There must be something in the water in Washington DC, and I think it’s about 80 proof. Speaker John Boehner has led the abandonment of principle once again, and I can’t believe these are allegedly our guys. This evening, the rotten Republican leadership sent down the word that Republicans ought to support a bill that eliminates Senate confirmation for an additional 169 Executive branch positions, meaning that they just let Barack Obama have his way with 169 more positions he can fill, unchecked by Congress, and able to appoint the most maniacal leftists he can dig up. Thankfully, it was a roll-call vote, and you can look to see how your Representative voted. My own Representative voted “Aye” on this hogwash, and before this evening is over, his office is going to hear about it, and tomorrow, his offices both in the district and in DC are going to hear about it. The purpose of confirmations is that there should be Congressional oversight on these appointments so no President can become too powerful. Boehner and the boys just voted to reduce their own power but according to Mark Levin’s sources, there’s a reason they did so: Mitt Romney told them to do it on the basis that he would like it if he were to become President. What?!?
The purpose of this collection of elected jack-wagons is not to dispense with the Constitution, or to weaken the legislative branch on the basis that somebody from their party might become President at some date in the future. It is their job to protect and defend the constitution, and that means to uphold its intent, which includes the Congressional responsibility of oversight over Presidential appointments. Who in the world do these people think they are? It’s not their job to “remove obstructions” to the process. For the love of Pete, why don’t Boehner and McConnell just get together with Obama and give him all power of Congress, since Mitt Romney might want to be dictator someday? This is preposterous. It truly is disheartening, but more than that, it’s a bit more evidence that we cannot salvage the Republican party. It’s broken. It doesn’t represent us in many cases, and it certainly doesn’t represent our interests when our elected Republican majority throws we and our constitution under the bus in the name of expedience.
Others may take a somewhat less terse approach, but I no longer give a damn about holding back “for the sake of party unity.” When they sell us out, I am going to scream it. What party unity? The only “unity” I see in this matter is that between John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, and Barack Hussein Obama: They’re united against us! I heard part of Mark Levin’s commentary on this, so I’ve decided to share it with you.
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Ladies and gentlemen, if you want to know what’s wrong with the Republican party, look nowhere beyond this instance of dire stupidity. Or is it something else? Barack Obama is a dangerous thug wearing the office of President like the robes of a king, and yet the Republican leadership in the House just gave him a pass on 169 appointments. Their excuse is that Romney wanted it? What if Romney doesn’t win???
Even if Romney does, do we want him filling those jobs without Congressional oversight, or the ability of the American people to call their Senators to object to appointments? What happens when Romney begins filling these jobs with RINOs? What happens when he fills them with more of his friends, in payment for their support? What are we to do then? I’ll tell you: We should thank John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Mitch McConnell and all the other all-star losers in the Republican party who voted for this garbage.
Your voice as a check on the power of the Presidency is being stolen from you, but the they’re not finished. They intend to bypass the confirmation process for up to an additional 270 positions. That’s 440 total possible instances in which some President will have no need to worry that he’s appointing a louse, whether it’s the current jerk, or some future occupant of that office. Do you not see what they are doing to us? Do you not realize it? They are systematically converting the courts and the Congress into a mechanical auto-pen for the office of the President. In short, they’re building a dictatorship, and I don’t much care whether the dictator has a “D” or an “R” behind the name. It matters not one whit to our liberty what party a tyrant might claim.
The Republican establishment is a part of the disease in Washington DC, and with incidents like this, it’s becoming apparent that they’re the larger part. Obama and the Democrats can only get away with this because guys like Romney, Boehner, and McConnell let them, and this sell-out is a prime example.
We pay the price, every time.
This isn’t about Mitt Romney. This is about the separation of powers under our constitution, and the role of the Senate in confirming Presidential appointees. It doesn’t matter that Mitt Romney may become President. It doesn’t matter if Ronald Reagan were to rise and somehow become President again. This is a bad idea, no matter who the President is, and the fact is that at present, the occupant of that office is Barack Obama, and it may just be him again. Defending the separation of powers is something our Congress ought to do, and on Tuesday evening, the Republican “leadership” in Washington DC failed us again.