Republican President Donald Trump clearly articulated his visionary agenda for Making America Great Again, including repealing and replacing Obamacare, overhauling our country’s aging infrastructure, building a much-needed border wall with Mexico, protecting Americans against the imminent threat of radical Islamic terrorism, and much more.
President Trump has already accomplished a great deal, especially so early in his first presidential term. However, many of Trump’s supporters have grown frustrated at the slow pace of change. It is obvious that we need to place blame on the Democrats, but former Republican congressman Tom Tancredo just spelled out how the Republican establishment is also helping sabotage Trump’s agenda.
Coloradan Tancredo recently gave an interview with host Bill Tucker on Newsmax TV’s “America Talks Live.” Said the 2008 Presidential candidate about the GOP establishment, “I believe they were never, ever truly dedicated to any part of the Trump agenda and really aren’t dedicated to much, if any, of a conservative agenda of any kind.” He continued, “Because they’re not there. They’re not there politically. They’re not there philosophically. They’re part of the establishment that is . . . the greatest obstacle to getting anything done that most conservatives want done.”
Tancredo also explained how Republican establishment lawmakers are sometimes dishonest about what kind of laws they can pass. He stated, “It can be done. Also, there are parliamentary tricks that can be played. Everybody knows this in Washington.” He added, “So, when people like [Paul] Ryan or the Senate Majority Leader [Mitch McConnell, say, ‘I don’t know, I can’t get the votes, I just don’t have them,’ well I’m guaranteeing you, if they wanted them, they could get them. They don’t because they’re not there emotionally.”
Tancredo expressed his pessimism about gridlock in the Republican party, saying, “I just don’t know what else to do,” he said. “You feel so frustrated because where do you go from here? What do you do? John Q. Citizen, a concerned, conservative Republican out there, has been voting for Republican all his or her life. We’ve done everything that they’ve asked us, so truly, where do you go? I mean another party? That really isn’t going to work, I don’t think, and so when you say, ‘well, we’ll abandon you, we’ll pull you out,’ well, we haven’t gained anything there either. So, I am so frustrated.” Do you agree with Tancredo?