A report came to light on Tuesday morning from Breitbart.com detailing the maneuvers being used by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to fully fund Obama-care. John Cornyn(R-TX) serves as minority whip, and in that capacity, he is helping McConnell in an effort to undermine the efforts of Ted Cruz(R-TX). This instance demonstrates perfectly the sort of back-stabbing that goes on in Republican leadership in Washington DC. While Cruz fights to stop the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obama-care, his colleague and fellow Republican from Texas is working against him. In 2014, when Cornyn comes up for re-election in the Lone Star state, I will support nearly any primary challenger. Texans can’t afford six more years of fake conservatism. Cornyn also supports the immigration reform bill, and on other issues important to conservatives, he’s been either invisible or in opposition. Cornyn is no conservative, and it’s time we Texans brought him home. We mustn’t let the Vichy Republicans run the GOP any longer, because they undermine the work of real conservatives, who are actively working to forestall the disaster that is Obama-care.
When one observes such behavior from a self-proclaimed conservative like Cornyn, it’s easy to understand why conservatism continues to take a beating. We permit people like Cornyn to represent us, but the truth is that he’s another Washington elitist who has no regard for his fellow Texans. In fact, during his tenure in the Senate, Cornyn has worked against conservatives on a number of issues, and his attitude has reflected a certain contempt for grass-roots conservatives. Meanwhile, Cruz is fighting. We conservatives like those who will fight for our principles, and in this case, while McConnell and Cornyn follow the advice of Karl Rove, Cruz is out front along with Mike Lee(R-UT) fighting to stop a national catastrophe.
At stake is the future of the country. If Obama-care is permitted to be fully implemented, we will have in place one more massive entitlement program that will bankrupt the country. It’s already driving businesses to curtail hours, and to avoid hiring full-time employees. It will have tax consequences that are far outside the bounds of what most Americans had expected, and it will crush economic activity in general. It’s already happening, even before the program has been fully implemented. If we don’t find a way to slay this dragon, we will lose the country.
I would urge my readers, particularly my fellow Texans, to call their senators and demand that Obama-care be de-funded. At this late date, it is the last thing that can be done short of full repeal. Disclosed yesterday, a Pew Research poll shows that the “blame” for any government shutdown will go equally to Republicans and Democrats, so there’s no need to fear any of this. If anything, this should buttress arguments of conservatives who assert that fighting this law is a winning issue for Republicans. In 1995, during that infamous shutdown, Republicans were overwhelmingly blamed, however it should also be noted that they gained two seats in the Senate in 1996., losing two in the House, but hanging onto their majority for the first time in more than one-half century.
As Sarah Palin explained in an op-ed on Sunday, Cruz is “over the target” on Obama-care, and it should be a matter of “bombs-away.” The American people don’t want this law, and Democrat talking points aside, it is as weak a proposition as ever. People are seeing their insurance premiums skyrocket, they’re watching their physicians retire out of exasperation, and they’re losing their jobs, or seeing their hours cut. Even the unions aren’t very happy, because Obama-care is a job-destroyer.
The tricksters of the GOP establishment are trying to sabotage the efforts of Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. Mitch McConnell is the sorriest example of a Republican leader we’ve had in the Senate for some time, and now he’s playing parliamentary games in order to prevent Cruz from succeeding while still giving Republicans a chance to make a symbolic vote against Obama-care. It’s time we put an end to this nonsense. McConnell and his sidekick Cornyn are attempting to pull the wool over our eyes. These “Vichy Republicans” are the bane of conservatism, and given what Obama-care will do to the country, surely of all Americans. Call your senators. Call every Senator. De-funding Obama-care isn’t a game. It’s life or death for millions of Americans, their jobs, and the country at large.
Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121
If you are a Texan, you can call this rattlesnake and let him know we’ve got his number: John Cornyn (202) 224-2934 If you want to take a crack at Vichy Republican Leader McConnell, here’s his number: (202) 224-2541