On Monday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke to the Republican’s newest member of Congress, encouraging them to embrace compromise and common ground when they convene for business in January. While specifically avoiding the immigration issue, particularly Obama’s threat to issue an Executive Order granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, he alluded to those in attendance that shutting the government down over the issue was not a good idea. He reinforced this position today in a meeting with GOP governors.
When asked in a FOX News interview about Obama’s inevitable Executive Order, Senator Rob Portman—sounding an awful lot like Harry Reid—called for the new GOP majority to “disarm and work together.”
On the Sunday talk shows, Mitt Romney also chimed in on the topic of Obama’s threat, saying that the GOP shouldn’t push the issue to the point of a government shutdown.
And even T.E.A. Party favorite Bobby Jindal has officially come down on the side of compromise if Obama once again snubs his nose at the Constitution.
Now, what do these individuals have in common? They are all considered GOP frontrunners for the White House in 2016. And why does it sound like they are all singing out of the same hymn book? Because the inside-the-beltway Progressive Republicans, under the guidance of “experts” like Karl Rove and the spineless leadership of McConnell and Boehner, aren’t concerned at all about protecting America and the Constitution. Nor do they care about the mandate of this past election.
Instead, they have chosen to leverage Obama’s record-low unpopularity while surrendering the power of the purse granted to them by the same Constitution they no longer care to defend.
Establishment Republicans and the new GOP members who are now a part of the DC power structure are all of one voice. Sure, we promised to stop Obama, but that was before the election. Now that we are past that formality: we will pursue politics over principle, compromise over commitment, and selfish ambition over sacrifice.
Welcome to the 2016 Race for the White House. Conservatives need not apply.
What others had to say:
- Christie calls on House GOP to compromise – One News Now
- Portman on Fox News: “This is an Opportunity for us to Disarm and Work Together” to Get Things Done – Portman.Senate.gov
- Republicans reject government shutdown option – mnur.com
- Christie to GOP Govs: Talk of Shutdown Over Executive Action ‘Hysteria’ – Newsmax.com