Monday, January 26, 2015

Border Security & Abortion - No House Vote

Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner had to pull two critical votes in the House of Representatives; one on Border Security and the other on Abortion Restrictions.   Boehner could not get Conservatives on board for either bill.  The Border Security Bill was not tight enough to actually secure our border and did nothing to deal with Obama's Unconstitutional Executive Order giving Amnesty to 5 million Illegal Aliens, which caused Conservatives to pull out of the deal.  The Abortion Bill would have prohibited abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, which is supported by the vast majority of the American people.  The hang up was the exception for rape that would have required that the woman actually file a police report to be eligible to have an abortion after 20 weeks.  There were some Republicans that were opposed to the need to file a police report of the rape.  Isn't that just common sense. 

This is a leadership issue.  It is pretty obvious that Speaker Boehner does not have the relationships, respect, or perhaps even charisma among Republicans to pull them together to get important things done.  If Republicans can't agree on Border Security and Late Term Abortions, core issues for the base of the Republican Party, what the hell can they agree on.   In order to win the Presidency in 2016, Republicans must show that they can govern.  They need to pass legislation to balance the budget, secure our border, reform our tax code and broken immigration system, implement School Choice for kids in failing public schools, save Social Security and Medicare and to make the United States energy independent, with or without Obama's approval.  Put the bills on Obama's desk and let the President Veto them if he so chooses.

The Republicans need to demonstrate that they have Conservative market driven solutions to solve the nation's problems by passing legislation.  If they don't do that in the next few years, there is absolutely no chance of electing a Republican President in 2016 because we Conservatives will sit on our hands and check books.  This Blogger has been saying for quite some time that Republicans John Boehner in the House and Mitch McConnell in the Senate are just not up to the job of leading the Republican Majority Congress.   Since Boehner could not even get bills on Border Security and Abortion Restrictions on the floor for a vote, it would seem that this Blogger's opinion is correct.   Boehner and McConnell need to step aside and allow real Conservatives to take control of Congress for the good of the Republican Party and our country.  Republicans need to demonstrate bold colors in their actions, not pastels as referenced by my hero, President Ronald Reagan.  That is not going to happen with bland Boehner and morose McConnell.   

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