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TIME TO CLEAN UP THE GOP

Posted by Tim Bryce on August 12, 2021

BRYCE ON POLITICS

– The Biden Infrastructure Bill tells us a lot.

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I am always surprised when Republican politicians act subserviently to the Democrats. Whether it is acquiescing to calling for investigations, such as the Russian Hoax and the January 6th hearings, or the abuse in investigating government officials, such as Justice Kavanaugh. I don’t know why this is unless possibly the Democrats have a library of photos of Republicans in compromising positions to blackmail them. The Republicans constant kowtowing to the Democrats greatly discourages the faithful of the party.

To illustrate this further, consider President Biden’s $3.5T Infrastructure Bill which recently passed the Senate. If you look at it closely, you can see the pork buried in the legislation.

As Republican Senator John Kennedy (LA) said recently (August 9, 2021), “Well, I can just share with you my perspective Laura. Early on, I was likely yes on this bill. I mean who’s not for infrastructure. I’m for children and prosperity, too. But then I got a copy of the bill and I realized pretty quickly that if you look up stupid stuff in the dictionary, there’s a picture of this bill. They told us it was a real infrastructure bill. It’s not. Only 23% of the bill is real infrastructure. The rest is Green New Deal and welfare. They told us the bill was paid for. It isn’t. We’re gonna have to borrow maybe up to $400 billion to pay for it. They told us there were no tax increases. There are. My state’s gonna have to pay 1.3 billion dollars in new taxes on our petrol chemical industry. They told us, as you pointed out, that the Democrats were really wary of this bill and if we passed this bill it would make it harder for them to pass their five trillion dollar tax and spending binge reconciliation bill. Well, if that’s true how come every Democrat voted for this infrastructure bill. And finally, they told us it’s not gonna add to inflation — but it will.”

Kennedy’s remarks typifies the Republican perspective on the issue. Further, according to NPR, “Republicans who opposed the bill cited its cost and said plans to offset that were not robust enough. The Congressional Budget Office found last week that the legislation could add $256 billion to the deficit over 10 years.”

Yet, in spite of all this, 18 Republican Senators helped pass the bill. Of these, four are up for re-election in 2022 and, as such, there should be an overt push to vote them out of office, including:

Sen. Kevin Cramer (ND) – normally considered a conservative, Cramer’s vote was considered bewildering.

Sen. Deb Fischer (NE) – the same as Cramer.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AK) – a well known moderate, she is also one of seven Republican senators to vote to convict Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial. In turn, she was censured by the Alaska Republican Party.

Sen. Mitt Romney (UT) – perhaps the most recognized RINO of the party, Romney also voted to find Trump guilty in both impeachment hearings. He has also protested with Black Lives Matter. Make no mistake, the former 2012 GOP presidential candidate is a Democrat in sheep’s clothing and should be censured by Utah Republicans.

Replacing these four Republican politicians with more qualified conservatives cannot help but produce better results as we approach the 2024 presidential election.

Among the other Republicans voting for the bill, but claim not be running again in 2022 include:

Sen. Roy Blunt (MO)

Sen. Richard Burr (NC)

Sen. Rob Portman (OH)

Sen. Chuck Grassley (IA) – has indicated he will decide to run early in 2022. He has been a US Senator since 1980; over 40 years. That’s enough.

The remaining people on the list will not be up for re-election until 2024. These are the people who should be watched closely.

Sen. Shelley Capito (WV)

Sen. Mike Crapo (ID)

Sen. John Hoeven (ND)

Sen. Jim Risch (ID)

Sen. Thom Tillis (NC)

Sen Roger Wicker (MS)

Sen. William Cassidy (LA) – He was among the seven Republican senators to vote to convict Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial. Consequently, he was censured by the Republican Party of Louisiana. It is time for Cassidy to go.

Sen. Susan Collins (ME) – She is a well recognized RINO. She too was one of the seven Republican senators to vote to convict President Trump in his second impeachment trial. Collins is spineless.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC) – His vote to accept the infrastructure bill surprised a lot of people. He has been a US Senator since 2002 and has flipped-flopped depending on who is in office.

Sen. Mitch McConnell (KY) – He has been a US Senator since 1984; over 35 years. He was also Senate Majority Leader from 2015 to 2021. Republicans tend to see McConnell as a closet moderate. While he supported several of President Trump’s policies, McConnell often butted heads with the president.

The Democrats have no problem keeping their people in line, but the GOP cannot claim the same. As such, these Republicans bear scrutiny as we approach 2024. I do not believe these politicians understand the angst they have created within the party and the tempest they have set off within the ranks of conservatives. We need leaders of integrity who will stand up to the Democrats and spend less time doing political tap-dancing. This is one reason why we need term limits for Congress.

Republicans used to be known for fiduciary responsibility, trying to live within our means, but the Biden Infrastructure Bill means returning to the era of “tax and spend.” By voting for this bill, these few Republicans are accepting the fiscal policies of the Democrats. Because of this, it is time for them to go.

As President Trump recently wrote about the Infrastructure Bill (Aug. 11, 2021) – “It destroys our Borders and the rule of law by granting dangerous amnesty that will flood America’s beautiful cities. It will overwhelm our schools, and make our Nation less safe. It raises taxes like we have never seen, while also making many things you buy everyday more expensive (gas, groceries, and much more). And don’t forget the crazy Green New Deal. America, you are being robbed in the dark of night. It’s time to wake up!”

Before we ever hope to free the Capitol of Democrats such as Schumer and Pelosi, we have to first clean up our own house of milquetoast Republicans who simply want to play political games and not do what is best for the country. Thus the need to clean house.

Keep the Faith!

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Tim Bryce is an author, freelance writer and the Managing Director of M&JB Investment Company (M&JB) of Palm Harbor, Florida and has over 40 years of experience in the management consulting field. He can be reached at timb1557@gmail.com

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8 Responses to “TIME TO CLEAN UP THE GOP”

  1. Dr. Rich Swier said

    Great. Published: https://bit.ly/2XoQaPI

    Rich

    On Thu, Aug 12, 2021 at 11:55 AM THE BRYCE IS RIGHT! wrote:

    > Tim Bryce posted: “BRYCE ON POLITICS – The Biden Infrastructure Bill tells > us a lot. Click for AUDIO VERSION. To use this segment in a Radio broadcast > or Podcast, send TIM a request. I am always surprised when Republican > politicians act subserviently to the Democrats. Wheth” >

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  2. Tim Bryce said

    A P.E. of Tampa, Florida wrote…

    “I am really getting disgusted with the Republican party — I want a party willing to at least play a little offense because you can never win a game always playing defense. I’ve been hoping that a new vibrant party would emerge, but that is looking less likely as time goes on. Might have to change my registration to independent if no alternative is found, even knowing that I couldn’t vote in a primary. I keep a list of Republican traitors and I will be taking a hard look at primary challengers to see if I should be making contributions to their opponents.”

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  3. Tim Bryce said

    An A.C. of Palm Harbor, Florida wrote…

    “Exactly!!! We need New & young people!!!”

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  4. Tim Bryce said

    An A.B. of Tarpon Springs wrote…

    ” I am surprised the Mormons have not recalled Romney quiet frankly. And ever since Rudy and then Newt were stabbed in the back by their OWN party, I knew the REP party is corrupt. Time and time again we see people like McConnell betray the voters. I was on the PCREC for over 30 yrs and could take no more and quit. Then the day TRUMP came down that escalator declaring…I know I had to be REP again for him as he was going to do the wall and put America first. He has done EVERY SINGLE thing he promised and much more.

    To see this corrupt party stab him in the back along with the demon processed DEM party breaks my heart. TRUMP put his heart into everything the entire time. He even went out on a limb of the vaccines to prevent the evil swamp from being able to MANDATE SHOTS…which they are trying to do now anyway. But the entire world is fighting back. We now know the pandemic is fake, most likely most was a flu, as it has been proven the “test” can’t tell the difference. The DEMS have used it to shut down America as much as possible. Over 50% of the VAXXED have now had what i referred to as a break out…its the shot doing this, and more nd more will show up. I talked to a hospital CEO who said ALL cases are fully VAXXED in he hospital. Sad when we have Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine , people are very sick or die, when these are absolutely proven. I found out for sure why Dr’;s did not order those, from that Dr. Dan Stock of Mt. Vernon, Indiana who made the video at Mt. Vernon school Board, about the truth of masks and the JAB. He talked in depth with Dan Ball of REAL AMERICA on One America news… https://banned.video/watch?id=6112fba9564c9244e5f32e60

    Actually I wanted to see both parties collapse, as they both have some much evil, the DEM of course is 5 times evil. But I wanted to see TRUMP start …The PATRIOT party, and just have Rona take all the money raised and collapse the other. But someone said she has been bought out, which I do not know for sure… I thought of the party name 2 weeks before he said it. Twice he has listened to bad advice in the past year. One….he should have declared the Insurrection Act that Gen Flynn wanted, but I think he thought maybe the Americans need to see how totally corrupt the DEM party, media, etc are. And 2, he should have started the new party. He would have had 70 million in a heartbeat.

    We gave people like McConnell another chance. He stabbed TRUMP in the back about Jan 6nd then said lies. I want to see every state take plunge and do audits and do it right and decertify if Biden won in their state. When 3 states of the 6 worse ones DEM-certify…the jog for them is over. At that point will they threaten or kill judges families? Who knows. They are animals and only time will tell when we can take America back. In the meantime they want as many Americans dead as possible, from 330 million to 99 million is their goal.

    The only way America will stand is we all must do our part to get truth out and get involved where you see corruption.”

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  5. hnunn47yahoocom said

    Excellent article Tim!! What a revelation about our GOP!! Definitely time to clean up the GOP!! Take care. Best, Helena

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  6. Tim Bryce said

    A J.M. of Palm Harbor, Florida wrote…

    “I couldn’t agree more. I am tired of these meely mouse politicians when our country is going to hell. We need fighters now more than ever. Disheartening which is why I lean on my faith.”

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  7. Thomas M. said

    I don’t know if this was a “plan” to gum up the progressive works with a more moderate infrastructure bill they wouldn’t like, a clueless attempt to claim bipartisanship, or just greed at all the pork stuffed inside.

    But at its heart the GOP doesn’t mind spending without consequences and ignoring the needs of their country, fixated on its own special interests.

    What may end up happening is a flood of new challengers for long established seats, as more people get fed up with the “choices” in their districts and states, and realize they need to run themselves to fix the problem. You can already see this happening with school boards and local level elections across the country. It is also critical at the state level that Governors like DeSantis and other state legislators run that will push back against the federal mandates.
    The more they continue to ignore the electorate, the more the pressure will mount.

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  8. Lawrence P. Marlin said

    Tim, Thank you for naming names.

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