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  • Trump should copy Truman and make Congress work through August

    06/21/2017 11:50:52 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 21, 2017 | Seth Lipsky
    President Trump, time to read up on Harry Truman. The president has mentioned Andrew Jackson as a role model, yet as Congress careens toward a recess it hasn’t earned, “Give ’em Hell Harry” might be the better history teacher. Truman, remember, got his back up and cut short Congress’ vacation at a crucial moment in 1948. What a move that would be for Trump. Congress has failed to pass a tax bill or repeal ObamaCare — or deal with the debt ceiling. Yet the lollygagging lawmakers are scheduled to take off the whole month of August for a taxpayer-funded vacation....
  • Goodbye Trump/Pence! Hello President Paul Ryan! ...or President Pelosi?!? [He's serious, I think]

    06/20/2017 8:59:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 20, 2017 | Frank De Giacomo, Social Change Engineer
    The thick, thick irony of it all. The man who never wanted to take the relatively thankless and difficult job as Speaker of the House because he wanted to become President one day may yet become the 46th President of the United States of America afterall. Allow me to explain. In short, there is a line of succession for the office of the President. First in line is the Vice-President - in this case Mike Pence. The thing is that Mike Pence has a few legal problems -like his boss President Trump. He’s hired outside legal counsel, but that really...
  • Paul Nehlen Launches Another Bid Against Anti-Trump Speaker Paul Ryan

    06/16/2017 3:05:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies ^ | 6/16/17 | Matthew Boyle
    Paul Nehlen, a Republican businessman from Wisconsin’s first congressional district, has just launched his 2018 congressional campaign against the anti-Donald Trump House Speaker Paul Ryan. This is the second time Nehlen is challenging Ryan, after coming up short in the 2016 GOP primary in Wisconsin’s first congressional district. "Speaker Ryan didn’t help Mr. Trump defeat Hillary Clinton, and even pledged not to defend the president,” Nehlen said in his announcement. “But I have a message for Speaker Ryan: The American people are not done fighting for President Trump’s good agenda. That’s why I am announcing my second challenge to Paul...
  • Ryan: Trump should let Mueller do his job

    06/13/2017 6:57:21 AM PDT · by McGruff · 108 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/13/17 | Scott Wong
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday that President Trump should allow special counsel Robert Mueller to “do his job independently” and that Ryan would be “surprised” if the president fired Mueller — a step some Trump allies say is being considered. "I'd be surprised if he did that," Ryan said in an interview on the “Hugh Hewitt Show.” "I think he should let Bob Mueller do his job, do his job independently, and do his job quickly, because I think that that's what he would want to have happen."
  • The GOP Congress Better Get Its Act Together, Or It’s Sunk

    06/12/2017 4:01:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies ^ | June 12, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    “Everything’s fine,” smiled Captain Paul Ryan smarmily as he steered the Titanic into an iceberg. “Now, let me get back to shafting our own voting base via my incomprehensible determination to cancel the tax deductions that Republicans use instead of cutting handouts to Democrat-voting freeloaders!”We are sailing toward disaster in 2018 and no one seems to want to acknowledge it. Let’s look at the facts and evidence.Data Point One: We scraped by in a couple of House special elections so far, including Punchy McSlugahack’s in Montana, but that Daily Kos reader-funded-12-year old non-resident Democrat dork is going to beat the...
  • Former Dem Vice President Biden to headline Romney summit

    06/05/2017 11:12:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 5, 2017 7:02 PM EDT | Steve Peoples
    Just days after launching a new political action committee, former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden will join Republican officials and donors at a weekend retreat hosted by former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Biden will be interviewed by Romney during a Friday evening event in Park City, Utah, at the invitation-only summit, according to a Biden spokesman and participants briefed on the schedule. The speaker lineup for what is traditionally a gathering of Romney allies is packed with high-profile Republicans, among them House Speaker Paul Ryan and Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain. Ryan was Romney’s running mate in 2012....
  • Out of touch Conservatives?

    05/26/2017 10:11:06 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 26, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In this space, we frequently call out left-wing academics out of touch with reality. That might appear to be an ideological bias in and of itself were it not for their overwhelming dominance of academe. Nevertheless, it behooves us to take note when conservative perceptions, rare as they are in the Ivory Tower, do not match up with reality. "If the vagueness of Trump's policy positions provides an opening for Congress to fill in the details, so does the unconservatism of many of the positions he has specified," Greg Weiner writes in the Spring 2017 issue of Modern Age. "There...
  • Kohn: Here’s how we have a special election and make Hillary President anyway

    05/24/2017 8:53:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 20, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    So is anyone still in denial over idea that Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is a thing? If so, look no further than regular CNN contributor and perennial Democratic supporter Sally Kohn. While I happened to miss this original announcement the good folks at the New York Post highlighted a plan which Kohn tweeted out a few days ago. It’s a brilliant strategy and just what the chanting masses in the streets have been hungering for. In a few simple steps progressive activists will be able to sweep away the results of the 2016 election and install Hillary Clinton as the...
  • What? House GOP hasn’t sent health-care bill to the Senate, may need to vote again (Paul Ryan!!)

    05/20/2017 3:50:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    Hot ^ | 5/18/17 | Allahpundit
    As things get dicier in the White House, it’s a comfort to know we still have competent leadership in the House. Remember, although an earlier version of the AHCA would have reduced the deficit by $150 billion over 10 years according to CBO, Ryan and his team refused to wait for CBO’s score of the amended version that passed the House a few weeks ago. And because they didn’t, they ended up holding a Rose Garden ceremony for a bill that might end up being defective under parliamentary rules. Gross malpractice, if the new score is bad:
  • Ryan: I’m not saying Evan McMullin leaked the audio of our meeting, but …

    05/19/2017 9:41:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 19, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Last week, the Washington Post created a 90-minute wonder with a scoop: leaked audio from a meeting of House Republicans supposedly contained an admission from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that Vladimir Putin had paid off Donald Trump. It became painfully obvious that McCarthy and several Republicans were joking during this exchange, but at least for a brief period of time, it was hot news. It did leave another question, though — who was the leaker? Hugh Hewitt asked Paul Ryan about the whodunit this morning, and whether he believed the rumor that former Capitol Hill staffer-turned-presidential candidate Evan McMullin engineered...
  • Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) – 5.19.2017

    05/19/2017 6:49:26 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX
    DB Daily Update ^ | 5.19.2017 | David Blackmon
    - Today’s Required Reading: George Soros, that evil old leftist radical who funds Black Lives Matter and other U.S. leftist violent protest groups, essentially owns the Democratic Party, and who has played such a large role in the flooding of Europe with Muslim immigrants, is now buying up district attorneys around the country. Great report on his latest efforts to destroy the free world here. - Can we get the WaPo and NYTimes to quit making stuff up about Comey now?: Guy Benson, one of the handful of real journalists still working in Washington DC today, posted video on Twitter...
  • House leaders worry more meetings secretly recorded

    05/19/2017 4:44:51 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 43 replies
    Axios ^ | 5/18/2017 | Johnathon Swan
    House Republican leadership is agitated after the Washington Post published a transcript from a secret recording of one of the inner-sanctum conversations in the office of Speaker Paul Ryan. The transcript shows House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy joking with his colleagues that then-candidate Trump and California Republican Dana Rohrabacher were both on the payroll of Russian President Vladimir Putin. "The unknown is frustrating," said one senior GOP aide, referring to the possibility that this wasn't the only private leadership conversation that was secretly recorded. Keep reading 210 words Behind-the-scenes: House leadership sources have pored over the article and are privately...
  • New frontier in “Resistance”: Mailing your ashes to Congress after the GOP health-care law kills you

    05/06/2017 3:08:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 5, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Anyone can be an activist during life. True woke-ness belongs to those willing to turn their own carcass into a political statement. Right now you’re thinking, “AP, there is no ‘GOP health-care law.’ There’s a GOP health-care bill that’s already deader than the people it’s supposedly going to kill.” True, but clickbait has its own logic and slacktivism takes many forms. One man’s “Bring Back Our Girls” hashtag is another man’s “FedEx-ing my ashes to Paul Ryan.” Incidentally, don’t try to FedEx your dead body to anyone. As HuffPo notes, federal law makes the U.S. Postal Service the exclusive carrier...
  • A Dutch Fable

    05/05/2017 6:32:02 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-5-17 | MOTUS
    I know a lot of people are celebrating what is sure to end up a hollow victory. I’m glad President Trump twisted enough arms to deliver on what he promised during his campaign, it proves him an honorable man and a formidable leader. It’s just that the sense of deja vu leaves me feeling less than celebratory. Perhaps a long week of cold, grey skies and rain has impacted my frame of mind. Here’s how things stand from my vantage point:I see the House Republicans behaving like they won the lottery:And the Senate Republicans acting like they’re quite relevant while...
  • Government-wide spending bill headed for a House vote

    05/03/2017 1:22:43 PM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3 May 2017 | Andrew Taylor
    A government-wide spending bill that President Donald Trump seemed to criticize Tuesday morning but now calls "a clear win for the American people" is headed for a House vote. The House is scheduled to vote on the bipartisan $1.1 trillion measure Wednesday afternoon. It is a product of weeks of Capitol Hill negotiations in which top Democrats like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi successfully blocked Trump's most controversial proposals, including a down payment on the oft-promised Trump Mexico border wall, cuts to popular domestic programs, and new punishments for so-called sanctuary cities.
  • WOW! Paul Ryan’s Bill Forbids Funding for Trump Wall– But Allows It for Border Security in Mid East

    05/03/2017 9:42:28 AM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 3rd, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    House Republicans released its $1.1 trillion 1,665 page spending bill that includes an average of approximately 210 words per page — —or about twice as long as the stimulus law (the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act”) that President Barack Obama signed less than a month after his inauguration in 2009. Speaker Paul Ryan and GOP leaders inserted language that specifically restricts any and all funding of the Trump border wall. However Paul Ryan’s bill will provide funding for border security in Jordan and Lebanon! Wow! From page 364 of the House spending bill: View image on Twitter Follow Jack Posobiec...
  • Republican Cowards Surrender Again to Democrats Over Threat of Govt. Shutdown

    05/02/2017 4:16:46 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 73 replies
    Self | May 2, 2017 | Stayfree
    At first RINOs complained that they could not accomplish anything unless they had control of the House, then the next excuse was that they needed control of the Senate, then the next excuse was that they needed control of the Presidency, then there excuse was that we can't risk shutting down the government, then the next excuse will be that the Democrats will retake over everything, including the Congressional>GET SOME BALLS, YOU COWARDLY BASTARDS
  • Paul Ryan is Delusional! Listen to His Voice Message! Then Leave your message (Press 6).

    05/02/2017 8:33:33 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 11 replies
    See site for phone number (202) 225-0600. When you go to the site you see all those pretty pictures of Ryan.
  • Negotiators reach $1-trillion deal to fund govt. but provide little for Trump's priorities

    04/30/2017 10:35:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | April 30, 2017 | Lisa Mascaro
    Congressional negotiators reached a bipartisan deal late Sunday to fund the federal government through September, easing the threat of a shutdown but denying President Trump several key priorities — including money for his promised border wall with Mexico. The estimated $1-trillion omnibus package would provide $12.5 billion in increased military funding, about half the amount Trump requested from Congress. Another $2.5 billion for defense is available if the administration submits a counter-terrorism strategy to fight Islamic State. But the final deal failed to include the big cuts to domestic non-defense accounts that Trump was seeking, and thus emerged as something...
  • Five Reasons We Keep Losing To The Left

    04/28/2017 6:55:33 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 31 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | April 21, 201 | Eric Blake
    Edmund Burke, the father of Conservatism, once wrote “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fail, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” Later, John Stuart Mill said, “Let not any one pacify his conscience by the delusion that he can do no harm if he takes no part, and forms no opinion. Bad men need nothing more to accomplish their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.” All right, all right—why am I writing this, amid all the victories we’ve enjoyed? For goodness sake, the RNC’s just announced...