Russ Hepler reports the top 10 Republican betrayals of 2015:
After giving Republicans huge election wins in 2010 and 2014, the American people expected change to come to Washington.
We expected that President Obama’s radical, left-wing agenda would at least be slowed, if not stopped.
Sadly, 2015 will go down in history as the last hurrah for the endangered political species – the RINO.
The American people were betrayed several times by those we thought we could trust to represent our views.
Conservative Review has the list of the top 10:
2015 will likely be remembered as the year the GOP base finally rebelled against the party leadership, taking the half-century long schism within the party to the point of no return. The betrayal by the party establishment was so profound and blatant that GOP voters everywhere discovered what many of us have known for years – the party establishment does not share our values.
Last November, Americans went out and voted for a GOP Congress. Out popped Democrat policies, much like the rigged ballot machines in Maryland that would render Republican votes as Democratic ones. As Chuck Schumer jubilantly declared following the omnibus bill, “the bills we’re passing reflect Democratic values.” He boasted that “even though we’re in the minority, we are passing a program that we have been for all along.”
Let’s take stock of the top 10 betrayals of this year that have precipitated the final divorce of the GOP elites and its party base:
Here they are in ascending order according to Conservative Review:
1. Reelecting John Boehner
This year started with a Speaker’s fight after the American people rose up spontaneously and flooded the capitol with tens of thousands of calls demanding the resignation of John Boehner.
The voters were onto his betrayal, yet despite the spontaneous groundswell from their constituents, all but 25 members voted to reelect Boehner as Speaker.
The year ended with the people rising up once again to force Boehner out of the Speaker’s chair, but despite the warnings of the GOP base, they replaced him with Paul Ryan, a craftier salesman for the capitulation agenda.
2. Funding the Entire Amnesty Program
In the greatest executive power grab of the modern era, Obama suspended immigration law in an act that even King George lacked the authority to do. Yet, Congress fully funded Obama’s amnesty both in last December’s budget bill, then in March, and every budget bill thereafter, despite promises to defund it. Even though the courts halted part of the program, the DACA amnesty and the complete suspension of Secure Communities and deportations have gone into effect. We are paying for it to this day, and as a result, the border surge is continuing.
3. Corker-Cardin Iran Deal
With news reports that Obama spied on Israel and members of Congress while promoting his Iranian alliance, we are still seeing the fallout of the most treasonous alliance cut by a modern president…