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We were right to beware the Ides of March

Arguably, Caesar deserved it. Tea partier voters, decidedly, don’t.

Voters for large numbers of elected tea partiers (54 republicans did vote against the betrayal of We the People as Caesar) now in the GOP House got stabbed in the back again yesterday with Speaker Boehner’s latest passage of another puny Continuing Resolution, essentially on terms dictated last session by former Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

ObamaCare continues to be funded. The Lame Duck Food Safety Bill, Betrayal of Britain for Obama’s START with Russia, and DADT are funded and/or in law. Three stabs by a Lame Duck, but you just wait till The 87 arrive! They arrived. The Legal Services Corporation, Amtrak, PBS, and NPR all continue to be funded. ObamaCare? $100B+ funding as per Pelosi rider from 2010.

Meanwhile, tea partier voters are betrayed even as to the promised yet puny $100B in spending cuts. It seems $61B = $100B in D.C.

Let me dispense some Gamecock math. We long ago wrote off the Democrats as irrelevant to the fight to save America what with 1975 betrayals of the Hmong, appeasement of the Soviets, Bushlied lies, and the massive expansion of the welfare state. We settled for Newt’s puny Contract with America after the penultimate GOP wave election. We settled for compassionate Bush conservatism insult redundancies since at least he cut taxes, killed terrorists and appointed Roberts-Alito.

But now after the ultimate GOP wave election conservative mandate since 1946, we have to endure outright lying betrayals on ObamaCare? Maybe we do have to endure it and suffer from it since we can’t appoint individual minders to accompany Republican office holders into the Chamber to vote. But we don’t have to support them.

As for me and my Hen House…

It will not be enough for even tea partiers to vote right. It is now the duty of the elected to change the minds of a majority of the House on the above issues or insist that Speaker Boehner step down. Speeches of outrage will not be enough. Speeches don’t change the laws that have weakened the nation and continue to deter investment that could ease the debt crisis and the great recession.

People are suffering and a worse crisis looms. Words are cheap.

Elected conservatives must act. Why fear a shutdown when We the People endure economic hard times and Harry Reid will shut it down over as little as $20B? Embrace a shutdown on our terms!

Those terms now include retiring Boehner to Cincy, so he’ll have more time to enjoy March Buckeye Madness.

Mike DeVine

Legal Editor – The Minority Report

Atlanta Law & Politics columnist for

“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson

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6 Responses to Boehner plays Brutus on The Ides of March

  • Bruce says:

    “The Legal Services Corporation, Amtrak, PBS, and NPR”……….Interesting all of the spending you call out here and most of the cuts defined in the $100M cuts fall under “non-defense discretionary spending”, which makes up approximately 20% of the total spending. There is even some talk about cuts in the other 20% which is “discretionary defense spending”. But no one not the democrats not the republicans and not even the tea partiers dare talk about the big ticket item, the “mandatory spending” or entitlements, which is 55% of the spending. That is where the heart of the matter lies and that is what no one will touch. They all quibble about how to cut what amounts to between 2 and 4% of the spending when none of it will really make a difference. It’s not all about cutting benefits for these programs but just coming up with smarter and cheaper ways of implementing these programs. They could raise the age for SS to 69 or even 72. We baby boomers are a healthy bunch and can work a little longer. Take away the social security tax cut off limit of $106K. Come up with a fair flat tax. Then you could get rid of the IRS and use the excess personal to enforce fraud in the entitlement programs. There is a lot that could be done. How’s that for liberal thinking?

    Black in America Baby……..The revolution has been televised

    By the way how did I do on writing complete sentences……………

  • StephC says:

    They could raise the age for SS to 69 or even 72.

    They could but what would it change? Nothing without meaningful overhaul of the system that doesn’t allow Congress or the W.H. to raid it at will.

  • jeffe007 says:

    I must say that I too, have finally had it with the almigty GOP. But, you can hang it up with the whole 3rd party thing in most states. Most states have laws cementing the dems and GOP as the only two parties able to run for election. (I know my home state of GA just recently has allowed the independent Libertarian Party to vote-which took friggin’ forever!) One would have to have some many signatures it’s ridiculous to run and that’s for one person!


  • jeffe007 says:

    Prob number two:

    Obamacare, the Fed, etc…..none o this has to stay. Yet no one not even the so called historians and political scientist(s) or the lawyers see the one way we can stop all of this…..const’l amendment via the states. Read the us const. The states themselves can bring up const’l amend. To

  • jeffe007 says:

    (last time folks. iPhone ain’t helping members at all…)
    Amend. the const. Via the state level a state must pass a const’l resolution and the Beene it to all 49 other states. Once the requisite amount of states also pass resolutions in support, a conventions been convened. If one reads the pegislaove history of the various states one would see just how many letters were sent to various states by the legislatures of others either telling them of support or denial of a proposed amendment. Once the requisite number of states ratify the proposed amendment, it’s the LAW OF THE LAND.

March 2011


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