Limbaugh Scolds Pence on Budget: 'What's the Point of Voting Republican if Democrats Always Win?'
It's no secret Mike Pence gives us serious feelies. Namely major respect (see BADASS: Mike Pence Fearlessly Stares Down North Korean Military and Mike Pence Mocks Liberal Outrage with a Joke About His Wife). Alas, this isn't North Korea or Cuba. We're allowed to criticize our leaders here - even the ones we like. And after hearing news of the impending budget bill, conservatives are none too pleased with the current leadership. Especially in regards to its apparent cowardice in the face of the Democratic oppostion. Rush explains in detail below...
LIMBAUGH: What is the point of voting Republican if the Democrats are going to continue to win practically 95% of their objectives such as in this last budget deal?
PENCE: Respectfully, Rush, I think this was a clear win for the American people. You have Washington D.C. that has been paralyzed by gridlock and partisan infighting for many years. In this new President you have someone who is able to bring people together and make a $21bn increase in defense spending at a time during a great challenge for America's interests around the world.
LIMBAUGH: That's a small price to pay for continuing to fund refugee resettlement, Planned Parenthood, sanctuary cities, the EPA and not the wall. The Democrats ... [are] confident they can block Trump's agenda after this spending bill for the rest of Trump's term... You guys were sent there to drain the swamp. Some people are getting concerned that there's more concern for bipartisanship than there is in draining the swamp and actually peeling away all of the roughage that is preventing actually moving forward on so many issues affecting people domestically.
Rush brings up a good point. It looked like the Trump administration had been making headway on abortion (see Trump Reverses Obama's Abortion Funding Overseas and Trump Signs Bill Allowing States to Defund Abortion Clinics). Yet now, at the eleventh hour, Planned Parenthood managed to snag itself a juicy cut of the federal funds. Along with sanctuary cities, the EPA, and all the other crap Trump campaigned AGAINST.
When we're losing in all other areas, a slight increase in military spending doth not a successful budget make. Not sorry. We still love Mike. In fact, you might say we're on a first-name basis since just now. But the time for rump kissing is over. It's time for Americans who voted Republican to hold Republicans accountable. So kudos to Limbaugh - and tons of other conservatives - for applying pressure onto Pence and the rest of Republicans. Time will tell if the Republican party will stay the course.
If only the Republicans could stay true to all their campaign promises. They were, after all, the reason we voted Republicans into the House, Senate and the Presidency, after all. Which the GOP should remember.
In the meantime, watch this...