Republican Leaders Ignore Conservatives Again

Jeff Crouere
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Posted: Apr 25, 2015 12:01 AM
Republican Leaders Ignore Conservatives Again

It happened again yesterday, a painful reminder that the GOP leadership in Congress is pathetic. The President’s radical nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, was confirmed with ten Republican votes. Without Republican votes, Lynch could not have become U.S. Attorney General. Lynch will now replace Eric Holder, the most controversial and racially divisive Attorney General in American history.

In her testimony to Congress, Lynch made it clear that she would continue the policies of her liberal predecessor, support the Obama agenda, and had no problem with the President’s highly questionable use of executive power to grant amnesty to five million illegal immigrants. According to U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), “The Senate must never confirm an individual…who will support and advance a scheme that violates our Constitution and eviscerates established law and congressional authority. No person who would do that should be confirmed. And we don’t need to be apologetic about it, colleagues.”

Despite the clear warnings from Sessions and her troubling statements to the Senate Judiciary Committee, ten Republican Senators decided to confirm her to the most important law enforcement position in the country. Among the GOP “turncoat ten” was the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Previously, McConnell had promised to oppose Lynch if she supported the President’s executive amnesty action. Thus, McConnell lied to his constituents and caved under pressure once again. It follows a disturbing trend of GOP congressional leaders refusing to take decisive action to oppose the onslaught of liberalism.

After the complete capitulation, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s spokesman, Adam Jentleson, gushed that McConnell “has done the right thing by bringing bills and nominations to the floor that Democrats can support.” Of course this kind of bi-partisanship was absent when Reid was Senate Majority Leader. Reid consistently torpedoed legislation passed by the Republican House. In fact, he usually prevented these bills from even being considered.

As McConnell constantly placates Democrats, House Republicans are not doing any better for they approved the funding for Obamacare and the President’s executive action on amnesty. They are taking no consequential measures regarding the liberal FCC’s attempt to regulate and tax the Internet. Nothing of substance has been accomplished in the investigations into Fast And Furious, Benghazi, and the scandals involving the IRS and the VA. While Holder and former IRS official Lois Lerner have been held in contempt of Congress, in actuality, it has resulted in no significant penalties.

In a Bloomberg interview, House Speaker John Boehner called Bill and Hillary Clinton, “good people” and “good public servants,” but he hinted that Hillary Clinton’s email server might be subpoenaed and that the House may investigate her foundation’s suspicious fundraising activities. On this issue, there should be no hesitation or question as the evidence mounts that Clinton turned the position of Secretary of State into a cash machine for her dubious foundation and basically sold the office.

If Republicans had any political courage, they would be holding high profile hearings and issuing non-stop subpoenas. While Democrats know how to take political advantage of a scandal, Republicans are too worried about criticism from the media and their friends in the Democratic Party.

So, the looming question is now apparent to all voters who supported Republican candidates in the mid-term elections. Why continue to support the GOP if they are going to do nothing to stop the Democrats? If the Republicans will not oppose the liberal agenda of the Democrats, when they have the power to enact a reform oriented agenda, conservatives should stop voting for them.

In effect, Republican leaders refuse to take the gloves off, and are doing nothing to promote conservatism, so their true agenda must be to facilitate the continuation of liberalism.