Most Conservatives are going out of their minds right about now.
In 2012, Republicans told us, if we gave them the House, they could stop Obama. Nope. It didn’t happen. They failed. In 2014, Republicans told us they needed the Senate to stop Obama. We gave them the Senate, but it didn’t stop Obama. They failed. Then, in 2016, they asked us to give them the White House. Republicans said they would REPEAL Obamacare. So, far from what we can see…that has failed too!
So much for Republicans controlling the House, Senate and White House. It’s been almost 10 years since that happened. We even elected an “outsider” – Donald Trump, to go to Washington, D.C. and “Drain the Swamp.” Well, it looks like the drain must still be clogged.
H/T Western Journalism:
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter slammed President Donald Trump and other Republicans in Washington over their decision to pass the much-maligned $1.1 trillion spending bill.
“If this is the budget deal we get when Republicans control the House, the Senate and the presidency, there’s no point in ever voting for a Republican again,” wrote Coulter in a column titled, “Swamp People: 47; Trump: 0.”
Coulter singled out House Speaker Paul Ryan and Trump’s budget director Mick Mulvaney, calling the latter “ridiculously chipper” and lambasting Ryan’s capitulation to Democratic pressure.
“Not only is there no funding for a wall, but — thanks to the deft negotiating skills of House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., — the bill actually prohibits money from being spent on a wall.”
The bill, almost wholeheartedly rejected by conservative pundits, fully funds Planned Parenthood, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Iran deal, and explicitly rejects funding for Trump’s famous border wall.
Ryan, for his part, bragged that the deal — which funds the government through September — expanded funding for the military and for border security, despite not dedicating any money toward a border wall.
“We have boosted resources for our defense needs without corresponding increases in non-defense spending,” Ryan told reporters.
Coulter criticized Republican efforts to reach across the aisle, echoing sentiments from GOP voters who are frustrated with such attempts.
“Republicans’ idea is always to surrender this time, in hopes that their gentlemanliness will be rewarded by their mortal enemies next time,” Coulter wrote. “Then, next time comes, and Republicans again surrender in hopes of currying favor with the Democrats and the media for the next time.”
Bloomberg said the compromise reads more like an “Obama administration-era spending bill than a Trump one.” The bill will provide a $2 billion influx to the National Institutes of Health, $990 million for famine aid, along with a $1.1 billion boost for disaster recovery funds.
To conservatives, Trump’s decision to back the spending bill is his second swing and miss after he backed the GOP health care plan, which tanked his approval ratings as well as those of GOP congressman.
As Ann Coulter wrote,
“We’re not winning. We’re losing, and we’re losing on the central promise of Trump’s campaign. How would Trump, the businessman, react if an underling charged with developing a new golf course could never break ground?”
In addition to Coulter, Conservative radio-talk show host, Rush Limbaugh stated,
“Obamacare gets funded. Sanctuary cities get funded. The EPA gets funded through September. Planned Parenthood gets funded. The wall does not. So if you’re asking yourself, ‘Why am I voting Republican?’ you have a good question.”
Rush went on to say,
” … it is obvious, for whatever reasons — and we can get into them — the Republican Party has no intention of defunding Planned Parenthood, no intention of defunding sanctuary cities. They don’t want to pay for a wall. Who knows what they really want in Obamacare. But then again, is it really the Republicans? I think there’s something much larger going on.”
“The Republican Party is not a party that writes legislation. The Democrats don’t write legislation anymore. You know where legislation is written? Legislation is written by the quote-unquote ‘special interests,’” Limbaugh said.
The Republicans control the House. Republicans control the Senate and now the White House. You would think there would be a huge flood of legislation coming from Republicans to support Trump’s agenda, but where is it? Maybe, it’s like Rush said, the Washington establishment doesn’t want Trump to succeed. I mean, how bad would they look, if an “outsider” came into Washington and was actually successful in passing everything and moving this country forward? Heck, let’s face it, many of those in Congress would lose their jobs. Voters would think, if Trump can do THIS, just think what other “outsiders” could do if they were elected. Shoot, we might actually get things done in Washington, but we couldn’t have that now, could we? …GASP! No!
“If this is what happens, Mr. Vice President, why vote Republican?” asked Limbaugh. “What is the point of voting Republican if the Democrats are gonna continue to win practically 95 percent of their budget objectives, such as in this last budget deal?”
So for Conservatives like Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter, and others – we’re not too happy right now with Republicans.
Coulter goes on to say in her column,
“But Mulvaney assures us that this monstrosity of a spending bill has set things up beautifully for the next budget negotiation in October.”
That has become the GOP’s official motto: “Next time!”
Except: Planning for the wall should have begun on Nov. 9, and a spade should have been put into the earth to begin building it the day after Trump’s inauguration. Now, it’s 100 days later, and we still don’t have the whisper of a prospect of a wall.”
What happened to winning? I think Coulter, Limbaugh and most Conservatives would agree: THIS ISN’T WINNING!
In fact Coulter adds,
“Remember? There would be so much winning, we were going to get “sick and tired of winning,” and beg him, “Please, please, we can’t win anymore. … It’s too much. It’s not fair to everybody else.”
“We’re not winning. We’re losing, and we’re losing on the central promise of Trump’s campaign.”
Next Time? How often do we have the opportunity to control the Senate, the House and have a Repubican in the White House?
The last year one party controlled all three branches of the federal government was in 2007, when George W. Bush was President.
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