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.

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.

Solving America’s DHS Funding Impasse

P1030871Boehner and McConnell are both in need, as is the country, of a strategic solution to the DHS funding impasse. The current situation exists in response to President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty. The execution arm for that illegal action lies within the Department of Homeland Security. It’s clear that Senator McConnell is unable to get the existing House bill, which defunds the president’s illegal amnesty, passed in the Senate. It’s also clear that he could quite easily pass a clean HS funding bill. If McConnell and Boehner truly want to thwart the president’s illegal amnesty, and stand up for Constitutional separation of powers, then they need to use the fact that the Senate can pass a clean DHS funding bill as part of the strategy to defund the president’s illegal amnesty.

First, the Senate passes a clean bill, and sends it back to the House. Next, the House deconstructs DHS down to its component agencies, and separately funds those that have nothing to do with enforcing the president’s illegal amnesty through what I would call a UNIBUS. (OMNIBUS is used to describe massive government wide funding bills). The following agencies are some of those within DHS that should get funded through individual clean agency bills: USCG, FEMA, FLETC, TSA, USSS, NPPD, S&T and DNDO. Once an agency bill is passed, FEMA for instance, then that bill is sent to the Senate where the clean bill is also voted upon. It it may be possible to pass these bills without even needing Democrats in the Senate, as a clean FEMA Bill was already passed by the Senate within the full clean DHS bill. It’s possible that McConnell could deem it passed and move it on to the President and force his hand to either sign or veto a clean FEMA bill. The other agency bills should follow that bill rapidly and the Democrats and President forced to turn them back or fund DHS piecemeal. Once the agencies, which are the source of problem such as ICE and CBP, are the only ones left, their funding should be looked at for independent partial funding, and starved if necessary.

In the end this is a positive funding scheme as opposed to a negative funding scheme currently at impasse. The bills would positively fund only those agencies that the Republicans in the House and Senate what funded instead of trying to negatively withhold funds in a massive bill covering all of DHS.