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The One Sentence That Explains Washington Dysfunction
WFB ^ | 14 July 2017 | Matthew Continetti

Posted on 07/17/2017 7:03:40 AM PDT by Rummyfan

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 the political elite held this view with such self-assurance, with all the egotism and snobbery and moral puffery and snarkiness that distinguishes itself as a class, it did not spend more than a second, if that, thinking through the possible consequences of a Trump victory

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KEYWORDS: 115th; second100days; toomey; trump45
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1 posted on 07/17/2017 7:03:41 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

Thank you Mr.Toomey for your resignation speech. You made an excellent case for your dismissal.


2 posted on 07/17/2017 7:05:50 AM PDT by blackdog
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The only reason this clod has a job is that every Democrat in this state is far, far worse.


3 posted on 07/17/2017 7:08:12 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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Incredible!: 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."
4 posted on 07/17/2017 7:09:58 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Voting for Trump to be our President, made 62+ million of us into Dumb Deplorable Colluders, MAGA!)
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To: blackdog

“...... because the political elite held this view with such self-assurance, with all the egotism and snobbery and moral puffery and snarkiness that distinguishes itself as a class, it did not spend more than a second, if that, thinking through the possible consequences of a Trump victory”.........

That, my friends is EXACTLY what Toomey SHOULD HAVE SAID! NOTHING could closer to the truth than that statement (in one sentence)


5 posted on 07/17/2017 7:10:39 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Rummyfan

At least he told the truth


6 posted on 07/17/2017 7:15:01 AM PDT by joesbucks
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To: Rummyfan
I didn't expect Donald Trump to win....


7 posted on 07/17/2017 7:16:21 AM PDT by C210N (It is easier to fool the people than convince them that they have been fooled)
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To: Rummyfan

“Follow the money”


8 posted on 07/17/2017 7:16:36 AM PDT by Cboldt
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What he really meant was “We were hoping Hillary would defeat Trump so we wouldn’t have to deal with this.”


9 posted on 07/17/2017 7:17:36 AM PDT by oldvirginian (Government is at best a necessary evil, at worst a millstone around the neck of the citizenry.)
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To: Rummyfan

50 Billion, wait 70 Billion dollars in a 280 Billionaires n dollar stabilization fraud IS an #insurancebailout. #notjustno! Take the 70 Billion and cut every person who works for and pays for their insurance.. put it in their flex accounts! #NeverBailout!


10 posted on 07/17/2017 7:21:08 AM PDT by momincombatboots (White Stetsons up.. let's save our country!)
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To: Rummyfan

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.”

Flashback: TV Talking Heads Confidently Predict a ‘Landslide’ Victory for Hillary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEkG9seHJco

Take a memory trip back to when the CNN Fake News thugs realized that Trump won the 2016 election. Savor the moment!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl-XfTaXRyg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LTMOsnTuCs


11 posted on 07/17/2017 7:21:14 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Voting for Trump to be our President, made 62+ million of us into Dumb Deplorable Colluders, MAGA!)
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To: Rummyfan

The GOP never had any intention of repealing Obamacare.
That would reduce Fedzilla’s power and they would never do that.

They serve Fedzilla, not the citizens.


12 posted on 07/17/2017 7:23:11 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Rummyfan

The only good news is, neither he nor any of those who thought this way will learn a damned thing as a result.


13 posted on 07/17/2017 7:25:20 AM PDT by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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Gunny G: THE LEFT! ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE GONE WRONG!!!!!

Garbage-IN ~ Garbage PROJECTED-OUT!!!!!

Best explanation I’ve found to indicate what makes the left tock!

;)
Dick gaines
aka: Gunny G
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14 posted on 07/17/2017 7:26:08 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
"...every Democrat in this state is far, far worse."

Can't we dig up Arlen Specter's corpse?

15 posted on 07/17/2017 7:29:21 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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I can only hope that he was speaking to a mostly Republican constituency, and they realize exactly what he said! Primary the RINOe!


16 posted on 07/17/2017 7:31:50 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: oldvirginian

“The One Sentence That Explains Washington Dysfunction”

One word will explain it...politicians!


17 posted on 07/17/2017 7:34:11 AM PDT by Bonemaker
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To: Rummyfan

He would have been more honest to say:

“We are whores. We are not accountable to the voters. We are accountable only to the donors.”

One thing I admire about the Democrats. When they are in power they are united in advancing their agenda and serving their voters. When they are out of power they are united in advancing their agenda and serving their voters.

Since the Bush II presidency beginning in 2000 it has been clear GOP politicians care about:
1) The donors who finance their campaigns
2) Feathering their own nests.

The truth is GOP politicians loathe their “deplorable” voters as much as Democrats.


18 posted on 07/17/2017 7:36:14 AM PDT by Soul of the South (The past is gone and cannot be changed. Tomorrow can be a better day if we work on it.)
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To: Cboldt

Five hundred thirty-five egos inflated to their bursting points is the more likely answer.


19 posted on 07/17/2017 7:42:30 AM PDT by monocle
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To: Road Warrior ‘04

RINO and AINO...birds of the same feather!

Dick G
aka: Gunny G
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20 posted on 07/17/2017 7:45:22 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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