If you have not paid attention today, Republicans in Congress have authorized a spending plan full of waste, special carve outs, and that funds both Planned Parenthood and Obamacare.
They have done everything they could to avoid a fight with Barack Obama.
The legislation used oil exports as a bargaining chip, but to get it the Republicans were willing to enact a massive amount of terrible policies.
Likewise, the legislation includes a bailout of the International Monetary Fund that could potentially cause the United States to be responsible for bailing out other countries. Heritage Action for America has a detailed breakdown on how badly this legislation stinks.
Republicans around the nation are decrying Donald Trump as the death of the Republican Party. Should Trump win, they tell us, they would all vote for Hillary Clinton and the GOP would be finished. Contrary to their claims, Republicans do not need Donald Trump to sink the party and, truth be told, with Trump the party would be defined by something. Trump has been an aggressive advocate for tough immigration and closed borders and has repeatedly attacked sweet heart deals between Washington and Wall Street — the very sort of deals congressional Republicans are trying to pass in this spending package.
What the Republican Party is offering up with this omnibus spending package is a sell out of all their ideas and principles in the name of avoiding a tough fight against Barack Obama headed into election season. It would be absolutely impossible for Donald Trump to do more damage to the Republican Party than what its congressional leaders are already doing and, at least, Donald Trump would bring in people willing to support him.
Between Trump and the congressional Republicans, give me Donald Trump. He and I may have sizable disagreements, but he is at least willing to throw out tough stands and does not run from a fight. The congressional Republicans are both the big spenders they claim Donald Trump really is and the cowards we know Donald Trump is not.
Conservatives should absolutely oppose this spending deal.