Republican Congress Is Mostly Done Legislating In 2018

The MAGA movement is dead in the water.

The omnibus bill was the coup de grace. The writing is on the wall now. The GOP Congress is mostly done legislating for the year. Now it is off to the races in the 2018 midterm elections:

“With passage of an enormous budget bill, the GOP-controlled Congress all but wrapped up its legislating for the year,” per AP: “In two big ways, Republicans have done what they promised. They passed a long sought tax overhaul bill that slashed tax rates. They’ve rolled back regulations, in ways they claim are boosting the economy. In the Senate, they confirmed a justice to the Supreme Court.” …”

Here is what is left on the legislative calendar:

– A new budget deal in September

– Banking deregulation (weakening Dodd-Frank)

– Taking a shot at Tax Cuts 2 over the summer

THIS … is all that the GOP is going to have to show for 2018. The Republican Congress is going to have face voters in the 2018 midterms. It is on track to get blown out now. When the GOP loses the House and possibly the Senate, the MAGA agenda is dead until 2021 at the earliest. That’s assuming a Republican Congress can come back in 2020 and not make the same mistakes as this Congress.

Consider the implications of this: this means that Donald Trump is now effectively a lame duck president and will spend his last two years on the golf course like Barack Obama. He ran on a “populist nationalist” platform during his campaign. The Trump presidency has delivered nothing but mainstream conservative agenda items whether it ending the defense sequester and raising military spending, moving on Israel’s wish list, deregulation or spending the political capital on corporate tax cuts.

What does this mean for the e-celebs who advocated driving a wedge through the Alt-Right in order to be ‘viable’ as American Nationalists? It means they cucked their own followers into empowering mainstream conservatism. They are as marginalized as ever and their supporters have been taken on a ride.

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14 Comments

  1. There are upsides to everything. Once it became clear in spring of 2017 that Trump was not going to be the out-and-out populist we all had hoped for, I feared that he’d just muddle along for eight years. Better than mainstream GOP but still largely passive.

    What happened was a complete blowout of his populist agenda and the total submission under pressure from ZOG & the Deep State. He might as well have ran on the same platform as Jeb!

    In some sense, the betrayal can be a good thing. It teaches young people not to invest in a leader or a politician. It also just saved us 7 years of debate. Some die-hards will never admit their humiliation but most people will mvoe on.

    The Trump fanboys will be purged and this has opened space for more radical alternatives 🙂

  2. I see a lot of talk of “blackpilling,” but the only real way you could be blackpilled is if you put all of your eggs in the Trump basket. People thinking long term never saw Trump as a solution. It was only people who wanted a silver bullet to magically solve all of our problems who ever thought that (e.g. Am-nats). Many still persist in this delusional thinking.

  3. Trump may not be entirely at fault. The deep state has engaged in outrageous and unlawful obstruction. But why have they been so reckless in exposing themselves? It’s not Trump they fear. It’s his base. Millions of people hate the federal government. Over 100 million. They chanted at his rallies. They want their country back. The deep state think they can cow these millions back into submission by thwarting Trump.

    This is only beginning.

  4. The Stupid Party is strongly pro-mass immigration, wars for Israel, outsourcing and globalism, and anti-Russian and were never going to do the Trump MAGA thing.

  5. Trump had to happen – without him people would still be clinging to the hope of an electoral solution. He can still surprise and MAWA, but that’s unlikely.

    Trump could just say the word and all these pussy rallies would look like a kindergarden stroll by comparison. But he won’t.

  6. When the Reps lose the Congress in November they will blame Trump and not themselves. The results will be presented as a rejection of Trump’s agenda and not the Republican Congress’ actual record.

    • One of the reasons to elect Trump was to destroy the GOP. Maybe not in quite this way but thenpoint still stands.

  7. And therein lies the Judaization of the American populace-always blaming others, and never seeing, that you are the ones that just crucified the nation.

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