Why? Because according to author and former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy it signals that the House of Representatives and the old Republican establishment controlled by the Bush wing of the GOP, has no plans to get tough on the pressing issues of the day.
What are those issues that will ultimately destroy America if not fiercely fought over now? McCarthy tells us in a piece he penned earlier this week at PJ Media (Hat tip: Cathy). Emphasis throughout is mine.
Simply put: Republicans are all talk and no action!
We’ve now seen enough to draw a conclusion: the Republican Party says what it believes must be said to entice conservative votes at election time, but it is not remotely serious about implementing limited government policies or dealing with the two central challenges of our age, existentially threatening deficit spending and Islamic supremacism.
Please read McCarthy’s whole very detailed case about why the Republicans are, well, wimps! (my word not McCarthy’s) for not standing up for their Constitutional duties in the US House of Representatives on budgetary matters and wimps for not having the guts to support Rep. Michele Bachmann and her handful of cohorts who bravely came forward with information that the Obama Administration has compromised our national security and want an investigation.
In conclusion, McCarthy clearly suggests its time for many of us to move-on:
This has to stop. The current crop of Republican leaders has shown no stomach for the fight. In fact, notwithstanding that President Obama lost a remarkable ten million votes from 2008 in his narrow reelection last week (i.e., 13 percent of his support), House Speaker John Boehner is treating him as if he has a mandate to continue his failed policies – as if the country and its representatives have no choice but to roll over on the immensely unpopular Obamacare law and concede on feeding Leviathan even more revenue and borrowing authority without deep cuts in spending (see Jeff Lord’s account, here); as if the country shares Boehner’s insouciance about the Islamist threat.
By reappointing Boehner and his leadership colleagues today, Republicans are telling us that their answer to failure is more of the same. They have a right to make that choice, but there is no reason why Americans who are serious about our challenges should follow along. The Republican establishment is content with more government, more debt, and more entanglement with our enemies. When called on it, they tell us they are powerless to stem the tide. But the problem is the lack of will and a sense of urgency, not lack of power. It is time to find a new vehicle to lead the cause of limited, fiscally responsible, constitutional government. The Republicans are telling us they are unwilling to be that vehicle. If that is the case, it is time to move on.
McCarthy is the author of several books and his latest is ‘Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy’ about the disastrous, but much ballyhooed by the mainstream media, historic shift—the Arab Spring.