This morning Rush Limbaugh said there were 238 Republicans in the House and they only need 217 to repeal and replace Obamacare. Although EVERY Republican ran on repealing Obamacare, Rush said there are 40 or 50 Republicans who don’t want to repeal or replace it. He is doubtful it will be repealed.
I also heard from a reliable source that a group of Republican Senators were laughing at the idea that there would ever be a border wall. So, basically, after millions of us worked feverishly to give Republicans the majority in the House, the Senate and the White House, primarily to do two things, REPEAL OBAMACARE and BUILD THE WALL, they are telling us to “Go F**k ourselves”.
In 2009, with majorities in both houses Obama didn’t have the votes to pass Obamacare either. But Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi twisted arms, bribed and threatened to get it done. I was there for the vote in both the Senate and the House and I saw first hand how the sausage was made…….and it’s true, it isn’t pretty, but they got it passed, didn’t they? If Ryan and McConnell can’t get the new repeal and replace bill passed they need to resign. I don’t believe it’s because they can’t, but because they won’t.
Ryan didn’t support Trump, wouldn’t campaign for or with him. I understand that, but whether or not he wanted Trump to win, he knows why he won and on what issues. Ryan ran on them too. He knows the voters elected an outsider because we are fed up not being represented while paying the bills, with the deceit, lies, and obfuscation from the insiders. And yet, Ryan continues it. The healthcare bill, written in secrecy, Ryan tried to shove down our throats along with taking funding for the wall out of the CR proves to me Ryan doesn’t want Trump to succeed. I think he would rather lose the majority than pass any of the policies Trump promised. Then he can blame the lack of a majority on not bring able to do ANY of the things Trump promised.
If Ryan and McConnell cared about the “Will of the People” and wanted to prove to the Left that Republican policies create job growth, economic growth and individual Liberty, they would have had bills ready to go. They would have already been working with their members to build support. They would have also included Conservatives in the process. They don’t care what we want. They don’t believe in Republican principals. They only give them lip service.
We now see the true colors of the Republican leadership. We still believe in Republican principals, but they don’t. I think they are more comfortable being in the minority because they don’t want to do what we want them to do but they don’t want us to know. They don’t want to secure the borders, they don’t want to stop refugees from dangerous Middle Eastern countries, they don’t want to reduce taxes or reform the IRS or repeal Obamacare or reform Social Security or Medicare. They just want to say they do. But now that they have the majority, we see that’s true.
What is the big deal with shutting down the government anyway? Essential services don’t shut down. Nothing important shuts down. Nearly every President has had a shut down or two or more during their presidencies. Reagan had EIGHT…..and the sky didn’t fall. The earth didn’t stand still.
Pelosi said last week they have no ability to shut down the government, only the party in power can. Oh, but they blamed Republicans for the Obama shut down and many Republicans agreed. Apparently Republicans are responsible for ALL shut downs no matter who’s in power. Our leadership can’t even defend our position. The GOP said Republicans would lose the next election because of the shut down……but we didn’t. We won BIG TIME. We not only won the majority in both houses, we won many Governorships and legislatures. So what is the paranoia over a government shutdown?
We’re the MAJORITY, why are we caving into the Democrats who have vowed to fight everything Trump does and find a reason to impeach him? Why does Ryan think the Democrats won’t threaten a shut down EVERY time we try to fund the border wall? The wall was Trump’s “read my lips” moment.
I don’t blame Trump for this. I believe he wants to do what he promised to do. He’s done many things I’m very happy with, like Justice Gorsuch, unleashing our natural resources, reigning in the EPA, making space travel NASA’s objective again, giving our schools back to local control, enforcing our immigration laws, and many other things. But I believe Ryan and McConnell and a handful of RINO’s are trying to sabotage Trump.
If Ryan and McConnell can’t get Trump’s agenda passed with a Republican majority either they don’t want to or they’re incompetent. Either way they need to GO!!