Now Obamacare brings chaos to the Senate as Democrats vow to bring all business to a halt over repeal effort - and leaders consider CANCELING August vacation to finally pass* Daily Mail [UK], by Nikki Schwab
As Senate Republicans write an Obamacare repeal behind closed doors, their Democratic colleagues plan to protest the GOP´s moves in public. Politico reported that starting Monday night, Democrats will halt Senate business by turning down ordinary requests, like scheduling votes or lengthening committee meetings, in order to disrupt business and highlight what the Republicans are up to. This comes at the same time some Senate Republicans are urging their peers to cancel August recess, in order to finish the health care repeal and move on. With Democrats in the minority, the only thing the party can do is put up procedural hurdles.
One thing you can say about Democrats is that they do everything in lock step unity with many Tepublicans falling in line. Whereas the Republicans are like the Keystone cops after a night at their favorite bar. In spite of the current majority, the Dems are still running things. Republicans consistently give in to fear of getting negative press. That´s what drives them. No guts no glory. Gutless pathetic buffoons they are.
Fox Business News has been discussing the need for them to stay in session and GET SOMETHING DONE! Sorry to shout, but our Congress - both houses - is a disaster. There are rays of hope, but the culture of lackadaisicalness (is that a word?) must go. And the backbiting, manipulating, grandstanding, and posturing that so many of the so-called “leaders” do incessantly.
Wasn´t Obamacare rammed thru by the Dems without any input from the Repubs or any votes from them either. If it was the way to do business then, seems like it would works now. Stay in Washington Repubs and do your job....!!
#2 – You are being too kind calling the Republicans, “Gutless pathetic buffoons…”
They are not gutless, they are not stupid, nor are they feckless. They are Uniparty traitors who sold out the American people decades ago. Notice “some Senate Republicans” (and just who might that be) are asking colleagues to cancel their August recess (yeah, right). If that is happening (with Fake News abounding that’s a big “if”) it shows that fear is beginning to creep into the ruling elite class. They sense their power leaving them and flowing towards Trump at an ever-quickening pace. Our President grows stronger every day.
To me, it just makes the democrats look small. Anyone with a mild inkling of changing back their vote in support of a democrat would have to be wondering why. They are a fringe party with no clear path forward to secure the populous trust again.
My thoughts are with #8. Let President Trump use recess appointments to replace the Obama holdovers with his own people and finally get some sludge out of the swamp.
I doubt that the feckless GOP leadership will get anything through in August, anyway. Even if they get their act together and settle on an Obamacare replacement, will they go "nuclear" to pass it? Will McCain, Collins, Flake (and even McConnell) have the loyalty and courage to be rid of their precious Senate rules and traditions?
IMO, keeping the Senate in session will likely result in the worst of both worlds. Just let Obamacare collapse, and then there might be motivation on both sides of the aisle and voter pressure to do something about it before the 2018 elections. That would put the Republicans in the "drivers seat" - if they ever learn how to use their leverage.
I just can´t believe these Democrats. Over a thousand of them have been wiped out by Obamacare and yet they keep fighting to save it. It´s like those Japanese soldiers that fought for years after WWII ended because they couldn´t believe they lost. You would think those Democrats would beg Republicans to get rid of Obamacare but they seem incapable of learning their lesson.
Staying in session allows the opportunity to get a few things done. That would be nice. But more importantly, it eliminates the hostile, ready to kill Left from TV coverage of ´protest´ at town hall meetings in August. Imagine the ´I just ate a feces burger´ look on the Kneepads´ faces when the much anticipated, non stop evil Rebublicans getting hammered by ´average´, angry l eftist Americans in town halls doesn´t happen? Imagine how apoplectic the liberals that have planned these demonstration (and no doubt violence) will be when the Rebublicans eliminate the August recess and thus the town halls? This is two birds with one stone and should be a no brainer. But I expected the Rebublicans to screw it up.
Sounds like a much better choice than returning to home districts where the violent Leftist funded by George Soros and other Liberal tyrants will be waiting to "Resist" with their "Indivisible" fascist tactics.
Congress only shows up to pretend work 3 days a week. That´s when they aren´t on vacation every time you turn around. Those 3 days of pretend work are exhausting. They should give up their August vacation to finally do something that will earn their enormous paycheck for doing nothing.
A police officer, a songwriter and a surgeon who were blocked by on Twitter by Donald Trump are among a group suing the President. A lawsuit has been filed by seven Twitter users who have fallen foul of the commander-in-chief, plus the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. It has accused Trump of trying to ´suppress dissent´ after the seven criticized him on the social network. Legal papers state: ´In an effort to suppress dissent in this forum, Defendants have excluded—“blocked”—Twitter users who have criticized the President or his policies. ´This practice is unconstitutional, and this suit seeks to end it.´
e-mail View comments Retired Gen. John Kelly, who is working to bring order to the White House as chief of staff, says it is his job to tell ´truth to power´ but then ´salute´ once a decision gets made. ´Remember, telling the unvarnished truth to power doesn´t mean you always get your way,´ Kelly told Fox News in his first interview since he replaced chief of staff Reince Priebus. ´The principal ultimately decides and it is our way that so long as that decision is legal, moral, and ethical, one salutes and executes. Sometimes you win and sometimes you don´t,´
Loretta Lynch, President Obama´s last attorney-general, used a secret email address for official business under the name Elizabeth Carlisle, it has been revealed. Lynch used the account to discuss her notorious meeting on a plane with Bill Clinton while his wife´s own email scandal was being investigated by the FBI. The disclosure is the latest blow to the reputation of the woman who had once been the country´s most senior law enforcement official. She had to step aside from deciding on whether to charge Hillary Clinton with breaking the law for having her secret server in alleged breach of national security law because
Sadiq Khan today tore into YouTube for refusing to take down four ´shocking´ videos boasting about gang violence which were reported to them by the police. The London Mayor warned that people could be killed needlessly unless more is done to take down material which encourages violence. The menacing videos, in which gang members wearing scarves and masks and brag about how they would murder their rivals, have been viewed over 356,000 times. The Metropolitan Police reported the clips to the internet giant in December, but despite having policies to remove threatening material, eight months on YouTube have
President Donald Trump said in morning tweets that his base is actually getting ´bigger & stronger´ in spite of polling that shows support for the Republican executive receding. A Quinnipiac University poll shows Republican optimism about Trump´s presidency dropping 12 points since January. His backing among other voters who were key to his victory has also been slipping. Trump launched an assault from his New Jersey golf club on ´fake news´ this morning in a flurry of tweets attacking the survey. His actions in office, he said, ´have driven the Trump base even closer together. Will never change!´ The tweets corresponded with Trump´s
NEW ORLEANS – Even after heavy rains stopped pouring down Saturday, many residents in areas of the city experienced rising water. Residents in Lakeview said hours after the rainfall stopped, water was rising inch-by-inch. However, city officials said during a press conference Sunday that rising water during drainage is a “normal occurrence.” “When you get that much rainfall it takes time for them to catch up,” said Ryan Berni, Deputy Mayor of External Affairs about the city´s drainage system. “Particularly lower lying areas, in the lowest parts of the city, water goes to those areas as the system takes time
The driver of a truck bearing a construction company´s name shown in a video speeding down a heavily flooded Mid-City street and pushing wakes of water onto inundated cars Saturday (Aug. 5) has been fired, according to a message posted to the company´s Facebook page. The video, which has garnered nearly 160,000 views on Facebook since being posted around 7 p.m. Saturday, catches a white pickup truck racing down Banks Street with water up to the truck´s bumper, then -- without slowing -- veer onto South Murat Street in Mid-City. Along the way, the truck can be seen sloshing water onto
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Democratic representative Keith Ellison said Friday that he believes Neil Gorsuch is an “illegitimate” Supreme Court justice. Speaking on a panel at Netroots Nation, a conference for progressives in Georgia, Ellison accused Republicans and Trump of assaulting the United States’ representative democracy and the independence of the judiciary. “I said the other day that I thought that Neil Gorsuch was an illegitimate justice,” Ellison asserted. “I had a great progressive come up to me and say, ‘Oh don’t say that, that’s what they say.´” “I said,’No, wait a minute. This guy escaped every rule that you’re supposed to go through
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