All those fiscal conservatives of days past – Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) – voted for the new budget. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) attempted to block the bill by refusing to give the go-ahead to a vote on it sans an amendment process, complaining, “Every one of these Republicans complained about President Obama’s deficits.” But he was shut down.
Trillion dollar deficits. The GOP just sold more of our grandchildren and great-grandchildren into financial slavery to pay for socialist pipedreams that do nothing but waste money. And it is STILL NOT A BUDGET! IT IS STILL NOT THE VERY THING THAT CONGRESS IS SUPPOSED TO PRODUCE!
This is why the Senate GOP has become a joke. McConnell has signaled for years that Republicans can deviate from the platform as much as they want, even with a GOP president. He’s merely a guy to make sure the trains run on time.
A normal party leader would call people like Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins into his office and say, “Look, the president has already compromised beyond belief by offering a massive amnesty. It’s time to support the party platform and vote for a package that concurrently addresses our issues, otherwise find yourself a new party.”
The GOP platform has become a free-for-all. The only ones who don’t get blank checks are conservatives. While cutting a deal with Schumer to raise the debt ceiling and increase the debt to unthinkable levels, McConnell has agreed to prevent conservatives from making any push to pass a single good piece of legislation this year. Section 30103 of the McConnell bill treats the budget caps for FY 2019 as if they are the official annual budget, which means that there will be no budget reconciliation this year. As we warned last month, without budget reconciliation, there is no way to pass conservative health care priorities or welfare reform. And that is exactly the way McConnell wants it.
The GOP is still the Democrat Party's little bitch thanks to Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan. The Democrats are still in control, Chuck Schumer is still fucking this country over every single day, and Mitch McConnell will do nothing about it. This is the GOP. The Right Wing of the Democrat Party. Mitch McConnell should just switch parties now, since he apparently wants to keep Chuck Schumer happy more than his voting base.