Democrats Throwing a Temper Tantrum — The Beltway Times


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In the week since President Trump was sworn in as Commander in Chief, Democrats in Congress have been throwing a temper tantrum. He is fulfilling campaign promises and draining the swamp. We saw President Trump rid Washington D.C. of the pestilence of ineptitude with recent firings. Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates for apparent insubordination and replaced the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement with seasoned veteran, Thomas Homan.

Down the street on Capitol Hill, a different display of action is taking place. Democratic members of Congress are essentially shutting down our government. Democrats led by Sherrod Brown (D-OH) refused to attend a committee vote that would ultimately advance two of President Trump’s cabinet nominees. Votes on Health and Human Services nominee Tom Price of Georgia and Treasury nominee Steven Mnuchin were delayed again because committee rules require at least one member of each party attend in order to hold have a quorum.

White House Spokesman Sean Spicer stated that “It’s unfortunate Senate Democrats remain so out of touch with the message that the American people sent this past November. The people want change; President Trump is delivering that change.” He went on to call the boycott “outrageous.” Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said  “Let’s not treat people like this. I think some of this is because they just don’t like the President.” Hatch stated that Democrats had ample of time to ask questions and express their concerns over both nominees.

Democrats have cited concerns over Mnuchin’s role in the housing crisis. Specifically, his role as CEO of IndyMac Bank.  Mnuchin, along with a group of investors, bought IndyMac Bank after dismal financial reports, then turned the company around, but later sold it. Democrats are also concerned with his ties to Wall Street. They refer to a recent report released by the Columbus Dispatch that claims that he mislead the Senate on foreclosures.  Mnuchin is also a former Goldman Sach’s banker.

Mnuchin is the third Goldman Sach’s alumni to be nominated to head the Treasury Department in recent decades. President Bill Clinton’s Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and George W. Bush’s secretary Henry Paulson received little push back from Democratic leaders during their hearings. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch stated that the vote would be rescheduled. However, he did not elaborate about the Republican’s strategy moving forward.

As last night came to a close, the Democrat’s temper tantrum intensified. President Trump announced his choice for Supreme Court Justice to replace Antonin Scalia with Judge Neil M. Gorsuch. Immediately after Gorsuch’s nomination was announced, the printing presses at the local poster shop began working overtime. Some protesters, Sharpie in hand, seemed ready to protest anyone Trump nominated. Democratic leaders and protesters took to the steps of the Supreme Court holding signs in protest of the nominee.

Senator Jeff  Merkley (D-OR) vowed on Monday that the Democrats will filibuster the nomination of any of President Trump’s nominees to the Supreme Court. He went on to say “The most fundamental thing that must be understood about tonight’s announcement is that this is a stolen seat.” Merkley’s statement stems from Republicans denying a hearing for Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. Republicans argued that an outgoing President should defer such a nomination to the next duly elected President under the “Biden Rule.”

Clearly, the Democratic Party is ideologically bankrupt and resorting to infantile tactics to stay relevant. They have forgotten they voted for Gorsuch in the past. In 2006, President George W. Bush nominated Gorsuch to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. A quick look at the votes reveal Democratic leader Chuck Schumer casting his seal of approval. As members of the Senate, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Kerry and Joe Biden all cast votes to approve Gorsuch.

Senator Schumer’s recent tearful display was worthy of an Oscar nomination, but he offered nothing in the way of how the Democrats plan to contribute to the growing concerns over terrorism. The American people are weary of showboating Democrats. The people voted for Trump to drain the swamp. The Democrats have used Schumer’s tears to refill it.

So a little psychological advice from Bob Newhart on Saturday Night Live “Just Stop It!”