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The One Sentence That Explains
Washington Dysfunction

Washington Free Beacon, by Matthew Continetti

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Posted By:MissMolly, 7/15/2017 5:23:36 AM

The other day Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania explained why Republicans are having such trouble with health care. Speaking at a town hall during the July 4 recess, Toomey said, "I didn´t expect Donald Trump to win. I think most of my colleagues didn´t. So we didn´t expect to be in this situation." No kidding. I too can report that, from June 16, 2015, to November 8, 2016, the feeling among the elected officials, party functionaries, consultants, strategists, and journalists in our nation´s capital was that Donald J. Trump stood no chance of becoming president of the United States. And because


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 7/15/2017 6:20:00 AM     (No. 11319600)

So, when "Republicans" actually got the opportunity to implement the campaign promises they rode into Congressional office, they didn´t know what to do? That´s their excuse? Really?

Poltroons, all of them.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley, 7/15/2017 6:21:29 AM     (No. 11319601)

Republicans seem to have a talent for getting things wrong. They assumed we bumpkins in flyover country would vote for whatever establishment hack they put forward (as we always have), and they misjudged our anger towards them and their crooked chicanery. Then they double down on dumb and pick McCain to lead their hit squad against Trump.
Their addiction to losing is showing up loud and clear even after winning. They deserve nothing less than scorn and historical obscurity. Some deserve prison.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 7/15/2017 6:31:37 AM     (No. 11319609)

The GOP has been and probably always will be happier as the minority party - few of them believe in what got them there in the first place. Unless a miracle happens they will resume that status in November 2018.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 7/15/2017 6:40:09 AM     (No. 11319615)

The article is probably correct but exposes another issue.

It has been 9 months since Trump won. After 9 months the Congress cannot "recover" from its shock and take action? They cannot function? While apparently lying about their intentions for BOCare for 7 years, they made no plans about what they really wanted to do? Their whole plan seemed to be how to keep the political ball in the air and WHAT?

The system was clearly collapsing, the infamous death spiral of minimal signups and increasing costs. Insurance companies were abandoning BOCare in droves. They have a dead whale beached on the steps of Congress and they DON´T HAVE ANY PLANS TO DEAL WITH IT?

BOCare´s tortured rules have mangled the job market. Why not just redefine overtime to be anything over 35 hours as it was. People LOST the plan, doctors, and hospitals they liked. Doesn´t that matter to these fools? They planned to really do ... NOTHING and let the Country suffer?

This shows a Congress that is uncaring and incompetent and willing to place political gamesmanship above the good of the Country. This is the biggest threat the Country faces, an entrenched political class that is nearly useless.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 7/15/2017 6:55:56 AM     (No. 11319627)

jeffkinnh writes: This is the biggest threat the Country faces, an entrenched political class that is nearly useless.

That´s why we need term limits so future generations will be served by citizen/politicians and not professional politicians which our system is infested with now like Schumer and McConnell. Ryan, Pelosi.......

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lonetown, 7/15/2017 7:10:16 AM     (No. 11319634)

Toomey masqueraded as a Conservative to get elected.
Shame on you. step down now you fraud.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: hershey, 7/15/2017 7:37:52 AM     (No. 11319658)

How about two words instead? Stupid Liberals.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: privateer, 7/15/2017 8:02:20 AM     (No. 11319675)

Blaming stupid liberals is like blaming gravity because you dropped and broke your favorite coffee mug. They are a relentless, predictable force, usually for evil. Republicans, long story short, lack the intelligence and character to adapt to surprising developments and challenges. IOW, they are LOUSY at their jobs.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: winnie1, 7/15/2017 8:06:59 AM     (No. 11319677)

Don´t use Trump as an excuse! You RINO´s are a bunch of stupid cowards. You had six year to work on a repeal and replacement of Obama-care. What do you idiots do? Make a Paul Ryan plan and hide it in a safe, then the Senate is trying to placate everyone instead of just opening up the State boundaries and let this plan take off. Let the Insurance Companies compete for the business and that will lower the prices.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: winnie1, 7/15/2017 8:10:00 AM     (No. 11319684)

Here´s the sentence grow a brain and grow something else!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: uno, 7/15/2017 8:25:19 AM     (No. 11319710)

Like I´ve said before, in 2012 Americans gave the Republicans the majority in Congress and they did nothing.
In 2014 Americans gave the Republicans the majority in the Senate... and they did nothing.
In 2016 Americans were fed up with both parties and gave the Office of the President to a business man.
now eight months later it still hasn´t sunk in!
It really is time to pull the pin on these RINOs.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 7/15/2017 8:44:07 AM     (No. 11319728)

Washington is dysfunctional because we have one party rule. The Democrats and Republicans are supposed to oppose one another, and offer up differing options for governing. Unfortunately, too many Republicans are content to follow Democratic leadership. Both parties collect their paychecks, and milk Washington special interests for everything they can get. We basically have one party that governs poorly, and another that does not want to govern at all. The taxpayer foots the bill.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: POstaway, 7/15/2017 8:45:19 AM     (No. 11319731)

In Washington there are no Repulicans. There are just liberals with D, I or R after their names. Those pretending to be Republicans are also pretending to oppose the D´s and I´s. and vice versa. The partisan arguing is for show. The conclusions over policy are foregone like when presidents meet foreign leaders at summits. The conclusions always grow government and cost taxpayers a lot of money. In Washington it seems that the agreement between "opponents" is to give and take titles, committee chairmanships and the presidency at opportune intervals in order to keep major donors satisfied. It is a show put on for fools.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: rsgonner, 7/15/2017 8:45:57 AM     (No. 11319732)

That´s the Grand Old Stupid Party for you. The spineless and the useless.....

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Aria, 7/15/2017 8:48:56 AM     (No. 11319737)

Most of the GOP are like pastors who secretly are athiests.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: starboard, 7/15/2017 8:50:40 AM     (No. 11319740)

Dysfunction is putting it mildly.
The problem with congress is they have too much time on their hands. They work 145 days a year or 12 days a month. Take away the perks and let them earn what they make with on the job performance.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 7/15/2017 9:18:07 AM     (No. 11319765)

If it´s that difficult senator then please resign and let somebody else do it.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: congar, 7/15/2017 9:19:26 AM     (No. 11319768)

Most Republicans do fine as long as they have a Democrat to tell them what to do and say next. Leadership is a foreign word to them all. Guts is not to be found anywhere, only wobbly old men’s legs. The upper crust of the party have no concept of what life might be like outside of their Washington D. C. bubble. Put these self serving maggots on the same health plan the rest of us have to live with to find out if our healthcare can be improved.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 7/15/2017 9:23:56 AM     (No. 11319778)

I heard Jason Chaffetz say the exact same words on a Fox show very recently. If they had a conscience and they can´t get the job done, they would all go home and let voters put in someone who would do the job. I know, asking too much. If things don´t change, I expect 2018 and 2020 to be a bloodbath.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Ajaxliquor, 7/15/2017 9:52:14 AM     (No. 11319810)

I get angrier and angrier reading these on-the-button comments about RINO incompetence and I want to throw up my hands in disgust and turn it all over to The Almighty, which in itself is promising since it was prayer and Divine intervention that brought DJT to the presidency. Do not lose trust in God. He "brung us to the dance", and he must, coupled with our efforts, work on our behalf to pull us from this abyss.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: bighambone, 7/15/2017 10:14:08 AM     (No. 11319834)

President Trump was sent to D.C., by the American people to drain the D.C. uni-Party swamp, that we all can see is full of alligators who are trying with their media allies to disrupt Trump´s efforts and ultimately undo Trump´s election at every turn. The wimpy D.C., Republicans who go along with that are going to be in deep trouble when they run for re-election. That´s the prevalent political take in this area of the country.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: trapper, 7/15/2017 11:03:32 AM     (No. 11319877)

Forget the House and Senate Republicare plans. Either pass a clean, once sentence repeal that repeals Obamcae in its entirety effective on a future date, or forget it and move on and let it crash. Enough time wasted on this. On to the border wall and tax reduction.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: kono, 7/15/2017 11:17:36 AM     (No. 11319891)

I think a variation on a famous Reagan one-liner best explains Washington´s dysfunction:

Politics is the second oldest profession, and it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Sherlock1, 7/15/2017 11:42:15 AM     (No. 11319906)

2018 is going to be a bloodbath all right... for incumbents. Trump should call for a showing of support from his "colleagues". Then promise those who fail to stand with him that he has an excellent memory for names, as does his base of supporters.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 7/15/2017 12:07:39 PM     (No. 11319926)

FTA: “…I tried to explain to a GOP official that it increasingly does not matter where one stands on the spectrum of left and right, what matters is whose side one is on. The official just smiled politely and ignored me.”

The GOPe official ignored the observation because to the Uniparty apparatchiks there is only one side, theirs. We citizens are to be manipulated for their data points. Their day job is acting in the D.C. Kabuki Theater, but their hearts and souls are dedicated to their moonlighting gigs as social engineers of a Brave New World. Their Kabuki Theater roles have convinced local party leaders that purity of “conservative movement thought” and where one stands on the right is more important than accomplishments. We saw this in our county when Republican voters wanted Trump, but the central committee reps were squeamish. The people ended up starting our own Trump HQ while the central committee never did open an office.

FTA: “Trump was overthrowing both the party and conservative movement establishments, violating norms of discourse and behavior, altering the ideological composition of the GOP, and thriving amidst chaos, polarization, and conflict.”

Let that last phrase sink in, “[Trump was] thriving amidst chaos, polarization, and conflict.” The Left’s signature strategy is to keep the populace stirred up with conflict, polarizing and separating the people until they cry out for a solution to the chaos. They assumed they were the life preserver to be grabbed. Then Donald J. Trump rode down the escalator and offered the American people an American alternative. Trump is the only one who can successfully manipulate the political environment by using that environment’s own weapons against itself. Those who continue to underestimate Trump better invest in a pallet of Kleenex.


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Reply 26 - Posted by: Butch59, 7/15/2017 12:14:53 PM     (No. 11319933)

There is one thing that separates the D´s from the R´s in Washington. And since that the D´s are really nothing more that Communists, they all work together. The R´s however, never do that. And their most important issue is to get re-elected. And that means that they will do want ever it takes to coddle the voters in their district or state. Every thing else comes after that. They have no driving idea of what kind of government they want or what to do. Once elected, re-election is their driving conviction.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 7/15/2017 1:37:34 PM     (No. 11320032)

TRUMP the Uniparty!
TRUMP the Dysfunction!
TRUMP the Swamp!
TRUMP the fake news!
We have your back, Mr. President!

Veterans for TRUMP

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Reply 28 - Posted by: radrelic, 7/15/2017 5:13:27 PM     (No. 11320228)

The most enduring of us can master the patience to keep voting conservative until WE change the nation and keep on track until the playing field is level and ideas rule what our representatives can do instead of dodging the dirty tricks of the masters of deceit (Commies and their lesser leftists-lesser in what they will do in name of ideology but not by much if you use Madams Pelosi and Waters social democrats?)

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Reply 29 - Posted by: gone2pot, 7/15/2017 8:06:19 PM     (No. 11320332)

So before the election, the GOP think they´re going to fall into a vat of crap but after the election fall into a vat of Chanel No.5 and ever since, have been frantically trying to make themselves smell like crap. Perfect.

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Breitbart Big Hollywood, by Jerome Hudson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/20/2017 11:53:48 PM     Post Reply
U2 frontman Bono unloaded on President Donald Trump in a Rolling Stone interview published Wednesday, revealing that his Irish rock band’s new album will take on the “bully on the bully pulpit” because “silence is not an option.” In January, U2 founding guitarist The Edge revealed that “Songs of Experience,” the band’s follow-up to its platinum-selling 2014 album “Songs of Innocence,” was delayed because of Trump’s election. Now Bono says “there’s a couple of reasons why we delayed Songs of Experience. One personal, one political.” “The world around us was certainly changing out of all recognition, we nearly lost the

Gun-Wielding FBI Agents Busted into
Manafort’s Home While His Family Slept

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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
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Armed FBI agenst with guns drawn busted into Paul Manafort’s home as Manafort and his wife lay in bed. The FBI agents insisted on searching Kathleen Manafort for weapons — after they barged into her home. This is Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ FBI. Sessions needs to go now. (Tweet) The New York Post reported: Gun-wielding FBI agents busted into Paul Manafort’s home as he was asleep in bed and even searched his wife for weapons, it was revealed Tuesday. Agents took an unusually tough approach in executing a search warrant, dealing with potential financial crimes by President Trump’s former campaign chief,

Hillary Clinton says First
Lady Melania Trump isn’t doing
enough to tackle cyberbullying

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New York Daily News, by Elizabeth Elizalde    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/20/2017 10:13:54 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton said First Lady Melania Trump isn’t doing enough to tackle cyberbullying. “No, no and, look, I don´t think anybody is doing enough on cyberbullying,” Clinton told Mic when asked if she thought Trump had enforced her platform. Trump condemned cyberbullying in her first United Nations speech in New York City on Wednesday. “We must come together for the good of our children,” she said. “Therefore, we must teach each child the values of empathy and communication that are at the core of kindness, mindfulness, integrity and leadership, which can only be taught by example.”

Wiretaps may prove Trump right —
and that’s absolutely terrifying

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New York Post, by Michael Goodwin    Original Article
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Over the years, a curious habit has taken hold at the United Nations. A body designed to strengthen the best of humanity has too often become a font of doublespeak and appeasement that protects the worst of humanity. That tragic comity was shattered when President Trump played the skunk at the garden party and dared to tell the truth. Many truths, in fact. Among them, that Islamic terrorism is a scourge that must be stopped. That Iran is controlled by a “murderous regime” bent on getting nukes. That North Korea’s “Rocket man is on a suicide mission” and the United States “will have

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