Rejoice in the word all who prayed for this daily. It appears that God is on our side. All it took was some praying on his part and a visit from the Pope for him to realize he was no longer wanted or needed.
Although he might have taken this religious aspect a bit far. False Prophets, John? Really? The Conservative wing of the GOP, also known as the base, didn’t like the fact that you refused to fight for anything while outside groups excited everyone into believing that forcing the Constitution to be followed was possible when everyone in the GOP should know that ship sailed a long time ago.
Well John, here is a message for you, since you didn’t learn it when your minion Cantor was removed. We honestly don’t give a damn how hard it will be. We expect it to be hard. We have been watching leftist philosophy take over this country for the last 100 years. Never one time did you hear their party leaders complain about how hard it was to push their agenda. No, they put the work in to win the fight. You and your asshat friend McConnell surrender before the fight even gets started.
Two years ago you allowed Ted Cruz and Mike Lee to force a government shut down in an attempt to stop Obamacare. 16 days and you caved John. 16 short, miserable, whiny days and you caved. The thing is though, you wanted to cave on day 1. You didn’t want to fight. A total of 18% of the government was shut down. Parts that are called “non-essential”. What does that tell you, John? It tells me we don’t need those parts. That’s why they are “non-essential”.
Now we have another chance to show the country that they do not need 18% of the government in their life, while stopping the funding to the largest provider of genocide since Hitler. And what is yours and the turtles plan? Fail. Capitulate. Give up. “Govern” is what you and McConnell call it.
Governing is easy John. Read the Constitution. In it there is a blueprint on how the government is required to operate. Follow that and your never wrong. For instance, since you missed this part
A1S7 states “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives”
Maybe you missed it John, but you ran the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Meaning all money had to go through you. Nothing could be spent without your ok. And still we have Obamacare, PP funding, Amnesty funding, IRS targeting, and a litany list of objections that you have seen fit to allow to stay in operation.
Here is the beautiful part John. All you had to do was read that part, then go down one section and see what the Federal Government is allowed to do. It explicitly spells it out for you. 18 duties, anything else is reserved to the States and to the People, or so says the 10th Amendment.
So here for whoever takes your job, let me go ahead and list them out. A1S8
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;
To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;
To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;
To establish Post Offices and post Roads;
To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;
To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;—And
To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.
That’s it. Follow that little blue print. A1S8 should be engraved on every member of Congress’s desk. Should be hanging in large letters behind the Speaker. And should have to be recited prior to any speech given in the House or Senate by any elected member. Just to make sure you know your powers, and more importantly, your limitations.
But hey, those False Prophets have no idea how things work around here right, John?