by Renee Parsons
At risk of rehashing the obvious after the November mid term, there was nothing subtle about the 2022 Election Steal which revealed itself as brazen, corrupt and confident as any Banana Republic knowing there would be little to no legal or disciplinary action. We now know how deeply committed the Establishment Republicans (also known as RINOs) are to obliterate the America First (AF) movement, its agenda, its candidates and its prime mover President Donald J. Trump.
The margins of victory in Florida may be attributed to electoral reforms such as bans on drop boxes, ballot harvesting, unlimited mail in votes and banning a slush fund of ballots while the rest of the country is forced to deal with days of slow walking ballots, always a Red Flag to a corrupt election, until enough are collected to assure victory.
While the Election loss was not just a rebuff of Trump and its America First policies; it was also about the RNC’s lack of guidance and warning to first time candidates about how to forestall electoral integrity challenges, to identify ‘dirty tricks’ and provide its candidates with the necessary tools to run a competitive race. If it wasn’t the RNC’s job to provide that information to candidates, whose responsibility was it? The RNC failed in its mission and its leadership should be immediately removed with an accounting of how millions and millions of campaign dollars were frittered.
It could not be more clear or more critically essential for America Firsters to morph the negative electoral results inside out asap and make their move on the duplicitous Establishmentarians which has been many years in the making and equally overdue. The AFers need to be willing to conduct open political conflict, and, when necessary, to publicly challenge the RINOS hierarchical positions of power and eliminate their false credibility which is little more than a pr gimmick.
The Establishmentarians continue to comport themselves as if they solely own the Republican party and that November 8th was merely the whisper of a complaint rather than six million voters rejecting RINO corruption and its campaign to devastate efforts to preserve home-grown freedom and liberty. As a result of the November election, AFers now know they have the American people on their side while the Establishmentarians are on a par with and frequently in cahoots with the cultural Marxist evil-doers.
As the real vote for Speaker of the House will occur when the new Session of Congress convenes on January 3rd , Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s votes fell short of the 218 required. In addition, Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn) was rewarded as Whip despite a notable lack of performance in 2022 mid term elections as Chair of the Republican National Committee.
Given that McCarthy can take considerable credit for the loss of red wave House candidates who were deliberately denied funding (Sabatini and Loomer in Florida, Kent in Washington, Gibbs in Michigan, Majewski in Ohio, Leavitt in New Hampshire, Hines in North Carolina among others) while primary opponents benefitted from McCarthy’s largesse, why would the Republican caucus reward an antagonistic AF individual to a leadership role? What message does that send to the AF rank and file throughout the country?
Two votes for McCarthy included Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Oh), a supporter of GOP leadership and Big Tech and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-SC) who have both publicly aligned with McCarthy. To further complicate the Speaker squabble, the latest speculation is that MTG, who is completing her first term in the House, has endorsed McCarthy in order to become a ‘shadow’ to McCarthy as Speaker which raises the question whether the election of any of the potential AF candidates would have elbowed MTG off the stage as a star as any of those elected newbies would naturally assume a featured role on Bannon’s War Room, receive considerable media attention and attendance at national conferences.
While Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Az) announced his candidacy for Speaker, McCarthy received 188 votes with 31 for Biggs. How will those 188 Republicans vote on January 3rd and will they be willing to risk their reputations or credibility with the AF movement which has proven to have deep associations and deep loyalty? While the AF activists are decidedly anti McCarthy for his failure to support Trump regarding January 6 and lack of support for its House candidates, they are already very closely monitoring every nuance of the Speaker contest.
This is but one indication, a first opportunity for the Republican House which now controls the House Committee structure, ability to issue subpoenas and conduct investigations, to prove itself as bona fide representatives of America First policies rather than the usual bobbing head, go-along, get-along Member of Congress who support the Marxist global cabal.
On the Senate side, more than a dozen Senators requested that the Senate leader vote be delayed until the Walker-Warnock runoff is decided on December 6. Current Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell promptly denied the request. In a secret ballot, McConnell was elected 31-10-1 with Senators Marco Rubio (Fl), Ted Cruz (Tx), Josh Hawley (Mo.), Ron Johnson (Wisc.), Lindsay Graham (SC), Mike Braun (Ind.) and Mike Lee (Utah) publicly declaring their opposition as Rick Scott (Fl) directly challenged McConnell as Minority Leader. Scott was promptly removed as Chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Also elected to Senate Republican leadership were RINOs Sen. Joni Ernst (Iowa) as Policy Chair, Senate Republican Conference Chair Sen. John Barrasso (Wyo.), Sen. John Thune (SD) as Whip, Sen. Steve Daines (Mont) replaces Scott as head of the Republican Senatorial Committee, and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.) will become Vice Chair of the Republican Conference Committee.
Similar to McCarthy’s arbitrary dismissal of America First House candidates, McConnell also pulled funds from Senate candidates Blake Masters in Arizona, Kelly Tshibaka in Alaska and Don Boldoc in New Hampshire amidst other problematic electioneering discrepancies.
In the overwhelming Republican state of Alaska, Democrats and RINOs hustled voter approval of a ranked-choice option without voter understanding its full implications (which in reality skews voter choice), thereby handing its one House seat to a Democrat as it is expected that RINO Senator Lisa Murkowski may be ‘re-elected.’
As American elections are now rigged not just through problematic machinery but via government-coordinated censorship, it is now up to America First voters to monitor House and Senate shenanigans and respond accordingly in support of the AF agenda.
Soon after the Senate leadership vote, Sen. Rick Scott spoke out: “I ran for leader because Republican leaders in the Senate routinely cave in and allow Schumer and Biden to win. It’s happening all the time. This has got to stop. This is a new era where Republicans actually give voters a positive reason for voting for them is coming…”
Renee Parsons served on the once prestigious ACLU’s Florida State Board of Directors and as president of the ACLU Treasure Coast Chapter. She has been an elected public official in Colorado, staff in the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender, an environmental lobbyist for Friends of the Earth and a staff member of the US House of Representatives in Washington DC. She can be found at firstname.lastname@example.org