Still Singing the Republican Blues Amid an Amazing Electoral Victory for Donald Trumpon Thursday, November 10, 2016
The Most Powerful Man in Washington is not Who You Think it is
By Scott Rohter, November 2016
“If some Republicans used half of their brain we might actually be a political force to contend with”
If some Republicans used half of their brain we might actually be a political force to contend with… even without a charismatic leader like Donald Trump leading the way, but sadly as recent Tea Party loses in three important Republican State Primaries in 2014 showed… there is no danger of that ever happening. In fact in every State except Texas, the Establishment backed candidates won their Primaries handily to the delight and satisfaction of the progressives who control the Republican Party… What more proof can I give you then all of those Nevertrumpers who refused to vote for Donald Trump in 2016 . Such were the Bush Family, John McCain, Lindsay Graham, and Mitt Romney.
What promised to be a real turkey shoot back in 2014 in Kentucky actually turned out to be just another “turkey walk” for Senator Mitch McConnell. The Senate Republican Leader who is a thirty year long veteran of Washington insider politics easily won his Primary against Republican challenger and political newcomer Matt Bevin who was supported by the Tea Party.
The fact that McConnell had such a massive political war chest worth well over a million dollars to spend on radio and television commercials trashing his opponent and lying about his own political record made it impossible for an outsider to win. That was not true with Donald Trump in 2016 because he had plenty of his own money to spend, but Mitch McConnell’s political slush fund led Kentucky voters to return this lying politician to Washington for the sixth straight time. He will still be there when Donald Trump finishes his first term in office. Mitch McConnell won’t be up for re-election again until 2020. In the meantime he will try to block just about everything that President Trump wants to do to make America great again. That’s why I’m still singing the Republican Blues even though Donald Trump won the White House and the Republicans hung on to both the House and the Senate…
For only the second time since 1929 Republicans control all three branches of government, but Mitch McConnell, the aging Senator from Kentucky still stands in the way, and he casts a long political shadow over anything that Donald Trump wants to do. As for Matt Bevin he actually went on to become the Governor of Kentucky, and in a strange twist of irony, if anything should happen to Mitch McConnell during the next four years, it will be Matt Bevin who appoints his replacement to fill the vacancy in Congress.
McConnell has made his intentions well known. He does not support Trump’s plan for Congressional term limits. He recently said that, “We already have term limits in the United States.. They are called elections and they happen every two years.” Mitch McConnell will not support Donald Trump’s plan to renegotiate or withdraw from NAFTA and the World Trade Organization. He opposes the construction of a wall on our southern border with Mexico to stop the flood of illegal aliens into our country. He has even said that he is open to the idea of letting Democrats filibuster the President’s Supreme Court nominees. He will try to obstruct Donald Trump at every step of the way, and that is why Mitch McConnell will be the most powerful man in Washington for the next four years. Whatever Donald Trump wants to do he has to get Mitch McConnell’s permission first.
For anything to really change in Washington besides just the faces of those occupying the seats in Congress, the mind of voters actually has to change. Otherwise it is just like playing a game of musical chairs. This is going to require some very powerful re-education… at least as much education as the daily barrage of progressive propaganda coming from the mainstream media, but with both our schools and the corporate media firmly in the hands of liberal Democrats what are the chances of that ever happening?
Yet this is the challenge that we face. In order for the victory of traditional values over ungodly socialist ideology to have any real meaning, then the minds of millions of Americans will have to change. Just replacing one Democrat in the White House with a Republican will do nothing to change America for the better or help to make America great again. Donald Trump has won an amazing victory. It is true. He defeated the entire political establishment and both political parties, but in order for his victory to have any meaning… and in order for him to make America Great Again he has to figure out a way to get beyond Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan.
The control of Congress and the White House is entirely in Republican hands for the next two years. but no substantive steps to undo any of the political damage that Barack Obama has done to our country in the past eight years can be under taken without the cooperation of Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan and I seriously doubt that many Republicans currently in Congress really want to undo what Barack Obama has done to our country in the past eight years. They are part of the problem. They just want to swim in the swamp. They want their turn at the public feeding trough.
If Donald Trump is going to make America great again then he will have to quickly figure out a way to get around Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan. He only has two years of this mandate to accomplish the majority of his plans because in 2018 it is probable that Democrats will regain control of either the House or the Senate.. The prospects for making America great again get a lot tougher then, and the clock starts ticking on January 20th.
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