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What’s with the GOP?

March 14, 2019

The U.S. Senate, with the help of newly-elected Trump-hater Mitt Romney, R-UT,  11 other RINOs voted to invalidate President Trump’s emergency order.

Also voting with Democrats were  Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah; Rob Portman, R-Ohio; Susan Collins, R-Maine; Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska; Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.; Roger Wicker, R-Miss.; Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; Jerry Moran, R-Kan.; and Pat Toomey, R-Pa.

Of course they say they were actually voting against the use of an emergency order itself, or rather the legislation Congress passed in 1976, but it still comes out to be a vote against Trump and border security.

It’s hard not to notice that increasing border security seems to be out of favor.

Their “constitutional” reason falls awfully flat, given that they could have just as well waited and brought forth a new bill amending or revoking the 1976 legislation as a stand-alone item. At this point in time, Trump’s use of the national emergency order is undeniably legal under the existing statute.

Perhaps they felt that they could make a statement against the legislation because they don’t think there are enough votes to override the promised veto. They better hope they’re right.

In one way this is just a blip, but voters have long memories, and many are beginning to ask themselves why so many so-called Republicans are hanging with the Democrats, as long as they can oppose the President

Even if you aren’t a former Trump voter, it’s hard not to notice that no other President in history has ever been so universally attacked by both parties.

If Trump had accomplished nothing since he’s been in office perhaps this attitude would be understandable. Unfortunately for his detractors, he’s accomplished much of what he said he would do while he was campaigning. You don’t have to like all of what he’s done, or even who he is, but at least he didn’t forget his promises as soon as he got into office.

In contrast, we have R.F. O’Rourke, who swore he wasn’t going to run for President in 2020, right before he announced he’s running for office in 2020.

Starting your campaign by breaking your word seems to be a teensy bit awkward, but maybe that’s just us.

Robert isn’t going to win the nomination in 2020, but what about 2024?  And that brings us to the future Democrat dream team.

Can you imagine an O’Rourke/Ocasio-Cortez ticket then?  They could run as O’Rourke – O’Casio.

Blech.

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