Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer says, “There’s a difference between opposing people on policy and allowing the President to have the constitutional right to choose his cabinet as long as their qualified. The second coming of Harry Reid, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has stated there are eight of the President-elect’s cabinet picks that they will oppose and attempt to obstruct. Equally disgusting is the offer made by DNC interim chairperson Donna Brazile to negotiate, for Republicans to “put something on the table” to offer them a bribe of sorts in order to make it worthwhile for Democrats to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the constitutional requirements.
Bret Baier notes that Democrats don’t have the votes to stop the Trump picks from moving forward, but they can slow things down. Mollie Hemingway of “the Federalist” describes the list of eight as “almost comical,” suggesting that one or two would look less like obvious political gamesmanship and obstructionism on the part of Democrats. She called it “completely ridiculous.”
She adds that it is worth a comparison to the high levels of cooperation Obama received from Senate Republicans, noting that seven of his picks were approved by inauguration day and five more later that same week. She also believes it could backfire on Democrats, providing Mr. Trump with more evidence that he’s being opposed every step of the way by the crooked Democrat and perhaps GOP establishment.
Charles Krauthammer thinks the obstructionism “is a bad strategy on the part of Democrats,” saying, “Look, they’ve spent eight years accusing the Republicans of being obstructionists, of caring about nothing but stopping the Obama agenda. That stuck, to some extent, it hurt the Republicans and they are now going to start, the Democrats are going to start their tenure in opposition by throwing sand in the gears of nominees who haven’t even started. This administration hasn’t even begun. What’s the basis for saying you want to stop them when you don’t even know what they’re going to do?”
He says, “You question the nominees on their plans, you can have a good debate on climate change or the Russians or whatever, but to announce in advance you’re going to do everything you can to slow them down so that he can’t get started until March, that’s not good for the Democrats. They got shellacked, they have to come up with an agenda and they can’t say ‘we’re just here to stop.'”
Baier asks Hemingway if she believes it’s possible Obama could follow through on the rumored dirty trick that he would make a recess appointment of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court during the five minutes between sessions. We’ve all witnessed the levels to which the Obama regime will stoop to advance their global fascism agenda. She’s not touching that question.
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