Fool Me Once …

Regardless of whomever wins The White House, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell want to assure us that they will protect our interests over the next four to eight years:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan appear to be on opposite sides of the Donald Trump question, with the senator backing the party’s presumptive nominee for president and Mr. Ryan still holding out.

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Others are Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, right, and John Barrasso, R-Wyo. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

But in one aspect they are very much on the same page. When asked about Mr. Trump, his effect on the party, or his prospects this November, each responds by talking about the importance of the legislative branch. Congress, they say, will assert itself again after eight years of an administration they see as having severely skewed the balance of powers.

Implied in their message is the assumption that they will be able to protect the prerogatives of the institution because they’ll still be running it. And that’s part of their underlying point: Keep us in charge, and we’ll keep the president—whomever it is—in check.

(Never mind the GOP majorities on Capitol Hill allowing Barack Hussein Obama to run WILD over the last six years. *Pay no attention to THAT.* 🙂

[…] Mr. McConnell invoked the balance-of-powers argument when asked in a CBS interview Sunday about divisions within the party and Republican voters who might be part of a “never Trump” movement.Obamamiddle

“What protects us in this country against big mistakes being made is the structure, the Constitution, the institutions,” he said. “No matter how unusual a personality may be who gets elected to office, there are constraints in this country. You don’t get to do anything you want to.”

Soooooooo — what have you guys stopped Barry from doing? Anything?

For the record, there has been more GOPe butt-hurt over Trump than with McCain, Romney, Obama AND Clinton combined.  Where was this indignation then — when we needed to see it? 

3 thoughts on “Fool Me Once …

  1. ” If you can’t say something good about someone don’t say anything at all.” When growing up I imagine many many of you heard the same from your mother. However, if my mother was still alive I am confident she would make an exception to my words with regards to the current leader of the United States Senate to include those that mirror his leadership. There is not a cuss word in the English language that is not applicable.

    Browny Douglas

  2. Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, and Paul Ryan are Obama enablers, or Vichy Republicans. They have refused to stand up to Obama in any meaningful way, although they sometimes prance and preen like they will, only to quickly cave in. They are useless for Republican activists, and so are their lapdogs like both of NC’s Senators and many of our Representatives.

    A couple of years ago, McConnell vowed to ”crush them [conservatives] everywhere”. He has maneuvered conservative Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) out of an important chairmanship he was in line for. McConnell and his minions sought a primary challenger to conservative Senator Mike Lee and have pushed moderate to liberal establishment candidates in other primaries against conservatives. McConnell was one of those, who along with Richard Burr, financed the really nasty racebaiting smear campaign in the 2014 Mississippi Senate primary runoff against the conservative who came in on top in the first round. Ted Cruz got it right when he called McConnell ”the best Senate leader the Democrats have ever had”.

    Paul Ryan has a voting record to the left of Boehner, and was the House co-leader of the effort to pass the Gang of 8 amnesty bill in the House. He has also cut numerous budget busting deals with the Democrats.

    McConnell and Ryan have not fought Obama except a meaningless show fight, and they would likely not fight Hillary, but who knows, they might actually fight Trump.

    McConnell and Ryan are serious black marks on the GOP’s brand. Both very badly need to go.

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