Lots of outside voices who generally are not with House Conservatives
are now challenging House Conservatives to put up their own candidate
for Speaker. Conservatives need not bother and should not fall into the
trap. Conservatives in the House are finally beginning to understand
their role — they do not have power of initiation, they have the veto
power. Conservatives do not have the votes to put up their own as
Speaker, but they can block anyone else from being Speaker. In other
words, conservatives are a bit like the Queen of England. They have
three rights in the House of Representatives: the right to be
consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn. They also have
one power: consent. By giving their consent, withholding their consent,
or withdrawing their consent, they can steer the appointment of a
Speaker, end a Speaker’s career, and force Republicans to side with
Democrats, further exposing Republicans within primaries.
The desperate attempts by Democrats to ignore or
explain away the
Planned Parenthood videos have provided us with plenty of excellent
examples showcasing just how dedicated the Left is to abortion.
However, the latest rhetoric from the Obama administration might top
everything else in recent memory to show how extreme their attachment
is. . .
To my knowledge Republicans in Congress are more than willing
to fund SNAP and the rest of the government. The only thing being asked
of obstructionist Democrats, led by President Obama, is that the
funding for Planned Parenthood be stricken from the budget. Even if, as
they say, none of the organization’s funds go to abortion (which we
know is a lie), the videos still provide us with more than enough
reason to do so, but Democrats are willing to hold up funding the
entire government, including a program that provides 45 million
Americans with assistance*, because of their love for abortion.
these yesterday but didn't get around to them. I remember when
Dems had a precarious hold on the House, and the Black Caucus was able
of effectively steer the wagon. At the time I posited that this
way that Libertarians (when they were the only alternative) to do the
same thing to the GOP. Never happened of course (Newt instead took the
enchilada in '94), but Red State's stance is effectively the same, and
has a good chance to succeed.