Friday's HOT MIC
Time to apologize.
I'm sorry, but I think it's time for Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Jerry Falwell, Jr. and everyone who supported Trump in the primary because he was a "fighter" to apologize. The Democrats just wiped the floor with the "macho" President Donald Trump, who has now failed to veto this betrayal, despite a tweet suggesting he might. Two of his challengers for the Republican nomination, Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had the good sense not to vote for the bill.
I couldn't support Trump in the primary, or even the general. I've been begging, since January 20, for the president to prove me wrong, and for a while I thought he wasn't doing the worst job at trying to fulfill his promises. This spending bill is a rejection of so many promises — it funds Planned Parenthood, it doesn't fund the wall (but includes border security funding for OTHER COUNTRIES), it raises spending caps. Rand Paul has a wonderful tweet storm explaining just how bad the bill is, and the president signed it, anyway.
By the way, Paul and Cruz firmly voted against the bill, as did many other conservatives like Mike Lee, Ron Johnson, Ben Sasse, and Tom Cotton. Cruz and Paul would have vetoed this bill, if either of them were president. Tragically, Marco Rubio voted for it.
Ben Sasse, who has made a name for himself in attacking Trump without compromising his principles or going off the deep end (ahem, Jeff Flake), stands to gain the most from this tragic misstep. Rand Paul and the Heritage Foundation also get credit for exposing the bill for what it is.