I am probably going to get in trouble with some “party” people with this posting, but I am personally confused by the actions of so called conservatives and their reasoning for doing what they are doing.
I would have thought after all the fraud in the 2012 Presidential election and the very obvious fact the Republican Party said NOTHING nor did ANYTHING about all the obvious actions and deceit taken for the current president to stay in office, Republicans would wake up and admit they had been sold down the proverbial river.
How many times does the Conservative side of the Republican Party have to get stabbed in the back before they have bled out? Where is the outrage? When Obummer’s multi police forces come slamming through your doors in the dark hallows of a cold night, what are you going to do? “Ghee, I didn’t think it was that bad.” “I should have listened and paid better attention.” “I never thought my own party would set me and my family up for a kill like this” as you are sitting in a FEMA camp somewhere knowing everything you have worked for all your life and your precious country has just raised the flag of Communism/New World Order!
Are you people nuts? You are out there walking around scratching your head asking “what just happened again?”
We worked diligently in 2010 to get conservatives elected to congress and one of two things happened: 1) they forgot they were conservative and have voted along with the Progressives or 2) if they stood their ground and they were then stripped of their committee appointments removing their “representation to their voters” and at the very least packaged into a closet somewhere in hopes the world will forget they are there.
Now we go through the 2012 election and find we have been very diligently abandoned by the Republican Party.
If you live in Florida it is just as bad except our legislators make fun of the voters when questioned, quote history incorrectly or change the wording of history to fit their liberal or racist agendas.
Explain to me please why you want your elected “arrogant, smart mouths” to be your friends? Why is it you show outrage at their disrespect and then turn around and invite them to speak at your events? Have you decided to play their game in order to survive rather than stand up for your principles and what is right?
It is called playing dog – lie down, roll over and shut up”
The Republican Conservatives in Washington have been fighting back to their peril. Showing their disgust and unhappiness with the leadership in the House, Conservatives have been stripped of their appointments to committees with the addition of the disrespect of the House leader by not informing them of the removal – just the press.
Taxpayers should be screaming bloody murder at having another level of their representation stripped from them as well.
Below is an article from Politico Dec 4, 2013
A day after learning he was yanked from the Agriculture Committee, Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp lit into GOP leaders Tuesday, charging that conservative Republicans are punished for not toeing Speaker John Boehner’s line.
“No good deed goes unpunished,” Huelskamp said. “We were not notified about what might occur but it confirms in my mind the deepest suspicions that most Americans have about Washington D.C: it’s petty, it’s vindictive, and if you have conservative principles you will be punished.”
Huelskamp spoke at the briefing with Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), who was booted from the Budget Committee as part of a series of committee moves by Republican leaders that drew criticism from the conservative right. Amash said he still hadn’t been contacted by leadership about what happened, and neither man has been told which committees they’ll be appointed to in the next Congress.
Huelskamp said that when the Republican freshman class of 2010 came in, they were told they had to fund raise for the party and notify leadership how they would vote but could otherwise “vote their conscience and their district.” (Surprised?)
His removal, the congressman said, was “not about principle, it was about obedience.”
“We’ve heard from multiple sources that someone walked in with a list of votes and said if you didn’t reach a particular scorecard of what was considered the right vote, which by the way was not the conservative position, then they were going to remove you from the committee,” Huelskamp added.
Reps. Walter Jones (R-N.C) and David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) were also stripped of plum committee assignments.
Amash, who considers himself a part of the Libertarian wing of the party, said leaders are sending a dangerous message to younger voters who want to be part of the GOP.
“For a party that’s trying to expand its base and reach out to young people I think it’s pretty outrageous,” he said. “It’s a slap in the face to all young people who are thinking about being Republicans, want to be a part of this party, and are being told, ‘Well, if you disagree with leadership just a couple times we’re going to send you home…you don’t get to participate.’”
Well, Representative Amash I agree with you, but I will go on step further and state it is a slap in the face and disrespect to every taxpayer who expects representation from their Congressman/woman or Senator.
I am going to come right out and ask the American people if they believe this is the way to run a country. It sounds more to me like we are living in France or Russia but just have not had the balance of our liberties removed.
Have you already forgotten about NDAA? Where is your outrage? We yelled, screamed, faxed and phone called until we were blue in the face and what happened? They went ahead and voted for the 2013 NDAA bill rather than paying any attention to the bills that were presented to remove 1021 and 1022.
Is your state addressing Nullification? Florida certainly is not! And if you ask them to you are made fun of and criticized!
Have you noticed the strong conservatives who are sitting congressmen and those running for office were not elected in 2012? Even Allen West – even tho he voted with the establishment on NDAA, they wanted his military intelligent, very vocal voice out of D.C. Why no party help for Karen Harrington?
Florida – Plakon and Costello were left to the wind by the party in their elections and I believe they had become collateral damage – too many questions from taxpayers and things were not fitting together.
Are you still expecting Tea Party Patriots, FreedomWorks and Americans For Prosperity to come up with another answer? Nothing they suggested or ask for worked except donations from you to them. Now you have FreedomWorks exploding internally with no real answers except Dick Armey managed to have his very large salary off of your donations – what is Matt Kibbe getting?
Tea Party Patriots – the top 3 officials taking home $6K a month from your donations and how many tea party groups around the country saw any results for their money that counted. Until this summer Jenny Beth Martin and her leadership refused to address or even learn about Agenda 21. Nothing effective going on here except weekly phone conferences and once in a while representation to a Tea Party event for continued connection.
And let us not forget Americans For Prosperity who see fit to give accolades and kudos to our legislators for “supposedly doing what they are elected to do” and then when the legislators are called on the carpet for passing bad legislation, you get remarks like “but Slade, you just gave me the legislator of the year award – how can you criticize me”? (Scott Plakon – Fl State Rep now gone) Great he lost his re-election – but he was the “Florida 2012 legislator of the year.”
We had so many organizations coming out of the woodwork this last election that claimed they had the answer to win the election and remove the “trash” from office and none of it worked because of fraud from the Democrats and deliberate “back-stabbing” from the Republican Party.
I am not saying their intentions were not good, it is just you cannot win against evil by playing with the devil and his buddies.
Why are there so few of us who seem upset and outraged that the Republican Party openly refuses to support any Republican Conservative grassroots candidates for any office? Do you suppose it is because they only want players or the better term is followers – like dogs on a leash out for a walk – to do as you are told? Or maybe it is just to support the ones that have money! (If you have $250K in the bank, give us a call and we will see what we might be able to do).
How many of us knew from the beginning Romney was not the candidate we wanted but the choice was made for us! It is called “voting by nose holding”!
The Republican Party seems to be asking the question not “What can I do for my fellow Americans” but “How can I screw you today”?
It is time for all Americans with God, the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights to stand up, hold hands and say “NO MORE”.
Start doing your homework, research and vote for the person and not a political hack PARTY who could care less about you and your family! I still do not understand why no one else saw any problems with a new candidate who had no background, and as an unknown raised 2x all the other candidates put together from the established right!
What might help is to read George Washington’s Farewell Address. After everything men and women of this country went through during the Revolutionary Was to create this wonderful country, you might feel more inspired after reading his address.
To read his full Farewell Speech please go to http://www.americaismyname.org/george-washington.html