Not all things are as they seem, especially in Washington.
Good guys in Washington take heat from everyone… in power. Bad guys are usually well liked and get very rich… in Washington.
Good guys stand on principle and philosophy. They are proud, unapologetic Americans. They take seriously their oath to uphold the US Constitution. They understand deep issues like… oh… the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, Agenda 21, Marxism, Political Islam, illegal immigration, national debt vs. deficit, free-markets, liberty, and freedom. They know and understand history. Their decisions are not taken lightly.
What we have in Congress today is old guard vs. reformers. I’ll draw you a picture.
Staus quo and old guard = bad guys
TEA Party, reformers = good guys
The votes are not always what they seem. A “NO” vote can seem like the right thing to do to us at home, when in reality, that vote will block a small reform. As far as I am concerned, if they pass nothing for the next 4 years, we’d all be better off. I think? — If it was possible for each bill to be a single issue, then each issue could be voted on by its own merit. But there is so much pork in each bill, that the bills get “comprehensive”. Why? Well, corruption in Washington is rampant that is used to buy and sell votes in Congress, that these bill get complex. This is one place where dysfunction really shows it’s ugly head.
Cloture is another weird concept. Cloture ends debate and ability to add amendments to a bill. Sometimes cloture is good for our side and sometimes it’s not. According to good sources, cloture is good when a bill is as good as OUR SIDE can negotiate with the other side. When this happens, the majority in the House wants to not allow costly and endless amendments to be heard. Yes this is unfortunate, because OUR GUYS want to reform and cut further than leadership did, but like I said the “bill is as good as OUR SIDE can negotiate.” Some of the good guys get beat up for cloture when the numbers really dictate the outcome – the good guys don’t have the majority of the votes in Congress YET.
When leadership is counting votes in Washington (called whipping), they assess every bill’s final vote count before it goes to the House floor. After pre-determining the bill’s outcome, the decision is made to take a bill to the floor or not. When a bad bill is defeated by the reformers during Whipping (vote counting), the bill is dead. HERE IS WHERE THE GOOD GUYS WIN, AND WE NEVER HEAR ABOUT IT. Our good guys win quietly. America wins.
I heard tonight the good-guy “no” votes on the Senate immigration bill is between 30 and 65 votes strong.
We are playing a chess game in Washington. Politics is like a 3D chess game where all possible moves must be known by the winner 25 moves ahead of Check Mate. I call this a battle strategy.
The TEA Party is trying to play a out a war, not a game, in a 25-move chess game. NOT POSSIBLE!!! We need patience. We need a long-term strategy.
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! We all know we don’t have 25 moves left before disaster! We also know the Progressives have been playing this war for 100 years (if you begin counting from the formation of the Federal Reserve). Almost 200-years if you count their seizure of American education.
The TEA Party needs to understand the GOP will continue to stand in our way of preserving and protecting America, because the Progressives and RINO’s have infiltrated the Party. We are supposed to be the non-liberal, non-progressive Party. Unfortunately, the infiltrators lead our Party. That was their smart chess playing. Their ilk has worked their way into these positions in the party.
We have several current battles being waged: the Farm Bill, Amnesty / Immigration, Obamacare, to name a few. Next we have Debt Ceiling and Sequester. Then the 2014 Primary election season to send more good guys to Washington to advance our agenda of preserving and protecting America. After that, we will hopefully have an impeachment battle. But the war… the war to preserve and protect America is real. It will take excellent strategy and the dedication of many.
Great post Christine.