What Boehner’s Quitting Means

Heavy Artillery Located at the Battle of Yorktown

Heavy Artillery Located at the Battle of Yorktown

Speaker Boehner is quitting the House…thankfully, so what does it mean? He’s half of the B/M Congressional leadership that’s failed to live up to GOP campaign promises. Mitch McConnell needs to go next. Whether or not that’s possible, the pressure needs to be applied as it was to Boehner.

With his departure, it’s time for the GOP to change tactics from surrender leadership to Principles of War leadership. It’s time to go on the offensive, apply iron clad principles of success and defend America from those determined to tear it down. Application of the Principles of War in the House, in place of Boehner tears, will go a long way to restoring voter faith in the Congress, and boost GOP chances in the 2016 elections.

Update: Will America’s Crime Stats Expose the Impacts of Obamagration?

crime_sceneBack in July of 2014 I posted a blog titled “Will America’s Crime Statistics Expose the Impacts of Obama Policies?” Since that Posting, I’ve linked to a number of news stories detailing a small number of those crimes. I also linked to a website devoted to cataloging illegal alien crimes, and remembering the victims.

Now, Fox News has a story showing how they tried, unsuccessfully to find both federal and state government statistics on alien crimes. Our government may be collecting them, but they are not releasing them. According to Fox,

“The federal government can tell you how many “Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders” stole a car, the precise number of “American Indian or Alaska Natives” who were arrested for vagrancy or how many whites were busted for counterfeiting in any given year. But the government agencies that crunch crime numbers are utterly unable — or unwilling — to pinpoint for the public how many illegal immigrants are arrested within U.S. borders each year.”

What can be the rationale behind this behavior? Given the lengths that President Obama’s gone to, ex. through executive amnesty, enabling sanctuary cities, opening America’s southern border to invasion, it appears intentionally aimed the hiding the truth. A recent Gallup poll reported that 75% of Americans see widespread corruption in our government. Given Fox’s story, and the reality of illegal alien crime, it’s easy to see why.

GOP Debate Grades, Who Got Hurt?

The GOP held it’s second Presidential Debate Wednesday. CNN did its best to instigate on air infighting. I analyze the moderators performance in this first audio blog, including highlighting the one critical issue missing from any CNN question:

Despite CNN using many of the questions for “he said she said” disruption, the candidates managed to refocus, and discuss many of the issues critical to the 2016 election. I discuss each of the top candidates performances in the following audio blogs, in order of the RCP polling averages as of Wednesday’s debate:

Trump (30.5%), Carson (20.0%), Bush (7.8%):

Cruz (6.8%):

Rubio (5.3%), Huckabee (4.5%), Paul (3.3%), Fiorina (3.3%), Walker (3.0%)

Why “RINO” Just Doesn’t Cut It Anymore

rp_314110554_150_150.jpgThe term “RINO” (Republican In Name Only) has long been a derogatory term used to label politicians who register as republicans, but act/vote like democrats. Typically, they campaign as conservatives, donning a cloak of voting history camouflage until the election returns are in, and then quickly revert to acting as if they never heard the word “conservative”.

I don’t think the RINO moniker is effective any more. Establishment republicans now dominate the party and sullied the GOP brand. Do nothing Republicans are the norm, not the exception. The challenges facing America are so severe, and the path out of it so clear, that a new term is needed.

The answer lies in Congress, where approvals are at historic lows, despite GOP majorities that were elected to solve some of those problems, and fight for this country. The total lack of leadership by Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader McConnell deserve proper recognition. The only people that they seem brave enough to attack are other republicans.

In their honor, I’m coining a new label “Boehner/McConnell” Republicans, or “B/M” Republicans. I highly doubt that most of the GOP House/Senate members who voted for Boehner and McConnell would run as B/M Republicans. They will distance themselves as far from B/M as they possibly can in the run up to 2016.

It’s time to call them all out, and hold them accountable if they were rank and file, establishment followers. Ask your GOP representatives if they are Boehner/McConnell Republicans, or if they stand with the groundswell of Americans who care more for the country than their party.

NOTE: The only thing more destructive to America’s future than B/M Republicans, are O/P/R (Obama/Pelosi/Reid) Democrats!

  • If General Eisenhower had been a Boehner/McConnell General he would not have launched the D-Day Invasion because the allies only controlled 1/2 of the English Channel.
  • If Lt Col Travis was a Boehner/McConnell Texan he would have attacked Jim Bowie¬†and Daniel Boone as “extremists”, stated that he didn’t have enough troops to win while quickly surrendering to Santa Anna.
  • If Lt Col Travis was an Obama/Pelosi/Reid Texan he would have waited for the cover of darkness before smuggling Mexican troops through the open gate, while proudly stating that the new troops would stimulate the Alamo’s economy.

What’s Common Among Dropping GOP Contenders?

Audio Blog: What are the two commonalities of falling GOP hopefuls?

Below chart shows how the RCP Poll averages changed from point where Donald Trump first appeared in RCP Averages, and 3 Sep 15. The biggest losers are Bush, Paul, and Walker, while the biggest gainers are Trump, Carson and Fiorina, while Kasich inched up.

Second Chart below shows the same information as a % change, gainers in green. Is there is a lesson to be learned in these poll movements that GOP Hopefuls must learn?

RCP Poll Averages Comparing 28 May 15 (First Time Trump Included) with 3 Sep 15

RCP Poll Averages Comparing 28 May 15 (First Time Trump Included) with 3 Sep 15

 

RCP Poll Averages: % Change Since Trump's First RCP Poll Appearance vs 3 Sep 15

RCP Poll Averages: % Change Since Trump’s First RCP Poll Appearance vs 3 Sep 15