Who Lost In This Latest Budget Fight?
First of all, for those who are wringing your hands and saying that Trump betrayed his campaign promises and sold out to the swamp and the Washington elites, man-up (or woman-up)!
In 14 months, do you really think that one man can completely change the power broker controlled Washington Swamp? The House and the Senate are “controlled” by “Republicans”, NOT TRUMP AGENDA SUPPORTERS!
Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are deeply entrenched members of the Washington Elites as are the Republican members of both houses and are absolutely aligned against Trump’s border security agenda and his immigration policies. They are aligned against his America-First trade policies that will put America back onto somewhat of a level trade playing field with China, The European Union and South Korea. They totally support the Mueller investigation of Trump as a way of hobbling him and keeping him in check with the threat of prosecution. Finally, they know that he needs to keep control of the House and Senate in the 2018 Mid-Term elections if he does not want to face a Democrat Impeachment process and an even more obstructionist legislative body!
Could any of you stood up any better against the Washington Establishment than Trump has for the past 14 months? I think not!
Pundits Panic! Good Grief. For the third time, even Rush Limbaugh is all wobbly wondering, and even egging on his listeners, if Trump “caving” to this $1.3T spending budget buster will be the end to Trump’s loyal base! The first time Limbaugh got all wobbly was when Trump brought in a bi-partisan group to discuss immigration and the second when Trump once again brought in a bi-partisan group to discuss gun-control. Limbaugh’s immediate reaction to both was that Trump had just alienated his base and it is all over. Wow, talk about a lack of faith and a total lack of loyalty!
Did y’all think the swamp was going to roll over and embrace the Trump and his policies that are hell-bent on taking away their power and restoring the power to the people? Did you think that Ryan, McConnell, Pelosi, and Schumer were going to play fair and not set land mines smack dab in the middle of Trump’s path? Did you think that the Washington Elite would give Trump a victory on the Wall, tightening border security, Immigration Reform, Visa Reform, and so on? These are Trump’s policies, not the policies embraced by the Washington Elites made up of Republicans and Democrats.
Why did Ryan and McConnell support the Trump Tax Cuts? Simple. The 2018 Mid-Terms are right around the corner and these two jerks have not had a legislative victory in years. They needed a win to run on and tax cuts were the wagon they hitched their fortunes to. They didn’t care if Trump got most of the glory but they knew that a good economy is hard for the Democrats to run against. Giving into Trump’s other Agenda items, especially immigration related issues, would be a win for Trump and a loss for Ryan and McConnell’s big buck backers. They are pathetic and should never have been elected, ever!
Trump’s Win and Loss
Trump’s #1 priority is rebuilding the military and you would think that it would be the #1 priority of all patriots. Not so fast. It was Congress, including the Republicans that agreed to Sequestration that emasculated our military and degraded our military capabilities to early 20th century levels. Trump is facing possible conflicts in North Korea, Iran, and Syria and has to have a show of strength to stave off China and Russia. The military build-up was the perfect carrot with which to trap Trump into agreeing to this spending and policy nightmare. The military funding was a win for the President.
Trump temporarily lost his drive to defund sanctuary cities/States; funding for his wall; beefing up border security; ending chain migration; ending the Visa Lottery; and getting control of spending and re-establishing a sane budgeting process. All of these issues are firmly opposed by big business, big donors, and their lobbyists up and down K Street in DC. He also lost the psychological war against the idiotic Mueller Russian Collusion Probe as this deal will be perceived on the Left as a weakening of President Trump.
Trump Veto? The President could have vetoed this insane bill but what were the trade-offs? Congress had already left DC for another 2 week vacation! So, if Trump had vetoed the bill, and triggered a shut-down, it would have been at least a week before he could drag them back into the swamp! Even when they came back, it would have taken days if not weeks to get some kind of agreement to fund the government. This accentuates the trap Ryan and McConnell set for Trump by not giving him, nor their members, any time to debate and make changes to this bill. In the interim, our men and women in the military would not be paid and most of them are living pay-check to pay-check! Other government employees would be furloughed and would not be paid as well. But the political push-back against Trump would be hard for him to fight as he would be standing alone against Congress and the media while his precious military would not be receiving their pay while risking their lives for even the traitors in Congress!
Trump needs your support now more than ever! He is still fighting for you, are you still fighting for and supporting Trump?
Who Else Lost?
Ryan and McConnell and the Republican Elites seriously damaged their chances to keep the house and increase their seats in the Senate in the 2018 Mid-Terms. These idiots actually thought they could run against the Trump Agenda and win in the upcoming Mid-Terms. Their own egos and that of their donors think that running away from, and actually opposing, the Trump Agenda is a winning hand. Even a Democrat beat a Republican in Pennsylvania a couple of weeks ago by RUNNING ON THE TRUMP AGENDA, while the Republican was “Trump Squishy”. Ryan and McConnell think that Trump’s popularity did not help this feckless Republican candidate even though he campaigned for this candidate. Without the Trump base, Ryan and McConnell will both become minority leaders in 2019! They deserve it, WE DON’T!
The taxpayers and Trump supporters were also big losers in this deal. They killed funding for the Wall by stipulating that Trump could not spend the money on any wall that was made of concrete! Barbed wire is probably OK. Budget deficits will continue to swell and restoring a sane budget process seems to be even more of a pipe dream!
What Are the Risks to Abandoning Trump
Well, if you like Obama and Clinton then go for it and abandon Trump. If the Democrats take back the Senate and the House, Trump, and us, are toast! The Hard Left, without any real opposition from the Republican RINOs, will impeach Trump with any trumped-up charge they can create. Pelosi and Schumer will rise to lead both houses and Trump, and us, will be stymied at every turn! Trump may actually win in 2020 but I would not blame him if he decides not to run if the Ryan/McConnell madness leads to Democrat control of Congress in 2018.
TRUMP DOES NOT NEED THIS HEADACHE (SERVING AS PRESIDENT), BUT, WE NEED TRUMP TO BE OUR PRESIDENT!