Why there is a division between conservatives and moderates in the Republican party
By Bob de la Tigra
O’Reilly, you claim to be a simple man who only wants to base your opine on facts, and NOT emotions or ideology, so here are some facts for you to digest
FACT: The Heritage Foundation and Heritage Action Scorecard are Constitutionally conservative entities that “score” the vote of every representative or senator on all legislation having an impact on size of government, federal spending, border security and individual liberties – 29 such issues have been scored to date for the 113th Congress. ( http://heritageactionscorecard.com )
FACT: House Republicans have voted in accordance with conservative principles 68% of the votes – meaning, they have acquiesced with the moderates or democrats 32% of the votes, or 3.2 of every 10 votes
FACT: Senate Republicans have voted in accordance with conservative principles 67% of the votes – meaning, they have acquiesced with the moderates or democrats 33% of the votes, or 3.3 of every 10 votes
FACT: House Democrats have voted in accordance with conservative principles 16% of the votes – meaning, they have acquiesced with the moderates or democrats 84% of the votes, or 8.4 of every 10 votes
FACT: Senate Democrats have voted in accordance with conservative principles 3% of the votes – meaning, they have acquiesced with the moderates or democrats 97% of the votes, or 9.7 of every 10 votes
CONCLUSION: Obama, Reid and Pelosi do NOT negotiate and do NOT move to center ground 97% of the votes – PERIOD
The McCain, Romney, Karl Rove, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell et al theory that we must go along to get along is EXACTLY what has brought us to this place in history that we are today, and that is NOT a very good place – President GW Bush 43 said it best when he reflected how he had lost his way and the big government, big spending, big oppressive mentality took over, creating big economic problems for the country.
Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Jim Jordan, Matt Salmon, Dave Schweikert, Jim Brirdenstine, Paul Broun, Ron DeSantis, Tom Graves, Jeb Hensarling, Michelle Bachmann, Steve King and Louie Goehmert score close to 100% on the Heritage scale because they are “true believers” as you like to say, and because they understand how much the “moderate” position has given away to the socialist and communist elements who would destroy America, Obama first and foremost.
And NO, we will not include Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Scott Brown or any of the other moderate who thinks giving away the farm is in the best interest of America and the Republic or the people thereof.
Those are the facts O’Reilly, we expect you to stop the spin right here, because you’re looking out for us.