tea Party Movement roughly represents the Conservative Values I listed.
The Establishment Republicans are no friends of the Obama radical Leftist transformation of American government and society; however the GOP Establishment political goals are apparently to keep the status quo afloat even if it means compromise with Socialist concepts. The GOP Establishment is probably relying on cyclical politics believing the voting cycle will sway the GOP back into the majority in Congress. A GOP Congressional majority means the ability to undo any drastic Socialistic legislation that threatens Crony Capitalism. In the old give and take of status quo politics some Socialist principles gain a foothold as the give and take game between Dems and GOP Establishment continues the political tide of the ebb and flow.
The Tea Party Movement and the radical agenda of Obamunism is the monkey wrench that has the ability of screwing up the mechanization of status quo politics. The old status quo of Dem and Establishment Republicans will come to a termination in America’s future eventually. The real choice for Americans will be Obama Transformationism (‘Change’) or Tea Party Conservatism desiring to retain the Original Intent of the U.S. Constitution.
Joseph Farah wants the grassroots Tea Party organizations to unite and influence Republicans away from Establishment control and bring the GOP under Tea Party Conservative Principles control.
Friends – that will never happen. The Establishment Republicans control the purse strings of the Republican Party. That became evident to me in the 2012 election cycle when the GOP Establishment rooted and confirmed Establishment Republican Mitt Romney as the GOP nominee for President. Romney was and is a status quo politician that tried to pretend to have Conservative credential disowning many Left Wing actions of his past.
I was miserable when Romney won the nomination. And yet I voted for Romney over Obama under one reason: ANYBODY BUT OBAMA. Clearly Romney ran a status quo campaign hoping that people like me would vote for him. If Romney was willing to take a more politically incorrect campaign to Obama I believe Romney would have won.
The Romney loss has made it clear to me that the Republican Party managed by the Establishment will only use the Tea Party Movement and Conservative Principles to trick us into voting Republican.
Farah would have us shore up the GOP.
I would have you abandon the GOP and form a Conservative political Party that unites the diverse Tea Party organizations into a monolithic political bloc. A clear choice for Americans is the only way voters can take responsibility for those who are elected. If the voters continue to support Obamunism by electing Socialist minded Lefties as President and Left Wing Congressman and Senators then America deserves the consequences the lack of Liberty, the lack of Free Markets and the creation of a Secular Humanist society that eschews Judea-Christian Values and embraces Moral Relativity turning America into an immoral Mordor (Mordor etymology – inspiration) that will eventually destroy the USA from within.
Joseph Farah has very good observations on the operations of the Establishment Republicans.
Thinking about Armageddon
Exclusive: Joseph Farah likens ultimate battle to fight against GOP establishment in D.C.
By Joseph Farah
January 10, 2013
JERUSALEM – Being present here so close to the Valley of Megiddo, where the battle of Armageddon will be waged, makes one thing about matters of an apocalyptic nature.
It was just last month that the world was supposed to end, according to the Mayan calendar.
Then immediately following all anyone heard about in the U.S. was the “fiscal cliff” – with even more media hysteria.
The idea perpetuated by the press was that if taxes weren’t raised and the debt limit wasn’t hiked, the world as we know it would end.
Because the government would no longer be able to spend more than $1 trillion than it takes in every year for programs that are mostly unconstitutional, wasteful, useless and counterproductive anyway.
It would be easy to sit here so far away from Washington and point the finger at Barack Obama, Democrats and the media.
But, honestly, this time, that wouldn’t be fair and honest.
They’re simply doing what we should expect them to do, what they always do – expanding government by any means necessary.
It’s the other guys, the establishment Republicans, the ones who have as much contempt for the people, the ones who loathe the tea-party movement that gave them control of the House, that are responsible for pushing us inevitably toward a real fiscal cliff – economic and moral bankruptcy.
I’ve been chronicling this betrayal since January 2011, in case you haven’t been paying attention. I was the guy who created the “No More Red Ink” campaign back then to pressure Republican House members not to increase the debt limit – or, at the very least, to use their power to force major spending cuts.
Despite deluging them with more than a million red letters urging them to stand up for the Constitution, for doing the right thing, for the campaign promises they made, only 22 courageous Republican House members refused to go along with the scam authored by House Speaker John Boehner with the collusion of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
It was in July of 2011 that the inevitability of tax raises and borrowing as far as the eye can see was etched in stone in a deal cut between the establishment Republicans and the Democrats.
Boehner told House Republicans to “get their a– in line” and vote for bill that cut no spending and gave Obama all the cash he needed to start implementing his national health-care scheme, increase food stamp payments exponentially to buy more votes and to pay off his friends with stimulus cash. McConnell’s collusion allowed the debt ceiling to be lifted without any member of Congress taking responsibility to vote on it.
In the battle of Armageddon, as I read it, there are actually good guys as well as bad guys. The good guys win.
With the economic apocalypse shaping up in the U.S., it’s hard to find the good guys. They are extremely scarce. It seems like almost everyone in Washington actually thinks business as usual is somehow sustainable.
That’s why we need more Ron Pauls and Michele Bachmanns in Washington. That’s why we need more Rand Pauls and Jim DeMints. That’s why we need the tea party to awaken from its slumber with more determination and commitment than ever before. That’s why we need to start saying no to Washington – and meaning it. That’s why we need to exert some real force and be willing to sacrifice our time if we are to save the next generation from tyranny and poverty that Americans haven’t known since the Great Depression.
If you are as angry as I am about Republican establishment ineptitude and corruption, you can start by letting all House Republicans know. It’s time to take sides – either with jokers like Boehner or with the people and the Constitution. You can start by putting them on notice by becoming part of the “No More Red Ink” campaign.
GOP Establishment is Reason to Abandon Republican Party
John R. Houk
© January 11, 2013
Thinking about Armageddon
Joseph Farah is founder, editor and CEO of WND and a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate. He is the author or co-author of 13 books, including his latest, “The Tea Party Manifesto,” and his classic, “Taking America Back,” now in its third edition and 14th printing. Farah is the former editor of the legendary Sacramento Union and other major-market dailies.
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