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Howard Nemerov

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October 12, 2013 - 7:02 am

The best fiction writer couldn’t have come up with a better story line.

Now that the Republican Party plans to “compromise” on Obamacare and the budget, the end is near for the pretense that we have a two-party system.

The “compromise” includes funding Obamacare, raising the debt ceiling, and reversing some sequester cuts.

This means the GOP has capitulated to Obama’s demands. This, in itself, may not be a death blow, but you must understand the underlying consequences.

The GOP’s actions demonstrate that they accept total blame for the government shutdown, and that what they did was wrong. Three weeks ago, they said it was more important to defund Obamacare than to create a budget resolution. Today, they say that action was wrong, and that all of Obama’s demands were right.

The GOP has acknowledged that slimming down government spending, either through sequester cuts or by the government shutdown, was the wrong thing to do. They acknowledge by their actions that increased government spending and unrestricted government growth are the correct actions, which Obama and the Democrats have declared to be the right path for America.

The GOP’s actions declare to America that anybody who still believes in smaller, more fiscally accountable government has no place in America’s political landscape.

The GOP ostensibly claims support for the Second Amendment, as well as the rest of the Bill of Rights and Constitution. After Obamacare, what new “taxes” will they help dream up? As your tax load increases, do you think there will be money left for guns and ammo?

So instead of the wannabe-Democrat Party controlling the House, next year will see a true Democrat landslide across the board. They planned this; they executed it; the deal’s done.

Further reading: The Turning Point by Michael Walsh

Former civilian disarmament supporter and medical researcher Howard Nemerov investigates the civil liberty of self-defense and examines the issue of gun control, resulting in his book Four Hundred Years of Gun Control: Why Isn’t It Working? He appears frequently on NRA News as their “unofficial” analyst and was published in the Texas Review of Law and Politics with David Kopel and Carlisle Moody.

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It actually already has committed suicide. To quote a commenter at LEGAL INSURRECTION [not me].

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The problem here is that the “leadership” on the Republican side never wanted anything to do with negotiating with Obama in the first place. They wanted to surrender preemptively.

Once their membership dragged them kicking and screaming into a fight with Obama, they then failed completely to create any sort of strategy because they have no idea how.

They’ve never tried fighting before, after all, so it’s no surprise they aren’t good at it.

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The Bill of Rights has been destroyed in front of our eyes, with the Institutional Republicans carefully avoiding the subject. The House of Representatives has lost the power of the purse over the last 5 years. The Senate has claimed the power does not exist for that long for Congress as a whole. The Republican surrender over both the Continuing Resolution and the Debt Ceiling will make further House meetings moot, because they control nothing. Rule by Executive decree is now an acceptable norm.

The electoral process has been corrupted beyond repair, and the Institutional Republicans have signed a court consent decree accepting this forever. [US Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Case No. 09-4615 http://fellowshipofminds.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/rnc-v-dnc.pdf

Both the House and Senate Institutionals are calling for holding the Conservatives "accountable" for causing the shutdown, i.e. making them pretend to stand up to Obama. Remembering that Boehner's first act upon becoming Speaker was to purge all Conservative committee chairs, we can see where this is going. The RNC is going to be at war with the TEA Party and all Conservatives anyway.

The issue has not been how much a hard fighting Republican party has tried to hold the Democrats to the Constitution. It is that no matter what, the Democrats are the enemies of the Constitution; and the Institutionals are perfectly good with that so long as they maintain their status in Capitol City.

Conservatives cannot do ANYTHING to fight the enemies of the Constitution if they first have to fight a battle with the Institutional Republicans on every issue. Defending the Constitution means leaving the Republican Party. Not that there is going to be that much of a choice, because those we are about to be chased out anyway. That, in fact, could well be the last thing they have to do to get Obama to accept their surrender on the CR and Debt Ceiling.

Subotai Bahadur
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
Howard is right. There is no difference between the parties. I thought about that as I had to turn in my guns on October 1st because Boehner and McConnell went along with the Democrats gun grab.

Oh yes, my taxes went way up because Boehner and McConnell gave in to Obama on let Bush era tax rates expire.

Coming the first of the Year single payer will be here because everyone knew that ACA would flop so Boehner and McConnell co-sponsored the single payer bill.

You mean none of that happened. I must have been in an alternative universe because I swear Howard told me that there was no difference between the parties.
1 year ago
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The GOP has failed. The next fight will be that simplest of all: reality vs. the Dem Party and its Rainbow Coalition of history's failures and never-were's.

Reality will of course win, but it will be far too late.
1 year ago
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It's not standing up to Obama that's the issue, it's standing up to the bond market that purchases treasury notes. That's the moving force here........
1 year ago
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Republican voters are starting to wake up to the idea of getting involved in the candidate selection process is more important than voting for the establishment Republican in the general election. We're having this fight because citizens got involved and got Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and others elected. Primary voting starts early in 2014 and is spread out across the year. http://www.politics1.com/calendar.htm This means that individual congressmen are exposed for less expensive removal vs. the "Dense Pack" defense of overwhelming voters in November.
1 year ago
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It looks to me like certain members of our loyal opposition are readying themselves for a re-configuration. The assumption may be that in any case we are going to be governed by one of 2 parties that simply want to ride the bloated state pig in their own ways vs. skewering the SOB. So maybe its time to "Fight Different" - after all - if the team and tactics don't change - nothing will change.

Obamacare or any variant represents huge lost ground. Standing around highlighting glitches isn't sufficient to reverse it. Advocating a "delay" will come back to haunt any Repub who later wants to advocate for repeal. They will be accused by Dems and the press as liars who bait and switched on their promises during the current negotiations.
1 year ago
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The Republican Party appears to be convinced that it doesn't need it's conservative base to ensure it's continued existence. It may be correct, but only if it is content to become the "moderate" wing of the Democrat Party.

In any case, the Grand old Party (GOP) as we knew it is dead.
1 year ago
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Walsh mentions Pyrrhus. Pyrrhus would win the battles but know not why. The Republicans are just the opposite.

I hope I'm wrong.
1 year ago
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We need a new party, one that is in favor of limited government. The current GOP is just Democrooks-lite.
1 year ago
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Despite a brief Tea Party blip in 2010 the party is dominated by big business interests. Therefore, they will support ever-growing government & immigration amnesty and give the middle finger to everyone else.

Despite his anti-corporate rhetoric POTUS is a special friend of big business and the GOP is moving to the Left to line up at the trough.
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