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Blame a dithering Congress, not Trump, for Democratic wins

After a hotly contested — and highly expensive — 2017 election cycle, the Democrats have taken the governor’s mansions in both Virginia and New Jersey. In both cases, it was a sweeping victory, with Ralph Northam winning nearly 54 percent of the Virginia vote and Ryan Murphy winning 56 percent of the New Jersey vote.

Contrary to what the mainstream media would have you believe, this was not a referendum on President Trump. This was a warning shot to congressional Republicans. Congressional Republicans have shown themselves unable to deliver. After running for years on promises of a wholesale repeal of ObamaCare and a replacement of it with a patient-centered, free market alternative, they couldn’t even get enough consensus to pass the “skinny repeal.”

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Republicans failed to win the day. Why would voters turn out for a party that can’t keep its promises? Why would conservatives support leaders who are utterly indifferent to skyrocketing premiums and crippling taxes? Why back a group as disorganized and duplicitous as today’s Republican party?

 

If Republicans want to keep their seats, they need to act. They need to deliver a tax plan that gets rid of special favors for special interests, that cuts rates for businesses, families and individuals, and that brings American companies back home. They need to repeal and replace ObamaCare, once and for all. They need to bring federal spending under control and start hacking away at our $20 trillion-dollar debt. And they need to ensure three percent growth or higher.

 

This — and only this — will secure their seats in 2018. When Americans start finding more and more money in their wallets, when tax day arrives and they can finish their returns in a matter of minutes, when they aren’t steamrolled by health care costs, and when they can quickly find well-paying jobs, they’ll vote Republican.

Until then, my bet is on the Democrats — although I certainly hope I’m proven wrong. If I’m proven right, however, and Republicans lose the House and the Senate in 2018, you can bet they’ll try to blame Trump. But the fact of the matter is that, ultimately, they’ll have no one to blame but themselves.

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I'm no longer a rePube because they are a bunch of constipated, self-aggrandizing frizzled old lifers ... just like the dimRats.

 

28th Amdt: The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Governor thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.

 

... and put term limits (6) for the House in there too.

 

 

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53 minutes ago, TBHWT said:

Blame a dithering Congress, not Trump, for Democratic wins

After a hotly contested — and highly expensive — 2017 election cycle, the Democrats have taken the governor’s mansions in both Virginia and New Jersey. In both cases, it was a sweeping victory, with Ralph Northam winning nearly 54 percent of the Virginia vote and Ryan Murphy winning 56 percent of the New Jersey vote.

Contrary to what the mainstream media would have you believe, this was not a referendum on President Trump. This was a warning shot to congressional Republicans. Congressional Republicans have shown themselves unable to deliver. After running for years on promises of a wholesale repeal of ObamaCare and a replacement of it with a patient-centered, free market alternative, they couldn’t even get enough consensus to pass the “skinny repeal.”

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Republicans failed to win the day. Why would voters turn out for a party that can’t keep its promises? Why would conservatives support leaders who are utterly indifferent to skyrocketing premiums and crippling taxes? Why back a group as disorganized and duplicitous as today’s Republican party?

 

If Republicans want to keep their seats, they need to act. They need to deliver a tax plan that gets rid of special favors for special interests, that cuts rates for businesses, families and individuals, and that brings American companies back home. They need to repeal and replace ObamaCare, once and for all. They need to bring federal spending under control and start hacking away at our $20 trillion-dollar debt. And they need to ensure three percent growth or higher.

 

This — and only this — will secure their seats in 2018. When Americans start finding more and more money in their wallets, when tax day arrives and they can finish their returns in a matter of minutes, when they aren’t steamrolled by health care costs, and when they can quickly find well-paying jobs, they’ll vote Republican.

Until then, my bet is on the Democrats — although I certainly hope I’m proven wrong. If I’m proven right, however, and Republicans lose the House and the Senate in 2018, you can bet they’ll try to blame Trump. But the fact of the matter is that, ultimately, they’ll have no one to blame but themselves.

What is happening in Congress is the result of creeping Socialism brought to you by the left. As more and more "entitled" people get something for nothing, it becomes more and more politically dangerous to make meaningful cuts to spending. What is so sad is, although the country has been historically resilient to a numerous variety of assaults over the decades, the left has won, and we are likely beyond the tipping point.

 

The republic will fall when the people discover they can vote their own largess.

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42 minutes ago, TBHWT said:

Blame a dithering Congress, not Trump, for Democratic wins

After a hotly contested — and highly expensive — 2017 election cycle, the Democrats have taken the governor’s mansions in both Virginia and New Jersey. In both cases, it was a sweeping victory, with Ralph Northam winning nearly 54 percent of the Virginia vote and Ryan Murphy winning 56 percent of the New Jersey vote.

Contrary to what the mainstream media would have you believe, this was not a referendum on President Trump. This was a warning shot to congressional Republicans. Congressional Republicans have shown themselves unable to deliver. After running for years on promises of a wholesale repeal of ObamaCare and a replacement of it with a patient-centered, free market alternative, they couldn’t even get enough consensus to pass the “skinny repeal.”

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Republicans failed to win the day. Why would voters turn out for a party that can’t keep its promises? Why would conservatives support leaders who are utterly indifferent to skyrocketing premiums and crippling taxes? Why back a group as disorganized and duplicitous as today’s Republican party?

 

If Republicans want to keep their seats, they need to act. They need to deliver a tax plan that gets rid of special favors for special interests, that cuts rates for businesses, families and individuals, and that brings American companies back home. They need to repeal and replace ObamaCare, once and for all. They need to bring federal spending under control and start hacking away at our $20 trillion-dollar debt. And they need to ensure three percent growth or higher.

 

This — and only this — will secure their seats in 2018. When Americans start finding more and more money in their wallets, when tax day arrives and they can finish their returns in a matter of minutes, when they aren’t steamrolled by health care costs, and when they can quickly find well-paying jobs, they’ll vote Republican.

Until then, my bet is on the Democrats — although I certainly hope I’m proven wrong. If I’m proven right, however, and Republicans lose the House and the Senate in 2018, you can bet they’ll try to blame Trump. But the fact of the matter is that, ultimately, they’ll have no one to blame but themselves.

 

No, I blame them both. Why is Trump innocent in all of this? 

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On 11/13/2017 at 12:21 PM, rick55 said:

What is happening in Congress is the result of creeping Socialism brought to you by the left. As more and more "entitled" people get something for nothing, it becomes more and more politically dangerous to make meaningful cuts to spending. What is so sad is, although the country has been historically resilient to a numerous variety of assaults over the decades, the left has won, and we are likely beyond the tipping point.

 

The republic will fall when the people discover they can vote their own largess.

 

“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” -- Benjamin Franklin

 

And when the gov't are lifers, it is insulated from the people.

 

28th Amdt: The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Governor thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.

 

... and put term limits (6) for the House in there too.

 

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On 11/15/2017 at 12:17 AM, KneeJerk said:

 

“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” -- Benjamin Franklin

 

And when the gov't are lifers, it is insulated from the people.

 

28th Amdt: The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Governor thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.

 

... and put term limits (6) for the House in there too.

 

kj

I always thought the 17th a bad idea -- too much democracy: the vilest form of government. Term limits -- oh yes!

 

 

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On 11/13/2017 at 1:40 PM, TBHWT said:

Blame a dithering Congress, not Trump, for Democratic wins

After a hotly contested — and highly expensive — 2017 election cycle, the Democrats have taken the governor’s mansions in both Virginia and New Jersey. In both cases, it was a sweeping victory, with Ralph Northam winning nearly 54 percent of the Virginia vote and Ryan Murphy winning 56 percent of the New Jersey vote.

Contrary to what the mainstream media would have you believe, this was not a referendum on President Trump. This was a warning shot to congressional Republicans. Congressional Republicans have shown themselves unable to deliver. After running for years on promises of a wholesale repeal of ObamaCare and a replacement of it with a patient-centered, free market alternative, they couldn’t even get enough consensus to pass the “skinny repeal.”

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Republicans failed to win the day. Why would voters turn out for a party that can’t keep its promises? Why would conservatives support leaders who are utterly indifferent to skyrocketing premiums and crippling taxes? Why back a group as disorganized and duplicitous as today’s Republican party?

 

If Republicans want to keep their seats, they need to act. They need to deliver a tax plan that gets rid of special favors for special interests, that cuts rates for businesses, families and individuals, and that brings American companies back home. They need to repeal and replace ObamaCare, once and for all. They need to bring federal spending under control and start hacking away at our $20 trillion-dollar debt. And they need to ensure three percent growth or higher.

 

This — and only this — will secure their seats in 2018. When Americans start finding more and more money in their wallets, when tax day arrives and they can finish their returns in a matter of minutes, when they aren’t steamrolled by health care costs, and when they can quickly find well-paying jobs, they’ll vote Republican.

Until then, my bet is on the Democrats — although I certainly hope I’m proven wrong. If I’m proven right, however, and Republicans lose the House and the Senate in 2018, you can bet they’ll try to blame Trump. But the fact of the matter is that, ultimately, they’ll have no one to blame but themselves.

You can blame who you want. The voters blame Trump. The Trump voters especially.

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1 hour ago, neue regel said:

 

Blamed Trump for what? A booming economy?

Yep the left hate a booming economy. They like keeping us poor with all their regs, then claim to give us things so we'll think they're really helping us for the vote.

 

It's that liberal disorder of unhappiness that comes with a hint of "perceived" good news

 

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On ‎11‎/‎13‎/‎2017 at 3:23 PM, Fallopian said:

 

No, I blame them both. Why is Trump innocent in all of this? 

Because he's the only one with a plan, That's why they don't like him, he's taking money out of the politicians pockets. Drain the swamp!!!

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1 hour ago, skews13 said:

You can blame who you want. The voters blame Trump. The Trump voters especially.

You're dreaming everyone on the right  I know love him.  Just the left voters hate him and always will.

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4 hours ago, TBHWT said:

You're dreaming everyone on the right  I know love him.  Just the left voters hate him and always will.

Apparently you’re not paying attention to all of the interviews with Trump voters who regret their vote. The exit polls in the elections two weeks ago voters expressed their anger with Trump quite clearly. The 8 million Obama voters that crossed over for him will be making that point very clear next year,

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It is odd..the economy booms..and Trump's approval sinks..or at best maintains that 33-38% ranking.

maybe people see that the economy is not really Trump's doing? On most polls these days..Health care is number 1..followed by the economy. Most people polled don't give a shit about the culture wars stuff.

They are concerned about mounting debt..student loans in particular. Odd, that the Right really doesn't care about that--perhaps because those people are not really their demographic?

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4 hours ago, skews13 said:

Apparently you’re not paying attention to all of the interviews with Trump voters who regret their vote. The exit polls in the elections two weeks ago voters expressed their anger with Trump quite clearly. The 8 million Obama voters that crossed over for him will be making that point very clear next year,

I said the ones I know. And most are more pissed of at the republicans congress that I know, Trumps fine.

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4 hours ago, EvilEyeFleegle said:

maybe people see that the economy is not really Trump's doing?

Whew!!!!

'BOUT TIME!!!!!

 
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"President Trump* has inherited an economy that set a record Friday with 77 consecutive months of job growth, or, as he put it, a mess.”

 

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The bad news for Trump is that there isnt much he can do to speed this up.

 

Infrastructure spending would certainly help, but that's reportedly been pushed off for at least a year, and, given Republican priorities, might not happen at all. Tax cuts for the rich, meanwhile, don’t have much bang for the buck, stimulative-wise.

 

Other than that, it’s not an exaggeration to say that the extent of his economic policymaking has been taking credit for business decisions that companies had already made, in some cases years ago. That might get a lot of retweets, but it wont create any jobs.

 

The good news for Trump, though, is that there isnt much he can do to slow this down, either. The economy has its own momentum, and it’s hard to see what could knock it off.

 

All Trump has to do is nothing....which even an administration as dysfunctional as his might be able to do."

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Blame a dithering Congress, not Trump, for Democratic wins

 

Rut Row!! Seems the Cons are already setting the table for a blow out.

 

Sad.. sad lil sheep they are.

19 minutes ago, TBHWT said:

I said the ones I know. And most are more pissed of at the republicans congress that I know, Trumps fine.

 

 

Then you should not have DOWN BALLOT VOTED sucker!!

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