On Whigs, RINOs and Federalists

On Whigs, RINOs and Federalists

It is worth noting that the Whigs took less than four years to totally disintegrate once the GOP began. The establishment GOP today (which seems to be most of them, including my representative) are nothing more than Democrat-Lite. If I wanted a Democrat, I would vote for one. Pretending that the GOP is some kind of distinctive difference from Democrats for anything other than national defense is pure fantasy.

Repealing Obamacare is not amending it. Yet the RINOs insist on amending the PPACA, and also passing yet another CR which maintains funding for Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, the OTM refugees from Central America, and continuing DACA in practice which is no different than the Democrat position.

I’m so sick of the lies from the GOP, they say they will repeal, and once we vote them in, they only want to amend. I’m sick of their cowardice. They need to be held accountable to do what they said they would do, and they have fallen way short. Couldn’t hit the broad-side of a barn as we say here in the Hoosier State.

Yesterday I was treated to back to back RINOs on FNC. Kasich, Graham, and McCarthy. If FNC keeps that up, I will be done with them too.

I’m no longer a Republican, I’m a Federalist now.

Federalist Party – Smaller Government for Americans

It’s past time to do something. The time is now!

Nuke the ACA!

It comes as no surprise to me that establishment RINOs are reneging on their promise to repeal Obamacare, instead, they are simply proposing to amend it. We should totally nuke the ACA, as we were promised.

 

The Rs are lying when they say this is the only way they can repeal Obamacare, what they aren’t telling you is that they are not repealing it. The Ds are lying too, when they say everything is hunky-doory. It is not.

RINO: Repeal In Name Only. Here are the first lines of the RINO establishment version of “repeal”. It really only amends.

>>COMMITTEE PRINT
Budget Reconciliation Legislative Recommendations Relating to Repeal and Replace of the Patient Protection and Afford-able Care Act
TITLE I—ENERGY AND
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COMMERCE
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Subtitle A—Patient Access to
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Public Health Programs
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SEC. 101. THE PREVENTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH FUND.
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(a) IN GENERAL.—Subsection (b) of section 4002 of
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the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42
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U.S.C. 300u–11), as amended by section 5009 of the 21st
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Century Cures Act, is amended—<<

 

This does not repeal the ACA, folks, it only amends it, and leaves the worst pillars of Obamacare in place. Do we really need another albatross of national health care? It is still completely unconstitutional, and is just as likely, if not more so, to collapse.  

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Don’t Hold Your Breath

Over 80% of Obamacare enrollees actually got Medicaid. Keeping offspring on your family plan is an easy thing to do, but it should still be left to the states, since the feds have no constitutional jurisdiction to be meddling in the health insurance market anyway.

Mandating insuring pre-existing conditions takes it out of the realm of insurance, it’s like buying home-owners insurance when your house is on fire, and demanding that the insurance company sell it to you. That is not insurance, it is welfare, and under Obamacare, everyone else pays the difference for those with pre-existing conditions. 

I would suggest that a welfare solution for those with pre-existing conditions would be a better solution, that is pretty much what everyone gets in socialized medicine countries, like the NHS in Britain, and whatever they call it in Canada. For the libs who claim via UN data that Cuba has better health care, get real. I don’t see anyone flocking to Cuba for health care, while American hospital parking lots are jammed with cars with Canadian plates near the border. Those patients are paying cash, or have private insurance over and above the Canadian socialized plan.

Obama and the Dems destroyed our health insurance for 300 million people in order to sign up less than three million actual enrollees, and most of them were subsidized by the rest of us. Over six million lost their insurance. Typical communist/socialists don’t worry too much about that, you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet they will tell you. What they won’t tell you is that their centralized federal solution is not only unconstitutional, it also sends us all on a race to the bottom. 

After all, it’s only “fair” that we all be equally miserable.

A truly free market is much, much better. We haven’t had that in health care since WWII. We owe that to socialist utopian FDR during WWII. He froze wages during the war, so in order to compete for talent, companies began adding “benefits” to employment agreements. Unions were all up with that, they called pensions and health insurance “health and welfare”. Portability for health insurance has been an issue ever since.

I was born 60 years ago, the attending physician was my parents (and mine too, until he retired when I was 12 or so) family doctor. His bill was five dollars. (in today’s dollars it might have been 500 bucks). This was before Medicare was enacted under LBJ when the feds began setting rates. Our health care system has went downhill ever since, even though prices have sky-rocketed, especially due to Obamacare, with something like 2700 pages of mandates in the original bill, not counting the hundreds of thousands of pages of regulations that came along with it.

Just repeal the damn thing. Be done with it. There is also one other statute that needs to be repealed, this was also done by FDR, I think around 1934. It made it illegal to sell health insurance across state lines, by giving it an exemption to the commerce clause. I have no idea why no one is talking about this in the media today of any sort.

Holding ACA Repeal Hostage to Replace Will Seal Its Defeat

If I’ve learned anything about Republican RINOs, it is that they can screw up a wet dream. I’m pretty sure that they will screw this up too.

On the RINO National Convention

Trump seemingly has a few good points going for him. He says he will stop the insanity of admitting middle east “refugees”, and wants to clamp down on illegal immigration. I’d like to know what he wants to do about so-called central American “refugees” whom Obama is inviting into our fair country, and once here, is lavishing resettlement and benefits galore. He wants to take care of the Vets and fix the VA, but on most other issues, he is just another progressive liberal. That is why the RINOs like him, and they can count on him to be willing to make a deal. After all, he is the self-professed king of the deal. 

Trump is not an outsider, and his business acumen is also open to question. The RINOs have declared war on Constitutional TEA Party conservatives, you know, us little people who gave them the House and later the Senate in order to stop Obama, and instead betrayed us by giving Obama everything he wanted, even after we got Boehner tossed as Speaker. I’ll stop right here, more comments below. 

Welcome to RichTAkes! On the RINO National Convention!

Check out the Trump and Hillary look-a-likes near the end!

Sadness For Friends Who Cannot Be Sad

I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that the RNC reminds me more of a wake, instead of a look ahead at a future to support and believe in. Erick Erickson’s coherent thoughts on what is happening to the party at the RNC.

>> . . . it is just meaningless team sport in favor of their team. There is no substance, just sloganeering that means as much to each person and is taken as much differently by each person as “hope and change” was in 2008.

So much could have changed, but nothing will. And in four years, the very people who lamented Trump only to jump on his train cheerleading to the end will be back at it again because “not Clinton.” <<

The Failure of the Republican Party: Never Forget that the GOP Establishment Preferred Trump to Cruz

     

Uh-Oh: Putin Hired Internet Trolls To Pretend To Be Pro-Trump Conservatives

GOP elites get their guy in Georgia

McConnell promised to crush the TEA Party over two years ago. After smashing Bevin with Trump’s support, McDaniel, Cruz, Stutzman, and others, the RINOs are now attacking Tim Huelskamp.

The irony of the GOPe defeating Stutzman for the IN Senate nomination is that they will probably now lose that seat. I don’t think they even care. Former Governor and Senator Evan Bayh tossed his hat into the ring last week. Bayh will probably win on name recognition alone. Stutzman would have had a chance, but this Young guy, hand-picked by McConnell, is an unknown back-bencher.

CHAOS: Republican Convention Shatters As Trump Lackeys Steamroll Rules Vote

Under the rules of the convention, a majority of seven delegations could force a roll vote on the rules; it would then take a majority of the delegates to toss the rules committee’s book. At least 11 states signed on: Colorado, Washington, Utah, Minnesota, Wyoming, Maine, Iowa, Virginia, Alaska, North Dakota, and Washington D.C.

So the secretary of the convention hid behind a curtain to avoid having to accept the signatures.

What Last Week’s RNC Rules Fight Was (and Wasn’t) About – The Bull Elephant

RINO National Committee consolidates power, prohibits a vote on this set of reform rules . . . to take effect during the 2020 election cycle.

Ken Cuccinelli explains

BREAKING: VA ‘Never Trump’ Delegates NOT BOUND to Vote Trump by Law, Says Judge

The key word here is “law”

RNC Rules Fight Proves GOP Establishment Belongs To Trump

I’m guessing that Trump is now owned by the GOPe

Trump’s Acceptance Speech Was A Eulogy For The GOP

Rest In Peace…

Watch Sen. Ted Cruz’s full speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention

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On The Numbers

Rich Takes! On the Numbers:

Donald Trump has proven himself to be a petulant school boy, not unlike our current POTUS.

If anyone doesn’t agree with anything he says, his first response is to launch a character assassination attack, not unlike Saul Alinsky.

A very small Political Action Committee, consisting of one woman with a 20,000.00 budget recently posted a graphic meme featuring Melania in a nude photo shoot, asking the question is this what your next first lady should look like. I think it is a legitimate question, certainly the Dem’s opposition research files already were well aware of this shoot, which was published by Gentleman’s Quarterly in the UK around fifteen years ago. GQ-UK loves it, and they reposted the original article for all of our peeping Tom urges, and hits of course.

What is not commonly reported is that the shoot was taken on Donald’s gold-laden Boeing 727 jet at the time. Obviously with his full approval and knowledge. Now Trump and his people are laying the blame for this on Cruz, when we don’t even know if she even supports Cruz. By Federal law, it is illegal for POTUS campaigns to have any communication with PACs anyway. The Donald has only himself to blame, he approved the shoot, and now he should approve it again.

As always, my comments are in cayenne.

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Donald Trump: Why Putin Loves Him  Putin-Trump

Putin Endorses Trump. Trump replies “It is always a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond.”

Can Donald Trump or Ted Cruz Beat Hillary Clinton? A New National Poll May Surprise You

Not only does Trump lose to Hillary, the Senate and maybe even the House turns Democrat. How does Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sound to you?

>>Trump trails Hillary 54-36, and even if that’s a bit of an outlier, it is consistent with a long track record of Trump trailing Hillary badly, including by double digits in 5 of the last 7 national polls; the RCP polling average now has Trump down 50.4 to 39.0, a result that would lose him more than 40 states and have catastrophic down-ticket results for Republicans in the Senate and House. <<

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton viewed unfavorably by majority – CBS/NYT poll

“…registered voters nationwide now hold negative opinions of the political parties’ current frontrunners. More than half of voters have unfavorable views of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump; each has a net negative rating in the double-digits.”

Hills’ negatives are only 55%. The Donald’s are 59% These are the respective front-runners, unbelievable in a sane world.

RealClearPolitics – 2016 Election Presidential Polls

If it’s any credible poll, they have a link to it.

Mark Levin: I fear we’re going to get BLOWN OUT in the general election

It’s nearly a certainty if Trump wins the nomination. In over 150 national head to head polls, Trump loses most by double digits in all and loses in all but two to Hillary who is the weakest candidate that I’ve ever seen. In just the last few days, here are some numbers:

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Rich TAkes! On the Primary Stakes

Rich TAkes! On the Primary Stakes

Tonight will be the last Republican debate before Super Tuesday so I thought that I’d post some of my reading material about the candidates in general fromElect Ted the past few weeks. Trump has just come off a resounding victory in the Nevada caucuses where he managed to outfit many of the election officials in official Trump hats and Tees. Jeb Bush has dropped out after South Carolina, while Kasich and Carson vow to stay in to the convention. Meanwhile, on the Democrat side, Hillary and Sanders are duking it out for the communist and felon vote. Finally, Antonin Scalia passed away a week or so ago, reminding us on why we absolutely have to get this election right. We may not have another chance. I am officially endorsing Ted Cruz for President, and I hope you do too.  

Rush broadcast a classic rant the other day below, and I hope you enjoy this edition of RichTAkes! 

Rush: What This Election Is Really About and What’s Really at Stake

“…if we’re serious about stopping this transformation of America, it isn’t gonna be easy, and winning an election is not gonna send a signal to the other side to stand down, you lost.  They don’t look at it that way.  This is a fight between socialism and capitalism, freedom versus tyranny, however you want to categorize.  There isn’t any overlap.”

Ted Cruz Fought the Washington Establishment. Donald Trump Donated to it

Antonin Scalia, Justice on the Supreme Court, Dies at 79 – The New York Times

Rest in Peace, Nino

Krauthammer: Back Mitch Now, Then Win One For Nino This Fall

Rs need to stand firm and forestall any confirmation until the next POTUS swears in. 

I’m not holding my breath.

NEWT GINGRICH: The wisdom of Antonin Scalia

“I hope to impart to you the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity.”

Obama Administration Enabling Noncitizen Voting; DOJ Conflict of Interest

They’ve been doing that for years, it’s time to put a stop to all vote fraud

Kathleen Willey: Hillary will have to shoot me to stop me 

Hill has a lot of baggage, doesn’t she?person of interest

EXCLUSIVE–Linda Tripp: ‘Bill Had Affairs with Thousands of Women’

Yoko Ono: “I Had an Affair with Hillary Clinton in the ’70s” 

At least 1,730 Clinton emails contain classified material

Byron York: In South Carolina, Bush family, friends gather as end nears

Jeb dropped out as advertised. I wish him well.

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the Second Amendment Christopher Sean Mercer TAkes!

This topic is a few weeks old, I was drafting the post and then something called work (and a weak knee) got in the way. So in the spirit of cleaning up first-amendment-on-scroll1things, here are my thoughts on the latest mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. President Obama’s rapid effort to politicize this recent tragedy, by his own admission said it needs to be politicized, wasted no time to call for even more “reasonable” efforts for gun control, even though the shooter bought his weapons legally, and Oregon already has all of the expanded background checks that he is calling for.

The real deal is that what those who advocate for reasonable regulation really want is to damn the Second Amendment and confiscate all law-abiding citizen’s weapons. They just aren’t brave enough to state the obvious. Yet.

Here we go!

Welcome to the Second Amendment Christopher Sean Mercer TAkes!

A few days ago, there has been yet another mass-shooting at a school, a community college this time, which also practiced a gun-free policy, the Umpqua Community College.

There has been a huge effort to suppress the story, even down to the shooters name in the early phases of this story. His legal name is Christopher Sean Mercer.

President Obama wasted no time nor effort to politicize this shooting, by his own admission.

I would like to offer condolences to all victims and families of this tragic event, as well as a get well soon to all of the survivors.

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The US intelligence services ignored warnings about the Boston Bombers from the Russians, in fact we made a citizen of one of them.

I’m not surprised, are you? The media seems to be covering up the full extent of this story as well, with many outlets not even mentioning the shooters name.

Political correctness not only suppresses free speech, it also ends in needless deaths when PC trumps reality.

There has also been a doubling down of the call for expanded gun free zones, when gun free zones are the underlying cause to begin with.

There was a directed effort to conceal the identity of the shooter in this case, in which the media also participated in for a time. Megyn Kelly was one of those who took up the policy. Sheriff John Hanlin: “You won’t hear his name from me or this investigation.”

If American journalists would simply do their job and report the facts about a news story, much of this nonsense could be averted. Instead we are faced with psy-ops from all sides. A Sheriff refuses to release the name of the shooter? Does anyone think that he dreamed that up all on his own? And that major and cable media played along?

OKC, Waco, Sandyhook, and all of the rest have been controlled events after the fact (even during the fact in Waco) and I for one am getting quite sick of it. Suppressing the facts serves no one, especially our once fair republic.

Oregon already has expanded background checks in place, and Christopher owned 13 legally purchased firearms. Why very little mention of his mother whom he lived with? His parents were divorced since 2006 or thereabouts.

The Curious Case of Oregon Shooter Chris Harper-Mercer – A Social Media Profile Shaped, Modified and Deleted…

President Obama wants to politicize the Oregon shooting

Obama did politicize this tragedy, which he admits. What liberals really want and won’t admit is the total confiscation of all modern firearms from our citizens. They are just too chicken to say it.

Here’s What We Know About Shooter Who Targeted Christians at Oregon College

>The school is described as a “gun free zone” and has only one unarmed security guard, who carries mace. The shooter was taken out by two local police officers who raced to the scene.<

UPDATES: Shooter Identified – Oregon Community College Shooting – Pre Planned Act of Jihad

The local Sheriff refused to identify the shooter. I’m betting some powerful folks whispered in his ear. Megyn Kelly played along too, on FNC.

Gun Free Zones – 1/2 Hour News Hour – YouTube

Hillary adopts new ‘goth’ look to appeal to youth   — The Dandy Goat

Just for giggles – she needs to work on her tats some, though.

“I say it’s time for a new political aesthetic, that we find beauty in the macabre,” she said. “If you elect me as president, I’ll paint the White House black, permit the lawns to wither and die, and I’ll turn the Lincoln Bedroom into a mock funeral parlor. Visiting heads of state will be forced to confront their own mortality. Instead of backing down from [Russian president] Vladimir Putin at a UN summit, I’ll present him with the skull of a beloved Victorian poet.”

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The Baby Parts and Planned Parenthood TAkes!

Today we are focusing on Planned Parenthood and their founder Margaret Sanger, the outrageous marketing of baby organs being harvested thanks to the Center For Medical Progress, more on immigration and birthright citizenship, and oh yes, there is a holocaust happening in the mid-east, and Obama won’t even speak about it. Scroll down for even more news about the exciting candidate Deez Nuts!

Reflections on Roe: When Margaret Sanger Spoke to the KKK

7 Incredibly Shocking Quotes From Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger

Sanger-Negro population

We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. – Margaret Sanger

Margaret Sanger, racist eugenicist extraordinaire

Planned Parenthood killing babies outside the womb?

Fretz child born at 19 weeks gestation

Aborted baby’s heart was beating as we harvested his brains: worker in new Planned Parenthood video

Can we defund Planned Parenthood now please? “Planned Parenthood” is an oxymoron. It is planned murder, not parenthood. PP is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity. That means that you or Geo Soros can give 100 bucks or millions to PP and not pay tax on your contribution. So we the people are subsidizing PP through the charity deduction. On top of that, the Feds have seen fit to contribute over 500 million each year from the public till, spending our tax dollars on top of the largely unseen private deductible donations. The very least that we can do is defund Planned Parenthood today. We can work on the tax exempt status some other day. If you can spare the ten minutes to watch this and not be outraged, you must need a heart transplant, since yours must be missing.

Court Removes Injunction on Planned Parenthood Video, New Video Immediately Released

Dyer appears to be laughing about how lab recipients of the aborted babies go into shock when they open a box to find an “intact case” (whole body)

Baby-parts ‘harvester’ jokes about shipping human heads

“Intact Fetal Cadavers” At 20-Weeks “Just a Matter of Line Items” at Planned Parenthood: Abortion Docs Can “Make it Happen”

Documentary Web Series | The Center for Medical Progress

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Ben Carson: No apologies for 1992 fetal tissue research

He has nothing to apologize for. Miscarriages are not abortions.

Record 93,770,000 Americans Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Matches 38-Year Low

So what else is new?

Joe Dan Gorman’s open letter to the GOP

House conservative seeks Boehner’s ouster

Vacate the Chair!

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The Empire Strikes Back: Invasion at the Border

The people sent a message. luke-darth-duel  The deliberate failure of Obama’s illegal ignoring our current  immigration law, along with his recently extending the lack of enforcement of law concerning illegal alien minors for another two years certainly helped to bring about Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s defeat. Cantor tried to swing both ways on the illegal alien issue, and recently said that he wanted to work with Obama on the illegal youth (Dreamers) issue.

Our borders are now being over-whelmed by children, and the Border Patrol, ICE and the southwest is being turned into a giant day care facility for illegals. Sweet! They are even flying them around the country to spread the joy.

I don’t know if this is an intended (which I suspect) or an unintended consequence of Obama and DHS’ suspension of enforcement of “dreamers” which they renewed recently. I do know, as I’ve said all along, that ignoring the law is a violation of Obama’s oath to uphold the Constitution and to defend the country against all enemies.

This invasion of minors certainly seems to have been deliberate and pre-planned. DHS planned for an invasion of 65,000 illegal minors back in January. Note the date on the requisition, below:

Gov’t Confirms Authenticity of Contract Request for ‘Escort Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children’ at the Border

This outrage should be at the top of the list of Articles for Impeachment, along with gun-running in Mexico, Syria and Libya, directing IRS targeting of citizens, the NSA intercepting everyone’s communications and targeting the AP and journalists, and whatever else his phone and pen has unleashed. The list is rather long.

This latest invasion of our country could have been avoided had we actually built the fence and secured our border. We’ve been waiting for that since 1986, when Reagan signed the last Amnesty bill. He later said that signing the Amnesty Bill was his greatest regret during his tenure.

There is more, but the border issue had to have played a big role in the Virginia primary results, and I hope that the Rs, including Ryan, finally start to get a clue. Andrew Breitbart is surely  smiling now.

Cantor loses Republican primary

Eric Cantor succumbs to tea party challenger 

Local Tea Party Activists Helped Topple Eric Cantor

Dave Brat: Meet The Candidate Who Beat Eric Cantor

from last May. Cantor spent about 5 million on this race, Brat a little over 100k.

Yoda-The Empire Strikes Back quote of the night: “dollars don’t vote, people do” ~ Dave Brat.

Flashback: Republican Cantor Headlines Anti-Tea Party Conference Sponsored by George Soros & Unions

Cantor’s successor as Majority Leader McCarthy attended too.

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Rich TAkes! On Badmitten, Bombs and Bergdahl

Rich TAkes! On Badmitten, Bombs and Bergdahl

Have you noticed, a couple of weeks will go by with no major news to report, and then a fire starts up, in this case, the VA scandal, and then suddenly all sorts of other issues erupt at almost exactly the same time? From Friday to Monday, after the VA story which I haven’t dealt with yet, Obama’s EPA decided to regulate CO2 emissions with a back door cap and trade plan, even though Clinton’s super-majority Democratic Senate voted down Kyoto in 1999 by a 99-0 vote. A year or two later, the Cap and Trade bill never even made it to a vote. Now comes the EPA who decides to just do it anyway without any sort of vote by way of regulation. Geesch! Progressives, they just don’t quit.

Apparently that wasn’t enough, last week Obama made a big deal about how he secured the transfer of a soldier in exchange for the five baddest Taliban actors still held in GITMO, and thinks that is something to be celebrated, he invited Bergdahl’s parents to the Rose Garden for a presser. Even worse, it appears that Bergdahl may be a defector and is guilty of treason. Obama must think that we all are idiots, or else he is confirming what many of us have known for years. He also tried to release these same five Taliban commanders two years ago, and Congress said no way, across party lines. Not only did Congress object, the intel community and defense establishment did too.

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