Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Voters reject Obama's agenda: now what?

So the American people have spoken, and they have rejected the Obama agenda. The question people are asking today is: now what?  If we listen to Joe Biden, republicans must not be obstructionists and compromise with democrats in order to continue moving forward as a nation. 

So what do these terms mean.  Here I will define them, followed by a quote used by either Biden or the author of the Politico article "Joe Biden 'Ready To Compromise."

Compromise: Do it my way or else. 

Biden Quote: "Look, we're ready to compromise."

Obstructionist: Someone of the opposite party who refuses to compromise (see above)

Biden Quote:  “Going into 2016, the Republicans have to make a decision whether they’re in control or not in control. Are they going to begin to allow things to happen? Or are they going to continue to be obstructionists? And I think they’re going to choose to get things done.”

Gridlock: When lawmakers of one party refuse compromise on key issues.

Common Ground:  See compromise.

Journalist Quote:  Biden said Republicans will be particularly inclined to make legislative progress due to increasing public frustration with gridlock in Washington and he added that the White House stands ready to find common ground with the congressional GOP.

So, you see, these words are chosen carefully. Yet they were spoken by a democrat and journalist, not a member of the victorious republican party. These same people are saying this election was a defeat for incumbents.  Yet considering most republican incumbents won, this cannot be true.  

Republicans ran on only one agenda this year, and that was an anti-Obama, anti Obamacare, anti-big government agenda.  Republicans did not run on a single idea of their own.  They didn't even say what they would oppose democrats with.  They offered no alternative to Obamacare.

Yet they won and they won big.  This, in and of itself, is testament that the voter are fed up with liberalism and want something different, anything different.  They are now giving republicans that chance.

Voters did not vote for republicans to compromise with Obama to help him push forth his agenda, they voted to oppose Obama and to block his agenda.  If that means they have to be obstructionists in order to do that, then that is what they should do.

Republicans were voted into office to end Obamacare, to stop amnesty, to stop the open border policies, and to block national security policies that have allowed for the spread of terrorism. They were voted into office to stop our country from careening out of control and to stop Obama from fundamentally changing into something it was not intended to be and that few American wants.

They were voted in to create a checks on the balance of the executive branch, and to protect and defend the people from government elites who have increasingly taken away personal liberties in the process of moving forth their liberal agenda.

They voted republicans back into office to re-establish the world's lone superpower onto the national stage.  They voted for a return of American exceptionalism and optimism.