In polls the vast majority of Republican Voters feel betrayed by those the elect. Why? The answer is very simple, they have been betrayed. In general after asking for support on what is referred to as conservative or libertarian principles when they get in office, when push comes to shove, consistently they advance the opposite, the agenda of Democrats.
This is what created the Tea Party. John Boehner has been more valuable to Obama’s agenda than Pelosi has been. Controlled opposition is more valuable than controlling your own side.
Since the congressional leadership of the Republican Party has seemed to have been controlled or neutralized by Democrats for about 20 years, it is likely this will continue. Whether through moles, bribery, blackmail, whatever it is, Democrats do indeed seem to have had controlled of the Republican Leadership for a long time. We need to remember than all our phone calls have been recorded, which makes blackmail so easy to do.
There are stirrings of a revolt, with some examples below. But it is most likely the Democrat control of Republican Leadership will continue, however they do it. I have heard legitimate complaints of Republican leadership from members of Congress and Republican voters for 20 years, with barely any praise. Yet the problem never gets fixed.
NYT Slant To Continue Practice: WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah plans to run for House speaker in a surprise longshot challenge to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, three Republican aides said Friday, injecting new turmoil into an unsettled House Republican conference.
Chaffetz chairs the Oversight and Government Reform Committee and has led high-profile hearings on the Secret Service, Planned Parenthood and other issues. His candidacy would offer an outlet for Republicans reluctant to coronate McCarthy to replace House Speaker John Boehner, who shocked Capitol Hill a week ago by announcing his resignation under conservative pressure.
Yet it’s not clear the hardliners who ousted Boehner and view McCarthy with suspicion would flock to Chaffetz instead.
In recent days Chaffetz has been highly critical of McCarthy over comments the majority leader made suggesting political motives for the House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya. The attacks killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Chaffetz’s office did not respond to multiple requests for comment, but Chaffetz plans to appear on “Fox News Sunday” to “announce his decision to run for House speaker,” according to that network. http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/10/02/us/politics/ap-us-congress-republicans.html
4 days ago – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Monday that he willrun for speaker, vowing that if elected to the chamber’s top post he …
5 days ago – This week will be critical. McCarthy expects to meet with four key voting blocs soon — the House Freedom Caucus, and the Republican …
Sep 25, 2015 – McCarthy hasn’t officially announced his bid for House speaker, wanting to … McCarthy will inherit some of that network, but will have to build a …
Sep 25, 2015 – We need a Speaker who will move forward with a conservative agenda and who is not afraid to … “We are hoping and yes, praying, for a leader who rejects the bloated, …. McCarthy’s Gaffe: How Good Is It For Hillary Clinton?
3 days ago – Kevin McCarthy strips off the Benghazi committee’s thin veneer of … He went on Fox News last night to talk up his campaign to replace outgoing House SpeakerJohn Boehner, and he … that the McCarthy Congress will be a series of investigations aimed at ….. Kevin McCarthy: If Rejected Obamacare.
Sep 25, 2015 – If McCarthy is the new speaker we will have won nothing. … who elected Boehner as Speaker to show a sudden burst of wisdom in rejecting his …