You would think that if you controlled the House of Representatives, The United States Senate, AND the White House, you’d be sitting rather pretty when it came to passing legislation that you wanted to get passed, right? And you’d be dead wrong.
We’re learning that the $1.9 Trillion COVID relief bill (is it 3.0 or 4.0? I keep forgetting), will have long reaching consequences, long after the states receive hundreds of billions to mask their broken down, wasteful spending tactics, and a huge nod to the teachers’ unions who refuse to go back to work, even though “science” says there is nothing to fear but fear itself. What I find to be devastatingly funny is that the left is starting to split into two distinct groups, and it’s hilarious to watch.
On one hand, you’ve got the folks that are the moderates in Congress. These folks realize that with a split Senate and a House that only has a ten seat margin, they’ve got to be very careful on what they try to pass. All of the big ideas that the socialist liberals, and American Communists said they wanted to back Joe Biden for the White House probably aren’t going to happen.
That means your $15 an hour minimum wage, Puerto Rico and Washington, DC becoming a state, huge concessions to the eco-terrorists with their end-of-the-world predictions on global warming er…climate change…er what ARE they calling it these days? And besides that, you’re not going to see the Supreme Court get packed, you’re not going to see a comprehensive immigration bill, even though Biden has sent one up. The reason? Even if the House passes by a razor thin margin, the Senate can’t get it passed. All of those things, like getting rid of the filibuster, take 60 votes. The Senate is far short of that and we’ve seen that at least two Democrats, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona have shown their muscles on more than one occasion, denying Vice President, Kamala Harris the ability to break more than a few ties.
Now throw another scandal into the mix and it gets even uglier. Look at New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment charges and it sends the left reeling. All of the uber-leftist socialists that wanted Brett Kavanaugh’s head on a platter just because a woman said he sexually abused her at a party in high school, are all of sudden mum when it comes to listening to the allegations surrounding Cuomo. Where is Hillary Clinton? Where is Elizabeth Warren? Where is Kamala Harris? These three had their daggers out ready to slay Kavanaugh with a mere suggestion (and a rather poor one at that) as evidence. They are nowhere to be seen when it’s one of their own. I do have to credit (and it’s rare) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for being consistent on the topic…and Nancy Pelosi for at least calling the allegation of Lindsey Boylan “credible”. It’s just going to be a matter of time before the left throws him entirely under the bus. But in the meantime, they don’t know how to react to a guy they had called an “anti-Trump hero” in the wake of COVID 19.
I would suggest to you that yes, while there are going to be more planks of Trump’s presidency that come crashing down, there won’t be a lot to replace them on a full-time basis. That’s because unless it’s a budgetary thing, or approving presidential appointments, the Senate isn’t going to be able to do a damn thing this term.
My popcorn is ready….is yours?
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!