“Who’s on first.”
“I’m not asking you, who’s on first?”
“I’m telling you, Who is on first.”
“I don’t know.”
“Oh, he’s on third, we’re not talking about him!”
Abbott and Costello, right?
Nope. The Senate Democrats in the confirmation hearings for Trump’s Cabinet picks. We knew they’d stop at nothing to stop these picks; hence the previously revealed targeting of certain Cabinet members.
Now, they’re doing everything in their limited power to stall the Cabinet picks’ confirmations in order to send a clear message to the Republican President-elect. No, not that they are serious about properly and thoroughly vetting the Cabinet nominees.
They really don’t care about that part of the job.
No, what they’re REALLY passionate about is making sure Donald Trump doesn’t have all of this administrative paperwork out of the way on his first day as President of the United States.
They are sending the message that they are not going to “play ball” with the new administration, regardless of how many women he places in positions of power, how many minorities he puts in charge of making a dent in race relations in the U.S., or how many Democrats he allows to continue working in their current positions.
“Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer railed against Senate Democrats for delaying approval of Cabinet members, likely leaving President-elect Donald Trump with fewer confirmed department heads on his first day than any of the last three presidents.
‘There is really no excuse for the delay tactics and, frankly, the partisanship that is being exhibited by the Democrats,’ Mr. Spicer said at a press conference in Washington.
‘There is a time and a place for it. I get it,’ he said. ‘But I think if you hold them to the standard they were held to [for President Obama’s nominees in 2009], you recognize the fact that they are continuing to employ delay tactics after delay tactics, which isn’t good for the government.’”
The real aim of this delay is to embarrass Trump, as liberals are in the process of licking their wounds over the fact that Obama’s Legacy has all but evaporated.
This is a sore spot for them and Chuck E. Shumer, Senator from New York and ranking minority member of that body showed how badly he needed a diaper change today:
“Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, who has vowed to slow down the confirmation process, said Republicans were trying to push the nominees through too quickly, denying Democrats adequate time to question them and failing to provide necessary paperwork.”
It truly does stand to reason that Democrats feel intimidated by Trump and his Cabinet picks. If Trump has his way, the Democrats in Congress will become virtually as inconsequential as the Republicans were for the past six decades.
“I love the smell of napalm in the morning!”
Source: The Washington Times