A Higher Loyalty?

Posted on March 14, 2019 by Robert Ringer


With a number of Republican senators set to vote in support of a House resolution disapproving of President Trump’s emergency declaration over the southern border, they’re putting him in a position where he has no choice but to cast his first veto.  It seems as though no matter how many Flakes and McCains you manage to get rid of, there are always more opposition Republicans waiting in the wings to take their place.

Of course, when Republicans cast their dissenting votes against their own party, their words always make it clear that they believe they are acting out of principle.  They want everyone to know that they’re much more noble than the other members of their party.  So what if they aid the Democrats in their resistance?  The important thing is that they’re following the honorable James Comey’s advice and have chosen “a higher loyalty.”

Sounds nice, I guess, but there’s a huge flaw in the thinking of Republicans who refuse to support the president’s agenda.  While they like to say they were sent to Washington to represent their constituents, they ignore the fact that one of the most important things those constituents sent them to do, as overwhelmingly evidenced by current polls, was help the president get his agenda implemented.

One of the worst excuses the neocon naysayers use to vote against their own party is that if Republicans pass this or that bill, when Democrats regain power they’ll turn right around and use it against Republicans.  Sounds reasonable, but in truth it’s nothing more than a red herring.

Why?  Because the overriding factor they can’t seem to grasp is that we’re at war — literally!  The enemy is working night and day to erase the United States of America as we’ve known it for most of the past 243 years, and you guys are fretting over what a Democratic president might do down the road?

C’mon, man.  Forget the theoretical stuff.  The best way to avoid giving up executive power is to vote like Republicans and not be afraid of what a Democratic president might do in the future.  This is where even the well-meaning Rand Paul gets it wrong.  He spends too much time worrying about the future while the Dirty Dems — even when they don’t control the executive branch — are burning down the country now.

Message to self-righteous Republicans:  Every time one of you guys tries to become the next Jeff Flake, just know that the Dirty Dems are yukking it up behind closed doors — as in, “Suckers!”  This is an emergency, right here and now, so spare us the self-righteousness and speculation about the next Democratic president and grab a fire hose!

To borrow the legendary Robert Shaw’s favorite words from The Sting, “Ya folla?”

Robert Ringer

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35 responses to “A Higher Loyalty?”

  1. Glenn Glenn says:


  2. Carl Ramer says:

    While Gordon Ramsay is best known as a chef, he uses an expression that seems to fit this situation perfectly. When he says "grow a pair" he's not referring to carrots, but testicles. A good comment for more Republicans than just the Whino RINOs.

  3. L. Kimball Romney says:

    Don't fiddle while Rome is burning.

  4. Rick G says:

    I have a few words for these wishy-washy, spineless Republicans whom I refer to as "Republicrats". I'll borrow the lyrics from a famous Ray Charles song, "Hit the road, Jack, and don't you come back no more, no more, no more, no more." You are in the wrong party!

    • lee says:

      Rick G.you and Robert Ringer.Should do as Gordon Ramsay.Says,and run for President.If you can't rely on the Republicans as Ringer says to fight for your freedom.Stop feeling sorry for yourselfs and your crying.And have a Rick G.Robert Ringer ticket.

      • Rick G says:

        I would very much be privileged and honored to run for President with Robert Ringer. I would be his Vice-presidential candidate. That would be awesome.

        Robert Ringer/Rick G. In 2020! Or maybe 2024 when President Trump leaves office (Jan. 2025). Cool! I would be absolutely thrilled beyond belief to meet him and work with him.

        • lee says:

          I can hear Democrats, Republicans,,Libertarians ,Constitutionalist and Independents.And everyone else.Laughing and saying.That's a Trump supporter alright.

      • Rick G says:

        Splendid idea!

  5. Scott theczech says:

    The law of unintended consequences; this is what we get when we, as a oucntry, fail to follow the Constitution. It is unconstitutional to give the executive branch so-called “emergency powers” in the first place. Emergencies and the process for such is provided for in the Constitution. The President should make his case to the American people about border security, request funding from the House of Representatives and if they don’t provide such funding, then the Congress owns the problem…not the President. We can then conclude that it just wasn’t that important to the American People. If it gets totally out of hand, then the President can ask for a declaration of war in order to repel the invasion. If Congress again fails to grant such declaration, then we get what we deserve.

    • Pat says:

      Not correct. If they do not provide the funding, WE THE PEOPLE OWN THE PROBLEM. Because our very lives will still be at risk. This is a genuine emergency, and exactly the kind of thing the government is AUTHORIZED BY THE CONSTITUTION to do, and REQUIRED to do. And if the problem is individuals invading the country, how do you declare war against them? Are we going to start shooting down women and children, and people who simply want to come to work, in cold blood? So what is your plan to protect us? Oh, you are just sounding like a Democrat. Say it ain't so.

      • Pat says:

        The United States has not been destroying south and central American countries. Stop watching CNN! Venezuela destroyed itself with socialism, which I get the impression you support. Children in cages was the result of an Obama policy and the pictures circulating were taken during his administration. Republicans are not to blame for these policies. The wall would prevent the situation to begin with.

      • Rick G says:

        Your Hussein Nobama put "children in cages" and he is a Dirty Dem. And that is a well-known fact.

        President Trump sipports the liberation of Venezuela. I do too.

        You suffer from an acute case of mental disorientation. You need therapy really badly. And most people on here would agree with me. And if not, you need therapy anyway. I don't need their consensus.

        Your antihero, Three Homes Millionaire Mad Scientist B. Sanders, says that people need and want bread lines. He says bread lines are good for people. I think he is borderline brain-dead, along with Problem Child AOC, the Dancing Ho. BS is too old and senile and has no clue as to what is going on around him. He belongs in a nursing home. You can bet that he will never stoop so low as to stand in a "bread line". He did actually say that. I heard and saw him say it. So don't deny it. Don't lie about it. Reality is what it is.

        And AOC's eyes, she's bug-eyed and looks like a giant insect. She's got Bette Davis eyes. Holy sh*t, and those horse teeth! But I wouldn't mind getting a good lap dance from her.

      • Pat says:

        The United States never destroyed any Central American country. Venezuela destroyed itself with socialism, which you appear to favor. The caging of children was a result of an Obama policy, and the pictures being circulated were taken during his administration. The solution to the problem of putting children in cages is the wall. Then it will never be a possibility or an issue in the first place.

      • Pat says:

        The United States never destroyed any Central American country. Venezuela destroyed itself with socialism, which you appear to favor. The caging of children was a result of an O'bama policy, and the pictures being circulated were taken during his administration. The solution to the problem of putting children in cages is the wall. Then it will never be a possibility or an issue in the first place.

      • Scott theczech says:

        I’m not arguing that it is not an emergency, however, whatever the federal governemt does must be within the confines of the Constitution. Further, there are many ways to wage war; in fact wars are actually in the wind-down phase once the shooting starts. Long before infrastructure is destroyed and people are killed lea lanes are interdicted, currency is debased, propoganda is deployed, etc. One of the most effective ways to wage war on an invasion of this type is to remove all incentives for invading: no work, no health care, no education, no food..nada – comprrende? Democrat? Me…? Never!

        • Pat says:

          Protecting our people is constitutional, and is a DUTY under the Constitution. We shouldn't be giving education or health care at taxpayer expense to ANYBODY. But get the Democrats on board with that one, I dare ya! And educational welfare (aka public schools) is the ONE kind of welfare even CONSERVATIVES buy into. Paid for by a system that totally destroys legal property rights.

          A friend used to tell me about the relatives of the deceased talking to the undertaker, and he asked, "Shall I bury the body, cremate it, or send it back home?" And the relatives said, "Take no chances. Do all three."

          So let's do them all. Build the wall, stop welfare payments to non-citizens (and everyone else), and screen them when they come through the portals.

      • lee says:

        He sounds like a typical Trump supporter.Democrats do not want to put children in cages.Or shoot men women and children that want to come here to work.

        • Pat says:

          The photos of children in cages were taking during the administration of the previous president, who was a Democrat. It was Democrat policies that caused that situation. If Democrats don't want to put children in cages, they need to make sure that all children enter the country legally.

  6. Scott theczech says:


  7. Bob says:

    Absolutely correct. Non conforming Democrats need to resign and get real American constitutionalist as replacements!

  8. JIMBO says:

    This dumb Hunky sez:

    The Constitution Article II explicitly assigns the president the power to sign or veto legislation, command the armed forces, ask for the written opinion of their Cabinet, convene or adjourn Congress, grant reprieves and pardons, and receive ambassadors.

    The National Emergencies Act (NEA) (Pub.L. 94–412, 90 Stat. 1255, enacted September 14, 1976, codified at 50 U.S.C. § 1601–1651) is a United States federal law passed to end all previous national emergencies and to formalize the emergency powers of the President.

    The former can only be changed by amendment and the process pertaining thereto. The latter can be changes, as it is statutory law rather than Constitutional law.

    • Scott theczech says:

      Thank you Jimbo. This statute has been challenged in court several times over the years its enactment in 1976. My point was that we ten to enact way too many laws which are often times at odds with the supreme to law of the land, and suffer the negative consequences of such duplicitous activity.

  9. Mark Preston says:

    Ringer: please do not use "neocon". The neo is part of neo-nazi. Seriously, dude.

    • Scott theczech says:

      “Neo” means new or contemporary. I hope Mr Ringer doesn’t acquiesce to the politically correct speech traps of our time!

  10. Pat says:

    You hit a dozen nails on the head. If a Republican I VOTED FOR refuses to vote as a Republican should, supporting a Republican president doing the right thing, then he does NOT REPRESENT ME, and this Republic is about representing the PEOPLE. The higher principle is, DO YOUR JOB, that you were ELECTED TO DO. And if a Democrat wins, it is a GIVEN, a foregone conclusion that he will NOT represent me. We are being taxed without representation. A representative in name only is a fraud.

  11. larajf says:

    I voted for Trump partially because of the Wall. My representatives don't represent me so I didn't expect them to be anything BUT obstructionists (aka whiney 3 year olds throwing a tantrum because they didn't get their way). However, if I had a representative that I expected to support it, and they didn't, I'd be on the phone expressing my extreme disapproval. Some day, I hope to live in a place where I get taxation WITH representation instead of just "hand over the money, and do what we tell you to do."

    • larajf says:

      Yes, more hand over the money and do what you're told. That's why I can't stand the thought of it. #Trump2020 (and how are you doing, Lee! It's a fine spring day here in Silicon Valley)

  12. NZ Steve says:

    Another Conservative perspective on a few current events:
    Editorial: A LEFTIST World Of Insane Double Standards – Galganov.com

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