How far gone is the GOP? For many of us I guess the question is a rhetorical one. For the purpose of this writing, I won’t delve into the historical background of the utter collapse of any sort of small government solution in Washington. Rather I want to focus on the 2012 election and the presumed GOP ticket of Romney/Ryan.
Lets start first with Romney. Is there anyone out there who seriously thinks this compulsive liar will help business in this country? Will the election of Romney help entrepreneurs create jobs? Will he get the government out of the way of the private sector? I don’t think anyone who looks at him without rose colored GOP glasses can say he will. The man will simply do anything for a vote. Just take a look around the internet, for the hundreds of flip flops and contradictions this man has spouted over the years. He certainly does not have the interests of the economy at large in mind.
Anyone interested could literally spend an afternoon reading, or listening to him contradict himself over and over and over again. This is the guy the GOP is really going to nominate for POTUS? The only real supporters Romney has are those who simply believe he will be the lesser of the two evils, or people voting against Obama. Voting for the lesser of two evils, is still voting for evil.
Where has voting for the lesser of two evils gotten us? Look around, our economy is in shambles. There is no recovery. Every statistic that’s out there that is not manipulated by the masterclass politicians all say the same thing. The U.S. economy is cooked.
Head on over to Open Secrets and take a look at the top donors to Romney’s campaign in the 2012 election cycle.
|JPMorgan Chase & Co||$502,874|
|Bank of America||$465,850|
|Credit Suisse Group||$421,310|
|Kirkland & Ellis||$295,042|
|Bain & Co||$137,300|
|Ernst & Young||$134,425|
Notice a trend there? Nevermind the fact that Goldman Sachs is at the top of the list. Look at the rest of the list. It’s nearly all financial institutions. Those Tea Party members who were upset about the bank bailouts are now backing this guy because he isn’t Obama? Given the same choice what would a Romney white house do? Of course they would bail out the banks.
What about those who got their panties in a bundle when they found out GE wasn’t paying as much in taxes as they wished? How much did GE give Romney? This is crony-capitalism, it isn’t capitalism. We haven’t been capitalist in this nation in a very long time.
Let’s move on and take a look at the VP pick of the presumptive nominee, Paul Ryan (R-WI). An IVN article as I am sure many others have as well at this point have detailed Ryan’s big government voting record. Vote Smart lists his “key votes”. Let’s just detail those shall we?
- Voted Yes on TARP
- Votes Yes on the bailouts of GM and Chrysler
- Votes Yes to extend unemployment benefits to 59 weeks from 39
- Voted Yes to expand Medicare
- Voted Yes on Head Start
- Voted Yes to No Child Left Behind
- Voted Yes on making the Patriot Act permanent
- Voted Yes to allow warrant-less wiretapping
- Voted Yes to go to war in Iraq
- Voted Yes to keep troops in Iraq indefinitely
- Voted for NDAA (three times)
- Voted for CISPA
As the Republican Liberty Caucus states….Since 2010 Ryan has been on the wrong side of almost every important vote involving basic Constitutionally protected rights. So there you have it. That is your conservative small government choice in 2012. People, the GOP is morally bankrupt and has been for a very long time. There is no small government choice in any national election. Ron Paul gave it a shot a few times, but the machine was against him. When are you small government GOP supporters going to wake up and realize voting for the GOP will never do anything to restore the republic, bring back the constitution, or whatever other little slogan you want to use? After all what would you expect from the party of Abe Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt?
–Raise The Black Flag —