Republicans Agree: Trump Outsmarts McConnell
The Senate Majority leader could learn a few things from the POTUS.
Trump understands policy issues better than most, and voters are giving Trump the much-deserved credit.
According to a recent poll, more than 40% of voters believe Trump is more knowledgeable than McConnell when it comes to policy issues. In fact, the poll showed a great deal of faith in President Trump.
As the Daily Caller pointed out:
Additionally, 50 percent of Republican respondents reported that President Trump was more conservative than the longtime politician, only 25 percent say that Trump is less conservative.
“By targeting Mitch McConnell, President Trump has once again demonstrated how much influence he wields within the Republican base,” said Kyle Dropp, Morning Consult’s co-founder and chief research officer. “In just two weeks, the Senate majority leader’s favorable rating among Republican voters dropped, from 39 percent to 33 percent, and his unfavorable rating rose, from 29 percent to 34 percent.”
Mitch, get back to work and put Repeal & Replace, Tax Reform & Cuts and a great Infrastructure Bill on my desk for signing. You can do it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2017
Failure is a Disgrace
Trump’s experience in the business world taught him to work until the job is done. This is surely a new idea for members of Congress who might be used to twiddling their thumbs a bit.
McConnell blamed the GOP failure on “excessive expectations”. However, it’s not excessive to expect people to do their jobs.
As CNBC reports:
“Our new president has, of course, not been in this line of work before, and I think had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process,” McConnell said while on recess in Kentucky.
Yet, Trump is justified in his frustration. Republicans opposed to Obamacare should have crafted a plan long ago.
Senator Mitch McConnell said I had “excessive expectations,” but I don’t think so. After 7 years of hearing Repeal & Replace, why not done?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2017
McConnell is right, Trump hasn’t twiddled his thumbs in Congress before. He’s never buried himself in bureaucracy. The POTUS is new to the process. However, Trump’s accustomed to making things happen. Congress tends to move at snail speed. Meanwhile, Trump likes to accomplish things before he’s made it to the breakfast table. The difference is shining through our economy. Millions of jobs have been created, companies are returning to America, and the stock market continues to break records. All of this is Trump’s doing.
However, the GOP promised Trump a healthcare plan that addresses the failures of Obamacare. Now, Trump expects his party to deliver.
Honesty is the Best Policy
Voters clearly feel like incumbents are to blame for the rift within the GOP. People want Congress to work with the President. They have faith in his ideas. Obviously, past efforts have destroyed the economy, raised the national debt, and left us with a healthcare debacle. Clearly, Trump has demonstrated his ability to succeed and voters want Congress to lean on Trump’s leadership and streamline the government.
Back to the aforementioned poll, voters see Trump as the most honest guy on Capitol Hill.
Republican voters were much more likely to say the president is more honest, with 55 percent agreeing. Only 14 percent felt that McConnell was more honest than Trump.
Honesty in politics is often considered nonexistent. Therefore, when 55% of voters believe Trump is honest, it’s a big deal.
Trump knows what’s he’s doing. He knows exactly what he’s saying. Now, it’s time for Congress to follow Trump’s lead and get the job done.