Frederica ’empty guns, no hat’ Wilson gets schooled by honor and an honorable man.
There are not too few people who like that Nancy Pelosi found a moment of rationality as well as sanity and decided to condemn Antifa violence. Ace wrote that at least she did something that many Republicans yet still refuse to do. OK, there’s that I suppose. But it does not let Pelosi off the hook for encouraging the violence by slandering a peaceful group in the first place. She fanned the flames. She ought not get a pass for condemning Antifa, which, wait and see, she won’t continue to condemn pending her political expediency.
Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) is calling on Robert Mueller, special counsel for the Justice Department’s Russia investigation, to resign…“Bob Mueller is in clear violation of federal code and must resign to maintain the integrity of the investigation into alleged Russian ties,” Franks said in a statement.
Sen. Flake (R-Az) writes a terrible screed against Trump where he concludes that the Russian Federation is really the Soviet Union of 1960.
Flake is under a primary challenge from several in his own party. It is no wonder why, given his past support for Hillary and his opposition to the Republican Party.
Citizen McCain offered an explanation that represents his foolishness, there is no other way to put it, in which he claimed that since Obamacare was passed without a Republican vote, it would be equally bad to repeal it without a Democrat vote. In other words, the Democrats foisted a bad plan upon us all, but McCain thinks that we must wait until the Democrat party wants to repeal that bad plan in order to repeal it?
That’s illogical, and foolish.
Just look at the manner in which he cast his vote: it was done to cast attention upon himself, and it stunned the body:
All of the Republican Senators had voted to repeal it and stated they would repeal it.
Dennis Prager said in his first hour today that McCain likely cast this vote selfishly because he’s venal and loathes Trump. That is in accord with his character. He holds personal grudges, which has diminished his stature.
His stature got smaller still last night.
Reminder: McCain passed along the now discredited “dossier” to the FBI. Smaller, and smaller still.
Over at American Greatness, the hits keep coming (in a good way) and Angelo Codevilla has written a piece about congressional recovery:
While this is consistent with the Constitution’s words, “no money shall be drawn from the treasury but in consequence of appropriations made by law,” it wholly reverses their intent. Individual congressmen and senators are cut out of the legislative process. The voters can no longer hold each accountable. When Republican leaders make common cause with the Democratic Party against Republicans who won’t go along, whom they accuse of “shutting down the government,” they create a bipartisan ruling party. That makes both parties equally responsible, and ensures that changing your vote from D to R or R to D won’t make a difference.
Depressing. But that i where we are, and it is unlikely to change. The only way it may change is by the change in candidates and the wholesale turning out of the incumbents for representatives who understand what a healthy functioning Congress looks like.
That’s a tall order, but not impossible.
The Republicans have failed and failed miserably to do anything they promised before Donald Trump was elected:
According to Walker, Ryan urged lawmakers to remain upbeat. He told them, “We’ve got to stay focused on delivering the promises we made to the American people, even though we are frustrated with the Senate’s inability to get something done.”
Ryan did not criticize the Senate during a press conference Tuesday.
“It’s a hard process,” Ryan told reporters. “We are hopeful the Senate can take the pause it needs to take so we can take the next steps to get this done.”
If what is reported about Ryan is true, it does not match the action.
He goes further: “To give the impression that if Republicans were in control of the House and Senate, that we could do that when Obama was still in office . . . .” His voice trails off and he shakes his head. “I never believed it.”
He says he wasn’t the only one aware of the charade: “We sort of all got what was going on, that there was this disconnect in terms of communication, because no one wanted to take the time out in the general public to even think about ‘Wait a minute—that can’t happen.’ ” But, he adds, “if you’ve got that anger working for you, you’re gonna let it be.”
This is part of the reason we have Trump as president. Yet the elite establishment still does not get it. It is like they expect us to like being lied to, and accept the fate dealt to us.
they’re not going to repeal and replace Obamacare,” Boehner said. “It’s been around too long. And the American people have gotten accustomed to it. Governors have gotten accustomed to this Medicaid expansion, and so trying to pull it back is really not going to work.”
So was the whole repeal vote(s) a sham to begin with? Why do that if it’s not going anywhere?
Are the American People really “accustomed” to Obamacare? Highly doubtful.