Silence and Betrayals of GOP Senate Leaders Killing America
By George Rasley
The silence of Republican leaders has led Democratic leaders to think they’re winning the battle over the future of America and that the Senate GOP will cave to their demands on any issue.
And why shouldn’t the Democrats think they can win? For the past three years the GOP’s congressional leaders hid whenever any part of Donald Trump’s conservative – populist MAGA agenda came up and stalled around avoiding any showdown with the Democrats over everything from the Wall, to immigration limits, to the revolution going on in the streets of Democrat-controlled cities.
So, it really shouldn’t have surprised us that, in response to demands for trillions more spending on the broad wish list of Democrat and Far Left priorities, there has been a deathly silence followed by a cave-in by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Majority Whip John Thune.
“Just came from Progressive Democrat, whoops, I’m mean Republican caucus,” Senator Rand Paul tweeted sarcastically after the Senate GOP draft was unveiled.
“The majority of Republicans are now no different than socialist Democrats when it comes to debt. They simply don’t care about debt and are preparing to add at least another trillion dollars in debt this month, combined with the trillions from earlier this summer,” he added.
And Sen. Paul wasn’t the only one who came away from the Senate Republican “leadership” meeting wondering if he hadn’t wandered into the wrong room.
“Right now, our main priority needs to be overcoming these unprecedented public health and economic crises. We don’t need to add trillions of $$$ to our national debt,” Cruz tweeted according to reporting by Newsweek’s Jason Lemon. “We need to reopen the economy and get people safely back to work.”
Mr. Lemon also reported GOP Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, who also rose to prominence with the Tea Party, told The Hill that Congress should not approve “a dime more” until after they’ve “thoroughly taken a look at the $2.9 trillion we’ve already authorized” to understand how much of the funds have actually been spent.
“When we were in the minority, we were able to put a brake on Obama’s desires,” Johnson said, suggesting that the Republican Party has stopped being fiscally conservative now that it’s in the majority.
Pork barreling your way to reelection is the go-to Mitch McConnell playbook – and it might work for him, but it doesn’t look like it is working for a goodly number of other Republican incumbents who are looking very weak in the polls and fundraising right now.
But the massive and virtually unaccountable spending is not the Senate GOP leadership’s biggest problem.
Most conservatives recognize that getting a Senate majority of full spectrum conservatives is an aspiration not a present day reality, and that we are stuck fighting today’s battle to save our country with the army we have, rather than the army we wish for.
The biggest problem Mitch McConnell and John Thune have created for the Senate GOP is that since confirming Brett Kavanaugh Senate Republicans haven’t tackled one item on the conservative agenda.
And the whole “but judges” argument rings pretty hollow when Republican appointees to the Supreme Court, such as Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Gorsuch, misfire on important decisions on religious liberty, DACA and the right-to-life.
Senate Republican leaders seem oblivious to the disaster for constitutional liberty that looms on November 3, or rather they are oblivious to their role in setting it in motion and the narrow window they have to turn things around.
No one in the Senate GOP leadership seems to have demanded that Senator Lindsey Graham actually issue the subpoenas to Comey, Strzok, McCabe, Halper, Ohr, Susan Rice and Sally Yates, and Hunter Biden that he has been threatening and promising.
No one in the Senate GOP leadership has broken their silence and supported President Trump as he has almost singlehandedly battled the insurrection taking place in the streets of Democrat-controlled cities.
No one in the Senate GOP leadership stood with Senator Mike Lee of Utah as he spoke out against the outrageous betrayal of originalist constitutional principles in the Supreme Court’s recent decisions on abortion and the creation of a legislation-free body of transgender constitutional rights.
And it appears to have become an article of faith among the Senate’s GOP leaders that spending unlimited amounts of money on everything from federal lands to new rounds of “economic stimulus” is the way to assure the reelection of their majority.
History, and today’s polls, prove that these, and their many other betrayals, coupled with their deafening silence on the ongoing insurrection are a recipe for defeat.
As CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie documented in his book TAKEOVER, “The disastrous policies of the Big Government Republicans and their content-free campaigns caused the voters to want to fire Republicans in 2006 and 2008—and certainly gave voters little or no reason to hire them in 2012.”
What turned things around was first the fire in the belly of the grassroots conservatives of the Tea Party, and in 2016, the white-hot desire to Make America Great Again of the conservative populist coalition of Donald Trump’s movement. Those fires are still burning to reelect Donald Trump, but they are at best banked, with embers dying for Republican Senate incumbents.
It doesn’t have to be this way. History shows us that when Republicans nationalize the election and Americans are presented with a clear alternative between a conservative vision of America and a liberal version of America, voters usually choose the conservative candidate. Republicans never, ever win a big election unless they nationalize the election by campaigning on a conservative agenda – drawing a sharp contrast between the Democrat worldview and the conservative worldview.
And, as the Democrats have moved further and further to the Socialist Left, it should be easy for Republicans to campaign against Democrats when:
Joe Biden said the police are the enemy of the people.
Joe Biden said he’s in favor of defunding the police.*
Joe Biden announced an immigration plan that grants citizenship to between 11 million and 20 million illegal aliens creating a tsunami of new Democrat voters that will ensure America becomes a one-party socialist state.
Joe Biden said he would rescind the religious exemption just upheld by the Supreme Court and force the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious organizations to fund abortions.
New York Democrat Mayor Bill DeBlasio cut $1 billion from the New York police budget in the midst of the city’s largest murder surge in 30-years.
Relatively moderate Democrat Rep. Eliot Engel, the House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman, was defeated in the primary by Jamaal Bowman, a Far Left activist in the mold of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Rep. Ilhan Omar said Democrats want to dismantle the American economy and constitutional government, which she called a “system of oppression.”
Democrat Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley introduced bill to defund the police and give reparations to African-Americans, along with many other radical proposals.
Democrats announced their 2020 Platform would give asylum to the world’s migrants — inviting them all to the United States to live and work.
The Democrats announced their 2020 Platform will reinstitute and add to the oppressive Obamacare healthcare mandates.
Democrat activist and BLM founder and leader Shaun King said ‘white European’ Jesus statues should be torn down.
Democrat activist and BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors admitted she and other members of the organization are “trained Marxists.”
And in response to the mob destruction of a statue of Christopher Columbus in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said, “People will do what they do.”
Republican Senators and Senate candidates who run content-free, keep your head down campaigns are destined to lose.
Our message is simple – if Republicans want to retain their Senate majority, have any hope of taking the House, and save America as a constitutional republic they have to get in the fight and draw a clear contrast between themselves as the conservative candidates of traditional values, law and order and economic opportunity and the New Far Left Democrats’ mob violence and socialist revolution.
*Chis Wallace was wrong: When he was asked whether he agrees that the government can “redirect” police funding, Joe Biden replied, “yes, absolutely.”
George Rasley is managing editor of Richard Viguerie’s ConservativeHQ.com. A member of American MENSA and a veteran of over 300 political campaigns, including every Republican presidential campaign from 1976 to 2008. He served as lead advance representative for Governor Sarah Palin in 2008 and has served as a staff member, consultant or advance representative for some of America’s most recognized conservative Republican political figures, including President Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. He served in policy and communications positions on the House and Senate staff, and during the George H.W. Bush administration he served on the White House staff of Vice President Dan Quayle.
Published with Permission of chq.com