As the left goes into overdrive attacking every worthwhile institution across America, supplanting the ideals of America's Founding Fathers with moral debasement and the vilest precepts of the Marxist/Globalists, it is becoming increasingly apparent that their single most useful "weapon" is the entrenched RINO fifth column that enables them. At crucial junctures, when Conservatism is on the verge of a defining victory, the leftist Democrats can almost always count on enough RINO traitors to derail Conservative momentum, and give the advantage back to the left.
Such is the nature of the ongoing battles within several "Red" state legislatures, where voters naively assumed that by electing Republicans, they had put fellow Patriots into office to rein in absurd levels of spending and fight to restore and preserve cherished freedoms. Unfortunately, such principles are too often betrayed by those they elected who are then more difficult to remove from power, on account of the inherent advantages and momentum of "incumbency."
The disaster at the Southern Border is a textbook example of this pattern on the national level, where Congressional and Senate Republicans could fight the appalling and dangerous open borders policy of the leftists, but the GOP just doesn't have the stomach to put the interests of "We the People" first. The betrayals and dirty tricks of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, aided and abetted by the likes of Liz Cheney and Mitt Romney, are apparently serving as a playbook for RINO treachery much closer to home.
In particular, Establishment RINOs regard the many state Freedom Caucuses as their real enemy, attacking them with a vigor and determination they never exhibit towards Democrats. By such actions, they prove themselves to be the archetypical "Swamp Creatures" about whom President Trump issued dire warnings. Indeed, leftists want to destroy America, but in the end it's the RINOs who prove most valuable to their success.
In a situation currently unfolding in Missouri, the actions of the State Senate "leadership" against Freedom Caucus members rival any dirty tricks we have witnessed from the leftist Democrats in Washington. And unless the good people of the "Show Me State" wake up to the contemptible nature of these RINOs, the fact that Missouri has a "Red" majority in both houses will prove to be meaningless. It is still the leftist Democrats who will continue to call the shots.
Recently, State Senators and Freedom Caucus members Bill Eigel, Denny Hoskins, Rick Brattin, and Andrew Koenig came under direct attack from Senate President Pro Tem Caleb Rowden, and Senate Majority Floor Leader Cindy O'Laughlin, who stripped them of committee chairmanships, slashed their staff budgets, and stooped to such puerile antics as taking away their parking spots at the Capitol in Jefferson City. They have even been threatened with expulsion from the Senate.
The offense of those four Senators, by which they brought such wrath upon themselves, was their willingness to stand firm on the Senate floor, unapologetically fighting for a major piece of legislation pertaining to ballot initiative petition reform. Apparently, striving to ensure that the Missouri Constitution isn't up for sale to the highest out-of-state bidder is now deemed a punishable crime in the eyes of establishment Republicans!
In a tactic right out of the leftist/Democrat playbook, Rowden and O'Laughlin have actually attempted to play the "victim" card, accusing the four Freedom Caucus members of being "Swamp Creatures." Either Rowden and O'Laughlin are clueless as to the real meaning of the term or, being RINOs and holding the people of Missouri in total contempt, they believe such buzzwords can reflexively generate hostility towards the Freedom Caucus among that gullible "peasantry" at the grassroots.
No doubt Rowden and O'Laughlin will instantly hide behind such platitudes as "party unity" and "building bridges" as they consistently undermine genuine Conservative efforts in the State House. In fact, they have stalled such defining legislation as defunding the radical pro-abort organization "Planned Parenthood," and other fundamental conservative legislation that reflects the stated ideals of the Missouri Republican Party Platform.
It is worth mentioning here that another underlying motive could actually be driving the treachery of Rowden, O'Laughlin, and their kind. Senator Eigel is running for this year's open Missouri Governorship, since Mike Parson, the current governor has stated his decision not to seek re-election. As a fearless Conservative, Senator Eigel promises to shake things up in Jefferson City in much the same manner that President Trump rattled cages within the fetid swamp waters of Washington D.C.
Among other seismic shifts promised by Senator Eigel is his intention to abolish the tax on privately owned vehicles. Predictably, the entrenched political class at the Capitol is outraged. Rather than tightening its own outlandish spending habits, the legislature is content to keep demanding that the common citizens do with less, in order to feed its ravenous appetite.
So it would make perfect sense that the real "Swamp Creatures," epitomized by Rowden, O'Laughlin, and all the other RINO sycophants whom they deem to be in "good standing," would prefer to deny Missouri Patriots the victory and benefits of Freedom Caucus efforts, rather than give them a win which might bolster the political aspirations of Senator Eigel. As with the Biden Cabal border disaster, too many public officeholders are perfectly willing to see their fellow Americans harmed, if Conservatism can be thwarted, and the self-serving interests of the "ruling class" advanced instead.
The Missouri Gubernatorial primary election takes place on August 6 of this year. So the people have an opportunity to rebuff the dirty deeds of the "politics as usual" crowd, support a Freedom Caucus hero like Bill Eigel, and begin regaining control of their destiny in the American Heartland.
Christopher G. Adamo is a lifelong conservative from the American Heartland. He has been involved in grassroots and state-level politics for many years, seeking to restore and uphold the Judeo-Christian principles on which our Nation was founded. His book, "Rules for Defeating Radicals," is the "Go To" guide for effectively confronting and overcoming the dirty tricks of the political left. It is available at Amazon.