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The Republican Agenda 2016 forward

Business as usual, sorry I meant politics as usual. No, it's both.

For years, Republicans have professed fury over a crisis at the US-Mexico border. For months, many in the GOP have insisted they could only support further aid to Ukraine if it was paired with tougher border security measures to address that crisis.

So President Joe Biden accepted their conditions, giving up Democrats’ longtime demands on immigration and conceding much of what the right wanted — and as recently as Monday, a bipartisan deal seemed near.

But now, Republicans may be backing out. Not because of the substance of the deal, but because it might hurt Donald Trump’s chances of retaking the White House.
That’s what Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told Republican senators in a closed-door meeting, according to Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News, saying “the politics” had put them “in a quandary.”

“When we started this, the border united us and Ukraine divided us,” McConnell said, per Sherman. But, he went on, “The politics on this have changed.” The issue is that “the nominee” — Trump — wants to campaign on immigration. “We don’t want to do anything to undermine him.”

Some pro-deal senators pushed back on how these remarks were reported Thursday, claiming McConnell wasn’t affirmatively declaring the talks dead or separating the two issues. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) said instead that McConnell was “ambiguous” about a path forward.

But it’s clear what McConnell was alluding to: that Trump wants there to be chaos at the border while Biden is president, because he thinks such chaos will help defeat the incumbent. Trump does not want congressional Republicans making a deal with Biden to address the actual substantive problem because that would make Biden look good.

Dems will throw their own objectives under a bus to "compromise", and 'r's will walk away because it was never their intention to solve a problem.

Just to bitch about a problem they intentionally promote.
 
Business as usual, sorry I meant politics as usual. No, it's both.





Dems will throw their own objectives under a bus to "compromise", and 'r's will walk away because it was never their intention to solve a problem.

Just to bitch about a problem they intentionally promote.
For most Republican politicians, it’s never about actually solving the problem. It’s about making more problems in order to rile people up. Without an angry base of voters, what does the GOP even have? Compromise with the GOP almost always seems to be a mistake. Better to pass laws that benefit everybody (universal healthcare, etc) to raise the overall standard of living. That means fewer poor angry white voters for the GOP to target with doom and gloom and xenophobic fear-mongering.
 
For most Republican politicians, it’s never about actually solving the problem. It’s about making more problems in order to rile people up. Without an angry base of voters, what does the GOP even have? Compromise with the GOP almost always seems to be a mistake. Better to pass laws that benefit everybody (universal healthcare, etc) to raise the overall standard of living. That means fewer poor angry white voters for the GOP to target with doom and gloom and xenophobic fear-mongering.

Trump has tried now to insert his pot-stirring into current Congressional negotiations over a bill dealing with immigration, border security and aid to Ukraine.

I really wish the Rs would finally rise up as one and tell him to butt out, since it's obvious that his only intention EVER is to stir the pots more and keep his hard core followers "engaged".... or rather, outraged. They cannot win a national election for the Republicans, and the GOP will never be able to return to effective participation in federal governance while they refuse to denounce Trump and his barnburning hangers-on.

Does the GOP leadership really think this country wants to continue to live with the equivalent of a chaotic bar brawl in the halls of Congress, extending now even to within the ranks of the Republican Party itself? The barn burners are not an asset. Time to disown their capacity to destroy what they touch. Doing away with the functions of a federal government is not actually on the wish list of sane Americans, and meanwhile the very prospect of another four years with an increasingly demented Trump picking "acting" cabinet heads sends shivers down the spines of not only plain citizens of the USA but heads of state around the world as well.
 
The 'r' agenda made crystal clear

A. Finally work on immigration & solve a problem now that Biden throws his own under the bus to meet their never ending demands


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B. Or intentionally seek to create hardship & force inflated payments on a very large portion of the country that isn't wealthy.


 
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For most Republican politicians, it’s never about actually solving the problem. It’s about making more problems in order to rile people up. Without an angry base of voters, what does the GOP even have? Compromise with the GOP almost always seems to be a mistake. Better to pass laws that benefit everybody (universal healthcare, etc) to raise the overall standard of living. That means fewer poor angry white voters for the GOP to target with doom and gloom and xenophobic fear-mongering.
Plus they have to rely on a pack of dummies, with a pedigree in racism to support them. 🤔
 
The 'r' agenda made crystal clear

A. Finally work on immigration & solve a problem now that Biden throws his own under the bus to meet their never ending demands



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B. Or intentionally seek to create hardship & force inflated payments on a very large portion of the country that isn't wealthy.

Repeal is the only thing they know how to do. They say this is to “replace” policies with something better… but never actually explain what that better policy might be.
 
The Fifth Circuit court of appeals has made some appearances here in the past. I want to first remind people of a supposed first amendment decision they made last year:


Their reasoning on this case in a nutshell? Government agencies telling social media companies “You’ve got some Russian propaganda on your site, might want to take it down…” amounted to unconstitutional coercion of the companies.

Now I think that ruling was BS, but maybe the judges are just really staunch first amendment supporters… right? ….. Right?


In a blow to First Amendment advocates, a majority of the judges on the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Tuesday not just to throw out a lawsuit by the Laredo citizen journalist and provocateur Priscilla Villarreal, who goes by the name La Gordiloca, but to endorse an expansive view of government power that permits police to arrest reporters for seeking basic information through backchannels.

The majority opinion, authored by Judge Edith Jones, appointed by former President Ronald Regan, finds that local officials were reasonable when they used an obscure Texas law to arrest Gordiloca and thereby criminalize a wide range of what has been considered basic accountability journalism. The ruling applies in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

🤦‍♂️
 

These are exactly the signs I'm talking about:
Their idea was to tie approval of military assistance to Ukraine to tough border security demands that Democrats would never accept, allowing Republicans to block the money for Kyiv that many of them oppose while simultaneously enabling them to pound Democrats for refusing to halt a surge of migrants at the border. It was to be a win-win headed into November’s elections.

But Democrats tripped them up by offering substantial — almost unheard-of — concessions on immigration policy without insisting on much in return. Now it is Republicans who are rapidly abandoning a compromise that gave them much of what they wanted, leaving aid to Ukraine in deep jeopardy, border policy in turmoil and Congress again flailing as multiple crises at home and abroad go without attention because of a legislative stalemate.

“Just gobsmacked,” Senator Brian Schatz, Democrat of Hawaii, wrote on social media. “I’ve never seen anything like it. They literally demanded specific policy, got it, and then killed it.”

As they sought to rationalize their anticipated decision to mount a filibuster against legislation they had called for, Republicans said they needed more time to digest the bill and perhaps be allowed to propose some changes. But those seemed mainly like excuses. Additional time is unlikely to be a friend of the bill as the politics surrounding it grow more volatile with the approach of this year’s elections. In past immigration fights, failed procedural votes typically doomed the effort.

Republicans have three major issues right now:
1. Malice
2. Unpopular policies
3. Lack of discipline

They've been able to brilliantly get away with #1 and #2 because of discipline. What was scary and shocking about the early/preTrumpian GOP is how disciplined they used to be, so malice was almost always implied rather than explicit. The way they managed to massively FAIL on their most popular(izable) policy item shows forcing opponents into uncomfortable positions when majority is extremely narrow requires massive single-block-like voting. And this is where Trumpism is eating away the GOP's core strength. Instead of selection for people who are willing to take one for the team (and reap generous rewards on the long run), they got an increasing number of loud, greedy people who favor short-term benefits.

I posted about this a few weeks before, that the GOP is in a much much worse position than either parties want people to signal. Dems benefit from such to stimulate a stronger turnout, and the GOP that is reforming around the strongman image can never show weakness.

The GOP will need to switch it up in the coming months to reverse this, but discipline emerges from power and the only person could reestablish it for them is Trump...who himself lacks the discipline and focus to do that.
 
The GOP will need to switch it up in the coming months to reverse this, but discipline emerges from power and the only person could reestablish it for them is Trump...who himself lacks the discipline and focus to do that.

Yep, and so the Rs are meanwhile stuck rewriting the archetypal script of The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight.

They can't even get a circular firing squad quite right any more. Meanwhile their original extremism has led them to choose a Speaker making remarks like "extreme times call for extreme measures." Right. Crap like trying to impeach a Cabinet member over policy differences while trashing legislation that met their own demands but "unfortunately" might deprive them of a campaign season issue, so deserves to collapse...

At least Mr. Johnson's fractious conference clarified that much for us, in their latest twisty behavior: 1) they can't even reliably get their own ever so vaguely policy-related garbage across the finish line any more and 2) they remain staunchly and stupidly policy-free and focused on "the Dems are the enemy" when sane members of their own party in the other chamber have arrived at a feasible compromise bill on immigration reform for the first time in over a decade.

Cowardice reigns. Trump is naked and only a handful of (largely shunned!) Rs call out his and their shame.
 

These are exactly the signs I'm talking about:




Republicans have three major issues right now:
1. Malice
2. Unpopular policies
3. Lack of discipline

They've been able to brilliantly get away with #1 and #2 because of discipline. What was scary and shocking about the early/preTrumpian GOP is how disciplined they used to be, so malice was almost always implied rather than explicit. The way they managed to massively FAIL on their most popular(izable) policy item shows forcing opponents into uncomfortable positions when majority is extremely narrow requires massive single-block-like voting. And this is where Trumpism is eating away the GOP's core strength. Instead of selection for people who are willing to take one for the team (and reap generous rewards on the long run), they got an increasing number of loud, greedy people who favor short-term benefits.

I posted about this a few weeks before, that the GOP is in a much much worse position than either parties want people to signal. Dems benefit from such to stimulate a stronger turnout, and the GOP that is reforming around the strongman image can never show weakness.

The GOP will need to switch it up in the coming months to reverse this, but discipline emerges from power and the only person could reestablish it for them is Trump...who himself lacks the discipline and focus to do that.
This party must burn to the ground, I don’t see how they could revert back. At the State level their message of hate is still powerful. All the semi-reasonable Republicans with a smidgen of integrity (even if you hate their policies) have bailed or have been ejected. They should not be called or referred to as Republican or as GOP, but as MAGGOTS. They will feed on the dead flesh of the nation after they kill it. . The sad thing is that real maggots don’t destroy things like this party has been doing. 🤔
 
Yep, and so the Rs are meanwhile stuck rewriting the archetypal script of The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight.

They can't even get a circular firing squad quite right any more. Meanwhile their original extremism has led them to choose a Speaker making remarks like "extreme times call for extreme measures." Right. Crap like trying to impeach a Cabinet member over policy differences while trashing legislation that met their own demands but "unfortunately" might deprive them of a campaign season issue, so deserves to collapse...

At least Mr. Johnson's fractious conference clarified that much for us, in their latest twisty behavior: 1) they can't even reliably get their own ever so vaguely policy-related garbage across the finish line any more and 2) they remain staunchly and stupidly policy-free and focused on "the Dems are the enemy" when sane members of their own party in the other chamber have arrived at a feasible compromise bill on immigration reform for the first time in over a decade.

Cowardice reigns. Trump is naked and only a handful of (largely shunned!) Rs call out his and their shame.
It’s the far Right MAGGA flamers that are destroying the party, but look past them to see who put them into office…🤔
 
This party must burn to the ground, I don’t see how they could revert back. At the State level their message of hate is still powerful. All the semi-reasonable Republicans with a smidgen of integrity (even if you hate their policies) have bailed or have been ejected. They should not be called or referred to as Republican or as GOP, but as MAGGOTS. They will feed on the dead flesh of the nation after they kill it. . The sad thing is that real maggots don’t destroy things like this party has been doing. 🤔
I'd refrain from dehumanizing language even when it comes to MAGA zealots. I consider MAGA at least in part a sort of induced-psychosis. It will resolve once the Trump machine implodes. A matter of time.
 
I'd refrain from dehumanizing language even when it comes to MAGA zealots. I consider MAGA at least in part a sort of induced-psychosis. It will resolve once the Trump machine implodes. A matter of time.
So, you’re saying Trump is the Pied Piper and the people who follow him will eventually see the light. I’m not that optimistic.

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Apologies, they are human, sad examples of such. Would I say this to their faces, no, not in any civil setting, at this point in time, but this is how I view them. It‘s like seeing an individual standing outside your house with a big rock, and molotov cocktails, even in this case if they are too stupid to see it. 😳 You’d not be civil if it was your house and this was the reality.

Think about the deceit behind a label like “Make America Great Again”, what that means in their reality. By voting or promoting someone like Donald Trump, they are voting for the guy who would gladly throw the Molotovs if he had enough people backing him up, even if they are “good people” 🙄 but too stupid to see what this man represents, but some portion of them do see Trump for what he actually is and cheer anyway. If there are enough of these people the Nation is screwed as far as The United States of America is concerned. Expect a bad divorce.
 
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So, you’re saying Trump is the Pied Piper and the people who follow him will eventually see the light. I’m not that optimistic.

Me either! In the meantime though, not sure how much good it does to really castigate people just for making their political choices with the same freedom granted to other American voters. My main concern is that people do get to express their choice at the polling place.

Anyway I'm pretty sure that the loudest MAGA advocates are not representative of all the people who may vote Republican at top of ticket. Some conservatives may hold nose and vote for Trump just because (so far) he carries the banner of the party they are used to voting for. They may not care much for him but they don't at all favor the idea of voting for a Democrat, and they also may not like what they perceive as people "picking on" Trump as if he's not good enough. He was good enough to get elected in 2016, by their lights. Some are embarrassed by how his governance turned out but it doesn't change their voting preference now if political opponents just insult them en masse.

For some conservatives it can be like when some of us who usually vote blue just held nose and voted for Clinton-Kaine in 2016 or Biden-Harris in 2020 -- not that we were huge fans but because those candidates were a) certainly not Trump and b) also and importantly to many of us, not Republicans.

In 2016 and 2020 I voted blue not because I got my back up after anyone demonized me for making that choice, but because my policy views didn't suggest I'd care to vote for Republicans.​
So I have to figure that it's ok for someone to have voted for Trump or for Republicans in other offices in 2016 and 2020 just because they didn't want to vote for a Democrat.​
This is regardless of whether I approve of their "reasons" (or delusions) for trying to elect either someone I consider unworthy of the office or someone representing policies I don't care for.​

Yes it bothers me that other people's choice of a US President can have a deleterious effect on my life. But then it's also true that lots of choices of other people can affect my life in a negative way, e.g., if they drive while stoned or while using a cellphone, or decide to buy yet aother 8-cylinder monster truck because "F all those woke climate change activists," or pass laws that restrict the horizons of kids getting a public school education.

Time variously heals all wounds or wounds all heels... Best revenge for those disliking Trump is to try to stay healthy and see how we fare after his time on center stage has passed.

Times change, fashions change, sooner or later enough Republicans will tire of their barn-burning pseudo-populist wing and start to primary incumbents from a more traditional conservative standpoint. Here's hoping they don't swing all the way back to 1980-style Republican policy either!

In the meantime, I figure to just keep voting blue because I haven't seen a Republican I've wanted to vote for since about 1965. But I mean to try to leave opposition party electorate classification alone --OK I don't understand MAGA cultists either!-- and focus my wrath on the lack of leadership in today's GOP. Leadership is about leading, not following any Pied Piper the way these Trump-kowtowing so-called Republicans have been doing ever since Trump came down that escalator and apparently turned the dog-whistling of bigots and xenophobes into a mating call. Not all of the party that caved into him is of that mind, but the loudest ones don't mind trying to make us think so, as long as Trump's around to keep that set of pots stirred. I just can't get over how cowardly the incumbents of Trump's party have become. It's unprecedented...

Still, Trump's most zealous fans are not the whole potential conservative-leaning electorate. It's possible to back the more conventional Republicans into a corner to where more of them defend the loudest MAGAs though, and I think we should try to avoid that.

Keep the focus on what the policies are, or ask why we should ever want chaos instead of cooperative attempts to govern across the aisle. There are a whole lot of really embarrassed Republican pols right now in the wake of their having trashed the best bipartisan immigration reform bill that has come down the turnpike in at least 30 years. Ask about that. I plan to make an issue of it with my own congressman, and I don't care what or how my neighbors think, including whether they got what they think about immigration and border issues off Fox News.

My voice in government only begins with my right to vote. It extends to inquiring about subsequent governance! One phone call to my House rep's office weighs more in the long run than 50 posts on X in some insult-trading with a MAGA fan. Why? Because the real congress critter's real office staff know I'm a real voter, not just some Dem troll. And more or less like you, I'm going to be civil as a real Democrat in speaking with a real Republican...
 
Me either! In the meantime though, not sure how much good it does to really castigate people just for making their political choices with the same freedom granted to other American voters. My main concern is that people do get to express their choice at the polling place.

Anyway I'm pretty sure that the loudest MAGA advocates are not representative of all the people who may vote Republican at top of ticket. Some conservatives may hold nose and vote for Trump just because (so far) he carries the banner of the party they are used to voting for. They may not care much for him but they don't at all favor the idea of voting for a Democrat, and they also may not like what they perceive as people "picking on" Trump as if he's not good enough. He was good enough to get elected in 2016, by their lights. Some are embarrassed by how his governance turned out but it doesn't change their voting preference now if political opponents just insult them en masse.

For some conservatives it can be like when some of us who usually vote blue just held nose and voted for Clinton-Kaine in 2016 or Biden-Harris in 2020 -- not that we were huge fans but because those candidates were a) certainly not Trump and b) also and importantly to many of us, not Republicans.

In 2016 and 2020 I voted blue not because I got my back up after anyone demonized me for making that choice, but because my policy views didn't suggest I'd care to vote for Republicans.​
So I have to figure that it's ok for someone to have voted for Trump or for Republicans in other offices in 2016 and 2020 just because they didn't want to vote for a Democrat.​
This is regardless of whether I approve of their "reasons" (or delusions) for trying to elect either someone I consider unworthy of the office or someone representing policies I don't care for.​

Yes it bothers me that other people's choice of a US President can have a deleterious effect on my life. But then it's also true that lots of choices of other people can affect my life in a negative way, e.g., if they drive while stoned or while using a cellphone, or decide to buy yet aother 8-cylinder monster truck because "F all those woke climate change activists," or pass laws that restrict the horizons of kids getting a public school education.

Time variously heals all wounds or wounds all heels... Best revenge for those disliking Trump is to try to stay healthy and see how we fare after his time on center stage has passed.

Times change, fashions change, sooner or later enough Republicans will tire of their barn-burning pseudo-populist wing and start to primary incumbents from a more traditional conservative standpoint. Here's hoping they don't swing all the way back to 1980-style Republican policy either!

In the meantime, I figure to just keep voting blue because I haven't seen a Republican I've wanted to vote for since about 1965. But I mean to try to leave opposition party electorate classification alone --OK I don't understand MAGA cultists either!-- and focus my wrath on the lack of leadership in today's GOP. Leadership is about leading, not following any Pied Piper the way these Trump-kowtowing so-called Republicans have been doing ever since Trump came down that escalator and apparently turned the dog-whistling of bigots and xenophobes into a mating call. Not all of the party that caved into him is of that mind, but the loudest ones don't mind trying to make us think so, as long as Trump's around to keep that set of pots stirred. I just can't get over how cowardly the incumbents of Trump's party have become. It's unprecedented...

Still, Trump's most zealous fans are not the whole potential conservative-leaning electorate. It's possible to back the more conventional Republicans into a corner to where more of them defend the loudest MAGAs though, and I think we should try to avoid that.

Keep the focus on what the policies are, or ask why we should ever want chaos instead of cooperative attempts to govern across the aisle. There are a whole lot of really embarrassed Republican pols right now in the wake of their having trashed the best bipartisan immigration reform bill that has come down the turnpike in at least 30 years. Ask about that. I plan to make an issue of it with my own congressman, and I don't care what or how my neighbors think, including whether they got what they think about immigration and border issues off Fox News.

My voice in government only begins with my right to vote. It extends to inquiring about subsequent governance! One phone call to my House rep's office weighs more in the long run than 50 posts on X in some insult-trading with a MAGA fan. Why? Because the real congress critter's real office staff know I'm a real voter, not just some Dem troll. And more or less like you, I'm going to be civil as a real Democrat in speaking with a real Republican...
Yet, if you are a “good person“ Republican who votes Republican with Trump at the top of the ticket, in the face of enabling this dire threat jusy how good (selfish, or stupid) are they? 🤔
 
Yet, if you are a “good person“ Republican who votes Republican with Trump at the top of the ticket, in the face of enabling this dire threat jusy how good (selfish, or stupid) are they? 🤔
At this point, nobody can claim ignorance about what Trump truly stands for.. There are millions of hateful people in America.Trump helps focus their hate on minority groups, and gives them a justification for their hate.

I dare somebody to find me a single “well-meaning“ Trump voter.
 
Yet, if you are a “good person“ Republican who votes Republican with Trump at the top of the ticket, in the face of enabling this dire threat jusy how good (selfish, or stupid) are they? 🤔


At this point, nobody can claim ignorance about what Trump truly stands for.. There are millions of hateful people in America.Trump helps focus their hate on minority groups, and gives them a justification for their hate.

I dare somebody to find me a single “well-meaning“ Trump voter.
Sadly, I think the passivity --the sheer cowardice!-- of right-leaning voters' own congress critters who fail to renounce Trump has exacerbated the problem.

Really the members of Congress are not just supposed to become blind followers of any Pied Piper who comes down the turnpike. They were expected by the framers of our Constitution to demonstrate leadership in service of that document and its ideals for our nation's government.

But, most (not all) of those Republicans in either chamber of Congress today are flunking that test and so failing in their "public service" while elevating Trump, an unworthy party "leader" -- as most of them will admit privately but not where it counts, in public and in view of their constituents.

We need to get back to policy considerations. We'll not get there while the media focus on the horse-race aspects of political campaigns, or buttress their tales from the trail with video clips and social media posts from which all context is conveniently missing.

Trump ranting about withdrawing from NATO? "Ah that's justTrump being Trump".
Biden tripping over a sandbag? "See he's too old to be prez."
"You decide. "
But see we are operating without sufficient context for the job of helping pick a US President.​

We can choose to think it clever for editors to tag their briefings with lines like "We went to this rally so you didn't have to" or "We read this thousand-page bill so you didn't have to" -- and we can appreciate that service in our own context of a busy life raising kids or looking after elders, holding down a job, trying to find time to watch a movie now and then.

But there is a price tag on letting any media outlet define what a candidate, a party, a piece of legislation stands for, and how our lives may be affected by our acceptance of those definitions. Yet we do that, because the immediacy of other demands on our time keeps pushing "ah that's just politics" to the back burner, or off the table until an influx of TV ads remind us it's time to vote, if we even feel like it. And if we can't, won't or don't even bother reading mainstream political news in the run-up to elections, then the worst possible way to decide whom to vote for is to let those campaign ads drive the bus.

The media can do better --and used to do better until the temptations of social media and video clips came along to make them lazy-- but profit motives of publicly traded and heavily consolidated media outlets now say that if that stuff serves as clickbait, it's only "what the readers want to read" and "the customer is always right."

What passes for policy during GOP campaigns now is just a set of cudgels the Rs deploy to bash their political opposition. If that were not so, there'd be an immigration reform bill on Joe Biden's desk RIGHT NOW. The media need to quit pitching clickbait and challenge voters to compare the actual policies favored by political candidates (and the real or most plausible consequences of executing policy proposals).

Do Republican voters realize that the now failed reform proposal actually contained most of what the House Republicans had been demanding before the Senate began its laborious negotiations?? Hell no. Fox News is telling them the bill was no good and wouldn't "fix the problem."

Truth be told, if there's no flaming immigration problem at the southern border, the Rs in some states don't have any platform to run on in 2024, since they've already so botched it with voters over draconian anti-abortion laws that there's nothing left to run on except "crime" and "the border." And running on "crime" turns out to be tricky in 2024. I mean the Rs' presumed nominee for President is running while carrying the charges of 91 criminal indictments.

If the media provided wall to wall coverage of what has happened with that immigration reform proposal, negotitated in good faith in bipartisan fashion in the Senate, more voters (especially states now particularly affected by negative aspects of undocumented immigrants awaiting adjudication of their cases) would have to ask themselves why their Republican House rep voted down the best reform package we've seen since the Bush 43 era.

And the media should remind us that the reason that previous reform effort failed too was also because the Republicans didn't want immigration reform then either. They wanted a cudgel with which to bash Democrats in campaign season, same as they do now.

Time for right-leaning voters to call that bluff, but it will never happen without the media detoxing from their social media addiction and publishing real news as if they understood the Fourth Estate still does have a role to play in public service.
 
The BORDER CRISIS is always a focus of the GOP. Not one they have a plan to solve, mind you…

Anyway, a bunch of hard-core MAGA acolytes took a field trip to the southern border. Here’s a firsthand account of their failure to find a crisis, and the total mass insanity of the mob. Incredible…


Eventually, someone rolled a wall of T-shirts for sale, curtly informing me I was in a space for vendors. A man who went to prison for his involvement in storming the U.S. Capitol walked by, hawking sandwiches for $5.

Listening to the repetitive and increasingly loud music, watching a convicted criminal try to sell repulsive Sloppy Joes, I felt like I was a subject in a trial run of some new form of torture and decided to leave.
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At this point, nobody can claim ignorance about what Trump truly stands for.. There are millions of hateful people in America.Trump helps focus their hate on minority groups, and gives them a justification for their hate.

I dare somebody to find me a single “well-meaning“ Trump voter.
Right, and so as a result of those blinkered MAGA votes, I'm almost ready to dare anyone to find me enough "well meaning" House Rs to lead their hapless Speaker out of the maze the obstructionists have created with their factions. Politico did a deep dive and figures there are five distinct groups in the intra-party wars of the House Republican conference these days. Only if obstructionism was the sole point of throwing McCarthy out, was that ouster a win for anyone. Not sure what remains to be won by those who now plot to throw Johnson out in turn, if he brings a Senate bill to the floor that a handful of Rs don't like...

 
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