September 24, 2019

Three Cheers for Congressional Retirements!

Timothy Birdnow

The Washington Post bemoans the exit of Republicans from Congress.

Trump’s takeover of GOP forces many House Republicans to head for the exits

Boo hoo!

They begin with George Mitchell, the RINO King, announcing his retirement supposedly after Trump told Ilhan Omar to go back to where she came from if she didn't like the country that welcomed her as a refugee. Is that why Mitchell is splitting? Maybe, maybe not, but what kind of leader quits because he doesn't like the guy in office right now? A leader actually LEADS, and if he is embarrassed by Trump wouldn't it be better to ride it out and work to either a.try to temper Trumps bombastic character by working with him or b.quietly working behind the scenes to find a more reasonable replacement? To quit publicly in this fashion is not the sign of a person we should want in government; it's the sign of a baby who hasn't gotten his way and is throwing a tantrum.

Mitchell allegedly complained when he couldn't get a meeting with Trump over the Omar tweet:

"We’re here for a purpose — and it’s not this petty, childish b------t,” Mitchell, 62, said in an interview in early September. Pence’s office declined to comment.

Yet Mitchell never protested the petty nature of Omar and the other "squad" members comments insulting America and her people. He calls Trump petty, and he may be right, but who were petty first? And  who is making this a public spectacle? Mr. Mitchell clearly is irony-impaired.

The WaPo continues:

Mitchell is among a growing list of House Republicans — 18 to date — who have announced plans to resign, retire or run for another office, part of a snowballing exodus that many Republicans fear is imperiling their chances of regaining control of the House in the 2020 elections.

I've argued for a long time that the GOP had to be purged first before they could act as a vehicle for even holding ground. I remember having this argument with other conservatives as far back as the Bush 43 era; that we had to accept some electoral losses if we wanted to accomplish anything at all. Too few on our side ever agreed, thinking the "bit tent" approach was the key. But when you broaden your base to the point where they no longer agree on basics you have no base at all, and the end result is precisely what we have seen in the GOP; a cadre of professional politicians whose only purpose is to protect their position. They change colors faster than a chameleon, because they want to be everything to everyone.

It leads to division. Divide and Conquer.

It's even worse, because they will play to the media more than the base; the media can do terrible damage to them. The reality is the media IS the base of the RINO wing of the party. As a result, we have been treated to a globalist, fabian socialist program from Congress for decades, and it hasn't mattered who is in office. The pace is all that is different, not the destination. That's because these Republicrats all hold the same positions, because they are playing to the same base. It's the media, the big, big money donors, the international corporations, and whatnot. It's not the voters.

I once read an article by an ex-Congressman (I don't remember who exactly at the moment) who explained how it worked; you spent over half your day on the telephone calling people trying to get donations. Whoever brought in the most money got the best committee assignments and leadership posts. In other worlds, Congress is the best legislature money can buy. They HAVE to please the donors. And who are the donors? Many of them donate to both parties; they are the globalists, the corporatists, the liberal elites.

Without them a Congressman is doomed. He or she will get the worst assignments, the least amount of campaign money, the least amount of attention. When the lose their seat nobody will even remember who they are. OR they can play ball and wind up one of the insiders, the true Mafia, invited to all the right parties, supported by the big names, flown around on junkets by such luminaries as Jeffrey Epstein, etc. It's a seduction, and those who won't be seduced rarely last.

But all of this ties in with a structural defect in the system. If the head fo the party doesn't play along...

The only solution is to get rid of the rotten apples. Like Yahweh keeping the Israelites in the desert until the generation that worshiped the golden calf died, the GOP has to be purged and until that happens it will be nothing but a parasitic organism. The WaPo article states forty percent of the Republicans in Congress are gone since Trump's election. All I can say to that is "thank God!" They are little more than ticks anyway, sucking off the lifeblood of an unwilling host. They need to be burned off, like any tick. I was happy when Eric Cantor was so scorched, for instance.

There can be no real reform with the same people who caused the problem in power.

The article continues:

"Did any member of this conference expect that their job would start out every morning trying to go through the list of what’s happening in tweets of the day?” Mitchell asked, referring to Trump’s Twitter habits. "We’re not moving forward right now. We are simply thrashing around.”

What does he mean "moving forward"? We gained no ground under George W. Bush at all, nor under his father. We've been LOSING ground since Reagan. But we need to return to the "comity"  of the past, the time when two syndicates agreed on how they were going to carve up their crime territories.

If it hadn't been for this very attitude we would never have had Trump. Trump was a response to Republican cravenness. Had the GOP ever had a spine, ever actually listened to the base and tried in good faith to provide what that base wanted we wouldn't be in this pickle with an orange haired carnival barker embarassing them. But they were more eager to get theirs as easily as possible than to do what they promised. If you have a bouncer at the door of your fancy French restaurant you shouldn't be surprised when people turn to Ronald McDonald.

And why should ANYONE listen to the Washington Post for political advice? They freely offer it here.

I welcome the political bloodbath. It would have been better to bathe in clean water, but at least these filthy cretins are soaking in a fluid...

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