There’s only one way to stop Obama’s destructive policies, especially the ruinous spending that has pushed America into a national debt of over $18 trillion, and that is for Republicans to stop voting “YES” on spending bills like the “CRomnibus.”
However, the policies that are funded by the “CRomnibus” represent practically everything that conservatives who volunteered, donated and voted in the 2014 midterm election thought they had just defeated.
But what is the deepest betrayal by the House Republican leaders behind the bill is that it is not something that was forced upon a reluctant Republican majority in the House by Harry Reid and the just defeated Senate Democrats – this is a deal Republican leaders negotiated on behalf of themselves and the House Republican Conference.
Giving Social Security to illegal aliens? Yes, House GOP leaders give your Social Security to illegal aliens in the “CRomnibus.”
A return to the legalized bribery of earmarks Republicans promised to abandon years ago? Earmarks are back in the “CRomnibus.”
Obama’s war on coal? There’s $250 million more than Obama requested for the Environmental Protection Agency in the "CRomnibus," and no policy rider to stop the destruction of America’s coal industry and restrain the resulting increase in consumer electricity costs.
Busting the spending caps that Republicans already broke in the Ryan – Murray spending deal? The “CRomnibus” busts through them again.
Restraining Obama's pro-abortion policies? The “CRomnibus” has some $575 million for international “family planning” and does nothing to force Obama to follow the existing right-to-life protections Congress passed and that he has ignored.
I could go on, but you get the point – any one of those policies in a standalone bill would have most likely withered and died in the House under conservative opposition.
Can you imagine a Republican Member of Congress who voted for a standalone bill to give your Social Security money to an illegal alien surviving the next Republican Primary election?
Neither can I.
And that is why we can’t let the “boneless wonders” that negotiated and support this “abomination of a bill” as Senator Rand Paul called it, hide behind false claims, such as the bill must pass to avoid a government shutdown or that the “good” in the bill outweighs the bad.
We’ve already identified House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions of Texas as one of the principle architects of the “CRomnibus” and a top primary target for 2016. Conservatives should add Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, who has already been chastised for his support of the bill by his principled conservative Governor Bobby Jindal and Senator David Vitter, and truth-challenged House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers of Kentucky to the list of 2016 primary targets.
But we shouldn’t stop with those three arrogant and out-of-touch House GOP leaders.
If any Republican member of Congress votes "YES" on the “CRomnibus,” then they own everything in the bill, including Social Security for illegal aliens, Obama’s pro-abortion policies, and busting the spending caps.
Conservatives must stop giving betrayals such as these a free pass in the Republican primary -- any Republican who votes for the CR - Omnibus package should be considered a ripe target for a primary challenge.
I urge CHQ readers to pick-up the phone (the toll free number is 1- 866-220-0044) and join other conservatives who have committed to melt the phone lines to Capitol Hill with this simple message: If you fund it, you own it. Vote “NO” on the CR – Omnibus spending plan or face the fury of the conservative movement in 2016.