None was more outlandish than the Mississippi Republican Party's despicable actions in pushing Thad Cochran over the finish line ahead of Chris McDaniel. Cochran, a man who is clearly beyond his prime, was coaxed to run again since he would be a sure vote for Mitch McConnell and his agenda if the Republicans captured the Senate. He had a formidable opponent in McDaniel, a well spoken and unabashed Conservative, and the Establishment wanted no part of him. Cheap shots, interjection of racism, and getting out the black Democratic vote for Cochran based upon lies were tactics used successfully to insure Cochran's win. Former Governor Haley Barbour disgraced himself by his actions and the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the Republican National Committee all worked behind the scenes to undermine McDaniel. Go through the list of RINOs and you will see that most of them personally contributed to this disgraceful and false campaign against liberty.
Had the election been treated impartially by the Party, McDaniel would have won the election. But the interjection of the Democratic voters who were coaxed to vote in the primary in this open primary state won the day. As a result, the RINO element salvaged a victory where they should have suffered a defeat. It was a shameful day for Republican politics and it has left a bad taste in the mouth of good Conservatives everywhere. While we need to forgive and move on, we should never forget and the memory should serve to constantly remind us of what some in high places think of us.
So now, with the Republicans perched in the cat's seat in both the House and the Senate, the RINOs and other Establishment types are once again showing signs that they will, now that the election is over, revert to their meek and mild selves. Not even twenty-four hours after the election results were in, Senator McConnell went before the microphones in Louisville and said that America didn't have to be concerned that Republicans might shut down the government. He pledged not to do that and with that statement gave Obama the go ahead signal to keep his march to tyranny on full speed ahead.
And then he continued his caving to the President the following week when returning to Washington for a meeting with the President and Congressional leaders. After politely listening to Obama act as if nothing had happened and putting up with the usual lecture that Obama loves to give to everyone, McConnell then presented an olive branch to the President by proclaiming that the Republicans were ready to work with him. After years of abuse and lies and half-truths, Mitch McConnell, the presumed new Majority Leader, showed that his party has no intention of being bold with the new found majority. The very thing the voters want, a major change from the direction the country has been on, is seemingly slipping away already.
So Mr. McConnell, both you and Speaker Boehner, need to hear and heed the following message. We, the people will no longer accept your excuses and your weakness as an appropriate course of action. We did not elect Republicans to carry on with the same old nonsense that you have been doing for years, wringing your hands in the corner and saying that you don't have the means of turning America around. First you wanted the House, we gave it to you and you did nothing but talk. Now, we've given you the Senate and you are starting out on a similar path. Don't expect for us to wait until you get the Presidency for you to seemingly be bold and visionary, for if you don't start acting now you will never win the Presidency. Moderate men like McCain and Romney, while certain decent, will not win for we will no longer accept weakness against tyranny.
We want Obamacare repealed (along with many other pieces of legislation that are holding America back), we want the border secure and the immigration problem addressed step by step and carefuly, not with one huge new law that is full of loopholes for the favored few, and we want government agencies and the President to operate under the rule of law, not creating law out of thin air. We have had enough talk which is cheap and now is the time for bold leadership.
You and Mr. Boehner need to read the tea leaves and respond accordingly. If you do, you can regain the respect of conservatives for yourself and the Republican Party and the future can be a bright one indeed. Should you take the other course, however, and be timid and cowardly, your days in power will be short-lived indeed, for the message from the electorate was "Stop Obama", not "We'll Work with the President". It's really just as simple as that.
What should your first step be? It should be opting for a short term Continuing Resolution (CR) on the budget to keep the government funded, not an Omnibus Budget which will allow Obama to continue applying his nonsense. Just tell the outgoing Majority Leader, Harry Reid, that the American people have spoken loudly and that you will adhere to their wishes. And it should be clear in the CR that Obama's planned illegal amnesty will not be funded, thereby eliminating the money he needs to continue to poke his finger in the eye of the American people. If you need any guidance on these matters, have a chat with Senator Jeff Sessions; he has correctly assessed the situation and he can explain it to you in five minutes.
And next, repeal Obamacare, kill it once and for all with legislation and then take the bill to the President and dare the President to veto it. If he does, go before the cameras with the bill in hand and put the blame where it lies, directly on the shoulders of the President. After all, he has been playing brinksmanship with you guys for years; it's time to throw it right back in his face. While the Office of the President is one of high reverence, this President has proved time and time again that he personally is undeserving of respect.
So let's get on with the Lame Duck session and treat it for what it is: a Lame Duck. And then get to work in January working for those who put you there, the American people, not those lobbyists who selfishly put their personal interest above that of the people. There are many things that have been done that must be undone and both you and the Speaker have the responsibility for living up to those things you campaigned on. Do that and you will be gain nationwide respect, fail to do so and you will be the butt of jokes everywhere.
I wish you well and hope and pray that you are finally listening to the people. After all we're the ones you were sent to Washington to represent. It's time you realize that. We will support you loud and strong if you do. If not, well, don't say we didn't warn you. We are energized, we are mobilized, and we will, with or without your help, ultimately take back America. The seeds of real change have been sown and they will continue to grow.
God bless America.