We’ve seen more positive action taken since the election than I’ve seen in years. And God Emperor hasn’t even ascended to the throne yet.
The Senate is already rolling back President Barack Obama’s legacy.
It passed the continuing resolution, S. Con.Res. 3, that tears away the fees, taxes and subsidies from the 201o Patient Protection and Affordable Cart Act, Obamacare, shortly after 1:25 Thursday morning, 51-to-48.
All Republicans, except for Sen. Rand Paul (R.-KY), voted for the resolution. Paul criticized the budget resolution for not addressing the federal debt and for not having a companion replacement bill. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D.-CA), who is recovering from a scheduled medical procedure was absent from the chamber.
As senators waited for their names to be called by the clerk, Paul approached the clerk’s desk from side and whispered: “No.”
All Democrats and the two Independents who caucus with Democrats voted against the resolution.
Soon after they voted, virtually all Republicans left the floor. Among the handful staying behind were Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.-KY) and Majority Whip John Cornyn (R.-Texas), along with Sen. John R. Thune (R.-S.D.), Sen. Roy Blunt (R.-MO) in the front. McConnell sat quietly at his desk, but Cornyn stood tall in the well watching the votes come in.
All of the Democrats did not respond with their names were called off and they sat glumly with their armed crossed or their chins resting on their hand. When the Republicans were done, led by Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D.-N.Y.), each Democrat attempted to make remarks with their vote.
The presiding officer, Sen. Cory Gardner (R.-CO) repeatedly ruled the Democrats out of order: “Debate is not in order during a vote.”
If God Emperor can motivate the GOP to do this kind of work before even taking the throne, just imagine what he might do in the first one hundred days. Most people have very high expectations. I’m trying to keep mine grounded in reality. But with all the positive things we’ve seen as of late, from jobs being saved to God Emperor calling CNN “fake news” in yesterday’s press conference, my hopes are getting higher and higher.
As for Obama’s legacy, let it burn baby. Let it burn. We will replenish the scorched earth with liberal tears.