by David M. Drucker |
President Trump's relationship with Republicans in Congress, brittle to begin with, is disintegrating in public over a deep lack of trust and impatience that has infected both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. Trump, frustrated with the pace of business on Capitol Hill, suggested to reporters on Thursday an openness to seeing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., ousted if he can't deliver healthcare reform, an overhaul of the U.S. tax code, and infrastructure spending........Trump's style has been to criticize Congressional Republicans as though he were separate from them, rather than to embrace his role as the leader of the Republican Party and discuss their legislative goals, successes and failures, as shared.
That has rankled Republicans .........."There was a huge trust level with Bush," ........"I think he had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process.".......Trump isn't taking kindly to the backhanded compliments.
He's spent the last 48 hours beating up on McConnell on Twitter, and expanding on his thoughts with reporters. "Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal and Replace for 7 years, couldn't get it done," the president tweeted Thursday, later urging the majority leader to "get back to work." Asked later if he wanted McConnell to step down, Trump said:
"If he doesn't get repeal and replace done, and if he doesn't get taxes done, meaning cuts and reform, and if he doesn't get a very easy one to get done, infrastructure, if he doesn't get them done, then you can ask me that question.".......To Read More....
My Take - The fact of the matter is Trump is only doing what most Americans want done - get the Republicans to do what they promised to do. That's why his ratings among those who voted for him remain high and those of the Republicans in Congress are dropping like a stone. And they're saying he's not a Republican.
They bleet how well they got along with Bush just fine, but so what? He cost them dearly because everything that needs fixed right now - which they promised to do if given control - can be placed at the feet of Bush and the current Republican leadership. But it didn't cost McConnell and the rest of the swamp creatures.
I will say this again. The 2018 mid-term election is going to be a blood bath for both parties and the Congress will become far more left for the Democrats and far more conservative for the Republicans, and in spite of all the predictions to the contrary over this open fight between Trump and the Republicans - the Republicans will retain the Congress. Why? Because those who voted for Trump, and conservatives in general, realize this is the last stand "win or die" battle against the leftist fascist tyranny Democrats are wanting to impose on the nation. And 2020 will be an even bigger win for conservatives.
One more thing. Trump needs to hang in there hard and strong until after the first of the year when primaries start. When that starts we're going to see a bunch of these go along get along Republicans start to think Trump is a wonderful President. Those who don't will either be in a district that's as clueless as they, or they're not going to be selected to run. And if that happens in the early state primaries - watch the "RINO's" running make an about face so fast they'll look like the color guard in a military parade.