Today both the Mississippi legislature and the US Congress are back in session. We found it very interesting that Y’all Politics had this to say about the political Opening Day: “Guard your wallets, your children, your businesses, your vote and your sanity, Mississippi!” How is it that a political website that fought as hard as they could for the status quo, and will do so again in elections this year, could dare say such a thing? Excuse me but it is the TEA PARTY and folks like Chris McDaniel, Melanie Sojourner, Angela Hill, and Michael Watson who are at the forefront of seeking change in this state and in this country, while folks at Y’all seek to keep the same ole trains running. So please spare us the complaints!
Speaking of change, the movement to oust John Boehner as Speaker of the House fell just a few votes short today. In all, 25 members voted against him. Although that was the biggest rebellion against a sitting Speaker since the 1860s, it was not enough to deny him the majority and force a second ballot. All three Mississippi Republican congressmen supported the Speaker. No shock there. But what is shocking is that of the 50 new members, many of whom campaigned on opposing Boehner, only one stuck to principle and cast a ballot for someone else. That is not a good sign of things to come. If we can’t oust a man who is hostile to conservatism and to conservative members, as he has shown not only in the past but also today, then we will only reap more rotten fruit. We cannot continue to elect the same politicians every year and hope for a different result. As Einstein once said, that’s insanity.