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“THE POTOMAC TWO-STEP”
by Bob Russell, ©2013, blogging at Conservative Daily News
(Mar. 11, 2013) — I find each pronouncement by Congressman Mullin (R-OK-2) to be more and more enlightening as to his perception of his role in Congress, and ever more perplexing in my perception of his role in Congress. Mullin is now telling us what John Boehner said to the Republican conference in their meetings, focusing on keeping control of the House in the 2014 election. Hey, Markwayne, I guess you don’t realize it but We the People of the Oklahoma 2nd Congressional District didn’t elect you to come back here and tell us what John Boehner says. We sent you to Washington D. C. (DE Cesspool) to TELL John Boehner what WE SAID!!!!! I can find Boehner’s lame whining on any social network site, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and any number of television talking head shows; no need for you to come back and act as his spokesman.
This Continuing Resolution song and dance has to stop. Markwayne stated in this interview (http://www.1170kfaq.com/podcasts/patcampbell/193551861.html ) that he “wasn’t going to back himself into a corner” by saying he would vote against the CR if it doesn’t defund Obamacare. This is the typical “Potomac Two-Step” we have heard from others before him; “don’t take a stand so no one can quote you, and don’t vote for or against anything that can be used against you in an election”. No change in Washington from the OK-2nd District.
As it turns out Mullin voted in support of the Continuing Resolution, effectively saying the status quo is acceptable to him. Spend!! Spend!! Spend!! is the order of the day and Mullin will “go along to get along” with Boehner and the others in his dictatorial cabal. It seems that keeping promises and honoring his oath of office can wait until “next time”.
Tell me, Markwayne, when is “next time“ going to come? Boehner has been saying “next time” for more than 2 years now and our country continues running (CR?) down the road to financial ruin. I guess “being part of the Boehner team” is more important than honoring your oath of office and the promises you made to thousands of voters who believed you and put their confidence in you. We thought you were a part of OUR TEAM, not Boehner’s team!!!
Mullin mentioned in the interview on KFAQ that he used his time in a recent speech on the floor of the House of Representatives to complain about “partisanship” and to urge everyone to “just get along”. Isn’t that the same mantra we have heard from Republican establishment types for years now? More of the “go along to get along” crap from someone I thought would go up there and fight for liberty in my name.
The reason I supported Mullin in the Republican runoff is that I was afraid if his opponent George Faught was elected we would get a mushy yes-man, and I did not want any more of such people in Congress. I guess I was wrong about Mullin.
In his last appearance in Claremore Mullin stated several times that he “didn’t vote for Nancy Pelosi”. Just a “heads-up”, Markwayne, neither did Dan Boren in his last term. But Boren didn’t vote for John Boehner either. “Not voting for Nancy Pelosi” isn’t exactly a “get out of jail free card” in my book. Boren didn’t vote for Pelosi in his last term and he also didn’t vote for the final draft of Obamacare. He voted for it the first 7 times but not the last one, the one that everyone would see. We could have kept Boren and nothing would be different in Congress with a Democrat sitting in the OK-2 seat.
Now, take a look at Oklahoma’s 1st District representative. Jim Bridenstine doesn’t spend his time complaining about “partisanship”. He is aligning himself with conservatives, not the establishment, and standing up for We the People. He also refused to vote for Boehner as Speaker because he promised in his campaign that he wouldn’t. Bridenstine deposed former RINO John Sullivan in the 2012 primary elections. Bridenstine also fulfilled one of his promises to voters by voting against the CR. He is aligning himself with those who are upholding their oath of office by fighting the political corruption going on in Washington, not bowing to the corruption that is party politics in Congress.
Boehner’s plan is always next time, never now. I for one am tired of the “next time” mantra from Boehner and his patsy leadership team. Rep. Jim Bridenstine is standing up for We the People and making a concerted effort to actually change the way things are done in Washington while Mullin whines about finger pointing, and then falls into lock-step with the very people he was sent to stop.
Instead of throwing in with the conservative faction in Congress, as expected by voters, Mullin has chosen to follow the lead of RINO’s Cole, Langford, and Lucas in bowing to John Boehner and his band of traitors. Republican House Whip Kevin McCarthy is now saying they can get gun control and immigration passed “without support from Republicans” http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/03/house-gop-leaders-well-pass-gun-control-immigration-without-republican-support/ . If that isn’t in the top ten of most outrageous statements I don’t know what would qualify. This is the “leadership” Mullin voted for in the most important decision he will ever make in Congress. Who still believes in the Republican Party???
When Mullin had the chance to change the direction of our government he folded. His very first vote, the most important vote he will make, was for John Boehner to be Speaker of the House. Now he whines about how things are being done. WELL, DUH!!!! What did you expect Markwayne???? You voted for a man who is known to be a dysfunctional clod and a fan of the white flag approach to fighting for liberty. You voted for Boehner in spite of many in your district urging you to help remove him. Now you tell us what Boehner says!!! I don’t care, nor does anyone else care, what Boehner says. Your job there is to tell Boehner and his henchmen what WE the PEOPLE say.
If Mullin can’t manage to represent WE the People of the 2nd District any better than this he might as well come back to Broken Arrow and run his business. We don’t need another “yes-man” in Washington. I bet we can find someone in Northeastern Oklahoma who has the courage to stand against the Boehner Crime Family and represent the 2nd Congressional District in the fashion we expect. I wonder if hiring a campaign consultant he owed just over $60,000. http://www.tulsaworld.com/site/printerfriendlystory.aspx?articleid=20130202_16_A15_ULNSbo53524 as his chief of staff is a factor in the Mullin approach to “bi-partisanship”.
I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.