Yesterday’s Drudge Report included a link to talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s website. The teaser was Drudge’s headline claiming that Limbaugh “warned” Vice President Mike Pence with regard to some campaign promises which are not being kept by President Donald Trump – specifically the Trump administration’s electorate-assigned mission to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C.
Well, now, I read the text of the interview. Limbaugh did a pretty decent job of posing some hard questions to the VP about passage of the recent budget bill, which omits any funding for building that border wall Trump promised us – and continues to allow the flood of “refugees” from Muslim states.
To put it politely, Pence was less than forthright in his claims and responses. In fact, some of the things he said are misleading and downright embarrassing. Here are a few of the Vice President’s statements which I found to be absolutely not credible:
Q) If this is what happens, Mr. Vice President, why vote Republican? What is the point of voting Republican if the Democrats are gonna continue to win practically 95% of their objectives, such as in this last budget deal?
A) Well, look, respectfully, Rush, I actually think this was, as the president said a little a while ago, I think this was actually a clear win for the American people. Look, you’ve had Washington, D.C., that has been, you know, paralyzed by gridlock and partisan infighting for many years, and in this new president you have someone who was able to bring people together and make a $21 billion increase in defense spending at a time of great challenge for America’s interests around the world…
That highlighted gridlock claim is demonstrably false. The Congress gave Barack Obama every bill he asked for and every penny he ever asked for. There was virtually no push-back and no “gridlock” against Mr. Obama’s agenda. Ever.
Q) If I’m the Democrats, $21 billion, 15 billion for defense that was not originally authorized, that’s a small price to pay for continuing to fund refugee resettlement, continuing to fund Planned Parenthood, continuing to fund sanctuary cities, continuing to fund the EPA, and not build the wall. The Democrats clearly think this is a big win, and they’re confident they can block Trump’s agenda after this spending bill for the rest of Trump’s term. There isn’t anything of the president’s agenda in this budget, and people are beginning to ask, when’s that gonna happen?…
A) ..Rush, let me be real clear. The number one priority of President Trump is to rebuild our military, to restore the arsenal of democracy…
Wait a minute. Now, I’ll swear that Donald Trump’s number one campaign priority was to build a wall on the southern border, to stop the flood of illegal aliens into our country. And that is why he won the election. Build the wall. And stop the flood of Muslims into this country until the American government can figure out what the hell’s going on with Islam. Remember all that? I do.
…This is just a five month bill. This is a short term bill that finishes out this year, but I think it demonstrates that, in President Trump’s leadership, the American people once again have a president who can bring together both parties, who can move the ball forward on the priorities of the American people, and when the next budget comes around next fall you’ll see even more of President Trump’s leadership and priorities reflected…
Ahem. 63 million American voters did not send Donald Trump to the Oval Office to make friends with the opposition party, to continue funding Muslim refugee resettlement and to knuckle under on his vehement promise to seal our southern border with a wall. That’s not why he won the election.
Q) Mr. Vice President, we’ve been told this for 15 years, we’ll get ’em next time, after every continuing resolution — we’ll get ’em next time, we’ll kick the can down the road, we’ll get ’em next time.
A) …Look, the president has made it clear, his number one priority is national defense and national security. And to say in this very first budget bill, instead of getting gridlock, instead of getting a government shutdown, which Washington’s been pretty good at for a while, we actually made process and we’re making a significant investment…
Excuse me? Gridlock? Harry Reid and his fellow Democrats kept us all terrified for eight years with the specter of a dreaded government shutdown if anything Obama wanted was denied him.
Mike Pence is talking like a Democrat.
Tell me. When was there any legislative gridlock in the past eight years? And since when has Washington been “pretty good” at government shutdowns? There was one shut-down of the government during Barack Obama’s administration. Period.
And what difference would it make if the government did shut down? By the way, Mark Levin tells us it shut down nine times during the Reagan Administration. Did the world come to an end?
And, in case you hadn’t noticed, the government shuts down every Friday afternoon at about 5:00 and re-opens on Monday morning. Does the world end at 5:00 Friday afternoon?
Look. I can’t explain what happened to Donald Trump after his inauguration, except that he hired a whole lot of really really bad people to surround him – and he closed the door in a whole lot of really really good people’s faces.
Here’s a prediction:
That wall is never going to be built. And Muslims will continue to pour into our country, bringing their political totalitarian agenda with them.