“The chief problem of American political life for a long time has been how to make the two Congressional parties more national and international. The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy. The policies that are vital and necessary for America are no longer subjects of significant disagreement, but are disputable only in details of procedure, priority, or method …..Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party, which will be none of these things but WILL STILL PURSUE, with new vigor, approximately the SAME BASIC POLICIES.” –1966 Carroll Quigley in his book, Tragedy and Hope
The Morning After the 2014 Elections
This morning I did something I never do. I turned on Fox News to hear what had happened with the election. All local channels were also checked and listened to for a few minutes. The whole Rah-Rah of the Republicans regaining the Senate after 8 years, the new Republican governorships, and seats in congress, was blasting on Fox and conservative radio talk shows. The propaganda being spewed was that we have been saved. What a far cry from the truth.
Every morning program, including Fox, featured their hero, Gov. Chris Christie because he won New Jersey with a 21 point landslide. What does this tell you about the people of New Jersey? I mean really…Christie is certainly no conservative. In 2011, he appointed Islamist Sohail Mohammed for Superior Court judge of NJ. What he didn’t tell folks was that Mohammed was an attorney for Imam Mohammed Qatanani, a radical cleric linked to Hamas that the Department of Homeland Security wants to deport from the country. Mohammed was also the General Counsel for the American Muslim Union, a group closely tied to Qatanani’s mosque, the Islamic Center of Passaic County. The mosque continues to be an outreach partner of the Christie Administration.
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) honored Christie in September of 2014, as one of the heroes making “outstanding contributions to pushing back against Islamophobic trends in 2011 and 2012.” CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas-financing trial and the Justice Department labeled it as a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. Read more about Christie’s Islamic tieshere in the Clarion Project.
Remember too who Christie has as his advisors for his 2016 presidential run. The top two advisors who should worry the public areRichard N. Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a position he has held since July 2003. Haass also has been Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy Studies at The Brookings Institution, (funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York) a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a research associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and aRhodes Scholar. The other wonderful advisor really takes the cake…it’s none other than Soviet Agent, Henry Kissinger. Needless to say, I didn’t spend much time watching these news programs.
Americans really do have very short memories. Do any of you remember the 2010 TP midterm elections? In the 2010 midterm elections, The New York Times identified 138 candidates for Congress with significant Tea Party support, and reported that all of them were running as Republicans. According to a calculation on an NBC blog, of the candidates that were backed by a Tea Party group, or identified themselves as a Tea Party member, 50% were elected to the Senate and 31% to the House, which resulted in 87 new house members. That was a big win for Republicans. Within 6 weeks of taking office, all of these TP candidates drank the Potomac Punch and became the new neo-conservative Trotskyites in the House and Senate.
Let’s just look at what the 2010 TP Republicans voted for…not a pretty sight. Here are just a few of their unconstitutional votes:
- Pigford farm payouts which is nothing more than wealth redistribution.
- Cut, Cap and Balance Act to raise the federal debt limit.
- Voted against cutting 100 billion from Obamacare
- The National Defense Authorization Act was passed, eliminating habeas corpus for American citizens, although many of these new reps claimed it was not in the act…
- They passed the reauthorization of the Patriot Act.
- And here are the names of the 92 house Republicans who stood with Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats when they voted February of 2011, AGAINSTRep. Jim Jordan’s amendment to cut government spending.
Tea Party favorite Allen West even told us the NDAA did not have the elimination of habeas corpus for American citizens, and he even sat on the committee for the NDAA. As good as West is on understanding the dangers of Islam, he failed his constituents a number of times. In fact, when he voted for the debt ceiling increase, he angered his district so much that when he was interviewed after the vote by Laura Ingraham, he called the Tea Party folks schizos. Here is the video of that interview. West lost his next election, mostly because of redistricting, but also because he failed the people who put him in office.
What Will They Fix?
Talk show host, Dennis Prager is fond of stating that all Republicans voted against Obamacare, but what he never states is that all Republicans did NOT vote to defund Obamacare. Now that we have a Republican Congress and Senate, do you believe they’ll defund it? Hell no they won’t…they’ll “tweak” it to suit their own purposes…all for the good of us “useless eaters” and the dumbed down masses, doncha know!
The House has had a majority of Republicans and they could have possibly stopped many of the President’s Executive Orders which are totally unconstitutional. Congress can override an executive order by the President if they have a 2/3 majority vote. They can also pass legislation that won’t allow funding for whatever the President wants to do. This keeps our government from becoming a dictatorship. However, we’ve not heard a peep out of any of our Congress criminals regarding Obama’s overwhelming use of his pen now, have we?
Congress is the legislative arm of the government, not the president. The article, “Do Executive Orders Violate the Constitution?” will answer many of the questions regarding EO’s. Another excellent article on EO’s is this one by Jim Powell at Forbes Magazine.
So, we now have Mitch McConnell as Senate Majority Leader, and John Boehner as Speaker of the House. Don’t those two give you great hope that the Republic will be saved? Highly doubtful in my book. Boehner sides with Obama way too much for my comfort, and of course loves playing golf with the Prez. McConnell is very tight with the Koch brothers and Americans for Prosperity who I’ve written about many times. In a recent article, McConnell’s father-in-law’s ship was found to be carrying a large quantity of cocaine. The Senator is married to Elaine Chao, former Secretary of Labor under George W. Bush. Neither man is a true Constitutional conservative, and their votes and actions tell the tale. They both impress me as male Pelosi’s.
My good and wise friend said this, “The new majority will pretend to tweak Obamacare, but they’ll leave it pretty much intact; they’ll pretend to be against cheap, illegal, immigrant labor, but they’ll fund millions of new, incoming illegals; there will be MORE war, since the chickenHAWKS will be in charge. The end result is that you’ll have to look at senile, old fart Mitch McConnell spewing lies instead of senile, old fart Harry Reid. Wow, isn’t that a refreshing change! I feel so much better about the future, don’t you?“
Please re-read the quote at the beginning of this article. It tells the true story by Professor Carroll Quigley, of Georgetown University and Bill Clinton’s mentor. Quigley was allowed into the archives of the Council on Foreign Relations for two years and wrote his book regarding same…you can still buy a copy of Tragedy and Hope. As he stated, the citizenry gets angry and “throws the rascals out,” only to get a new set of rascals voted in who will continue with the very same agenda.
Is there any hope for the Republic? Perhaps, but it would depend on action by the people. After more than 50 years of watching our nation’s deterioration, I’m not sure there is a lot of hope. Until the citizenry dumps Dancing with the Stars,American Idol, and their sports and beer, and starts demanding their representatives obey the Constitution and listen to the taxpaying public, nothing will change. It is the responsibility of the American people to keep these critters in DC in line. A WWII vet recently told a talk show host that America had become too soft. What an incredibly true statement. We need our citizenry to have the chutzpah (guts) to harass and force these politicos to tow the line. Until we do that, God help us, because we sure aren’t helping ourselves.
Kelleigh Nelson’s article previously appeared at Fellowship of the Minds.