(NationalSentinel) Politics: There are those seasoned political observers who are perfectly fine with Congress and the federal bureaucracy not passing new laws and issuing new regulations.
But when there are serious issues that need addressing – like Obamacare, the tax code and the federal bureaucracy – most Americans expect those to be tackled. And it just so happens that most Americans elected Republicans to take on these things.
So why aren’t they? That’s a great question and the head of their party, Ronna Romney McDaniel, not only wants to know the answer but has made a dire prediction about the party’s future if it doesn’t get its act (and various factions) together and govern.
Part of the problem is the Democratic Party. No matter what Republicans want to do – or what President Donald J. Trump wants to accomplish – they have committed themselves to be against it, period, even if it burns down the country (which is actually their objective). They have become the Party of No or, more correctly, as Daniel Greenfield writes, the Terrorist Party.
But another part of the problem is that Republican establishment types also don’t want Trump to succeed, for their own selfish reasons. Nevertheless, as McDaniel correctly notes, either the GOP gets its act together or come 2018 they won’t have to worry about it anymore:
In an interview with the Washington Examiner at RNC headquarters Thursday, McDaniel, who took over as party chair in January, echoed recent claims by House Speaker Paul Ryan that the GOP agenda remaining stalled on Capitol Hill put the majorities at risk.
“It’s hard to win if you don’t govern. If you make these promises, it’s going to be hard for us to win in the midterms,” McDaniel said. “I think it’s early. I think the president’s working hard on those issues and we’ve already seen some very strong governance from the White House with deregulation, with [Neil] Gorsuch, with Keystone [Pipeline], with jobs coming back. But we have to continue that, and we have to keep promises that we made on the campaign trail.”
Yes, it is early, but the lamestream Washington establishment media is already running story after story claiming the GOP agenda is stalled, Trump’s losing his base, the White House in in chaos, yada, yada, yada. Eventually, those stories will gain at least some traction among the electorate.
Unless, of course, the GOP can govern. Results – promises kept – always speak louder than words.