Editorial

GOP Caves And Congressman Louie Gohmert Is Not Happy About It

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Derek Hunter Contributor

On Thursday’s edition of The Daily Daily Caller Podcast, we have an interview with Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, who is not happy with Republican leadership. MSNBC is beating Fox in the ratings in the month of December, which does not bode well for Republicans. Did we really defeat ISIS? And the christian baker who won the gay wedding cake case in the Supreme Court is now being harassed by the state of Colorado for refusing to bake a “transition cake” for a transexual.

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Congress is set to kick the can and pass a short-term funding bill to keep the government open until early February, seemingly surrendering on the idea of funding a southern border wall. Congressman Gohmert is not happy about this. He sees the wall as Trump’s “read my lips” moment, his fundamental campaign promise, which is why Democrats are opposing it so fervently. Once Democrats got former President George H.W. Bush to break his “no new taxes” pledge, it was over for him. Gohmert sees the wall the same way, that Democrats won’t support it because not building one will be the president breaking a promise. That’s why Louie is so adamant that the president should not sign any bill that doesn’t contain $5 billion for the wall.

In addition to Democrats opposing Trump, Gohmert says there are many on the president’s team who are working against him. “There are people in power in the Republican Party that do not want to see him succeed,” he said. He points his finger squarely at leadership.

We also talk about the prison reform bill the House is expecting to vote on today, which Gohmert opposes. He explains exactly why and makes a pretty good case.

MSNBC is winning the cable news ratings war in December, but why? We have a few theories, but mostly because all of cable news is the same 12 people giving their opinions on everything with an expertise on nothing. It’s gone from conveying information to a conversation you’d move away from if it were happening next to you in a bar.

Did we really defeat ISIS in Syria? President Trump announced he’s bringing the troops home and declaring victory, unexpectedly. Is this a mistake? We discuss.

Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado, is back in the news after his Supreme Court victory in the gay wedding cake case. This time the state of Colorado is going after him refusing to bake a “transitioning cake” for a transexual celebration, once again, because of his Christian faith. It’s clear the state is targeting Phillips for harassment at this point.

We discuss all this and more on today’s show.

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Derek Hunter is a columnist and contributing editor for The Daily Caller and author of “Outrage, INC: How the Liberal Mob Ruined Science, Journalism, and Hollywood” from HarperCollins, available nowPick Up a copy, or several copies, here. Send compliments and complaints to derek@dailycaller.com or follow him on Twitter at @derekahunter.