To understand how ineffective the Donald Trump administration is, look no further than the Republican Party. Remember that Donald Trump ran on the Republican ticket. The congress is Republican controlled. Up until the Trump administration, both the Democrats and the Republicans kowtowed to their president, sometimes screaming and kicking. But the two-party system assured that the president’s party would play nice with the president, if for nothing else, to stay relevant in the politics of the country. That is until the Republicans decided that Donald Trump is too toxic for their brand. Like all politicians, they are playing coy about their fear of Trump. However, the evidence is clear as day light.
Sure, the Trumpistas are screaming bloody murder at their computer screens as they are reading these words. The problem for the Donald Trump supporters is that they are too invested in their vote that they are unwilling to accept the reality around them. The proof that Donald Trump hoodwinked his supporter is readily evident, but the voters are unwilling to accept that maybe they were wrong. In their minds, they hoped that chaos would cleanse the country of its ills.
Yesterday I pointed out the failure of the repeal of ObamaCare as the poignant truth that Donald Trump will go down in history as the “do nothing” president. It is clear that the failure to repeal ObamaCare lies directly at the feet of Donald Trump, the was supposed to be a great negotiator and the master of the Art of the Deal.
Except that Donald Trump has not been able to get his Republican Party, you the know the members of the party banner he ran under, to fulfill the one signature project they have harped on for the last seven years. That is clear proof that the Trump administration will not be able to deliver on its key promises. It will be a failure.
However, the diehard Trumpistas cannot bring themselves to accept this reality. So today, I am going to provide even more proof of the failure of the Trump administration delivered by his own political party.
Last week, the Republican-led congress checked-mated Donald Trump on Russia. Last week the Republicans delivered to Trump legislation that increases the pressure on Russia for its behavior that is detrimental to the United States.
Because the Trumpistas will ham and haw about the Democrat obstructionists or the Washington swamp, I will lay it out for you so even the dimmest Trumpista can understand it.
The U.S. Congress has generally deferred to the president to make foreign policy. Members of the president’s party, especially when they are the majority, leave enough wiggle room in foreign legislation to allow the president the flexibility to negotiate with foreign leaders. This is, unless, the Congress feels that the president can damage the nation.
The Republicans apparently feel that way about their party’s leader, Donald Trump. Except for Donald Trump and die-hard surrogates, everyone generally agrees that the Russians interfered in the 2016 elections. Whether you believe that or not is immaterial because Congress ensured that Donald Trump had no wiggle room in the new sanctions against Russia.
The Republicans cornered Donald Trump into a corner from which he has only two options with Russia, sign the legislation that increases sanctions against Russia or decline to sign which would force the Congress to override the Trump veto.
Either way, Donald Trump is in a no-win situation with his Republican-dominated Congress.
But that is the not the worst of it.
What Congress, in effect, has done is hem in Donald Trump’s ability to further damage the country by allowing the Russians unfettered access to the nation’s geopolitical policies.
But I’m not done yet because it gets even worse for the Trumpistas.
Congress is not known for bipartisan collaboration, especially under Trump, and Congress has been unable to repeal ObamaCare even with a Republican congress. In many ways, Congress is as dysfunctional as the Trump administration is.
Even with all that, the political animosity and chaos was set aside by Congress to enact legislation that severely hampers Donald Trump’s ability to deal with Russia.
They made it veto proof.
In other words, as dysfunctional as the Democrat and Republican congress is, they came together on one thing, and that is to checkmate Donald Trump to keep the country safe from him.
Let that sink in for a while…
Ok, did that sink in? Good because it gets even worse. Late yesterday Anthony Scaramucci, the White House communications director that force Sean Spicer out was also fired by Donald Trump. Scaramucci only last week promised to fire everyone at the White House communications department. Poignantly, it was Scaramucci who was fired less then a week into his new job.
Now, I’ll just sit back and let the Trumpistas defend that one. Time for some entertainment from the Trump surrogates chomping at the bit…