Reaching Across the Aisle? Arizona Senators Illustrate How Republicans are Failing America- “Paul Ryan couldn’t persuade him. Neither could Mike Pence. And in the end, President Donald Trump couldn’t reel in John McCain either.”
by Bill Lockwood
First it was John McCain’s last-minute betrayal on ObamaCare. Now it is Jeff Flake’s unwillingness to invoke the so-called “nuclear option” to remove the same socialistic monstrosity that will bring America into the totalitarian pit. For Flake’s betrayal of conservative values GOPUSA website labels him “flakier” than McCain. Both Arizona Senators epitomize what is wrong with the Republican Party.
Republicans have campaigned on repealing ObamaCare ever since the statist measure became law. John McCain and the Republicans voted for its repeal on a number of occasions. As all GOP legislators have done, they wrung their hands over it, bemoaning the fact that without a Republican president conservatives never will have a chance. That was a safe methodology. Their “repeal bills” never had a chance of passing the president’s desk as long as Marxist Obama sat in the Oval Office. Finally, Americans have what they “thought” they wished for—a Republican in the presidency encouraging the Senate to finish off Big Government in the Health Care Industry.
It was last week’s “skinny repeal” bill than even ObamaCare opponent Rand Paul supported. As Kelly Walsh writes, “The plan looked like it was going to pass until Arizona Senator John McCain dramatically provided the third and final GOP ‘no’ vote to kill the Republicans seven-year quest to repeal Obamacare.”
Politico explained: “Paul Ryan couldn’t persuade him. Neither could Mike Pence. And in the end, President Donald Trump couldn’t reel in John McCain either. The President made a last-ditch effort, calling the Arizona Senator and key holdout on the GOP’s repeal measure, as the bill’s fate hung in the balance.” All to naught.
McCain strode into the Senate after lunch and gave a dramatic “No” vote as stunned gasps echoed through the chamber. Constitution be hanged.
Now the second senator from Arizona, Jeff Flake, in an interview on “Face the Nation,” where he talked about his new book “Conscience of a Conservative,” criticizes the direction of the Republican Party saying it has “lost its way.” “We’ve given in to nativism and protectionism” he explained in a veiled attack on Trump’s “America First” agenda.
Particularly responding to President Trump’s encouragement to use the “nuclear option” which requires only a 51 vote majority instead of the traditional 60, Flake said that changing the rules to invoke the nuclear option would be a “mistake.” “We are at our best in the Senate when we work across the aisle,” he told CBS news.
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Americans are sick of weak-spined, if not treasonous, Republican Senators and Congressmen who continue to pretend that our nation is simply in the midst of a gentlemanly disagreement about the best policies, as if the differences between the left and right are similar to the distinctions between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. These softie Republicans refuse to acknowledge that we have been practically ruined by the ungodly, unconstitutional intrusion of Marxist-style street-thuggery tactics in the halls of government for almost a century and our great nation is fast being re-shaped into a totalitarian nightmare.
These are desperate times in which communist infiltration has been so thorough at all levels of American culture that radicals have almost completely destroyed the Founders’ concept of limited government. America will not be saved from the throes of socialism by the Flake’s and McCain’s who wish to “reach across the aisle.”
Why reach “across the aisle” Jeff Flake? Who can forget the pictures of “closed doors” as Obama’s Democratic Congress secretly met without one single Republican in order to push us into socialized medicine? ObamaCare passed with a 60 vote margin. Not only was this accomplished solely by Democrats—not one single Republican voting in favor of it—but Obama’s Congress later invoked the “nuclear option” in order to cram through more of its lawless agenda. All of this in spite of the fact that polls in the USA consistently showed Americans, by a large measure, disfavored the Obama agenda.
However, there is no need to reach back into even recent history. Witness the manner in which the Democrat base continues to viciously attack our President, even to the point of threatening murder and violence. Congressional Democrats, if not feeding the mindless media frenzy about Russian influence in America, have continued to threaten with nonsensical measures as impeachment. This is a nation out of control, in large part because of liberals who have never learned to put a governor on their own tongues or actions.
The Democrats demonstrated that they intend to be lewd and lawless, from the Fast & Furious controversy to the shutting down parts of the oil industry to robbing American workers to pay for socialized medicine to intruding into every neighborhood to revamp it under the HUD program called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH). Yet, when Republicans are placed in positions in which they can stop this descent into political Sodom and restore sanity for the American citizen Jeff Flake wants to “reach across the aisle.” Unbelievable.
Flake and McCain may be in lock-step with the international agenda (aka, World Government) in which the U.S. Congress is merely a figurehead beneath the control of the United Nations, but to those who cherish American constitutional values and individual liberty their endorsement of and/or allowance of ObamaCare to continue to ruin the lives of hard-working Americans should be their last legislative step.