In November the people of the United States of America spoke. We spoke with our votes and we spoke out against the Obama administration, against Harry Reid, and against liberal Democrat policies and practices. We elected you overwhelmingly, in both the House and Senate, to take control of our nation once more and restore her greatness in the world.
We the people told you we want you to do something to improve our economy. We want you to restore the strength of our military and restore relationships with our allies that have been so badly destroyed by the current administration. We want you to secure our borders to stop the constant invasion of illegal aliens (and terrorists) crossing into our country unchecked. We want you to ensure that the President, the House, the Senate and every federal agency follows the laws of the land and the Constitution rather than doing whatever they wish whenever they wish. And we want the President held in check to prevent his lawless practices from further damaging our great nation.
So once the elections were over what did you do after the celebrations ended? You put the same bad leadership back in place in both Houses. Against the cries of the people who elected you - you put John Boehner and Mitch McConnell back in the leadership positions. With those two simple moves you told your electorate "Thanks for the votes. Now it's time to get back to same ol', same ol'."
John Boehner is Speaker of the House. Really? That's the best you could do? In March of last year, despite all of his blustering from the podium, John Boehner said he "absolutely trusts Obama" and that they "have a good working relationship." The only way that's possible is if Boehnor has completely forgotten who he is supposed to represent - the people who elected him. I guarantee those people don't "absolutely trust Obama." If they did Boehner would have been replaced by a Democrat.
Like Boehner, Mitch McConnell talks big but when it comes to action he seems to be in the back of the crowd. He hasn't done much but talk. In 2010 McConnell said "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."
Guess what there, Mitch? You failed on that one. Why is that? Could it be because Republicans like you failed to carry the message of conservatism to the people so they'd vote against Obama? Could it be that the establishment Republicans pushed the wrong candidate in 2012?
The Tea Party helped Republicans take over the House of Representatives in 2010 in a pretty decisive vote. Two years later Barack Obama won re-election. This year the American people decided they've had enough of Obama and his cronies. They've had enough lawlessness, scandals, hidden agendas, lack of transparency, wide open borders, and outright lies.
You, Mr. McConnell, were elected by the people of Kentucky to fight against those things, open borders and illegal immigration being two of them. So what are you doing? Both you and Boehner are getting ready to approve an omnibus spending bill that will fully fund the President's (illegal) Executive Order that basically gives amnesty to 5 million illegals.
The smart thing to do would be to pass a continuing resolution until after January, when you, the Republicans, take over the House and Senate, then pass an omnibus bill that defunds Obama's amnesty order. Make the President veto it so the American people can see where his loyalties lie. But you're cozying up to the President and giving him what he wants. And you're being open about it. You flat out mislead the American people.
I'm not the world's smartest man. But I know that the illegals who are in the country today aren't going home. Neither party is going to attempt to round up the 12 to 15 million people here illegally and send them home in a mass deportation. Democrats want them here and Republicans actually believe if they send them back they will lose Hispanic votes. (History proves them wrong.)
So if we're not going to send them back what then? Eventually something will have to be done, whether Republicans and conservatives like it or not. First, and foremost, our borders need to be secured. The Democrats haven't done it. No President, Democrat or Republican, has done it in my lifetime. And Obama's policies have only opened it up wider, despite his claims that they are more secure than ever. (I guess he didn't notice the near 300,000 people who came across the border this years alone - even though his administration transported them all over the country trying to find places for them to stay. He must not have been watching Fox News.)
So eventually there will have to be a plan. Amnesty for all illegals, while it has been done before, is not the answer. Reagan granted amnesty to 3 million illegals in 1986 with Congressional approval and with a Congressional promise that our borders would then be secured. The amnesty happened. Border security did not. No other President has done it either. So much for sovereignty and national security.
The best thing Republicans can do for the American people would be to oust Boehner and McConnell from their leadership positions and replace them with a couple of conservatives who have the courage and the fortitude to stand up to Obama and the Democrats instead of sucking up. It's what we the people wanted when we voted in November. It's what we the people still want. As Rush Limbaugh has said many times: "The Republicans were not sent there to compromise. They were not sent there to govern with Obama. They were not sent there to fix anything. They were sent there to stop the things that are transforming and, in some cases, destroying the country."
The Republicans were elected to stop Obama. Period. Are you paying attention gentlemen?
According to Rassmussen your current approval rating is at 8%. That means you've got immense opportunities for improvement. But already you're screwing up and doing what you want instead of what the voters want. I can guarantee one thing. We are watching. And if you continue to coddle the President and give in to his demands, you both will find yourselves unemployed at the next earliest opportunity. We the people have had enough.