Somebody get Republican lawmakers some aloe for that sweet burn.
To say Senator Rand Paul is unhappy with the proposed spending bill just put forth would be an understatement.
Noting that the bill abandons some of President Trump’s key campaign promises, such as funding a border wall, and cuts to funding for sanctuary cities and Planned Parenthood, Paul likened the bill to “Christmas morning” for Democrats.
In an op-ed written for Breitbart, Paul says:
“Republicans have handed them free media to brag about how much of the President’s agenda they have stopped,” he wrote.
“You’ll see it in the news as an ‘Omnibus spending bill,’ when it should really be called ‘the Status Quo Protection Act.’ President Hillary Clinton would have been proud of this bill.”
Paul took his criticism of the measure further, saying it “tosses out campaign promises as it continues to fund the military industrial complex and the welfare state.”
“Instead of legislating from crisis to crisis, Republicans should use fiscal deadlines to articulate the principles that supposedly set us apart – to boldly defend the conservative philosophy that fueled the country’s growth and can lead it into a new era of prosperity,” he wrote.
“Yet, for too long, Republican majorities have backed down from those debates.”
Senator Paul is right. He’s not the only one outraged.
Republicans and conservatives have been voicing disapproval for a bill that looks more like capitulation by GOP lawmakers to Democrat whims than anything else, even as those lawmakers are taking a victory lap.
Democrat or Republican, they really are two sides to the same coin.
I’m not onboard with everything Rand Paul backs, but I’m feeling his outrage, here. Republican representatives were sent to make a difference in Washington, but even with majorities in Congress, the Senate, and the presidency, they’re still afraid of the Democrats, it seems.
It’s like they don’t realize 2018 is coming fast, and voters are reticent to stand for lawmakers who break their promises and won’t stand for them.