Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Republicans Prove Once Again That They Are Not A Governing Party-- Just Whiners


Ryan's "compromise" immigration bill-- a compromise between the relatively mainstream conservatives and the neo-fascists in the House-- fell apart today as 112 Republicans joined every single Democrat to oppose it. Just 121 Republicans stuck with Ryan. The final score was 121-301. 193 Republicans had backed the really racist and xenophobic neo-fascist bill last week, so 72 fewer Republicans if you're wondering how insanely right-wing the party is going.

The legislation would have given Trump and his cronies 25 billion dollars to plunder from his idiotic Great Wall of Trump boondoggle. It would also have scaled back on legal immigration and given DREAMers a path to citizenship, anathema to the extreme right.

Trumpanzee's unhinged tweet early this morning was largely ignored by Republicans of all stripes.CNN reported that "the legislation also unearthed a long known, yet still jarring, reality for Republicans just months ahead of the midterm elections. After weeks of discussions, closed-door listening sessions, a short burst of administration lobbying and the blessing of House leaders, rank-and-file members still remain deeply divided about how to address and reform the country's immigration system.
"There's no unicorn-- nothing that Jim Jordan would vote for that Carlos Curbelo could ever support," said one senior GOP aide, referring to a non-existent bill that could bridge the gap between the conference's most conservative and moderate members. "And vice versa."
Conservatives, afraid of how their base may react, did not see a reason to vote for it even if they agree in large part with many of the bill's provisions.

"This only works if Trump's behind us," one member said. "No use sticking out our necks if the bill's going to fail."

In the last few weeks, President Donald Trump has sent mixed messages. At first, Trump said he wouldn't back the compromise bill in an interview with Fox News only to have his staff issue a statement later that day saying he would back it. Then, after visiting Capitol Hill himself Tuesday last week and dispatching Cabinet officials to Capitol Hill, Trump tweeted Friday that members of Congress were wasting their time.

"Republicans should stop wasting their time on immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November. Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solve this decades old problem. We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave," Trump tweeted.

The move has made members skittish, especially conservatives who fear supporting anything that could be construed as backing so-called amnesty back home.

..."Whether it is something positive or negative, when the President tweets it impacts whatever the situation might be specifically when it comes to anything we are trying to pass," [North Carolina extremist Mark] Walker said.
What a pathetic political party! They're afraid of their voters, afraid of Trump... and they stand for nothing at all. They really do all need a permanent vacation. Hopefully November will wipe them out.

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At 5:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Republicans have no desire to govern. They desire to plunder, rape, and murder with impunity. Power means that no one can come after them.

At 7:22 PM, Anonymous Hone said...

If there is a red wave we are done. Trump will own Congress and the Supreme Court just like Hitler.

We will see what America is made of.

At 5:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last gasp of a dying society, again.

They aren't "governing" because they FUCKING RULE!! The left has lost... they have laid down... taken a dive... for the last time. It's over. You just don't see it yet... as is your wont -- you cannot see the democraps for what they truly are either.

You think that you've spent the past ... I don't know HOW many years .. working and fighting for the America you remember from before Reagan... but all you've done is guarantee that the war was lost.

You convinced soooo many to support Mussolini as the remedy for Hitler.


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