Where do I begin? This has been such an emotionally charged week for me as I would like to believe it has been for you. I think the first thing I want to do is to extend my heart-felt thanks to the Leader of the House of Representatives John Boehner. He did exactly what is in his job description, he represented the people. That’s me! It has been a long time since a conservative citizen resident of Illinois has been represented in government. Usually, our Illinois Reps rubber stamp anything the boss tells them to do. As it is, I’m sure my Representative didn’t vote in favor of anything that I told him to vote for. My Congressman voted against me for two reasons: 1. he voted for what Obama wanted, 2. Congressman Bobbie Rush is black and I am white. (Liberals pretend they are not racist, but they are model racists in the twenty-first century.)
In all the years I have been politically aware, this is the first time, I saw an absolutely determined House of Representatives wage war against a President’s legacy bill. I am proud of the House of Representatives. I am not proud of the Senate. The Senate stood strong along party lines and stood firm for Obama’s goal to force his legacy health care program upon us. Instead of thinking about what is good for the country, the Senate slime-balls stood by the most despicable president that has ever pretended to lead the USA. I realize the Senate is the more mature, and the more responsible among our representatives because they have the advantage of the longer term, and as such have experienced more than a lowly Congressman could ever see. What this Senate did however, is stand firm for whatever the president wants without any regard for the will of the country. In this case, these élite members of the upper echelon of Obama’s government disregarded the will of the people because they know better than we do, and Obama Care is the elixir of Utopian society. Don’t you realize that we need this medicine to live?
The Senators who I have the most disdain for are Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham. I voted for McCain in 2008, and I love the man for his heroic service to our country; Graham I am not to sure about. All along the aged, and learned Senators fought against junior Senators Mike Lee and Ted Kruz in the battle to defund Obama Care. (Defunding Obama Care was originally John McCain’s idea.)
In doing so, they split the Republican party. Why? Because as the senior all-knowing members of the party they flaunted their arrogance, much like Obama has flaunted his arrogance, instead of giving Lee and Kruz a chance to make something happen.
In my job as Chief Engineer of a very large Engineering Department (60 degree engineers) I was the Senior who had seen a lot of stuff tried over the years, and I did. I knew what worked and what we tried before that didn’t, but I realized that if I didn’t allow these younger engineers try out their ideas, they would never grow into super-engineers. I don’t remember how many times the urge to say, “we tried that before and it didn’t work,” wanted to spew from my mouth, but I bit my tongue instead. Because I had the courage to do that and to take responsibility for the failures of my staff, I can take credit for developing a group of engineers who could compete with any other group of engineers in the world and mop the floor with them.
John McCain screwed his opportunity, as did Lindsey Graham, to teach the junior members of the Senate a lesson by letting them run with their plan and to support them all along the way. Instead, these senior senators were too chicken-shit to take responsibility which they didn’t really have to take. All they had to do was to cheer the new guys on. Yes, history says these guys were going to lose, but so did all the guys who came up against the Goliath until David came along. No one told David that the Goliath couldn’t be taken down. David didn’t care, nor would he have cared, he did what was absolutely the right thing to do. He had nothing to lose but his life, but he cared for the people who were backing him. Who is to say that had McCain and Graham cheered the effort that Harry Reid might have flinched and allowed a concession? We will never know.
For all Republicans, Conservatives, and Tea Party Conservatives who read this blog, John Boehner and his cadre of Representatives fought a battle for us that we have never seen before in our life-time; we celebrate and view them with pride. The Republicans did not fail they only learned what will not work against the omnipotent Obama. They came to realize as did the American public that Obama was being very arrogant and stubborn and would rather see a default, than to give an inch. The Republican House of Representatives stood for principle and chose to do what is right for America, and to take the responsibility for what ever happens to them in the 2014 elections. Senators McCain and Graham will go down in history as the guys who split the Republican party at a time crucial to saving America from the curse of Obama Care.
I’m calling John Boehner’s office tomorrow to let him know how proud I am of his effort. I am also calling Senators John Mc Cain and Lindsey Graham to let them know that they are responsible for splitting the Republican Party.
- John McCain: This Has Been ‘One of the More Shameful Chapters’ in the Senate’s History (mediaite.com)
- GOP senator says deal in hand to avoid default (sacbee.com)
- Senator John McCain tells Fox News: No, The Shutdown Is The GOP’s Fault (crooksandliars.com)
- Texas Congressman Slams RINO John McCain (stoptheaclu.com)
- McCain: Cruz ‘Not Representing Us’ (breitbart.com)
- John McCain to GOP: ‘We Have Lost This Battle’ (mediaite.com)
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