President Trump has grown increasingly frustrated with the lack of progress and cooperation from the congressional GOP on issues like the Obamacare repeal.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blasted the president for unreasonable expectations. Yet as Fox News reported, Lou Dobbs said he and others are similarly frustrated with the snail’s pace of those in the Senate and House, and warned that the GOP is “in a crisis and doesn’t even know it.” He went on to say McConnell “needs a snuffbox up near his nose as he condescends and patronizes the president.”
The conflict started after the House’s failure to repeal Obamacare, according to Politico. McConnell gave a stern speech criticizing the president for his supposed impatience saying, “Our new president, of course, has not been in this line of work before. I think he had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process.”
Instead of siding with the president, McConnell went on to claim that everything was happening at the pace it should, and that voters should wait to see what happens before getting upset. “Part of the reason I think people think we’re under-performing is because of too many artificial deadlines unrelated to the reality of the legislature which may have not been understood,” McConnell said.
President Trump fired back on Twitter saying, “Mitch, get back to work and put Repeal & Replace, Tax Reform & Cuts and a great Infrastructure Bill on my desk for signing. You can do it!”
Like Trump, many voters are upset with the GOP’s inability to get anything done despite having the majority in the legislative branch. Sean Hannity, in the interview with Dobbs on Fox News, criticized the GOP leader for little progress after promising to repeal Obamacare for “seven-and-a-half long years.”
Hannity went on to say that part of the swamp Trump should drain should “include Republicans that have no urgency, can’t keep up, get nothing done.”
Dobbs agreed with the sentiment, saying, “This election was about the forgotten man and woman that President Trump brought back to the forefront of public policy, or at least we thought so.”
He warned the GOP, saying, “The Republican Party is in crisis and doesn’t even know it; this party is led by people maintaining the status quo…President Trump is in office to get rid of the old ways and bring in the new, to disrupt, and if you will, to discomfort all of the people willing to sit on their hands.”
Dobbs finished his sharp criticism by saying these Republicans are choosing to kick back and take their time on issues facing Americans “instead of working for a living and representing the people who do work for a living.”
Though the political process is undoubtedly long, given the bureaucracies in place and stone-walling opposition from Democrats, there is still little excuse for being unable to pass a repeal after a supposed seven-year effort to do so.
Our GOP leaders are making excuses for not acting upon the President’s agenda. Are you tired of hearing their excuses?
Democrats, on the other hand, have been getting a lot done in their resistance efforts against Trump. Since his inauguration, the president has faced fierce opposition from a united political party at every turn. The lawsuits against his executive orders, roadblocks to potential nominees, and organized efforts to undercut and undermine the president in the media have been accomplished very quickly, despite the smaller number of Democrats in the legislature.
Republicans dragging their feet should take notes from Democrats on how to get things done, get off their hands, and get to work. Voters have given them a House majority and a president with a strong work ethic, willing to get things done to overturn the liberal agenda.
It’s time for these Republican leaders to do what they promised, or make way for those who will.