The stagnation in Washington D.C. has perturbed President Donald Trump immensely, as his sudden change of tone while addressing congress’ lack of followthrough has shown us.
As congress has once again failed the American people by refusing to pass President Trump’s promised healthcare reform, Vice President Mike Pence made a less-than-subtle remark aimed at our legislators yesterday, telling them to “step up” and “do their job”. Pence is in no way wrong, either. America elected Donald Trump as President, with a majority in congress, in order to fulfill his campaign promises, not the least of which was an immediate repeal and replacement of the disastrous Obamacare mandates. America chose that, but congress chose not to listen.
Now, as Washington D.C. is on the verge of grinding to a halt just before the already-postponed August recess, President Trump is stepping in to make a demand of the so-far ineffective congress: Cancel your vacations, you’ll stay and work until healthcare is fixed.
“President Trump told GOP senators at the White House on Wednesday that they should cancel their August recess and not leave town until acting to repeal ObamaCare.
“‘We shouldn’t leave town until this is complete,’ he said during a lunch at the White House. ‘We should hammer this out and get it done.’
“Trump also said that repeal isn’t enough, and that Republicans should also replace ObamaCare with new legislation.
“‘We can repeal, but we should repeal and replace,’ he said.
“‘Frankly I don’t think we should leave town unless we have a health insurance plan, unless we can give people great health care,’ he continued. ‘Because we’re close. We’re very close.’
“The president challenged the GOP senators, saying that anyone who votes against beginning debate on the legislation is saying ‘you are fine with ObamaCare.’
“Trump’s opening remarks at the luncheon were open to the press and quickly broadcast on cable television.”
This open “resistance” to the President has emboldened a few wayward members of the GOP in the legislature, who may have forgotten just why their constituents elected them, and Trump, in the first place.
America wants this change to healthcare. That was decide on November 8th, 2015, over eight months ago. The stalling within congress, particularly within anti-Trump republican circles, is simply unacceptable and mildly treasonous. The will of We The People has long been decided, yet congress is willing to stymy and stifle the President’s campaign promises to the nation over their own political aspirations.
If the President’s suggestion of canceling vacation for these do-nothing dimwits doesn’t fix the problem, perhaps an executive order regarding term limits could get their rears into gear.