Trump Republicans Where Are You? February 6, 2017Posted by Dr. Robert Owens in Politics, Politiocal Philosophy.
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After the Democrats won the trifecta in 2008 capturing the House, the Senate and the White House conservatives watched in horror as the Progressive liberals shoved their collectivist agenda down our throats.
Then came the Taxed Enough Already TEA Party revolution. It was amazing. I watched with joy as tens of thousands of people got up off the couch, turned off the game, and became involved in politics many for the first time. It was heady time of mass demonstrations, organizing for change and exciting election campaigns by novices tilting at windmills and attempting to take down the perpetually re-elected.
This led to the wave election of 2010 which gave the Republicans control of the House. And what did our new majority do? They went to Washington and found their place at the trough re-electing Boehner as their leader, they re-affirmed the Patriot Act and started passing continuing resolutions and nothing changed.
They told us, “We can’t do anything with just the House we need the Senate too.”
So in 2014 in another wave election through the herculean efforts of the grassroots we gave them the Senate and nothing changed.
They told us, “We can’t do anything with just the House and the Senate we need the White House too.”
So in 2016 defying the odds, the odds makers, the media and the establishment of both parties we gave them the White House too.
Now that We the People have given them both them Congress and the White House what do we hear?
John “Reach Across the Aisle” McCain and his faithful side kick Lindsey “Democrat in all but name” Graham couldn’t wait to start criticizing the one man in Washington who seems to know how to get things done. And has the guts to do it.
Then our supposedly right wing leaders tell us that they can’t repeal and replace Obamacare without 60 votes. Funny the Democrats could pass it without 60 votes but te Republicrats need 60 to repeal it. Who says so? The Senate Parliamentarian that’s who?
Why should this unelected bureaucrat get to tell the representatives of We the People what they can and cannot do?
The Parliamentarian’s job is to be an expert on the Senate rules to know them backwards and forwards. He is also to make rulings about what is allowed and prohibited according to those rules. So far so good. The man is just doing his job.
However, according to Article One, Section Five of the Constitution it is up to the Senate itself to set the rules that the Parliamentarian must know and rule on. It only takes 51 Senators to change the rules and the Republicans have 52. So change the rules and do what you promised you would do. Repeal and replace Obamacare so America can be healthy again. Don’t give us some watered down “Repair” gobbledygook.
The conservative side of the twin headed bird of prey that is the Government Party resents that act that all of the peasants with their pitchforks, torches, and votes have put someone in the White House who isn’t one of their puppets. They are working together with their Progressive twins in the Democrat Party and the Media to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
We cannot allow this to happen! The millions who awoke out of their stupor, turned off the game and voted for real change must stay activated. Or else these political hacks are going to subvert our revolution and bring back the status quo. Hold their feet to the fire! Call your Senators and let them know you demand that they stand with President Trump. We must drain the swamp now while we have momentum and votes on our side or the quick sand of bureaucratic inertia will drag us back under the surface and the alligators, frogs and snakes will continue to rule the roost.
Change the rules. Go nuclear or use the Reid Option as it should be called. Do whatever you have to do within the constitutional framework to fulfill the promise of the new day. Leave your own agendas behind and Make America Great Again!
Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens firstname.lastname@example.org Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens