By voting first to silence Cruz and then casting a doomed vote to defund Obamacare, McConnell, Cornyn and other Senate GOPers who follow their lead will appear to be opposing Obamacare, but in reality will effectively be protecting President Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement.
Somewhere, Roosevelt and Larson will be beaming, and not only because the New Deal is again protected and indeed expanded. They will be all smiles because they also know the GOP grassroots increasingly expects its leaders in Washington to both talk and vote for less government.
That expectation is why a growing number of GOP incumbents, including McConnell, are being “primaried” by Tea Party rivals. In other words, adherence to Modern Republicanism long ago almost certainly made a split in the GOP all but inevitable and made it seem all-but-impossible to restore limited government.
We’ve seen this procedural scam dozens of times before – where congressmen vote for cloture, (to end debate) which they could defeat, allowing a bill to proceed, and then later vote against the bill in question when they know they have no chance of winning.
In a nutshell, this is a way to guarantee passage of a bill while pretending to oppose it. This is what the Gentry GOP Ruling Class is doing with Obamacare. They want it in place, wreaking destruction, so they can campaign against it.
But tell me honestly: Even if this strategy produce GOP majorities in the House and Senate, and a GOP President in the White House, do you think they would repeal Obamacare?
Of course they wouldn’t, because they would be terrified of the left and its media minions stirring up big trouble with the welfare classes.
The answer to all of this isn’t just kicking these Ruling Party parasites out of office and replacing them with principled, liberty-minded conservatives who would offer real opposition to the leftist project currently engulfing America, but that would be a start.
We will, however, still have to amend the Constitution in order to restore the consitutional republic envisioned by the Framers, and truly roll back the death grip the leftist Leviathan has on the throat of the nation.