The left stream media has taken great pleasure in labeling the GOP has the party of NO. I think it’s worth examining why a thinking individual should consider this to be a problem. A prudent parent may continually say NO to a mischievous child’s requests until such time as they come up with a sensible one. If you got asked if you’d like take heroin every day by the addicts on your neighborhood, you’d be wise to always say NO! The same is true of legislative efforts to advance progressive policy dreams into reality. If the machinations of the left are not thwarted, their mad pursuit of a utopia will inevitably result in a dystopia, so it is entirely proper for conservative leaders to always say NO.
Aside from the general reasons for saying NO to dumb ideas that immediately come to mind, there’s another very basic one. As near as I can tell, it is always constitutional for a member of Congress to vote NO. There is nothing unconstitutional about a session of Congress closing without any new laws and without having confirmed any nominees. Given the general hubris with which Congress has trampled over the the rights reserved to the people and the states, there’s a fair chance that any proposed legislation currently floating around the Capitol deserves to be struck down by the courts. If you’re John Conyers and you don’t read bills before voting on them because you’d need two days and the help of two lawyers to understand them, then I’ve got a piece of advice for you. You can choose to not read the bill, and if you’re voting NO, you can still be sure that you’re not violating the Constitution!
So, stop knocking NO! It’s an excellent default position.
Sen. Marco Rubio has generally avoided attacking his GOP primary opponents, and on Wednesday Rubio said his recent debate flub was due to his reluctance to take down a fellow Republican. That has changed in the South Carolina street fight. Rubio went after Donald Trump Thursday morning attacking the Donald’s lack of foreign policy experience and his un-presidential behavior:
I kid you not. I did not make up that quote. I’ve really given up trying to figure out how Chris Matthews keeps his job, and of course, it is not much of a coincidence that this happened on Scarborough’s show considering he is obviously in the bag for Donald Trump.
Ben Carson was interviewed by CNN’s Jake Tapper and he claimed that not only was going to win South Carolina, but he had an unspecified path forward. That path, unfortunately, is simply a scheme to build a direct mail list for future rental.
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