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Opinion: GOP Politicians in Leadership Positions Have a Chance to Regain Their Influence

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With acts like Senator Ted Cruz’s recent filibuster on the senate floor and others like Rand Paul and Marco Rubio standing up for their values, the old guard GOP has made their disdain clear.

It’s unfortunate that so many senior members of “The Good Old Party” conduct themselves like members of a “good old boys” club.

In 2010 the backlash from the Democrat’s spasm of extreme-far-left policies placed the house back in the hands of the Republicans, and they could have ridden the tea-party wave all the way into the senate and white house in 2012.

They didn’t because the good old boys were not willing to stand up to the Democrats, and continued to just play the old games that the American People no longer accept.

Back then they arranged a “grand bargain” to avert a government shutdown.

If you remember, it was from this bargain that we got sequester, and the grand bargain did nothing but the president’s desires, gutting military funding and having a miniscule cut across the board with which the democrats could use to bludgeon Republicans.

Those of us that had hoped that the GOP would change the course when they were given the house and a good number of seats in the senate saw our faith trampled by an old guard with no desire to fight.

Here we are again, and if John McCain or John Boehner want to start repairing their reputations as spineless Rinos they need to shut the government down and stand for something.

But as they say, it’s hard to teach and old dog new tricks, and just as Obama refuses to recognize any opinion of Americans aside from those that agree with his own, I doubt the good old boys will change.

Andrew Montalvo is a KFYO Talkshow Producer.  Let him know what you think in the comments below.

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