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A Party Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand


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Early indications are that Washington's Republican leaders, John Boehner, Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell are choosing to ignore the loud and clear message the voters sent on November 4th.
 
While Republican leaders have made pro forma comments about repealing and replacing Obamacare, the rest of the conservative issues that drove the 2014 wave; serious opposition to radical Islam, less government intrusion in our lives, no crony Washington government and especially border security, no amnesty for illegal aliens and no “comprehensive immigration reform” are strangely missing from the agenda outlined for their new majorities.
 
Based on comments by some Republican leaders since the polls closed, they may even be backtracking on repealing Obamacare, and the conservative grassroots will not accept a betrayal by the GOP in repealing Obamacare.
 
However, of even greater concern is the fact that not one Washington Republican leader is indicating they heard the voters say they want to undo the damage that's been done by the Obama Democrats on border security, immigration and amnesty for illegal aliens.
 
The polls had barely closed, and the GOP victory declared, when Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said amnesty for illegal aliens was still possible and "The idea of serious immigration reform is still alive and is something that both parties need to look at."
 
Even more outrageously, since the midterm wave added at least 19 new Republicans to House GOP numbers, Speaker John Boehner’s argument against President Obama’s planned illegal “executive amnesty” has been that it would “poison the well” for the Republican leadership's plan to pass “comprehensive immigration reform.”
 
And Representative Paul Ryan, the failed 2012 Republican vice presidential candidate, and presumptive Chairman of the powerful tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, said that “as long as Obama doesn't try an executive order in November or December and works with Congress," immigration legislation can be enacted.
 
“I believe there are enough constructive voices in both parties that can lead to constructive immigration reform," he told AP and Breitbart.
 
While the GOP wave was building through the hard work of grassroots conservative opponents of amnesty, Ryan reportedly spent nearly every day behind the scenes trying to gather a coalition of House Republicans to support an immigration bill or a series of bills earlier this year.
 
It's clear that, especially on amnesty for illegal aliens, border security and “comprehensive immigration reform” there is still a major divide between Republican leaders and the voters, and the Bible tells us and Lincoln told us, "if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand." (Mark 3:25 KJV)
 
Today, the Republican Party is a house, and a party, divided by the arrogance of some of its leaders and the only thing that can heal that divide is new leadership, more responsive to the interests of the voters that gave the Republican Party its historic 2014 midterm victory.

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Suicidal tendancies

The Republican leadership is hell bent on destroying the Republican Party. Should they ignore their base in hopes of peeling off support from those more liberal, they will find that they cannot gain the allegiance of died-in-the-wool Democrats with liberal-lite, but they can certainly lose their base. If they fail us this time, they may just as well fold their tents; they won't get a further chance!

constitutionalism

Relying on so-called republican leaders to be constitutionalists (as they have sworn to uphold the constitution - "so help me G-D", is not feasible. People like Boehner and McConnell are the ones who have led the party down the primrose path of "reaching across the aisle" with the socialist/Marxist democrats for far too many election cycles. The solution is for the house of representatives and the senators to vote these two out of their seats and replace them with CONSTITUTIONALISTS as their oath of office REQUIRED.

Vigilance

How does that saying go? You get out and vote and then you go back to tweeting, email, faxing, sending letters and looking for someone worthy of your time and money.