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You need proof California Democrat @TedLieu is a moron? Here it is. Ted, please tell us how long POTUS is supposed to wait for you dummies to a) get found b) argue about it and c) say no? Remember Ted, a NORK nuclear missile can hit Los Angeles in about 38 minutes. If one does we hope you’re at home. (There is no link to a story, this is our’s)

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Treasury paid nearly $1 million for harassment, other claim settlements in Congress in 2017 alone. So Congress is run by criminal sexual harassers/perverts and people getting Alzheimer’s medication on the sly. What a country.

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Lawmakers describe pervasive sexual harassment on Capitol Hill. Yes, this is the same bunch who are trying to oust Judge Roy Moore from his Senate run. Hypocrites.

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Jeff Sessions: I’m Not Going To Appoint A Special Counsel For Hillary Just Because My Party Wants Me To. Hillary has rather obviously committed many felonies. It’s going to stink to cover-up high heaven if he doesn’t at least get a special prosecutor to investigate her. Evidence up the wazoo? Ignore Hillary. No evidence other than 40 year old bullshit with Gloria Allred thrown in? Go after Roy Moore.

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FBI turns over new Clinton investigation documents to Congress. That squeaking sound you hear is Hillary’s butt puckering up.

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Plan to Ax ‘Diversity Visa’ Used by NYC Terror Suspect Has Been Sitting in GOP-Led Congress for Months. Yet more stupid from the clowns in Congress who can’t find their asses with both hands.

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WaPo: Congress Has Special U.S. Treasury Fund to Payout Sexual Harassment Victims. These are the same sleazebags who govern us. One has to ask where their moral authority to tell other people what to do is?

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An old-school pharmacy hand-delivers drugs to Congress, a little-known perk for the powerful. Seriously? Is this the same Congress with some members claiming Trump is crazy? No wonder we get all these batshit crazy laws. Someone needs to check into the dummies in the California legislature and Jerry Brown while they’re at it.

“At first it’s cool, and then you realize, I’m filling some drugs that are for some pretty serious health problems as well. And these are the people that are running the country,” Kim said, listing treatments for conditions like diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

“It makes you kind of sit back and say, ‘Wow, they’re making the highest laws of the land and they might not even remember what happened yesterday.’”

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Weekly thread 7/29. Will Trump get any of his agenda passed by Congress?

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Four Out of Five of Obama’s Supreme Court Finalists Are Obama Donors. Not massive donations but there’s one real big problem they all share – Obama wants them. Remember Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Grassley – NO! NO! NO! a thousand times NO! NO hearings and NO votes.

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Senator Upset Obama Raided Treasury Of $500 Million For UN Slush Fund. Will the Senate do anything about this? No.

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The GOPe has screwed the pooch. This has to be the strangest election in United States history.  Forget Hillary and Bernie, let’s focus on the Republican Party.

The GOPe have turned the 2016 election into a gigantic quagmire that’s degenerating daily. They resemble the Keystone Cops, running amok and clueless about what to do next.

We don’t’ know what GOPe leadership thinks about, but it’s obvious they’ve been pretty much wrong since at least 2008, desperation and chaos now prevail. The only thing they’ve accomplished is aiding and abetting the creation of an elephantine (pun intended) rift in the party.

The GOPe keeps trying to revisit their success of two wins with Bush 43 and they’re not having any luck. They pushed McCain in 2008 and Romney in 2012 (who both lost to Obama) and they’re now sputtering and stammering after JEB suspended his campaign and Super Tuesday’s seeming anointment of Trump by the Republican masses they refuse to acknowledge.

JEB Bush was their designated driver, the guy who was going to save the GOPe’s ass. They wasted a lot of time and over $100 million dollars until they finally slammed on the brakes in the realization JEB isn’t the golden boy.

To this we say duh! JEB comes off like Mr. Rogers and doesn’t even begin to orate like POTUS material. Moreover, there are plenty of Republicans and independent voters who feel two Bush’s in the White House were more than enough and never want to see a Bush in there again. This appears bad juju the GOPe should have been well aware of long ago but chose to ignore.

The GOPe are now terrified because they’re looking at the high probability that Donald Trump will be our next POTUS. Like Frankenstein’s Monster, they created the conditions that brought him to life and now they can’t control him.

With JEB gone the now panicked GOPe started pushing Marco Rubio as the Plan B guy who was going to save the GOP, an idea that didn’t last very long. Due to Trump’s wins on Super Tuesday it quickly materialized that Marco Rubio is not the savior guy as he only won Minnesota. Today he won Puerto Rico but that’s too little too late.

The GOPe have no choice now but Plan C. Plan C may be Ted Cruz as we see some, including Lindsay Graham, are now talking about the GOPe backing him, something they probably should have done at the very beginning instead of placing all their bets on JEB.

One website is claiming Romney has secretly registered to run in the election with Paul Ryan has his Vice President. This could be an indication that Plan C may be to run Romney again, but without further confirmation who knows? Thus far Romney maintains he’s not running.

While a successful businessman in his own right, Romney doesn’t garner much political respect in many circles after losing the 2012 election.  He puked out and wouldn’t get agressive. He apparently figured he’d get elected because he’s such a nice guy something – something. Then he about disappeared off the map before the election, handing the win to Obama.

Now it’s 2016 Mitt has seemingly found his political balls. So what does he do when he finds them? He attacks Trump, calls him all sorts of things, alleges his income tax returns may have problems and gives a left-handed endorsement of Cruz and Rubio and even (gasp!) Kasich. AKA the new GOPe chant of ‘anybody but Trump!’

His speech is seen by many and us (Trump fans or not) as sour grapes and one can smell the GOPe’s desperation. The result is the speech has only served to further alienate Trump fans and others and has probably increased Trump’s popularity. Violating Reagan’s 11th Commandment can obviously have painful consequences.

The GOPe may still have a very short window to throw everything including the kitchen sink into a Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio campaign and beat Trump fair and square (in a sleazy kind of political way). Again, we don’t think Marco can pull it off with the voters as he’s too far behind on delegates. Cruz at 300 delegates, is not that far behind Trump’s 384 and there’s that thing called time.

If they can’t get Cruz in with the voters it appears their only choice is to have a brokered convention and attempt to knock Trump out of the ballpark by getting Cruz or Rubio in. The longshot would be they somehow gerrymander Romney in, if he runs. If they do knock Trump out, we expect he will burn the pledge he signed and run 3rd party taking a lot of votes with him.

Regardless who ends up being the candidate, the GOPe will have problems. They’ve created a situation where no one seems willing to vote for anyone but their own guy and if their guy isn’t the GOP candidate they’ll either stay home or write in their guy’s name, probably resulting in Hillary as POTUS. They also need to come to the realization that just about the entire Republican Party has little or no respect for them and start grovelling for forgiveness.

If they’re going to go after Trump, the Romney-type speeches and specious attack ads aren’t going to make it. We all see that every time someone disses Trump it turns into a positive for him. They need to stop slinging mud at Trump and start putting out positives about their Plan C candidate, not to mention throwing every dollar they can into the election of their Plan C guy. If they can’t unite enough people then the Republican Party could end up going extinct. Or perhaps they should back Trump and bet he’ll be better than Hillary.

Like President Abraham Lincoln said “A house divided cannot stand,” which is paramount advice to the entire GOP in this election year.

 

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Congressman Charles Rangel To Retire After 46 Years On Capitol Hill. Poster person for term limits. Can we get a hallelujah?

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Hillary Emails: Sidney Blumenthal Urged Use of Bin Laden Corpse Photos to Make Congress ‘Liegemen Bowing Before’ Obama. Gee Sydney, why didn’t you suggest Obama get a white horse, dress like Caesar and parade around Washington, DC with Bin Laden’s head on a pike?

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Federal tax dollars to 300 ‘sanctuary cities’ threatened. About time someone in Congress figured out they have the power of the purse.

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Sanders flips vote on gun control bill. So this tells you where he really stands on gun-control. He wants to take your guns.

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Ryan pushes ‘bold’ GOP agenda for 2016. Bold evidently means passing bills Obama will veto. Not one word about impeachment or even using the power of the purse to reign El Presidente in.

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GOP Spending Bill Gives Nearly $1 Billion To Aid Border Migrants. Instead of sending Boehner balls they should send him white surrender flags. He’s already using them by the dozen.

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Republicans have the most seats in Congress since 1947 after triumphs in Louisiana. Now if someone could just figure out they’re in charge we’d have something.

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Top GOP Leader Promises Total Amnesty In 2015. Look! The RINOs are bending over before the next session of Congress even starts! Guess they forgot why they took control of Congress in the November election already.

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100 HUMAN BRAINS STOLEN FROM UT. If the headline was 100 Brains Stolen From the Senate we’d believe it.

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Congress aims to de-fund Medicare’s spending on ‘penis pumps’ to pay for disabilities bill – and will save $44 MILLION per year doing it! This is what we call some limp legislation.

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Congress’s Sneaky Tactic to Grab More U.S. Land for the Government. Let’s lock up more land for Sierra Clubbers to drive their Suburbans to visit.

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Congress warns Obama it won’t back a bad deal with Iran. The Congress who cried wolf warns Obama on Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Benghazi, IRS, Obamacare, Holder, etc., and never does a thing about it.

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The traditional Washington way to solve a sticky problem is to create a blue-ribbon commission, task it to find a solution and issue a report, then ignore whatever it produces. Works every time. But the current bunch is not satisfied with the tired old ways of doing things and is proposing a BOLD NEW initiative!

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Hey, let's turn Congress upside down

Huffing and Puffing Post breaks the news:

Debt ceiling negotiators think they’ve hit on a solution to address [tax and spending issues]….

Create a new Congress.

This “Super Congress,” composed of members of both chambers and both parties… would be granted extraordinary new powers. Under a plan put forth by Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Harry Reid (D-Nev.), [legislation would create] a 12-member panel made up of 12 lawmakers — six from each chamber and six from each party.

Legislation approved by the Super Congress…would then be fast-tracked through both chambers, where it COULDN’T be amended by simple, regular lawmakers, who’d have the ability only to cast an up or down vote. With the weight of both leaderships behind it, a product originated by the Super Congress would have a strong chance of moving through the little Congress and quickly becoming law.

Pardon our stupidity, but what makes anyone think this evenly divided body will be able to agree on a lunch order, let alone solutions to contentious financial problems?

If they do produce something useful, the Little Congress can’t ignore it so voting no is the next best thing. And lastly, the biggest obstacle to progress isn’t even in Congress. If we’re not mistaken, he’s probably on about the 14th hole about now.

– Written by Bonfire of the Absurdities

Source: Huffington Post

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