Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Trump Anti-Conservative Pressure Machine Ramps Up

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Before the election, a bevy of top Republican thinkers assured wary conservatives that Donald Trump could be controlled – that the thinkers surrounding him would ensure that Trump didn’t pursue too many anti-conservative heresies. But with Trump’s election, one thing has become eminently clear: Trump’s driving the Trump Train. Not Reince Priebus. Not Mike Pence. Certainly not Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell.
And Trump does not brook dissent.
Over the last several days, Trump surrogates from Newt Gingrich to Mike Huckabee have emerged to push the narrative that Trump’s proposed $1 trillion infrastructure package – the big government stimulus program White House chief strategist Steve Bannon speaks about in glowing terms – must be passed. After all, they say, it’s time for some bipartisan Big Things To Happen™. Gingrich says that Trump must have a “bipartisan Trump majority that actually passes legislation in the House and the Senate.” MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, a Trump confidante, warned on Wednesday that Republicans would be “wiped out” in 2018 if they govern to the right rather than moving to the center.
Naturally, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) thinks this is wonderful – he said this weekend, “We think it should be large. He’s mentioned a trillion dollars. I told him that sounded good to me…We’re not going to oppose something simply because it has the name Trump on it, but we will certainly not sacrifice our principles just to get something done.”
So, will Republicans go along with this nonsense – the same nonsense they rejected from Barack Obama?
Read the rest from Ben Shapiro HERE.

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