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sheshe2

Nothing pisses me off more...

Nothing pisses me off more than people saying Democrats need to grow a spine.

That was just said about Schumer in the Oval Office today. He should have been more forceful and direct. I disagree, he played the part well. Nancy attacked and Chuck sat there chuckling and refusing to make eye contact. It was a magnifiecent display of disrespect to the pResident of the United States and that humiliation enraged the man.

Well played Pelosi and Schumer, well played.

Raven

Nancy Pelosi walked a fine line today and did it well.

Here was a woman who has dealt with a number of Presidents over the years and I am sure has great respect for the office of the President. Today she was face to face with a buffoon, a liar and a pretender. She put him in his place but did it with grace and strength. I have only admiration for what she did and how she did it.

H2O Man

Trump's World

Last week, I posted an essay that focused on Donald Trump's personality structure, and discussed how various features might cause his behavior to play out. In the days since, a number of factors have been causing more and more problems for Trump, which is no doubt influencing his mood. In fact, on CNN, it was reported that people in the White House have described his mood Monday as “humiliated” and “super pissed.”

That mood is being attributed to Nick Ayers rejecting Trump's offer to serve as chief of staff. It is, of course, due to much more than that. CNN is also reporting that Trump has become increasingly concerned that the new House will impeach him. More, there are reports of an increasing number of republicans in the House and Senate expressing off-the-record concerns about Trump. Add to that the new letter from 44 former Senators – including Democrats and republicans – reminding the current Senate about its responsibilities as an institution....

grantcart

There is a very simple reason that Trump is so frustrated at today's meeting.

He thought that Minority Leader Pelosi and Minority Leader Schumer were going to be like the sniffling dim-witted cowards: Ryan and McConnell.

By the way I felt that Speaker to be Pelosi perfectly implemented First Lady Obama's dictum 'when they go low we go high'....

TrollBuster9090

"There Has Never Been A Government Shutdown Under One Party Rule In History."

That was my favorite line from CNN today. I don't remember who said it, but it's an awesome talking point.

For the last two years, Republicans have had complete control over:

1. The White House (the Executive branch of govt.)
2. The House
3. The Senate
4. The Supreme Court

REPUBLICANS CONTROL ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING, and they STILL can't avoid a government shutdown due to infighting in their own Party....

scheming daemons

And with that shitshow in the Oval office, Nancy will now have no problem getting 218 votes

Trump just did her and Schumer a big favor.

1. He is on tape taking full blame for the coming shutdown.

2. Most of the government is already funded through the end of the month, so it won't be as painful.

3. Dem House will pass a 6-month or 12-month CR as the first order of business on January 3rd, and dare the GOP senate and/or Trump to block it.

4. The wall will never be built.

Trump is holding 2-7 offsuit and Nancy has pocket Kings. And he's pushing all in. Nancy can't say "call!" fast enough.

It was a beautiful thing to watch, and Nancy will have no problem now securing the 218 needed to be Speaker.

NanceGreggs

TO: Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY)

Madam:

I understand that you are calling on incoming House GOP campaigns chief Tom Emmer and the rest of the leadership team to determine what went wrong for Republicans in the 2018 midterms.

I think I can help you out here, because the answer seems pretty bleedin’ obvious. But then you Republicans aren’t as quick on the uptake as the rest of the population.

The most glaring problem you have is your “pResident” – you know, the guy who’s under investigation for all sorts of nefarious deeds. He kept insisting that the midterms were “all about him” (isn’t everything?), and voters responded accordingly....

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