“…veterans of past administrations and members of Congress from both parties criticized the decision to put Mr. Bannon on the principals committee, saying that it risked injecting politics into national security. President George W. Bush’s senior adviser, Karl Rove, was generally kept out of sensitive national security meetings. Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, attended some national security meetings but was not given formal status.”
“As for Bannon, who may be cut from the NSC, Trump’s decision will be carefully watched as such a move would be potentially perceived as a relaxation of Bannon’s influence over Trump, a topic which has been of material focus for the press in recent weeks.”
Steve Bannon is the most important figure in our President’s inner circle. Truly one of our own.
The Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare—the American Health Care Act—finally came up for a final vote in the House. First put forward by Speaker Paul Ryan in 2009, it offered few surprises to Republicans. And the effort itself was very familiar, as Republicans had voted over 60 times to repeal Obamacare since its passage eight years ago. Yet, when the time came to exercise the prerogative of the majority and finally repeal and replace President Obama’s deeply flawed social program, Republicans came up short.
Over the past two weeks, moderate Republicans argued that they could not vote for a plan that did not keep certain fail-safe protections for the elderly in place. Conservative Republicans—many in the so-called “Freedom Caucus”—complained that Ryan’s plan kept popular portions of Obamacare on the books. They wanted a complete repeal, and many would accept nothing less. In the end, no-one got their wish. As Speaker Ryan admitted this afternoon, “we are going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future.” This, in part, because the Trump Administration refuses to have its agenda held hostage. It is sidelining healthcare and moving forward with tax reform.
Democrats are celebrating Republican missteps. And the collective finger-pointing within the Republican establishment has already begun in earnest. An early contender for sacrificial lamb is Speaker Ryan.
When does a portmanteau become self-parody? I’m thinking right about now.
If this is losing, I’m happy to lose every day.
6 posted on 3/24/2017, 10:13:50 PM by thoughtomator (Purple: the color of sedition)
What a coincidence – I’m happy for you to lose every day. See? We can agree on some things.
Conservatives avoided having the collapsing socialized medicine fiasco rebranded as a Republican product.
13 posted on 3/24/2017, 10:20:35 PM by MrEdd (MrEdd)
“And then, I savagely attacked her foot with my balls!”
Fortunately, the Freeperville ban on cursing is still in effect…
You’re completely full of shit!
At least I thought it was…
RyanCare did NOT bring back the medical system BEFORE obamacare.
We are not stupid.
The jury’s still out on that one…
Stupid people did not elect President Trump.
A WHOLE BUNCH of stupid people elected him.
We know when people like Ryan are lying, and he’s ALWAYS been a liar and a fucking weasel!
The Conservative Cause are HEROS for standing up to Paul Ryan, a stance that allowed time for millions of us to raise our voices and ultimately convince WAY more Congressmen to oppose this than just the Conservative Caucus.
I STRONGLY suggest you go pimp your pathetic piece of shit blog at a more appropriate site, like therightscoop.com, where they’ll lap your bullshit up like it was chocolate sauce!
21 posted on 3/24/2017, 10:23:12 PM by catnipman ( Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
I thought this was the greatest thing to happen to the GOP since the immigrant ban?
Oops – ever mind.
And I’ve got a mind to report you to Blog Pimps Local Union chapter 52. I’m a member in good standing.
More rending of garments and pretending that it’s a fashion statement, after the jump.