It’s no secret that President Trump’s agenda has met roadblocks at every conceivable turn, and yet the usual suspects, the Democrats and the liberal mainstream media, sadly might not be the only ones at fault.
Returning to the radio after a long Memorial Day weekend, conservative host Rush Limbaugh weighed in on Trump’s biggest roadblock of them all – backstabbing Republicans.
As Exhibit A, Rush began with the basic math of passing the Obamacare repeal bill and the fact that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a holder of a 52-48 majority in the Senate, just “can’t see a way to getting 50 votes.”
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.”
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.
And what did Republicans do with what they had been asking for all along? Why nothing, of course.
I saw a Wall Street Journal story about how the Republicans in the House, they just can’t! It’s just impossible. They’re pulling their hair out. They don’t know what to do. They just can’t find a way to cut any taxes. Because every time they cut a tax over here, they have to find a way to make the money up over there, and they just can’t. They’re looking at all these various tax cuts proposals and they said, “I — I — I don’t know how we’re gonna pay for all this.”
So the “party of the president,” to whom they “owe their majority,” are “roadblocking Donald Trump more than the Democrats are, because the Democrats cannot.”
That’s right, for all you math majors the Democrats don’t have majorities in either House, and yet Trump’s agenda still stands stalled.
It’s not the Democrats standing up and saying, “We are not gonna help. We’re gonna stand in the way of any foolish tax cut you propose.” 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. My guess is they don’t want to help Trump.
And when they suffer for their inaction at the polls in 2018, they’ll only have themselves to blame.
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