Typical: Bette Midler wishes for VIOLENCE against Sen. Rand Paul for DOING his job

(National SentinelFilibuster: Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., took to the floor of his chamber Thursday evening to rail against a two-year budget deal being negotiated between members of both parties because it substantially raises spending and will likely add to the national debt.

“When the Democrats are in power, Republicans appear to be the conservative party,” Paul said at one point on the Senate floor, during a speech that slowed down the budget approval process ahead of a midnight government shutdown deadline.

“But when Republicans are in power, it seems there is no conservative party. The hypocrisy hangs in the air and chokes anyone with a sense of decency or intellectual honesty,” he added.

Republicans were critical of Paul because his effort led to the government being shut down — at least temporarily. At this hour it remains shut down until President Donald J. Trump signs budget legislation that passed both chambers of Congress.

Despite what anyone may think of Paul’s efforts and statements, that is what his constituents elected him to do — fight for the principles upon which he ran, say supporters.

But should disagreement invoke violence? Actress Bette Midler thinks so, according to a tweet she sent Thursday evening referencing a recent violent attack upon Paul by a neighbor that left him with six broken ribs.

“Where’s Rand Paul’s neighbor when we need him?” she said.

A spokesman for the senator was blunt in his response.

“I guess some people think felony assault, six broken ribs and other internal injuries are funny. That makes them pretty disturbed,” Chief Strategist Doug Stafford told the Gateway Pundit in response to the tweet.

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Establishment resistance to Trump continues, as GOP leaders thwart the president over proposed cuts to Left-wing govt. media

(National SentinelCongress: After completely botching Obamacare repeal-and-replace measures, the GOP-controlled Congress is now continuing to go out of its way to thwart President Donald J. Trump’s agenda and that of the electoral majority who put him in office, proving once again that the Republican Establishment is no different to the Democratic Establishment.

As reported by LifeZette, in his first spending budget the president has proposed deep spending cuts to virtually all programs, departments and agencies, but Republicans who control Congress – and who used to be advocates for smaller government and less spending – are proving to be his biggest obstacle, even as the national debt explodes towards $20 trillion.

LifeZette noted:

The GOP-led Congress appears to be completely ignoring President Donald Trump’s budget request to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, three of the most reviled government programs among conservatives.

For example, the House Appropriations Committee unveiled its funding measures for the 2018 fiscal year, showing that although Trump zeroed out money for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the committee put back $445 million – the same funding level as for the current fiscal year.

The corporation is a government-funded entity operating National Public Radio, the Public Broadcasting System and public radio stations all around the country; all of these entities publish or broadcast content that is overwhelmingly Left-wing in nature, so there isn’t even a semblance of ideological balance.

Trump believes, as have other critics of the CPB in the past, that the entities should exist on their own like similar private-sector broadcasters and publishers must, and that taxpayers should not have to fund yet another lopsided media organization.

Congressional Republicans who used to criticize such entities are no longer panning them, as they remain hyper-focused on doing all they can to deny Trump any legislative victories at all on his agenda priorities.

In this case, that means they’d rather see the country lapse further into debt and edge closer to collapse than do the right thing and help the president cut wasteful needless spending.

Rick Manning, with the organization Americans for Limited Government, said it was “incredibly disappointing” that the GOP Congress would still fund the CPB, describing it as “welfare for the wealthy.”

NCAA College Football - Tailgate Time“They’ll wrap their arms around Big Bird. But they’re really just appeasing their wealthy constituents back home,” he said.

Something like that. Others have different opinions about what’s going on – and frankly, they are more realistic.

Talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh told his listeners Tuesday that something else is at work: the establishment.

Comparing the GOP majority’s inability to deliver on an Obamacare repeal-and-replace measure, as the party had promised it would do for seven years, Limbaugh said that what’s really at work is the Washington establishment – Republicans included – teaming up to thwart Trump’s agenda.

“The fight is not Republican versus Democrat,” the conservative host said. “The fight is Donald Trump and his cadre and you, the Trump base, versus the Washington establishment. It has always been that and nothing more. And, frankly, I think one of the problems has been that there aren’t enough people in the Trump White House who understand that that’s the way the table’s set.”

He further noted that the goal here is preservation of the establishment, not doing the business a majority of Americans sent Republican lawmakers there to do. [RELATED: Voters souring on GOP leaders who continually FAIL to enact Trump’s agenda.]

“This is the elite membership of the establishment unifying to get rid of Donald Trump and make sure that nothing of his announced agenda happens,” Limbaugh said. “No wall, no tax reform, no immigration reform of substance, and certainly no repealing of Obamacare. Not all members of the establishment are equally powerful. There are those who run it. You don’t know who they are. They don’t seek office. They’re not officeholders. They are the chess players, the puppeteers.”

That’s a much more accurate telling of what’s going on than anything else.

This story originally appeared at NewsTarget.com.