Agenda: Shortly after Donald Trump won the election, House Speaker Paul Ryan said that Republicans had to "go big, go bold, and do things." So far, the GOP has not delivered. "They have the House, they have the Senate, they have the presidency — and nothing´s happening," lamented PJ Media co-founder Roger Simon earlier this week. "Nothing, that is, that Donald Trump doesn´t do by himself. ... The Republicans in the legislature are a disgrace." Congress did pass, and Trump signed, 13 bills to undo last-minute Obama administration regulations. And the Senate approved Trump´s Supreme Court pick. But what about actually advancing
I think to RINO agrnda is to none of Trump´s agenda. The Uniparty is happy with Washington as it is. Just increase the debt limit, everyone gets funded with a CR, and even though this year has had historic tax receipts, they still spent close to a Trillion more than revenue.
Everyone in DC gets what they want. Screw Trump and his flyovers. Next year if RINOs are a minority in House and/or Senate, same results for DC as this year. Happy Happy Happy.
It´s been a travesty since 2008 where the democrats rubber-stamped every stupid idea to emerge from Obama´s coconut and the RINOs sat idly by and watched the carnage from their safe leather seats, the ones who bothered to show up for work. What Congress didn´t do, the LGBTQ Supreme Court did. The work isn´t over yet folks.
Of course it is a Travesty. The GOPe know what the citizens think of their non-action, yet it changes nothing. They are so morally bankrupt that all the are concerned about is the money that flows from the groups that own them, and pay for their re-election.
Paul Ryan has got to be aware of the negative opinion of millions of Americans,yet it impacts him not in the least. As long as the Chamber of Commerce, and K-Street Lobbying Groups fill his wallet he is content to ignore the needs and wishes of the citizenry. It really is criminal.
Equally frustrating is the Do-Nothing FBI when it comes to the Obama / Clinton scandals. Obama´s Fast & Furious illegal gun running? The Pigford black farmers scandal? IRS Tea Party scandal? The domestic spying scandal? Poof! Nothing to see there.
Hillary´s email scandal? Her Foundation´s bribe solicitation scandal? The Russian uranium scandal? Also poof! Not reassuring for swamp draining that FBI Director Comey has 3 more years as head of the Bureau.
I was wondering this in the last few days....The media has been obsessed with what Trump has or has not accomplished in the first 100 days, but what has the congress done in that same period? Not much at all apparently.
The media created the ´´100 Day´´ milestone, based on supposed public for the new guy. Now, if all campaign promises are not completed in that amount of time, the media uses it to pronounce failure of an administration (as long as it is a Republican administration).
The sooner, the better for some issues, but I am more concerned with what is accomplished in the first term of the administration. By then, the first 100 days will be long forgotten.
I agree with all but the last sentence in the article. Ryan has already shown that he is either incompetent or purposefully sabotaging the President´s agenda. It hardly matters which. He needs to go now!
I agree 100%. The Uni-Party is in full action mode. Words in media mean nothing anymore. It´s still all about the Agenda!
I recd a letter just yesterday from the RNC begging more money. I was a life long Pubbie and damn proud of it. When the Republicans allowed Loretta Lynch to become AG, I resigned. That ripped the blanket for me. The Republicans showed their true colors on that one. We desperately need a new party.
No more money to the Republicans until I see absolute proof they have stopped being idiots!
Republicans are proud and happy to be in bipartisan control of our post Constitutional country. Personal political power has transcended individual liberty and freedom. To see McConnell and Ryan sitting on each side of Trump with big Cheshire Cat grins and ear to ear smiles on their faces is beyond disgusting. They are pushing the ultimate sales pitch on Trump to lock in full government control over healthcare and big government spending and crony capitalism. Vampires in charge of the blood bank.
The Republicrats were caught by surprise by Trump´s victory. They had no plans because they didn´t need any except to "resist" under Hillary. That didn´t stop them from claiming to have various plans ready to go.
The other problem is that the Republicrats are suffering a deep case of cognitive dissonance. They are undoubtedly under the impression that Trump is unpopular and going to fail - so they need to keep distance so as not to be tarred with "disaster" themselves.
Obamacare is a classic - the GOP election hook was "repeal" (and that includes Trump), but the operative foolishness is to "replace", but retaining two of the most "popular" expensive/onerous bits: Pre-existing coverage, and "kids" up to 26.
The Feds ought to get OUT of meddling in the cost of medical services. If anything, expand medical schools to "flood" the US with American doctors, and make legit medical services tax deductible from dollar one - no special accounts or other tax dodge programs are necessary. But, then that´s taking a risk...and with Trump, that may not be wise.
Per 8, I never write my congresscritters, because as a boy I read the story of King Canute. Also, our Speakster of the House and Senate Leader spent so much time as obama´s palace eunuchs, that now, when they are in control, they lack the "wherewithal" to get things done. That, and they are self-serving, malicious, tiny little weasels.
If WTP could put Pres. Trump in office against all odds, we CAN change our Senators and Representatives. They are there because we reelect them term after term! It will take a lot of time to pass term limits amendment, but reelections come around regularly. Get involved, work the party locally and state, let´s get new, honest, patriotic men and women in those abused seats.
Corruption: Amid the trivial fault-finding by the media of President Trump´s every move, it´s important to note that the very same pundits who now rip Trump have completely ignored the growing scandal of Hillary Clinton´s pay-for-play tenure as secretary of state. It´s reasonable to wonder why no charges have yet been filed, yet the media, blinded by their Trump hatred, seem strangely incurious. The legal investigative think tank Judicial Watch recently released 448 pages of documents that it dug up from the U.S. State Department, the fruit of months of Freedom of Information Act requests and document-digging. The documents are damning,
Good Government: This week, the White House announced that the Trump administration had put the brakes on new regulations. A report found that Congress has been the least productive in more than 100 years. And the jobs and incomes picture took a turn for the better. Could these somehow be related? Much as they don´t like taxes and red tape, businesses hate uncertainty more. It makes planning hard and inhibits risk-taking. The problem is that an activist government produces lots of additional uncertainty. President Obama´s endless attempts to goose the economy with Keynesian-style gimmicks (like the worse-than-useless "Cash for Clunkers") while also
Nuclear Threat: President Trump has imposed a new bunch of economic sanctions on Iran for its misbehavior, including continuing its military nuclear program and its ongoing acts to destabilize and dominate the Mideast. Good move. We hope it´s a first step toward withdrawing from a bad nuclear deal and undoing the damage that President Obama did by lifting sanctions on Tehran. According to the U.S. Treasury Department, 16 entities and individuals have been sanctioned for aiding "illicit Iranian actors or transnational criminal activity." "The United States remains deeply concerned about Iran´s malign activities across the Middle East which undermine regional stability, security
Once the GOP gets tired of the circular firing squad over its failure to pass an ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill, it might want to take a look at how Hillary Clinton handled a similarly embarrassing health care disaster during her husband´s presidency. Despite the fact that Democrats controlled both houses of Congress and the White House in 1993, Clinton couldn´t even get her "Health Security Act" to the floor of the Senate. The main reason for her failure — aside from her political ineptitude — was a series of "Harry and Louise" ads put out by the insurance industry. In one of them,
Budget: The House Budget Committee´s new budget proposal makes a game and laudable attempt at bending down the spending curve and moving the U.S. toward a fairer, simpler tax system. But it already has rival plans within the GOP itself. The 10-year budget, which sketches out spending and taxing priorities from 2018 to 2027, makes a game effort at reducing spending, shrinking the welfare state, cutting regulation and restoring sanity to our tax code. It´s already being savaged by the media for its "draconian" cuts, which is a good sign. "The status quo is unsustainable," said GOP Rep. Diane Black, chair of
Health Reform: There were lots of celebrations on the left side of the aisle after the Senate GOP bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare died. The good times will be short lived, because one way or another ObamaCare is going away, and it´s not at all clear that Democrats will gain additional leverage over what comes next by waiting for its collapse. It was amusing to hear Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer say, after the Senate bill failed, that Republicans should "work with Democrats on a bill that lowers premiums, provides long-term stability to the markets and improves our health care
Is Joe Biden looking for attention? Is he still in the game of angling for invitations and seeming like a power player and somehow staying relevant? Or did someone call in a favor, asking him to help preserve the Obama legacy of Obamacare in exchange for something done earlier? Or is he just batty enough to think he could run for public office again? Regardless of motive, he´s written a mess of phony claims, straw men, red herrings and projections in his jawbone bid to save Obamacare. The Washington Post has accommodated him: As vice president, I met with Americans all across
Numbers Game: The Senate Republican effort to repeal ObamaCare has faltered, making it the latest victim of a seriously flawed report saying it would have cost 22 million people their health insurance. The Congressional Budget Office, which has become the official scorekeeper of the impact of health reform despite its miserable track record, said that the Senate repeal-and-replace bill would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2027 than if ObamaCare remained in place. Before that, it said the much different House repeal-and-replace bill would leave 23 million more without insurance. Heck, the CBO said that simply repealing ObamaCare without
as vice president, I met with Americans all across our country. What they told me over and over is that the Affordable Care Act gave them peace of mind — that if they got sick, or if their child got sick, they could get care and not have to worry about going broke as a result. They no longer had to lay awake at night wondering: Can I pay for this treatment? What happens if she gets cancer? How will I feed my family and afford the care? They told me that because when the ACA became law and health-care coverage
Over in tweetville, there seems to be a building Twitter-storm over something that occurred four days ago - President Trump´s compliments to France´s first lady, Brigitte Macron, on her figure. "You´re in such good shape. She´s in such good physical shape. Beautiful," Trump told the French President´s wife, who was standing next to first lady Melania Trump. They are yelling sexism, claiming sex-harassment, bellowing about commodification, claiming looks-ism -- all for the pretty innocuous remark. The president didn´t comment on her boob size, her rear end shape, what he´d like to do, what he thinks her sexual history might be, or anything
The mainstream media’s silence over Klaus Eberwein’s death is deafening. Eberwein was a former Haitian government official who was expected to expose the extent of Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice next week. He has been found dead in Miami at the age of 50. The circumstances surrounding Eberwein’s death are also nothing less than unpalatable. According to Miami-Dade’s medical examiner records supervisor, the official cause of death is “gunshot to the head.“ Eberwein’s death has been registered as “suicide” by the government. But not long before his death, he acknowledged that his life was in danger because he was outspoken on
Pensions: Even in normal years, the annual Social Security and Medicare trustees´ reports typically get overlooked. This year is far from normal. But the reports should be top of mind for anyone who cares about retirement security. The Social Security report finds that the "trust fund" will run out of money in just 17 years. The news only gets worse from there. The program´s unfunded liability over the next 75 years is now $12.5 trillion, which is up from $11.4 trillion last year and $4.7 trillion a decade ago. In other words, Social Security´s long-term unfunded liability has increased by 166% in
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Colin Kaepernick is an NFL pariah. His stand for social justice by taking a knee during the national anthem last season as a member of the San Francisco 49ers has left him sitting on his couch as NFL training camps commence this week. His sideline satyagraha, designed to bring attention to civil rights violations and disparities in treatment from law enforcement in this country, makes him unemployable in a league that frowns upon individuality and values compliance and conformity from its players. Players for all 32 teams will have reported for camp by end of this week. It doesn’t look
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enate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer ripped his former colleague, Hillary Clinton, over her election loss to President Donald Trump and her subsequent efforts to explain why she lost. “When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things—Comey, Russia—you blame yourself,” Schumer told The Washington Post. “So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that.” Schumer’s comments—referring to Clinton blaming Russian meddling
Authorities in Florida say that a group of teenagers recorded the drowning of a disabled man last week — and did nothing to help as they made fun of his struggles. Jamel Dunn, 32, of Cocoa, drowned in a retention pond July 9. His body was recovered July 14, two days after his fiancee reported him missing. Late last week, a friend of Dunn´s family came across the video on social media and forwarded it to authorities in Brevard County. In the video, which was published by the Florida Today newspaper Thursday, the teens can be heard laughing at Dunn
The outcome of O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing, broadcast live Thursday, was clear from the very beginning, when chairperson Connie Bisbee addressed him not as Inmate #1027820 but as a star. “I’m a little nervous, so bear with me,” she said. It was an odd ceding of power: After all, there’s no law requiring televised parole hearings. But Simpson doesn’t just occupy a singular nexus between celebrity and the criminal justice system; there’s never been a figure like him in American life. Bisbee wasn’t alone in being starstruck. Her colleague, parole board member Adam Engel, wore an NFL tie. When Bisbee mistakenly declared
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When many middle-aged people think back to their childhood, they remember roaming the streets with their friends during long, hot summers. Our parents threw us out the door in the morning and instructed us not to come back until dinnertime. Often in charge of younger siblings, we strayed further than we should have, got into trouble and, by the end of the summer, had a collection of triumphs, scars and memories for life. But surely such memories are just nostalgia? The bit about the sun always shining probably is. Yet one thing is certain – the level of parental involvement
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The Republican president has a job approval rating around 40 percent. The GOP has an unfavorability rating around 56 percent. And Republicans trail Democrats by nine points in an average of "generic ballot" polls. McCain´s opponents bridge the political divide following brain cancer diagnosis All of which makes it notable that the Republican National Committee is trouncing the Democratic National Committee when it comes to raising money, especially from small donors.The numbers are striking. In June, the RNC raised $13.5 million to the DNC´s $5.5 million. For 2017 so far, the RNC has raised $75.4 million to the DNC´s $38.2 million.