With Republicans like these…

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With Republicans like these…

I’m not really sure what to say. It feels like Groundhog Day again. We’ve just been here before too many times. Sen. Rand Paul’s tweet from Wednesday summed it up well:

“It’s a good thing we have Republican control of Congress or the Democrats might bust the budget caps, fund planned parenthood and Obamacare, and sneak gun control without due process into an Omni…wait, what?”
But that’s exactly what happened. The only difference is, the GOP RINOs don’t have Obama and Pelosi and Reid and Schumer to blame. The same people who objected so loudly to the Obama omnibus bills and the Obama trillion-dollar deficits are the ones who WROTE and PUSHED this horrible bill through!

With Republicans like these…

Yes, Republicans got a big increase in the military budget, but at what cost? And who is going to pay? Again, look at what the GOP omnibus does:

CREATES A MORE THAN A $1 TRILLION deficit — the second largest in American history — under a GOP Congress and a GOP President.

DOES NOT FUND the Border Wall (token funding for 33 miles of “border fencing”)

DOES NOT DE-FUND Sanctuary Cities even one dollar!

DOES NOT DE-FUND Planned Parenthood, which receives about $500 million of our taxpayer dollars every year!

ERODED our Second Amendment rights without a real debate on the issue.

Again…

With Republicans like these…

If the contents of the omnibus aren’t bad enough, the way GOP leadership rammed the bill through Congress was, well, just like Obama-Pelosi-Reid. They met behind closed doors and then at the 11th hour, unveiled a massive 2,232-page bill that nobody had read. Then, they allowed just a few hours before voting began.

It was so Obama-like, except one thing. These GOP RINO leaders made their deal with DEMOCRATS, not the conservatives in their own party. Then, they pushed the bill through, all the while with Pelosi and Schumer boasting about the Democrat victory! Which got me thinking…

With Republicans like these… who needs Democrats?

Sure, I could feel President Trump’s angst as he announced he had signed the bill quite reluctantly. I believe him when he says he’s outraged by the process. I want to believe him when he says he’ll never do this again.

But President Trump missed what would have been a historic and legendary moment. All he had to do was stroll up to the podium and announce he was vetoing the bill altogether and telling Congress to go back to the drawing board with a specific set of demands.

But it also got me thinking…

With Republicans like these…

…your voice and my voice are needed now more than ever!

What you and I do to STAND for liberty and limited government and to STAND for “America First” policies and to STAND for the end of the bankrupting of our nation’s future is MORE IMPORTANT NOW THAN IT WAS EVEN DURING THE OBAMA YEARS.

In fact, even as we look around, we’re shocked at how few Republicans are willing to stand up to their RINO leadership, which is undermining everything President Trump is trying to accomplish.

Here at Grassfire, our commitment has never changed. We stand for liberty and limited government. We have been strong supporters of the “Make America Great Again” agenda. I would say we’ve done as much as any similar group to inform and equip citizens to take a stand for America and against the hostile attacks on our culture and way of life. I even wrote a book a year before the election predicting Trump’s victory, and I just published another book highlighting how the Trump Presidency is a revolutionary game changer.

But after this week’s events, one thing is clear…

We, as patriotic Americans insisting on liberty and limited government, must do more! We must be LOUDER. We must be MORE ORGANIZED. We must have BETTER GRASSROOTS TOOLS. And we must be willing to never, ever, ever get invited to all those parties and insider meetings that take place among the Beltway Establishment Swamp as they conspire (yes, conspire) to keep America on a path of economic and cultural decline.

So today, I’m asking for your help.

In recent months, Grassfire has been in a battle for our organizational life. I believe it’s because we are considered outsiders even to the GOP because we dare to take a stand for liberty and limited government no matter the cost.

And the cost has been high! We have had to cut our staff and trim everything we can possibly trim just to keep the Grassfire voice in this battle. It’s been a tough fight. When we publish memes like the one pictured above to our 1.3 million Facebook network, I’m pretty sure we’re not getting any warm birthday greetings from the D.C. Swamp.

But after this week, I believe this Grassfire network of patriotic Americans is more vital to preserving this great nation and making America great again right now than at any time in our history!

That’s why I’m re-doubling my commitment to making Grassfire the BEST place and the MOST EFFECTIVE network for patriotic Americans to connect and engage on the key issues of our day. We are re-thinking everything we’ve done since our founding more than 15 years ago, and big changes are coming, including better, easier-to-use tools to help you engage directly in these key debates.

These changes are not incremental. We are on the verge of implementing a major shift in the way Grassfire team members — and I believe patriotic Americans in general — can impact the debate.

In a very real way, we are risking all that we’ve built to re-invest and re-imagine grassroots-citizen engagement in this highly volatile and fast-moving political and cultural climate.

Despite the challenges, and despite the open betrayal by GOP “leaders” this week, I’ve never been more excited about what we can do together.

But right now, I need your help in a special way.

The changes we’re putting in place require a significant additional financial commitment above and beyond our normal budget. I’m not talking about hundreds of thousands of dollars, but between now and the end of this month, our real need is about $10,000.

I have nowhere else to turn (especially after our latest Facebook post, skewering Ryan and McConnell!).

So I’m turning to you and the faithful core of Grassfire friends and partners who have made this unique and dynamic network of more than a million patriotic Americans one of the best and brightest hopes for restoring this great land.

Here’s what I’m asking you to do…

If you agree that we need strong, independent voices for liberty that are FREE from any control by the D.C. Swamp, would you consider making a special contribution to Grassfire right now to help meet our critical budget need so we can fight even stronger? Go here now.

If you can help with a contribution of ANY AMOUNT, I want you to have a new ReSticker we made just for this occasion. (Go here to see. I think you’ll get the point immediately).

Finally, THANK YOU for all you are doing to stand for liberty and limited government — and to insist on nothing less than a shift in our nation that will make America great again.

God bless you, and may God bless America!

Steve Elliott, Grassfire

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