Democrats in Congress are nothing if not hypocritical.
They demand transparency from the Trump administration.
Yet they happily ignored the complete lack of transparency in the Obama administration.
They employed the so-called nuclear option when they controlled Congress. Yet they blast Republicans for doing the same thing now.
Democrats proudly proclaim that they are the party of the little guy, the poor, the immigrant and the disadvantaged.
Yet when politics are at play, those very people are pushed to the sidelines and ignored.
That is exactly what appears to be happening in Congress now.
Angry Patriot Movement reported that “Congressional Democrats are threatening to shut down the government if President Trump and his Republican allies defund Obamacare.”
Of course, Republicans were largely blamed by Democrats and their mainstream media wing for the last government shut down in 2013.
They called it irresponsible and unprofessional. But now that the tables are turned, the Democrats only see it as another political ploy that they can utilize.
To make matters worse, the Democrats “plan to tie Medicare and Social Security payments to Obamacare, thus putting millions of checks on the line.”
By tying Medicare and Social Security to Obamacare funding, the Democrats risk stopping funding for two of their favorite welfare programs.
Both Medicare and Social Security were created by Democrat presidents.
Both have become staples of the US budget.
By trying to tie these two programs to Obamacare funding, Democrats are playing games with the lives of everyday Americans.
They are trying to shove the Republicans into a corner and demand their way like a toddler having a temper tantrum.
The Democrats would also be angering one of their favorite constituent groups, legal and illegal immigrants.
Immigrants reportedly “consume the largest share of welfare in the US.”
While Democrats are clearly hoping that the Republicans in Congress and President Trump will blink first, the truth is that if they cause funding for their welfare constituents to be cut off all because they are playing political games, then it may backfire on them.
It would be tragic for many Americans if the funding is attached and eventually cut off, even if that is only temporarily.
It would be even more tragic if the Democrats in Congress are allowed to get away with this behavior.
They lost the presidency. They lost Congress. It is time for them to regroup and stop acting like toddlers. It is time for them to start governing and stop being so hypocritical.
H/T: A. Daily Patriot