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The current Republican party is hopelessly corrupt and unworthy of support August 20, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Abortion, Basics, contraception, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, scandals, self-serving, unbelievable BS.
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There, I said it.

As I’m sure most readers are aware, muslim President Obama has concluded a disastrous treaty with Iran, basically allowing that insanely hostile muslim state to pursue a nuclear weapon’s development program with very few limitations, in exchange for which all sanctions – persisting for decades – against the world’s number one sponsor of islamist terror will be lifted.  Hundreds of billions of dollars worth of frozen assets will be freed up, providing the regime both the with wealth it needs to remain in power, and excess cash with which to export death and destruction around the world.

But what most people do not know is that the Republican party, supposedly so opposed to his agenda, has taken positive steps to insure this treaty will pass into law.  Months ago, the Republicans working under Senator Bob Corker voted to change procedure regarding the passage of this treaty.  Instead of requiring a 2/3 majority as per regular senatorial procedure for a treaty, they changed it to a simply up/down vote.  Since Obama could veto the Senate Republican voting down of the treaty, and since a veto requires a 2/3 majority to overcome, what the Republicans in essence did was to let the democrats pass this treaty on a 1/3+1 minority vote!

So everything you have seen from the Republicans on this subject has been complete, 100% kabuki theater.  Or, more correctly, failure theater.  All the committee hearings, all the sturm and drang, all the serious faces at the long-prepared press conferences, all the rhetoric used on establishment Republican media like Fox News has been complete balderdash.  These men deliberately conspired with Obama months ago to make this treaty all but invincible in terms of up or down votes and it will become the law. And Iran will become a nuclear power, with a government that sees as its sacred mission the bringing about of an Armageddon that will lead to the exaltation of their satanic religion.

How the scam works:

Do you remember how Mitch McConnell schemed to increase the debt limit, while suckering conservatives with a claim that conservatives voted against it?

The scheme worked like this: Congress authorized the president to increase the debt limit on his authority. (Actually, we’re already at the stage of falsehood, because he wouldn’t be raising the debt limit on his own authority, but with the authority Congress had just voted him.)

Now, the deal also granted, supposedly, Congress the power to block the raising of the debt limit, by voting a “resolution of disapproval.”

But here’s the thing: The president can veto that.

Which is what he did, of course.

So the debt limit was raised in this way:

1. Republicans voted to give Obama the power to raise the debt limit. They didn’t take responsibility for this themselves; they just said Obama could do so, if he wanted.

2. But Republicans retain the right to “block” it, supposedly, with a vote of disapproval.

3. But which Obama can veto — which every Republican knows he will do.

4. McConnell, Corker, and all the other other con artists now get to claim they didn’t raise the debt limit. Heck, they even voted aResolution of Disapproval against it.

What they don’t tell you is that this had been designed from the start to pass the debt limit increase, with a fake Resolution of Disapproval voted on and vetoed, which had been planned from the start, so that they could lie and say they “voted against” the increase in the debt limit.

Well, Corker’s alleged “compromise” with the Democrats and Obama on the Iran “deal” plays exactly the same game with foreign policy.

This whole scam is about giving Obama exactly what he wants – a nuclear Iran – while allowing the Republicans to pretend they voted against it, when they didn’t they actually conspired to insure this treaty would be approved.

And now that what they schemed and planned to do for months is coming fully to fruition, McConnell “admits” it will be impossible to stop Obama’s Iran treaty from passing, but what he doesn’t say is that he and Corker and other squishes conspired to make this happen.

Even just a couple of years ago, I very strongly believed that there were crucial distinctions between the democrat and republican parties that made support for the latter crucial, at any level of government.  At the federal level in particular, I no longer believe that.  Even with historic majorities in both houses the Republicans have not done a single thing to slow down, let alone retrench, the progress of socialism and the sexular pagan agenda in this country.  In fact, ostensible Republicans like Justice Anthony Kennedy always seem to play the key role in assuring the next great leap downwards.  And Chief John Roberts has twisted himself, and the law, into pretzels to keep Obamacare constitutional, when it blatantly is not.

The point seems to be, the elite has interests that conflict with the vast majority of the base (not to mention the moral order), and both parties now exist solely to service that elite.  The elite likes Planned Barrenhood, so I doubt even this latest expose will lead to anything but a series of small headaches for them.  If Republicans cannot ever convince even one or two demonrats to switch to their side on any important issue, and yet 6 or 10 or 20 Republicans can always be found to switch to the democrats, what is the point?  They’ll never have a majority large enough to do anything to turn this nation around and stop the descent into amoral barbarism.

I’m sorry, the only thing the Republican party has been good for in the last 15 years is starting endless wars and getting more tax breaks for the very wealthy.  In the meantime they do a whole bunch of bad stuff.  That’s not enough to maintain my support.

Comments

1. tg - August 20, 2015

I’m beginning to think my nephew is right. They are all belong to the Illuminati. I wonder if some Republicans are being threated or blackmailed. Other than a few like Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, they are a bunch of wimps. I can’t believe they let McConnell to be their leader. Like they can’t find a more articulate speaker. Same with Boehner.

2. tg - August 20, 2015

My first comment got removed. I agree with you. Bunch of wimps. I wonder if some Republicans are being threatened or blackmailed. The leaders like McConnell and Boehner are pathetic – like Republicans can’t find leaders who can speak articulately. I do like Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. Don’t agree with everything but they have guts.

Baseballmom - August 20, 2015

I think blackmail is involved… Especially with Boehner. All of this is the result of sin, personal sin (what the blackmailers are using) and national sin (celebrating sodomy and child killing). Bottom line, all these sins have consequences, and when we have two – bit dictators in the Middle East loaded down with nukes we will ALL suffer the consequences of these sins.

blueskirtwaltz - August 22, 2015

Those of you who are interested, may want to obtain (through Amazon)a copy of The Franklin Scandal. The book will give you a bit of an insight into the ugly belly of the beast that we call Washington, DC. Because the readers of this blog are very bright people, I know you will be able to read between the lines of the book. And, Baseballmom, you are on to something.

3. richardmalcolm1564 - August 20, 2015

I think it’s quite plausible that some key Republicans really don’t like the treaty, and would never have made it happen had they been in power.

But they concluded from the 1995 shutdown and subsequent brushes with same that the GOP will ALWAYS be punished if they push something like this to the point of a shutdown. It’s the same reasoning as on the Planned Parenthood funding amendment. And if that happens, they get voted out of office. And they don’t want to get voted out of office.

Which really is not a much more edifying explanation, of course. If you believe that strongly that X is gravely against the national interest, you ought to be willing to risk losing an election over it. They would not be confused with Davy Crockett, who after being defeated for reelection in 1835, said, “I told the people of my district that I would serve them as faithfully as I had done; but if not, they might go to hell, and I would go to Texas.”

4. richardmalcolm1564 - August 20, 2015

Let’s be clear, however, that the answer is not Donald Trump, whose record on things like abortion funding is not pretty.

5. St. Anibale - August 20, 2015

Pro rasslin’. Kabuki theatre. People say you throw away your vote voting for a third party. I think you throw away your vote by casting it for a McCain or a Romney. I consistently vote third party. At least i don’t feel like I need to go home and take a shower.

Tantumblogo - August 20, 2015

Yeah well you played a part in helping me see the light. I did feel dirty in ’12 and ain’t going that way again.

Having said that, I think I could in good conscience vote for Ted Cruz, not that he has a prayer of getting the nomination.

6. Baseballmom - August 20, 2015

My Comment got removed too…. Weird….

Tantumblogo - August 20, 2015

Fixed?

Baseballmom - August 21, 2015

Yup!

7. RVBlake - August 21, 2015

I have heard two Fox “personalities” use the term “fetal tissue or baby parts, depending on your belief system,” while discussing the Planned Parenthood savagery. One of them assured co-panelists and viewers that defunding PP would not make abortions illegal. Fair and Balanced indeed.

8. c matt - August 21, 2015

In principle, I don’t have anything against a deal with Iran. Heck, we cozy up to the Saudis as “friends” who are just as bad. I don’t know enough of the specifics of this deal or nuclear engineering to properly evaluate the deal even if I did know the specifics. A commenter on American Catholic, who is a nuclear engineer, has opined before that enriching nuclear material from fuel grade to weapons grade is orders of magnitude more difficult, and attempts to do so (like building the necessary infrastructure) would be detected. I dunno; YMMV. I also don’t believe a word Iran hawks say – including “and” and “the.”

On the other hand, I am not really objective about this because I want Iran to flood the oil market so housing prices in some fashionable Houston neighborhoods will drop and I can swoop in.

But as to your broader points, yes, the GOP is basically useless and national elections are a waste of time.

9. reader - August 23, 2015

Anybody else see this ? Remember Boehner’s not only Republican he’s Catholic.

“Boehner Aide, Sister of CEO Who Discussed Shipping ‘Intact’ Aborted Baby Parts, Resigns to Join Lobbying Firm”

After the restraining order was lifted, the Center for Medical Progress released a new video (on Aug. 21) that includes footage of a luncheon meeting with StemExpress’ Cate Dyer and the investigators who discuss how the procurement, supply, and shipping of aborted baby parts and their tissue operates.

In the video, Dyer says, “Oh, yeah, I mean if you had intact cases, which we’ve done a lot, we sometimes ship those back to our lab in its entirety.” Then, later in the conversation she says, “Yeah! [laughter] Tell the lab it’s coming! … They’ll open the box, go, ‘Oh God!’ [laughter].”

{Former Boehner aide and sister of Dyer Charlotte I. is going here:}

Tarplin, Downs & Young was established in 2006. It specializes “in strategic consulting and policy development with a particular focus on health care,” according to its web site.

Among the clients of Tarplin, Downs & Young are Merck, Pfizer Inc., PhRMA, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., and the AARP.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/boehners-health-policy-adviser-sister-ceo-who-admits-shipping-intact

P.S. The guru at CNS News is Univ. of Dallas graduate Brent Bozell. He gave the commencement address this year in Irving which was posted on the news site. (This is a different CNS than the USCCB news site Catholic News Service.) In his commencement talk he rallied people to fight back against what is wrong in the country and the culture, even it if means sacrifice.

10. red6020 - August 25, 2015

@c matt,

I agree.

I think the Iran deal is better than nothing. I don’t think the Republicans (or even the Democrats) are hoping to unleash Islamist terror on the world.

In the end, the sanctions are coming down whether we like it or not. If we torpedo the deal and refuse to go along, we will accomplish the singular “achievement” of simultaneously alienating a foreign power and pushing them into a more belligerent/aggressive stance and applying little to no impact or pressure on that same state since everybody else will be bringing the trade barriers down.

We shouldn’t trust the Iranians (obviously), but what’s the better alternative today?

Addendum:

I am also highly skeptical of the Republican Party.

However, I try not to be too pessimistic. After all, without hard work we Christians will not have a voice in the public sphere.

I still think Christians who attempt to keep in line with Catholic teaching can make it in politics. It may be hard or it may be a battle, but it’s politics in a democracy.

And currently (at least when it comes to electoral politics) the Republicans are the only viable option for Catholics to effectively influence public policy and bring it closer to Catholic doctrine. Since it’s unlikely a third party will get off the ground soon. Plus, it’s not like we live in a monarchy / dictatorship where we can influence/convert the ruler and/or take over the government ourselves. lol

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