Cruz’n the potholes with Ted… You would think that in a population of 350 million Americans we cold find someone who is NOT skewed, tainted, twisted, and bought off by some carpetbagger lobbyists, and has a purpose against America to fill these appointed positions. But the rogue fraud “president” with a multitude of names and a shady background keeps appointing people who are the opposite of who we would truly want in that office. Sadly, We The People also are witness to some traitorous Republicans who approved her nomination. Now we have an Eric Holder in heels running the Justice Department (an oxymoron if ever I heard one).
So putting my thinking cap on once again, here arises not one, but two examples of significant flaws in our system of self (Really???) government:
1. The popular election of Senators. The passing of the 17th Amendment was one of the first great victories of America’s leftists. It allows for chicanery and demagoguery to rule in “the world’s greatest deliberative body.” Repeal the 17th Amendment, and problems such as this one disappear immediately.
2. The Justice Department should not function at the political pleasure of any sitting president. Neither should it be a political office. Prosecutions should be honestly conducted without regard to political party affiliation. How one might achieve such a thing in an America where honour and honesty have become nearly extinct is beyond me at this writing.
In any case, we now have a female version of Eric Holder: Intellectually challenged, intellectually dishonest, morally decrepit, and 100% politically motivated. And let me clear up the muddle about Ted Cruz missing the final vote, and why it doesn’t matter …
While he missed the final vote, Cruz was in the Senate for the key vote on whether to end debate on Lynch’s nomination. The so-called “cloture vote” (is a motion or process in parliamentary procedure aimed at bringing debate to a quick end) in the Senate is in fact the critical vote, since an agreement to end debate needs 60 votes, and once that happens, it’s usually a cinch to find the 51 votes needed to confirm a nominee or pass a bill.
Cruz and most other Republicans voted against ending debate, but 20 Republicans voted with Democrats and allowed Lynch to get to a final vote. Cruz spokeswoman Amanda Carpenter said the cloture vote was the “vote that mattered,” and laid out her argument in a series of tweets soon after the vote. As usual the news Cruz missed the final vote is only important to those who ignore or don’t know the facts of Senate procedure.
Seems to me that “Cruz in 2016” is the modern day Ronald Wilson Reagan We The People need to turn this baby back into the hands of We The People Cruz’n the potholes with Ted. Period. Over. Out.
“Bringing in a new Attorney General should be turning a positive page in this country, but unfortunately the answers that Ms. Lynch gave at the confirmation hearing, in my opinion render her unsuitable for confirmation as Attorney General of the United States.”
“When asked further who has more right to a job, a United States citizen or a person who came to this country illegally, she responded, ‘I believe that the right and the obligation to work is one that’s shared by everyone in this country, regardless of how they came here.’ Well, Mr. President, a very large majority of the American citizens would beg to differ. Rule of law matters.”
“I wanted to see a new Attorney General who would be faithful to law, but her answers made that impossible. And I would note there is a difference. Eric Holder began disregarding the Constitution and laws after he was confirmed as Attorney General. Ms. Lynch has told the Senate that’s what she’s going to do. And that means each and every one of us bears responsibility… and I would note a particular onus falls on the new Republican majority. For several months, I’ve called on the Republican majority to block the confirmation of President Obama’s executive and judicial nominees other than vital national security positions unless and until the President rescinds his lawless amnesty…. The Republican majority, if it so chose, could defeat this nomination, but the Republican majority has chosen to go forward and allow Loretta Lynch to be confirmed. I would note there are more than a few voters back home that are asking what exactly is the difference between a Democratic and Republican majority when the exact same individual gets confirmed as Attorney General, promising the exact same lawlessness, what’s the difference?…
“In my view, the obligation of every Senator to defend the Constitution is front and center why we are here. We have a nominee who has told the United States Senate she is unwilling to impose any limits whatsoever on the authority of the President of the United States. In the next 20 months, we are sadly going to see more and more lawlessness, more recklessness, more abuse of power, more executive lawlessness. Now more than ever, we need an Attorney General with the integrity and faithfulness of law to stand up to the President.”
He’s 100% right, and the Republicans are willing co-conspirators in confirming someone they know will violate the Constitution. Even now, they could try to stop amnesty by refusing to confirm Obama’s nominees, as Cruz noted. But they don’t even want to try. I hadn’t known, and I suspect no one knew, that Cruz had tried to persuade McConnell to hold up nominees. At least We The People can be reassured that SOMEONE from the Republican side is trying to do SOMETHING, even while battling his own colleagues!
As a reminder, here are the 10 Republicans who deserve to be primaried and/or removed and/or worse, for failure to protect the Constitution:
Grouped By Vote Position
Cruz’n the potholes with Ted, indeed.