Now, the thing about listening to politicians is that you have to remind yourself that you are never going to agree with everything that they have to say.
That being said, I tend to agree with Trey Gowdy a lot, and when I don’t I at least get the idea of where he is coming from. He is someone that you can look at and know that you are going to get what they really feel and think.
He’s one of those people that if he ever took a cabinet post during the Trump administration that you knew that country was going to be in good hands.
Former US Congressman from South Carolina and Fox News Correspondent Trey Gowdy appeared this week with Dana Perino, his bomb drop commentary was stunning. Perino asked Gowdy for what he sees as the bigger picture for republicans since he left office. Gowdy said,
Then Gowdy started dropping truth bomb after truth bomb.
“What you do in a courtroom, is you under-promise and then overperform. What you do in politics, and this is what leads to the anger, you tell people ridiculous things like “We’re going to repeal Obamacare!” even though President Obama has to sign that bill. That was never going to happen, that was a fundraising gimmick, but everybody out in mainstream America didn’t get the joke. Those on Capitol Hill we knew that it was a fundraising gimmick. But people believed it was going to happen.”
Pence Rejecting the Electoral Votes was not “realistic”
And then he let fly the stunner that left Fox News’ Dana Perino almost speechless,
“The Electoral College: Who in the hell really thinks that Mike Pence is going to say “You know what, I hereby declare that President Trump is the winner.”? He doesn’t have the power to do that! And to suggest otherwise is doing a real disservice to your fellow Americans.”
“So, set realistic expectations. God forbid, set them lower than what you’re planning to meet. That’s what leads to anger: when you tell people you’re going to do this and you don’t come anywhere close to doing it.”
Gowdy seems to have come to the conclusion that members of Congress and “most of the voices in the conservative movement [who] have never held political office before” are setting unrealistic expectations with the American people which elected officials milk for easy fundraising money. That’s why the American people are Angry.
While the capacity of the Vice President to reject Electoral College votes is still debatable in spite of Gowdy and Pence’s rejection of that notion, the former Congressman could be right. The Republican party is reaping the whirlwind they’ve sown, through overpromising and under-delivering to their constituents for decades.