(NationalSentinel)Â The Republican Party really isÂ the party of obstructionism.Â OfÂ themselves.
Though Democrats charged that the GOP majority was “obstructionist” during the waning Obama years, the only thing they really held up was Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. Obama got his budgets, his Cabinet picks, and his agenda; Republicans barely opposed him on any of it. Even when Obama blatantly violated the Constitution, the timidity in the House and Senate for holding the president to account was off the charts.
Now that Republicans have the House, the SenateÂ and the White House – with mandates to repeal and replace Obamacare, overhaul the tax code to give Americans and businesses a break, begin the process of revitalizing the nation’s infrastructure and dramatically scale back regulations…all we hear are crickets on Capitol Hill.
That is delightful for minority Democrats, because they don’t wantÂ any partÂ of that agenda passed. And because ofÂ that,Â they lost more than 1,200 seats in statehouses, state legislatures, Congress and, finally, the White House, over the course of Obama’s eight years of Left-wing activism.
Yet, it doesn’t seem like they’ve lost aÂ thing.
We’ve been patient here atÂ The National Sentinel, even reporting recently that much of the reason why the Trump/GOP agenda is stalled is due to Democrats in the SenateÂ slow-walking confirmations as well as Leftist careerists within the bureaucracy resisting the president at every opportunity. And, of course, the so-called “mainstream media” hasn’t helped either, publishing every leak as though it were gospel and forcing the president’s team to respond on a near-daily basis.
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But let’s face it: Republicans have known since Nov. 9Â they would be controlling all levers of power within the Legislative and Executive branches. They’ve introducedÂ legislationÂ to repeal and replace ObamacareÂ within the past year but can’t seem to remember where they put it.
They have tax reform plans from various respected, conservative, pro-growth think tanksÂ sitting on their desks. Why isn’t it being introduced?
When Obama wantedÂ his massive stimulus package duringÂ his first month in office, he got it, and with bipartisan support. (Never mind that it was largely a payoff to unions and did nothing to ‘stimulate’ job growth or repair infrastructure.)
So, what’sÂ really going on in the nation’s capital? EvenÂ with all of the distractions and delays, which admittedly are extraordinarily intense for Trump,Â none of them should distract Republicans in Congress from helping Trump enact the mandateÂ all of them were given by voters in November.
Or isÂ that the problem? Is it that too many Republicans, like their Democratic colleagues,Â also want to see Trump fail? Because ifÂ that’s the case, here’s what’s going to happen: Trump will be deified among his base of support, which is already wide, deep, and crosses party lines,Â whileÂ the Republicans who are thwarting Trump are going to be retired by their voters next election.
In case the namby-pamby GOP establishment types in CongressÂ still don’t get it, Trump is president now because the American people are so sick and tired of being ignored by them and the other party’s “establishment.” They are tired of being hamstrung and “ruled” by an unseen, shadowy, abusive bureaucracy. They have had their fill of being fleeced by Uncle Sam and getting little-to-nothing in return.
And they will exact their revenge as soon as 2018, if nothing is done between now and then. Count on it.
The time is now for action. Americans areÂ demanding it. The GOP promised it.
Time to deliver.