Uniparty gotta Uniparty

May 2nd, 2017

Just the latest knife in the back of the former Republic from the Republicrats. Nothing more, nothing less.

A deal has been reached on a $1 trillion-plus bill to fund the government for the final five months of this fiscal year, an agreement that is likely to avert a government shutdown.

After President Donald Trump backed down on funding for the construction of a border wall, some additional sticking points remained, including health benefits for coal miners, funding for Puerto Rico and an additional $30 billion for defense, delaying congressional negotiators and causing them to miss their deadline of last Friday. Congress passed and Trump signed into law a one-week extension to keep the government open and give negotiators more time.

The newly reached deal includes an additional $15 billion in defense spending, less than what Trump asked for, but still $25 billion more than last year’s spending. It also includes a permanent fix to fund coal miners’ health care instead of a temporary extension.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York called the deal “a good agreement for the American people” that “takes the threat of a government shutdown off the table.”

It’s Schemer, so you know right away that it’s nothing of the sort.

And I swear I typed in Schumer there, but autocorrect turned it into “Schemer,” so who am I to argue, eh?

“Early on in this debate, Democrats clearly laid out our principles,” he said. “At the end of the day, this is an agreement that reflects those principles.”

Well, he certainly got THAT part right, anyway. I’ll let Rush deal with the rest of this stinkburger, echoing as he does so many things I’ve said here so many times.

So Obamacare gets funded. Sanctuary cities get funded. The EPA gets funded through September. Planned Parenthood gets funded. The wall does not. So if you’re asking yourself, “Why am I voting Republican?” you have a good question.

Why is anybody voting Republican, if this is what happens when we win?

We won the House, we won the Senate, we won the White House, and the Democrats thwarted everything we supposedly said we were going to do with our victory. Well, I don’t want to use the word “we,” ’cause I’ve got nothing to do with this. This is another reason why I do not get close to these people. I do not… I would not relish having to have you call here today and make me justify what all happened here, had I been out there promoting and ballyhooing. That’s why I keep my distance from these people, ’cause I don’t have any control over what they’re gonna do or say, what their policies are going to be.

If you’re asking, “What am I voting for Republicans for?” you have a legitimate question. This is one of the reasons Donald Trump was elected. This is the swamp. This is what needs to be drained: The way the budget happens, the way legislation happens, who’s responsible for it.

Donald Trump won the election and he ran and won on a series of issues, and all of them are embodied in this budget, and not a one of these things did Donald Trump seek the presidency by saying he was going to continue. The one thing that is not paid for in this budget is the one thing that Trump made one of his top two vote-getters, and that’s building the wall. And that of course is related to immigration.

So what explains this?

Rush knows very well what the explanation is, of course, and he goes on to spell it out just in case any of you have been asleep for the last, oh, twenty years. Bottom line, at least for me: the current supposed “two-party system” is a pure-tee sham, a misdirection intended to keep the federal Leviathan fed and growing. There is no—NO—meaningful distinction to be made between Republicrats and Demicans. NONE.

People, especially GOPe-DemSoc shills, have long simpered on about the hopelessness of ever successfully establishing a “third” party (all too conveniently forgetting just how the Republican Party came into existence in the first place). But I’m not arguing for a third party; what we really need, desperately need, is a second party. Because right now, we simply don’t have one. And until we get one, no meaningful change in the direction we’re headed has the slightest chance of being implemented—Trump or no Trump. The meaning of that couldn’t be more clear, either:

Now, Trump knew this; it’s why he ran for office. You knew it. I knew it. We all knew this. This is what being opposed to the ruling class, being opposed to the establishment is all about. But now it’s become crystal clear. Now it’s no longer a matter of speculation and theory. Now we know, we’ve just extended a federal budget all the way through September and there’s nothing in it that represents the will of the American people as expressed in the election. There’s nothing in it that represents the campaign pledges, promises, objectives of Donald Trump. Quite the opposite.

This budget is a direct slap in the face. This budget is a stop sign. And it’s throwing down the gauntlet. “You may be elected president, but you’re not getting anything. Nothing’s gonna happen here.”

And bingo, right there it is. It ain’t just Trump who’s being slapped in the face, either.

You want to tell me again all about the “will of the people,” the “consent of the governed”? First, you’re gonna have to show me where on this sad Earth it truly exists or is respected, because it damned sure ain’t here.

With every passing day, it looks more and more likely that there truly is no voting our way out of this. That thought, and the toxic, unforeseeable consequences emanating from it, ought to chill your very marrow. But like it or not, so far it remains the simple truth.

This government, illegitimate through and through, is now openly laughing at you—mocking your aspirations, scorning your beliefs, and jeering at the risible notion that there’s anything at all that you can do about it, or ever will be. They’re betting heavily on your complacency, compliance, and impotence continuing indefinitely. They’re betting on the eternal resilience of the status quo, and the sheep-like docility of the American people.

We’ll see what all that gets them in the end.

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  1. Monty James
    May 2nd, 2017 at 09:10 | #1
    We'll have to primary a bunch of these muhfuhs.

    But part of the problem is people on our side not mobilizing to counter the Left in the post-election period. It's not enough to vote for Trump, or the Republicans lower down on the ticket. It's not enough to turn off the tv at 3 o'clock in the morning on November 9th and say, "Guess we showed them". Think of how many times in the past 3 months that the news has showed a town hall dominated by screaming Leftists bused in to create the illusion of popular outrage. How many of those showed any supporters of a Representative there at the same time, getting in the little commie shits' faces?

    The other side doesn't consider election results to be the final word, if their side doesn't win. They mean to win. I can cut the Congresscritters at least a little slack, to this extent; like Kathy Shaidle said, "Not showing up for the riot is a failed conservative policy."

  2. johnnymozart
    May 2nd, 2017 at 13:50 | #2
    If it weren't for double standards, these assholes would have no standards at all.
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