RINOs (Republicans In Name ONly) are about to be forced to identify themselves.
“I think this is ridiculous.” – Kelly Ayotte (R)
What is the point of being a leader if you are not willing to do what you tell your constituents you are going to do? If one campaigns on certain issues, one expects that you will follow thorough with those promises once you are elected. If, once you are elected, you fail to promote the promises you made, you have failed your electorate. That’s basic. If you have failed to provide your constituency with what you’ve promised, you are unworthy of your position. Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee have performed above expectations. They have forced a vote that will put down—on paper—whether or not each senator supports Obama’s executive amnesty.
According to Breitbart:
“Cruz’s and Lee’s procedural warfare has paid off, however, as they’ve now won and will soon force Senators to vote on whether they support or oppose executive amnesty. It’s unclear at this time when the vote will be, but major conservative organizations including Tea Party Patriots, Heritage Action, and NumbersUSA are scoring any vote against Cruz’s forthcoming point of order as a vote for amnesty for illegal aliens.”
Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee are quintessential examples of senators who have the interests of their constituents at heart. Moreover, they have begun to accomplish what they promised. The point is not the vote in particular. It is not a procedural measure that Cruz, and Lee are seeking. Cruz, and Lee are advancing the conservative agenda by forcing a vote which will determine exactly who is, and is not conservative. Which senators are in favor of Obama’s executive amnesty, and who simply claims that they are against it? That simple yes or no will define who is, and who is is not conservative. Once the vote has taken place, we will know for certain who is truly on the side of conservatism, and who merely pretends to be. This is a major issue. This vote will show the American people who is on their side.
Many senators, like Kelly Ayotte, stand against this vote because they are terrified that their constituents will see them for who they truly are: RINOs. Elected Republicans are terrified that they will be exposed as Democrat’s lite cousin.
According to Mike Needham of Heritage Action.
“If Senators are opposed to President Obama’s executive action on immigration, they should vote in favor of Sen. Cruz’s constitutional point of order. A vote against the point of order is a vote in favor of unchecked presidential power and granting work permits and Social Security numbers to people who are in the country illegally. Heritage Action urges all Senators to vote yes.“
It’s a simple move. Vote yes, and you will have voted against Obama’s executive amnesty, vote no, and you will be recorded as having supported Obama’s amnesty agenda. What’s so difficult about that? What’s so controversial? Nothing. The only problem is that now the agenda is on paper, and Cruz knows that—which is why he’s forcing a vote.
Senator Ted Cruz, and Senator Mike Lee know that the American people stand strongly against amnesty for illegal aliens, yet the majority of the Senate is content to remain ambiguous. They are terrified to expose their true beliefs to the American people, because if their votes are concrete, they may be reprimanded. They all have agendas that stand in contradiction to the will of the American people, and they want that to remain ambiguous. Putting the vote to paper is a move which they are unwilling to do. That alone should alert the people that something nefarious is going on.
Demand a vote which will tell us where they stand. Demand accountability. Without it, we have no compass with which to judge our elected officials. However, those who stand against this vote are clearly advocates of the status quo, and therefore, need to go.
A simple vote will make an extraordinary difference. Support Cruz, and Lee.