(National Sentinel)Â Republican World:Â The Republican Party is in a rare historic position to completely dominate the American political scene for the next three decades at least, but too many GOP lawmakers have a serious case of #trumphate that is preventing them from taking advantage of the situation.
Without question, the Democratic Party has been hijacked by the extreme Left, as evidenced by the fact that lawmakers like Rep. Maxine Waters of California and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who are far to the Left of Che Gueverra and the Castros in Cuba, are now the partyâ€™s stars. Granted, Sanders has gone back to being an â€œIndependentâ€ since getting screwed out of the partyâ€™s presidential nomination by the lying cheaters who run the party, but his ideas â€” socialized medicine, high taxes on the wealthy, out-of-sync social policies, and financially unsound wage increases â€” now dominate the Democratic Partyâ€™s principle political objectives.
Now, the dishonest mainstream media wants us all to believe these kinds of policies are theÂ norm, not the exception among the electorate â€” and theyÂ are in certain regions of the country. But theyâ€™reÂ not the norm for the vast majority of Americans for if they were, Democrats and not Republicans would be in the congressional majority, and Hillary Clinton (or Bernie Sanders) would be president and not Donald J. Trump.
Speaking of Trump and Republicans â€” and the opportunity to dominate politics for the foreseeable future â€” there areÂ three thingsÂ that the GOP should help Trump get done that would lock in Republican control of government forÂ decades to come. But if RepublicansÂ donâ€™t, those who thwart the president and keep him from keeping his pledges will pay for it the next time they come up for reelection. Oh,Â and theyâ€™ll lose control over the reins of power.
The three things are: Building the border wall; tax reform; and repealing Obamacare (and replacing it withâ€¦nothing).
Border Wall.Â Trump began buildingÂ his unwavering base on the broader issue of immigration â€” enforcing immigration laws already on the books, deporting people in the country illegally, andÂ building a â€œbig, beautiful wallâ€ along the U.S.-Southwest border. When he descended Trump Tower in 2015 to announce his presidency, he opened his campaign with a pledge to crack down on illegal immigration.Â Twice now the GOP-controlled Congress has blocked all efforts by the president and the White House to get funding for the proposed wall, which actually could be very coolÂ and self-sustaining if itâ€™s built with solar panels. Republicans who continue to put donor cheap immigrant labor concerns ahead of whatâ€™s best for the country â€” and Trumpâ€™s wall pledge â€” will pay the price electorally.
Next, tax reform. Trump wants to lower the corporate tax rate from its current level of as much as 35 percent, the highest in the industrialized world. Entire corporations have moved their operations overseas to places like Ireland, where the corporate tax rate is less than half our rate at 15 percent, and theyâ€™ve taken jobs (and income) with them. Corporations are said to have parked something like $3 trillion overseas that could be repatriated to the U.S. if the tax rates were lower. Imagine how many jobs and new growth opportunities that kind of money would create. Trump also wants to lower personal income tax rates as well, which would be a welcome relief forÂ all Americans who are now paying more in taxes than ever.
Obamacare. This oneÂ should have been a slam-dunk, considering that Republicans en masse have been promising forÂ years this awful, grotesque, debilitating piece of legislation would be repealed and replaced with free-market solutions. GOP leaders saidÂ in January when the new Congress convened that it would be theÂ firstÂ thing they would send to Trumpâ€™s desk after he was inaugurated later in the month. Not only did it not happen, now it doesnâ€™t even appear to be on anyoneâ€™s legislative radar. This is a HUGE mistake for Republicans; Obamacare isÂ not that popular and even if it were, itâ€™s destroying the healthcare and health insurance markets, making them prohibitively expensiveÂ and practically useless for the majority of Americans.
Republican establishment types donâ€™t want to see Trump, the outsider, succeed. Thatâ€™s why theyâ€™ve resisted him so far and continue to do so today. But unless they help him pass these three things,Â they will be the ones who suffer politically, not the president.
And if they do, they might just find the party in the political catbird seat for at least a generation, and maybe longer.
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