Payback for Pelosi

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY JANUARY 21, 2019

         PRESIDENT TRUMP’S DECISION TO CANCEL A TRIP BY CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS TO AFGHANISTAN, BRUSSELS AND EGYPT IS BEING PORTRAYED IN SOME QUARTERS AS PAYBACK FOLLOWING SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI’S CALL ON THE PRESIDENT TO DELAY HIS STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH.

         I PREFER TO CALL IT PUSHBACK. FOR YEARS, DECADES, REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTS HAVE MOSTLY ACCEPTED WHATEVER DEMOCRATS WANTED TO DO TO THEM FOR FEAR THEY WOULD BE CALLED NAMES AND SUFFER THE LOSS OF VOTES. WHATEVER YOU THINK OF THIS PRESIDENT…HE PUSHES BACK. DEMOCRATS DON’T KNOW HOW TO HANDLE IT BECAUSE THEY’VE NEVER HAD TO DEAL WITH A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT WHO DOESN’T TAKE WHAT THEY ARE DISHING OUT.

         WE’RE TOLD SUCH TRIPS ARE NECESSARY SO MEMBERS CAN LEARN INFORMATION THEY NEED TO PROPERLY DO THEIR JOBS. WHAT JOBS? HAS ANYONE NOTICED THE KIND OF JOB PERFORMANCE BY THESE PEOPLE THAT WOULD GARNER PRAISE FROM MOST AMERICANS? THEIR MOST IMPORTANT JOBS SEEM TO BE (1) GETTING THEMSELVES RE-ELECTED AND (2) BASHING PRESIDENT TRUMP.

         CONSERVATIVES, ESPECIALLY, ARE REJOICING THAT THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T TAKE THE LEFT’S GUFF LYING DOWN. IN FACT, HE DOESN’T LIE DOWN AT ALL. AND THAT’S REFRESHING. I’M CAL THOMAS.