They have the House, they have the Senate, they have the presidency -- and nothing´s happening. Nothing, that is, that Donald Trump doesn´t do by himself (i. e. reversing Obama´s executive orders and cutting regulations in general, reviving American global power, etc.). The Republicans in the legislature are a disgrace. They can´t get it together to compromise on anything and move forward -- no tax reform, no healthcare, no nothing. They are overwhelmed by a combination of overweening ego and rigid ideology -- a lethal cocktail. What their behavior is doing is creating an inevitable situation where they lose control of
Comments: Deplorables justifiably deplored by Uniparty Swamp Creatures still inhabiting DC
This is what happens when a party is totally divided. Plus fear of negative media coverage. Time is now. But it won´t happen and soon it will slip away, then the blame game starts. If it wasn´t for those darn Conservatives we could have bigger government more spending more entitlements more debt and more taxes. Nothing changes until something changes. Ryan and McConnel need to go.
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Ida lil, 4/18/2017 5:20:20 AM (No. 11225086)
There is a simple cure that won´t happen -term limits! Ryan cooked up his little Obama lite in an attempt to pull a coop on P.Trump. He never imagined the President would back him-- don´t mistake that support was anything other than letting Ryan hoist himself on the old spike of over ambitious back stabbing.
It is clear that the status quo means more to these faux representatives than actually pushing forward the agenda that we the people voted for and expect to be enacted. Ryan and McConnell are wedded to the way the things have always been done in Washington to the ongoing detriment of the American people. They do not care about the voter, their allegiance lies with lobbyists and special interests who line their pockets with cash.
Corruption is a way of life for many, if not most, on the Hill. It is so endemic that they are blind to their own corruption. Bribery and influence peddling is how business is conducted. The power of their office makes them targets and they do not have the moral fortitude to resist the temptation of filthy lucre and succumb easily to pay to play. They sell their souls without flinching and embrace corruption.
It makes you wonder what exactly they could accomplish if the will of the people were foremost in their minds instead of their own selfish greed. Regardless of what the American people want, they stand in defiance and protect each other at the expense of us all. The system is broken and the leadership has zero interest in fixing it. They intend to obstruct the will of the people and ride it out until President Trump is out of office because they believe they are bigger and more powerful than the POTUS.
Wake up Mr. President, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are not your friends. Wisconsin, you need to vote Ryan out of office because our congressman don´t have the guts to replace him with a different Speaker/Leader.
Mitch has redeemed himself with the Gorsuch appointment. That could have devolved into a weak kneed compromise so that the next nominee for the Court could have been a stealth Earl Warren. Give credit where credit is due. (I was too tough on Trent Lott, but he and Newt did a good job when Dollar Bill Clinton was president.)
I seriously doubt that the ´swamp´ will be drained of the likes of Ryan and McConnell any time soon. They are ´protected´. Trumps Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is of the same political stripe as Paul Ryan. And Mumbles McConnell is married to Elaine Chao who Trump appointed as his transportation secretary.
So Reince Preibus basically covers for Paul Ryan while Elaine Chao is McConnell´s ´secret weapon´. Meanwhile Trump has surrounded himself with nationalist and populist ´moderates´ and liberal democrats but not one staunch constitutional conservative in the White House advisory realm. So Ryan and McConnell are basically ´protected´, so to speak.
Congress has its act together. It´s the act we´ve known for all these years. Don´t do nothin´ but promise "someday", blame the Democrats and the lack of something (like the White House) that stymies accomplishing anything.
The first rule of politics is that the conflict is more valuable than the resolution for fund raising. They can´t just repeal Obamacare because millions of Americans would be left in the lurch. They can´t fix Obamacare because their plans haven´t been ironed out completely. And now President Trump is involved...negotiations and discussions need to occur to ensure that the Administration´s interests are included for a "good bill".
Oh, it´s also coming up on 2018...here come the fund raising mailers...and the desperate pleas that the President needs more Republican senators to ensure the Democrats cannot obstruct his programs that will Make America Great Again, including the repeal of Obamacare.
I continue to believe that the #1 problem is that the GOPe is the "bought and paid" for Party. Their only concern is for the money they receive from the Chamber of Commerce, K-Street, Wall Street, and any other group that will provide them with funds so they can remain in power. The America People figure no where on their list of responsibilities. A strategy to change their mindset is a very serious problem for the survival of our Constitutional Republic.
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