Republican chemists cede power to Dems, Obama

GOP unable to handle success

It was just a short year ago — Nov. 2014 — CNN, the left-wing television network, went apoplectic, reporting: 

“A Republican tide ripped the Senate away from Democrats giving the GOP full control of Congress and the power to pin down President Barack Obama during his last two years in office.

The thumping win upends the balance of power between the White House and Capitol Hill only six years after Obama’s Democrats swept to power and marginalized Republicans in a rush to reform health care, Wall Street and pass a huge stimulus package.

Now, it’s Democrats who will take the back seat on Capitol Hill, relying mostly on the power of the filibuster to stymie Republicans and keep Obama’s legacy intact.”

The equally stunned New York Times headlined its report:

“Riding Wave of Discontent, G.O.P. Takes Senate — Election Results: Republicans Win Senate Control With at Least 7 New Seats.”

Struggling to grasp the enormity of the repudiation of Barack Obama, the liberal newspaper blamed the “uneven character of the economic recovery.”

They needn’t have expended so much energy on anxiety. Republicans are chemists. Its long been known they can take pure gold and turn it to excrement. Paul Ryan, the acclaimed House Speaker replacing John Boehner proved that adage as he oversaw the betrayal of Republican principles in particular and Americans in general by shepherding the $1.1 trillion Omnibus bill that literally funds every major aspect of Obama’s promise to  “fundamentally transform the United States of America.”

The Senate Vote can be seen here. Roll Call carries the video and report of the 316 -113 House Vote.

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh lamented the GOP Sells America Down the River. His conclusion? As he blasted the Republican-led Congress’ passage of the massive 2,009-page Omnibus bill that has the White House declaring victory, a frustrated Limbaugh said, “There is no Republican Party! You know, we don’t even need a Republican Party if they’re gonna do this. Just elect Democrats, disband the Republican Party, and let the Democrats run it, because that’s what’s happening anyway.”

13 Responses to Republican chemists cede power to Dems, Obama

  1. Macbeth says:

    Rush’s conclusion is sad but true. When those who call themselves Republicans act like Democrats, what purpose do they serve? Arizonans know this duplicity all too well with the US Senators supposedly representing us in DC. John McCain and Jeff Flake are both frauds. There’s a reason they are in contention with one another for the least popular senator prize.

    http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/06/mccain-flake-race-for-least-popular-senator-prize/

    McCain helped elected Obama and Flake is a regular on his basketball team, traveling with Obama to Cuba and Africa, where he was the only Republican on the plane along with a large contingent of liberal Democrats!

  2. Macbeth says:

    PS Calling these bogus Republicans “chemists” is brilliant! I intend to borrow that description. It’s definitely worth repeating.

  3. azgary says:

    Democrat Leaders Dance, Gloat, Declare Speaker Paul Ryan ‘Gave Away The Store’
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/12/18/democrat-leaders-dance-gloat-declare-speaker-paul-ryan-gave-away-store/

    Republicans will fight to stop illegals from being deported, to keep obamacare and obamatrade and full implementation of common core among other things harmful to the country and the people, but enrich and empower themselves and their donor/owners.

    and the “Gave Away The Store’ aspect will be permanent with any sort of amnesty by any name, since they dont want to call it what it is as demonstrated by the Az (r) congressmen.

    anything other than deporting illegals is going to lead to a permanent imported democrat voting majority, the californiafication of the entire country and permanent democrat rule, the destruction of our rights and the constitution

    all so the gop can have their bribes.

    if they wont deport illegals they are FOR a permanent imported democrat voting majority and with that we lose on EVERYTHING.

    if they will not choose to represent American Citizens, but instead will represent illegal foreign invaders, the gop and a permanent imported democrat voting majority, why would you vote for them?

    deport illegals or no vote, AND tell the candidates they must do this.

    is it really too much to ask that they demand the rule of law and a sovereign nation, that they represent Citizens over an invader?

  4. Conservative Since Birth says:

    So McCain (& Flake) voted against it. Their votes probably weren’t needed anyway. McCain’s (R) cronies voted for it however: Graham, Ayotte and McMcSally.

    GOP unable to handle success = Well said! They sent Obama off to Hawaii with yet another big win under his belt. Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are dead to me. I can barely look at them without getting sick to my stomach.

    There was a Democrat and a Republican strategist on O’Reilly last night with Eric Boling sitting in. The Dem female was gloating and said this is what America wants – the two parties working together and coming up with a compromise. Eric Boling said the Republicans gave in to “everything” – then asked the Dem what the Democrats gave up – she was taken aback, mumbled something about ‘all that crude oil’ and could NOT come up with anything the Dems “compromised” on. The Republicans are worthless – just enriching themselves – taxpayers be damned.

    • East Valley Conservative says:

      I saw that O’Reilly segment and drew the same conclusions. The femme dem had everything to gloat about and no response to Bolling’s question, because the GOP caved on everything.

      We don’t have a party nationally or here in Arizona. Where were any of the GOP members of the AZ congressional delegation raising their voices against this debacle? Dead silence is what I heard. They all are running for reelection and want that strings-attached Chamber of Commerce money streaming in. I will never again vote for my US Rep. who claims to be a conservative, but is mum when we need loud voices raised against this deceitful cronyism. If the AZ 5 were too gutless to take this on individually, why didn’t they call a joint press conference and separate themselves from the other congressional GOP sheep?

  5. Patriot Dad says:

    For any of you who have any doubts about where Paul Ryan gets his support, read “House Speaker Race: Rep. Luis Gutierrez Supports Paul Ryan; Duo Teamed for Immigration Reform,” in the Latin Post. No wonder the open borders duo Jeff Flake and John McCain are on board.

    http://www.latinpost.com/articles/87940/20151019/house-speaker-race-rep-luis-gutierrez-supports-paul-ryan-duo.htm

    Flake and Gutierrez were partners on the so called “comprehensive immigration reform” when Flake was in the House. McCain and Kyl previously pushed it. McCain, Flake and Marco Rubio teamed with the most liberal Democrats on the Gang of 8, on behalf of illegals.

    Anytime you see the word “comprehensive” before any legislation, you should be aware of the farcical nature of the scheme. I get disgusted whenever I hear the words, “America’s broken immigration system.” Our system is too lenient as it is. The only thing that’s broken is the will to actually enforce it properly to protect American citizens. We are at war. Our entire border and all immigration should be shut down.

  6. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Obama knew exactly what he was doing when he praised Paul Ryan just as Vladimir Putin knew what he was doing when he praised Trump. It´s called mischief.

    • Braveheart says:

      Excellent assessment!

    • azgary says:

      why would anybody object to Trump and Putin interacting cordially?

      was Reagan wrong for dialogue with soviet leadership?

      Reagan at Reykjavik: The Weekend That Ended the Cold War

      In October 1986, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev met for a forty-eight-hour summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. Originally intended as a short, inconsequential gathering to outline future talks, the meeting quickly turned to major international issues, including the Strategic Defense Initiative and the possibility of eliminating all nuclear weapons. With both men at the height of their power, they had the rare opportunity to move towards disarmament and peace in a way neither side had predicted.

  7. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Movement to Primary Speaker Paul Ryan Out of Congress Picks Up Steam – The Gateway Pundit

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/12/movement-to-primary-speaker-paul-ryan-out-of-congress-picks-up-steam/

    I’m in!

  8. Saguaro Sam says:

    Take a look at this brilliant political video ad from Ted Cruz, starring his family:

    http://therightscoop.com/ted-cruz-just-released-the-most-incredible-christmas-political-ad-everrrr/

  9. Doc says:

    The problem here folks as I see it, is political correctness. Speaker mcRyan is nothing more than boehner 2.0. HOWEVER, we here @ SRAZ ALREADY KNEW THAT! So, was this surprising to anyone here? Sadly I say Rush is right.

    Most of Arizona’s congressional delegation voted nay, & we need to give them that. And, while they typically are mute on rebuttal regarding things of this nature, may I suggest that we all call our respective congressman’s office & ask what, if any, rebuttal has been voiced. If none has been voiced, then WE as constituents, should respond accordingly. But, we should support ANY ACTIVITY that will “primary” mccRyan’s sorry @$$ OUT of office. He needs to go…period.