Is it really that difficult to put things up for a vote in Congress?
By all accounts, a difficult task is getting something done when you are the minority, but getting something done when you have the majority…strangely, nearly impossible!
It certainly seems that the more powerful the Republicans become, the more the excuses flow from the mouths of House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Lest we forget, the Republican Establishment (McCain, McConnell, Graham, Boehner, et al.) assured the American people that they absolutely could not get anything done in Congress because they did not have the votes, nor the majority.
President Trump has delivered a number of vows and promises, which are appreciated…but will the roadblocks still be in place? Republicans got Congress, right?
They were then granted the House of Representatives. But they still couldn’t possibly do anything of value. Not unless, of course, they had the Senate. So, we handed them the Senate.
Then, the excuse was that they would never be able to lift a finger without the Presidency.
And what was the response?
Well, now we need time. There’s just not enough time in the day to finish everything little thing that the American people want or that President Trump wants.
You just can’t wave your magic wand, you know, and make that happen. It takes time. Patience. So says House Speaker Paul Ryan.
“Ryan noted it would take a little time, regardless of the fact the GOP has a majority in Congress.
‘I would love to do this stuff yesterday, but getting Congress to act on all those things you just said in just one year’s time — unprecedented!’ Ryan said.
He then doubled down, saying, ‘This will be the most productive presidency and Congress in our lifetimes.‘
Ryan blamed media rumor mills for giving the misperception that Obamacare would be repealed and replaced immediately.
‘It actually hasn’t been all over the map from us, from me. It has on the map from the press, it’s been all over the map from rumor mills,’ he said. ‘But from us here in Congress, we’re exactly on the time limit that we laid out for ourselves.'”
Yes, it’s always someone else’s fault when it comes to Establishmentarians. All I can say about this Congress getting anything done is: “I’ll see it when I believe it.”
And I can’t say that I believe it.
At the very least, we’ve got other, broader promises from Trump, including his commitment to our brave men and women in uniform,
Source: Western Journalism