The consensus among American political commentators and the media is that the budget deal just reached by Congress is a big loss for the GOP. This outcome prompted Rush Limbaugh to ask the question that an increasing number of disillusioned Republican voters are pondering: “Why is anybody voting Republican, if this is what happens when we win?”
It is informative to hear what arch-liberal, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) had to say about the budget agreement. Schumer issued a statement in which he praised the deal, pointing out, among other things that the border wall with Mexico – Donald Trump’s signature issue during the presidential campaign – would go unfunded. If Chuck Schumer is beaming with glee, that can only mean conservatives got shafted.
The rotten budget deal also includes funding for Obamacare, sanctuary cities, and Planned Parenthood, and a miniscule one percent cut to EPA funding, among other details.
One of the questions on everyone’s mind is how, with Republicans controlling the White House, the Senate, and the House, does such a bad deal result?
Limbaugh provided the answer:
The fact of the matter is that corporate interests or special interests or lobbyists or what have you, is where legislation gets written, because that’s where the donors and their money are headquartered.
And the donors, the big money more than likely determine what does and does not happen in Washington. And I can tell you this. On K Street, the lobbying firms, the Chamber of Commerce, big donors, there’s nobody in that group that is in favor of the Trump agenda.
Congress is merely a conduit for legislation, with the ultimate source being the lobbyists, large donors, the Chamber of Commerce, and others who do not represent the interests of the American people.
The establishment, whatever you want to call this bunch of people, the ruling class, the establishment, the donors, whatever you want to call ’em, they’re not just gonna roll over and let Trump implement those things that he campaigned on just because he won the office, just because he won the presidency. And he’s going to have to overcome this if he’s going to be successful. And the way he’s going to have overcome it, he’s going to have to have his own staff, legislative staff in the White House that writes this legislation and muscles its way through.
Listen to the audio of Rush’s comments below from DailyRushbo.com:
To overcome business as usual, the American people need a very strong-willed person in the White House, someone who is willing to go against the establishment. That is the only hope. There actually is someone there now that fits the bill – President Donald Trump. But he will have to do a better job than he has shown during the first 100 days of his presidency.
It’s a tall order, but it can be done. It’s all that a disillusioned, weary American people can hope for.
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