Struggling in Paradise

Friday marked the first paycheck thousands of federal employees didn’t cash due to the ongoing government shutdown.  The Democrats, who have done their level best to blame the stoppage on President Donald Trump, spent the weekend demonstrating their support of the workaday, federal functionary by taking an all-expenses paid trip to get their groove on with lobbyists at a 5-star resort in Puerto Rico. 

Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), seen here asking for directions to the Dominican Republic, probably.

Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), seen here asking for directions to the Dominican Republic, probably.

While low-level federal workers planned garage sales, 30 top Democrats, along with their families, friends and chiefs of staff, boarded a chartered jet for a tropical vacay, including a private performance of “Hamilton,” courtesy of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC, with a generous assist from K-street heavyweights like RJ Reynolds, PhRMA, the NEA, and Facebook.  I know if I were a TSA screener who just missed a paycheck, I’d feel much better knowing the Democrat Party leadership was trying to solve the crisis by playing footsie with Big Tobacco, Big Pharma, Big Labor, and Big Brother.  I can’t think of a better way to reach agreement over a border wall debate than to get sauced in paradise with the boys and girls from Comcast, Microsoft, and Amazon.

I don’t know how much BOLD PAC shelled out for this weekend’s festivities, but I’d bet Bob Menendez’s annual Cialis budget it was more than most of the furloughed federal workers will see in a lifetime.  And I’d bet BOLD PAC’s weekend liquor bill at least four of the companies picking up the Democrats’ tab in Puerto Rico are headed by individuals who could pay for a measly $5 billion border wall with their weekend walkaround cash. Left wing political leaders haven’t suffered like that since the Soviet bosses cut back to one hooker a day at the dacha. I haven’t heard what solutions for the border/shutdown crisis they created while lounging on the beach, but I hope they’re better than a wall, since money is clearly not an object.