Legendary musician Charlie Daniels excoriated congressional Republicans in a tweet Tuesday morning, taking them to task for their pathetic cowardice and inability to accomplish anything.
What Happened? “[N]ever seen an organization that actually made an art out of gaining control and throwing it away like the Republicans,” Daniels wrote. “Get it together guys!!”
never seen an organization that actually made an art out of gaining control and throwing it away like the Republicans
Get it together guys!!
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) May 2, 2017
His tweet referenced the stunning fact that congressional Republicans agreed to a budget compromise this week that handed their Democrat opponents everything in exchange for practically nothing, save for a measly $12 billion for defense spending and $1.5 billion for border security (without a wall).
According to The Daily Wire, the budget compromise funded Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, the Iran deal, the National Endowment for the Arts, and “sanctuary cities”…but stopped short of including funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.
This despite Republicans being in control of the House, the Senate, and the White House.
Why Did Republicans Capitulate? White House press secretary Sean Spicer claimed that the budget had already been drafted during the Obama administration and was irrelevant in regard to the president’s agenda. He also “offered assurances that the White House would fight for more this summer in the spending bill for fiscal 2018,” according to the Washington Examiner.
Could that really be believed, though? Charles Krauthammer suspects not.
“That’s what they say every time — they’ve saved their fire, and they don’t use it the next time,” he noted Monday evening on Fox News.
What’s Trump’s Reaction Been? “We’re very happy with it,” the president told Bloomberg Monday, pointing to the paltry $1.5 billion for border security (without a wall). “And I think it’s important that we keep moving along. I think both sides are happy.”
Wrong. The only people genuinely happy about the budget deal were Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
“This agreement is a good agreement for the American people, and takes the threat of a government shutdown off the table,” he reportedly said.
Slate: Today in Conservative Media: Everyone Hates the Spending Bill
Washington Examiner: Conservatives fume over ‘complete’ spending concession to Democrats
Zero Hedge: Why Democrats Are Delighted With The Republican Spending Bill
Either the president is playing some bizarre form of 4D chess, or he’s out of his element, because nothing about the budget deal was deserving of the happiness he expressed Monday.
Who Deserves The Blame? The blame for his catastrophe lies primarily with congressional Republicans, according to Conservative Review contributor Chris Pandolfo.
“In this constitutional republic, it is Congress that holds the legislative power; the House of Representatives and Senate make the laws,” he wrote. “They are responsible for the legislative policy of the Trump administration, and they’ve blown the first 100 days.”
Make certain you don’t forget this come reelection time.