Bigly Budget Win
May 3, 2017
The Democrats are so mean to the Donald. Just ask him – he’ll tweet about it all night long. Just yesterday, they helped pass a budget (a Republican budget) that makes our snowflake Trump look bad and, as we know, the Donald gotta good.
Yeah, the latest, six-month budget wasn’t a big win for the Donald. He got no money for his wall, Planned Parenthood funding was increased and his domestic spending cut demands were ignored. The Donald’s pissed about that whole “check and balance” thing, not to mention the Senate filibuster rule (when it’s used against him, that it). He thinks it’s time to change the rules, now that he’s in charge.
Fortunately, for the moment, Republicans fear chanting voters more than a Tweeting Trump. Probably because over the last few weeks citizens have taken the opportunity to remind them that voters do the hiring and firing – not the Donald. I suspect hearing “Your last term!” chanted at town hall meetings may have gained their attention. (Though some particularly spineless reps, like Paul Ryan, have solved that little problem by not holding town halls. A few have even taken to hiding from their constituents altogether – lurking in the shadows, like the cowards they are.)
Showing off their typical lack of strategic thinking, the Democrats have been celebratory. Let’ see, they control NOTHING: House – minority, Senate – minority, Supreme Court – minority, President – Republican. This is no time for a victory lap about not getting run-over on a temporary budget bill! Plus, there’s no satisfaction in pissing Trump off when he’s already pissed off. Come on, the guy has only two moods: chocolate-cake happy and tiny-hand-hovering-over-the-big-red-button angry.
Democrats, stop celebrating near victory (BTW, the rest of us call that a loss) and nail the asshat; then pile on all you want. We’ll understand. Lock him up and we’ll be impressed. Win a few elections and we’ll stop assuming you’re irrelevant. Do something! You didn’t win the budget battle, your voters did – by scaring the Republicans. So, get over yourselves!
Oh my, I seemed to have joined the Donald in yelling at the Democrats. And I understand the attraction – it feels good to criticize someone other than Trump for a change. I mean, for the last one-hundred-seventy-six days, since our Russian enhanced election, it’s been Trump this, the Donald that. You’d think he were the only problem in Washington.
The republic knows better. While the Republicans cooperated this time around, remember they will gladly get on-board the Trump train the moment they think we’re not watching. Trump is an easy, bright orange, target – congress prefers the dark and deserves equal attention.
In Peace and Justice,