Same Old Same Old

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY JANUARY 4, 2019

         I ALWAYS ENJOY WATCHING A NEW CONGRESS OR PRESIDENT ENTER OFFICE. THE PROMISES ARE ALWAYS THE SAME – CLEANING UP CORRUPTION, MAKING GOVERNMENT WORK, ETC.

         INCOMING HOUSE DEMOCRAT FRESHMAN JOE NEGUSE OF COLORADO FIT THAT MOLD WHEN HE SAID: “THE PARTISANSHIP, RANCOR AND DYSFUNCTION OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS EXACTLY WHAT VOTERS REJECTED IN NOVEMBER. AND THAT IS WHY ON JANUARY THIRD, WHEN THE NEW DEMOCRATIC HOUSE MAJORITY ARRIVES, WE WILL BRING THE HOPE, VISION AND GOALS OF EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE BACK TO THE FOREFRONT.”

         PARDON ME WHILE I YAWN. FIRST, DEMOCRATS ONLY CONSIDER THINGS RANCOROUS WHEN REPUBLICANS DON’T LIE DOWN AND GET ROLLED OVER. SECOND, GOVERNMENT HAS BECOME DYSFUNCTIONAL PRECISELY BECAUSE SO MUCH OF IT OPERATES OUTSIDE CONSTITUTIONAL LIMITS. AND THIRD, TOO MANY AMERICANS TURN TO GOVERNMENT AS A FIRST RESOURCE AND NOT A LAST RESORT, LOOKING TO WASHINGTON AND NOT THEMSELVES.

         GET THOSE PRIORITIES RIGHT AND GOVERNMENT WILL WORK AGAIN. GOT THEM WRONG AND NOTHING WILL CHANGE. I’M CAL THOMAS.