Once again, the nation was treated to the annual government shutdown soap opera that we have all grown so fond of. The left attempts to whip up mass hysteria over a small portion of government being closed as if we can’t live without them. The vast majority of people are probably not even aware it happened and of those of us paying attention, most are wishing the whole government would just go away.
Initially, it appeared that President Trump was going to cave on the budget bill again. Last year, after all the drama, Trump had signed a 1.3 trillion dollar spending bill to keep the government funded through 2018. This bill allowed Planned Parenthood to receive 500 million in taxpayer funds annually.
Defunding Planned Parenthood was a major campaign promise. After signing, Trump immediately took to the airwaves and promised to never sign such a bill again claiming he did so simply for the military funding.
Perhaps this is why the president refused to sign this latest bill. On the other hand, maybe it’s all just a big game to keep us confused and unsure of what to believe.
In 2006, the year that the Democrats won the House and Senate from the Republicans, Donald Trump donated heavily to the Democrats, in particular, Chuck Schumer. In fact, it has been reported that Schumer has received more donations from Donald Trump and his family than any other Democrat. According to The Blaze, Trump told Hannity in an interview that he would naturally donate to Democrats in New York because they are the ones running the state.
“So, what am I going to do, contribute to Republicans? Am I going to contribute to — I mean, one thing, I’m not stupid — am I going to contribute to a Republican for my whole life when they get, they run against some Democrat and the most they can get is 1 percent of the vote?” -Donald Trump
Perhaps that is true, however; it doesn’t make any sense that someone who has received as much money as they had from President Trump would treat him the way Schumer treats him. Furthermore, it doesn’t make any sense that Trump, if he were a principled conservative, would cooperate on any level with someone who treats him the way Schumer does after donating so much money to him. Unless of course, it’s all just a horse and pony sideshow.
Surprisingly, Trump, along with his son, donated heavily to Hillary Clinton in the early to mid-2000s. He also gave $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Is this the same Hillary Clinton that Trump said should be investigated and arrested or the same Hillary Clinton that was an invited guest to Trump’s wedding?
Since 2012, Trump’s political donations have been exclusive to Republicans, according to Politico.
What’s the point of all of this? The new year is rapidly approaching and in a few short weeks, the Democrats will be in control of the House of Representatives. They are promising a one-two knock on gun bills and as Trump just demonstrated with the bump stock ban, preserving the second amendment may not be a campaign promise he intends to keep. Look at the above quote. Does that sound like the quote of a principled man or someone who will go whichever way the wind blows? If he were a Republican at the time he was donating large sums of money to Democrats. Why? Democrats don’t favor big business. He obviously believed it would benefit him somehow. With Democrats in control of the House will he suddenly switch gears under the same belief? At this time that remains unclear.
One thing is for certain: If there ever was a time conservatives needed to unite and stand ready to hold the President to his promises it is now. Far too many people are still insisting that the president is playing a brilliant game of four-dimensional chess with his attack on gun rights. They believe this bump stock ban will end up in the Supreme Court and that Trump’s nominees will save us. Well, we already saw how Kavanaugh voted in the last case.
Perhaps President Trump’s refusal to sign the latest budget deal was in response to a massive uproar of disapproval from his base. As long as people are willing to hold him accountable and stop with this belief that what we are witnessing is an epic battle of principalities instead a circus sideshow, we may come out of this less damaged. The problem is that too many people refuse to accept the information presented in this article or the fact that Donald Trump himself has expressed support for single payer health care and bans on semi-automatic rifles. A federal court has recently declared Obamacare to be unconstitutional. Obamacare was designed to fail, in order to pave the way for single payer. What will replace it? Donald Trump allegedly changed his position on semi-auto bans when becoming the Republican nominee. In 2019 we will find out for sure. Pay attention, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
Article posted with permission from David Risselada
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