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.
As I write this, there is a crowd outside the house of FCC commissioner Pai. His crime? He is returning control of the internet to internet service providers (ISPs). The Obama administration enacted "Net Neutrality" in defiance of a Supreme Court decision. In essence, Barack Obama seized ISP property because the ISPs weren´t serving the public interest. This was exactly how socialist revolutionary Benito Mussolini defined Fascism: a system where citizens own private property so long as they serve the public interest. Churchill said Fascism would take root in the West under the guise of anti-Fascism, but I digress.
With the usual gross exaggeration, the media has been reporting that President Trump told European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU Council President Donald Tusk that "the Germans are bad, very bad" for making and selling lots of cars, contributing to their trade surplus, due to all their exports. Juncker said it never happened and the conversation was about Germany´s trade surplus and it was quite civilized. When you´ve got an arrogant, supercilious, disdainful European Union official such as him defending Trump, you know he must be telling the truth. Via Google Translate, the quote disavowing the media claims is here
Elections: The recent spate of news stories predicting that Democrats will reclaim the House majority in the 2018 midterm elections could be brushed off as little more than wishful thinking on the part of liberal journalists. But the GOP would be wise to get as much done as they can, before it´s too late. There is no doubt that the Democratic base is highly energized at the moment as President Trump struggles with various controversies. Whether that will continue, or will translate into a takeover of the House, isn´t at all certain. In Georgia, neophyte Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff is 7
Growth: One of the elements of President Trump´s first budget that raises the hackles on economists and financial pundits is the projection that the economy can grow at a rate north of 3% a year. Not possible, they say. Sorry, but we´ve heard this before. "If Trump thinks he can get more than 3% economic growth, he´s dreaming," a Los Angeles Times headline guffawed. "3% Growth? Really?!" sputtered FX Street. Even the august Wall Street Journal got into the act: "Trump´s 3% Growth Target Looks Out of Reach." Do a Google search. Many others have said pretty much the same thing.
Health Reform: This week ObamaCare suffered two more blows, making a replacement plan all the more urgent. Not that you´d know it, since all anyone wants to talk about is how horrible the Republican replacement plan supposedly would be. Why aren´t Democrats being pressured to produce their own fix? The big news this week is supposed to be the Congressional Budget Office´s decree that the Republicans´ ObamaCare replacement plan would cost 23 million their insurance coverage. This number should be taken with a huge grain of salt, given the fact that the CBO predicted twice as many would sign up for
For eight years, President Obama endlessly talked about "middle class" economics. All the while, middle-class family incomes were stagnant. Now they are on the rise. Could Trumponomics be the reason? In April, real median household income reached $59,361, according to the latest report from Sentier Research. That´s up 2% since January, and is as high as it´s been since February 2002. Expressed as an index, median household income was 100.9 in April, which is the first time this index has topped 100 since December 2008. By comparison, this index was also lower when Obama left office than when he came in —
CaliCare: California´s so-called progressive Democrats, fresh off their classy "flipping off" of Donald Trump at their state convention, now want to flip off the entire state by imposing a reckless, economy-destroying single-payer health care system on the state´s citizens. If voters don´t stop this madness they´ll get what they deserve. A study by the Senate Appropriations Committee of the state legislature found that a proposed single-payer system would cost $400 billion a year — more than twice the state´s current bloated budget of $182 billion. To say that it would be the fiscal and economic ruin of California is an understatement. As
Big Government: President Trump´s budget is taking its share of hits for supposedly indulging in fanciful accounting, unrealistic assumptions and proposing massive cuts to vital safety-net programs. How much of that is true? You decide. Trump´s budget plan proposes to balance the federal budget in 10 years and do so entirely through spending restraint. That alone is enough to raise the hackles of the Washington, D.C., swamp creatures. But critics have other complaints. The main ones: It relies on unrealistic economic projections. Critics say Trump´s budget numbers rest on a rosy scenario of future economic growth. The New York Times describes the
Two men caught having sex in March were subjected to a public caning in the Indonesian province of Aceh on Tuesday. A crowd of about 1,000 people watched the punishment, many cheering and filming the event. The public caning took place in a square in front of a mosque in the provincial capital, Banda Aceh. The pair, aged 20 and 23, each received over 82 strikes with thin rattan canes. Their original sentence of 85 lashes was reduced due to time spent in detention. At least eight other men and women were caned along with the gay pair for offenses such as
After most terrorist attacks, presidents and world leaders have attempted to use majestic and restrained language, perhaps to seem presidential, to come off as leader-like, to be as unlike the terrorists as possible. A favorite term they all like to use is ´cowardly´ - which doesn´t seem to deter any of these mass-death attacks. They also like ´callous,´ ´absurd´ and ´tragic,´ passively addressing the attacks themselves. We can already hear the terrorists´ gigglings. President Trump isn´t like that. In the wake of the terror attack in Manchester, England, he set the tone from another direction, hurling the personal insult. He called
Gee, reading the media, I was under the impression that Democrats are fired-up, energized by the sheer awfulness of Donald Trump. All those women marching in funny hats, all the anger, all that negative media coverage must assuredly mean that the Democratic Party is prospering, buoyed by anger-fueled donations. Actually, not so much. WeaselZippers highlights the dismal fundraising
Mideast: President Trump´s Mideast trip was derided by the media and opposition Democrats as simply a chance for him to skip town to avoid the ongoing "scandals" of his administration. As usual, they grossly underestimate this president, and completely misunderstand the importance of his historic trip. Trump´s trip to Saudi Arabia and Israel has put the region on notice: The U.S. intends once again to pursue its interests and those of its allies in the region. The U.S. is ready to reward friends and punish enemies, and we will name names. This is a radical reversal of President Obama´s policy of "leading
Earth is likely to reach more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the U.S. retreats from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution, scientists said. That’s because America contributes so much to rising temperatures. President Donald Trump, who once proclaimed global warming a Chinese hoax, said in a tweet Saturday that he would make his “final decision” this coming week on whether the United States stays in or leaves the 2015 Paris climate change accord in which nearly every nation agreed to curb its greenhouse gas emissions. Leaders of seven wealthy democracies, at a summit in Sicily, urged Trump
A free-thinking group of eighth grades refused to pose with House Speaker Paul Ryan during a field trip to Washington DC on Thursday. Half of the students from South Orange Middle School in New Jersey stood on the other side of the street as their classmates had their photo taken with Ryan outside the United States Capitol. When he uploaded the image to Instagram, the ones who had refused to be in it flooded the comments section with insults and complaints. ´Half of us stood across the street including me because we hate you,´ said one. Another spoke to DailyMail.com
After entering the White House in 2009, President Barack Obama went on his famous “apology” tour. Now, Hillary Clinton, having failed to win the White House in 2016, is currently on an “I’m owed an apology” tour. In an interview for an article by New York Magazine published Friday, Clinton has apparently moved past “gracious Hillary” and “relaxed in the woods Hillary” and has now moved into “angry Hillary” mode. (Snip) In the New York Magazine article, called “Hillary Clinton Is Furious. And Resigned. And Funny. And Worried,” the predominant mood is the fury — not the resignation, worry, or her
(Video) Sunday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said the public was “getting weary” that Democrats have not done enough to begin the process of impeaching President Donald Trump. Partial transcript as follows: REID: Congresswoman, on the subject of being more aggressive, you have openly talked about the fact that this president has put himself in a position where impeachment is on the table but your party, the Democratic party is very reluctant, The New York Times has an article out last week about how hesitant Democratic leadership, in particular, are to call for Donald Trump’s impeachment. In
Angela Merkel has stunningly claimed Europe can no longer rely on the US, just one day Donald Trump frustrated world leaders at the G7 meeting in Italy. The German Chancellor urged the European Union to stick together in the face of new uncertainty stemming from the US and other challenges. Merkel said Sunday at a campaign event in Bavaria: ´The times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days.´ The comments came after the G7 countries were unable to agree to a deal that would see the 2015
Tiger Woods was arrested and charged with DUI in Jupiter, Fla., records show. The professional golfer, 41, was nabbed around 3 a.m. Monday on Military Trail just south of Indian Creek Parkway, according to WPBF 25 News. He was released under his own recognizance at 10:50 a.m., Palm Beach County Sheriff´s Office records show.
Hillary Clinton’s inner circle is concerned that the “resistance” that cropped up in the wake of President Donald Trump’s electoral win isn’t embracing the failed Democratic Presidential candidate as their de facto leader. As of late, Hillary has taken to marketing herself as the leader of the anti-Trump resistance, Tweeting about her defeat, haranguing Trump in public appearances and “persisting” despite her loss. It’s clear from Clinton’s Twitter feed, paid speeches, and comments that she wants to lead the mostly female opposition to Trump’s policy agenda. But according to sources close to Clinton’s inner circle, she’s yet again failing in
CNN’s W. Kamau Bell devoted a recent episode of his series United Shades of America to exploring Muslim and Arab communities. Aside from some interesting vignettes, the program is left-wing, anti-Trump propaganda that firmly establishes the network’s political bias. Bell also serves up some historical distortions of the sort spoonfed to undergraduates on politically-correct campuses, such as the claim that Islam has always been present in the U.S. “Islam has always been part of the American fabric,” one Muslim man in Detroit tells Bell at an anti-Trump event. “A lot of people think that Islam is from a foreign country,
French President Emmanuel Macron acknowledged to a French newspaper that his intense handshake with President Trump ahead of the NATO summit in Brussels "wasn´t innocent," but instead was meant as a show of resolve, The Associated Press reported Sunday. "One must show that you won´t make small concessions, even symbolic ones, but also not over-publicize things, either," he told Le Journal du Dimanche, according to the AP. The handshake between Macron and Trump on Thursday drew attention for its visible intensity, with both pairs of knuckles turning white from pressure. [snip] While Macron reportedly sought to convey strength with the
It’s pile-on time for America’s commercial airlines. The contempt people hold for them has long been severe, but following a raft of highly publicized incidents, resentment has hit a fever pitch. It started about a month ago, with the forced removal of a passenger onboard a United Express flight. This was followed by several more airlines-behaving-badly controversies, up to and including the death of Simon, a giant rabbit who perished after a London-to-Chicago United flight. Over and over we are reminded about the hellishness that is commercial flying. Enabled by cellphone cameras and the catalyst of social media, even the most
The sun has set on students’ request to change the date of their prom. Students at an elite New York City high school petitioned to change the date of their senior prom – scheduled for June 3 – because it conflicts with the Muslim observance of Ramadan, but the school has denied the request, the New York Post reported. (Snip) Still, Muslim students said eating after sundown is not the only issue; they say there are other religious rules that come into play. “You’re not supposed to listen to music during Ramadan, so it’s not really allowed,” Shabbir said. More
I know it’s theoretically wrong for a Republican candidate to smack around an annoying liberal journalist, but that still doesn’t mean that I care. Our ability to care is a finite resource, and, in the vast scheme of things, millions of us have chosen to devote exactly none of it toward caring enough to engage in fussy self-flagellation because of what happened to Slappy La Brokenshades. Sorry, not sorry. Please split wide headlines