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People who read my website only intermittently might get the impression that I am partisan and specifically hostile to the Democratic Party. This is false. I am an equal opportunity opponent to anyone that likes oppression and the use of government to impose it.
Some stories today, describing the actions or opinions of some of the so-called conservative or moderate leaders of both the Republican and Democratic parties, illustrate clearly that we still need a major house-cleaning in Congress if we are to get this out-of-control monster under control:
- Jeb Bush: Deal to advance Loretta Lynch has ‘gotta be a win’
- Manchin: Gun Control ‘Made Sense’ in 2013, And ‘It Makes Sense Now’
- McConnell introduces bill to extend NSA surveillance
The first story provides us a peek into the status quo perspective of Jeb Bush, the darling presidential candidate of the big donar class of the Republican Party. Rather than fight against appointing a nominee for attorney general, Loretta Lynch, who has no strong objection to the idea of a presidential using lethal force against American citizens without trial, Bush would be willing to vote her in merely to get rid of Eric Holder. He also expresses support for the collection of personal data of Americans by the federal government.
Why would I want him as my president? He doesn’t appear much different than the crap we have now.
The second article describes the gun control position of Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia). He supports imposing background checks and increased gun control, even though his state is firmly against it and even though he himself ran under the banner of opposing gun control.
The citizens of West Virginia voted for him because they wanted a moderate Democrat who would block the gun control efforts of the Democratic Party. They obviously haven’t gotten what they were promised. Why should they vote for him again?
The third article describes how the Republican leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), has introduced legislation extending the federal government’s spying authority against American citizens, even though this puts him in direct opposition to most of his Republican caucus. With friends like this, who needs enemies?
I should note that none of these stories are a surprise. Conservatives have known for years that McConnell and Bush are unreliable conservatives. This is why there was an effort to primary McConnell in the 2014 election, and why there is no enthusiasm at all for Bush for president among the party base. Similarly, anyone who has paid any attention to the behavior of any of the so-called Democrat moderates in the past two decades would know that once elected Manchin would break all his moderate vows to vote with the extreme leftwing agenda of his party’s leadership.
All these big government frauds have got to go. And increasingly, based on the past two mid-term elections, Americans are voting to get rid of them. If only these fools would realize this and begin instituting policies that the voters clearly want: smaller government and less spending. They might actually have a chance of saving their jobs if they did.
Written and posted from my tablet while traveling today, which explains the many typos I just fixed.