The General is coming. And there’s nothing the Democrats can do about it.
With all the little dirty tricks they played in trying to force Republican’s hands, they have only disarmed themselves.
McConnell will be using exactly the same tactic that Obama’s Democrats have been hitting Republicans over the head with in order to make this happen.
General Mattis… because he falls short of the 7 years out of office that is normally required… will need a special exemption from Congress.
Normally, this would have been a golden opportunity for the Democrats to work some mischief, and throw a wrench in their plans. Unfortunately…. they’ve overplayed their hand.
Because of games they played with the budget, and bluffing the public with how EVIL Republicans would be if they shut down the government, they are in a no-win situation.
They could block the legislation that has Mattis’s approval tucked into it. (And be Butt-Hurt obstructionists that closed down the government in their very first act as the opposition.) Or they could gnash their teeth in anger as they see their own Machiavellian tactics backfire.
While we get this guy to step up.
This isn’t someone who thinks like Obama and Hillary… he’s NOT the preemptive surrender type. Here are couple of his quotes:
“I’m going to plead with you, do not cross us. Because if you do, the survivors will write about what we do here for 10,000 years.
“I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you f**k with me, I’ll kill you all.”
“Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”
[And here’s one that will be of particular significance to ISIS:]
“You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn’t wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain’t got no manhood left anyway. So it’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them. Actually it’s quite fun to fight them, you know. It’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right up there with you. I like brawling.” —Conservative Review
Just to be clear, we are NOT talking about a half-measures kind of guy.