AMAC Exclusive – By Tammy Bruce
We are already rolling to the end of the first week of 2023. As of this writing, the House GOP is still fighting over who the new Speaker will be. Whether it’s Rep. Kevin McCarthy or someone else from the deep GOP talent bench, once they get their act together and choose their leader, they must hunker down and get to business. While we are often overwhelmed with dumb and dangerous political news, here’s an overview of just how much serious work needs to be done.
One of the major promises made by the Republicans in the lead-up to the midterms was to repeal the Biden administration’s $80 billion funding of the IRS facilitating the hiring of 87,000 new agents. The passing of the omnibus bill, with the help of numerous Republicans in the Senate & House, truly knee-capped that possibility.
Steve Forbes commented on this debacle noting its passage is “exactly the opposite of what Republicans promised. This will provide funds so that the IRS can monitor people’s transactions of as little as $600 — the cost of buying a household appliance or a round-trip airline ticket. Given the abuses of the IRS in recent years, this plan will lead to more harassment of law-abiding citizens…The idea of a tax collection agency with more than 150,000 agents and auditors to snoop on the public is fundamentally at odds with the American ideals of freedom, privacy and prosperity.” Indeed.
It is exactly that sort of collusion by the GOP helping to facilitate the liberal agenda that got us Donald Trump. It’s important the Republicans understand the 2016 election wasn’t a fluke. The House GOP now has an opportunity to show us they mean business and that the American people are the priority.
Unfortunately, the House is relegated to “message legislation,” meaning they really have no chance of passing the Democrat controlled Senate but can send messages to voters about what they stand for. That’s nice, but we also want action.
There are still some things that the new Republicans’ House can get done in the next two years if they’re serious. With their “Commitment to America” proposal, they tell us the economy, immigration, public safety, and parents rights are at the top of the list. Good. But there are a number of other issues hanging in the void about which the American people deserve answers.
Case in point: for some reason, we still do not have an answer about who leaked the SCOTUS draft Dobbs decision. It’s been almost 8 months since Chief Justice Roberts announced an internal investigation into the leak of the decision that overturned Roe vs. Wade. The American people deserve transparency on that shocking betrayal. If there are no repercussions for that act, it will happen again and again. The left is constantly working to undermine the Supreme Court’s legitimacy. Not getting to the bottom of this issue and being transparent about the facts will only further damage trust in SCOTUS and the federal government.
Also worthy of intense investigative focus of the House is the ongoing supply chain crisis which some reports indicate will continue through 2024. Reports also indicate the continuing baby formula shortage in this country will continue at least through spring 2023 as well as shortages of children’s medications and pain relievers. For months, parents have been dealing with empty shelves at pharmacies and even a shortage of children’s antibiotics. All of this is outrageous. The Democrats have been uninterested in finding answers and solutions because they’re the culprits. The GOP must step up.
Three main disasters have been ignored by the Democrats because they’re responsible for them—the Afghanistan catastrophe, the collapse of the southern border, and the destruction of our energy independence during a time of global upheaval and instability. The GOP must seriously investigate all of these issues. And then there’s the origin of COVID and the absolute catastrophic response by our government, producing measures that not only didn’t stop the virus, but instead produced measures that destroyed the economy and people’s lives. It was and is a fiasco of epic proportions and we must have a response ensuring this will never happen again.
While the government was using COVID to expand its totalitarian grip on citizens, via the Twitter Files, we now know the FBI and CIA were colluding with social media and big tech to censor and silence the American people. The GOP must form a select committee to investigate to what degree the federal government colluded with Big Tech in an end-run to violate the constitutional rights of American citizens who expressed criticism, dissent, or simply expressed ideas and shared information that contradicted establishment narratives.
The Republican House may be limited to ‘message legislation,’ but there’s clearly a lot they can do with the resources they now have at their disposal. We must uncover exactly what the Democrats have done to this country while making sure the American people know the details about what these people in Washington have been doing to us. The Democrats and their bureaucratic apparatchiks have worked vigilantly to try to keep Americans in the dark about the damage they’ve been inflicting on our lives. Now is the time to uncover and declare exactly who’s been setting this country on fire.
Don’t lose sight of the fact that the GOP only has a narrow majority in the House, does not have a Senate majority, does not sit in the White House. Consequently, they may be able to stop some legislative efforts by the left (in the apparently unlikely event of united action) but they cannot pass legislation into law. Reversing that absurd spending law is a pipe dream.
Once again, until dozens are jailed or fired, its all hot air.
How could anyone rejoice in the selection of this fake as Speaker? Have you seen his conservative score on Conservative Review? 54%?? Shouldn’t the person representing us as Speaker and as a conservative have a score of at least 98%? Before continuing to regale in this guy, check out how he voted on some extremely important issues.
There is another important issue that needs to be addressed…The purchase of land in our USA by the Chinese Government.
Don’t talk about “investigations” like they’re the panacea for what’s been going on. We know who & why they’re doing what they’re doing. They are so far ahead of the saps in the GOP it’s not even funny. There surely are defense mechanisms buried in the thousands upon thousands of pages of legalize BS that comprise their megalithic bills. Those measures will ensure their destructive work is preserved despite the weak attempts the GOP might actually embark on to get rid of them.
The Leftists will not go away and will not stop unless we rid ourselves of them. And “elections” have proven Not to be the solution.
That sums up things nicely! We have passed the stage in the deterioration of our republic where “tweaking around the edges” by hapless, professional political hacks promising everything and delivering next to nothing will provide any real, lasting solution.
As for so-called “elections” using the new normal methodologies pushed by the Democrats and aided by a number of GOP establishment types, one would think seeing essentially the same results being consistently delivered 3 times in a row now would get people to realize that route has been thoroughly corrupted in all but the most solid GOP leaning areas. Don’t think that the Democrats aren’t already working to plugged the few holes they missed in 2022 to correct that situation in 2024 and beyond.
The only way to inform the American public about all the harm that the political ‘left’ has inflicted on our country & its people, is to hold the Media (TV, radio, newspapers, and online especially) accountable to the laws of libel & slander. Letting them hide behind the 1st Amendment is no longer acceptable, nor viable. The 1st Amendment was NEVER intended to provide an excuse for disreputable, scheming members of the press & other organizations to betray our citizens for monetary gain & power. There are laws; we must have the courage to enforce them.
You’re dumber than a box of rocks.
Mike, or is it John? . . . Next time use the alias of Jack*ss because you’re a true Democrat and the mascot of your party is a donkey and a male donkey is known as a Jack*ss! . . . If the shoe fits, wear it proudly!
So now “Mike”, who used to post as John and before that GOP-estbl and mmmm is still choosing to offer up his usual selection of juvenile and idiotic posts that display his limited depth of thought on just about everything.
Oh and don’t insult “Mike” by calling him a Democrat. Most people in his age category belong to the DSA (Democrat Socialists of America). It’s considered a more “pure” and “honest” representation of the Marxist ideology they embrace.
Hi PaulE, I was brought up to be civil but also not to avoid confrontation if I thought I was right. I just don’t want other people to think that jerks like him are allowed to not be challenged. Of course, that’s the problem with our Republican Party Leadership, all promises but rarely any positve results. Besides, it allows an outlet for my sarcastic side. I just can’t tolerate stupidity going unchallenged!
Entertain yourself to your heart’s content with this guy Rik. Just realize that he isn’t looking for a conversation on the facts or even to have anything approaching a serious discussion. He is just trolling in the hopes of getting a lot of folks to respond back to him and his inane comments. This is how most 20 and 30 somethings, which is what “John” is, have been taught to deal with anything or anyone they disagree with. He is strictly looking to hurl juvenile insults (he no doubt thinks they are cutting edge commentary in his mind) to see how many people he can get to respond to him and then he will respond back with more inane and stupid comments and insults.
At this stage, given what we’ve seen from the MSM and the Twitter Files revelations, I’d say it’s time to employ the RICO Act. But, I won’t hold my breath waiting for Garland’s DOJ to use it.
More likely would be AG Garland and the FBI going after Musk on some trumped up (no pun intended) allegations. Biden already hinted something along those lines, when he suggested “It might be time to look into Musk” after the initail Twitter file dump. It seems the word has already been given to start “talking down” Tesla and SpaceX prospects via the Wall Street crowd as a means to try and pressure Musk to back off on further Twitter file dumps. It’s amazing to see how quickly the big money donors to the Democrats all swing into action turn on a dime to support targeting whoever is the new target on the Democrat Party hit list is.
Pretty soon we’ll all start adding a blue D or a red R over our doors to signify our leanings. Pass or trash, pass or trash…
LOL!!! Don’t think the left in this country doesn’t want to pass some kind of national ordinance to do something close to this. It would make their targeting of dissenting views and thoughts much easier. All in the name of “equity” and “social justice” of course.
Selecting the new Speaker of The House, surely looked messy but; it was necessary to go through all of this to deconstruct the bad procedural behavior left by the Democratic Party. Personally, very happy to know that the GOP have fighters with great courage to fight the “Status quo” and was a delight to received some civic lessons during this week. Congrats on the 20 great fighters! and now that is over, lets do the business of the people.
20 domestic terrorists
Ah Mike or is it John using a different alias, rather than trying to influence true patriots, why don’t you tattoo AARP in Red on your forehead? . . . Then at least more people would know your true beliefs!
A stupid remark like that reveals what an a** you are!!
Yes…just like all those parents in PA fighting for a better education for their children, when they were labeled “domestic terrorists” by AG Garland and the FBI. That’s what got McAuliffe (D) fired and Youngkin (R) hired as governor. We’re not going to take this garbage any more, “Mike”.
From the moment their party was born, they’ve done nothing but, in lock-step with Republicans in Name Only (RINOs) worked to destroy, hamstring and minimalize America and the health and general welfare of Americans. And everything they’ve done over the past decade At Least has been to give everything we’ve worked for all of our lives to illegal aliens. Just look at our Southern Border. It’s a disgrace! We need an Amendment to our Constitution. It should make it MANDATORY that every single bill be read aloud On The Floor. And everything IN that bill, which it want to give to or take away from any one or anything, should be looked up in our Constitution, showing Exactly where it says that government can do it. Our 10th Amendment states that, Specifically. Because brothers & sisters, just because they pass it into law, doesn’t mean it’s Lawful. “All laws repugnant to the Constitution is null & void as if never written.” Marbury v. Madison 1803 … If you know the law, you know where our government oversteps it’s bounds of Authority. They think every American is stupid. Just ask them. 118th Congress !! If you want to fix The Swamp, nullify all illegal laws which are killing our country. If you don’t, you’re just as crooked as the Commiecrats.
You’re also dumber than a box of rocks. The GOP is a far right party which does not allow moderates.
Mike, you’re as dumb as a basket of rocks!
He’s nothing but a Leftist troll, i.e., moron. Ignore.
The GOP can add SUING and PROSECUTING including IMPEACHMENT of the J6 Committee for releasing over 2,000 Social Security numbers ILLEGALLY of the GOP, Republicans, and Judges.
Yea. “Inadvertent” my a**.
The J6 domestic terrorists should all get long jail sentences. Trump and his goons tried to overthrow the United States government.
Hmm. Seems like you have a bigger box of rocks!!!!!
Comrade, your Communist beliefs color your face a DARK RED!
Don’t you have someplace more important to be rather than here, making vile, idiotic comments. Hurry, Mike, you’re running late for your Antifa meeting. Jack*ss.
Just as Ronald Reagan went over the heads of the dominant liberal media, Speaker McCarthy and the Republican majority in the House must somehow blunt the advantage that the fawning liberal media gives Democrats and their anti-American agenda.
Brad S. How can anyone possibly make any waves at all to the useless, horrible liberal media? Oh, for Ronald Reagan again.????????
If the republicans can’t get something done for the American people it will be time for the People to take matters into there own hands and make things happen. Thank god we still have the second amendment . The revolution is probably coming.
Do the investigations. Get it out there. But there is still the RINOs and the Senate to fight to get anything passed..
You support overthrowing the government. You should move to Russia then.
So your comments throughout this feed show that you want this wonderful country to become a Socialist nation. You should move to South America.
Mommy and daddy would have to give him the money to do so and then they would have to send him weekly checks, so he can maintain his lifestyle.
If he did move to Russia, he’d have YOU for a neighbor!
Stick to investigating COVID and the Border. Millions illegally entering the US… think some just might be fleeing cartel since Mexico cracked down on El Chapos replacement? The House can’t arrest anyone and Herr M. Garland is too busy leveling paybaxk for not being SCOTUS to actually seek justice. No one will be held accountable for Afghanistan anymore than Benghazi. Biden will not be charged anymore than Hillary being “locked up”! Hunter will skate because the Democrat party that condemns “white privilege” epitomizes it. I saw Swanson casseroles at the grocery going for $18 when two years ago they used to be $12… fix that and I’ll say Republicans “did something”!
Too much talk and no action They sure do not earn their keep
Hope they can hold the purse. Like the IRS agents and some other things. Maybe they can have an influence. I watched Jefferies last night. He is another Pelosi, he spoke his lies like they were true. These people keep repeating the lies until they believe them.
As a resident of South Carolina, I am ashamed that Jimbo Clyburn even so-called represents this state. Oh by the way-DON’T call me racist as I have voted for Tim Scott and donated to his election in BOTH his campaigns. Come to think of it- I don’t care if you call me a RACIST or not, as IF me being a God fearing, Constitution loving, family values loving, America FIRST makes me a racist- THEN SO BE IT!!
The $1.7 trillion dollar omnibus bill fully funded those 87,000 IRS agents for 2023, as well as everything else for 2023. McConnell gave away the House’s power of the purse for 2023, when he and 17 other Senate RINOs helped the Democrats pass the omnibus bill in December. The next opportunity for the House to try and do anything comes in fiscal year 2024.
A liar is a very dangerous person.
Trump and the 20 extremist republicans are all liars.
John, welcome back, tell me Comrade, why are you masquerading as Mike now? . . . Oh that’s right, the color Red paints your face but still exposes you for the Communist you ate!
Now that McCarthy has won the Speakership job we can all rest assured the Republicans will deliver in their usual fashion, i.e. all talk and no action. There will be the usual useless investigations costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars but, in the end, no one will be held accountable. If it even begins to smell like the Republicans will accomplish anything of significance, we can rest assured the usual cast of RINO’s will vote against the action. In other words, we have 2 more years of Republican ineptitude to deal with. On a positive note, the Republican’s slim majority might help to slow the Demorats push to destroy America.
That about sums up everything quite well.
Sometime around midnight last night, McCarthy got the nod for Speaker of the House, done, be it for better or for worse…One proposal that came up recently & too little too late in either case, was for Trump to become Speaker of the House on a 100 day temporary basis with the option for an extension as proposed by Steve Bannon. Had something like this actually happened as surely it didn’t, I do believe the ” rats “, i.e. the Democrat Socialists & the GOP RINO’s would be fleeing the sinking ship in rapid fashion, hence the cleanup of The House of Representatives would commence in short order, i.e. YOURE FIRED!
As it stands currently, patriotic Americans are stuck with ( 2 ) of the worst politicians running the show, another one from CA again, McCarthy & the other one from the east coast, McConnell, NOTHING gets past these (2) RINO’s, expect more of the same, talk, talk, talk, nothing changes…
Lastly, anything coming out of the GOP majority, ( barely ) gets tossed by the Democrat controlled Senate, Washington, DC continues on as the dysfunctional institution it has become & once again, the American people are left holding the bag & once again, the World is watching it all unfold yet again…
Trump would have no interest in being Speaker of the House. Talk about a big step down in terms of being able to get things done. Nice fantasy, but zero chance of reality.
As for your second and third paragraphs, they sum up what we have to look forward to quite well. We are marching down the road towards being just another third world authoritarian government with the people simply being passive bystanders.
PaulE, Congress will be no different than what it was before. The problem is there aren’t that many good leaders. The same thing with the Senate.
A definite solution of mine — and one that will never happen — is for the American taxpayers, en masse, to stop paying federal income tax. Period. That will effectively defund the govt. and bring the elitist, self-entitled jackasses to their knees. Then we, the people, present them with a non-negotiable list of demands. This would work, but like I stated, it won’t happen.
Thanks for the article. It’s a reminder of everything wrong the cesspool in the current administration has perpetrated on this nation
We will soon know if McCarthy is turtle2.
Will McCartney do anything to investigate all the wrong doing of the democrats? I heard he won’t.
Yea, don’t hold your breath — will be a lame Congress where the Dems will still get some of their agenda passed.
Everything will be fine in connection with the Speaker of the House situation, all that needs to be done is for the Republicans to respect the interests of the American citizens who voted for them, and have the courage to defend the truth .