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Establishment GOP Betrays Country Class Again; Primaries Are The Cure

Boehner and McConnell

The passage in the Republican-controlled Senate of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill has many conservatives wondering at the bizarre turn of events that has changed the historic Republican victory in the 2014 midterm elections into a series of triumphs for Barack Obama’s closing agenda.

From the Republican leadership’s devious ploy to fund Obama’s executive amnesty through the “CRomnibus,” to their refusal to defund Obamacare or executive amnesty, to their treasonous adoption of the legislation to give Obama a free hand to abandon U.S. opposition to Iran’s nuclear weapons program, and now their phony “free trade” argument in favor of a bill almost none of them read, the Capitol Hill Republican establishment has betrayed the principles – and the voters – that handed them back the majority in 2014.

But what is perhaps the worst aspect of this series of betrayals are the lies that have accompanied them.

Were it not for a few principled individual legislators – Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton, Rand Paul and Mike Lee in the Senate and Louie Gohmert, Jim Jordan, Jim Bridenstine and a few others in the House, no one in America would have any idea how damaging these betrayals have been.

To Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas we owe a debt of gratitude for telling us the truth about the Corker bill and Tennessee Republican Senator Bob Corker’s abandonment of the principle that the United States should use every option to prevent the Islamist regime in Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Were it not for Cotton’s principled opposition no one would know that 40+ years of American national security policy was being stealthily abandoned by President Obama, Secretary of State Kerry and their Republican allies in Congress. The lie that the treaty Obama is negotiating with Iran would stop the Islamist regime’s drive to become a nuclear power and threaten not just Israel, but the continental United States would have gone unchallenged.

Senator Jeff Sessions has been an untiring defender of American sovereignty and the interests of America’s working families in the face of the unceasing assault on their interests and future economic well-being by a cabal of billionaires who are intent on dissolving America’s political and economic borders to reap the financial benefits they can claim from a globalized economy.

The problem is that, as Senator Sessions has documented time and again, the economic benefits of globalization will accumulate in the hands of a small group of tech billionaires, while the cost of a reduced standard of living and reduced job prospects will be borne by America’s families who rely on tech and manufacturing for their livelihoods.

But no one would know the negative impact that open borders and globalization have had, and will continue to have, at an ever- increasing pace, were it not for Senator Sessions knocking down the lies that the Wall Street – Washington – Silicon Valley Axis has peddled to sell amnesty for illegal aliens, increases in legal immigration and now Obamatrade.

Finally, Americans have Ted Cruz to thank for regularly shining the light of truth on the backdoor deals and insider cronyism that grease the betrayals we’ve outlined above.

While the others we’ve mentioned are beacons of integrity, Cruz distinguishes himself by giving America the unvarnished truth, even as it earns him the constant enmity of the Capitol Hill establishment of both political parties.

Cruz’s characterization of the Obamatrade bill, and the insider sleaze that greased it to passage is a classic of American political truth-telling that bears repeating here:

Enough is enough. I cannot vote for TPA unless McConnell and Boehner both commit publicly to allow the Ex-Im Bank to expire—and stay expired. And, Congress must also pass the Cruz-Sessions amendments to TPA to ensure that no trade agreement can try to back-door changes to our immigration laws. Otherwise, I will have no choice but vote no.

There’s too much corporate welfare, too much cronyism and corrupt dealmaking, by the Washington cartel. For too long, career politicians in both parties have supported government of the lobbyist, by the lobbyist, and for the lobbyist – at the expense of the taxpayers. It’s a time for truth. And a time to honor our commitments to the voters.

As frustrating as the loss on the Trade Promotion Authority vote may be we conservatives are close, very close, to achieving the critical mass necessary to stop, and then reverse these outrages.

We conseervatives came up one vote short on TPA, but as CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie demonstrated in his book TAKEOVER, what we need are principled limited government constitutional conservatives in just a few 2016 primaries to bring enough legislators like Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton, Rand Paul and Mike Lee in the Senate and Louie Gohmert, Jim Jordan and Jim Bridenstine in the House to tip the balance. It’s time to call your friends who have been thinking of running and telling them, “if not us who, and if not now, when?”

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