Following the re-election of Barack Obama and the resulting fiscal cliff fiasco, it is clearer than ever that Obama will never pivot from his ‘campaigner in chief’ mode.
We can complain till the 'cows come home' about the sorry fact that we do not have a leader in the White House; who is hell-bent on dismantling capitalism - or we can do something about it.
With thanks to the 1st & 2nd amendment WE THE PEOPLE are as important as ever. Obama may like to refer to the constitution as suggestion, but it is so much more than that to the majority of Americans.
The American people are faced with a constant assault from the Mainstream Media, DNC, Media Matters, Planned Parenthood and President Obama. Values that are sacred are continuously being ransacked and we are being ridiculed at every stage.
Sandy Hook has gone from a national travesty, to a rallying cry for the Mainstream Media to attack our 2nd amendment.
Essentially the average law abiding citizen is being bullied into submission under this administration.
The idea of standing up and calling foul play isn’t going to cut it nowadays the media isn’t listening anymore. What WE THE PEOPLE have to do, is fight back.
We have to realize that Obama is always in campaign mode. Working for the national interest isn't something that gets him to step back and listen.
Remember ObamaCare - How many times did the American people implore the President to start the discussions again?
Obama didn't care about building a consensus and was more interested in ramming the law through against the will of the people. The fact that the federal government was about to take over 1/6th of our economy didn't make him stop.
The last form of 'checks and balance' is the Republican-led House of Representatives. Or we thought so until the fiscal cliff. Many were unhappy with the way that Speaker John Boehner dealt his hand during those talks. The fact that he was also purging conservatives from high level congressional committees didn't help him either.
Knowing that we are facing a ‘24/7-365 days a year’ assault from Obama; it is crucial that conservatives are leading the fight against his liberal agenda. The Fiscal Cliff disaster was a low point for America; what compounded it was that Speaker Boehner sold us out.
Obama doesn't deserve the right to be challenged every once in a while; he must be challenged each and every day. For that to happen we need bold leadership in Congress. We need a polar opposite to Obama, who is smart, articulate, a pure conservative, who the people can relate to. That man is Congressman Paul Ryan.
People are bound to say that he should be disqualified immediately because he voted in favor of the fiscal cliff deal. That charge is fair but it would be wrong if we didn't analyse it. Let’s take his statement following his vote of ‘yea’ to the fiscal cliff deal.
“We’ll never get our debt under control unless we tackle its main drivers: too little economic growth and too much spending. Without presidential leadership, it will be difficult to forge bipartisan solutions to our debt and economic challenges.
“Today, I joined my colleagues in the House to protect as many Americans as possible from a tax increase. We also provided certainty by making the lower tax rates permanent. The House has already passed legislation to prevent tax increases for every American family, and it is unfortunate that President Obama insisted on taking more from hardworking taxpayers. Despite my concerns with other provisions in the bill, I commend my colleagues for limiting the damage as much as possible.
“The American people chose divided government. As elected officials, we have a duty to apply our principles to the realities of governing. And we must exercise prudence. We must weigh the benefits and the costs of action—and of inaction. In H.R. 8, there are clearly provisions that I oppose. But the question remains: Will the American people be better off if this law passes relative to the alternative? In the final analysis, the answer is undoubtedly yes. I came to Congress to make tough decisions—not to run away from them.
“Now, we must return our attention to the real problem: out-of-control spending. Washington’s reckless spending drives the debt. And this debt is hurting the economy today. Unless we get at the heart of the problem, Americans will face a debt crisis—one that will threaten our most vulnerable in particular. It is our responsibility to prevent such a crisis.”
To me that doesn't sound like a sell-out . That sounded like he was generally ‘irked’ by the deal having to be made but he voted for best of a bad situation. By voting affirmative to the fiscal cliff, he was adopting the philosophy of Ronald Reagan where he’d rather get 80% of what he wanted, than go over the cliff with my flag flying. (Excuse the cliff pun!)
Everyone was delighted when he was picked to be Vice Presidential running mate for Governor Romney. There is no doubt that he is one of the main leaders of the conservative movement going forward.
He would never purge conservatives from the room, nor would he compromise his core beliefs for sake of it. He would tackle Obama head-on at each turn.
Remember Back in 2010, President Obama convened a televised discussion about his Health Care proposal with members of Congress from both sides of the aisle. Congressman Ryan civilly, but extraordinarily, "schooled" Barack Obama on ObamaCare and how it would NOT reduce the deficit. Imagine him doing that everyday against the White House.
Hand-in-hand, it is vital that the Republican National Committee (RNC) work with Congress in helping the conservative agenda. I am pretty sure that the RNC does very little during off years in the electoral process. Money therefore needs to be poured into getting the message out of about the significance of the constitution, how fiscal sanity is vital and just how conservatism with limited government can make people’s lives prosperous.
Ryan can be the poster boy for that.
The American Conservative Union appear to hold a similar view of Congressman Ryan as they have made him the keynote speaker at the hugely influential Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC 2013.
He is one of the brightest people around in American politics and it is high time that we unleashed Paul Ryan to the American people.