There is no Difference between Parties anymore
Speaker Paul Ryan is a liar.
Allen West: Yes, I’m upset… Will I leave the GOP after this week’s embarrassment?
The Republican party made the case that if they had control of Congress, they’d set this country back on track to being a constitutional republic. However, their continued displays of acquiescence and abject surrender to President Obama and the liberal progressives of the Democrat party reached a zenith with this week’s Omnibus spending bill. The Democrats came out and mocked the Republicans, stating that they couldn’t have done better if they were in control — and even exceeded their desires. They actually congratulated the Republicans. Unbelievable.
The Republicans continue to say, we will stop this, but never do. They say, we will make this stand, but give up before the confrontation even begins. And please, do not lecture me about “compromise,” where was that when the Democrats held Congress in Obama’s first two years? I completely understand governing, but it has to be based upon principles.
Compromising just to appease the D.C. political class and the complicit, characterless liberal progressive media doesn’t garner respect. And that’s where the Republicans find themselves, disrespected. What we saw Friday was the arrogance of Barack Obama, standing in defiance and recognizing the results of the 2014 midterm elections mean nothing. He still gets his way. Even Bill Clinton pivoted after his 1994 midterm election crash, and a principled GOP majority gave us a balanced budget, a budget surplus and welfare reform. The GOP this week added to the deficit. And being afraid of a “government shutdown,” the last one resulted in only 17% of the federal government deemed non-essential. Guess what 17% of the federal government is not needed.
But the GOP’s Pavlovian response when the words “government shutdown” are uttered has resulted in a failed lame duck president acting as an American version of Il Duce, Benito Mussolini.
As reported by Fox News:
President Obama doubled down Friday on his push to shutter the Guantanamo Bay prison camp, calling it a magnet for “jihadi recruitment” and vowing to present his closure plan to Congress — while keeping his cards close to the vest on whether he’d try to use executive action to finish the job.
The president addressed his plans at a year-end press conference at the White House, before heading to Hawaii for his annual family vacation. With the Guantanamo push standing as a major piece of unfinished business going into his final year in office, Obama was asked about his strategy.
Obama said he’ll present Congress with his plan, and argued that the camp remains one of the “key magnets for jihadi recruitment.”
“For us to close it is part of our counterterrorism strategy,” Obama said.
As he spoke to the press, his Defense Department is said to be moving a plan to potentially transfer another 17 inmates out of the facility – part of the effort to reduce the number of detainees at the camp as much as possible.
The president, though, faces deep resistance from some in Congress over the final closure plan, and particularly the expectation that the administration will try to bring any inmates who cannot be transferred or released elsewhere to the U.S. mainland.
Obama does not have the constitutional authority to take this action. As well, his own law, signed by his hand, precludes him from doing such — but why not, when the GOP is an emasculated group with no leadership? So, Obama knows he can make such an insidious statement and not a single person in the GOP will counter him. Where’s Paul Ryan? Perhaps he’s pruning his new beard. And Mitch McConnell, what say you Sir, perhaps you’re just waiting for an opportunity to sip whiskey with Obama.
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