In a move reminiscent of the Republican “Contract With America” in 1994, House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) recently announced his party’s “Commitment to America” in an effort to reclaim the U.S. House in November.
That would mean taking the gavel away from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and replacing her with a Republican.
McCarthy told Fox News in an Op-Ed, “As voters assess what Congress did for them over the last two years, the record of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic Party majority is abysmal.”
He then detailed Democrats’ “most serious derelictions” one-by-one:
- They orchestrated the most baseless, rushed and partisan impeachment in U.S. history.
- They support defunding the police, defunding border patrol and shrinking our military budget.
- They obstructed financial relief for the American people throughout the pandemic, demanding passage of an unrelated liberal wish list instead.
Democrats hold the majority with 232 seats, while Republicans hold 198 seats in the House. There are four vacancies and one Libertarian, Rep. Justin Amash.
According to McCarthy, here’s what his party offers:
“Without question,” he writes, “we must and we will defeat COVID-19 and keep America healthy.
“To restore our way of life,” McCarthy continues, “we will work to triple rapid testing nationwide, deliver a vaccine that is safe, effective, and available by the end of the year, protect individuals with pre-existing conditions, and invest in therapeutics while lowering drug prices across the board.
“Compounding the national challenge caused by the pandemic are the job losses and small-business closures it has brought on across our nation,” he adds.
“To rebuild our economy, we will commit to get America working again and add 10 million new jobs through proven, pro-growth policies,” McCarthy vows. “That starts with $200 billion in forgivable loans to local businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program. This program, which I call our Marshall Plan for Main Street, has already saved 51 million jobs and can still save more. Democrats’ continued refusal to pass more relief over politics will only take our economy backward.”
There could be more, specifically to bring out the “gun vote” which will be crucial in this year’s election. Democrats, led by Joe Biden, have promised sweeping restrictions on gun owners should they win. If Republicans re-take the House and retain the Senate, they need to quickly take up national reciprocity and this time get it passed in the U.S. Senate.
Republicans must continue acting on President Donald Trump’s nominations to the federal bench, and fill any vacancies arising on the Supreme Court with constitutional justices who will take up more Second Amendment cases and nullify Draconian gun control laws.
This would advance the effort, perhaps best explained by Alan Gottlieb at the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, to “make the Second Amendment great again.”
Only those who pre-register will be able to get the FREE “Second Amendment Digital Library,” Gottlieb noted.
Republicans need to understand the press is not going to like them, so do what’s right rather than what they hope will get a favorable headline.
And they need to stop acting like politicians. President Trump presided over historic peace agreements which had long been promised by previous administrations, but never delivered. There’s a theory this was made possible because Trump approached the challenge as a businessman, rather than a politician.
Business people like results so they can move on to the next chore. Politicians like to perpetuate problems so they have something to promise for the next election victory, and therefore nothing gets accomplished.
The election in November may boil down to a choice between doing the political thing, or doing the right thing.
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