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Thursday, December 15, 2022

Bipartisanship or Gridlock? I'll Take Gridlock By Rich Kozlovich

Over the years I've been asked what's the difference between Democrats and Republicans, and my answer is that Democrats want to take all your money and control every aspect of your life, and they want to do it right now. Republicans are willing to wait a week or two. Admittedly that's a bit trite, but it also demonstrates what's wrong with both parties. 

The Democrats are now out and out Marxists, and no matter how insane their views my be, at least they absolutely know what they think and what they want, all of which should be fought tooth and nail.  The Republicans, as a party, are clueless, and what's most disturbing is the electorate is even more clueless.  

If you take out the blatantly provable fact Democrats are being elected all over the nation via massive and nationally organized efforts at , you then have to believe the public is actually voting for Democrats.  Because if they are, that means they're in love with massive national debt, high energy costs, inflation, unbridled immigration, crime and drug gangs running out of control, overbearing regulations, medical tyranny, a totally collapsed and incompetent education system turning out propagandized dunderheads, a national policy to create victims who will receive taxpayer funded lifestyles and a massive overpaid under worked bureaucracy that is stunningly incompetent.   And the Republican leadership is party to all that, and has been for decades.

Currently there are two stories that play into this which are important. Spending, and Republican leadership in the House.  Since the Senate has already compromised any idea they're conservative and fiscally responsible with their choice of Mitch McConnell as their leader, the Republican's choice for Speaker of the House is the story, along with their latest budget spending frenzy for a  $1.7 Trillion Funding Deal:

Key lawmakers on Tuesday announced that they had struck a deal on the framework for funding the government through the end of the current fiscal year, with government funding set to run out on Friday. Retiring Senate Appropriations Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) announced that appropriators have “reached a bipartisan, bicameral framework that should allow us to finish an omnibus appropriations bill that can pass the House and Senate and be signed into law by the President,” according to Politico.

A deal that will contain Over 7,500 earmarks totaling $16 billion that will:

..."allow lawmakers to put “pork” in bills that fund projects in their districts — which could also be used to reward their donors and special interests. Breitbart News’s Joel Pollak said the typical argument lawmakers use for earmarks “is that they can help to relieve partisan gridlock. A politician might agree to break ranks with his or her party if there is something in it for the folks back home (or the campaign coffers).”

Senator Ron Paul, who has been a maverick among the Republican Senators for so long even the McConnell myrmidons don't bother to attack him, says the GOP has been emasculated by the budget deal, noting:  

“This brings upon us the lie that Republicans really are fiscally conservative. The Democrats aren’t. They will not pretend to be fiscally conservative. Not one of them up here gives a darn about the debt. The Republicans all profess to be, but when you make them vote on the PAYGO resolution, pay as you go, that we can’t have new spending without offsetting it, they always vote to exempt it. So the omnibus will be 3,000 pages. We’ll get it two hours before they want to pass it. No one will read it. But hidden in the 3,000 pages will be we’re going to wave PAYGO.” “It would take 41 votes. Forty-one votes would stop the big spending. If 41, one of us said no and held our ground until there was a compromise, we could force Democrats to reduce spending. We have completely and totally abdicated the power of the purse. Republicans are emasculated. They have no power, and they are unwilling to gain that power back.”

Former Speaker Republican John Boehner cried at Nancy Pelosi portrait unveiling.  What is wrong with these people's minds? has been an absolute embarrassment for so long I didn't think it possible he could be more embarrassing, but he's succeeded.  This was the guy who blamed 'knuckleheads in Congress' who listen to talk radio for shutdown.  "Knuckleheads" who were trying to stop all the insanity he was a party to. 

Nancy Pelosi, along with Schumer, has done more harm to this nation than anyone in recent years other than Obama and Biden, and this nitwit gets choked up and has tears, and his daughters admire Pelosi.  Imagine that!  And the conservatives in Congress were the "knuckleheads".

And that gets at the heart of the Two Americas crisis. The Left has successfully warped the country, but its overall institutional capture successes were focused on using education and culture to capture the elites. And the elites are, for the most part, captured, especially on a generational level. The elites are ruthlessly and unthinkingly enforcing their value system, even as it changes from year to year, and its absurd paradigms on the country..............And many conservatives are coming to realize that. A country controlled by a minority elite that is out of step with the people and yet insists on regulating them is a tyranny, no matter whether the nature of that tyranny is political, cultural or economic.  Freedom comes from independence. As long as America is dominated by a leftist oligarchy, it can never be free.

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