That’s it. The GOP is officially done as a home for responsible conservatives who care about their country.
All because the Republican Party couldn’t find the nerve to oust John Boehner as speaker of the House.
Tuesday was something of a historic moment in that it was the first time in eight years that Republicans have taken control of both chambers of Congress. It was also historic because the vote on who would get the speakership revealed the biggest rebellion against either party’s own incumbent speaker since the Civil War, as the Washington Post put it.
Sadly, it wasn’t enough.
With two dozen Republicans voting against Boehner and one abstaining, he still had 11 more votes than he needed to retain his post. A total of 216 Republican representatives voted for Boehner.
In the Senate, Mitch McConnell was voted in as majority leader.
Both McConnell and Boehner loathe conservatives with a fiery passion.
Back in March, McConnell expressed his hatred of the Tea Party very clearly: “I think we are going to crush them everywhere,” he told reporters. “I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.”
That didn’t exactly work out in the November election, which saw a Republican landslide across most of the country.
Rather than take up the conservative flag and run with the mandate, McConnell and Boehner immediately took the election as a challenge to break conservatives, which Boehner proceeded to do by using lies and legislative trickery to pass a spending bill upholding President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty in return for Nancy Pelosi’s and the Democrats’ support on the spending vote and future legislation.
Let’s state this plainly. Boehner, McConnell and the rest of the current GOP leadership are a pack of traitorous cretins who have stabbed America in the back by throwing their lot in with an imperial president who has spat upon and shredded the United States Constitution, and his royal lapdogs in the Democratic Party.
It’s possible with nominal Republican control of Congress that a few bills conservatives want may slip through here and there, but it is exceedingly unlikely.
McConnell said during his acceptance speech, “We all know that one of the things the Senate is best at doing is not doing much. Why don’t we get started?”
He thought he was being funny, but he was probably outlining the next two years at least.
Already, the Democrats have used the power handed back to them by the GOP’s Benedict Arnolds to stall a hearing on the long-blocked Keystone Pipeline, and Obama threatened a veto of the first agenda item on the GOP’s wish list.
It’s a list that may as well be tossed away now, because it’s just not going to happen. His Majesty, King Obama will only sign off on things he wants, and congressional Republicans are officially allied by their leadership with the Democrats, so really, it’s like November never happened and the country may as well have given Congress to the Democrats.
And Boehner wasted no time Tuesday in securing his betrayal as he started removing conservative opponents from all positions of power on the various House committees.
Voters in November thought they were sending a new cadre of representatives to stop Obama’s lawlessness and restore some sanity to Washington. As it turns out, thanks to Boehner and his orc pack, all they managed to do was send Obama and the Democrats reinforcements.
Boehner and the other spawn of Mordor are in charge now, and they have set their sights on killing conservatism as a force in American politics — forever, if they have their way.