By Colonel Mike Angley
“Our new president, of course, has not been in this line of work before. And I think he had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process.” ~Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
Are you as outraged as I am? After pretending to board the Trump Train early on, Mitch McConnell has now jumped the tracks. I guess when legislators do nothing…absolutely NOTHING…then anything President Trump pushes for is an ‘excessive expectation.’
When our new POTUS started his term, T-Rex McConnell was giddy with excitement over finally being able to repeal Obamacare. Seriously, I think the last time his pulse was that high was when his cave mates discovered fire. But that initial enthusiasm died when he couldn’t muster enough leadership to make repeal happen.
McConnell failed, so he blamed Trump’s ‘expectations?’ Give me a break.
That would be like a mechanic who promises for eight years that he can fix your car, and when he finally gets his hands on it he fails…only to blame you for asking him to repair it.
It’s time to term limit the Swamp Monsters on Capitol Hill. The reason we’ve never had limits is because we’ve relied on the people we want to limit to write legislation to truncate their own careers, their power, their cashflow, and the DC gravy train of corruption and its perks that enable them to stay in power.
How about a Constitutional Convention to force a term limit Amendment? I’m all in for it. These careerist backstabbers need to be forced into capitulation. In the meantime, we need to primary challenge all the RINOs who’ve delivered a string of broken promises these last eight years (and every Democrat).
Congress has held a dismal 10% approval rating for many years. That’s like the car mechanic from the above analogy with a 1-star Google review rating, or an F on Angie’s List. You wouldn’t even consider hiring him in the first place, so why should we continue to rehire these slugs?
“So part of the reason I think people feel we’re underperforming is because too many artificial deadlines — unrelated to the reality of the complexity of legislating — may not have been fully understood.” ~Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
As if slamming the President for expecting Congress to actually support him wasn’t bad enough, the Turtle from Kentucky insults the rest of us…the people he serves. We’re just too stupid, too naïve, too green behinds the gills to understand that being a Swamp Monster is hard work.
Why, there are complexities beyond our ability to grasp that only seasoned legislators with their superior intellect can appreciate. We need them more than they need us, don’t you understand?
Yeah, they’re all Mensa candidates. Like Hank Johnson (D-GA) who truly believes Guam might one day tip over because we’re putting too many troops on the island (SNOPES actually fact-checked this…but I digress).
How about Nancy Pelosi’s numerous brilliant observations (so numerous they’d make a great joke book)? Like the time she said unemployment benefits create jobs, or that Hamas is a humanitarian organization.
I could go on and on. The bottom-line is clear. These Hanyaks must go. All of them. We need to purge the toxic muck from the swamp of DC and start over. The President is term-limited for good reason, and the same must hold for Congress.
Colonel Michael (“Mike”) Angley is retired from the United States Air Force, a published thriller author, and a conservative writer who fashions himself as Attila the Hun with a laptop. Mike wrote for Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government and Big Peace blogs before the Breitbart consolidation, receiving superb feedback and kudos for typically weaving in pop culture references with his far right perspectives. He enjoys writing about military affairs, national security issues, and politics and is an avid Second Amendment advocate. When he’s not writing, he’s busy annoying liberals with FaceBook posts and Twitter tweets that point out the obvious flaws and fallacies of the left.
During his 26-year USAF career, the Colonel was a Special Agent with the Office of Special Investigations (OSI). The OSI is a sister agency to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and has an identical mission that includes felony-level criminal, fraud, and narcotics investigations as well as counterintelligence and counterterrorism operations. His USAF experiences spanned multiple regions around the globe with five command assignments and duties at foreign, regional, theater and national levels.
He is a seasoned counterintelligence and counterespionage officer from the Cold War era, and if you ask him he’ll tell you the spy-vs-spy days were indeed the heady, glory era of espionage. During the latter half of his career he focused on counterterrorism missions in the Middle East and the Far East and operationalized many of today’s concepts for this unique arena while working the sand dunes of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and a few other “choice” locations. When Colonel Angley retired in 2007, he was a Senior Supervisory Special Agent and was in command of all worldwide OSI matters at Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs, CO.
Mike Angley is also a published, award-winning author of three thriller novels in the “Child Finder” trilogy. His debut novel, “Child Finder,” received a glowing review from the Library Journal which placed it on its Summer Reading list in 2009. “Child Finder” and its companion sequel novels all won various awards from the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) and the Public Safety Writers Association. In 2012, Mike was named MWSA’s “Author of the Year,” largely for work on his third novel, “Child Finder: Revelation.”
As an avid user of social media, Mike can be found and friended on Facebook (mike.angley) and followed on Twitter (@MikeAngley). His website is www.mikeangley.com. Following his USAF retirement, Mike and his family stayed in Colorado Springs, CO where they enjoy daily, majestic views of Pikes Peak and the Rocky Mountains.