I’m sure we all remember quite well how it was that then-candidate Trump said if elected he would be going to Washington with the intent of “draining ‘The Swamp.’” Well, as we know he was elected and after being in office now for over two years, if anything we’re seeing that ‘The Swamp’ is proving to be more than just a little difficult to drain and on more than one occasion has been more than resilient. And there have been reasons for that, not the least of which is what, I think, can be referred to a rogues’ gallery, of a sort, comprised of those we call…RINOs.
And it has been yet again, in his effort to build ‘The Wall’, that these RINOs have once again joined hands with their Democrat colleagues in holding the American people hostage by choosing to continue with a partial shutdown of the government that was brought about ONLY because of President Trump’s desire to make good on a promise he made to the American people when running for president. The president is asking for no more, actually it’s much less, than many of those now blocking ‘The Wall’ have actually voted FOR in the past regarding the constructing of an actual wall.
This time around we had six RINO players involved in thwarting the president and who voted for a spending bill that does not contain the president’s increased border wall funding request. And while there was a new face among them, this cast of characters should come as no surprise. The six RINOs who chose to stab the people in the back and side with the Democrats were: Mitt Romney (UT), Lamar Alexander (TN), Susan Collins (ME), Cory Gardner (CO), Johnny Isakson (GA) and Lisa Murkowksi (AK).Romney is showing his stripes early and neither Collins nor Murkowski is a surprise.
The Senate failed to pass two separate spending bills that would end the historically long government shutdown. First, the Senate failed to pass President Trump’s “compromise” spending bill that contained $5.7 billion in border wall funding in exchange for a three-year extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for illegal aliens. The Senate also failed to pass a clean continuing resolution (CR) that would fund the government through February 8 but did not contain any increased funding for the border wall.
Romney infamously released an op-ed in the Washington Post in which he attacked the president’s character and America First policies. Despite Romney’s many spats with the president, Romney said in an interview with the Communist News Network (CNN) that he will “be with Republicans” on the government shutdown. But as we are now finding out that was simply one more on what has become a very long list of Romney’s lies. And it was ahead of the vote that Collins had said, “The shutdown is so extraordinarily unfair.” And she added, “I’ll vote yes and yes” on both bills.
But Collins has a history when it comes to bucking this president, as well as her party. In the past it was she and fellow RINOS Murkowski and John ‘The Maverick’ McCain who tanked the Obamacare repeal twice. Murkowski also voted against confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court despite historic Democrat opposition to his confirmation. Gardner said that voting to re-open the government was the right thing to do. And Alexander contended in a statement after the votes that neither party should use a government shutdown as a bargaining chip.
The president should simply move ahead, declare an emergency, because it really is, and be done with it. Then get to work constructing ‘The Wall’, begin the deportation procedures, rev up ICE to find as many as possible and deport them. Also, we need to start going after those businesses who knowingly hire illegals, they aren’t Republican donors anyway, and deport the illegals and levy serious fines against those who insist upon hiring these people. When Democrats and RINOs squeal, which they will, the president can say, “I gave you a chance to fix this, but you wouldn’t, so I fixed it.”
When it comes to the building of ‘The Wall’ and the efforts of ‘The Swamp’ to prevent it from becoming a reality, President Trump needs to kick their collective ass until their noses bleed. Let’s face it, Collins is a fraud, Murkowksi is a liar, Gardner is a coward, Alexander a loser, Romney is arrogant and Isakson is ignorant! All are essentially nothing more than enemies of the country and that makes them enemies of the people as well. They are all the usual suspect, and all worship big government! And like Democrats, they have ever met a government program they didn’t like.
I have become extremely frustrated with many of those in the Republican Party. But that said, I’m yet to the point of those who advocate abandoning the party in favor of starting something new. I would argue that we do NOT need some third party that would accomplish nothing more than to split the vote, for generations, and would virtually guarantee the Democrats would remain in power for as far as the eye can see into the future. We need to transform the Republican Party and we do this by taking our seriously as voters, choosing more wisely people for important political positions.
I must admit that I am beginning to worry about the president’s willingness to hang tough against the likes of Schumer, Pelosi and their RINO friends. He must realize that there will always be some level of collateral damage in the short term, but it’s the long term that must be the focus in his continuing effort to secure our southern border. The ‘fake news’ will no doubt continue to echo all manner of report, or poll, about how ineffective ‘The Wall’ would be in controlling the influx of drugs of those seeking illegal entry into this country, or how it does nothing regarding those already here.
So now we have at least the appearance of once again caving to the Democrats, with zero progress being made toward construction of the much needed wall. And I’m beginning to question the president’s willingness to stick to his guns when it comes to the one campaign promise that caused people to vote for him. Of course it doesn’t help that he has so many from within his own party who would rather side with the enemy than with the president who was elected by the very same voters who elected them. It’s now crunch time Mr. President. BUILD THE DAMN WALL!!!