Mr. Speaker, several weeks ago the House of Representatives voted to strip Planned Parenthood of all taxpayer dollars. Truth be told, that vote would have been difficult to lose, since the November 2010 elections put into the House true conservatives, largely due to the efforts of pro-life and tea-party activists.
Now the rubber hits the road, as the funding must be worked out in conference between the House and the Democrat-controlled Senate. This will be a true test of mettle, as there does exist the possibility of the US government running out of funds for the day-to-day operations.
Remarks made by you to David Brody of CBN News give many concern that you are getting ready to waver in the face of Democrat opposition. You said, “In the short term CR though, our focus is on cutting spending and making sure that we keep the government open. In order to get this through the House and through the Senate and signed by the president by March 4th, we’re not going to take any big chances on the fact that they’re looking for an excuse to shut down the government. Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer they’ve been rooting for a government shutdown. We do not want to give them an excuse to do that.”
Mr. Speaker, of what are you afraid? If the government shuts down, it will be the Democrats who do that, not you. Oh, yes, the mainstream media will try to pin the blame on the Republicans, but bear in mind that those who ushered in the biggest Republican take-over of the House in history do not take seriously the rantings of the Washington Post, New York Times et al. Why would you? Mr. Speaker, we of the pro-life contingent and the Tea Party contingent are sick and tired of vascillation, connivance and compromise with those who do not have at their hearts the best interests of this country, and who care even less about traditional morality and values.
You stated that "what we want to do here is win the war not just win a battle and there will be an opportunity sometime in order to win the big war and we’re looking for that opportunity." Mr. Speaker, that's nonsense. One does not win wars without winning battles, and to forfeit a battle will only weaken our position in the future. Moreover, I'm mystified by your claim that "we're looking for that opportunity." Mr. Speaker, that opportunity has been handed to you on a silver platter. The recent exposes of Planned Parenthood offices throughout the country (some of them within 10 miles of the Capitol) have revealed Planned Parenthood to be an organization hell-bent on harboring child-rapists, sex-slave handlers and pimps - all done with over $363 million of our tax dollars! America is finally waking up to the truth about Planned Parenthood, and the horrible monstrosity that it is! Are you really going to squander that golden opportunity to "keep the government running"?
As I said before, we are tired of playing waiting games. For too long, pro-life activists and other conservatives have been played for chumps - but those days are now long gone. You urged pro-life activists to be "patient". Mr Speaker, no-can-do! For all this "patience" has real costs - human lives. For the love of God, Mr. Speaker, grow a backbone! If the Democrats want to shut down the government because they want a pimp-and-predator protection racket to receive our hard-earned dollars, then let the world see them for the snakes they are! Don't worry about the mainstream media! I remind you that you are Speaker of the House in spite of their machinations and conniving, not because of them.
November 2012 is not that far away. We conservatives won the House, we almost won the Senate; we intend to finish the job in 2012, as well as disinfect the White House. We will be watching, and we will also be alert to replace Republicans who do not stand on principle as opposed to connive for politics. I'm stating a fact. I and many others are most grateful for the House victory a few weeks ago, but we will not be satisified with mere symbolism; we want substance and will accept nothing less.