President-elect Donald Trump turns a very memorable phrase. His “Make America Great Again” helped launch his improbable run. “Build the Wall” became an early signature chant by his massive rally crowds, predicated upon Trump’s promise to do exactly that between the United States and Mexico.
From Washington Examiner
And perhaps nothing did more down the home stretch to deliver Trump to the White House than his promise to “Drain the Swamp.”
Washington, D.C., is a $4-trillion-a-year cronyism-infested cesspool where elites divvy up our money by their own rules. And with that, the American people have had it. Trump’s “Drain the Swamp” was just a catchy pledge to address a longstanding problem.
These statements and sentiments helped deliver Trump, and the GOP more broadly, an unprecedented, historic victory. So certainly the Republicans have finally, once-and-for-all learned that cronyism-as-usual must end, right? Right?
Some Republicans seem to have taken away the lesson that the public wants earmarks back.
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