By the Left Coast Rebel
In case you haven't seen this one folks, take a breath, meditate just a bit, say a prayer, and file what you are about to read in the never-ending "lying bastards," "no difference between the two parties," and "there isn't anything Republicans won't sell their souls for," file.
Writes Eric Ericcson at Red State...
Hey, remember that awesome CPAC speech by Mitch McConnell?
The one where Mitch McConnell said — and I quote — “Obamacare should be repealed root and branch. And we’re not backing down from this fight.” And the same speech where Mitch McConnell also said, “This law is a disaster, and anybody who thinks we’ve moved beyond it is dead wrong.”
Well, as I told you, Mitch McConnell excels at saying one thing and doing another. Yesterday, Mitch McConnell voted to fund Obamacare. Hey Utah, he joined Orrin Hatch in doing so.
Remember, just last year on the campaign trail Orrin Hatch told you all how he was going to absolutely fight to rid us of Obamacare at all costs. And he got a large portion of the conservative movement to cheer him on as a result.
Yeah, that Orrin Hatch voted to fund Obamacare too. And now for the punchline — the majority of the Republicans in the Senate voted against funding Obamacare. McConnell and Hatch were in the minority of Republicans who chose to side with the Democrats and fund Obamacare.
Ericcson is gracious when he says that a "majority" of Republican senators voted against funding ObamaCare - the tally came down to something like 20 Ayes and 23 Nays; or something like that, who cares, you get the point. If a majority voted against funding it was but merely a squeaker.
I think this underscores that fact that we can't support the Republican party; rather we have to support individuals (in the US Senate) such as Rand Paul, Mike Lee, etc. that do more than pay lip service to fiscal conservatism and individual rights. The problem with this is that we don't have the time to spare any more weeding through good and bad candidates and getting enough Rand Pauls/Mike Lees/Justin Amashes in the Capital to save the nation from our self-directed collision course.
Supporting the Republican party by default is tantamount to roasting weenies in the flames engulfing our nation.