Many Examples of Republicans Without Principles


The nine Republican senators that signed a letter to the president asking him to protect guest worker visa programs:

  • Lindsey Graham of South Carolina
  • John Cornyn of Texas
  • Mike Crapo of Idaho
  • James Risch of Idaho
  • Michael Rounds of South Dakota
  • Todd Young of Indiana
  • Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
  • Dan Sullivan of Alaska
  • James Lankford of Oklahoma


May 8, 2020

These are the 7 Republican senators who voted to neutralize the President’s war powers against Iran:

  • Lamar Alexander of Tennessee
  • Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
  • Susan Collins of Maine
  • Mike Lee of Utah
  • Rand Paul of Kentucky
  • Todd Young of Indiana
  • Bill Cassidy of Louisiana


July 17, 2019

These are the four Republicans in the US House that voted for the Pelosi resolution.  They have consistently voted in alignment with the Democrats in the house:

  • Will Hurd (Texas)
  • Fred Upton (Michigan)
  • Brian Fitzpatrick (Pennsylvania)
  • Susan Brooks (Indiana)


June 5, 2019

Seven Republicans in the US House of Representatives voted for an amnesty bill that would provide permanent status to roughly two million illegal immigrants. The Republican reps voting for the amnesty bill:

  • Nebraska Rep. Don Bacon
  • Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart
  • Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick
  • Texas Rep. Will Hurd
  • Washington Rep. Dan Newhouse
  • New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith
  • Michigan Rep. Fred Upton

I don’t know about their districts and constituents, but there appears to be an interesting voting pattern by these Congressmen (see their votes for gun control, transgender support, etc., in earlier postings).


March 18, 2019

Well, the malevolent John Kasich is back in the news offering support for some facets of “Democrat Socialism”.  It appears that he is coming out in support of the philosophy behind the far left “Green Deal”:

But for all those problems, the Green New Deal is serving an important purpose by provoking a more vigorous level of public debate…. They can start with a carbon tax or a cap and trade program… It’s also important to continue subsidies for electric vehicles.

Good grief.  We citizens of Ohio are happy that he’s gone from our State Government. Perhaps he’ll move to a more welcoming environment in a place like California.


February 27, 2019

Eight House Republicans voted for increased gun control yesterday:

  • Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart
  • Florida Rep. Vern Buchanan
  • Florida Rep. Brian Mast
  • Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick
  • Texas Rep. Will Hurd
  • New York Rep. Pete King
  • New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith
  • Michigan Rep. Fred Upton


July 24, 2018

Mr. Kasich is in the news again… and not for a good reason.  He is bringing more Chicago-style politics to Ohio in manipulating local boards, and removing members that don’t comply with his wishes:

Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order July 11 that recommends eight northwestern watersheds be considered under state law as “Watersheds in Distress,”… Bill Tom and Dennis Corcoran, both who have farm backgrounds, were told they were not being reappointed July 13, less than a week before the commission was set to meet and entertain a vote on Gov. Kasich’s order.

You may recall that Kasich is the RINO Governor that replaced members of the State Controlling Board who planned to vote against his scheme to sidestep the legislature in order to push Medicaid expansion through when he didn’t have the votes in the Ohio House.


May 18, 2018

I can’t say that I always agree with Rand Paul, but he is certainly one of the more principled Republicans in Congress.   He recently introduced a bill into the Senate called the “penny plan,” which was intended to balance the federal budget over five years by cutting spending except for Social Security by 1 percent every year.  Of course,  no Democrats backed the proposal.  However, there were many Republicans (including Portman from Ohio) that voted against a balanced budget.



May 7, 2018

I have no doubt that this is how most establishment Republicans view Trump, because he has shattered the GOP’s “loyal opposition” bubble and has capitalized on Republican and right-leaning independent voters’ perception of the Grand Old Party as an impotent and ineffective governing majority party.  I’ve deemed those most sensitive to their legislative obsolescence of influence Tessio Republicans.  Remember the famous garden scene in The Godfather, when Marlon Brando’s character, Don Vito Corleone, warns his son, Michael, played by Al Pacino, that someone close to the family will arrange a meeting where Michael will be assassinated?

The real-life political equivalent of that landmark cinematic moment is playing out before our very eyes, with the Republican National Committee and congressional Republicans.  On the omnibus, on the Second Amendment, on border safety – almost every issue – the GOP continues to betray the family.  Who is the family?  The American people, that’s who.

Republicans are fearful of America First nationalist patriotism, likely because they are obsessed with being liked by the DMIC and Democrats.  It’s an oddity – Trump constantly appeals to his base (the Americans who work to get him elected and vote for him), and Republicans constantly appeal to Democrats who will never support or vote for them.

Source: Trump Shattered the Glassiest of Glass Ceilings


March 23, 2018

With the latest $1.3 trillion budget approved by the US Congress, it difficult to be optimistic:

It’s long since past time to recognize a glaring truth about two-party politics in 2018: In both effective practice and, increasingly, aspirational rhetoric, there are no significant Republican or Democratic voting blocs on Capitol Hill in favor of reducing deficits, restraining government growth, tackling entitlements, protecting privacy, defending free speech, practicing transparency, challenging prohibition, conducting legislative-branch oversight, passing damn budgets, reducing war, or extending the post-World War II America-led system of reducing global tariffs in the name of both prosperity and peace.

Moreover, the Republican Congress doesn’t seem to care about many components of the Leftist agenda that are inserted in this budget:

Congressional Republicans are jeopardizing the Second Amendment rights of 4.2 million senior citizens. At the same time, they have voted to funnel tens of millions of dollars to gun control organizations and support other actions that Democrats will love.


February 8, 2018

It appears that there are no politicians in either party (except perhaps for Rand Paul) that care about the massive amounts of debt that they continue to authorize:

McConnell, Ryan, and Trump, are going to be responsible for massive increases in debt. We voted in a Republican President, a Republican House, and a Republican Senate, and it is still not enough, we still cannot get one cent from one program cut.

A smart man remarked over 200 year ago about the nature of our democratic republic: “When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” ― Benjamin Franklin


September 4, 2017

A commentary from firebrand Kurt Schlichter, that provides some very basic observations about the real motivations of the Republicans:

Most Democrat senators and Republican senators have much more in common with each other than with us – to the GOP establishment, Trump’s clearly the bigger threat than a counterpart across the aisle. It also explains why you hear about Bernie supporters who went for Trump instead of Felonia von Pantsuit. That’s the fault line – the desire to keep or destroy this monstrous status quo.

You know, it’s becoming clearer and clearer that the real reason the Republicans don’t want to end the filibuster to allow them to pass legislation is that they would then be expected to pass legislation that their voters want and the GOP establishment doesn’t.


August 27, 2017

So now the former Republican governor of Ohio is so concerned about keeping Democrats in office that he is dispensing free political advice:

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R.) said Sunday that Democrats have a “golden opportunity” to win elections but are squandering it because they can’t figure out how to be anything but against Donald Trump.

Source: Kasich: Democrats Are Blowing ‘Golden Opportunity’ to Win Elections


August 11, 2017

Some pertinent comments from Victor Davis Hanson:

And I don’t see how they’re [Republican Trump-Haters] ever going to come back to the Republican party, and if they think they can impeach or get rid of Trump and they’re gonna save the Republican party, they don’t realize that Trump is the … he’s consequence, he’s not a catalyst. He’s a reflection of a new movement. Of people who were sick of them. And they can’t win without that core. Blue state, blue wall group. And they’re never gonna get it back with John Kasich or John McCain or any of those people… They have a visceral either dislike of people in rural Ohio or the San Joaquin Valley…


July 28, 2017

You’ve heard it before —  Politicians in Washington DC behave the same regardless of the R or D before their name.  Keeping the folks in DC in control of our lives is the default ideology of those in the federal government.

Republicans have long paid lip service to opposing big government when the Democrats are in charge, only to keep the trillions flowing once they take charge.

Republican senators on Wednesday voted to break their seven-year old promise to repeal Obamacare. In a vote on a “clean” repeal bill that would have phased out much of Obamacare’s taxes and spending while leaving its core regulations intact, seven Republicans voted “no,” denying Republicans the 50 votes that would have been required for passage. In 2015, when Republicans passed the identical bill that was vetoed by President Obama, six of those seven Republicans (save Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine) voted in favor of repeal. The reversal of the remaining senators represents a dramatic turnaround.  Here are the names of those senators that flip-flopped on repeal:

  • Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.
  • Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.
  • Dean Heller, R-Nev.
  • John McCain, R-Ariz.
  • Lisa Murkowski R-Alaska
  • Rob Portman, R-Ohio


July 26, 2017

Uh oh, there is bipartisan agreement between Democrats and Republicans.  That usually means one thing:

There’s always a lot of talk about the benefits of reaching across the aisle. In Washington, it seems like cooperation between the two pillars of political power rarely happens. That makes it all the more disheartening when the Democrats and Republicans reach bipartisan agreement, but in a way that suffocates the American people.

Maybe growing the federal government is the only thing the two parties can agree on.

When the two parties come together and agree to increase the size of government at the expense of the everyday consumer it’s time to push back.


July 17, 2017

You’ve read on this site the continued displeasure with politics in Washington and the fact that it’s very hard to distinguish between the Republicans and Democrats.  For example, we have Obamacare that was passed in 2009 without a single Republican vote.  People were not able to keep their own doctors as promised. No one’s premiums went down by $2,500.  For eight years, Republicans campaigned for office to repeal it.  The House voted repeatedly to repeal it. Now that Republicans control the House, Senate, and White House they suddenly cannot do what they promised to do… Why is that?

Here’s another one for you courtesy of the Republicans.  Barbara Comstock, Republican Representative of Virginia, is sponsoring House Bill 257 which conflicts with our First Amendment rights by silencing Americans speaking openly about the threats we face as a nation.  If House Bill 257 is passed into law, you could be jailed for an opinion that defies political orthodoxy with regards to sharia law or radical Islam.

And yet here’s another questionable decision by Republicans: 24 Republicans banded together recently to defeat an amendment which would have ended Obama’s policy of funding “gender-reassignment” surgery for soldiers who want to live as members of the opposite sex.   The Democrat ideology insists that a person’s  gender is defined by their self-assessment and not by their biology.  The belief is that other Americans must agree with people who say they are a member of the opposite sex, and citizens should pay for their gender-changing surgeries.


May 29, 2016

Just last week, 43 Republican members of Congress joined the Democrats to vote for Obama’s transgender agenda. Congress was voting to elevate sexual orientation and gender identity as a protected class garnering special legal privileges… Here is a list of the 43 Republicans who voted for the amendment:

Justin Amash, Mich.
Susan Brooks, Ind.
Mike Coffman, Colo.
Ryan Costello, Pa.
Carlos Curbelo, Fla.
Rodney Davis, Ill.
Jeff Denham, Calif.
Charlie Dent, Pa.
Mario Diaz-Balart, Fla.
Bob Dold, Ill.
Daniel Donovan, N.Y.
Tom Emmer, Minn.
Michael Fitzpatrick, Pa.
Rodney Frelinghuysen, N.J.
Chris Gibson, N.Y.
Joe Heck, Nev.
Will Hurd, Texas
Darrell Issa, Calif.
David Jolly, Fla.
John Katko, N.Y.
Adam Kinzinger, Ill.
Larry Lance, N.J.
Frank LoBiondo, N.J.
Tom MacArthur, N.J.
Martha McSally, Ariz.
Pat Meehan, Pa.
Luke Messer, Ind.
Erik Paulsen, Minn.
Bruce Poliquin, Maine
Tom Reed, N.Y.
David Reichert, Wash.
Jim Renacci, Ohio
Tom Rooney, Fla.
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Fla.
John Shimkus, Ill.
Elise Stefanik, N.Y.
Fred Upton, Mich.
David Valadao, Calif.
Greg Walden, Ore.
Mimi Walters, Calif.
David Young, Iowa
Todd Young, Ind.
Lee Zeldin, N.Y.

Source: Republicans Who Voted for Obama’s Transgender Agenda Spin Vote


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