If it wasn’t clear before, it should be clear now. Virtually every one of the Republican senators who voted Friday with Harry Reid and the Democrats for cloture had precisely one motive, and it is the thing that has caused them to rise in indignant rage against Ted Cruz, particularly, but also Mike Lee and the others who sought to stop the vote. They were unmasked as charlatans and frauds, all of them. Once Ted Cruz and Mike Lee explained to you the dirty little secret behind the fraudulent, wholly symbolic vote, there could be no way for them to carry out their fraud and deception. These guys, all of them, each and every one, can now be said to have in John Kerry-fashion been for Obamacare before they were against it, and they know it. All of them. When the vote amending the bill and stripping the House language was passed just a little while later, it was a strict party-line vote, and every Republican voted against it, knowing it would not matter, and that they could no longer stop it. The first vote required at least a few Republicans to go along, where as the second required none. This is the scam. This is the trick. Every one of these worthless RINO senators then went out to make statements claiming to have voted for defunding Obama-care, when the truth is that each of those who voted with the Democrats in the first vote actually helped to ensure it would be funded.
Simply, Ted Cruz and his twenty-one hour speech addressed this point repeatedly, revealing the true reason for the establishment’s hatred of him. They claimed to have a difference with Cruz over tactics, and they surely do: He actually wanted to stop Obama-care, but you can bet every one of these weasels who voted for it have figured out some manner or method by which to make a [larger] fortune over their involvement in the law, somewhere, somehow. They voted for cloture because they want the issue behind them, and they want to make money from the suffering of millions of Americans that will result from this law. The Democrats are already raking it in, and they wanted in on the action. We know too well from the reporting of Peter Schweizer how the Washington DC profiteers function, and it’s clear that some of these Republicans are in on the game too. The only other possibility is that they are complete and utter cowards, or Manchurian Republicans, really stealth Democrats, but no matter which, these people are dirty politicians who have betrayed you.
Here is the complete list of these charlatans and frauds:
Additionally, Orrin Hatch(R-UT)
and the aptly named Jeff Flake(R-AZ)(see editor’s note below) didn’t even vote one way or the other on cloture(the first vote) instead opting to vote only on the amended bill, at which time both of these along with the rest on this list joined the other heroic nineteen in voting “no.” After enabling the amendment, stripping the de-funding language, these rotten villains wanted the cover of a “no” vote. “I voted against stripping the de-funding language.” Yes, but only after making it possible to amend the bill at all.
I saw Senator Wicker’s statement, and it was a laughable claim to have voted for de-funding. Ditto Cornyn. In fact, in some form, nearly every one of these senators made a similar statement, and they are all liars. They get away with this because we let them. We don’t bother explaining this to our less-informed brethren, and our less-informed brethren are likely only to see the senators’ statements, if anything, and since our less-informed brethren outnumber those of us who bother by a substantial margin, these bottom-feeding charlatans are able to get by in election cycle after election cycle faking their ways through.
In fact, of the nineteen who stood and voted against cloture, there are a few of them who supported amnesty, so I will be watching them closely. Almost all of these are solid conservatives in most every issue, and if they happen to be your senators, consider yourself lucky, and if both your senators are on this list, count yourself doubly so(Alabamans, Idahoans, and Kansans):
These seemed at least reasonably sincere in their intentions, in stark contrast to the for-it-before-against-it crowd in the first list. If you want to know why Cruz and Lee are hated for this, it is precisely because they exposed the frauds among the GOP senators. None on that first list should ever be considered “conservative” by any rational standard, given this vote. I’ll tell you another thing these two list separate: Those who will be able to mount a credible run for President from those who will not. Drop those from the second list who supported amnesty, and what you will see is the list that conservatives will consider among senators who might choose to run for the White House in 2016. Given the age of a few, and the expressed lack of ambition of others, that thins the herd considerably. Any who express ambitions for higher office ought to be judged sternly on the basis of their positions in political offices beforehand.
I hope my fellow conservatives will join with me in properly contending with the sell-outs who voted for cloture, enabling Harry Reid and the Democrats to strip the de-funding language from the House continuing resolution. In the end, Obama-care will be implemented only because Republicans had refused to stand in the breach and do the hard work for which we’ve elected them. Those who took on this job, like Cruz, Lee, Sessions, and just a few others deserve our support and our respect. The rest deserve a measure of contempt at least equal to that which they have shown for us, and for the oath they had sworn. In 2014, we need to send as many of these conniving, duplicitous Senators home as we are able. I’m starting with un-Texan John Cornyn. Texans are looking for his replacement now.
What Cruz and Lee exposed is the dirty little secret of DC Republicans: They aren’t interested in fighting if they can put on a show but keep the party going. When Cruz took to the floor for twenty-one hours and nineteen minutes, he did so from a sense of duty to the promises he had made when seeking office, and from a firm belief that we ought not have meaningless, symbolic votes that offer cover to people who are factually betraying us. If you wonder why there had been such a shrill reaction from some of his Republican colleagues, this is it: He exposed them as double-dealing frauds who claimed to oppose Obama-care while actually enabling its funding. Is it any wonder McCain was on the Senate floor making a perfect ass of himself? Was it any wonder he did so with the assistance of Reid, Durbin, and Schumer? I suppose if I were a duplicitous hack like McCain, or Cornyn, I too would be mad at Ted Cruz. As it is, I thank him and Mike Lee for showing us which Senators are really on our side, but also those who are not. The effort was magnificent, and we would do well to learn all we can from it, acting accordingly in future elections.
Editor’s note: With apologies to Senator Flake, it appears he was otherwise engaged. Read the story here. Given his vote on the immigration bill, I still believe he is aptly named.