Omnibus 2018: An example of Republican Hypocrisy

 

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2,232 pages. The largest funding increase in United States history. Less then 24 hours for Congress to read it before voting. Everything the Republican party has stood against for the last 10 years. It’s hard to imagine voters in 2016 imagined this when they gave the GOP control of the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the White House. It’s also hard to imagine that this November voters are going to be forgiving.

I am a fiscal conservative. But it seems to me that the Republican party is no longer the fiscally conservative party. After years of President Obama and the Democratic party lowering the national deficit, I had high hopes that the Republican party would come in and finish what Obama started. I was dead wrong.

The deficit is back over a trillion dollars, and the debt is over 21 trillion. President Trump has stated that this will be the last time he signs a bill like this.  I believe him. Why? Because the Republican party is going to lose control of the House, and likely the Senate in November, and Democrats aren’t going to make the same mistakes the GOP just made.

You see if Trump was presented with another massive spending bill he would sign it. But he won’t be presented with one. Democrats won’t give him that chance and come 2020 Trump won’t be sitting in the White House. Now don’t get me wrong I’m not saying a Republican won’t, but I don’t see any path for another 4 years of Trump.

The number one priority for our country right now isn’t to build up our military, our even to create a path to citizenship for DREAMers, although both are noble goals. The number one priority should be getting our massive debt under control. If not, it will cripple our military, our economy, and our country. Why can’t the Republican party see this?

Is it as simple as Democrats state, and Republicans will say anything to get elected? Or is there something else that I’m missing?

C’mon America you’re better than this

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The political world has finally come full circle. Our entertainers are trying to run our country while our politicians try to entertain us. Why is it that Donald Trump is in the White House and Hillary Clinton is in the Grammys?

I’d argue that the reason is one and the same. Clinton being in the Grammys is indicative of the reason why Donald Trump was elected to be president in the first place. The overwhelming pettiness of the Clinton skit highlights the personality traits that led to her failure to beat the most unqualified presidential candidate in the history of the United States.

Think about it, a tenured Senator and previous Secretary of State was unable to defeat the host of The Apprentice in a presidential election because of the public disgust over her actions that revealed the true nature of her personality.

The media calls her skit “trolling” and by definition it is, but the real story is how fast and how far Clinton has fallen. Just over a year ago she was the most powerful female figure in US politics, now she’s just a comedic skit. And looking back that’s all she really ever was.

Now hopefully the trend of politicians in entertainment and entertainers in politics isn’t one that continues. Imagine the Republican primaries Bill Belichick vs. Trump, and on the Democratic side Oprah Winfrey vs. Snoop Dog. And don’t worry Marco Rubio and Nancy Pelosi will be hosting the Oscars marking the first time that Republicans and Democrats have actually worked together to accomplish something since 2008!

Common sense has left our country to the point where everything in that paragraph is both absurd and completely possible (except for Republicans and Democrats working together on anything of course!).

C’mon America you’re better than this.