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2000+ page, $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill

 

Trump’s Presidency Ended When He Signed the Omnibus Bill

Jerry A. Kane 

Instead of holding President Donald J. Trump accountable for signing the UniParty’s Porkulus II spending bill into law, the President’s mau mauing spinmeisters are affixing blame to UniParty weasels Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer for drafting and passing it.

The truth is Trump could’ve vetoed the bill because the House of Representatives didn’t have enough votes to override a presidential  veto. Or he could’ve told Congress to send him a separate appropriations bill for the defense department, which is the normal way of appropriating spending bills for a major department of government.

If Trump had a smidgen of integrity, he would’ve honored his promises and stood with the people who elected him and forced the UniParty weasels in Congress to negotiate a better bill, which would’ve energized and emboldened the members of his party’s base, and they would’ve elevated him to sainthood.

Instead Trump chose to ignore the will of the majority of his party’s base and permanently fracture the Republican Party and banish its  base to a no man’s land without a leader or a compass.

Believe it or not there is a country with a leader who actually does what he was elected to do. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán actually represents the people who elected him. No fooling. Orbán stands toe-to-toe with the European Union’s political weasels and refuses to cave to the pressures of political correctness:

“I can only speak for the Hungarian people, and they don’t want any migration. In my understanding, it’s not possible for the people to have a will on a fundamental issue and for the government not to comply with it.”

The majority of Hungarians oppose opening their borders for people the EU labels as “refugees,” and Prime Minister Orbán has upheld the people’s will and has kept the EU’s refugee designates from being relocated in Hungary.

We remember President Harry Truman for saying “the buck stops here,” i.e., with the President. The UniParty’s Porkulus II became law for one reason and one reason only, Trump signed it. Only the President could sign that bill into law and the buck stops with the President.

Imagine for a moment if Trump would’ve acted like Orbán and stood tall and vetoed the bill; and then with one fell swoop of his arm knocked the two-thousand-plus pages of Porkulus II into the trash can by his desk and onto the trash heap of history.

How “yuge” would that gesture have been in the eyes of his party’s base and of freedom-loving patriots throughout the nation? Such an  act would’ve become the defining moment of his presidency, and he would have gone on to become a legend, like Ronald Reagan, in the minds of conservative Republicans and freedom-loving Americans.

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.” ― Harriet Beecher Stowe

It’s time for Trump supporters to face the truth and stop living in denial. At heart Trump is a Democrat with New York values, and he gave the elitist UniParty what they wanted in their Omnibus bill. He lied to evangelicals, conservatives, and patriots telling them what they wanted to hear. He gave them words, which he refused to back up with actions.

With the way things are shaping up politically in the country, the Democrats will control Congress in November. With the help of the RINOs and the NeverTrump Republicans, the Democrats will impeach Trump, and he’ll be like a drowning man flailing his arms to stay afloat until his term ends in 2020.

If he is the Republican Party’s nominee in 2020, he will lose the election in a landslide, and the American electorate will follow California’s lead and acquiesce to a fascist government and one-party rule run by leftist Democrats.

My fears regarding a Trump presidency have reached fruition. I feared Trump would destroy the Republican Party and in so doing turn over this nation to a Democrat Party that will impose a fascist government and rule in perpetuity.

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Cruz Fights Alone to Stop Senate from Funding Planned Parenthood and Iran Nuclear Deal

By Jerry A. Kane

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Last night Ted Cruz couldn’t get his Republican Senate colleagues to back his proposed amendment to stop funding Planned Parenthood for one year and to prevent the Obama administration from using funds to implement the Iran nuclear deal until Congress can examine the additional agreements or “side deals” between the terrorist state and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

“You know, Obama has negotiated a catastrophic nuclear deal with Iran. Republican leadership goes on television all the time and rightly says this is a catastrophic deal. I would suggest that if we actually believed the words that are coming out of their mouths, then we should be willing to use any and all constitutional authorities,” Cruz said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tore a page from former Democrat Leader Harry Reid’s playbook and “filled the tree” with amendments and blocked Cruz from offering his amendment during a voice vote.

McConnell used the same tactic in July to block Cruz from offering an amendment on the Iran nuclear deal to the highway bill. Mike Lee (R-Utah) was the only senator to back Cruz on offering his amendment.

Cruz then asked for a roll call vote on overruling the decision, but his Republican colleagues sat on their hands, refusing to give him a “sufficient second” (11 senators) to allow the vote. For the record, roll call votes have been routinely granted as procedural courtesy to senators in both parties.

“What does denying a second mean? Denying a recorded vote. Why is that important? When you are breaking the commitment you’ve made to the men and women who elected you, the most painful thing in the world is accountability,” Cruz said.

Overruled by McConnell and his deputies, his colleagues too frightened to oppose a bloated spending bill to fund executive amnesty, Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, the Iran deal, and other Democrat-Party priorities, Cruz stood alone on the Senate floor. But he wasn’t done and remained undaunted in criticizing the leadership and his colleagues.

He took to the microphone and delivered a powerful, brilliant indictment against the corrupt Republican establishment and its symbiotic relationship with the Democrat party and K Street lobbyists.

During his hour-long speech, Cruz chided Republican leadership for repeatedly surrendering to Obama; he exposed the dysfunction of Washington; and he lamented the betrayal of the electorate.

It takes a man of principled conviction and extraordinary courage to stand before the Senate, where collegiality is touted as the supreme virtue, and indict party leadership and colleagues to their face for their hypocrisy, dishonesty, and cowardice.

Cruz is that lone voice crying out in the wilderness for repentance to a reprobate Congress damned by God awaiting its day of reckoning. Right now, he is America’s most fearless orator and greatest statesmen, and it’s painful to know that most Americans will never realize that.

“[T]his is no longer a nation of independent individuals. … The whole world is becoming humanoid – creatures that look human but aren’t. The whole world, not just us. We’re just the most advanced country, so we’re getting there first. The whole world’s people are becoming mass-produced, programmed, numbered, insensate things…”



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At a Tea Party rally opposing Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s Nuclear Agreement with Iran, the foremost state sponsor of terrorism in the world, Republican presidental candidate Donald Trump said that “We are led by very, very stupid people.”

AMERICA‘S LEADERS

(L-R) John Boehner, Joe Biden, Barack Hussein Obama, Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Andrew McCarthy

(L-R) John Boehner, Joe Biden, Barack Hussein Obama, Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Andrew McCarthy

Thousands attended the rally held last week outside the Capitol in Washington, DC.


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House Republicans Threaten Government Shut Down if PP Is not Defunded

By Jerry A. Kane

The Republican-controlled Senate will go through the motions and conduct a sham vote tomorrow evening on a stand-alone bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.

The sham legislation is designed to deceive low-information conservatives and knee-jerk pro-lifers into believing Senate Republicans actually want to defund PP. Had Senate Republicans really wanted to defund PP, they would have done it by including an amendment to the Highway Bill where the Republican majority in the Senate could have easily passed it with 50 votes. But Senate Majority Leader and chief Obama enabler Mitch McConnell opted instead to adopt Harry Reid’s underhanded “fill-the-tree” trick to stop Republican Senator Mike Lee from offering the amendment to defund PP.

And now the pseudo-conservative/pro-life McConnell is sending up this sham legislation which of course will be filibustered by Senate Democrats and resoundingly defeated because he won’t get the 60 votes he needs to pass it. Then he and the Republican Senators can stand boldly before the party faithful and say they tried to defund PP, but those abortion-loving Democrats filibustered the bill and kept it from happening.

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McConnell and Senate Republican can get away with this con because they know “conservative” voices on Fox News such as Charles Krauthammer and George Will and “pro-life” voices on talk radio like Bill Bennett and Jay Sekulow will downplay or ignore McConnell’s trick with the Highway Bill and blame the filibuster for defeating Republican efforts to de-fund PP.

So now there’s a group of 18 House Republicans issuing idle threats to hold up any spending bill to fund the federal government that does not contain language to de-fund PP. This ploy, too is outright laughable.

“We must act to fully defund Planned Parenthood. Please know that we cannot and will not support any funding resolution — an appropriations bill, an omnibus package, a continuing resolution, or otherwise — that contains any funding for Planned Parenthood, including mandatory funding streams,” wrote the 18 Republicans in a letter to House leaders

As he has done before, House Speaker John “Tammy Faye” Boehner will seek out the necessary Democrat support to pass any future spending bills.

And when that happens, the gang of 18 will collectively sigh, “We tried!” to Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, et al. Then Levin will go back to hawking his book, while Hannity summarily ring his hands, and Michael Savage belly aches about the excessive grease in the stir fry at Two Wong’s Don’t Make-A-White.

Eighteen I get confused every day

Eighteen I just don’t know what to say

Eighteen I gotta get away

Do you ever wonder whether or not the smoke McConnell is trying to blow up you ass is carcinogenic?

For more on the story, see 18 House Republicans Pledge to Shut Down Government if Planned Parenthood Not De-Funded.

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UPDATE:

Last Friday U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar to his face on the Senate floor, and now he is accusing the Kentucky Republican of leading the effort to keep taxpayer funds going to Planned Parenthood.

Today Cruz came out and said, “The McConnell-Reid leadership team has no interest in cutting off one penny of funds to Planned Parenthood, which is why leader Mitch McConnell just blocked a vote on defunding Planned Parenthood. To the millions of Americans who rallied in November believing if only we got a Republican majority in the Senate something would be different, this was a clarifying and a sad moment.”

For more on the story, see Cruz: ‘McConnell led effort to keep Planned Parenthood funding’ GOP unable to rally 10 senators to keep taxpayer dollars from abortion provider

McConnell Blocks Amendments to Defund Planned Parenthood and Pass Kate’s Law

By Jerry A. Kane

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked amendments to defund Planned Parenthood and pass Kate’s Law, whereby deported illegals who return to the United States would receive a mandatory five-year sentence in a federal penitentiary if convicted.

Planned Parenthood, the nation’s number one abortion provider which has received nationwide attention resulting from an undercover sting of released videos showing PP executives discussing the sale of harvested baby organs from late-trimester abortions, currently receives more than a half billion dollars from taxpayers annually.

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The Republican squish has repeatedly said that he supports defunding Planned Parenthood, yet when it came time to put up or shut up, McConnell blocked the amendment to the Highway Bill that would have defunded PP.

To block the amendments, the Obama enabler used “Whorehouse” Harry Reid’s tactic of “filling the tree.” Reid made the tactic popular when he was Democrat majority leader to block Republicans from offering amendments to Democrat bills.

“Filling the Tree” is when the senate leader, who controls the process, uses up the allotted time for amendments on a bill by loading it up with small, insignificant measures in order to run out the clock to prevent other amendments from being introduced.

As a half-hearted attempt to appease critics, McConnell agreed to “fast-track” a stand-alone bill to defund Planned Parenthood; but a stand-alone bill would be subject to a Democrat filibuster, and would require 60 votes to override the filibuster, which means Democrat support that he wouldn’t get. An amendment would only need 50 votes to be included in the Highway Bill.

For more on the story, see “McConnell Angers Conservatives By Blocking Defunding Planned Parenthood, Kate’s Law.”

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This 18:48 youtube video is taken from The Millstone Report web cast at the Resistance Radio Network.

The show aired Monday, March 10, 2014. TMR is broadcast live M-F from 10:00 am — noon on channel 2.

See the full two-hour show on the Ought to be Headlines web page, and the join the resistance. Make a difference before it’s too late.

 

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On Friday’s Wilkow Majority radio show, Andrew Wilkow took off the gloves and unloaded on the Democrats and the Chris-Christie Republicans who are willing to work with them to further the leftist agenda.

This is the speech Wilkow said he would deliver had he been invited to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, DC, this past week.

Wilkow is right; the lines have been drawn. This primary season should be about turning each primary into a referendum on the Democrats and their fellow travelers in the GOP pushing the leftist agenda.

Any Republican willing to work with the Democrats needs to go.

This is revolution. Playing nice with the left is no longer acceptable. It’s time to rid the Republican Party of Congressman who won’t proclaim the principles of the US Constitution and fight the Democrats’ leftist agenda.

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