WASHINGTON, July 25, 2017 — President Trump is in hot water with the weak sisters of the GOP. They are dismayed that he expressed his displeasure with Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russian-collusion investigation, which allowed an Obama administration holdover to appoint as special prosecutor the tainted Robert Muller.
Trump has admitted he would never have appointed Sessions if he knew how squeamish and fearful the former Alabama Senator was.
Trump is also in trouble for shaming fearful Senate Republicans to fulfill their many pledges to repeal Obamacare, which has forced never-Trumper John McCain to leave his sick bed and return to Washington to make good on his promise to “repeal and replace” the community organizer’s health care abomination.
But in a dramatic reversal of fortunes, the nation’s capital is no longer in the white-knuckle grip of Democrats. The shock of Trump’s November victory even provoked Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer to write an op-ed in the nation’s fake news leader, the New York Times, trumpeting the Democratic Party’s so-called “rebranding.”
“First, we’re going to increase people’s pay,” wrote Schumer, “Second, we’re going to reduce their everyday expenses. And third, we’re going to provide workers with the tools they need for the 21st-century economy.”
That raises an obvious question: If Democrats have the power to increase wages, reduce costs and give American workers the tools for success, why did they let 17 years of the 21st century pass, suffer the humiliating losses in Congress, and lose the White House before telling us?
Schumer’s is an empty promise, of course, just like the GOP’s promises on the central issue of repealing Obamacare and reducing the power and size of government.
Political novice Donald Trump, whose election to the highest office in the land is his first political victory, believes campaign promises should be kept. He understands that the age of bipartisanship is over and believes in coach Vince Lombardi’s dictum, “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.”
Republican politicians are proving to be dissemblers and losers: too fearful to keep their promises to constituents and incapable of fighting for Trump with the same ferocity shown by U.S. Attorney Generals Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch in protecting both President Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Congressional Republicans never bothered getting to the bottom of Operation Fast and Furious, the IRS targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups, Benghazi or the rise of ISIS.
Some of these events ended with people losing their lives in the most horrific ways.
Since Trump came to Washington, Congressional Republicans have proven to be experts at running interference for the mainstream media and for Democrats on the “nothing burger” of the Russian-Trump collusion story, which began on the day Jeff Sessions recused himself.
While accepting the Republican nomination for president in 1984, Ronald Reagan famously asked, “Did I leave the Democratic Party, or did the leadership of the party leave not just me but millions of patriotic Democrats?”
Today, President Trump would be justified to ask the same of leaders in both political parties now ensconced in the festering swamp that is Washington.