Congressional Democrats continue to backtrack on their past commitments to border security and point the finger at President Donald Trump for the government shutdown. But what the fake news media refuses to tell the American people is that the high-ranking Democrats have ushered in the worst gridlock in history.
With the U.S. House of Representatives now in the hands of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a Democratic majority, the far left has already gone to work trolling out ridiculous bills that have no chance of ever becoming law. Some even call for changing the U.S. Constitution. House Democrats have already stopped negotiating across the aisle just days into the new Congress.
“My personal opinion, and I know that my district and my community feels this way as well, is that we as a party have compromised too much, and we’ve lost too much of who we’re supposed to be and who we are,” New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told Anderson Cooper.
What is particularly troubling about the Socialist upstart’s remarks is that Democrats have voted in lockstep against every significant piece of legislation and U.S. Supreme Court nomination put forth by the GOP and President Trump over the last two years. The left’s “resist” and “obstruct” agenda has stood in stark contrast to the Make America Great Again policies that have helped reduce unemployment to historic lows, ramped up the U.S. GDP beyond expectations and lowered taxes.
With the partial government shutdown in place, Democrats are taking the opportunity to implement an unprecedented Washington, D.C., gridlock. The strategy is to pass the blame on to the president who is determined to solve the grotesque illegal immigration and drug trafficking crisis that has persisted at the U.S. southern border for decades. Knowing full well that the biased, left-leaning media will provide ample cover, Senate Democrats are openly calling for complete and total gridlock.
Maryland Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin have urged their fellow Democrats to block any and all bills until the president yields to open borders and resigns the country to an ongoing flow of illegal immigration and drugs pouring into the country.
“This isn’t business as usual,” Sen. Carden tweeted. “This is a crisis, a fundamental failure to govern, and Americans are suffering for it. The Senate should not take up any bills unrelated to reopening the government until @SenateMajLdr lets us vote on exactly that. #Shutdown.”
Sen, Van Hollen echoed his fellow Marylander’s sentiments saying, “we should not have business-as-usual in the Senate until we open the entire federal government.”
Despite these and other Democrats high-handed words about border security and extending the already existing border wall, the complicit fake news media have sidestepped the fact that many congressional Democrats — including Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi — voted for the existing barriers and touted improved border security in previous election campaigns. Everyday Americans will not be getting the facts from the fake news media anytime soon.
So bent on notching their first win against the president in two years, Senate Democrats have already moved to block vital and bipartisan legislation completely unrelated to the border crisis.
On the very first roll call of the new Senate, Democrats moved to deny a package of bills that had previously garnered widespread bipartisan support. The measures would have given additional support for America’s primary ally in the Middle East, Israel, as well as Jordon. The bills also leveled new sanctions against the brutal Syrian Assad regime.
Although Senate Democrats are well aware that Israel has suffered repeated attacks by Hamas and Assad has used chemical weapons to slaughter women and children, they implemented a filibuster. Needing 60 votes to break the Democrat-led filibuster, only four Democrats broke ranks — Joe Manchin (West Virginia), Doug Jones (Alabama), Krysten Sinema (Arizona) and Bob Menendez (New Jersey). Republicans still were unable to break the filibuster with a 56-44 split.
Senate Democrats can be proud they were successful in their first attempt at complete and utter gridlock. They notched a win that made Israel a little less safe, failed to help Jordon implement progressive changes that would improve the lives of women, and helped the murderous Assad regime continue its crimes against humanity.
~ Conservative Zone