Profiles in Cowardice: Freedom Caucus Hates Trump, Says Nothing
We’re finding out today why Justin Amash left the GOP: he finally figured out that:
1. They believe in nothing other than getting re-elected so they can continue to steal money from the American people
2. All their mouth-noise at Obama over “executive overreach” and “too much spending” was really just a cover for racist hate
3. They obligingly drop their trousers and bend over for Big Daddy Trump, no matter how disgusting and foul his behavior
During a meeting with Republican congressmen in late June, the President had sarcastically congratulated Sanford — who wasn’t in attendance — “on running a great race” after losing his primary to a Trump-aligned GOP candidate. That same night, Sanford found out what Trump had said and learned that Amash had his back during a dinner with fellow Freedom Caucus members.
“Justin said, ‘We have to defend Mark, because if he goes after him, he could go after any of us,’” Sanford told the Post. “Everyone else there, well, they just kinda stared at their toenails.”
As the Post noted, Freedom Caucus founding member Mick Mulvaney is now Trump’s acting chief of staff and budget director, and Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Mark Meadows (R-NC) have become some of the President’s most vehement defenders.
Amash left that dinner frustrated as he realized that the Freedom Caucus was just another group of Trump cheerleaders, the Post reported. Up until then, Amash had felt that the Caucus had more of a backbone, especially when its members would criticize Barack Obama on spending and what they felt was executive overreach.
What a shock. There truly is no bottom that could be reached for these craven cowards. They don’t believe in “Freedom.” Or America.
All they care about is their own grubby slurping at the public trough.
Amash seems to have hit political puberty and grown into Mr. Peace, Love and Understanding. He’s talking a lot these days about “trust,” “decency,” and “civility,” reminding constituents that those with differing opinions are not evil but rather have “different life experiences.”
He’s positioning himself as someone who can splash cool water on a system that burns with partisan rancor. And he might be. But he also might be trying to put out fires he helped set in the first place.
“I used to be more inclined to think Democrats are bad; Barack Obama is uniquely bad or whatever,” Amash said. “Over time, I’ve come to see I was too harsh in many ways. I feel like I’m a better person today.”