Posted by: Judy K. Warner | October 16, 2013

House Republicans are giving up: we need new Republicans

Erick Erickson of Red State writes:

House Republicans have signaled they are giving up.

They’ll merge their ideas with Mitch McConnell’s ideas. The result will be a funded government, raised debt ceiling, and nothing done with Obamacare.

Throughout this fight, Harry Reid has outsmarted Mitch McConnell. Repeatedly, Reid used the Senate’s rules to toss aside numerous proposals from the House while McConnell looked on not knowing how to fight back.

Reid knows how to beat McConnell. If Reid fights hard, McConnell backs down and tries to blame others. McConnell’s lieutenants attack Ted Cruz so “the Leader” can deflect from his own legislative impotence. And he continually is one step behind Reid in his knowledge of how to use the Senate’s complicated rules to win a fight.mike_lee_ted_cruz_getty-e1374790546716

I had great hopes for some results from the anti-ObamaCare campaign by Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and some others.  I guess I didn’t give enough credit to the continued power of the media and the continued lack of spine by Republican leaders and members in the House and Senate.

Conservatives’ drive to defund ObamaCare and then to weaken its worst features was an attempt to save America and the American people from this monstrosity — a humanitarian goal if there ever was one.  The left defined it as an attack on Obama (because he’s not white, of course) — and their definition seems to have stuck.  There will be no changes.

And Democrats know they just have to wait and not give in.  Republicans will negotiate with themselves until they’ve given everything up.  That’s where they are now.

As Erickson concludes,

 It is time to fight this out in primaries in 2014. Given just how poorly Crossroads performed in 2012, I like our odds with Heritage ActionSenate Conservatives FundMadison ProjectClub for GrowthFreedomWorksFor America, and others.



  1. There’s plenty of ground to do battle for liberty in Maryland. Allen West was here recently, and said “fight where you are” Voter outreach is the key – and we have some great voices to lead this cause in our state. Each one of us needs to wake up and get involved personally – and there are plenty of opportunities. Let’s don’t obsess with the actions of fools around us, but do the good we can to speak out in meaningful ways for the freedom from government control and irrationality that we all know is the only path that leads us in a hopeful direction for the future.

    Just remember, that just a few years ago, Jim Demint was just about the only senator with a lick of commonsense and integrity to principles of sanity in the Senate. And now we have a growing number of others. There are good patriot candidates stepping up everywhere in the 2014 elections, and if we all lend a hand, we can shift the group in the right direction even further. The main thing is turn off the mainstream media, and refuse to listen to the lies and fears so readily available in society. Let’s protect our minds from the corrupt pollution around us each day, and keep moving towards the light of truth.

    don’t despair – focus on the good we can do, and ignore the rest that we can’t do anything about anyway. don’t waste time and energy in worry about what you can’t change – concentrate on the good things we can do; and there are many forms of action we can all take to move ahead.

    • Thank you Lee. Those are wise words. From now until November 5 people can help by making phone calls for the Cuccinelli campaign in Virginia. Here’s the volunteer signup page:

      • Judy,
        Cuccinelli is an obvious and wise choice for Virginia. And I commend everyone available and interested to get on board with his campaign. However, let’s don’t forget the hard work that we must do in Maryland. We have to make up for many years of neglect – so it’s a hard road back to sane, rational government. Don’t give up on Maryland, the “free state”.

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