Why were the Republicans content to hold a minority status in the House of Representatives for 40 years – that’s a question that should be addressed? They were perfectly content playing gotcha and what ifs for all of those years living the good life asking taxpayers to work harder, work longer hours because even back then they couldn’t balance a budget or address the real issues at hand.
Over the years, they’d grown accustomed to the many amenities offered so they took the road of least resistance enjoying the good life pretty much forgetting that they were a public servant.
When Newt Gingrich entered stage left determined to take the House back giving Republicans control they were pretty excited and supported Newt, until they discovered that Newt had a reason for wanting Republicans to control the House meaning they were going to have to shed their “cushy” jobs roll up their sleeves and actually do an honest day’s work.
A few disgruntled Republicans attempted a coup against Newt, which blew up in smoke and left them with egg on their face. Then they worked with Pelosi and filed 84 ethics violations against Newt; he was exonerated on all of these frivolous complaints.
In 2009, we can pretty much compare the attitude and performance of the Old Republican Establishment to the early 1950”s – they have transitioned back to a “do nothing party.” In 2009 the nonchalant “do nothing party” growled and complained about the 787 billion dollar stimulus and the rapidly growing National Deficit and then retreated to their little cocoons safe from public scrutiny.
In the meantime Obama, Pelosi, Reid and the Democrats had a hay day redistributing taxpayers’ hard earned money. Where were the Republicans in 2009 and 2010 when Obama passed the Obamacare, redistributed our money to corrupt lenders, Unions, Special Interest groups and paid his big bundlers off in advance so his second term would be a “shoo in.”
Why didn’t they protect our businesses big and small from being devoured by the EPA and Obamacare? Their feeble excuse that they were a minority just doesn’t hold water!
It’s obvious that they weren’t doing their job – Americans weren’t even in the cheap seats, they were literally non-existent players, because the Old Republican Establishment threw up their hands and said “there’s nothing we can do we’re in the minority.”
Here’s where the _ _ _ _ hits the fan folks, they could have prevented the Obamacare fiasco if they’d wanted to get their hands dirty and find out what was really going on behind closed doors.
They could have stopped the billions of dollars that the DOE (Department of Energy) handed out to Obama’s green octopuses, but they didn’t. They could have monitored every dime of our stimulus money and protected our investment, but they were just too busy playing Washington Politics to be bothered with anything as trivial as 787 billion dollars, a healthcare bill and a runaway EPA.
In 2010 an awesome group of freshman Republicans actually helped them take control of the House once again; this was even a larger prevalence of freshmen Republicans then in 1994.
Freshmen like Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Allen West and about 83 other Republican freshmen landed in Washington D.C. ready to “Take Back Our Country but the old establishment clapped their hands, did a lot of back patting, crowing and strutting around and immediately clambered to get back into their little cocoons and returned to their “elite do nothing club.”
The old Republican establishment don’t want Newt Gingrich back in Washington; they don’t want to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty. In fact they’d rather point fingers, complain and pretend they’re fighting the good fight to take back our Country while 14 million Americans are without jobs and millions are still losing their homes.
May God Bless America