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Memo To House Republicans: If You Fund It You Own It


The fact that Republican leaders have delayed the vote on the Omnibus spending bill to fund the government through the rest of the fiscal year and the accompanying Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund Homeland Security through March is a sign that a core group of House conservatives are standing on principle and opposing the Boehner – McCarthy – Scalise plan to fund the government at Obama levels for another nine months.

And, despite establishment Republican protests to the contrary, that is what Republicans who vote for what the media have dubbed the “CRominbus” are doing – funding the government at the ruinous levels demanded by President Barack Obama and facilitated ever since 2011 by a complicit House Republican leadership.

Based on my 50-plus years in conservative politics at the national level I predict that once the bill passes there will be some Republicans who claim to be conservatives who will find themselves shocked to discover things to which they allegedly object are hidden in the dark recesses of a bill neither they nor their staff ever read.

They will get on FOX or their local conservative talk radio show and imply that the leadership let them down and they really didn’t intend to abandon conservative principles.

To those allegedly conservative Republicans who vote for the “CRomnibus” I say “if you fund it, you own it.”

Funding the government at Obama levels means that Republicans who vote for the “CRominbus” are saying “YES” to a host of destructive policies that they just got done campaigning against; Obamacare, Obama’s war on coal, giveaways to illegal aliens, military partnerships with hostile radical Muslims, and millions, if not billions of taxpayer dollars going to radical liberal organizations, such as La Raza, Planned Parenthood and ACORN-like community organizing groups.

There’s only one way to stop Obama’s destructive policies, and the ruinous spending that has pushed America into a national debt of over $18 trillion, and that is for Republicans to stop voting “YES” on bills like the “CRomnibus.”

And if they do vote "YES" then conservatives must stop giving them a free pass in the Republican primary -- any Republican who votes for the CR - Omnibus package should be considered a ripe target for a primary challenge.

I urge CHQ readers to pick-up the phone (the toll free number is 1- 866-220-0044) and join other conservatives who have committed to melt the phone lines to Capitol Hill with this simple message: If you fund it, you own it. Vote “NO” on the CR – Omnibus spending plan.

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Double crosses have consequences

The Republicans figure as long as the choice is either Democrat or Republican, the fools who refuse to vote for the progressives in the Democrat party will have to vote for them, whatever they do. Not as far as I'm concerned. If the GOP doesn't nominate a true conservative, I'm putting them on notice that they will not get my vote. I'd rather see a Democrat who honestly believes he or she is doing the right thing get elected than a lying hypocrite RINO!

Illegal Amnesty

I have called and faxed all of the senators and representatives in AZ. The two senators let everything go to voice mail and are avoiding the millions of calls and faxes they are getting. The representatives are answering and definitely against this illegal amnesty lottery and funding it. However, it the congress does pass this full funding with no restrictions on Obama's agency spending, you are quite correct about the GOP owning this illegal action of this president. And the public will hold them accountable.

You in the conservative sector need to help people like me organize recalls for all elected officials who violate this public legal constituents mandate. I would happily back that. The Arizona senators will be sitting targets. I know of no one in AZ with them in their Gang of Eight agenda or their expounding on reforming immigration. It is not broken but it has been meddled with. Every agency these days is not following their charters. Border patrol is a babysitting and taxi cab service. etc. Their actions will dictate the public reaction. And I for one want the recalls to begin once we know their intent and their vote or inaction to stop this illegal amnesty lottery. Their inaction or collusion in this will be to their detriment.

Also, why don't the conservative organizations just form the third party? It is apparently time if the GOP has too many old fools who want to continue with BAU. It is definitely time to clean the house and senate out with the good old boys. Then set time limits on serving in congress, etc. Reform this den of corruption!

If you fund it, good by

All funding for Homwland Security should stop on March 1st, period. Not one more cent should go there until this unconstitutional executive order is killed dead. That is how it is done and that is how they should do it. If they cave in, then it is time to get a third political party going, and we need to start on it now so that we can have good candidates ready to run in '16.