Are Americans going to remember all the Republicans that helped craft a debt-ceiling policy that purposely gave the obama administration and the progressive liberals the power to destroy our military?
When will we hold accountable all the liars and cowards on the right?
Why do we allow any politician to abrogate their responsibility to other individuals, or an unanswerable, at times unelected, “committee’ or “commission?”
We elect representatives to do the job of making decisions. When these chickenshit, powerhungry turds decide making the right decision might be tough, or even cost them (what they think is their lifetime appointment) their job, they run out and give their authority, which we bestowed upon them through virtue of our sacred vote, to a corrupt panel of highly paid insiders.
When the left wanted to decimate the military and close bases, they knew they would have trouble, so they turned to “base closing commissions”, (1) so they could claim their hands were clean while communities and our military were damaged.
In the run-up to the Iraq war, the Congress, in which sole authority to declare war resides constitutionally, knowing the problems we faced, and having voted unanimously under Clinton to remove Saddam Hussein, instead of voting for war, they voted for HJR 114, (2) in what seems to be an outrageously unconstitutional act, a resolution giving the President the right to go to war, AT HIS DISCRETION.
Of course, as soon as Bush used his newly created power, he was attacked from all sides by the cowards that gave him their authority. Hillary Clinton had the stones to claim that she should not be held accountable for her vote, because it didn’t mean what it said. Even though her husbands administration had called for war with Iraq years before Bush did, and she gave strong support to HJR114. (3)
Now we’ve had a debt raising showdown, replete with conservative cowards, like John Boehner, who had no problem giving up Americas defense for the sake of looking bi-partisan. Instead of standing up for what Americans know was right, Boehner made a deal that was guaranteed to fail, because failure gave the progressive enemies what they have always wanted, the gutting of the military. (4)
Thankfully, being the liars and cheats they are, they left a 14 month period of time between the failure and the implementation of the trigger. During this time, we will hear the soon-to-be-removed president rail against Republicans for causing this problem. Never mind that his party has not passed a constitutionally required budget for over two years.
With the awakening of the TEA party, whose long, apathetic nap led to these problems, we should be able to elect adults with more realistic solutions.
It won’t happen if we keep re-electing the cowards that put us here. While you’re drinking your TEA, look at the past record of your representative, not just what he did this last year to make you feel good. Look at the totality of their votes, the ones they took right after being elected, the ones they figure you forgot.
And try not to fall asleep again.