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12/12/2012

You remember we’ve been talking about BonerBoehner and his position as the Speaker? It would appear that there actually are some prominent conservatives addressing this. The reasons for this are manifest, but the primary one is quite simple. History.

“Suppose just enough Republicans cross the aisle to provide Democrats a majority in vitally important legislative battles now upon us,” it continues. “They will find themselves, come election time, the targets of both liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans, which isn’t likely to be healthy for their political careers. Suppose, on the other hand, that the congressional Republican leadership negotiates a “deal,” a “compromise,” with Obama, Pelosi, and Reid. The historic record of such deals shows that the Democrats usually clean the Republicans’ clocks.”

And the reason for that reminder is pretty simple as well. Awareness.

The conservative leaders argue that, despite Democratic control of the White House and Senate, as well as polling that shows Democrats in a position of strength, that it’s Republicans who have the mandate to control the “fiscal cliff” negotiations.

“In the House, the nation elected in 2012 one of the largest Republican majorities in the past 100 years,” the letter says. “You have a mandate to fight for conservative principles that is arguably much broader than the one that narrowly reelected President Barack Obama claims to have for his leftist agenda. Of course, House Republicans alone cannot pass a law, but united you can stop any bill which violates the principles you publicly committed to support. In the Senate, you have more than enough Republicans to prevent the passage of anything truly harmful to our country. Nevertheless, you are already being pressured to abandon the principles voters elected you to uphold.”

Wake the fuck up, people.

“If such deals are made, conservative organizations and conservative and liberty-loving voters would see that the current leadership is not an acceptable alternative to the left,” the letter says. “Let us also remind you that a great many potent conservative organizations and millions of conservative and liberty-loving voters do not believe in the divine right of incumbents to be re-nominated. Conservatives know how to recruit and support candidates.”

Pretty simple, if you like that job you’d better pull your head out of your ass. You were hired for the reason that you were supposed to be the voice of the electorate. You can get your happy backsides fired if you don’t hold to that. Don’t forget that “Tree of Liberty” thing either, because we’re getting there.

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