President Trump turned our nation’s capital upside down this weekend. Even hard-core progressive CNN sounds like they’re ready to throw in the towel. President Donald Trump, they write, “might finally have broken Washington.” Like a horse, many conservatives chuckle.
According to CNN, “Trump-induced midsummer madness enveloped the capital Tuesday, melting down some of the last bonds of civility needed for a functioning governing system.”
Nancy Pelosi got a 24 hour time-out in the penalty box and Congressional Black Caucus member Emanuel Cleaver slammed down his gavel and stormed out, frustrated with trying to referee a bunch of unruly children. He was trying to play fair but the other children wouldn’t listen to reason.
“I think the whole world is at a standstill because of the President’s tweet. … We spend the day waiting on the next tweet and I think we’re doing great damage to this republic,” Cleaver laments.
Trump told people who hated the United States that they’re welcome to leave if they feel the need. It seems the Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse are prideful enough to assume the message was meant for them. Even Twitter grudgingly agreed the offending tweets didn’t violate their terms of service. His series of Twitter posts wasn’t racist.
Trump is a street fighter. He doesn’t fight according to the Washington, D.C. rules. That’s what makes him so dangerous to the Washington establishment – and so welcome to Americans who are sick of the business of federal government.
All the Democrats could do was vote to condemn the tweet. Four Republican turncoats and ex-Republican Jason Amash voted with the left. The RINOs were Will Hurd, Susan Brooks, Brian Fitzpatrick, and Fred Upton.
The mid-July fireworks began when Pelosi herself broke the manners and civility of the chamber and got herself censured for the day.
Pelosi and the Democrats don’t see anything wrong with Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic comments but when Trump attacks Omar’s patriotism, he’s a monster. “His comments from the White House are disgraceful and disgusting, and the comments are racist,” Pelosi declared.
In a rare procedural rebuke, Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia tried to strike her words from the record. For the presiding officer, the characteristically quiet and civil Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, it was the last straw. “Cleaver spoke, gaveled and walked off,” U.S. News reports.
They had to throw gasoline on the fire, Cleaver observed, and it was just too much. “We don’t ever, ever want to pass up, it seems, an opportunity to escalate. We want to just fight. I abandon the chair.”
Rep. Gerry Connolly never saw anything like it in his six terms. “I’m watching this, my jaw dropped. I’ve never seen that, ever. What my colleagues on the other side of the aisle have to appreciate is how hurtful, what deep wounds this resurrects, these racist words.”
Later, Cleaver, who is known for his views on Congressional “civility” wrote on his personal website, “I had been calling balls and strikes all day and all of a sudden, let’s escalate it. It’s one of those moments where you realize that people have come here for the purpose of conflict, being engaged in conflict as opposed to getting something done. People were violating the rules the whole time, on both sides.”
It turns out that Pelosi lied when she said she had her words “cleared” before the squabble by the official congressional ethics experts, because the lawmakers had a fierce 30 minute debate about it afterward, and her comments were eventually ruled “out of order.”
BREAKING NEWS —> Speaker Pelosi just broke the rules of the House, and is no longer permitted to speak on the floor of the House for the rest of the day.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) July 16, 2019
Mitch McConnell didn’t have much to say when he was asked what he would do or say if his Taiwanese wife was asked to go back to where she came from. He kept it simple so Democrats could understand. He said he’s “a fan of legal immigration.”
That was an unfairly racist question to start with. Has his Taiwanese wife expressed hatred for the US? If she hasn’t, the question doesn’t apply to her. She’s happy to be here where others aren’t.
“I think there’s been a consensus that political rhetoric has really gotten way, way overheated all across the political spectrum,” McConnel noted, blaming all the controversy on Democrats. “We all know politics is a contact sport, but it’s about time we lowered the temperature all across the board.”
Trump has shocked the liberals who can’t believe this is happening in this day and age. They think it’s tactics. Some of it might be. It’s the straightforward people who confound people who speak in code and strategy rather than putting rubber to the road to get things done.
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Republicans love President Trump even more now than they did before. A Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll reveals “net approval among members of his Republican Party rose by 5 percentage points to 72%, compared with a similar poll that ran last week.”
Pelosi and the Democrats can’t bring themselves to condemn Ilhan Omar’s comments. Pelosi’s actions have opened the gates for other Congressional members to break the rules. The slippery slope has begun. What’s going to be off limits? When anything goes in the highest offices of the land, is this the beginning of World War III?