File under demo of how to try to govern when you can’t keep your party on the same page. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/03/budget-omnibus-cuts-trump-kevin-mccarthy-498462 The omnibus spending bill was bipartisan because the GOP couldn’t get its own caucuses to agree on something to shove past the finish line without Democrats’ help, and because Trump didn’t want to own a shutdown and the GOP was going to own it if it happened. “...and there was light, and behold, a budget was passed.” A crowd-pleasing springtime Christmas tree of a budget it was, too, since it took bipartisan votes to get its 2232 cleverly crafted pages passed. Right, but of course the GOP’s drown-govt-in-bathtub crowd lit the “Betrayed Again!!!” button and now Trump and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy are running around promising to rescind billions from the budget they just passed. Just certain billions, of course. The ones the Democrats insisted be in there and the programs Trump originally proposed to kill. So far the Speaker of the House is discreetly mute on this gig. The punchline of this not very funny joke is that a rescission bill only needs a simple majority to pass the House, even though it took 60 votes to pass the whole thing to begin with. Yeah. Don’t ask. On the bright side, McConnell may have a problem trying to get there on the Senate side. Oh, and also Trump wants Congress to try again to get a line item veto bill passed that the Supreme Court won’t toss out as unconstitutional. Just another day in won-election-can’t-govern territory.