Conservative outlets all over are blasting the Paul Ryan-led omnibus bill for a total sell-out of conservative voters. Breitbart calls it a betrayal of America. Rush Limbaugh concurred, using language even more vulgar.
Reading through their reasonings and rantings, one can gather just how badly we have been sold out. But you would not see the depth of it, actually. The depth of this depravity can be judged merely by analyzing the vote as it was taken in the House.
The record vote reveals that only three (count them—3) Republicans opposed the bill. That means that virtually the entire clan of so-called “Liberty caucus” conservatives supported the sell-out.
But it gets worse. 77 Democrats voted for this bill specifically because Paul Ryan went out of his way to court their vote (with late-night, secret deals reminiscent of the ObamaCare passing). Ryan not only sold out conservatives on Trillions in spending and new deficits, but virtually rubber-stamped Obama’s executive orders, his regionalism program to back-door annex suburbs by major urban centers (the Alinskyite-activists’ dream for years), funds Planned Parenthood, and funds a variety of other miscreant bureaucratic measures (including increased funding for activist bureaucracies in the Department of Education, as well as slipping in an internet spying amendment, among others.
What’s so bad about Democrats supporting this bill? Wouldn’t we expect them to, naturally? Not exactly. Actually, 106 of them opposed the Republican-led bill.
What the numbers reveal is that Paul Ryan (or the Republican establishment in general) actively courted Democrat votes when they didn’t need them. Apparently, Ryan and company wanted so badly to present this bill as “bipartisan” that he caved seriously on a number of leftist issues just to woo a couple handfuls of Democrats.
And that’s the sickest part of this sick bill. 241 Republicans voted “yes.” This means that it would have passed the House on purely Republican lines. That’s troubling enough in itself considering the spending and debts issues, but it’s absolutely sickening when you consider that they could have passed it without funding Planned Parenthood—and yet the chose to do so.
They could have passed it without a huge number of the leftist measures that were added to it. And yet they chose to add them anyway. And for what? A photo-op that looks “bipartisan.”
America, you have no idea just how soundly you just got betrayed. Breitbart and Limbaugh don’t know the half of it.
But we’ve done it to ourselves. The compromise lays with us who continue to be snowed by liars. Recall, if you will, that it was less than one election ago that this same Rush Limbaugh was singing paeans about this same Paul Ryan, saying that the “best Republican” to stand on “principles and ideas” as opposed to pragmatic policy was “Paul Ryan.” This guy, allegedly, had energized the Republican base like no one else could.
Those of us who looked carefully and realistically knew better, of course. And we warned everyone.
Now the chickens of compromise come home to roost. Not only do only three Republicans oppose the massive compromise, they actually sell out purposefully to leftism and progressivism in order to be able to use the catchword “bipartisan.”
Let’s just keep our conservative Christian focus on abortion for a moment. This vote entails that Republicans could have defunded Planned Parenthood, but chose not to. This means that 99 percent of Republicans in Congress have placed a “bipartisan” photo-op ahead of the lives of hundreds of thousands of infants.
Every pro-life organization in the nation ought to revoke the pro-life credentials of every Senator or Representative who voted Yes. And if they don’t, the organizations are just as compromised and are complicit in the crimes.
The truth is, the entirety of the Republican-led conservative compromise machine is at fault for the entirety of the nonsense in this bill and every bill like it. There’s a reason nearly every Republican voted yes, and few dared to oppose. It’s because every omnibus spending bill has been of the same nature, and every Republican consistently relies on the excuse that there are so many necessary line items that demand funding. This bill must be passed to avert a government shut-down.
Conservatives have always used this argument to speak out of both sides of their mouths: to say they oppose abortion, and that they refuse to fund abortion, but to funnel funds to Planned Parenthood anyway. You can see a good example of how this argument plays out by Republicans here and here, with Ron Paul opposing on the grounds that the funds are fungible and will indirectly support abortion anyway. The same is true of all funding. Yet Republicans continue to indebt future children in order to murder current ones.
Except now it is even more explicit. Republicans have now directly funded Planned Parenthood when they did not have to. Period. End of story.
Now, the only question that remains is how much longer Christians will continue to provide excuses, or even support, every one of these covert pro-abortionists.