Tuesday, April 25, 2017

In An Alternative World, Republicans Actually Governed!

The Republicans are embracing alternative facts. They relish in this belief that the Democratic Party is the "Party of No."

After eight years of opposing about 95% of then President Barack Obama's agenda, the Republicans are now complaining about the Democrats refusal to get along with them.

Republicans have the House, Senate, and White House. They can't even get along with one another. A looming government shuts down is a coming. They want to pass a bill to fund the government but funding for the border wall is going to be added. Democrats oppose the bill and warn the Republicans to not go there.

The Republicans are feverishly trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The Republicans couldn't even muster enough of their own to get the bill on the floor. But who's gets the blame?

The Democrats.
Reality television finally made it to the White House.
Yeah, the party that is in the minority with 48 senators and 188 representatives. What can they do?

The Senate imposed the "simple" majority vote to get Donald J. Trump's nominees confirmed. The Democrats could oppose everyone and the Republicans will still get their candidates nominated.

The House tried to do budget reconciliations. The Republicans held the House for 7 years.

You remember then weeper John Boehner of Ohio, saying on the House floor, "Hell NO You Can't!"

I remember. The Republicans led us into a sequester, a government shutdown and delay in tax refunds to taxpayers. They accepted subsidies from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the Stimulus) for funding towards their districts.

I remember Obama went to the Republican retreat to answer questions and mingle with them in order to get their support. The GOP delayed confirmations of nominees for Obama's cabinet, federal judges, and legislation.

I remember Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) saying to a forum that his single goal is to make sure that Barack Obama is a one term president.

I remember that McConnell, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) all bemoaned the notion of having a sitting president nominate a Supreme Court justice during an election year.  The Republicans took control of the Senate in 2015. Trump won and basically got his Court pick through deceptive messures.
The Republican Party can't govern even with a Republican leader.
And yes, the Republicans continue to obstruct agendas. Of course with Donald J. Trump in office, not so much. Even the ineptness is starting to piss off the party's biggest cheerleaders on the right. They warn Republicans that they could lose it all.

Why the delay?

You see this visual garbage the Republican National Committee placed on the week of Trump's first 100. They practically blame Democrats for the rough rollout of his agenda.

No major legislation other than the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 and the rollback of privacy on the internet. The rule with no title was enacted in early April.

There were only 15 laws Trump signed.

This is the lowest so far from any sitting leader.

He's so far is in the negative with his job approval and the Republican Party continues to burn away money on revising history.

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