The authors of this column are not always on board with President Trump’s tweet strategy — is “strategy” even the correct word? — but we could not be more supportive of his tweeted disgust concerning the recent over-spending bill passed by a Congress under the total control of Republicans who claim to be conservative.
The president asked, “I want to know, where is the money for Border Security and the WALL in this ridiculous Spending Bill, and where will it come from after the Midterms?”
The answer is there is no money for border security or the wall and the chance of the president getting any money are so small it would take a microscope to see it.
This is why we’re asking who do Republicans in the House and Senate really represent?
It certainly doesn’t appear to be the conservative base. Conservatives want the wall, intensified border enforcement, and reductions in immigration. Evidently Washington Republicans aren’t interested in doing any of that.
Curator of the Senate Mitch McConnell says the wall and immigration enforcement can be taken up after the midterm election. This statement is just a means of expressing his contempt for the base without putting it into words. It’s typical McConnell behavior.
If the left seizes control of the House in the midterm election that means there will be no wall and no increased border enforcement in 2019. A House of Representatives run by the left will be too busy attempting to impeach Trump and posturing for television cameras to do any substantive work. The only bills passed will be legislation to undo the work the president has managed to accomplish while fighting the swamp.
Does McConnell seriously think he will be able to fund the wall in the few brief weeks of the lame duck session between the election and the beginning of a new Congress if the left wins in November?
That’s another verbal slap in the face. Quisling Republicans and obstructionist leftists waiting for the dawn of a new era of Pelosi will see to it that both houses are paralyzed.
Evidently McConnell, and the other great minds of the GOP who want only to retain their respective offices, think Republican voters will go to the polls this November either through a vague sense of obligation to the party or simple muscle memory.
There is certainly no other reason.
Donald Trump won the nomination and the presidency because he told the truth regarding illegal immigration. Voters chose him in spite of his obvious flaws because he was willing to address the number one issue for base voters in the election.
Yet country club conservatives in the House and Senate refuse to cooperate with the president and do something for the conservative base. Instead they continue to work to appease the left’s base.
As Marc Rotterman points out, “According to a recent July Gallup survey, 35 percent of Republicans say illegal immigration is the Number 1 issue facing the country. And the percentage of Americans who say illegal immigration is the most important problem in the country grew from 14 percent to 22 percent in July. That’s the highest percentage for an issue in the history of Gallup’s 'most important problem' questions.”
Republicans who represented the people would do something now about illegal immigration. Republicans who represent establishment donors and cheap labor enablers won’t. And that is the answer to the question we posed initially.
Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.
Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read more of Michael Shannon's reports — Go Here Now.