Republicans Have Controlled the House 20 of the Last 28 Years

 

Everything has gotten worse, whether it be the border, culture, economy, debt, budgets, government abuse and inefficiency, or the size of government. This is the House closest to the people. All the leftist initiatives have been funded and not a dollar has been cut from any agency. The best we have gotten is slowing the rate of growth.

The same people have been in charge forever. All of these people in the top positions of the GOP are largely still there. We don’t need McCarthy. We do not need his pals. They have failed. All the GOP had to do in any one of those 20 years was sit there and do nothing. Refuse to fund so many of the things they claim they are against. Let it disappear into the wind. It should be easy for the party of “small government” and “less spending” just to sit there and let it go away. Something they could never bring themselves to do.

Imagine if someone told you all you have to do is sit there and do nothing, and the thing you want most will happen. How hard would it be for you to just sit there? Hey, you want that supermodel to fall in love with you? Sit there and do nothing. No! I gotta raise the budget!

Those 19 Republican holdouts who want concessions just have to sit there and do nothing and refuse to agree to keep the machine going. If McCarthy is so skilled a wheeler-and-dealer, he should be able to give them what they want and come to an agreement. If he isn’t, then we don’t need him as a leader.

It is about time the machine came to a halt and we had a government that refused to go along with anything. Especially for the party that claims “the government that governs least governs best.” It is not hard to sit there and do nothing, especially when you believe in doing nothing or claim to.

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  1. BDB Coolidge
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    @BDB

    GlenEisenhardt: If McCarthy is so skilled a wheeler and dealer he should be able to give them what they want and come to an agreement. If he isn’t, then we don’t need him as a leader. It is about time the machine came to a halt and we had a government that refused to go along with anything. Especially for the party that claims “the government that governs least governs best.”

    Huge, key point.  Yuuuge!

    I am proud the Freedom Caucus for using a slender opportunity to great effect.  Imagine if the GOP fought against Democrats and other totalitarian threats as hard as they fight against conservatives!

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  2. BDB Coolidge
    BDB
    @BDB

    Years ago I posted “Join or Die” in the context of the Tea Party.  I explained that that’s not a threat — that’s an offer of a rescue.

    EDIT:  Here you go…


     

    https://haakondahl.com/blog/?p=2317

    Join Us or Be Destroyed

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  3. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    BDB (View Comment):

    GlenEisenhardt: If McCarthy is so skilled a wheeler and dealer he should be able to give them what they want and come to an agreement. If he isn’t, then we don’t need him as a leader. It is about time the machine came to a halt and we had a government that refused to go along with anything. Especially for the party that claims “the government that governs least governs best.”

    Huge, key point. Yuuuge!

    I am proud the Freedom Caucus for using a slender opportunity to great effect. Imagine if the GOP fought against Democrats and other totalitarian threats as hard as they fight against conservatives!

    I kinda disagree with Glen’s statement.  There are times the greatest wheeler-dealer in the world can’t satisfy people who don’t want to be satisfied.  There are several Republicans I’d prefer over McCarthy, but the majority want him.  If the alternative is electing a Democrat Speaker with a Republican-controlled House, then those holdouts might as well switch parties . . .

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  4. Timothy Landon Member
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    Stad (View Comment):

    BDB (View Comment):

    GlenEisenhardt: If McCarthy is so skilled a wheeler and dealer he should be able to give them what they want and come to an agreement. If he isn’t, then we don’t need him as a leader. It is about time the machine came to a halt and we had a government that refused to go along with anything. Especially for the party that claims “the government that governs least governs best.”

    Huge, key point. Yuuuge!

    I am proud the Freedom Caucus for using a slender opportunity to great effect. Imagine if the GOP fought against Democrats and other totalitarian threats as hard as they fight against conservatives!

    I kinda disagree with Glen’s statement. There are times the greatest wheeler-dealer in the world can’t satisfy people who don’t want to be satisfied. There are several Republicans I’d prefer over McCarthy, but the majority want him. If the alternative is electing a Democrat Speaker with a Republican-controlled House, then those holdouts might as well switch parties . . .

    I think the GOP should take no more than 60 days to find 218 votes for a new speaker of the house.  After those 60 days, I want them to use the House to promote GOP policy positions and exercise Congressional oversight over the Biden administration.

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  5. WI Con Member
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    @WICon

    They’ll compromise with the Democrats first. I’m pretty confident of that.

    At this point, I’m more curious to have a real accounting, a ‘reveal’ of who stands where in the GOP.

    Hey, I like Jim Jordan alot and am very sympathetic/supportive of The Freedom Caucus – why isn’t that caucus larger and why aren’t there contenders for the job from that faction?

    I could see this thing blowing up or realigning the GOP. I could see them finally coming out, revealing the decades-long farce and banishing the ‘Conservatives’. Then it’s Third Party time. Maybe not a bad thing, a more honest thing, but the Uniparty will continue to control things. It’s pretty clear to me that we’re a minority. They’ve strung us along for decades. It may be time to rip the bandaid off and work in a honest framework.

    I’d still like to see GOP rule changes where factions or caucuses could run and identify themselves in the primaries. Run as a Freedom Caucus GOP member. Run as a GOP Moderate member. Run as a GOP ‘National Security’ or Libertarian member. Let’s see who voters wish to see control the party.

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  6. RufusRJones Member
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    @RufusRJones

    This is a sideshow to doing what needs to be done: Bomb The Eccles Building. 

     

    https://mises.org/wire/were-living-age-capital-consumption

     

     

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  7. RufusRJones Member
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    @RufusRJones

    Start at 59:30. You might as well go with McCarthy because everything moves left no matter what. 

     

    https://omny.fm/shows/know-your-risk-radio-with-zach-abraham-chief-inves/demetri-kofinas-2

     

     

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  8. BDB Coolidge
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    @BDB

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Start at 59:30. You might as well go with McCarthy because everything moves left no matter what.

    https://omny.fm/shows/know-your-risk-radio-with-zach-abraham-chief-inves/demetri-kofinas-2

    And that’s the difference between desperation and despair.  Why post?

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  9. RufusRJones Member
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    BDB (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Start at 59:30. You might as well go with McCarthy because everything moves left no matter what.

    https://omny.fm/shows/know-your-risk-radio-with-zach-abraham-chief-inves/demetri-kofinas-2

    And that’s the difference between desperation and despair. Why post?

    Unless you overhaul the Fed and the financial system, which for practical political reasons, it’s probably too late, you might as well accept that you are simply substituting socialism with populism. That is the only win here.

     

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  10. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
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    Timothy Landon (View Comment):
    After those 60 days, I want them to use the House to promote GOP policy positions

    . . . which are?

    and exercise Congressional oversight over the Biden administration.

    Hee hee.

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  11. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
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    Stad (View Comment):
    If the alternative is electing a Democrat Speaker with a Republican-controlled House, then those holdouts might as well switch parties . . .

    Rather, the holdouts would be the GOP remnant.

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  12. GlenEisenhardt Coolidge
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    Stad (View Comment):
    controlled

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  13. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
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    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):
    controlled

    That is a great interview. Assuming what Gaetz says is accurate, McCarthy is a reptile.

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  14. Zafar Member
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    @Zafar

    And unsurprisingly:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11599143/AOC-suggests-coalition-government-House-McCarthy-speaker-battle.html

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  15. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    @DonG

    RufusRJones (View Comment):
    you might as well accept that you are simply substituting socialism with populism.

    replacing socialism is worthwhile.  “populism” is just you throwing shade.

     

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  16. RufusRJones Member
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    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):
    you might as well accept that you are simply substituting socialism with populism.

    replacing socialism is worthwhile. “populism” is just you throwing shade.

     

    I’m telling people to quit being idealistic. If you need me to elaborate, ask questions. 

     

     

     

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  17. RufusRJones Member
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    i.e. 

     

     

     

     

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  18. BDB Coolidge
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    @BDB

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    i.e.

     

     

     

     

    This Sophia account is typical of the kook libertarians who think that they discovered sunlight.  Few people are not aware of how monetizing the debt (that’s what it’s called) works — we all took History at some point, and I’ll wager that NOBODY actually involved with formulating said policies doesn’t know exactly what it is.

    She (haha, “she”) is not wrong, but the kook-bait secret-knowledge schtick is tiresome.  Somebody told “her” and now “she” is an expert.

    This whole thing reeks of bait.

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  19. RufusRJones Member
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    BDB (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    i.e.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    This Sophia account is typical of the kook libertarians who think that they discovered sunlight. Few people are not aware of how monetizing the debt (that’s what it’s called) works — we all took History at some point, and I’ll wager that NOBODY actually involved with formulating said policies doesn’t know exactly what it is.

    She (haha, “she”) is not wrong, but the kook-bait secret-knowledge schtick is tiresome. Somebody told “her” and now “she” is an expert.

    This whole thing reeks of bait.

    People need to get it out of their heads that we are going to fix things in some idealistic sense.

    Take political power. Moving things right in some way is all you can hope for.

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  20. MiMac Thatcher
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    @MiMac

    PS- you need the Senate as well & it helps if the President is on board…

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  21. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    BDB (View Comment):
    Imagine if the GOP fought against Democrats and other totalitarian threats as hard as they fight against conservatives!

    If they did, President Trump would not have been necessary, and would not have happened.

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  22. BDB Coolidge
    BDB
    @BDB

    MiMac (View Comment):

    PS- you need the Senate as well & it helps if the President is on board…

    1. We HAD the Senate, the House, the White House and (arguably) the Supreme Court, so I am sick to God-damned death of hearing this mewling garbage.  Beam it out your lateral array, Geordie.

    2. I guess we’ll just kick rocks and eat worms until somehow, magically, all of that just happens, huh?

    Nope.  These guys are doing the right thing.

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  23. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    Stad (View Comment):

    BDB (View Comment):

    GlenEisenhardt: If McCarthy is so skilled a wheeler and dealer he should be able to give them what they want and come to an agreement. If he isn’t, then we don’t need him as a leader. It is about time the machine came to a halt and we had a government that refused to go along with anything. Especially for the party that claims “the government that governs least governs best.”

    Huge, key point. Yuuuge!

    I am proud the Freedom Caucus for using a slender opportunity to great effect. Imagine if the GOP fought against Democrats and other totalitarian threats as hard as they fight against conservatives!

    I kinda disagree with Glen’s statement. There are times the greatest wheeler-dealer in the world can’t satisfy people who don’t want to be satisfied. There are several Republicans I’d prefer over McCarthy, but the majority want him. If the alternative is electing a Democrat Speaker with a Republican-controlled House, then those holdouts might as well switch parties . . .

    So you are okay with Republicans that would look out for us then  losing their committee positions?

    Sorry but that is one major reason I want no part of a McCarthy speaker of the house deal.

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  24. Mad Gerald Coolidge
    Mad Gerald
    @Jose

    I’m pretty tired of this issue already, but Liz Peek at Fox News put out the most clarifying explanation about why this is happening.  She makes this point that I think we all agree with:

    The midterm elections delivered an unmistakable message: voters are not buying what the GOP is selling. 

    Some say voters have no idea what Republicans stand for.

    That would be me.

    Peek goes on to list the demands of those voting against McCarthy, and those demands are not unreasonable.  In fact, McCarthy is unreasonable not to agree.

    McCarthy opponents cause House chaos but raise valuable objections – Republican Party needs a reboot

    This is the best information I have seen.

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  25. BDB Coolidge
    BDB
    @BDB

    Mad Gerald (View Comment):

    I’m pretty tired of this issue already, but Liz Peek at Fox News put out the most clarifying explanation about why this is happening. She makes this point that I think we all agree with:

    The midterm elections delivered an unmistakable message: voters are not buying what the GOP is selling.

    Some say voters have no idea what Republicans stand for.

    That would be me.

    Peek goes on to list the demands of those voting against McCarthy, and those demands are not unreasonable. In fact, McCarthy is unreasonable not to agree.

    McCarthy opponents cause House chaos but raise valuable objections – Republican Party needs a reboot

    This is the best information I have seen.

    You could make that a post in its own right, just the way it is.  Good stuff.

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  26. RufusRJones Member
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    @RufusRJones

    If you listen to red eye radio about 20 minutes in they give a very good explanation of why the right is never going to control spending, and how these guys don’t have any plan about what they are doing stopping the speaker election. Same thing with Ben Shapiro. I don’t see how you can argue with any of it. 

    The only thing you can do these days is grab any  political power and force anything right that you can.  

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  27. RufusRJones Member
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    @RufusRJones

    This isn’t my bag really, but I think the problem  is *more*  the phenomenon of RINOs that aren’t conscious about limiting their damage in various ways. Sometimes you have to have a RINO otherwise you’re going to get a Democrat, but people like John McCain and Lisa Murkowski are just unnecessary damage. Why in the hell didn’t speaker Ryan help Trump focus to get rid of the ACA? They should have waited a year if they couldn’t get it done. Same thing with the wall. Being thoughtless and inarticulate about social issues. etc.

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  28. RufusRJones Member
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    @RufusRJones

    Remind yourself to vote. 

     

     

     

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  29. RufusRJones Member
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    @RufusRJones

     

     

     

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  30. BDB Coolidge
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    @BDB

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

     

     

     

    Trivial — now McCarthy starts pleading for his life.  Or he dies.

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