Repeal. Duke and Kansas. Good and Bad Fridays. Rove and Obama, and more.
Re: W. James Antle, III.’s Republicans Against Repeal:
In reference to Mr. W. James Antle III’s column entitled Republicans Against Repeal, he clearly outlines what has been the recurring problem of Republicans in Congress since 1984 and for as long as I have been of voting age (1979). When liberal Democrats are in charge and are implementing unpopular policies, Republicans run as conservatives eager to change the governance; only to be elected and move quickly to the left, fearful of actually making the changes they campaigned on. Now it seems the Republican leadership is short-cutting this turn-about by not waiting until after the election to abandon conservative principles. Hurrah for some level of political honesty, but these Republican leaders miss the message completely. Republican leadership has failed precisely because of the abandonment of conservative principles. A golden opportunity to restore smaller Constitutional government was missed in the 1980s, and now with a second chance Republican leaders are not even going to take a turn at bat. Better to lower expectations than to later demonstrate a lack of the courage of convictions and principles.
The majority of the American people want less centralized government, less government spending and lower taxes. A revolution of sorts is brewing in this country and Republicans had better pay attention to the people and listen to the tea-partyers; lest they find themselves in competition with both Democrats AND independent candidates in the next election. This will guarantee continued liberal control of Congress, and the death of our Republic as defined by our Constitution.
Republican leaders who are against repealing the Health Care bill
will successfully marginalize the Republican Party. There may be
some few good things in the health care bill; and I do generally
adhere to the old adage of not throwing the baby out with the
bath-water. But there is no baby in this bathtub; just an evil
unconstitutional entity that will set fire to the house and
poison the well. Best to throw it and the tub out the window and
start over. Time is running out for the Republican Party. They
had better wake up and smell the tea.
— Rudd Jones
How very fitting. Today I received a letter from Cornyn in his capacity as head of the Republican Senatorial Committee. Of course there was the usual completely asinine questionnaire: are we overtaxed, etc. Oddly enough, there was no mention of repealing the monster. Without Antle’s report, this subtlety would probably gotten past my usually discerning eye.
Needless to say, no check was enclosed with my response. Cornyn
should step down. I would prefer someone in office who would
rather die than accept this tyranny.
If this is happening and this is the kind of leadership I can
expect from the Republican Party, then they have lost my vote and
support forever. The party blew it when they broke the contract
with America. What a bunch of wimps.
I am tired of rationalizations for bad policy from members of
both parties. These people need to get out of Washington and talk
to real folks who expect their interests to be represented in the
Congress. The next step, after the impact of the Tea Party
movement is felt in November, is going to be a resurrection of
the term limit movement!
If so-called Republicans think they will be re-elected — or elected for the first time — running on a refusal to repeal this Anti-Constitutional legislation, then they may be in for a big surprise. In case they haven’t noticed, the Tea Party movement spreading across this country is growing like a wildfire fed with dry grass!
We have had ENOUGH of this political garbage! This so-called Health Care Reform, which has little to do with health care and everything to do with total control of the people of this country, needs to be repealed…and a new bill needs to be written. They can incorporate what little good is found in the Obamacare bill — but will be hard-pressed to find that much. They need to repeal the Student Loan takeover. They need to repeal those government panels who will decide what care we get and what care is denied.
They seem to forget that thanks to the Tea Party movement, there are MILLIONS of Americans who know more about the Constitution and the Founding of this once-free nation than all of Congress combined! We are not being simply naysayers. We are studying alternatives, reading the voting records of these members who are voting for legislation that violates their Oath of Office to uphold the Constitution of the United States.
I rather think if we were to sit down all members of Congress and give them a 5th grade level exam on the Constitution, they would probably all fail! They are allowing other groups such as union-leaders, etc. to write legislation which is voted on before it is even read! They are ignoring the sincere calls of their constituents to vote against these Anti-Constitutional bills. They are ignoring other serious breaches of the Constitution which are occurring in the White House and other levels of this government! All of those who are operating in violation of the Constitutional duties should be seriously investigated and charged accordingly. There are serious violations of Constitutional mandates which are going on and are being totally ignored by these men and women who’ve raised their hand and taken a Solemn Oath….violating that Oath SHOULD put them in legal trouble…and have them thrown out of office until they can prove innocence…and, even in this case, ignorance of the law is no excuse!
Refuse to consider Repeal? — start looking for a new job…WE,
THE PEOPLE are watching!
This is why I no longer vote.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?