Stall tactics are not a new phenomenon in the nation’s capital, but it has reached epic proportions since President Donald Trump took office. Congressional Democrats are completely unwilling to accept the reality that Trump is president, and that has led them to respond in unbelievably childish fashion.
Whether it’s pushing forward an endless amount of speculation on the Russian collusion narrative or simply obstructing anything and everything, Democrats have decided the best course of action is to dig their feet in and behave in the most anti-Trump fashion possible.
That strategy may be playing well in the liberal echo chamber, but other voters are downright sick and tired of it.
Trump is pretty sick of it as well, and he took to Twitter yesterday to express his angst at the Democrats behavior.
“The Senate Democrats have only confirmed 48 of 197 Presidential Nominees. They can’t win so all they do is slow things down & obstruct!” he wrote.
As the Daily Wire points out, the president is also none too pleased with the fact that Congress is set for another break with so many balloons hanging in the air.
And the president is supremely miffed that Congress is going to work for just 11 more days and then bail out of town for 38 days (nice work if you can get it!).
Aside from pushing the nothingburger Russia collusion story, Democrats have also obstructed even the most basic operations in the federal government. Democrats have shut down more than 90% of Trump’s nominations for office — for comparison, Republicans filibustered just 10% of President Obama’s picks in his first six months.
Democrats say they have every right to stall until questions on Russia are answered, and mainstream media keep putting out pointless stories that allege great wrongdoing but offer no proof whatsoever (like the latest round of Donald Trump Jr. stories).
But Trump has some power, too, and just might use it.
So how might Trump handle this frustrating situation? Marc Short, the White House director of legislative affairs, provided an answer during a chat with the Washington Times.
“The president has every right to call Congress back if necessary,” he said.
Perhaps that threat will be enough to put a little pep in the step of Congress. It’s quite clear that things need to change, and Democrats that refuse to do just that may have an incredibly rude awakening during the 2018 mid-term elections.
Source: The Daily Wire