Kentucky Voters Can Help GOP

Voters in Kentucky can’t seem to help themselves.  They can’t stand Mitch McConnell, but they keep sending him back to Washington where he puts a wrench in every Republican plan to reduce spending, shrink government, control the border and even defund the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.

It would be nice if GOP senators would simply oust McConnell from his post as majority leader.  That would go a long way toward solving the problem in the Republican-led Senate, but perhaps that is expecting too much.  If you are going to kill the king, you have to make sure it is with the first, decisive blow.  If not, he will hoist you on your own petard and make you wish you were never born. Continue reading “Kentucky Voters Can Help GOP”

World’s Greatest Negotiator Just Got Rolled

Don’t look now, but the world’s greatest negotiator just got rolled on a budget deal by a couple of snake oil salesman and you will end up paying the bill.

Don’t blame Nancy Pelosi.  She does what she has always done.  Her game plan has always been the same.  It has never changed.  However, the president refused to listen to the grownups in the White House — Chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and Russell Vought, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget —who had studied it and prepared an adequate defense.

No, the two guys holding out the bottle of magic miracle tonic were none other than Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.  They claim it contains the solution to all Trump’s current problems.  All he has to do is agree to raise the debt ceiling.  Drop his insistence that there be real offsets for a heavy round of new spending that bust the caps in the 2011 Budget Control Act — the hard fought victory won by the tea-party Congress —  and call it a victory for national defense.

Just drink the contents in this little bottle and Continue reading “World’s Greatest Negotiator Just Got Rolled”

Guess Who Is Pulling the Rug out from under Trump, again

What’s a president to do about the crisis on our southern border?  It’s hard enough fighting a political party that owes its very existence to illegal immigration and will provide nothing to stop the flow through our border with Mexico.   However, it’s members of Trump’s own party who are pulling the rug out from under him, again.

Democrats in the House refuse to pass the laws that are needed to immediately deport those streaming into our country from Central America.  They refuse to give up the money for a border barrier or any kind of meaningful security.  They refuse to provide the money for additional detention facilities or even humanitarian aid to the illegal border crossers.  For Democrats, nothing will do other than simply releasing these gate crashers into our country.

So Trump has attempted to use the laws at his disposal to stop the flow himself.  Unfortunately, it’s his own party that is cutting him off at the knees. Continue reading “Guess Who Is Pulling the Rug out from under Trump, again”