What do you do with a drunken sailor?

What do you do with the people you voted into power, or maybe you did not vote them into power because the candidate of your choice was far more fiscally conservative, and now those you did not vote for are, seemingly, in a drunken stupor over their perceived power and control to manipulate and gerrymander the legislative process?

I remember when, and still believe, Mitch McConnell lied to Ted Cruz. 

And recently, I wonder who lied when…. 

Now there are those pushing for Tax Reform. But what about fully repealing Obamacare as essential to serious tax reform? 

Get out your copy of The Declaration of Independence. Read it and then read this: 

So what to do? 

America is not a country for servile men and women. We not only have a right to be free, but a duty to be free. For “when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.” 

~ David Azerrad

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Part 2: My takeaway from Mike Lee

Part 1 of my takeaway here. Now on to the more of the Mike Lee – Glenn Beck conversation: 

  • once we get on to the bill, it becomes very, very difficult to change it

Screen Shot 2017-07-20 at 11.03.10 AMNow, that point brings me to something I read by The Editors in the Wall Street Journal that, frankly, makes me want to spit at the editorial. The fact is Mike Lee clearly explains the process and why going after FULL Repeal is one of those Might As Well‘s. (Ten points to Katie, a fellow Sentinel, for her concise statement in rebuttal. The Editors article is indeed, crap.)

Mike Lee continues: 

“Now, I’m still convinced that we can pass something. I’m still convinced that we could pass either some variation of this bill, with some changes made to it. Changes that I believe would be relatively easy to make. Or alternatively, that we could get on to a full repeal and just pass that.”

So there it is. Just pass that. Full Repeal.

  • …the further we depart from what we’ve been promising
  • …what every Republican who has campaigned for any federal office
  • all campaigned on one consistent theme: Repeal Obamacare.
  • make sure that we’re faithful to that promise.

Boom WSJ, The Editors. Consider that a Gibbs Slap for the backs of your heads. 

But wait! There is more to the Mike Lee persuasion method! And perhaps this is why WSJ, The Editors, are attacking the most measured thinking man for his methods.

  • we can repeal it with 51 votes.
  • we can repeal at least two-thirds of it with 51 votes
  • we got that through the parliamentary and under this reconciliation measure in 2015.

Ahhhh and now the kicker: 

“I also believe we could add to that one and get in some additional features, the title one health care regulations. At least in part, it could be added to those and get those repealed.

As to whether we can get the votes, there are some who are expressing skepticism about that. But, Glenn, I’m unwilling to assume that we can’t get there just because some moderates don’t like it.

Music to my ears: Unwilling to assume just because some moderates don’t like it. Again. Another Gibbs Slap for The Editors. Mike Lee has that never quit attitude. He is never out of the fight for the Forgotten Man. 

Oh wait! There is more! But look! It is the House Freedom Caucus, not the Senate but hey, look who is feeling inspired because ONE MAN stands for something. 

This is where I end this piece with a new hashtag: 

#MikeLeeForSenateMajorityLeader.

…to be continued … 

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The Debacle: Still working through it

Research. More research. Extensive and ongoing research. I did search Jim DeMint on RushLimbaugh.com. Quoting extensively from What is Conservatism in the Age of Trump? let us begin with this fabulous quote from El Rushbo: 

We had a caller earlier: “Where is our George Soros? Where is our moneybags funding our activists?” Well, we’ve got moneybags. We’ve got all kinds of moneybags! We’ve got all kinds of donors. But who is it that’s asking them for the money? I’m not trying to impugn anybody here. I’m just trying to set the table for you. Who asks for these donations? Magazines? Think tanks? Nonprofits? 501(c)(3)s? And what do they do? Well, they write and they publish and they do all that. Now, Jim DeMint at the Heritage Foundation actually gets involved with elected officials on the implementation of policy — writing it, crafting it, coming up with stuff that will pass.  ~ 

Rush pointed out this video in the piece, and that leads to questions below the embedded clip:  

  • Who is standing for a Free Society?
  • And who is working to lower expectations? 
  • Who is keeping their campaign promises?
  • And who keeps pushing things down the road for the next election cycle? 

And I also found this great interview on Rush:

Ed Feulner and Jim DeMint on the Future

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