Yesterday we featured the latest edition of The Conservative Conscience by Daniel Horowitz where he suggested that we should just “board up the [Capitol] building” since Republicans have completely relinquished their responsibility to govern.
Though still having numerous opportunities to keep their promises in the current session to the American people, Mitch McConnell and crew have elected to do nothing ahead of November’s Blue Tsunami in the hope that they will still have their cushy leadership gig after the storm subsides.
Other than cries about Trump’s possible impeachment and rehashing the #notHillary mantra of 2016, the only plan in Mickey’s do-nothing storm preparation is tying the SS RINO to the moorings of tax cuts and future judicial appointments. However, considering recent developments on these two issues, it would appear that the GOP doesn’t have enough rope to hold the ship in place—although, they may have enough to hang themselves.
While Donald Trump and the GOP struggle to convince Americans that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill will help them recover from years of an economy in recession, thanks to bigger paychecks and more job opportunities, Sen. Marco Rubio—an establishment RINO in his own right—recently said in an interview with The Economist that “there’s no evidence whatsoever” that workers are benefiting from the tax bill.
“There is still a lot of thinking on the right that if big corporations are happy, they’re going to take the money they’re saving and reinvest it in American workers.
“In fact, they bought back shares, a few gave out bonuses; there’s no evidence whatsoever that they money’s been massively poured back into the American worker.”
While it remains to be seen if Neil Gorsuch is the Antonin Scalia conservatives declared him to be, the former Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals judge raised a big warning flag when he sided with the four progressive justices on the Supreme Court in a recent immigration case. Regardless of how Gorsuch rules in the future, however, Congress’ refusal to rein-in judicial tyrants means that future appointments to the federal courts will likely maintain the status quo when it comes to destroying the Constitution.