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  • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

    The perfect metaphor for House Republicans' dilemma.

    I understand that it’s hard to turn on a president of your own party for reasons of both your own loyalties and the politics of opposing a base that just elected him. But, really, following this guy down blind alleys is a recipe for getting mugged by the electorate.
    On the nose.
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    • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

      As I've opined many times here, Member staff are the only people in DC who (1) know what's going on and (2) actually do anything. They run the government. Hell, they are the government. The faces you see on the news are show ponies, hood ornaments, and sycophants.

      So this is bad for Trump, worse for the GOP, and way, way worse for Ryan.

      Paul D. Ryan’s approval rating among House GOP staffers has dropped to its lowest level since he became speaker in 2015, plummeting from 85 percent three weeks after Election Day to 44 percent in March. Those are levels not seen — for either party’s congressional leaders — since the ouster of Ryan’s predecessor, John A. Boehner of Ohio
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      • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

        Mitch pulls the trigger. The question now: when will 60 fall for legislation?

        We're in a Brave New Senate. Let's all hope the better outweighs the worse.
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        • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
          Mitch pulls the trigger. The question now: when will 60 fall for legislation?

          We're in a Brave New Senate. Let's all hope the better outweighs the worse.
          That will be next. And it will be for tax cuts to the 1%.
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          Originally Posted by dropthatpuck-Scooby's a lost cause.
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          • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

            Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
            That will be next. And it will be for tax cuts to the 1%.
            Presumably the GOP will just go back to the Ancien Regime: aristocrats and the wealthy exempt from all taxes. It's their world and we pay to live in it.
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              Originally posted by Kepler View Post
              Presumably the GOP will just go back to the Ancien Regime: aristocrats and the wealthy exempt from all taxes. It's their world and we pay to live in it.
              We're all paying to live in it now. Makes me sick thinking of what it's going to be before Trump gets done. Need to stay employed and weather the storm.
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              • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

                Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
                We're all paying to live in it now. Makes me sick thinking of what it's going to be before Trump gets done. Need to stay employed and weather the storm.
                Being an old, straight, white male living off the Military-Intelligence Complex teat is working out pretty well, thanks.
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                • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

                  Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                  Being an old, straight, white male living off the Military-Intelligence Complex teat is working out pretty well, thanks.
                  Being an old straight white male does help.
                  **NOTE: The misleading post above was brought to you by Reynold's Wrap and American Steeples, makers of Crosses.

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                  • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

                    Nunes stepped aside today on the House investigation of Russia. Wonder why? Pressure aside the Repubs are in full control.
                    **NOTE: The misleading post above was brought to you by Reynold's Wrap and American Steeples, makers of Crosses.

                    Originally Posted by dropthatpuck-Scooby's a lost cause.
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                    • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

                      Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
                      Nunes stepped aside today on the House investigation of Russia. Wonder why? Pressure aside the Repubs are in full control.
                      So some other Republican can handwave the investigation away. Nunes made himself into the lightning rod.
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                      • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                        Being an old, straight, white male living off the Military-Intelligence Complex teat is working out pretty well, thanks.
                        I get a kick out of that
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                        • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                          Mitch pulls the trigger. The question now: when will 60 fall for legislation?

                          We're in a Brave New Senate. Let's all hope the better outweighs the worse.
                          Be honest. Harry/Chuck would have pulled the trigger given the exact same circumstances.
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                          • Re: 115th Congress. In Bridge, Can Hearts be Trumped? In Spades!

                            Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
                            Nunes stepped aside today on the House investigation of Russia. Wonder why? Pressure aside the Repubs are in full control.
                            If he was smart he did it so he wouldnt be Michael Flynn Part Deux. Trump wasnt even hiding that they set him up to be the next fall guy.
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                            • Originally posted by joecct View Post
                              Be honest. Harry/Chuck would have pulled the trigger given the exact same circumstances.
                              I really don't blame either side for the way this turned out. This is on the electorate. They let the GOP get away with highway robbery--they made this happen.

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                              • Originally posted by GrinCDXX View Post
                                I really don't blame either side for the way this turned out. This is on the electorate. They let the GOP get away with highway robbery--they made this happen.
                                You missed my point. If it was HRC as president and a Dem Senate, Chuck would have gone nuclear to stop Mitch's fillibuster.

                                We need to reset the political process.
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