Did you know, the Republican party just became the political party of “low expectations”? Mitch McConnell said it himself yesterday. “Trump’s expectations too high.”
He further reinforced this bizarre statement by blaming President Trump for not understanding how things “work” in Washington.
“According to McConnell, the president’s lack of legislative experience has led to the administration setting artificial deadlines on issues including health care and tax reform, causing the perception GOP lawmakers have been ineffective in accomplishing their top priorities…”
First of all, Mr. McConnell, no one on Madison Avenue (which once was the advertising mecca of America) and whose name is still synonymous with advertising, publicity and public relations, would hire you. In one incredibly stupid statement you branded the Republican Party as the political party of “low expectations.” It’s clear that as a career politician, (did you ever do anything else before going to Washington?) that you’ve never aspired to being more than a second-rate politician, in charge of a second-class political party. This party is known as the Republican Party, and for decades has been content to accept the crumbs falling off the Democrat Party’s swank and heavy laden table.
In one fell swoop you’ve exposed all that is wrong with the Republican Party. You’ve been playing the people for decades. Whining and mouthing meaningless words and doctrine – never intending to really take a bite of the apple on behalf of the people. It’s also why a Republican donor in Virginia is suing the Republican Party – for fraud and false promises.
Bob Heghmann, 70, filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court, saying the national and Virginia Republican parties and some GOP leaders raised millions of dollars in campaign funds while knowing they weren’t going to be able to overturn the law also known as Obamacare.
The GOP “has been engaged in a pattern of Racketeering which involves massive fraud perpetrated on Republican voters and contributors as well as some Independents and Democrats,” the suit said. Racketeering, perhaps better known for use in prosecuting organized crime, involves a pattern of illegal behavior by a specific group.
As a lifelong Republican, and a conservative, I’d sue too. Surely there is something to fraudulent collection of monies and broken promises. Or is this going to be another example of the girl getting to keep the engagement ring after breaking off the engagement? There must be millions of others who feel the same way. It’s not worth reviewing your history of betrayal of the people who put you all in office, except to mention 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016. Everyone knows what we did to support those mealy-mouthed campaign rhetoric slogans – gave you the majorities and all 3 branches of government. Only to find out that nothing will make you Vichy (look up who these characters were in occupied France, WWII) Republicans change.
How many times are we going to keep getting engaged to the Republican Party only to find out they’ve deceived us again and plan to marry another? The analogy fits. Well, 2016 appears to have been the time when not only Republicans decided the engagement was off, but millions of Americans from other political parties, never vote again folks, and never voted ever – decided differently.
We elected Donald Trump. The people’s choice. “Lack of legislative experience” Mr. McConnell said. How extraordinary. The people elected him because he wasn’t part of the cesspool of swamp dwellers who occupy the corrupted halls of Congress. He isn’t a man of broken promises. He doesn’t have a reputation of saying one thing and doing another. So far, it’s clear that President Trump has been working hard to fulfill his campaign promises. It’s the Republican Congress critters who, once again, turn their backs on the people – playing footsie with the Democrats – when they’re not back-slapping and laughing with each other after the cameras are turned off.
Mitch McConnell, your expectations were to continue to putz along and waste another 4 years being in the Uniparty and going to cocktail parties, while the more visible quislings of the party were conniving with the Democrats to deliver the fictitious heroic vote of killing the Obamacare repeal. Drum roll for John McCain. Mr. McCain is a good example of what “legislative experience” gets us – nothing.
Majority Leader? No, Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan are the dubious characters in charge of the “Do Nothing Party.” In the meantime, the Democrats run rings around our political side of the aisle because they never, ever behave like COWARDS.
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