In a misguided lurch to the left, leader of the HOR and GOP establishment puppet, John “Cry Baby” Boehner, has removed several Tea Party members from key committee assignments.
Boehner’s steering committee stripped four rank-and-file members of coveted committee assignments, including conservatives David Schweikert of Arizona, Justin Amash of Michigan, and Tim Huelskamp of Kansas. Various reasons were given, including their records of voting against their leaders’ wishes.
Boehner understands that real Tea Party members aren’t willing to put politics above their principles and simply tow the party line. Albert Einstein articulates my sentiments in the following quote, which seems very apropos.
“He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice.”
Does John Boehner actually think that we sent our representatives to congress so they could capitulate to Obama’s “Tax and Spend” agenda? The GOP just gave us a very flawed candidate in Mitt Romney, who had no chance of beating Obama. Now, they expect the base to roll over on taxes. The TEA in Tea party literally means “Taxed Enough Already”. Where are the cuts, Congressman Boehner? I’m referring to real cuts, not faux cuts, such as smaller increases from the baseline. An increase is not a cut, no matter how you slice it.
By rejecting their core principles and their base, the GOP is hastening its own demise. Millions of us stayed home, didn’t vote or voted for someone else in 2012 because we couldn’t bring ourselves to vote for the grandfather of Obamacare. Mitt Romney stated that he believes government has the right to force all free citizens to purchase a service or product. Real conservatives and libertarians do not believe the government has that authority, at the federal or state level.
Now the GOP establishment is signalling they are willing to raise taxes, give amnesty to illegal aliens, and reject the only movement in years that has given them any energy. What’s next on the agenda, cap & trade, new sin taxes, a new stimulus and even more progressive policies?
The GOP is committing political suicide. If they continue to move left and buy into the media narrative of being too extreme, they will lose the house in 2016 and be non-factor for years to come. We will most likely see the rise of a 3rd party to fill the ideological void created by the GOP’s embrace of “progressivism lite”.