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  • At Least 11 GOP Senators Defend Mitch McConnell and Do-Nothing Senate from Trump

    08/11/2017 1:39:03 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 208 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 11,2017 | Jim Hoft
    The Republican-led Senator lied to the American people. They promised to repeal the failed Obamacare law for seven-and-a-half years. They ran their campaigns on repealing Obamacare. But they all lied. And then Mitch McConnell had the gall to blame President Trump for expecting too much from the senate! .Sens. tweeting support of McConnell: ▪️Cornyn ▪️Corker ▪️Tillis ▪️Isakson ▪️Collins ▪️Hatch ▪️Gardner ▪️Heller ▪️Flake ▪️Young ▪️Capito.
  • McCain Favorability Up to 58% After Healthcare Vote

    08/14/2017 8:14:51 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 36 replies
    Gallup ^ | August 14, 2017 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    Story Highlights Favorability among Democrats up sharply, down among Republicans Highest McCain favorable rating since November 2008 Rare for politician's party base to be less positive than other party WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Arizona Sen. John McCain's favorable rating is 58% after he cast the vote that sank GOP attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. That is five points higher than McCain's previous reading from August 2015, with a surge in Democratic favorability more than making up for a decline among McCain's fellow Republicans.
  • Mitch McConnell: Great Expectations or Great Ineptitude?

    08/13/2017 8:03:14 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 13,2017 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Funny that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid weren't lecturing their president about "expectations." They got stuff done, for better or for worse, including passage of Obamacare. Despite President Trump's campaign promises, it's common knowledge that legislation originates in the legislative branch, meaning Congress. Trump can't repeal Obamacare. He can't replace it, either. He can certainly support congressional efforts, True leaders, including the Senate majority leader, lead. Excuses are for Hillary Clinton and her supporters not for Republican leaders sitting on a once-in-a-lifetime electoral majority and a long awaited opportunity to deliver on years of campaign promises. Promises lead to...
  • Trump's "Excessive Expectations" Rile Senator [semi-satire]

    08/12/2017 6:56:06 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 August 2017 | John Semmens
    Chafing at President Trump's very public display of frustration with the failure of the Senate to pass health insurance reform, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ken) blamed "excessive expectations." "Frankly, the President is out of his depth on this," McConnell maintained. "He comes from a business milieu where the emphasis is on action and results. In government the emphasis is on process." The Majority Leader offered to "explain the process in terms that even Mr. Trump can understand. In the Senate we have agreements that both Parties abide by. All the repeals of Obamacare that we passed were guaranteed to be...
  • Heres Who Could Replace McConnell As Senate Majority Leader

    08/11/2017 9:54:41 AM PDT · by Maceman · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/10/17 | Thomas Phippen
    Should Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell step down from the top position in Congress, Republicans will be looking for someone savvy enough to accomplish a difficult legislative to-do list and trusted by the president. President Donald Trump has not held back in his repeated criticisms of McConnell. Trump blames him for failing to repeal Obamacare in the first six months that Republicans controlled both the Congress and the presidency. A Senate majority leader under Trump has a difficult job of working to pass complex legislation, including Obamacare repeal, immigration reform, tax reform and a massive infrastructure spending bill, in a...
  • Senators learn the hard way about the fallout from turning on Trump

    08/10/2017 3:56:03 PM PDT · by Mariner · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 10th, 2017 | By Alex Pappas
    Republican senators who have been a thorn in President Trump's side are beginning to see the political consequences of opposing the White House as pro-Trump activists start to mobilize. Just this week, it was revealed that conservative billionaire and Trump benefactor Robert Mercer would be contributing $300,000 to a super PAC supporting a primary challenger to Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake. The Republican lawmaker has sparred with Trump on immigration and is promoting a book that argues the GOP is in denial about the president. Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller who gave only tepid support to Trumps presidential bid...
  • GOP Donors Respond to Obamacare Repeal Failure, Withhold Donations

    08/10/2017 8:59:49 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 50 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Aug. 8, 2017 | Kathryn Covert
    Republican donors are protesting GOP lawmakers' failure to repeal Obamacare by withholding donations to the National Republican Senatorial Committee. At least $2 million in contributions originally promised to the NRSC have not materialized, CNN reported Tuesday. The failure of Republicans to fulfill a central campaign promise particularly concerns some donors because it could disillusion core voters heading into the 2018 midterms. The uncertainty could put the Republicans' majorityespecially in the House of Representativesat risk.
  • We Dont See the Effort, Senator McConnell

    08/09/2017 5:53:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush ^ | August 9, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: How about Mitch McConnell? Have you heard this? McConnell says Hes the Senate majority leader, for those of you in Rio Linda. You know, I suspect that people in Rio Linda know this. Mitch McConnell said the reason why theyre not getting anything done is because expectations have been raised way too high, and these artificial time limits, they just dont work. This is not how legislation gets done. You dont impose artificial timelines, and then you dont set these awfully too-high expectations. Senator McConnell, you know, weve spoken on the phone many times, and you know I respect...
  • McConnell: We'll start Obamacare repeal on day one (December 6,2016)

    08/09/2017 2:22:31 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 6,2016 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act will be the first order of business in the new Congress. McConnell announced the agenda Tuesday, after meeting with Vice President-elect Mike Pence and Senate GOP colleagues over lunch. "When we come back Jan. 3 we'll be moving to the ObamaCare replacement resolution, the ObamaCare repeal resolution will be the first item up in the New Year," McConnell said, referring to repeal legislation that is expected to pass with a simple majority vote under special budgetary rules. The legislation is expected to track closely to similar legislation...
  • President Trump tweets endorsement of Sen. Luther Strange

    08/08/2017 7:09:15 PM PDT · by Lakewood · 68 replies ^ | 8/8/17 | Leada Gore
    President Donald Trump has endorsed Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama's Senate race. In a Tuesday night tweet, the President said "Senator Luther Strange has done a great job representing the people of the Great State of Alabama. He has my complete and total endorsement!"
  • Brooks 'baffled' that Trump was 'misled' into Strange endorsement

    08/09/2017 6:33:41 AM PDT · by The Numbers · 61 replies ^ | Aug 9th, 2017 | Mike Cason
    Congressman Mo Brooks responded this morning to President Trump's endorsement of Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama's special election for the Senate. "I respect President Trump, but I am baffled and disappointed Mitch McConnell and the Swamp somehow misled the President into endorsing Luther Strange," Brooks said in a press release. Brooks, a Republican from Huntsville, suggested Trump is unaware of the circumstances of Strange's appointment by former Gov. Robert Bentley and Strange's support for maintaining Senate filibuster rules, which some say jeopardize the Trump agenda. "Perhaps President Trump is unaware that Luther Strange wants to keep the Senate's 60 percent...
  • Senate McConnell Vents About Trump's 'Excessive Expectations' Regarding Legislation

    08/08/2017 1:02:32 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/08/17 | ALI ROGIN
    Speaking at a Rotary Club gathering in Kentucky on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vented about how President Donald Trump's lack of political experience has led to him setting “excessive expectations” for legislative priorities. McConnell, R-Ky., told the group in Florence that he found it “extremely irritating” that Congress has earned the reputation of not accomplishing anything. “Part of the reason I think that the storyline is that we haven’t done much is because, in part, the president and others have set these early timelines about things need to be done by a certain point,” said McConnell, a Republican...
  • Swamp Monster McConnell Criticizes President Trump For Excessive Expectations

    08/08/2017 12:40:14 PM PDT · by nodwam · 38 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 08/08/2017 | Richard Saunders
    Swamp monster, Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell has the gal to criticize the president for 'excessive expectations'. McConnell hasn't passed any significant legislation. McConnell wasn't even able to corral his majority to fulfill a 7 year promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, hasn't started on tax cuts, but feels emboldened to blame president Trump for his inaction. During a speech in Kentucky, McConnell said Trump's "artificial deadlines" are "unrelated to reality." “Now our new president has of course not been in this line of work before. And I think had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic...
  • Alabama GOP U.S. Senate Hopeful Roy Moore Hits Mitch McConnells DC Slime Machine in New Ad

    08/08/2017 8:16:09 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug. 7, 2017 | Jeff Poor
    Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, a candidate in next weeks Republican special election primary, is out with a new ad hitting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his DC slime machine. The 30-second spot from Moores campaign is apparently a response to the McConnell-controlled Senate Leadership Fund, which is reportedly willing to spend up t0 $8 million to boost one of Moores opponents, Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL). The ad targets McConnells slime machine for failing to repeal Obamacare and for bearing witness against Moore. Transcript as follows: They lied about repealing Obamacare. Now Mitch McConnells DC...
  • Senate majority leader vents about Trump's 'excessive expectations'

    08/08/2017 8:40:35 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 160 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 8, 2017 | ABC News
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  • McConnell to consider bipartisan plan to pay health insurers

    08/05/2017 8:22:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 5, 2017 4:54 PM EDT | Adam Beam
    A week after an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says hed consider a bipartisan effort to continue payments to insurers to avert a costly rattling of health insurance markets. McConnell told reporters Saturday there is still a chance the Senate could revive the measure to repeal and replace Obamacare, but he acknowledged the window for that is rapidly closing. The Kentucky senator noted Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee is working on some kind of bipartisan approach that would involve subsidies for insurance companies. Alexander recently said he will work with the...
  • Senate blocks Trump from making recess appointments

    08/03/2017 6:32:33 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 222 replies
    Axios ^ | August 3, 2017 | Susan Walsh
    The Senate moved unanimously to block President Trump from making appointments during the August break this evening. Democrats had said they'd make such a move after reports emerged that Trump was considering replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the recess. The Senate agreed to hold pro forma sessions throughout the recess. This procedure was also used to block appointments during the Obama administration. Worth noting: the announcement was made by moderate Republican Lisa Murkowski, who split from Trump over health care. The Senate also made a slew of confirmations and passed several measures before shutting down for the summer. Another...
  • McConnell halts recess in face of Trump Twitter storm on Obamacare

    07/31/2017 1:33:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 38 replies ^ | 7/31/17 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told his troops to get back to business, rather than take their traditional August recess. Call it the President Donald Trump Effect. Call it the Voter Effect. Whatever its called, fact is: Outrage over failed Obamacare repeal has forced the Senates hands. Due to unyielding pressure from the president, combined with massive outrage from the conservatives of the nation conservatives who elected Republicans to lead all the major power corridors on Capitol Hill McConnell cut off the first two weeks of his Senates normal summer holiday. Sen. Lindsey Graham is supposed to be...
  • Vanity - NO RECESS Congress THIS YEAR...PERIOD. VOTE YAY or NAY.

    07/31/2017 6:23:57 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 20 replies
    Simple: Both Republican, Senate Leader, Mitch McConnell & Republican, House Speaker, Paul Ryan should cancel any Congressional recesses for the rest of this year, immediately. These lazy, good for nothing, non-productive, low life Senators & House members, both Democrats & Republicans are on recess far too much, living the life of rich, elite, scum & vermin...period. Bottom line...there was plenty and ample time to pass Obamacare Repeal & Replacement, Massive Tax Reform & Infrastructure Renewal, since January 3, 2017. Nothing has happened. Please vote "YAY or NAY" on this critical issue. And.....McConnell and Ryan must go.
  • Vanity - One down, Priebus, two to go....McConnell & Ryan.

    07/29/2017 9:00:10 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 38 replies
    Well..Priebus is gone, and now we will see if the House and Senate Republicans immediately fire both Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell. You can blame McCain, Murkowsky & Collins for the Obamcare Repeal Failure, and, yes they are all turncoats & traitors to the American People and Republican caucus, but the real culprits are Ryan & McConnell. When a Democrat leader of either the House & Senate issues an edict on how will Senators vote on issue, every Democrat falls into line. Why? That is why they have leaders. Both McConnell and Ryan are not leaders, rather, they are weak...