“No man can serve two masters. … he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon (material wealth).” – Matthew 6:24 KJV
Democrats have long accused Republicans of being the party of greed. I’m sorry to say that they’ve been proven right.
What explanation other than greed explains the long-term dysfunctional behavior of the Republican Party?
Let’s look at the issue through Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. The man who is “fundamentally transforming” America into a socialist hellhole, and purposely destroying the middle class (i.e.: the creative producers), told us with a straight face that he’s licked the problem, the world is safe now and happy days are here again. In essence, “We just need to make some tweaks to destroy – ahem, save – the middle class and my work will be finished.”
Obama claims that the U.S. unemployment rate has dropped, but that’s because many of the 91 million unemployed have stopped looking for work.
And despite his declaration that the economy is rebounding, according to ABC News, 74 percent say their personal finances have stayed the same or gotten worse in the past six years.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than half of American households now receive benefits from the government.
Obama is purposely weakening people by addicting them to programs, hoping their only choice will be to “come to mamma” (the government) for their sustenance.
And he’s purposely weakening America’s defenses, putting us at the mercy of ISIS and al-Qaida.
So what did the Republicans do in the face of a State of the Union speech that would have made Karl Marx and Muhammad blush? They responded with a smiling Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, who cited some nice down-home values, but who neglected to strongly rebuke any of Obama’s lies and nation-destroying policies.
A Washington Post-ABC News poll revealed that the Republican Party has a 72 percent disapproval rating (compared to 62 percent for Democrats).
Republicans assume they’re not popular because they’re perceived as not being “friendly” enough. Hence, I have no doubt that poor Sen. Ernst was coached to freeze that smile on her face.
Republicans have it wrong – much of their unpopularity stems from their near-complete lack of principle.
The only reason the American people put Republicans in charge of Congress is because they want Obama stopped. But if the GOP continues to put politics above principle, voters will turn on it, too. The people’s patience is understandably stretched to the limit.
There’s a distinct difference in how liberals and conservatives behave when they’re fed up. Liberals get mad and complain, but they rarely abandon the Democratic Party. When conservatives are fed up with Republicans, they stay home on Election Day. This is catastrophic for our side.
Like so many Americans, my disgust with the Republicans continues to grow. But I’ve begun to realize that the reason they won’t act to stop Obama is not so much fear as it is the love of power and money.
Every key issue the GOP refuses to fight against points back to money. On amnesty, they’re terrified of losing the support of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Major corporations want amnesty so their cheap labor pool doesn’t dry up.
Washington insiders are making a fortune off of Obamacare. So as long as their political donors are reaping benefits, the GOP will never roll back Obamacare.
Republicans – like Democrats – funnel millions to their political cronies through pork-barrel spending. The immediate gratification of money, power and privilege obliterates any concern for future generations who will be saddled with massive debt (currently over 100 percent of GDP!).
The GOP promised to cut the debt, roll back Obamacare and secure our borders, but now that it’s in power, it’s playing it “safe.”
Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell want to appear “reasonable” and not upset their corporate donors. They think – foolishly – that this strategy will help them elect a Republican president in 2016.
George W. Bush was elected on the promise of reigning in big government, but after two terms, Bush had the biggest federal budget expansion since Franklin D. Roosevelt. Republicans controlled the White House and Congress, but did little reform and even tried to shove amnesty down our throats.
Now they’re lying to us again. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice …
And God help any Republican who stands up for the people. Establishment Republicans treat conservatives such as Sen. Ted Cruz like pariahs.
An immediate intervention is needed to save our republic. But since the Republican Congress just shamefully re-elected Boehner as speaker and caved on pro-life legislation, it appears they will do nothing to stop the destruction of my country. I hope that among those we have recently elected, there are enough patriots who will come together to do the work that is now so necessary. If they do step forward, I believe the American people will support them wholeheartedly. That is my hope and prayer. It may be the only political solution left.
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