To Dems, Advice and Consent Means Attack and Contempt
The #Resistance is the only thing that matters when Democrats handle Trump's nominees.
As prescribed by the Constitution, the United States Senate provides “advice and consent” on nominations to executive and judicial nominations made by the president. Over the last 100 years, the Senate has voted to reject a nominee only three times — nominations made by Woodrow Wilson, Dwight Eisenhower and George H.W. Bush. In its tutorial on the Senate process, The Heritage Foundation notes, “Historically, the Senate has confirmed most presidential nominations, but ‘in rare instances’ a vote to confirm a major appointment has failed on the Senate floor.”
While it is still rare for a failed vote of the entire Senate, it has in recent decades become standard procedure for Democrats to gratuitously attack, smear and obstruct qualified men and women chosen to serve America.
Since the presidency of Bill Clinton, 13 Cabinet nominations were withdrawn from consideration due to “political dustups.” In the almost 16 months of the Trump administration, there have been 24 nominations withdrawn from consideration. Why the discrepancy?
When Democrats are not in power, their only objective is to return to power. Period.
There is no authentic effort for bipartisan accomplishments or dialogue. Despite the high-soaring rhetoric demanding civility and work for a common good, when Democrats are in the minority, they operate through tantrums, petulance, anger dripping with hatred and a high level of self-declared intellectual and moral superiority. Hence, when it comes to operating the federal agencies of government or the judiciary, the end goal for Democrats is to create dysfunction and failure.
And, yes, there’s proof. Let’s look at three nominees — one in office, one just confirmed and one rejected.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is being dogged by allegations of a list of expenses deemed extravagant. If spending was ever an issue, we wouldn’t have seen the IRS employees of the Barack Obama years sitting in hot tubs sipping beverages from fluted glasses.
The real issue is that Pruitt’s successfully tearing down the altar of worship to the most-high god of the radical dirt people. These ecofascists know that Pruitt will continue to enact the same philosophy toward environmental regulation that he sought as Oklahoma’s attorney general, where he sued the EPA more than a dozen times to restrain its malignant growth. Democrats aim to halt his work, which they view as sacrilegious.
Then there’s Mike Pompeo, confirmed last week as secretary of state. In June of last year, the West Point grad received a Senate vote of support of 66-32 to become director of the CIA. It was a bipartisan vote — albeit still woefully inadequate for a man so abundantly qualified.
Dial the clock forward not even a year and a few Democrats couldn’t seem to remember the qualifications and recommendations that drove their approval a few months earlier, despite world events needing America’s representation. Notwithstanding the urgent needs of the North and South Korean peace efforts, the Syrian conflict, a renegotiation of the Iran nuclear deal and the list goes on, the Senate only reluctantly confirmed Pompeo as secretary of state by a vote of 57-42.
Just a reminder: Hillary Clinton was confirmed as secretary of state by a vote of 94-2. And John Kerry was confirmed by a 94–3 vote, despite his traitorous history. That’s because Republicans put national unity first when it comes to foreign policy. With Democrats, it’s always politics.
But the cherry on top of this mud-pie smear approach of the Democrats came last week when Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson removed his name from consideration to serve as the director of Veterans Affairs. Jackson was accused of earning the nickname “Candy Man” due to his easy dispensing of narcotics, as well as engaging in drunken, reckless behavior while on the job.
Leading the charge was Montana Democrat Jon Tester, whose hit job will most certainly be returned with campaign visits in the fall for his Republican opponent by President Donald Trump. The president has already called for the resignation of the attacking senator. While Trump was Trump in his bombastic criticisms of Tester and the Democrats, a beaten down doctor who had been promoted from within the medical corps of the White House in 2013 to White House physician charged to care for the First Family offered this: “The allegations against me are completely false and fabricated. If they had any merit, I would not have been selected, promoted and entrusted to serve in such a sensitive and important role as physician to three presidents over the past 12 years.”
In the U.S. Senate, America has witnessed the constitutional role of offering advice and consent become weaponized by Democrats, who attack and disable any Republican administration through slanderous insults and false charges.
When you have no policies except those that fail and no platform to win hearts and minds, and when you have become so hungry for power that you prioritize your own extreme agenda over the nation you serve, the only way to win is to destroy others. Today’s Democrats are destroying processes meant to work for a balanced and healthy government.