By Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
So what did we just see happen in our Republican US House? Did John Boehner just do a head fake or what? His quid pro quo with the Democrats gets him and them amnesty along with a Christmas Wish List for Wall Street. In fact, wasn’t benefiting Wall Street the real lynchpin of the massive Omnibus bill, not executive amnesty? Think about it. Boehner now becomes the Wall-Streeter in Chief, not President Obama, whom the Speaker actually used to pass his legislation! Wasn’t the wished for defeat of executive amnesty just so much political theatre, what with the media screaming about another government shut-down and earnest, anti-amnesty activists flooding the Congressional switchboard with their cries of NO AMNESTY? Didn’t Boehner already know the country didn’t want Amnesty? And, isn’t he the real go-to guy now for the money types who fund DC and operate behind the scenes in those secret circles pulling the real power in America? Money still talks.
With the $1.1 trillion spending check float just passed, John Boehner stepped into the Oval Office, big time. Not only did he manipulate his own team, he head faked uncertain liberals who feared the backlash of a “You voted against Amnesty” refrain back home. What with the always principled Nancy Pelosi taking to the floor to ask “Where is the Moral Outrage?” the swaps bill her team passed back in 2012 just got wiped out. A Say What Just Happened touchdown run by her opponent’s quarterback who called his own number is what just happened. Boehner just scored the Super Bowl, the Rose Bowl, the Sugar Bowl and the takedown maneuver of HS House power plays. Hey, blame the team, not the player, right?
Barney Frank, who now opposes the bill he helped to craft, “spoke angrily about the absolutely outrageous tactic of slipping such a controversial position into a broader funding bill. Frank urged House Democrats to VOTE DOWN the bill. . .” (1) But Boehner said, “I don’t believe that to be the case at all.” When pressed on “why big banks should have fewer restrictions on derivatives trading, Boehner reiterated that that description was inaccurate.” (2) Changes to Dodd-Frank weren’t Wall Street giveaways. What do you mean? See, I’m the one who gets the job done for the bankers; you guys have my card! So all of the honest, hard working Americans who were wiped out in the Bush era 2008 crash, saved the world’s finance center because it was too big to fail. We now have to fund Obama’s executive amnesty for millions of illegals who are just walking into our jobs, our neighborhoods, our schools, our hospitals. And, once again, we pay. By now, the covert finance cartels have told Wall Street that the House of Cards known as derivative swaps is what’s really wrong. So, hence, governance by distraction kicks in and we have the release of the CIA enhanced torture details to occupy a media which finds Wall Street goings on just too complicated anyway. We had earnest voters last month give the GOP such a huge win that they ran the table. But Speaker Boehner just flipped on them, gave the table back to Obama and the losers as he strides through the fog of DC politics to the top of the heap. Does anyone really believe the media will let Congress defund DHS?
So angry about what happened, Ken Cuccinelli II, President of the Senate Conservatives Action Super PAC, just sent an urgent web appeal for funds to out the nine Boehner water-carriers in their back home districts. “These leaders betrayed their campaign promises as well as their oaths to support and defend the Constitution. Now, they must be held accountable.” (3) Cuccinelli said the bill just passed “was so bad that Republican leaders had to rely on 57 Democrats to pass it. President Obama even whipped votes in support of the bill.” Here are the nine GOP leaders that voted for the “spending bill that forces American taxpayers to pay for Amnesty: John Boehner (R-OH); Kevin McCarthy (R-CA); Steve Scalise (R-LA); Patrick McHenry (R-NC); Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA); Greg Walden (R-OR); Luke Messer (R-IN); Hal Rogers (R-KY); Pete Sessions (R-TX).”
And wait, there’s more language that can be read, now that it’s been passed. Kevin Jackson says, “We expected the Democrats to do as much damage as they could before losing the Senate in January, but it appears some of the Republicans are on board with that. . .the skinny is that Congress will soon allow Obama FAST TRACK power for his administration to negotiate trade deals IN SECRET.” (4) Elizabeth Warren “grubered” this move by warning: “They have to be secret, because if the American people knew what was actually in them, they would be opposed.” So Jackson pretty well sums up what just happened when he says “our yellow-backed Congress will once again cave in to the heavy lobbying by Wall Street multinationals and outsourcers, all of whom have financial stake in a free-trade deal.”
Two web commenters on Free Republic’s Jim Robinson thread (5) are expressing the utter disgust conservatives have for Republican politicians by saying: “I will never vote Republican again!” “There is no 2016 for me. Done, finished with the Republican Party.” And therein lies the rub. Instead of four million conservatives going fishing as they did in 2012, six to eight million could just not show up to vote in 2016, and Hillary becomes the first woman, after the first Afro-American, in America’ White House. A third commenter just said, “Jackasses.”
SOURCES: (1) (2) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/11/john-boehner-omnibus_n_630