Of Promises Broken – President Trump Signs Stop-Gap Spending Bill
by Brent Smith | May 3, 2017 12:03 am
Sean Spicer excused Trump’s signing of this $1.070 trillion stop-gap as just a continuation of last years budget. Under normal fiscal year budget agreements, Trump would have had no input anyway, because this is merely the last five months of last year’s budget.
So he signed it. And all for what? To avert a shutdown we all know is not a shutdown, but barely a temporary slowdown
The President should have refused to sign this pig and allowed the government to go into slow-down mode. Trump and the Republicans are going to get blamed for this anyway, so why not go to the mat and fight for your principles? You would face a backlash from only liberals and the leftist media, who will never support you anyway – so what should you care? Your base, and conservatives like me who want to support you, and of which there are many, would have supported and cheered you for standing up to the bully Dems.
Instead, the President made a decision to support and sign this pig – giving to left virtually everything they wanted and almost nothing we want, or you promised us. As a matter of fact, you promised us just the other night at the Pennsylvania rally.
I heard it, because I watched your speech. You assured us in no uncertain terms, telling us not to worry
. “Go home, go to sleep – rest assured – we’ll build the wall,” Trump said.
Listening to Rush Limbaugh’s radio program yesterday – you didn’t appear to have angered him, but you’ve ticked off a lot of your supporters who called in. This is the first time I’ve heard calls of disappointment in Trump by any of his supporters.
Of course this is not the end of the world, and some anecdotal callers do not a trend make, but it may show a potential crack in the President’s Teflon coating.
People – even Trump supporters, can only stay jazzed for so long. If months go by with little results – no wall, no repeal – and believe me – whatever they intend to vote on this week, will in no way resemble the ObamaCare repeal we were promised – even they may start to bail.
This was yet another opportunity squandered. But hey – you’d think we would be used to being the Washington Generals
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