You can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs, so the communists used to say. Donald Trump is certainly breaking eggs, whether we get an omelet remains to be seen. From David Danford at amgreatness.com:
On Thursday, the world was ending. Or at least, that is what you would have thought from watching the news.
President Trump made a policy decision without consulting all the right experts and getting the right approvals. Even worse, he tweeted it out (Oh Lordy!). David French is aghast (big surprise), and even though the policy change is remarkable and conservative, he has found a reason to complain. No one knew how to interpret the President’s guidance because it was sent through Twitter.
Meanwhile, across town Congress was flailing about in total pandemonium. It was a “wild day in Washington” with the “vote-a-rama” says Bret Baier. First, senators would not vote for a bill that they had once touted and supported (knowing it would be vetoed) because now they knew it would be signed and they would be held accountable for the contents. Then, senators demanded assurances that bills they vote to pass would not be accepted by the House. (I am starting to think there is a problem here.)
To make matters stranger, Republicans offered socialist amendments for the Democrats to vote for, but the Democrats didn’t vote for them. No one knew what to do about healthcare, and the Capitol building looked like some dressed up version of the Hunger Games—verbal knives and arrows are flying, and it is every man for himself. Congress was a mess.
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Down South, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was said to be hurt by the president’s words (though Sessions seems to be taking it fairly well), and up North senators were threatening that there will be “holy hell to pay” if the President fires his own appointees. Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) was talking tough (like a real adult, I’m sure he’d say): “if you’re thinking of making a recess appointment to push out the Atty General [sic], forget about it.” Everything was a train wreck, and we were way off Trump’s agenda.
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