Why are most of the Republicans in Congress so spineless?

From: americanthinker.com,  by Patricia McCarthy,  on Jul 15, 2017

Why indeed? Obamacare was passed in 2009 without a single Republican vote.  Everyone who paid attention to its details knew that it was designed to fail, miserably.  Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber bragging about how getting it passed depended on the stupidity of the American people.  But people would not be able to keep their own doctors as promised. No one’s premiums went down by $2,500.  They all went up and up and up.  Those who are paying for it cannot afford to use it because the deductibles are too high.  It is a monstrosity of catastrophic proportions.  The insurance companies were on board; they knew they would reap billions of taxpayer dollars, and they have.  They have been subsidized with billions in government largesse and still have jacked up the cost of premiums each year.  The insurance companies loved the plan despite the fact that it was built as well to be fraud-friendly, like Medicaid and Medicare.  It was and remains a giant boondoggle.  For eight years, Republicans have campaigned for office in order to repeal it.  The House voted repeatedly to repeal it.

Now they have the House, the Senate, and the White House and suddenly cannot do what they have promised to do all these years despite having all the power to do it.  The range of their fatuous excuses and infighting is too much to bear.  Suddenly, all those Republicans who once held conservative ideals are conservative no longer.  Medicaid, which provides little if any actual medical care, now must be expanded, not cut!  Where does all that money go?  Not to doctors.  Not to care for the indigent.  Susan Collins, for example, should admit she is a give-it-all-away Democrat.  She does not advocate for personal responsibility or reducing government spending.  Not one bit.  Every word out of her mouth is a statist, big-government mantra.

Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania let the cat of the bag as to the Republicans’ pathetic inaction at a recent town hall: “We did not expect Trump to win.”  So these Republicans who have been promising to repeal Obamacare once they achieved maximum power were just faking it.  They had no plan to actually repeal Obamacare, and it appears now that they never had any intention to do it.  They did not really want to wield the power they now have!  They preferred being underdogs; they are, most of them, lazy.

The Democrats, statist scoundrels all, would never be so pathetically weak.  They have no power but are still running the show because the establishment Republicans are so infuriatingly inept.  Because Trump did win, the Republicans in Congress have been caught in a poisonous spider’s web of their own making.  Now we all know that they are weak, sycophantic do-nothings who would rather fight among themselves than solve a problem or actually legislate.  They are like a clan of meerkats staring vacantly in the same, unfocused direction.  Paul Ryan and McConnell, the alleged miracle workers of vote-whipping, are failures.  On purpose?  Who knows?  Seems like it.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s idea that an Obamacare plan remains available to anyone who wants it is brilliant.  But no, can’t have that.  Direct care, the most obvious solution, is a non-starter with our cowardly representatives in Congress.  No, no, no.  We cannot possibly advocate for personal responsibility and affordable health care that allows individual Americans to choose their own doctors or their own insurance plans, according to their own needs.  There are so many ways to care for the truly needy, and for those with pre-existing conditions, without bankrupting the nation, but our wimpy Republicans are too scared to go there.  It is cowardice that characterizes the party – cowardice, and contempt for their own president because he is not one of them.  To this day, they cannot accept that fact he won precisely because he is not one of them.  But can they learn and embrace the man?  No.  They are trying to sabotage him.  And for this, they are earning the contempt of the voters who put them in office.

They are cowards, too, when it comes to defending their president.  Like Toomey, none of them expected Trump to win, but he did.  But so afraid of actually supporting the man who is now the leader of their party, nearly all of them are cowering in the corners of Congress.  So afraid of the leftist media, they are trying to become a minority again themselves.  Who among them has passionately called out the nonsense that is the media’s obsession with “Trump colluded with Russia”?  Not even Cruz or Gowdy or Rubio or Lee!

What is wrong with these people? What on Earth has become of the Republican party?  If they do not begin to stand up to the vicious media and conspiratorial left, we will be left to the devices of shameless pols like Schumer, Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, etc., etc.  There are too many Democrats who are non compos mentis, yet the Republicans are letting them have their way with us all.

By now, eight months into the Trump administration, conservatives have to admit that their elected representatives in Congress do not actually represent them.  They are excellent at one thing: capitulation to the left.  These yellow-bellies who pretend to be conservatives need to either step up to the plate or resign and let new and legitimate conservatives take their places.

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While I’m not authorized to speak for conservatives everywhere, I do believe that most share my outrage at the actions of the Republican Party in Congress. Starting with that worthless lump of flab, Mitch McConnell, the Republicans in the Senate (with a few exceptions) are scared, spineless wimps, not worthy of operating a taco stand, much less the mechanism of the government of our United States. Ask yourself, what would they do differently if they admitted to being democrats? They never intended to dump Obamacare or build a wall or reduce taxes. They lied to get elected and they lie to get reelected. They have nothing but disdain for us, the ignorant, gullible, taxpayers who elected them.

The RCP average for Congress’ job approval stands at only 17.4 percent. The vast majority, 69.6 percent, disapprove. That’s as of July 11, 2017.

That’s overall. A poll of conservatives would likely find our approval of Republican Senators even lower.

Who, in their right mind, would continue to employ workers who graded so poorly on performance appraisals?

We need to do to them what they promised to do to Obamacare, repeal it (and repeal them).

Garnet92.

 



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  1. I was totally on the same page with Ms. McCarthy until she said this:

    “But so afraid of actually supporting the man who is now the leader of their party, nearly all of them are cowering in the corners of Congress.”

    If she’s referring to supporting Trump on healthcare, Trump has made it very clear that the conservatives in congress are his enemies. His past statements suggest that he’s really more of a socialized medicine guy than a free market healthcare guy, and when the Freedom Caucus wouldn’t go along with Paul Ryan’s Obamacare-lite, Trump took the side of Ryan and Obamacare-lite. So I’m perpetually confused when people call out Republicans for not supporting Trump. Conservatives are not supposed to be a rubber stamp for Donald Trump. They’re supposed to stand for the Constitution.

    I agree completely that there are a lot of cowardly Republicans, but if bravery is defined as doing a clean repeal of Obamacare, Donald Trump is just as cowardly as anyone else.

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  2. It. Is. Hopeless.

    The only solution: Convention of the States. http://conventionofstates.com

    The biggest change in our Constitution should be term limits, for all of congress AND the Supreme Court. Then there’s a range of others to be dealt with. But this one might make our reps really represent us…

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  3. I agree with Ms. McCarthy – we have a bunch of yellow bellies who pretend to be conservatives – at least some of them do, but most of them have given up even pretending.

    When the Dems shoved O’care down our throats it angered all of us on the right, but that didn’t stop them. They had their minds set on a goal, and did whatever it took to push it through. Pelosi was relentless in her arm-twisting and cajoling to get enough votes to make it pass without a whimper from the Republicans. As wrong as the bill was for Americans, they were a determined bunch and made it happen. They had zero concern about the guys across the aisle.

    That determination is one of the (many) characteristics missing in the Republicans – they have no drive and no determination to achieve a goal. They don’t make things happen and follow it with a united effort to drive it home. Instead they want to get along with the guys across the aisle, and McConnell and Ryan are both the absolute worst about throwing in the towel before the fight has even started.

    How many times have we heard them whine that they don’t see enough votes for this or that bill? Perhaps if they’d gotten more input from the others, they’d have more support, but instead they each team up with lobbyists (aka the moneymen) to write the bills they want and then try to ‘sell’ it to the others. To quote the commercial ‘that’s not how this works; that’s not how any of this works!’ It’s supposed to be a team effort and they’re all supposed to be on the same team – namely ours.

    If you take Trump at his word, then he wants to make things better for Americans. He’s sitting there ready for them to send him bills that follow up on that promise, yet both houses are wringing their hands as if they were powerless.

    Here’s the kicker though – Trump and his team need to focus on what Congress is NOT getting done, and either cajole or chastise them into better job performance; otherwise the inaction and bad action on their part goes down as his legacy. Nobody ever blames the House and the Senate – history always blames the president.

    Stepping down off the soapbox now….

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    • Preach, Kathy, preach! Uh huh! Tell it sista!

      I think that we should plan on two courses of action: one, to elect a replacement for the most worthless of our “representatives” (and I mean John Cornyn along with Mitch McConnell) and barring that, to begin to publicize and expose those RINOs who, when they had the chance, refused to do the people’s bidding. I think that until now, they’ve relied on memory fading of their actions between elections and voters who haven’t stayed engaged will forget the broken promises from one election to the next. Especially in the case of the six-year senatorial elections.

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      • The problem with criticizing Cornyn is that he is not up for reelection soon, so we’re saddled with him.

        Yes, the GOP is feckless, toothless, rudderless, etc. They lack any concept of Party discipline, not to mention a coherent governing philosophy. How that can be changed with any immediacy is a critical problem that defies solution.

        The corrupt among the Senate, with McCain being most obvious, make any negotiated “solution” impossible, and they are bought and paid for by our opponents.

        Meanwhile we have allowed the enemedia to create an atmosphere of crisis that serves to stymie any leadership from the POTUS. Because of his mercurial personality, Trump is attracted to the next shiny object presented. He is not a conservative by genuine conviction, so he can be swayed too easily. But he is also a businessman, so he still tends to evaluate the bottom line of any project. Still, not being of the party doesn’t give him disciplinary power over the party.

        All this is quite discouraging.

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