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    116th Congress: Episode 1 - Trial by Fire

    Here we go. Looks like the Speaker elect is facing a tussle over PAYGO from her progressive members.

    It will be interesting how the leadership shakes out for Majority Leader, Whip, and committee chairs.

    The House GOP should open their copy books and write down their lessons on how an effective Speaker operates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Here we go. Looks like the Speaker elect is facing a tussle over PAYGO from her progressive members.

    It will be interesting how the leadership shakes out for Majority Leader, Whip, and committee chairs.

    The House GOP should open their copy books and write down their lessons on how an effective Speaker operates.
    Paul Ryan got his tax cut. The only thing he didn't accomplish that he wanted to accomplish was gutting the social safety net.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    Paul Ryan got his tax cut. The only thing he didn't accomplish that he wanted to accomplish was gutting the social safety net.
    Nancy's a D'Alesandro. She knows how to organize and run things - something the GOP fails to understand.

    Our guys in Congress say the right things (limited government, low federal taxes) while campaigning and then upgafuk it when they get elected. They never, ever learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Nancy's a D'Alesandro. She knows how to organize and run things - something the GOP fails to understand.

    Our guys in Congress say the right things (limited government, low federal taxes) while campaigning and then upgafuk it when they get elected. They never, ever learn.
    They don't believe in any of that. Quit equating what they say to what they believe. They believe in stealing 23 trillion dollars from the lower/middle class. They believe in gutting regulations for more corporate profit. They believe in tax cuts for stock buybacks. They believe in gutting the social safety net for more money.

    They do not believe in limited government.
    They do not believe in paying for government.

    They never have. They never will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    They don't believe in any of that. Quit equating what they say to what they believe. They believe in stealing 23 trillion dollars from the lower/middle class. They believe in gutting regulations for more corporate profit. They believe in tax cuts for stock buybacks. They believe in gutting the social safety net for more money.

    They do not believe in limited government.
    They do not believe in paying for government.

    They never have. They never will.
    I never said they believe. That's what they say to get elected and then they do what their overlords tell them to do. The base and the overlords are not on the same page.

    At least the elected Dems, their base, and their overlords are on the same page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    I never said they believe. That's what they say to get elected and then they do what their overlords tell them to do. The base and the overlords are not on the same page.

    At least the elected Dems, their base, and their overlords are on the same page.
    Overlords?

    No, no Overlords. They do what they want to do. They all read Ayn Rand and they're all true believers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    Overlords?

    No, no Overlords. They do what they want to do. They all read Ayn Rand and they're all true believers.
    I have to agree with this. Its not that the GOP is constantly duped by 'overlords', they are totally dishonest.

    joe, you guys are the one's who are duped. They want you to believe they had intentions to cut the government and reduce the deficit - but that they got convinced by a couple of other party members. It doesn't make them seem like the dishonest rabble that they are...and you're more likely to give them yet one more chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    I have to agree with this. Its not that the GOP is constantly duped by 'overlords', they are totally dishonest.

    joe, you guys are the one's who are duped. They want you to believe they had intentions to cut the government and reduce the deficit - but that they got convinced by a couple of other party members. It doesn't make them seem like the dishonest rabble that they are...and you're more likely to give them yet one more chance.
    Yup. Like the spouse who takes back the unfaithful partner time after time because the alternative is worse.

    One day the unfaithful will be purged. It may take 40 years of wandering in the wilderness until they're all gone, but they (and me) will be gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Yup. Like the spouse who takes back the unfaithful partner time after time because the alternative is worse.

    One day the unfaithful will be purged. It may take 40 years of wandering in the wilderness until they're all gone, but they (and me) will be gone.
    Yeah, the alternative is way worse. Gotta agree there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    The House GOP should open their copy books and write down their lessons on how an effective Speaker operates.
    Lesson 1: Don't have a caucus dominated by nutjobs...****.

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    Re: 116th Congress: Episode 1 - Trial by Fire

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    The base and the overlords are not on the same page.
    The base has no real agenda other than racism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trixR4kids View Post
    The base has no real agenda other than racism.
    Derangement.

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    The base is the 33% that still stuck around after he praised nazis in Charlottesville. The base's commonality is pretty obvious at this point and it's not economic policy, in fact the wall is probably the common policy they care about the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trixR4kids View Post
    The base is the 33% that still stuck around after he praised nazis in Charlottesville. The base's commonality is pretty obvious at this point and it's not economic policy, in fact the wall is probably the common policy they care about the most.
    This is plain as day, joe. Wake up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trixR4kids View Post
    The base is the 33% that still stuck around after he praised nazis in Charlottesville. The base's commonality is pretty obvious at this point and it's not economic policy, in fact the wall is probably the common policy they care about the most.
    Illegal v legal immigration. Who would be in favor of illegal?

    If the border is porous like tD says, stop the leaks. If you have a better idea than a wall, what is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Illegal v legal immigration. Who would be in favor of illegal?

    If the border is porous like tD says, stop the leaks. If you have a better idea than a wall, what is it?
    We have more illegal green card over stays then we do illegals crossing the border. But you want to throw money at what problem?????
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    Re: 116th Congress: Episode 1 - Trial by Fire

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Illegal v legal immigration. Who would be in favor of illegal?

    If the border is porous like tD says, stop the leaks. If you have a better idea than a wall, what is it?
    I guess I shouldn't be surprised that you're stupid enough to think a wall is going to stop people from over staying their visas.

    And let me guess you want to raise taxes to pay for this wall because you care so much about the deficit...

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    Re: 116th Congress: Episode 1 - Trial by Fire

    Quote Originally Posted by trixR4kids View Post
    The base is the 33% that still stuck around after he praised nazis in Charlottesville. The base's commonality is pretty obvious at this point and it's not economic policy, in fact the wall is probably the common policy they care about the most.
    Who's tracking Trump's numbers in the swing states? If he's getting 45% in MN, it's irrelevant. If he's getting 30% in PA, that's significant.
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    Re: 116th Congress: Episode 1 - Trial by Fire

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Illegal v legal immigration. Who would be in favor of illegal?

    If the border is porous like tD says, stop the leaks. If you have a better idea than a wall, what is it?
    My better idea is to worry first about issues that actually matter/exist.

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