Conservative radio pundit Rush Limbaugh is known for his fiery personality and antics as well as political opinions. He is the first one to point out the difference between reality and truth and what the mainstream liberal media reports on. Which is why his latest tirade against the Republican Party should be of no shock to you. On a radio broadcast this past Tuesday, he sounded off on the Republican Party and what he felt was their blockading of President Trump.
“I don’t understand how people don’t get that it’s not just the Democrats in Washington that are roadblocking Trump, Mitch McConnell says he can’t see a way to getting 50 votes for the House Obamacare repeal bill? Now, stop and think here, folks. Back when the only element that we had was the House of Representatives and Republican voters were constantly saying, ‘Why aren’t you doing more to stop Obama? Why aren’t you trying to do something to stop Obamacare?’ The answer was always, ‘Well, all we’ve got is the House. W-w-we can’t get anything through the Senate because the Democrats own the Senate. Obama’s in the White House! He’ll veto anything if it did make it there.’”
Limbaugh noted the constant excuses Mitch McConnell has stating,
“So voters gave Republicans the Senate, and Mitch McConnell said, ‘Well, the first thing you have to know is it takes 60 votes to do anything in the Senate, and we don’t have 60 votes. We only have 52.’ And then he would add, ‘Plus, as long as Obama’s still in the White House, all this is academic anyway. He’s gonna veto whatever we pass.’ So we gave the Republicans the White House and elected Trump.”
He even complained that he felt the Republican outrage over the need for tax reform was fake saying,
“It’s the Republicans standing up and saying, ‘I just don’t see how we’re — there’s no room here. I don’t know how we’re gonna lower rates when you have this exemption over here and you have this exemption there. And I just read this stuff and I shake my head. They don’t want to cut taxes. Either they don’t want to cut taxes institutionally, they don’t want to cut taxes economically, or they just don’t want to do the heavy lifting. I don’t know what it is.”
His ultimate conclusion…
“My guess is they don’t want to help Trump. Now, you would think Trump figures this out, but he doesn’t give any evidence of it. Like he tweeted something: ‘U.S. Senate should switch to 51 votes immediately and get health care and tax cuts approved fast and easy. Democrats would do it no doubt.’ He’s talking about getting rid of the 60-vote requirement to shut off debate and just go to simple majority on every bill. Does he know that it’s the Republicans that are the roadblock here? He has to know, and certainly if he’s got people around him who know.”
Even if they are trying to bloackade him he still won in the long run. The President was able to help negotiate the Upton-Long Amendment in the final hours before the Americans Health Care Act was voted on which ultimately helped it to get voted on and passed through the House. His largest achievement thus far in his presidency mere months after his inauguration.
If this is how he performs with blockades and please keep sending them his way. This is what he was made for and he is performing at his prime. The more Democrats and Republicans try to tear him down the better he does so who can argue with what works?
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