I’ll admit that at first, when I heard that Donald Trump made a deal with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to get the debt ceiling raised, I was slightly more than pissed. After all, how could you disrespect people in your own party? How could you side with “the enemy”. Then I recalled something very important…
Donald Trump isn’t a Republican…he has no political loyalty.
And now it begins to make sense to me. Trump did what anyone not concerned with right and left would do in that situation. He had a goal…raise the debt ceiling, and avoid a government collapse on his watch. To accomplish that goal, he at first put his faith and trust in the GOP in Congress. They let him down terribly thanks to John McCain’s vote in the Senate when it came to repealing Obamacare. So, he lost faith and trust in them. I think we all did. When it came to getting what he wanted done for the good of the country, he threw party politics out the window and opted to go for something that would work, regardless which side agreed with him. In this case it happened to be the Dems.
I can’t say that I blame him, either. I mean, he got a 10 point bump in his approval rating because of it. Americans are fed up with the stupid idiocy that is Congress. They act like a bunch of two year olds fighting over the last carton of milk at daycare. And it doesn’t matter what side you’re on. Trump has told them to do three things this year. Repeal & replace Obamacare, get Tax Reform done, and fix the immigration system and fund “The Wall”. They haven’t done any of that. So, he will work with whomever is going to get that stuff done.
Now, the Democrats are happy with him. They won’t be with the tax reform because they see all tax reform as benefitting the rich. That’s because 47% of Americans pay no income tax. So, any tax cut is going to affect the top 53% by simple math. And that angers the Dems. They don’t want to see the system simplified. Keeping it confusing works for them. They like confusing, long, drawn-out bills that lead to lots of regulation, lots of oversight, lots of stuff that take freedoms away from the public they supposedly serve. And that’s why the Democrats are not going to be on board with Trump on this one. And just because they took his cookie on the debt ceiling, doesn’t mean that they’ll stop calling him names on DACA. It doesn’t mean that they are going to stop fighting him on the rest of his agenda.
And it doesn’t mean he’s going to work with them again.
Trump will work with whichever side gets him to the goal of getting the job done. He has no loyalties to the Republicans or the snowflakes. I’m ok with that. As long as you agree with his final feelings on these issues (and they DO change!), then you shouldn’t worry that he’s throwing Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan under the bus. They’ll be back when the snowflakes won’t work with him…and they’ll be back in spades. Just wait.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!