Friday, November 5, 2010

An Uncompromising Mid-Term Election Win

Beginning Tuesday evening when it was apparent to even the most liberal television commentator that the Republican party would take control of the House of Representatives with near historic gains not seen in most living peoples' lifetime, they all seemed to immediately switch gears and began to put forth the notion that now the GOP had to govern instead of just obstruct; in other words, they were going to have to learn to compromise with the Senate and President Obama.

Really?  That is the recommendation from the "objective" main stream media, all of the remaining Democrats in office, and even some of the elitist establishment Republicans?  The Republicans will have to compromise? 

With the fervor and intensity of the tsunami that just washed the Republicans into the House, how can these people seriously think that compromise is what most of the voters in this still center-right nation wanted when they cast their ballots three days ago?  I am thinking there is more "house cleaning" to do in 2012, if you'll pardon the pun, since evidently there are still a few folks that didn't GET THE MESSAGE!

Now, I am not surprised by this tactic.  Indeed, President Obama laid the groundwork for this in a New York Times story by Peter Baker back on October 12th, where Baker wrote,

Obama expressed optimism to me that he could make common cause with Republicans after the midterm elections. "It may be that regardless of what happens after this election, they feel more responsible," he said, "either because they didn't do as well as they anticipated, and so the strategy of just saying no to everything and sitting on the sidelines and throwing bombs didn't work for them, or they did reasonably well, in which case the American people are going to be looking to them to offer serious proposals and work with me in a serious way. "

It is striking to me, since when the Democrats have taken the reins of government in the past, they have never stated seriously that they intended to work with Republicans and compromise; nor have their allies in the media ever suggested such a proposal either.

Indeed, after Obama's election in 2008, despite occasional campaign rhetoric to the contrary, Obama had no intention of compromising with the Republican members of congress even then.  In fact, many folks may recall that just three days after his inauguration when the new president had gathered congressional leaders of both parties to the Whitehouse to discuss his proposed economic stimulus, House Republican Whip Eric Cantor gave President Obama a list of modest proposals for the bill. Obama said he would consider the GOP ideas, but told the assembled Republicans that "elections have consequences" and "I won." As I said, President Obama had no intention of compromising on his policies from the very beginning.

Can anyone imagine that when in 2006 when the Democrats took control of congress saying, "Well we still have two more years of George W. Bush, so we will have to work with him and compromise."?  Heck no, nor would I honestly expect them to have ever done so.  This, evidently, is just another example of one of the Democrats' double standards that should only apply to their loyal opposition. 

Well, let me say something loud and clear to my newly elected officials, and to those that escaped the voters' wrath this time.  You good people were elected not to compromise but rather to repeal the un-Constitutional Obamacare act, ensure that cap & trade legislation is not passed, cut spending across the board, secure our national borders, and ensure that taxes are not raised in the midst of this recession.

You do NOT compromise on any of these agenda items or there will be a huge repeat of this last election come 2012.  And,accordingly, the Republican Party will have rendered itself inconsequential since conservatives will relegate them to the sidelines as they take control of congress. 

Compromise is largely what brought America to this brink.  We even compromised with a Democrat-lite presidential candidate for the GOP in 2008 and thus lost.  Why get a wanna-be when you can vote for the real thing?  Ironically, even John McCain has tacked right as he saw the writing on the wall if he continued his "maverick" ways. 

The bottom line is this: We need senators and congressmen that will follow and defend the Constitution, cut government waste and spending to austerity levels, and listen to the will of the people.  We need a hell of a lot more Jim DeMint's and a lot less Lindsey Graham's in other words. 

We The People voted you folks in to address these items, and so you shall, or we will replace you with those who will in two years.  In the meantime, there is no room for compromising when what you are doing is right.  Indeed, why would anyone wish to compromise with policies that have brought us to these perilous times?  One does not compromise when the object of such compromise is wrong!  Stay steady and true!

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