The funny thing is that when it comes to what they will and won’t vote for..the herd of Republicans too often fail to come down on the side of either liberty, personal or economic freedom.
Just before Christmas, the Senate, followed by the House, looted another one trillion, seven hundred billion dollars ($1,700,000,000,000) from the US taxpayers. (Well, they’ll just print the money and add it to the taxpayer tab of $30 plus trillion in debt, but you get the idea.)
Even by the minimal ethical standards of the Uniparty of Democrats and Republicans in Washington, DC, the omnibus spending bill at 4,100 pages (unread by most, if any, members) is a grabfest of corruption, kickbacks, waste fraud, and abuse. It’s a heist so brazen that it makes Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme or Sam Bankman-Fried’s Bitcoin scam at FTX look like pikers. Chumps.
In an unprecedented lame-duck session, the sitting Congress refused to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) funding the government until the newly elected Congress was sworn in on January 2nd. They raided the cookie jar on the way out the door.
Evidently, “regular order” budgeting by the 12 appropriating committees will never be re-established. The CR is Congress’ version of “deconstructing” the historical order of the Congress and the Republic, little different than the black-masked radicals tearing down statues of our history or purposely destroying and burning inner cities in riots.
By passing the omnibus budget (including 7,000 “earmarks” that are special spending provisions for preening members) that funds the government through September 2023, the outgoing Congress also stripped the new Congress of any ability to set spending priorities for their first year. The lame-duck vote effectively overrode the voters’ decision to turn the House of Representatives over to the Republicans.
Savvy readers will not be surprised that eighteen of the most worthless Republicans in the Senate (is that possible?) were also responsible since they provided the 60 vote total in the Senate to pass the Omnisluge package under Senate rules. They are grifters and shameless panhandlers all. The words that describe their collective shame fail in completeness. Un-American? Yes, surely. Greedy? Of course. Filled with themselves and desperate to be loved by the cultural elites? It goes without saying. Silly and vacuous little men and women who really don’t give two hoots about the American people and care even less about the Constitution they swore to protect? Hard to argue with that judgment.
Want proof? Mitch McConnell (he doesn’t deserve the honorific “Senator”) is the most awful of the lot. He said that funding the war effort of one the most historically corrupt and violent nations on the planet for nearly two centuries – being invaded by an even more corrupt, violent, and wicked country – was the “number one priority” for the United States of America. ( The Omifraud budget included another $84 billion for Ukraine on top of the $50 billion already provided in FY 2022.)
Is Ukraine the most crucial priority of the United States? Really? Not the American border, where nearly 7 million illegal aliens have swarmed virtually unchecked into the US in the last two years? Not the almost 200,000 Americans dead since 2021 in the worst drug crisis in our history? Not the collapse of the American family or the ravaging of personal finances with skyrocketing inflation, housing, and food costs? Not the massive scandals rocking the DOJ, FBI, and intelligence community or the blatant ineptness of our national health authorities? Not the collusion between the Federal government and the giant tech platforms to manipulate and censor free speech and directly subvert fair elections?
See how this works? There isn’t an “important priorities” category. It’s all or nothing, and if you disagree, you’re automatically “pro-Russian or anti-Ukraine.” You can’t even question why Europe isn’t paying much more of the financial burden (since Ukraine is in their backyard) or why the DOD won’t ask for auditing the tens of billions (soon to be hundreds of billions?) of dollars already poured into Ukraine. Or, most importantly, what will the end game look like with the Ruskies? Do we even know?
With Dana Bash on CNN, the new Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, Michael McCaul (R-TX), answers questions by belittling any questioners. “We have to educate our members [who are questioning unaccountable and unlimited spending] – I don’t think they quite understand what’s at stake.” They’re just dummies, just like you and me, no doubt.
While they are rubbing our faces in the Omnifraud fest, the political masterminds who have helped design, deliver, or condone by silence the disaster that is the condition of America over the last three decades – including the “endless wars” and the massive civilian surveillance state – is now schooling us on what “conservatism” is and isn’t.
In doing so, they are concentrating their bombing runs on the “Make America Great Again agenda,” or the MAGA movement, in advance of the 2024 Presidential election. They condescendingly explain that the MAGA agenda is “outside the pale of modern conservatism.”
Really? Who says? Who decided that? There are hardly enough genuine conservatives left in Washington to meet in a phone booth.
It’s a full-court press led by (but not limited to) Leader McConnell (R-KY), who never met an agenda he didn’t want to cash in on. (His personal and political corruption is detailed here.) Many other corrupt and or simply stupid luminaries are chiming in, such as the lamentable Senator and serial carpetbagger Mitt Romney (R-UT) – a man who never met a serious thought and demonstrated it often. Or the now-defeated Congresswoman from Wyoming, a lady who used her pappy’s boots-straps to pull herself up to ankle level. Or a crowd-favorite, the ferocious-sounding yet toothless panhandler from the great state of South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, who has worn several fingers to the bone by sticking them up in the raging winds of Washington turmoil.
Space limits the many honorable mentions. The funny thing is that when it comes to what they will and won’t vote for, legislation they propose or oppose, or grand theories of this or that, the larger herd of Republicans too often fail to come down on the side of either liberty, personal or economic freedom – which are the crown jewels of conservative thought. Over and again, they advance or acquiesce to liberty-limiting or freedom-eroding policies or laws.
We, the people, indeed, are on our own. No one is coming to help us.
Using “outside the pale of conservatism” as a battle cry merely confirms the enormous depth and breadth of the Trump earthquake that struck in 2016. Both political parties’ “ruling class” was connivingly deranged during his presidency and since his supposed loss in 2020. They dropped every bomb in the arsenal on him. But there is a reason he’s still standing.
The former President is not a bona fide Reaganite-style conservative with his own well-appointed 757 aircraft. He is not and, to my knowledge, never claimed to be a “movement” conservative. What he did claim is that both major political parties have sold out America – literally and figuratively – to assorted deadbeats, dictators, thugs, and one-world globalist types, around the world. They are hell-bent on deconstructing the nation into “just another country” among many where you can “hang your hat.” Not the “last, best hope of mankind” as Ronald Reagan often reminded us. In short, they don’t really care about America that much.
The majority of Americans already know this. That’s why they liked Mr. Trump in the first place and why the Uniparty can’t eliminate him.
All of this just reinforces that the forces of deconstruction in our society have taken on such astounding mass that, collectively, they are uprooting every marker that showed us how to live together. Religion, education, government, business, and the arts have all heavily invested in the deconstruction agenda – gone “woke” – in one way or another – and are trying mightly to convince those darn troublesome citizens to join the chaos.
The question begs, is the hard labor of freedom coming to an end?
A collectively fashionable social “conscience” has largely replaced meritocracy, responsibility, and personal virtue – “do you care enough” is the overarching narcissistic meme. It’s all based on emotionalism and a juvenile form of doctrinaire socialism dressed up as serious discourse. Its commonality is a virulent rejection of the Judeo-Christian ethos of the last two centuries. That pesky Moral Order has guardrails, ya’ know.
Edmond Burke, the brilliant seventeenth-century philosopher, writer, and politician who is often considered the “father” of modern conservatism, wrote that society is a contract not just among the living but a “partnership” with the dead and those yet born.
By largely deconstructing or ignoring the past, we have deprived ourselves and those yet born of the footpaths that lead to and from Wisdom’s home. Without it, we cannot know mercy, righteousness, and virtue. We cannot keep freedom.
The question stands; when will ten’s of millions of Americans rise up and say “no more” – the hard labor of freedom is worth the price? Perhaps leaderless, millions of Americans will have to reach their own critical mass and fill the streets declaring that they will not sell their collective heritage – our freedom – for a bowl of proverbial porridge. I don’t know how or when that day will look, but I think it’s coming. Liberty demands it.
I like it. They’re ALL amoral, self indulgent pieces of shit regardless of the letter behind their name. We allow it bc we’re too busy trying to figure out who or what they tell us we’re supposed to hate and circle jerking around w sophomoric name calling playing the party line while they are happily run the other way with the loot. The 80% of Americans that don’t have time or energy to get caught up in politics other than to vote on Election Day are merely chaff in the wind to think that anyone in politics has their best interest in mind. Stop being dragged along by party politics. There is no conservative vs liberal party. It’s simply the political and the rest.
I think you are out of your mind
Look in the mirror, dude.
bite me, bruce
And the next step is Project Cedar to get rid of cash and replace it with government controlled digits. Wait until you try to buy a gun or ammo when the government controls all the digits – second amendment will be meaningless. And, if you persist in what is anti-social, expect a visit from some type of police authority as is now the case in the UK where a complaint about Muslim rape gangs will get you a knock at the door and likely an arrest. Your social justice score gives and takes life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
National Government incurred debt is a declaration of war against every citizen.
That is the truth… although the govt moguls will never accept this reality because they live by our debt.