Hey, everybody! Sorry for being conspicuously absent yesterday. Lupus sucks. And all the medications in the world can’t prevent what’s called “Lupus fog.” When it happens, I’m sidelined.
Any old how.
I’ve been watching this Obamacare Kabuki Theater that’s playing out in the Senate.
And the only conclusion I can come to is this.
Senate Republicans never had any interest in following through on their countless campaign pledges to rid this country of the disaster of Obamacare.
I wish I could be surprised by this, but I’m not.
Part of it is no doubt due to their spineless unwillingness to actually stand for something.
But it’s more than that.
The fact is, Senate Republicans by and large are just as comfortable with an over-bloated, centralized government as their Democrat counterparts are.
And why shouldn’t they be?
When the Federal Government becomes all-powerful who benefits the most?
Well, they do.
If every corporation, industry and technology has to kiss the ring of Government in order to operate within the United States, guess whose ring gets kissed?
The Legislators that’s who.
Sure, we ordinary Americans may do the voting.
But it’s the ring-kissers who call the shots.
So who do you think Congress will pay attention to?
And, really? Why should they risk their necks to actually make a difference?
It’s not like they have any fear of being voted out.
Let’s face it. Despite their low approval rating, Congress enjoys a 95% incumbency rate.
So unless they retire, they’re almost guaranteed reelection.
To their thinking, there is nothing they can do or not do that would put their seats at risk.
Is it any wonder they behave like they all hold a lifetime appointment?
When people have a cushy, near-guaranteed job like that, why on earth would they stick their necks out?
President Trump is unlike any other politician in history.
He sincerely does not care about preserving the status quo. Because he doesn’t need the status quo to gain fame, power or wealth.
Why should he? The man was already famous, powerful, and wealthy. And he certainly didn’t need the Presidency to elevate his public profile.
But these guys?
Do you think Mitch McConnell or Lisa Murkowski or John McCain would be remotely powerful or influential in the private sector?
No. They wouldn’t.
They acquired power, influence, and an elevated public profile by running for office.
And there is no way in hell they will ever rock that boat.
President Trump’s agenda actually threatens them.
It doesn’t threaten the poor or minorities or the American people.
It threatens the powerful, entrenched DC establishment.
And the truth is, the greatest threat to President Trump’s agenda doesn’t come from the silly Democrat ResistanceLOL.
No. It comes from the Republican Resistance.
Aside from a few Senators and a handful of Congressmen, most of the Republicans in Congress are either too cowardly or too enamored with the wealth, power and influence that comes with feeding the Big Government beast.
And I do believe that many of them so despise the fact that a political neophyte won the Presidency that they will do the bare minimum to support him – despite the fact that he is in their party.
Like I said. Why should they bother?
Trump is limited by two terms.
Whereas they have a 95% incumbency rate and no term limits.
To their mind, they will outlast him.
So they’ll bog down his nominations, run out the clock on his legislative agenda, and keep their heads down.
They are the true Resistance to President Trump.
Not Chuck Schumer. Not Kamala Harris. Or Maxine Waters. Or any of those clowns.
The Republicans are the ones standing in the way.
And they really do believe they’ll pay no price for their resistance.
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