Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell responds by conspiring with the statists to give us the largest tax increase of the last 20 years, fund Obamacare, and raise the debt ceiling.
House Speaker John Boehner responds by negotiating with himself during the so-called government shutdown, which actually shut down only 17 percent of the government, and then mocking conservatives who don’t want to support “scamnesty” as being crybabies. Ironic, coming from a man known to cry on a dime.
Kansas’ Pat Roberts responds by essentially becoming the state of Virginia’s third senator.
Sen. Thad Cochran responds by pretending not to know what the tea party (his base) is.
And so on, and so on. I could write an entire column about these people’s many betrayals of our trust and acts of obfuscation, and still only scratch the surface.
So while these Republicans ponder the lint in their navels and plan their corporatist junkets, the rest of us out here in flyover country are watching our very way of life slip away right before our very eyes. We’re seeing our children’s and grandchildren’s futures slipping away as well, and American exceptionalism and liberty along with it.
Here’s what we don’t see.
When Republicans have had power, we have never seen them ruthlessly pursue our agenda with the same reckless abandon or courage of conviction the Obama Regime and its allies daily display. The last time we saw the Republicans draw a line in the sand with Democrats was over invading Iraq, which turned out to be urban renewal in the name of Allah — an unpopular war that gave us Majority Leader Harry Reid in 2006 and gave birth to the Obama presidency in 2008.
Since then, it’s been the “surrender caucus” on parade, the only debate being when/where/how to wave the white flag. We don’t see these Republicans go on offense when they’re in power, and we don’t see them defending us while the Democrats have it. Frankly, many folks I talk to are running out of reasons to vote Republican, other than the satisfaction of voting against statist Democrats. Except when we see McConnell willing to go scorched earth on his primary opponent in a way he never has the Marxists in the White House, even that joy is taken from us.
We know we are not the most sophisticated people in the world. We know we’re not as cool as you. We know we don’t belong at your cocktail parties. But we are the people who do most of the living and dying around here. We pay the bills. We’re the ones most victimized by this president’s attempt to win Karl Marx’s argument with history.
We buy your books. We watch your TV shows. We vote for you. In short, you wouldn’t be in the ruling class if it weren’t for us. Yet you consistently side against us, and then offer us nothing in return. You don’t even patronize us anymore, like when Mitt Romney wouldn’t even share a Chick-fil-A sandwich with us.
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