The following quote is from Rush Limbaugh, this week, concerning the spending bill which the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives just approved. That bill basically sells out the American people on virtually every issue the Republicans ran on when they won the majority of the seats in 2014. Even Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) chortled, "We got everything we wanted this year."
“The country was just sold down the river again by your very Republican Party. … I know many of you are dispirited, depressed, angry, combination of all of that. … When you surrender the power of the purse, and that’s the primary power the House of Representatives has. Not a penny of money can be spent in this country by this government without the House of Representatives authorizing it.
They gave up the power of the purse. The reason they did that is because for some inexplicable reason, they are literally paranoid and scared to death of even being accused of doing something that would shut down the government.
And now the Republicans have the largest number of seats in the House they’ve had in Congress since the Civil War. And it hasn’t made any difference at all. It is as though Nancy Pelosi is still running the House and Harry Reid is still running the Senate. ‘Betrayed’ is not even the word here. What has happened here is worse than betrayal. Betrayal is pretty bad, but it’s worse than that.
This was out-and-out, in-our-face lying, from the campaigns to individual statements made about the philosophical approach Republicans had to all this spending. There is no Republican Party! You know, we don’t even need a Republican Party if they’re gonna do this. You know, just elect Democrats, disband the Republican Party, and let the Democrats run it, because that’s what’s happening anyway.” (end quote)
Last year, when I heard folks gleefully
anticipating a major Republican victory, I warned that it would come to no
good. There is no longer a two party system, wherein different
philosophies of governance are there for choosing. It is a one party
system with two divisions, each leading us to perdition, each spending borrowed
money like drug addicts; for as money addicts, they have no choice.
When we elected "W" Bush, we also loaded both houses with
Republicans. We are just learning how badly they betrayed us,
specifically with the Patriot Act (euphemism) and other "security"
measures. The Republicans are just another specie of snake.
So, I'll not be joining in on discussions of Trump vs. the other snakes.
I'll not be spending one minute in listening to debates,
"issues", or campaign speeches. I'll be sharpening my knives
and keeping my powder dry, 'cause when the damage done by these power whores
oozes through the system just a little more, there will be chaos.
Am I the only one who thinks Donald Trump is there simply to run interference