Trump Surrogate Judge Jeanine Pirro Wants Ryan To Go…

Judge Jeanine Pirro, another Trump surrogate blasted Speaker Ryan on her Justice With Judge Jeanine show. Pirro laid blame at Ryan’s feet and said that he needed to go

Before her show Trump tweeted out to his followers urging them to watch her program.

Trump himself first laid blame on democrats because not a single one supported the seriously flawed piece of legislation. One that would have resulted in 24 million souls losing insurance coverage. Then he shifted gears and blamed conservatives for his yuuuuuge failure.

While there is no confirmation Trump had spoken with Pirro the fact of Trump’s tweet out certainly makes it appear as though he might have.

“Paul Ryan needs to step down as speaker of the House. The reason? He failed to deliver the votes on his health care bill, the one trumpeted to repeal and replace Obamacare. The one that he had seven years to work on. The one he hid under lock and key in the basement of Congress. The one that had to be pulled to prevent the embarrassment of not having enough votes to pass.”

“But this bill didn’t just fail. It failed when Republicans had the House, the Senate, the White House.”

“Americans elected the one man they believed could do it: a complete outsider beholden to no one but them . And Speaker Ryan, you come in with all your swagger and experience, and you sell them a bill of goods, which ends up a complete and total failure, and you allow our president, in his first 100 days, to come out of the box like that?”

“I want to be clear. This is not on President Trump. No one expected a businessman to completely understand the nuances, the complicated ins and outs of Washington and its legislative process. How would he know which individuals upon whom he would be able to rely?” {edited for brevity}

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“Hard Working” POTUS #45 …

“I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to go play golf” Donald J. Trump, August 2016

On the campaign trail Trump worked very hard at conning folks into believe that he was going to be hard at work working for them when he became POTUS. Getting thing done to Make America Great “Again”.

Records show that since becoming POTUS Trump has spent twenty one of the sixty six days he has been our Commander in Chief at one of his properties. Thirteen of these at his own golf courses.

The Washington Post reported a breakdown showing Trump has spent time at his properties as follows:

• Trump International Hotel in Washington.
• Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, Va.
• Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla.
• Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Apparently Trump is working so hard for the American people it requires that he be away from his office in Washington DC 31.8% of the time. There are many serious issue facing America and it is possible the stress, combined with his hard work floating conspiracy theories and pushing a failed repeal and replace of the ACA has him near burn out.

Seriously, remember how republicans went bonkers over President Obama’s time on the golf course. Which by the way was MUCH less time than the current occupant of the White House has spent golfing and watching TV at the 19th hole.

Apparently neither Trump or the Goopers see the irony.

Republicans Control Washington, Are Fractured As A Party… Can They Effectively Lead?

As the failed attempt to repeal and replace the ACA made clear to the nation the party controlling Washington DC is nearly as internally divided has as America itself. Something Trump can take at least partial credit for.

Time is short tonight as prior commitments are consuming our time. So, following is an excerpt from The Washington Post that makes the point well.

President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan made it a binary choice: You’re either for their health-care legislation or you’re for “Obamacare.”

From Reps. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) to Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.), spanning the party’s ideological spectrum, the answer came back Friday: No, it’s much more complex. It was filled with several different options and possible routes ahead, and dozens of Republicans agreed with their sentiment.

That left Republicans well short of the votes they needed to fulfill a seven-year promise to destroy the 2010 Affordable Care Act once they were fully in charge, delivering a stinging defeat to both Ryan and Trump.

It also suggested a new dynamic in which both the right and left flanks of the Republican conference are emboldened to challenge leadership. And that could make each future negotiation more difficult as the issue matrix gets more complicated and the pockets of internal GOP resistance continue to grow, not shrink, in the new era of Trump’s Republican-controlled Washington.

Some parts of these botched negotiations looked a lot like the recent past. Franks and his House Freedom Caucus cronies played the role of obstructionists who will buck party leaders no matter if it’s John A. Boehner, Ryan’s predecessor, or now Trump. These ideologues gobbled up tons of attention, resulting in much care from Trump, Vice President Pence and top West Wing advisers.

By lunchtime Friday, Franks still would not commit to publicly supporting the bill — even though he admitted it was far better than current law. “Of course it is, yeah, it’s a lot better than Obamacare, of course it is. There’s not even any comparison,” Franks said a few hours before the legislation went down in flames.

Franks remained upset that conservative proposals were left out of the bill because they would have violated Senate budget rules, meaning that the proposal to replace the ACA was nowhere near to his liking.

“That still is like putting dirt in ice cream,” he said.

Other parts of the negotiation, however, were new and quite different from the previous six years of Republican control of the House. Nothing capped this off more than the stunning announcement Friday morning from Frelinghuysen, just three months into his hold on the coveted Appropriations Committee gavel, that bucked leadership.

“Unfortunately, the legislation before the House today is currently unacceptable as it would place significant new costs and barriers to care on my constituents,” he said in a statement.

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Democrats, who have been relied on in the past to backfill those lost conservative votes, have signaled they will not do so this time if the legislation includes funding for controversial measures such as Trump’s request for funding to build a border wall.

That messy task falls to Frelinghuysen’s committee — and it will become much more difficult for the new chairman to ask for loyalty votes on his legislation just a few weeks after he walked away from Ryan on the AHCA.

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UPDATE:

Below is a definite must read. With video,

Trump’s path forward only gets tougher after health-care fiasco

On Our Liar In Chief…

You may have heard, Donald Trump had an interview with Time very recently. An interview that earned him four Pinocchios from The Washington Post.

Most of us know full well that Trump has a serious problem with the truth. In fact no one that has been paying any real attention fails to see this.

Trump lies with such regularity that one cannot help but arrive at the consclusion he is a pathological liar. Just as a frame of reference… Pathological lying (also called pseudologia fantastica and mythomania) is a behavior of habitual or compulsive lying. It was first described in the medical literature in 1891 by Anton Delbrueck. … The individual may be aware they are lying, or may believe they are telling the truth.

Trump certainly appears to fit the above description. At least to the non medical layman. Whether Trump understands he is lying or actually believes his lies are the truth is really immaterial. Presidents of the United States of America must earn and maintain the respect of the people of our nation. As well as  that of the entire free world. A pathological liar cannot do that.

Trump has the support of less than 40% of the American people, and, it continues to head south. Little by little. The only real question is, how long before he hits the bottom? The logical next question is,  how will he be able to continue to govern?

Our hope was for Trump to be a successful president. A hope he would put on the presidential cap, begin to tell the truth, and become a unifier rather than the divider he has chooses to be. It now seem almost conclusive that will never happen. We are likely stuck with a pig in a poke for his 4 year term.

Read the list of falsehoods Trump spewed during his Time interview HERE. It is an extensive one..

Peter King Says Trump Wiretap A 99.5% Certainty…

Rep. Peter King (R-NY), another Trump surrogate, told Bill O’Reilly on FOX’s O’Reilly Factor that it is 99.5% certain, and likely 100% certain, that Trump was surveilled. King did say Trump overstated it when he accused President Obama of ordering wiretapping his phones.

King was obviously referencing the information Representative Devin Nunes went public with yesterday. Information that mysteriously surfaced and was provided by an unnamed source.

It seems clear Trump’s congressional supporters are using new information as a means to legitimize rump’s prior allegations.

Breitbart “News”, America’s premier conspiracy theory “news” outlet ran an article this morning.

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” Rep. Peter King (R-NY), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, admitted after his committee’s review of President Donald Trump’s claim the Obama administration had wiretapped his transition team, he had a “legitimate case to make,” but said he may have overstepped with his Twitter claim.

“[T]he president had a very legitimate case to make,” King said. “He overstepped it by saying President Obama ordered wiretapping. That we don’t know, but what we do know is to me this is shameful.”

Host Bill O’Reilly pressed King on the seriousness of Trump being “surveilled,” to which King said it was at least 99.5 percent correct he was surveilled.

“I would say, from all I know, you’re at least 99-and-a-half percent accurate, and probably 100 percent,” he replied.

This amounts to trying to put lipstick on a pig.