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“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”

Groucho Marx 

Republican politics is the art of begging voters to give you complete political power to accomplish wonders, getting it, and then ignoring the bastards.”

Mike McDaniel

Dear Congressional Republicans: This is it–the last chance for our constitutional republic. The relatively few remaining Americans living in what we can still, with some degree of accuracy, call “America,” have given control of most state legislatures, the governorships of most states, the House, the Senate and the Presidency to you. It is not an accident. They know it too, or at least, they sense it. We’re living either the last days of the republic, or the unstoppable beginning of the People’s Democratic Republic of New Mexieuroportlandislamafornia.

Already, free speech is all but dead in the blue states, and it has long been dead everywhere in institutions of “higher”—true if one counts illicit drug use—learning. The Second Amendment lives, but not for long. Think Neal Gorsuch will preserve it? Think again. It won’t take much before it’s out of his hands. Remember, the Supreme Court’s rulings have force only in a society that honors and willingly follows the rule of law under the Constitution. Barack Obama has already blazed that path. Begin to see the picture?

Barack Obama actually did the nation he did his best to destroy a service. He showed those paying attention the unveiled intentions of the Left. The only reason he didn’t cause even more damage is because he cares only for himself, and spent much of his eight years ignoring and abusing even the Democrats. That’s why he didn’t do maximum progressive damage. He was much more concerned with his legacy. Even so, he provided a glimpse into a progressive future long sought in the fevered dreams of the Left. If only Hillary could seize power, she would seize ultimate, eternal power. The Left’s dreams of conquest, of an irreversible Democrat majority that could utterly ignore the rule of law and establish instead social justice, would be realized. They’d be unstoppable.

They could feel it, taste it. It was their turn, their right. That’s why to this day they’re still demonstrably insane over the results of the election, and why they consider themselves entitled to violate any law in the name of the “resistance.” That’s the point of social justice. They’re following a higher law, law that exalts their superior morality and intellects and flows from both. They’re not kidding. They’re actually mentally unstable, but they’re not kidding. They really do believe they’re entitled to prevent our republic from functioning—at the least—or overthrowing it, at best. To that end, they don black masks, and any restraint against using violence in any form has been abandoned.

Do you think all that time and effort spent weaponizing the Federal government, and beating the nation’s police into avoiding enforcing the law was a coincidence? Mere happenstance?

While Americans have been sleeping—politically speaking—Leftists have continued their long march through our institutions and government. We are now left fighting, at best, temporary holding actions against the progressive tide. We can suppress them for four to eight years, but their agents infest every federal agency, waiting their next chance, and it’s virtually impossible to clean them all out, to ensure all public employees are dedicated to the Constitution and to public service. Republicans–that’s you–will never pass meaningful civil service reform. The imbedded leftists always take up where they left off, losing little or no ground in the process. Americans are always struggling to regain what little lost ground they can.

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Some foolishly suggest the Democrats are over, their party is non-viable, and will never reemerge as a political force. They have indeed hired two radical communist/Islamists as the heads of the DNC, and their leaders are old, irrational and filled with hatred, but that’s merely a temporary condition. When—not if—they regain power, they will never again make the mistake of allowing free and fair elections and free speech, or of allowing deplorables—Americans–the freedom to keep and bear arms.

There are two issues that will determine the fate of the Republic: Obamacare and the border Wall. David Catron at The American Spectator writes: 

The GOP holds majorities in both houses of Congress, the president is a Republican, and only a tiny minority of the voters support Obamacare in its present form. It should be possible, under these propitious circumstances, for the Republicans to honor their pledge to repeal the rapidly imploding ‘reform’ law. Yet the party that ended slavery and successfully championed women’s suffrage, both in the face of violent Democratic opposition, can’t muster the courage to repeal even the worst provisions of the Affordable Care Act. This cowardice has now inspired the law’s apologists to openly mock the GOP and President Trump.

In fact, the man whose name is inextricably linked to the failed health-care law recently derided Trump for the failure to get repeal done during his first 100 days. CNN reported, ‘Obama noted to an audience in midtown Manhattan that ‘the Affordable Care Act has never been more popular — and it’s more popular than the current president.’ This, it will come as no surprise, is another of the former president’s trademark whoppers. Fox News just released a poll three days ago showing that only 16 percent of registered voters support Obamacare as is, while 57 percent of voters want it fully or partially repealed.

Lies are, of course, the common currency of the Democrat Party, but you are working hard, and with great success, to make up the lie gap. Catron continues:

There are two obvious problems with this line of reasoning. First, there is no point in having a GOP majority in the House if the Republicans are too pusillanimous to use the accompanying power. Second, every member of the GOP — including the timorous members of the Tuesday Group — ran in 2016 on repealing Obamacare. Thus, the real ‘difference between being the majority and the minority’ is inexorably tied to their willingness to honor that pledge. If Congressman Cole believes the current Republican majority in the House will survive the failure to rid us of this turbulent law, he should stop skipping his medication.

As Paul Ryan put it when he was re-elected speaker in January, ‘The people have given us unified government. And it wasn’t because they were feeling generous. It’s because they wanted results.

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Mr. Ryan seems to have utterly forgotten this, unless he was lying to begin with. The people voted far more against Hillary and the Democrats and their policies than they voted in favor of the GOP. One cannot make this observation about Donald Trump. While many republicans had their doubts about him, he was, and remains, far more popular and trustworthy than congressional Republicans. Remember how untrustworthy and false virtually every poll was in predicting the outcome of the presidency? You’re not trusting those same organizations and their polls when they suggest President Trump isn’t popular, are you?

So, we stand on the brink, as I recently noted in Survival Of The Republic, Republicans, when you were constrained by an Obama veto, gleefully voted to repeal Obamacare multiple times. It was easy: “The Affordable Care Act is hereby, on this date, repealed.” All 2000+ pages, all 20,000+ pages of regulations gone, as though ink was never applied to paper; the thousands or hundreds of thousands of new federal bureaucrats, fired, forced to try to oppress the American people on their own, without the cover of the Federal government. But of course, none of that was possible, so you could feed the deplorables stupid enough to vote for you that easily written red meat. You had eight long years to write Obamacare’s replacement, and you did nothing, except lie to anyone foolish enough to believe you and vote for you.

Now, when Mr. Trump is asking for a billion dollars to begin the process of building the border wall, the wall he ran on, the wall innumerable Republicans ran on, you have fled like illegal immigrants fleeing the Border Patrol. “Oh no, those mean Democrats will close the federal government if we don’t give them their way! Everyone will blame us!” How is it, when Republicans have complete control of the legislative and executive branches, Democrats can dictate such things? Even when they’re out of power, they still run the Congress? How is it when Democrats are in power, they can spend 20 trillion, but you can’t come up with a billion—Beltway pocket change—for one of the President’s—the GOP’s–most important promises?

I suspect you, so justly named The Stupid Party, still believe Americans will vote for you no matter what because no matter how weak, fearful, deceptive, and utterly stupid you are, Democrats are worse. If you do, and I think this almost certain, you’ve failed to learn the lessons of the Obama years, and it is going to cost the nation dearly.  Fewer and fewer Americans care about what happens to you; their caring about what happens to America is another matter.

Republican voters, conservatives, Americans, are absolutely fed up with you. Your lack of respect for Americans, and American’s willingness to believe anything you say, or to trust you, are within millimeters of surpassing their mistrust of Democrats. More and more, Americans see virtually no meaningful difference between the two political parties. Oh, to be sure, there are political differences, differences in focus and rhetoric, perhaps even in good intentions, but if you can’t accomplish your two most meaningful promises when you hold all the reins of power, what good are you? You differ from Democrats only in rhetoric.

Know this: If Obamacare is not repealed—entirely and actually repealed, not Beltway repealed—and if the border wall is not built—and it need not be a 30 foot tall wall across the entire southern border—every and anything else Mr. Trump and you accomplish will be for naught. Democrats will win in 2020. Oh, voters may keep an ever-diminishing Republican majority in the house and senate in 2018, in essence giving you a final chance to get it right, but when Democrats take over again, it’s all over but the shouting.

You’re surely thinking as you always have: “who are they going to vote for? Democrats? We’ll just tell them we’re the only thing between them and the destruction of the Constitution. We’ll wave the flag, and the fools will vote for us as they always have.” As long as you can have some small role in ruling over the rubble, and as long as you keep your perks, the rest is inconsequential. That’s what more and more Americans are coming to believe.

You had better adjust to the new reality, a reality you’ve created with your fecklessness, and soon, or the Republican Party will be a historical footnote, and with Democrats writing history, a very small and derogatory footnote if you’re are mentioned at all. Our two party system is not the only possibility, the only reality.

Americans will simply stop voting for you. They won’t vote for Democrats, and only a few will vote for whatever third party briefly flares and dies. Instead, they’ll simply hunker down and withdraw from the field, focusing their political energies on the state and local levels. They’ve been buying the weapons, ammunition, gear and supplies they’ll need for decades. Think we’ve seen shortages of ammo and guns? Wait until the Republican Party implodes.

Portland “protestors,” coming to a city near you, soon!

And what comes next? Civil war? Succession? Blue state Kool Aid guzzlers think they could actually leave the union and thrive. In reality, only states like Texas could. In order to establish a permanent Progressive Worker’s paradise, leftists will, at the very least, render the Constitution merely fading ink on yellowing parchment. At the most, they’ll suspend it, and all civil liberties. In any case, actual Americans will scarcely be able to tell the difference. When that happens, and it will, outright war is inevitable, and people are going to have to choose sides.

But what about the Supreme Court? Won’t Mr. Trump be able to change the balance and appoint justices that will uphold the Constitution? Even if Republicans would oppose him—and some of you will; you already are–it doesn’t matter. If the Legislative and Executive branches ignore the Court, what power does it have to enforce its own rulings?

Consider this from Ann Coulter: 

No one voted for Trump because of the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape. They voted for him because of his issues; most prominently, his promise to build ‘a big beautiful wall.’ And who’s going to pay for it? MEXICO!

You can’t say that at every campaign rally for 18 months and then not build a wall.

Do not imagine that a Trump double-cross on the wall will not destroy the Republican Party. Oh, we’ll get them back. No, you won’t. Trump wasn’t a distraction: He was the last chance to save the GOP.

Millions of Americans who hadn’t voted in 30 years came out in 2016 to vote for Trump. If he betrays them, they’ll say, ‘You see? I told you. They’re all crooks.’

No excuses will work. No fiery denunciations of the courts, the Democrats or La Raza will win them back, even if Trump comes up with demeaning Twitter names for them.

It would be an epic betrayal — worse than Bush betraying voters on ‘no new taxes.’ Worse than LBJ escalating the Vietnam War. There would be nothing like it in the history of politics.

He’s the commander in chief! He said he’d build a wall. If he can’t do that, Trump is finished, the Republican Party is finished, and the country is finished.

Our constitutional Republic is an entirely voluntary construct. When Americans cease to participate, when they believe it can no longer work, they’re right; it’s a dead letter.

Is all of this inevitable? Some days I believe it is. Most days, I don’t—for now. But you had better grow backbones soon and dance with the one what brung yuh–Donald Trump–or you’re going to be turned out of Congress in record numbers, if for no reason other than that few, if any Americans will vote for you. Are you stupid enough to listen to the leftists showing up at your town halls? Democrats will never fail to vote for their candidates.

You have a last chance, a brief window of opportunity to live up to your promises. Virtually no one truly believed you in the last election cycle, but Americans decided to give you one, last chance. If you fail, if you continue to betray Americans, everything I’ve suggested is not only possible, but likely.

Oh, I should mention one more thing: if the Republic collapses, Americans will remember the names of the politicians that betrayed them and destroyed the American experiment. You will wish they did not.

Yours,

An American with a scruffy little blog keeping a close eye on you

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