Remember the hilarious video went viral after Trump won the election? It was a compendium of “experts” laughing off the idea that he could become president — except for one pundit in particular:
Asked by Bill Maher who stood the best chance of winning, Ann Coulter said, without hesitation, “Donald Trump” — to the unrestrained laughter and disbelief of the other panelists and the audience.
It’s worth another watch. This is just priceless:
Of course, Coulter is thrilled about the election outcome, but that was over two months ago, and she’s impatient with congressional Republicans who apparently aren’t as enthusiastic about President Trump’s policies as she is.
In her latest column, she writes:
In the past three weeks, Trump has: staffed the White House, sent a dozen Cabinet nominees to the Senate, browbeat Boeing into cutting its price on a government contract, harangued American CEOs into keeping their plants in the United States, imposed a terrorist travel ban, met with foreign leaders and nominated a Supreme Court justice, among many other things.
What have congressional Republicans been doing? Scrapbooking?
More than 90 percent of congressional Republicans kept their jobs after the 2016 election, so you can cross “staffing an entire branch of government” off the list. Only the Senate confirms nominees, which they’ve been doing at a snail’s pace, so they’ve got loads of free time — and the House has no excuse at all.
Where’s the Obamacare repeal? Where are the hearings featuring middle-class Americans with no health insurance because it was made illegal by Obamacare?
Instead, they are once again becoming the party of NO, except this time they’re saying “no” to the very policies they have been arguing for!
When President Trump imposed a comparatively mild three-month ban on immigrants from Syria, Iraq and five other terrorist nations, the same Republicans who had voted for a limitless ban on refugees whiled away their days calling reporters to denounce Trump.
A little more than a year ago, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, bragged in a press release that he had introduced the House’s refugee ban, calling it a bill that would “protect Americans from ISIS.”
But when it came to Trump’s three-month pause, McCaul told the Post that Trump’s order “went too far.”
Coulter does more than simply complain about this state of affairs, although she does so without mincing words (as usual):
This is the moment we’ve been waiting for our entire lives, but Republicans in Congress refuse to do the people’s will. Their sole, driving obsession is to see Trump fail.
Coulter goes further and says that, if these Republican congressmen don’t start pushing through Trump’s policies, she will call on voters in their district not to reelect them when the time comes.
Presumably, these voters thought they were electing pro-Trump GOP representatives. Rather than wait for their turn at the ballot box, it’s likely many of them are already giving these Republicans a piece of their mind already.