Good Day To Be A Conservative

sunshineToday it feels good to be a conservative.  Heck I might even claim the Republicans again for the first time in a long while.

Last week John Boehner finally listened to the people and decided to stand his ground against the intransigent, ideologue Democrats.  Many weak-kneed squishy Republicans spent the last few weeks hiding under their desks, afraid to be “blamed” for fighting a program that they know is harmful to the nation – and even they have now sheepishly joined the fray.

Then Ted Cruz jumped to the front of the battle, his brave filibuster inspiring everyone on the right side to finally stand up.  Well, almost everybody – John McCain showed us why it’s probably a good thing he was defeated in his presidential run.  Cruz was still making perfect sense and a compelling argument against the Train Wreck after a physically grueling 21 hours on his feet at the microphone.

How refreshing to finally see some leadership in the GOP.  It’s about damn time!  Where were the Ted Cruz’s during the last two presidential elections?  Will we ever learn the futility of running milk-toast candidates?

Today the federal government is shut down.  Oh, we know that it’s a charade.  We aren’t really going to stop, or even slow federal spending.  In a few weeks the federal employees who are now furloughed will receive full back-pay – it’s just another paid vacation to them.   The grants will still flow, the cronies will line up at the trough, and we conservatives will still be branded as hard-hearted meanies and racists for even questioning the insanity.

But today there is big-time symbolic significance.   Finally somebody has gathered the fortitude to Just Say No.

It’s a good day to be a conservative in America.  There may be hope after all.

Tom Balek – Rockin’ On the Right Side

Rockin' On the Right Side

Good day sunshine!
Good day sunshine!
I need to laugh, and when the sun is out
I’ve got something I can laugh about!

Good Day Sunshine – the Beatles

4 thoughts on “Good Day To Be A Conservative

  1. Thanks for good sense commentary and observation as always Tom. This was a nice read over here in NC as I shut down for some evening rest. But as usual, we both know that conservatives are being labeled many not so nice things by the all-knowing liberals and uninformed angry Obama worshipers. If being a Patriot is a bad thing, so be it. Good night and keep up the great work!

  2. It IS refreshing to see the Republicans finally stand up and do what they were ELECTED to do- hold the power of the purse. Omnibus bills are not the way to pass budgets. For all the years of our nation we passed funding bills one department at a time until the liberal left came up with the omnibus bill idea. Suddenly the lefts idea- omnibus bills that force legislators to vote for all or nothing- are the way of doing business and passing budgets responsibly is a gimmick!! I hope the American public will get educated on how spending bills are supposed to get passed and how separation of powers works. The House members were elected and have just as much power as the Senate – they have the power of the purse- the right to start money bills. Education Lady

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