Republicans are poised to take back the U.S. House of Representatives . That is a good thing: Being in the majority offers oversight power and a powerful check, currently absent in Congress , on an administration recklessly wielding executive power.
Still, most observers expected a larger margin. Granted, it was going to be a big lift to increase the majority dramatically after picking up seats in 2020. Still, despite rampant inflation on groceries, food, fuel, and healthcare, an open border, China on the march, and a woke, weaponized government targeting Americans, we nevertheless left seats on the table.
Why that happened is not just an academic question for cable news talking heads — it’s central to charting our next steps.
The “People’s House” was designed by our founders specifically to speak for the people; that’s why we are limited to two-year terms and vested with the “power of the purse.” For us to earn the people’s support requires more than the pursuit of money, power, and reelection for the sake of it.
Words are not enough. We have to stand for something. We have to fight for something.
Doing so requires a willingness to take on real political risk to fight for the people. It requires taking the kind of political risk Gov. Ron DeSantis has unapologetically taken in Florida — a key to why he crushed his Democratic competition.
We, congressional Republicans, have taken no such political risk thus far. Our leadership has not demonstrated the willingness to use all the tools at our disposal to check a radical White House and fight for the people suffering from its policies. Vaccine mandates continue; rampant spending continues; and blank checks fly out to Ukraine with no accountability as quickly as Congress can write them. Our energy industry continues to suffer and wither. Our borders remain […]
They’re Trying to Shut Us Down
Over the last several months, I’ve lost count of how many times the powers-that-be have tried to shut us down. They’ve sent hackers at us, forcing us to take extreme measures on web security. They sent attorneys after us, but thankfully we’re not easily intimidated by baseless accusations or threats. They’ve even gone so far as to make physical threats. Those can actually be a bit worrisome but Remington has me covered.
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