In a recent interview, Sean Hannity asked Newt Gingrich about Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell’s inability to lead, the Senate’s failure to pass an Obamacare repeal. Newt danced around McConnell’s role, its “we” he said, the President’s not a bystander, he shares the blame.
After a few moments of castigating the President for Congress’s failures, Gingrich said we have to be effective, look at the long game. We have a couple of weak Republicans so we need to add to our majority in 2018 to make up for them, get to 56 or 58 seats.
Ha! I might have been born at night, Newt, but it wasn’t last night. This Lucy with the football thing got old back when we gave Republicans the House yet they couldn’t use the power of the purse to even slow Obamacare.
It got crazy when we gave Republicans the House and Senate yet the poor babies still couldn’t repeal or constrain Obamacare because they couldn’t get past the bully Democrat President.
Now its downright stupid when Republicans whine that even with the White House, Senate, and House, their slim majorities fall short, they need more, more, more.
Then Newt really struck a nerve, went off on the Republican base. At some point, he preached, we have to deal with the fact that we were three votes short for the repeal. The way to fix that is not a civil war, not to attack ourselves.
Poor Newt’s worried because there’s huge primary battles brewing for Jeff Flake in AZ and Dean Heller in NV. He sneered that the base thinks they’re “going to teach these guys a lesson” but it’s suicidal, we could lose those seats. Besides, he pointed out, both those guys voted for the repeal.
So let’s dissect Newt’s rant from the bottom up:
First of all, scrap the notion that three Senators killed the bill, that’s a crock. These were the three chosen to fall on their sword. They were picked because they’re in “safe seats”.
Collins comes from a progressive state, hides behind the “moderate” label to vote with Democrats, and has been pretty much bulletproof in her state. And even she has a few years before she has to account to the voters.
Murkowski and McCain are more in line with the usual Senate games, just elected they have 5 1/2 years left to screw their voters before they have to answer for their betrayal. And when Judgment Day looms, the party will give them symbolic votes to make-up, roses for their base after they beat the living crap out of them for years.
These three senators were the no votes because they don’t have to face voters but trust me, there’s plenty of traitors warming up in the bull pen if needed. In fact, Dean Heller voiced a no vote back in June. He couldn’t follow through because his constituents raised millions to expose his treachery. But it’s the thought that counts, right?
The sad fact is, Obamacare was never in danger of repeal. Republicans have no intention of setting us free from government healthcare, never did.
Onto Newt’s point about infighting, that we’re taking a huge chance fighting the GOP establishment (GOPe), we could lose those seats.
So Newt, you’re saying GOP voters have to have a familiar name on the ballot, an incumbent, to know which box to check?
Or are you saying the GOP won’t support challengers? I get that, you people have fought conservatives for years, use the dollars sent to elect conservatives to defeat conservatives.
You went all out to defeat Christine O’Donnell in the 2010 DE Senate race, gave the seat to a Democrat because the establishment was pissed off over Rep. Mike Castle’s loss. Where was the concern for losing the seat then, Newt?
Then there was the 2014 Mississippi Senate primary where the GOPe outright stole the Senate seat. When Polls showed Chris McDaniel would win, the GOPe poured millions into false ads, made robocalls that accused McDaniel of racism, paid Democrats to go to the polls, and pushed ineligible voters to cast a ballot. It was dirty and everyone knew it, it was unacceptable yet everyone accepted it.
No Newt, reelecting establishment candidates isn’t the answer, it’s the problem. Time after time these entrenched politicians use their power against the American people, not for us. Paul Ryan’s omnibus; the Iran deal; the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP); or the Paris Agreement on climate. Republicans repeatedly put every other country ahead of America, vote against the people’s interests.
But by far, the biggest danger from these Republican apostates is their subversion. They work with Democrats, media, and deep state to undo our election, to attack our President. They allow the illegal special counsel investigation and hold phony hearings on Russian collusion knowing there’s no crime. They jump to the nearest mic to condemn the President’s travel ban, to link the President to white supremacists, and to criticize every word out of the President’s mouth.
They unite to block any move by the President to stop Mueller’s political assassination, squeal when President Trump questions Attorney General Jeff Session’s back-stabbing recusal, warn the President of the United States not to fire his own Attorney General. They vote to keep the President from firing special counsel Robert Mueller even though Mueller’s serving in that position in defiance of Department of Justice rules, not a whisper of the lawlessness of the investigation.
And yet, Newt, you ask us to reelect Jeff Flake, a never-Trumper who’s been itching to stick it to the President. If Jeff gets another six-year term, guaranteed he’ll gleefully volunteer those no votes again and again, he’ll be the “safe seat”, one of the untouchable saboteurs for the party.
Or Dean Heller, disappointed he couldn’t personally torpedo the repeal this go-around but relieved it was successfully blocked. If this recreant is this arrogant with his term about to expire, what would he do with a six-year cushion?
The sad truth is the American people didn’t win Congressional majorities. Republicans have merged with Democrats into a seditious bloc and we’re far outnumbered. No, it’s not every Republican but it’s a sizable number, Senators McConnell, McCain, Graham, Flake, Heller, Collins, Murkowski, Rubio, Sasse, need I go on? In the House, its Speaker Ryan, House leadership, an entire progressive caucus, and never-Trumpers, enough to impose their will over ours, enough to complete their coup d’tat and remove our President.
So please, Newt, save the spiel about electing the incumbent to save the seat. If the sitting Senator or House member is GOP establishment, then our only hope to “save” the seat, to save our country, is to defeat that incumbent.
If this mutinous cabal succeeds in destroying democracy it won’t be because of the Democrats, it won’t even be the seditious media. No, it will be the left-wing activists in Republican guise, GOP turncoats who will gleefully drive the final nail in America’s coffin for their own greedy gain.
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”—Marcus Tullius Cicero
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