Daniel Webster, 'conservative' for speaker, excites base with talk of regularized processes

Daniel Webster is the so-called conservative candidate for speaker of the House.  Well, compared to Kevin McCarthy he is conservative.  McCarthy gets a 45%, or an F, from ConservativeReview.com.  Webster, on the other hand, gets a 63%, or a D.  So what does this D-grade conservative promise us if elected speaker?

Webster views his plan for making a member-driven, principle-based system rather than a power-based system as much better for the long haul for a troubled Congress. If you don’t, power and principle cannot co-exist. You can either have one, or you can have the other. But not both. Principle says it’s not who put forth an idea. It’s not the position of the person who put forth an idea, it’s not the longevity of the person or the party of the person. That’s not what it is at all. In a power system, that’s the way it works. But in a principle system, it’s what it says. So an idea is judged on what an item, a bill, an amendment—whatever it is—says as opposed to who the sponsor is.

"...we ought to lay out a plan and say okay, here’s the ones we should do right away. Some might take longer. But you lay out a plan and say a three-year plan or a two-year plan and say this is what we can do. We can do the transportation packages like the highway bill and the water bill and we can do some of these other areas—a farm bill—whatever it is, we lay out a schedule and we put that committee to work to do that. And in the end there’s a stick—and the stick is we’re going to enforce the rule. You cannot fund a provision that has not been reauthorized. If you don’t put it in place now, and you wait and say  if you don’t get them done by this day and this time, then we’re going to enforce it. And I think that becomes the stick phase to get this done."

There's a lot that Webster has to say in his interview with Breitbart but I will spare you.  It's all doubletalk that means nothing.  Every speaker, including Boehner, promises that, if elected, that he will run things more fairly.  In the rest of the Breitbart interview, Webster spends hundreds of words saying nothing, talking generically about process.

It's not that process is unimportant; currently, the speaker pushes bills that a majority of Republicans would not support.  That's bad process.

But much more important than process are values and plans of actions.  And nowhere in the 1,900-word interview with Breitbart does Webster mention confronting Obama on any of the following:

o on funding Obamacare

o on funding abortion mills like Planned Parenthood

o on acquiescing on the Iran nuclear deal

o on continuing to fund Obama's illegal amnesty

o on increasing government spending and giving Obama 100% of what he requests

o any willingness to go to the brink and have a so-called "government shutdown" if Obama refuses to compromise

These are the sort of things we want to hear, not novellas about "process."  And this D-grade "conservative" says not a word about them.

Daniel Webster has zero chance of being elected speaker.  Try not to weep too much for him when he loses.

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.

Daniel Webster is the so-called conservative candidate for speaker of the House.  Well, compared to Kevin McCarthy he is conservative.  McCarthy gets a 45%, or an F, from ConservativeReview.com.  Webster, on the other hand, gets a 63%, or a D.  So what does this D-grade conservative promise us if elected speaker?

Webster views his plan for making a member-driven, principle-based system rather than a power-based system as much better for the long haul for a troubled Congress. If you don’t, power and principle cannot co-exist. You can either have one, or you can have the other. But not both. Principle says it’s not who put forth an idea. It’s not the position of the person who put forth an idea, it’s not the longevity of the person or the party of the person. That’s not what it is at all. In a power system, that’s the way it works. But in a principle system, it’s what it says. So an idea is judged on what an item, a bill, an amendment—whatever it is—says as opposed to who the sponsor is.

"...we ought to lay out a plan and say okay, here’s the ones we should do right away. Some might take longer. But you lay out a plan and say a three-year plan or a two-year plan and say this is what we can do. We can do the transportation packages like the highway bill and the water bill and we can do some of these other areas—a farm bill—whatever it is, we lay out a schedule and we put that committee to work to do that. And in the end there’s a stick—and the stick is we’re going to enforce the rule. You cannot fund a provision that has not been reauthorized. If you don’t put it in place now, and you wait and say  if you don’t get them done by this day and this time, then we’re going to enforce it. And I think that becomes the stick phase to get this done."

There's a lot that Webster has to say in his interview with Breitbart but I will spare you.  It's all doubletalk that means nothing.  Every speaker, including Boehner, promises that, if elected, that he will run things more fairly.  In the rest of the Breitbart interview, Webster spends hundreds of words saying nothing, talking generically about process.

It's not that process is unimportant; currently, the speaker pushes bills that a majority of Republicans would not support.  That's bad process.

But much more important than process are values and plans of actions.  And nowhere in the 1,900-word interview with Breitbart does Webster mention confronting Obama on any of the following:

o on funding Obamacare

o on funding abortion mills like Planned Parenthood

o on acquiescing on the Iran nuclear deal

o on continuing to fund Obama's illegal amnesty

o on increasing government spending and giving Obama 100% of what he requests

o any willingness to go to the brink and have a so-called "government shutdown" if Obama refuses to compromise

These are the sort of things we want to hear, not novellas about "process."  And this D-grade "conservative" says not a word about them.

Daniel Webster has zero chance of being elected speaker.  Try not to weep too much for him when he loses.

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.