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Reince Priebus And The Entire Republican National Committee Need To Resign Over Convention Day 1 Clown Show

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Today was the first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, and the first order of business was for the entire Republican National Committee and Donald Trump supporters to turn it into a clown show, by repeatedly denying a roll call vote on the convention floor over the convention rules.

As RedState has been reporting all day; First the Secretary of the convention went into hiding to keep #NeverTrump forces from filing petitions seeking to force a roll call floor vote on the convention rules.

Then one of Priebus’ underlings, Steve Womack, attempted to rubber stamp the rules that the RNC and Trump’s team forced out of the rules committee late last week with a voice vote.

When it became clear in the ensuing chaos that there was more support for a roll call than rubber stamping, Womack attempted a second voice vote, declaring the Yea’s have it.

Only one problem as the audio and video clearly show, the Nay’s, those wanting a roll call, were in the majority(at least vocally).

From there things ended up back at the petition to force a roll call vote, where CNN’s Dana Bash reported Trump and RNC officials twisted the arms of state delegations backing the roll call vote forcing 3 states to drop out(as the RNC puts it), leaving the roll call forces 1 state short of the number needed to press the issue.

All of this led Virginia delegate, and Cruz supporter, Ken Cuccinelli, toss throw down his credentials and storm out of the Quicken Loans arena. Reports are that the Iowa, Colorado, and Virginia delegations have all walked out of this clown show.

Reince Priebus, Steve Womack, Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, and the rest of the RNC and Trump teams have since the rules committee meet last week been actively working to suppress all possible opposition to Trump nomination just as feverishly as Turkey’s Islamist Fascist Erdogan has been purge his country of opposition.

This clown show of a convention(and its only Monday), the way the RNC and its leadership have been acting and behaving, and the long-standing goon and bully tactics of the Trump campaign team, should be reason enough for every Republican leaning voter to demand that Reince and every one else at the RNC must resign immediately.

If this debacle of a convention continues on its current pace by Thursday night there won’t be a Republican Party; we’ll have the Trumpsters, the GOP establishment, and conservatives all splintering off into their own parties/camps, and there will probably never be any reconciliation in any of our lifetimes.

Congratulations Reince and the RNC, your protectionism of Trump, and Trump himself, is going to kill the GOP long before we ever get to November.

God, deliver us from this hellish nightmare and bless Ted Cruz with the GOP presidential nomination; this country can’t take much more Trump.

To Stop Hillary And Save The Republic A Conservative Coup D’etat Needs To Happen In Cleveland

never-trump-copyHillary Clinton cannot be allowed to become President of the United States.

Protecting the Bill of Rights, growing the economy, defeating the Islamo-Nazis, dealing with the nations nearly $20 trillion national debt and $100 trillion in unfunded liabilities for entitlement programs requires a strong leader.

Defeating the Clinton Crime Family, the liberal media, the unions, and the advocates of amnesty and open borders(plus the pro abort) takes money, organization, grassroots support.

As the evidence is showing it is a tall mountain to climb for Donald Trump to accomplish that all important objective of defeating Hillary.

Internal data from a new CNN poll shows that 48% of Republican voters want someone other than Trump with less than a month to go until the GOP convention in Cleveland.

This comes after reports of how absolutely little money the Trump campaign has, and its complete lack of any fundraising capability.  Making matters worse for Trump is that expenditure reports show he gives a lot of what money his campaign is spending on Trump brand companies and on Trump himself and his family. Yes Trump is paying himself a salary from his campaign to run for President.  It is so bad for Trump that in the month of May Ted Cruz, who dropped out of the race following the Indiana primary at the start of the month, out raised him substantially and still has more cash on hand than Trump does.

It is enough to rekindle the talk Hugh Hewitt started of the delegates and alternate delegates to the convention in some way dumping Trump and selecting someone else.

On Tuesday Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said that delegates should vote their conscience at the convention:

I think historically, not just this year, delegates are and should be able to vote the way they see fit. … We’ll see how things go between now and the convention as to what the next steps are. I’m not going to speculate now only because you all know the situation may change by this afternoon, let alone between now and the convention.

Walker is currently bound to back Ted Cruz at the convention as a Wisconsin delegate due to Cruz’s big win in that state in early April.

Any effort at a coup d’etat at the convention is likely to have a good deal of support given a recent teleconference between delegates and alts opposed to Trump had several hundred members.

Let us not forget that Ted Cruz was sweeping up the delegates prior to his dropping out of the race, meaning that the convention floor is going to be filled with a large number of conservatives and Tea Partiers who would be receptive to any effort that might seek to replace Trump with a much better candidate, like say Ted Cruz.

We know Hillary Clinton as President will be a disaster for our country and would cement the damage done to our Republic by Barack Obama. We also know Donald Trump is Herbert Hoover on steroids. Something called the Great Depression happened in large part because of the policies of Hoover, who was a protectionist like Trump, what will happen if Trump’s trade war with China happens, are we going to have the Yuge Depression coming out of the Obama malaise.

The American people are hurting. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights hang by a thread. The Republic is in grave peril.

For the love of God; delegates please bring sanity back and do whatever it takes to give the Republican Party nomination to Ted Cruz(or some other solid conservative, none of this Bill Kristol garbage, or Mitt Romney talk.)

 

Rep. Bustos Attacks GOP Over Trump In House Floor Speech, While Completely Forgetting Her Party’s Racist Past

Rep. Cheri Bustos(D-IL)

Rep. Cheri Bustos(D-IL)

Thursday Illinois Democrat congresswoman Cheri Bustos took to the House floor to attack Donald Trump, the Republican Party, and congressional Republicans over the racists comments Trump made about a federal Judge, however in doing so she kind of forgot about her own party’s racists past and made a mockery of one of the important and historic accomplishments the GOP is responsible for regarding race.

Bustos said that, “We know that the diversity of our nation makes us greater. So whenever racism rears its ugly head, all of us, Democrats and Republicans, have an obligation to reject it Mr. Speaker. ,I have been very disturbed to see so many of my Republican colleagues trying to tiptoe around this offensive behavior of the new leader of their party, Donald Trump, I urge all of you colleagues to do the right thing and reject racist policies without any ifs, ands, or buts.”

 

Bustos also said, “ I would remind my colleagues that this is the year 2016, it’s not 1916, it’s not 1816. We as a nation have come so far, but there was a time when I, as a woman, would not have been allowed to vote, let alone speak on the floor of this chamber. There was a time when our friends in the congressional black caucus or in the hispanic caucus would not have been welcomed here.”

The congresswoman forgot to say that the reason why African-Americans in particular faced such discrimination for much of the nations history was the outright racism of her very Democrat Party and her lack of knowledge of the history of Congress and of these United States is down right sad.

It was her party that wrote and passed the Jim Crowe laws. It was her party that institutionalized segregation. It was her party that created and supported the Klan.

Admonishing Trump is one thing, attacking the whole of the Republican Party because of his verbal diarrhea is completely out of line.

It was the Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party that ended slavery. It was the Republican Party and a Republican Congress, and a Republican President Ulysses Grant who tried to stamp out the Klan in its early years. And it was the Republican Party that put the first African-American into a seat in Congress, a person who also just happens to be the only African-American Speaker of the House in our nations history, Joseph Rainey. And it was congressman Rainey, President Grant, and the Republican Party that past important reconstruction era civil rights legislation.

Also what party again had all of the minority candidates in its presidential field this cycle? Wasn’t it the Republican Party with Cruz, Rubio, Carson and Jindal.

 

If Trumpertantrum Is Going To Lead The GOP Then I’m Out

Killed by Donald J. Trump

Killed by Donald J. Trump

Two very shameful things happened tonight in Indiana. 1) Trumpertantrum won the primary and 2) Ted Cruz dropped out of the race.

The combination of the two means that Trumpertantrum is now going to be the head of the Republican Party and is now going to be the GOP presidential nominee.

I have never voted for a Democrat in my life and I am not going to start now.

There is no way in Hell that I am going to back someone for President, who believes the garbage that the National Enquirer prints.

There is no chance in Hell that I can support someone whose chief economic policy is going to result in a depression causing tariff and trade war with China and the rest of the world.

There is no way I’m voting for someone who has given more money than I could ever hope to count to the worst of the worst liberal Democrats in the country, and the GOPe, and has given nothing, not even lifted one finger to help any conservative or Tea Party candidate nor any of our causes.

There was never much chance I could back someone who is all over the map on abortion.

And yet that is the very person gullible idiots and unprincipled opportunists have forced on we Conservatives.

We’ll if that is the way things are going to be, then count me out of the Trumpertantrum Party.

I don’t know about the rest of you but tomorrow morning I’ll gladly help found a new CONSERVATIVE PARTY.

A party of principles, not cult of personalities, so no Trumpsters and no Paulbots need apply.

A party of resolute opposition to any and everything bad, regardless of who or why it was proposed.

A party focused on fixing DC via Article V.

A party of bold colors, not pale pastels, or progressivism dressed up as populism.

That is the kind of party the GOP would have been under the leadership of Ted Cruz.

Now Ted Cruz gets to be first in line to lead this new Conservative Party.

As me me and how I’ll vote in November it is simple #NeverTrump #NeverClinton

Dem Rock Island County Clerk Accuses GOP Of Witch Hunt For Alleging Voting Problems, Again

Karen Kinney

Karen Kinney

Another election has come and gone, and once again Rock Island county Clerk Karen Kinney is having to deal with allegations of voting problems from area Republicans.

This time around Rock Island Republicans are saying that 10 people are claiming that they were denied being able to register and vote on election day on March 15th.

Kinney says that the latest allegations are a “witch hunt” and that they were trying to create something out of nothing QC Online reports.

In 2014, during early voting for the general election, Kinney’s office had to deal with video showing an electronic voting machine repeatedly switching Republican votes to Democrat. At least a dozen people reported the same problems occurring as they attempted to vote that year.  In response Kinney said that the GOP making the accusations was an attempt at voter suppression.

Can anybody say partisan Democrat party hack posing as a county Clerk.

Ted Cruz NW Suburban GOP Lincoln Day Dinner Speech(Video)

Ted Cruz at NW GOP Lincoln Day Dinner, photo by Mark Weyermuller

Ted Cruz at NW GOP Lincoln Day Dinner, photo by Mark Weyermuller

Friday night in Rolling Meadows Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was the guest of honor for the Northwest Suburban GOP’s Lincoln Day Dinner. Here is video of his speech. 1,000 people came out to hear and meet the nations future 45th President.

Kinzinger: FreedomWorks, Heritage Action Purity For Profit Gang

Rep. Adam Kinzinger(R-IL)

Rep. Adam Kinzinger(R-IL)

During an interview with Chicago’s AM 560 The Answer Thursday Illinois RINO congressman Adam Kinzinger was asked by Dan Proft about his op-ed in Crain’s several months ago during the battle over who would replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House. At the time Kinzinger was a loyal leadership yes man backing first Kevin McCarthy the House majority leader, and the Paul Ryan. Kinzinger was also the leader of the opposition attacking the House Freedom Caucus, who derailed McCarthy’s ascension and wanted concessions from Ryan, on a nearly daily basis. In that op-ed Kinzinger said that conservative blogs, talk radio, and conservative groups were fighting House leadership and establishment RINO’s like himself because they were doing it for money.

Kinzinger told Proft that the target of his op-ed was the, “Purity for profit gang. For instance let me point out FreedomWorks. FreedomWorks for instance wanted us to shut down the federal government in 2013. During the federal government shutdown FreedomWorks was trying to raise money based on we’re going to keep the Republican party pure they’re not pure enough, send us $25.”

Kinzinger also attacked Heritage Actions saying, “There are people that exist simply because they need to raise money and do it by creating problems, not solutions. Let me give you an example Heritage Action, not Heritage Foundation, said that we need to split the farm bill from food stamps because they were combined. Then they opposed it any way. I mean its that kind of stuff thats frustrating..Some people have to come out and be honest about whats going on.”

Kinzinger spent the rest of the interview doing his bashing of Donald Trump on behalf on Marco Rubio, something he’s been doing all campaign first on behalf of Jeb Bush.

Kinzinger also has a long history of attacking conservatives and the Tea Party and does not like being criticized for his support of things like amnesty and the Ex-Im Bank.

Rep. Kinzinger: Not Letting Illegals Serve In Military Comes From “Very Ugly Place” In GOP

Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Speaking with the morning crew on AM 1440 WROK(Rockford) Monday congressman Adam Kinzinger talked about last weeks vote in the House to remove a provision in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act pertaining to illegal immigrants given amnesty under President Obama’s unconstitutional deferred deportation(DACA) and said that the sentiments against allowing illegal immigrants to serve in the military comes from a “very ugly place in our party”.

Kinzinger was one of 20 amnesty supporting House Republicans to vote with the Democrats to keep the provision in the NDAA.  They were defeated by the rest of the House GOP caucus.

In the last 9 months or so congressman Kinzinger has repeatedly voted to allow President Obama’s executive amnesty to continue and has long been a staunch supporter of “comprehensive immigration reform”, establishment Republican speak for amnesty.

Kinzinger also said that it “frightens” him that his fellow Republicans don’t support allowing DREAMers and DACA recipients to join the military and thus earn citizenship something Kinzinger desperately would like to see happen to as many DACA DREAMer illegals as possible, and thus make them eligible to vote.

Those who opposed the DACA provision in the NDAA were critical of it because of the fact that the Obama administration is giving pink slips to our combat vets while shrinking the size of and hollowing out the armed forces.  When those two things are happening in conjuncture is not a time to fill our warn and battle tested forces with people who should be deported.

Partial transcript:

I think this amendment to strip this frankly came from a very ugly place in our party that won’t even look at the idea of somebody that’s 3 or 4 years old when they were brought here, looking at the opportunity to say I want to earn an opportunity to be a citizen of the United States of America….There is nothing more Republican in my mind than people earning an opportunity to have a shot at the American dream.

If we as Republicans can’t get behind the idea of studying the merits of earning citizenship in this country by serving in the military than that frankly frightens me and I don’t know what we can stand for that is more Republican than that.

Kinzinger also said something about DACA DREAMers who would end up serving in Afghanistan dying(God forbid) that they would be brought home in a US flag draped coffin not one with the Mexican flag.  I’m not a military man so I’ll leave it up to you grunts and leathernecks to decide if this flyboy offended his band of brothers or not.

GOP Operative Calls Conservatives And Tea Partiers “Uneducated” “Toxic Losers” “Neanderthals” And Ted Cruz Stupid

Frank Dyke

Frank Dyke

Frank Dyke is an area captain with the Winnebago County Republican Party and precinct committeeman in Rockford first ward who most of you have never heard of.  That needs to change because what Frank has had to say in the last few days about conservatives, the Tea Party, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, and congressional candidate and Tea Party leader David Hale is important because it illustrates the mindset and mentality of the neo-Statists that make up the GOP establishment and helps explain why they have been attacking conservatives, the Tea Party, and especially Ted Cruz with gusto recently.

One of my readers Aaron tipped me off to a comment Dyke had made on Illinois congressman Adam Kinzinger’s Facebook page and an ensuing exchange I had with him will leave you breathless and disgusted(at him).

*Note to readers Frank Dyke has a potty mouth so reader discretion is heavily advised.

fd1In the Facebook post Dyke wrote:

Hey, all you pseudo-conservative trolls out there, Republicans lost not because of Rep. Adam Kinzinger, but because you keep nominating toxic idiots who then lose in general elections.  If Aiken in MO and Murdoch in IN weren’t the nominees in 2012 and Christine O’Donnell and Sharron Angle in 2010 we’d have the Senate as well as the House, and the debate over the budget would have gone very differently.  However, its right-wing crank like you that make Republicans lose elections, so we can’t win these bloody budget battles.  This leaves our Republican congressmen no choice besides status quo and total nihilism.  If you don’t like how the budget debate is going, you have no one to blame but yourselves. Talk of RINOs doesn’t help us win budget battles.  Winning elections does.

For the record Todd Aiken won a three-way primary in Missouri and yes things might have been better had Sarah Silverman, who was endorsed by Sarah Palin and was my preferred candidate in that race, won.  The only other option in Indiana than Richard Mourdock was to reelect Richard Lugar, a guy who hadn’t lived in Indiana for decades and was a more reliable Democrat vote than he was for the Republicans.  Christine O’Donnell in Delaware was attacked by Republican establishment figures like Karl Rove the minute she beat RINO Mike Castle making her uphill climb in Delaware even tougher.

After reading that Facebook comment by Frank Dyke I reached out to him and he had some additional things to say.

When asked about the election loses of moderate Republicans like Mitt Romney, John McCain, Bob Dole, Tommy Thompson, Linda McMahon and others Dyke said, “Romney lost because he took outrageously xenophobic policy positions in the primary debates.  He got exactly half the Latino vote that G. W. Bush got in 2000 and 2004.  If he nearly equaled Bush w/ Latinos BO would be a 1-termer.  Linda McMahon was running in CT, a very left of center state, no R could ever win there.  McCain in 2008 represented an electoral repudiation of any Republican in a collapsing economy.  We could have run Jesus in 08 and still lost.  Dole was hurt by the shutdown in ’96 (so if you actually crack a real history book you can see evidence that shutting down the government does not help Republicans).  Tommy Tompson also lost in a Dem sweep year (for WI).”

It should be noted that Byron York of the Washington Examiner did the math and had Mitt Romney gotten 44 percent of the Hispanic vote, which is what George W. Bush got, Romney would have still lost the presidency.  Even if Mitt Romney had gotten 70 percent of the Hispanic vote the outcome still would have been the same, a reelection of Barack Obama.  Also if the shutdown in ’95/’96 had been so bad for Republicans as Dyke contends why did the GOP pick up two Senate seats and maintain control of the House or Representatives?

When I asked Dyke about Rockford Tea Party leader David Hale who is running against Adam Kinzinger in the March 2014 GOP primary Dyke brought out the long knives saying, “I think David Hale is a walking argument for more investment in mental health in Illinois.  The guy is stupid wrapped in crazy wrapped in a wobbly 3rd grader scribble of an American flag.  Of course I welcome candidates discussing and debating their ideas.  Frankly, the more the public understands Hale’s positions, the less votes he will get.  I think Kinzinger could be doing a better job, but if you want to replace him AND strengthen our position in the House, run someone who won’t get other Rs in swing districts in trouble. If, by some unfortunate series of events, that lunatic Hale wins the primary, he will likely be going to Washington.  If such a thing were to happen, his idiocy would not only be obvious to the folks in the stateline, but to the entire country (which the media would be only too happy to help) and the Republican Party’s credibility would be further diminished.  As far as I am concerned, being a part of the Tea Party is like tattooing “DUMB FUCK” across one’s own forehead.”

Dyke wasn’t done being venomous because he had this to say when questioned about the attacks Adam Kinzinger has made against Ted Cruz, the Tea Party, and conservatives, “I think attacking stupidity and the bags of meat it lives in is appropriate.  Cruz has done irreparable harm to our chances of taking the Senate in 2014, and if it wasn’t for the outstanding job of gerrymandering done by our Republicans in other states, might cost us the House, too. Right now we have pseudo-conservatives calling for policies that are a) never going to happen in this country b) so idiotic other Rs are soiled by association and hurt electorally and c) morally repugnant.  I hear activists say we should deport all 11 million illegal aliens (a 21st century Trail of Tears), outlaw homosexuality, and prohibit early-term abortions in cases of rape.  None of these positions is in the national or IL state party platform (for good reason) but somehow this filth keeps bubbling to the surface.  Additionally, positions like these make Republicans LOSE ELECTIONS!!!  If you really want to shrink government’s role in society, like I do, it makes ZERO sense to say and do things that cost Republicans elections, because the Dems that laugh all the way to victory lane sure aren’t going to reign in Uncle Sam.”

For the record I have never heard a single Republican, conservative, or Tea Party leader call for deporting all illegal immigrants, banning homosexuality, or abortions for rape victims.  What I have heard are principled leaders wanting those millions of illegals to self-deport or to be deported when they are encountered by law enforcement during their normal police activities. And as far as Senator Cruz’s intelligence is concerned lets remember Ted Cruz graduated from Harvard Law where Alan Dershowitiz called him one of his smartest students, clerked for Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, taught at the University of Texas school of law, and was the Solicitor General for the state of Texas arguing several cases before the Supreme Court.

After those comments by Dyke I wanted to get his opinion of two passages from Mark Levin’s books Liberty and Tyranny(last two paragraphs of chapter 1) and Ameritopia(part of two paragraphs near the end of the epilogue) that talk about what a conservative is and the Tea Party and he said, “Both are talking about a Tea Party that does not exist. The one I have observed is characterized by ignorance and fear of education. The Tea Partiers I know are uneducated and superstitious, leading simple lives devoid of curiosity or science. They may have mastered their trade, but matters of state are so above their heads they might as well be a different species.  They are like simple neanderthals attempting to understand the advances of the 21st century. Yes, I do think that the ‘governance by agency’ that today defines our Federal Government presents a clear and present danger to our liberty and continues to spread like a cancer throughout our society. However, when I go looking for someone to help kill the cancer, I will seek out the aid of the most educated and competent doctor I can find and leave the neanderthal to his clubs and rocks.”

As has been reported in the last few days a Yale professor did a study of the scientific knowledge of various political groups and found that members of the Tea Party had a higher rate of scientific comprehension than the average person so Dyke’s attack on Tea Partiers intelligence is completely off base.

If you couldn’t tell Frank Dyke has a very low opinion of social issues and conservative positions on those issues which is why I want to point out that according to Dyke’s Facebook profile he self-identifies as an atheist which is rather odd considering that same profile notes that he attended Rockford Christian high school(not exactly a place an atheist would want to attend give Rockford has 4 public high schools) and graduated from Rockford College(now called Rockford University) which is a private institution that was founded as a womans seminary, again not exactly the kind of place an atheist would want to attend given the fact that there are literally thousands of public secular colleges and universities across the country.

There is also one other thing about Frank Dyke that I want to point out to help illustrate that he is a genuine neo-Statist.  Up until this summer Frank was a corporate support representative for WNIJ radio in Dekalb, IL.  WNIJ is Northern Illinois’ National Public Radio(NPR) affiliate.  That there says a lot about why Frank would say and think the things he did about conservatives and the Tea Party, he spent countless hours working for a station, and undoubtedly with co-workers, that have nothing but dripping contempt for conservatives and the Tea Party and thinks the only good Republican is one that agrees with and tries desperately to get along with radical liberal Democrats.

The Winnebago Country Republican Party and its central committee would be well served to end its relationship with Frank Dyke, because according to sources I have close to and within the Winnebago county GOP this isn’t the first time Frank has said some outrageous things.

Status Quo Republicans Are Helping Dem’s For 2014

John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Kyle McCarter

John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Kyle McCarter

There are Republicans in Washington that like the current status quo.  They want Obamacare to live on so they can campaign against it for the next 30 years, just like Republicans have been campaigning on eliminating the Department of Education since Reagan.  They want the government to remain in its current massive, bloated, cumbersome, centralized state so that one day they can have their turn at being in control of it.

These status quo Republicans often direct their harshest criticisms and pointed remarks at conservatives and members of the Tea Party than they do towards the Democrats.

From style and substance, to strategy and tactics these Republicans who find the status quo fine and dandy are helping the Democrats ahead of the 2014 mid-term elections.

Byron York at the Washington Examiner writes:

The House will stay Republican.

Unless it doesn’t. Behind the scenes — in whispered asides, not for public consumption — some Republicans are now worried that keeping the House is not such a done deal after all. They look back to two elections, 1998 and 2006, in which Republicans seriously underperformed expectations, and they wonder if 2014 might be a little like those two unhappy years.

“The majority is at risk,” says one well-connected Republican strategist. “It should be a good year, but you need to run like you’re trying to win, and you need a good, solid strategy.”

The current course of action for the status quo Republicans is to act like, and pander like, Democrats-lite while simultaneously depressing and alienating the GOP base especially on two key issues; defunding Obamacare, or more accurately for the status quo Republicans having zero intention of defunding Obamacare, and trying to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants.

On the Obamacare front Daniel Horowitz writes at RedState:

Roll Call reports that Mitch McConnell is publicly espousing the view that he has always held privately:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told a crowd at a health care forum in Kentucky on Tuesday that while he does not like the president’s health care law, shutting down the government over funding it “will not stop” it from existing.

“I’m for stopping Obamacare, but shutting down the government will not stop Obamacare,” McConnell told the audience at Baptist Health Corbin, according to a WYMT-TV reporter at the event.

In one sentence, Mitch McConnell has articulated why the dinosaur party of the past has failed us and why we will never score points while people like him are in charge.

Moreover, this is exactly why we always lose.  Instead of talking about getting rid of Obamacare and funding the government without Obamacare, GOP leaders are preemptively sabotaging the effort by talking about a government shutdown, so as to play into the messaging of Democrats.  We need to talk about defunding Obamacare and have the House pass a standalone CR funding the government with a law prohibiting any funding for Obamacare.  If Democrats want to shut down the government in order to throw people off their health insurance and chase doctors out of the field, that is their prerogative.

Yet, because of statements like the one from McConnell, Democrats always know with certitude that we will be the ones to blink, even on issues where the public aligns with us.  It is this defeatist attitude that has saddled us with the $17 trillion in debt.  In fact, the only success we’ve seen in recent years was when Republicans engaged in brinkmanship in the ’90s, and actually forced through a balanced budget and welfare reform.

With Senator McConnell joining Sen. Richard Burr, Rep. Tom Cole, Sen. John McCain, Rep. Aaron Schock, Rep. Adam Kinzinger and others effectively denouncing conservatives efforts to defund Obamacare he is admitting he is more comfortable with the status quo than he is with trying to lead the charge to rid this nation of the deadly and destructive monster that is Obamacare.

When it comes to granting amnesty to the millions and millions of illegal immigrants in the country and the droves that keep coming every day we are getting things like this from Senator Marco Rubio:

“I believe that this president will be tempted, if nothing happens in Congress, he will be tempted to issue an executive order like he did for the DREAM Act kids a year ago, where he basically legalizes 11 million people by the sign of a pen,” Rubio said on Tuesday to a Florida radio station. “Now, we won’t get an E-Verify, we won’t get any border security. But he’ll legalize them.”

Rubio then doubled down on his insistence that for the good of the Republican Party and the nation that we have to give millions of illegals amnesty at an event in Florida.(h/t Gateway Pundit)

All of this insistence from status quo Republicans that we have to fund Obamacare and that we have to give the illegals amnesty is enough to drive a person mad to say the least because each of these issues are making it easy for Democrats to win big in 2014.

Those Republicans that vote to fund Obamacare and back amnesty that don’t get primaried will see conservative and Tea Party support for their general election campaigns vanish and without the support of the conservative GOP base Republicans won’t win, period.

Nationally syndicated talk show host and best selling author Mark Levin said as much on his show yesterday.(transcript from The Right Scoop)

My great fear is that guys like Boehner, and quite Frankly Paul Ryan, and Eric Cantor and his goofball McCarthy – they don’t get it at all. Midterm elections in particular are base elections, they are turnout elections. And they’re doing everything they can to turn us off.

Where are they standing ground and keeping ground and fighting? Instead it’s ‘no no we’re not going to shut down the government’. Even if that’s your ultimate view, why do you reveal that to the leftists and the media? It’s like playing poker and the idiot shows his cards – and that’s what he does.

And also, amnesty? Pathway to citizenship? This is their number one issue. No?

And then we have Obamacare. The President of the United States rubbing the Republican’s noses in it, acting like he’s king…an imperial president.

‘No we’ll follow this part of the law. No I’m suspending this part of the law. No I’m deferring this part of the law.’ What the hell is that?

And what are the Republicans doing about it? Now the typical Republican response would be ‘well what do you want us to do about it?’

Here’s what I want you to do. You fools should have been, time and time again, every time he has violated the Constitution, you should have made an issue about it. You should have punished him in some way; denied him some appointee; obstructed some piece of legislation.

Draw attention to this lawlessness so the American people after a year, or two, or three of you consistently explaining it and hammering away at it would, in fact, be aware of what you’re trying to do and say!

But instead, what do we get? What do we get?

We get John McCain attacking Ted Cruz. What do we get? Chris Christie attacking Rand Paul. What do we get? Karl Rove attacking Mike Lee. The same dug-in entrenched losers who may well cost us the House of Representatives in the next election.

And do you know what Obama will do again if he controls the whole damn thing? And he’s banking on it. That’s why he’s putting all these things off. He’s sucking people in to vote for him and then he’s gonna drop the hammer. Then what do we do? ‘We don’t control any – one half of one third or anything else.’

And what are the Republicans going to do then? Blame the conservatives? Blame the Tea Party? What are they gonna do then? ‘We can’t control anything. We don’t even have one half of one third – of course you don’t! Look what you’ve squandered, the opportunity.

This president is pathetic. His policies are a disaster. We have sustained high unemployment, sustained housing problems. The economy is still on its back. He won’t secure the damn border. He’s hollowing out the military. He’s hollowing out NASA.

What the hell, he’s handing you the issues to run on! And what do you do?

You attack conservatives. Brilliant!

Brilliant indeed if the status quo Republicans keep up with their ways they will hand the Democrats the 2014 election on a silver palter, and the worst thing it doesn’t have to be this way.