Erick Erickson of Red State wrote that "Republicans are laying the groundwork to abandon their opposition to Obamacare," citing the Business Roundtable, which has a great relationship with Republican leaders, as now listing Obamacare as an entitlement worth preserving?
This is extremely serious. Not only are Republicans now agreeable with immigration reform (code word for amnesty), but now they are ready to sanction the continuation of Obamacare thanks to business groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who are influencing Republicans in leadership positions. What do Republicans stand for anymore; that is, those in power who call the shots and decide what is best for the American people?
I heard a very disturbing account on Mark Levin's show (WLS-AM 890) last night about the Omnibus bill passed by the House yesterday. Levin indicated that he had received the following information from a very reliable source in the House: After after having received immense pressure from President Obama not to mess with 1) the conscience clause in the Omnibus bill and 2) a new law that would greatly hamper action by Tea Party groups, Republicans caved in and passed the Bill because not to do as Obama had demanded would have shut down the government.
Republicans, in essence, allowed Obama to kick them around like the bully he is! House Republicans were also fine with the sequester being eliminated but left in the provision that denies pensions to veterans, which could amount to a reduction of retirement benefits by 20% over the lifetime of veterans.
Is it any wonder why I am ashamed of Mitch McConnell, Lamar Alexander, Eric Cantor, John Boehner and others in the leadership of the Republican Party? We conservatives are being literally screwed by the Republican leadership who are listening to voices other than the grassroots to decide policy and who are in the process of targeting conservative candidates who dare to challenge them in primary elections.
As crazy as this might sound, it might be time for a third party to rescue this nation from both the Democrat and the Republican parties. Both parties like big government and massive spending which is leading this nation down the path to financial ruin.