I remember when the Pledge to America came out back in October of last year and how every Conservative in America was jumping for joy over it. It seemed like a good enough deal...48 pages of promises that these Republicans would fulfill once and if elected. It included Bush-era tax cuts permanently, requiring Congress to cite specific constitutional authority for every proposed legislation, repealing the heath care law, imposing a hiring freeze for most federal employees, ending the Troubled Assets Relief Program, and cutting Congress’ budget. It seemed as though the Republican party was finally willing to accept their failures and try to correct them starting anew with this pledge. In turn, we trusted in them to make good on all of their promises...but, so far, it's not looking too good out there.
Now, before people start jumping on me for being "too impatient" and not giving them enough "time," please remember how most of these Republican candidates and Tea Party favorites stated numerous times how they would get the ball rolling on "day 1." Eric Cantor even made it a point to say on the Laura Ingraham show how he would be one of the representatives to pledge to repeal Obamacare at the start of the new Congress. Just last week, the House GOP Whip was photographed leaving a lunch he shared with fellow Republicans John Boehner and Kevin McCarthy after they had dined with Mr.President Obama himself. Now if the fact that these people put together a smoke-and-mirrors vote to repeal the health care law in the House that they knew would never make it past the Democratic majority Senate didn't get your blood pumping, how do you feel when these three so-called "conservatives" were photographed smiling after leaving a luncheon with Obama? Did you feel like your voice was heard? Did you send these three stooges to mingle with Obama and the Democrats or did you send them there to stand up for you? I know how I felt...I felt wronged.
“It was a very good lunch, and we were able to find enough common ground, I think, to assure the American people that we are willing to work on their behalf and willing to do it together,” Boehner told reporters after the luncheon. Once again, we didn't send them there to compromise or cozy up with Obama...we sent these people there to get the job done because compromising will get us nowhere! You cannot compromise with a Socialist! It is becoming increasingly apparent these "studs" are just "duds" who made some loud noises during the November elections. Once the showboat of the vote on health care failed in the Senate I would be working on the next big thing to take that thing apart piece by piece...mandate by mandate WITHOUT seeking the approval of the Democrats or even Obama! If Obama fails to respect the Constitution then what makes you think, as a follower of the Constitution, that he would ever listen to your ideas as to what America should do when it falls between the parameters of the Constitution!
You can already see the campaign attitudes dying down in Washington. The people everyone rallied behind are now nowhere to be found and hiding behind their new position titles. For example, Tea Party hero Marco Rubio was a no-show to the newly formed Tea Party Caucus in the Senate. In fact, as it stands, the Tea Party Caucus is only made up of four members: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Utah Sen. Mike Lee, Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran and South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint. The others chose to work within the existing Republican party as to not seem so "divisive." Yay, more government bipartisanship! That's what we need because the Republican party was so great before that's why the Tea Party even started in the first place!
Going back to John Boehner, Mr.Weeper of the House *I have no problem saying that now since he can't seem to toughen up enough to be a big boy and stand up to the school bully that's running America*...you know, when I first saw his name in the news I mispronounced it, I'm beginning to think I pronounced it just fine. Anyway, Boehner appeared on 'Meet the Press' this morning and told host David Gregory how the Obama administration had "handled what is a very difficult situation about as well as it could be handled" in regards to Egypt. Ladies and gentleman, I don't need to remind you how weak, ignorant and stupid Obama made us look when it comes to the Egyptian affairs. I also don't need to tell you how most of the contenders stepping up to be rulers in that country have two things in common: their hatred of Israel and America. Is it any wonder how and why we didn't see these leaders emerging from the Egyptian protestors any sooner than when Mubarak decided to step down? Every liberal in America was quick to praise the Egyptians for wanting to bring democracy to their country with "open and honest" elections. Remember, Palestine ushered in this so-called "democracy" as well and it resulted in the people electing Hamas. For our President to stand by and berade the man who once stood with us and held an honorable treaty with Israel is absolutely horrifying. He, along with the rest of those like him, were willing to stab an ally of ours in the back while ignoring the consequences of who might be lurking in the shadows just itching to get a foothold on Mubarak's position. Boehner went on to say "Egypt's been a strong ally of the United States for the last 30 years. And this is clearly a very complex situation. But when people are crying out for freedom, when they're crying out for democracy, I think our country has a responsibility to listen." His political correctnes and bipartisan attitude is really starting to annoy me but he does have a point...when people are crying out he should listen...like the people who cried out for real change during the November elections! Where are your open ears now you wet noodle?!
In conclusion, I want to reiterate the words I wrote in a blog just four short months ago called (R)estoring America, will it take more than just the Republican party? We have to make sure that these candidates, once elected, don't fall back into the same political routine that helped get us into this mess in the first place. I see a lot of people treating their candidate of choice as though they are celebrities instead of the people who rely on us to get their job and stay in that position. I think that is a huge mistake. We must remember that these are our elected officials and not gods. Let's not get so enamoured with these people like the left did with Barack Obama. We need to keep a close eye on all of them to make sure that they are doing the job we sent them to do. I think it's safe to say *and even if it's not, OH WELL* that these so-called "young guns" we elected in November are shooting blanks :/