In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times Wednesday Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger said that conservatives(i.e [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] and the House Freedom Caucus) and talk radio were whipping up peoples anger and dissent in Congress and Washington in general to raise money, not to govern.
In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, Kinzinger blamed radio talk-show hosts and some conservative, GOP-allied political groups for whipping up anger and dissent to raise money — not to govern.
Kinzinger has been a loyal ally of outgoing Speaker [mc_name name=’Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B000589′ ] and House Republican leadership since he first lied to and used the Tea Party wave of 2010 to get elected. While Kinzinger has called what Planned Parenthood has done in its baby body parts business Nazi like, he has had no will to defund the nations largest abortion provider of its $500 million in annual taxpayer subsides.
Kinzinger will fight, even if he is really alone, to advance amnesty for illegal immigrants, but he will not fight for the babies being butchered by Planned Parenthood.
In 2013 he wouldn’t fight to defund Obamacare and attacked Ted Cruz when he tried.
The Jeb Bush for President Co-chair in Illinois, along side former Gov. Jim Edgar(what was Pat Brady not available?), also laughably told the Sun-Times that he’s as conservative as anyone:
“I’m probably as conservative as anybody . . . but I understand in a split government the American people demand that we govern, and unfortunately there are people who make money on us not governing,” Kinzinger said.
“I always say this. Give me an avenue to victory, not just an avenue for a fight,” he added.
There is nothing wrong with advancing the conservative agenda “a few yards at a time,”
It is irksome to no end to hear an amnesty supporting, Boehner loyalist, who is actively trying to make his past support of traditional marriage disappear, and has voted for every one of Boehner and McConnell’s budget, tax, debt, and spending deals, call himself a conservative.
When Kinzinger isn’t doing the bidding of the crony corporatist in trying to keep the Export-Import Bank alive, he’s voting to continue funding for President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty. When he isn’t doing that he’s joining with [mc_name name=’Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’M000303′ ] and [mc_name name=’Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’G000359′ ] to arm the Syrian rebels, who turn around and either join ISIS or Al Qaeda or give them the weapons Kinzinger and company have been lobbying endlessly that they be allowed to have.
But when it comes to defunding Planned Parenthood, defunding Obamacare, stopping executive amnesty, Kinzinger says that’s just not how things get done in Washington.
“They say all we have to do is shut down the federal government and the president will be compelled to be on our side,” which is just not how things work.
He rejects arguments by the hard-liners that “if you shut down the federal government over Obamacare or if you shut down the federal government over Planned Parenthood, then you are really fighting . . . and anything short of that is selling out.”
May I remind the young Mr. Kinzinger that because of government shutdowns in the past we have or had things like a balanced budget, work to welfare reform, and the continuation of key military programs under Reagan.
cross posted from USofArn.com