Why Did Speaker Johnson So Totally Betray His Party And Country? If It Walks Like A Bribe And Talks Like A Bribe...
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Saturday was a disaster for America. The ZeroHedge headline is sufficient: House Passes $95 Billion Aid Package For Ukraine, Israel And Taiwan —But Not US Border, by Tyler Durden, April 20, 2024.

How did this happen? Not even a separate Border funding bill, which would have at least flushed out the Treason Lobby RINOs?

How could Speaker Mike Johnson have been induced to capitulate so totally?

A plausible hypothesis was advanced in ‘What do they have’: MTG, Tucker Carlson claim House Speaker Mike Johnson is being blackmailed into funding Ukraine, by Katherine Huggins, Daily Dot, April 4, 2024.

“Do you think he is being blackmailed?” Carlson asked.

“I have no idea. I can’t comprehend, Tucker, what radically changes a man,” she replied…How did Christian conservative Mike Johnson go from being a Christian conservative, voting that way, legislating that way to the Speaker of the House that actually funds that agenda. I mean what in the world happens?”

Of course this is certainly a logical possibility. But ever since Speaker Bob Livingston was destroyed in 1998 at the beginning of the Clinton impeachment battle it has been clear that the ancient D.C. truce was over. Attacks over private life issues on political opponents are to be expected—at least for Republicans. If Johnson had any weakness, why on earth would he have taken the risk?

Personally I think the answer is obvious: bribery.

Americans have to face the ugly truth that bribery is playing a bigger role in U.S. politics than ever—at least since the Railroad boom in the Gilded Age created famous opportunities for graft.

But back then businessmen were buying commercial privileges. Now we have billionaires buying foreign policy. (And immigration policy too, driven I believe in most cases by ethnic predilections rather than economics.)

Since at least the Obama Administration, the behavior of the Congressional Republicans has become increasingly odd. This has been particularly true in the more voter-susceptible House. Issues evocative to their voters were simply ignored. In 2011, after Obama’s law-flouting Administrative Amnesty Coup, their inaction caused me to observe in Immigration And Administrative Amnesty: What Specter Is Haunting The GOP?

The analogy is to the well-known procedure of finding new planets by considering gravitational fields and orbital paths.

 There is something out there exerting terrifying force on all of these people. Even the Presidency, apparently, is not a big enough prize. What are they afraid of? Can the Chamber of Commerce really be so powerful? 

This curious pattern became increasingly glaring over foreign policy, too. In 2013 in Syria: Why Are Boehner And Cantor Defying Base And Ignoring Country? Because They Have ADD! I was even able to quote RedState:

Regardless of your feelings on Obama’s harebrained planned[sic] for military intervention in Syria, you have to look askance at why John Boehner and Eric Cantor decided to support the authorization to use military force in Syria when 80% (+/-) of Americans oppose the deal…

and I was able to answer:

Already by February Adelson had paid $5 million each into PACS controlled by Boehner and Cantor as discussed in Sheldon Adelson gives $5M to Eric Cantor-backed super PAC, by Robin Bravender, Politico, 7/15/12. Who knows what has changed hands or been promised now?

Not that Adelson is alone as we learn in Adelson New Obama Ally as Jewish Groups Back Syria Strike By Julie Bykowicz & Jonathan D. Salant Bloomberg Sep 4, 2013 

ADD was my shorthand for Adelson Dollar Disorder, a tribute to the outsized influence over the GOP wielded by casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson for well over a decade until his death in 2021: And So Farewell To Sheldon Adelson—Zionist Activist; Immigration Enthusiast (But Only For U.S); Chinese Asset?

Unfortunately there are plenty of billionaires all too happy to keep Adelson’s standard flying. I discussed one such recently in Is NeoCon Billionaire Paul Singer Buying Democrats A House Majority To Ban Trump From Ballot?  Singer’s donations kept Nikki Haley’s wrecking campaign going so long.

To most, it might seem incredible that major turning points in a nation’s history could be influenced by bribery. But it seems to be so.  Merkel: Gone Mad—Or Bribed? GOP Example Suggests The Latter discussed Angela Merkel’s still amazing 2015 decision to override European Union policy and admit millions of Muslims, with predictably terrible results, and considered the general issue.

I noted there that the British after the fall of France in 1940 paid a high Spanish general 2 million pounds sterling (140 million pounds today) to keep Spain from allying with Germany.

The spectacle of an elected politician doing something totally against the preferences of her own base and manifestly in contradiction to the interests of her nation requires a powerful explanation.

If it looks like a duck, walks like duck, quacks like duck…it’s probably a duck.

Quack, quack, Speaker Johnson.

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