Plus: Nikki Haley’s lone supporter on Capitol Hill can’t help but stump for Trump
We have a senile President who outmaneuvered us on the debt ceiling negotiations and, earlier, on not going after Social Security and Medicare.
So the government has the right to regulate a woman’s uterus but not stoves…
Sure, that makes sense.
If the rule vote is indicative of future voting patterns for House Rs, my characterization in another comment thread of many Rs having oppositional defiant disorder looks pretty accurate.
“Now they can negotiate further to mend conservatives’ feelings and reconsider, leading to potentially more gas stove votes”.
Oh yes, because this is The Most Pressing Problem.
Please do not call them conservatives. They are christofascists.
And by all means let’s give the RFP (Republican Fascist Party) the majority. They govern so well. I feel perfectly comfortable with the likes of Loud Mouth Chip Roy, Blow Hard Marjorie T Greene, and Loose Cannon Lauren-Get-My-Gun-Boebert having access to the nuclear codes, don’t you? /s
It always shows true maturity and gravitas to vote against a bill you're in favor of because you're throwing a temper tantrum. I mean, it's a ridiculous, stupid bill, but it's a ridiculous, stupid bill these idiots want.
The Ralph Norman episode is just a pure distillation of why the GOP is utterly irredeemable. When Joe points out to him that his endorsements of Haley are so flattering to Trump that Trump's team is turning them into ads, Norman doesn't seem to think of this as a problem for him, the GOP, or the candidate he claims to want as the nominee.
So if I understand this right the Freedom Caucus opened the door to the stove, bent over, stuck their heads in and then put on the gas. Got it.
They took 52 votes to “overturn” Obamacare too. Punch and Judy have more scripts.
Freedom Caucus gonna Freedom Caucus.
Kudos to Joe Perticone for being able to bear talking with these Repub. House morons and I presume holding his tongue and keeping a straight face. I would simply be incapable of letting moronic lies from some smug politician just lie there without an angry response. I guess that's why they pay Joe the big bucks!
"But messaging bills don’t quite send the right message when your side can’t even get them to the House floor for a vote."
In actuality, messaging bills serve *no* purpose other than to stir up the base, whether or not it makes it to a floor vote. There is nothing within such a bill that will actually create laws that will accomplish anything worthwhile, that will improve the lives of all Americans - including Magadonians.
It all boils down to "messaging bills = political theater." The House PseudoRepubs, PseudoCons and RINOs are all paper tigers who just act the part of Congresspeople. In fact, IMO, should any of these legislators (and I use the term very loosely) try to introduce legislation that *might* garner bipartisan support they can expect to be Primaried out of office for disloyalty to the cause.
The Haley "Campaign" is feckless beyond all belief. South Carolina is one giant mill for Trump sycophants.
Banning gas stoves is still one of those stupid ideas from the Left that will accomplish, well, next to nothing.
Anyone who had tried an induction cooktop would dispense with the “save gas stoves” nonsense. I was forced into it because gas infrastructure was not in place for a newly bought house. And FYI, Biden is not senile.
Would you people quit putting that idiot Ralph Norman in NC. God knows with fools like McHenry and Bishop we have enough fools as it is without shouldering the burden of Norman as well. As for the freedumb caucus they once again cut off their nose to spite their face. How about something about Gym Jordan demanding an outline of the DOJ investigation of t**** and documents what exactly legislative purpose is he pretending to have for this? I expect what he really wants to know about is the sedition investigation and if his name appears, it should.
I can forgive a 30 year old for not imagining a world different from today, but for people who are 40 and older, it is astonishing that they cannot see that - all things considered, we are doing pretty well. Even better if we consider the headwinds from COVID and the residual supply chain problems. So inflation may seem stubborn, but it appears that the trends are generally good. And many of us have jobs.
And on the world stage, the US has the respect of its peers.
A legitimate conservative point of view would be supportive. Would recognize that some govt interventions are necessary (as with health care). Yet the GOP simply wants to unravel. To what end? Would Florida's tourist and vacation-home economy survive oil spills on its beaches? Would America really enjoy it if the entire nation experienced the smoggy skies we are seeing right now in the Northeast?
Do we really want to see the large freight rail companies left to their own devices - so to continue to avoid the employment of better safety devices?
None of this says we cannot have a conservative party that reminds liberals that folks need to make money - to run businesses. And they everything bad is not the result of Capitalism gone amok. But the GOP needs to accept that the US today is not the US of 1928 or even 1968.
Too bad for Haley, but how can anyone praise Trump. You just have to look at that stupid made up face and the bad hair plugs colored orange and his rotund, flabby, weak body and be nauseated.