House GOP Speaker Paul Ryan looks to step down after next years Midterms..

Somewhere John Boehner is smiling…..

Riding herd over the Republican House with Donald Trump around isn’t a job one would want to hold for a long time these days….

Ask Boehner….Ryan did….

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Despite several landmark legislative wins this year, and a better-than-expected relationship with President Donald Trump, Ryan has made it known to some of his closest confidants that this will be his final term as speaker. He consults a small crew of family, friends and staff for career advice, and is always cautious not to telegraph his political maneuvers. But the expectation of his impending departure has escaped the hushed confines of Ryan’s inner circle and permeated the upper-most echelons of the GOP. In recent interviews with three dozen people who know the speaker—fellow lawmakers, congressional and administration aides, conservative intellectuals and Republican lobbyists—not a single person believed Ryan will stay in Congress past 2018.

Ryan was tiring of D.C. even before reluctantly accepting the speakership. He told his predecessor, John Boehner, that it would be his last job in politics—and that it wasn’t a long-term proposition. In the months following Trump’s victory, he began contemplating the scenarios of his departure. More recently, over closely held conversations with his kitchen cabinet, Ryan’s preference has become clear: He would like to serve through Election Day 2018 and retire ahead of the next Congress….

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CG
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If it can’t get passed, it can’t get signed. It’s quite a simple concept.

Keith
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Of course Coolidge started the Depression just like George W started the Great Recession.

Keith
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I repeat, how is Trump standing in the way of a bill he will sign in a heartbeat without any knowledge of what is in it?

A bill that is being rewritten in secret by the Republican caucus without hearings or an updated score.

Scott p
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No Hoover was only in office 6 months when the stock market crashed.
Coolidges laissez fair economics set the stage for it.

CG
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You might be confusing Coolidge with Hoover.

But protectionism gave us the Great Depression. I am glad the Republican Party became the Free Trade party.

Scott p
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My second sentence in my last post probably is synonymous with “successful President” for Republicans though

Scott p
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Calvin Coolidge gave us the Great Depression.

A lazy sop for the rich too

CG
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He was considered a shoo-in to be the next Fed Chair until he pissed Trump off about Charlottesville.

CG
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DJT probably thinks Cohn is a piece of crap now too.

CG
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The best part of the 1920 election was that it gave us Calvin Coolidge, a very successful President.

My Name Is jack
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Well, good.

I think Cohn is a piece of crap.

There I’ve criticized an, uh, “Democrat.”

See proves I’m “bipartisan” (using your standards)

CG
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Now, based on what we all would have known in 1920 (and not what is known now), who here would not have voted for Warren G. Harding in 1920 for a Return to Normalcy?

CG
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I probably won’t ever get to vote for Jeb, but I will keep hope alive for George P.

CG
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Cohn is still registered as and indentifies a Democrat. Bannon looks at him that way for sure. (and he and the Democrats like him surrounding Trump may be the best thing to prevent him from doing some things we all may not like).

Be glad Trump has no core convictions. Pence does though, so that’s a gamble you folks would have to take if impeachment ever became a reality (or if Trump can’t lay off the Filet O’Fish sandwiches)

My Name Is jack
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Maybe you’ll get to vote for Jeb in 2028!

Somehow, I doubt it though.

Scott p
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“For what it’s worth”

As much as tax cut for the rich loving Republican Donald J Trump’s previous partisan affiliation is.

In other words.. Nothing

My Name Is jack
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“Were”

Now ?Trump Republicans.

And we’re glad you have them.

Elizabeth Warren used to be a Republican.

So?

And Ryan and McConnell and almost all members of the Republican caucuses in both Houses seem to be all on board with their handiwork.

CG
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That’s what they said about Nixon once too and you voted for him a decade later!

My Name Is jack
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More mindless speculation .

Jeb Bush?Politically dead as a door nail.

CG
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Cohn and Mnuchin were lifelong Democrats for what it’s worth.

My Name Is jack
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Good I hope they do.They deserve to.

The tax bill was originally conceived by Gary Cohn and Steve Mnuchin, both appointees of Trump with the help of well known Republican Larry Kudlow.

Trump has been pushing it from day one and remains it’s biggest cheerleader as everyone knows.

Once again, you are desperately trying to seperate Trump from the Republicans.

You can’t,

CG
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Warren Harding to replace the racist, regressive pro-Klan affinity of the Woodrow Wilson Administration? (not to even mention the various ways he failed internationally) absolutely. I trust I would not have known about his “zipper problem” then as james would put it.

CG
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If Jeb Bush were President and Donald Trump were not, I believe Obamacare would have been repealed and replaced and that an across the board tax cut would have passed too with some bipartisan support. You all would hate President Jeb though. I would expect no less. On the bright side, you wouldn’t credibly be able to call him a racist or compare him to a psychotic dictator or question his sanity, or raise questions about his past behavior, etc. He would just be your… Read more »
Keith
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How is someone who will sign any piece of shit legislation that this Congress sends him “in the way?”

My Name Is jack
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We all know you live in the past..

Now you’re back to Lincoln?

Gee I don’t know.

Would you have voted for Warren Harding?

CG
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He’s in the way visa vis his inability to lead, his unpopularity, whatever. He called their bill “mean” (which I am sure you agreed with), he was completely unable to articulate any semblance of a rationale for why these things can be done, he can’t sell it to the public, he gets in the way of the message by crazy off the wall Tweets about whatever, etc. Whether you love the Republican Agenda or hate it, he’s in the way of it, and all of… Read more »
My Name Is jack
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“In the way” of what exactly?

Tell us all the “good” things Ryan and his fellow Republicans would do if Trump weren’t “in the way.”

Then we will see if James agrees with that.

Go ahead …

CG
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We know, you would have been opposed to Lincoln too. The one exception was Mr. Nixon in 1972 I suppose.

CG
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Whether they support the same thing or not irrelevant to the matter of it not getting done because he is “in the way.”

On the few occasions that james makes a good point, you shouldn’t fight him on it.

My Name Is jack
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The Graham Cassidy bill totally gutted Obamacare and turned the whole thing over to the states.

You call that”limited.”

Apparently you didn’t “study” it.

CG
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and they aren’t even going after Mueller. They are focusing on the ties his underlings had to Hillary and their anti-Trump texts, etc.

It’s exactly the same playbook the Democrats used in the 90s against Ken Starr and his people, minus focusing on the main guy.

My Name Is jack
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I’m opposed to any Republican being President including your party’s choice,

Donald Trump.

My Name Is jack
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More speculation on your part.

To repeat (for the third term). The fact?

The House Republicans overwhelmingly support Trump on his two main issues repeal of Obamacare and this tax cut for corporations and the rich.

CG
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I don’t see any evidence of anti-Muller sentiment in Congress. You have a couple guys (Gaetz and Jordan this week) who go on tv and try to do Trump’s bidding. Newt Gingrich is doing it too on Fox. The others are not going along with it and are saying that Mueller must be allowed to do his job.

CG
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Would you rather Ted Cruz be President right now?

Things would be a bit different for you guys.

(yes, I would rather that jerk Cruz be President now too, although Republicans would probably be looking at an even worse midterm)

My Name Is jack
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There is no evidence at all of any Republicans “…gradually getting less afraid of crossing him.”

Nothing more than you trying to make your “hope” a fact.

And yes there is considerable anti Mueller feeling in the Republican Caucus.

CG
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Had the Graham-Cassidy (which was an extremely limited repeal, far short of what Republicans had run on for years) passed the Senate, it would have run into more problems in the House with the Freedom Caucus. It’s complete dysfunction.

A “normal” Republican President would have gotten the task done with very limited drama and probably a few Democrat votes to go along with it.

My Name Is jack
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Obamacare didn’t get repealed because of Murkowski, Collins and McCain in the Senate.

The House Republicans (the object of my posts) overwhelmingly supported repeal.

As for judicial nominees Republicans have been bragging how they are reshaping the judiciary by confirming Trumps nominations.

So they pulled two Right Wing goofs?Big Deal.Im sure they’ll find two just as Right Wing types just not as dumb as these two that were pulled.

CG
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Only a handful of Republicans are going the route of trying to discredit Mueller. Most are not going along with that or are questioning Muller in a very limited way. I believe many in Congress want Mueller to find a smoking gun.

Of course many are afraid of primary challenges and Trump going after them on Twitter, but after Virginia, and now after Alabama, they are gradually getting less afraid of crossing him and becoming more afraid of being tied to him.

CG
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Even his own Executive Branch looks at him as “in the way” or he looks at them the same way, with all the fighting he is doing with his own Justice Department and the Pentagon deliberately disregarding the policy he stated on Twitter regarding transgender troops.

He’s in everybody’s way.

My Name Is jack
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No they won’t.

The Republicans in the House are scared to death of Trump.

They’ve been spending the last few days raining stones down on Mueller and questioning every aspect of his investigation.

Some are already suggesting he be reined in.That won’t happen but neither will they move to impeach Trump absent a total collapse in his support among Republicans which I don’t see happening anytime soon

The only possibility of aTrump Impeachment is with aDemocratic House

Chance of conviction in a Republican Senate?Very small.

CG
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However one wants to characterize the relationship between Trump and Congress, it’s clearly a dysfunctional one.

Besides for judges (and Congress made him pull two nominations this week), they aren’t exactly working together like a machine.

CG
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Obamacare did not get repealed and the tax thing remains to be seen, so he is obviously “in the way” from Congress doing those things successfully, because of the factors I mentioned.

Be grateful for him.

And I will be grateful for Congress when it comes to the things like a trillion dollar infrastructure program or “the wall.”

My Name Is jack
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No they haven’t.

His two biggest domestic items were knifing Obamacare and this tax bill.The House Republicans have fully supported him on both

Indeed Ryan made this tax bill even more favorable to the rich thanTrump wanted.

You constantly try to seperate the Congressional Republicans from Trump when their support for the main items on his agenda is plain for all to see and why not?

After all he is a Republican.

CG
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There will be “impeachment” depending on what Mueller presents, dependent upon the national desire for it. The data from PPP (D) is not necessarily as reliable as it should be. They clearly have an agenda and often do things like this well before an election occurs. In 2019, if Republicans, (while still in control) have suffered significant losses, Trump is even more unpopular than he is now, including with Republicans, and if there is genuine, understandable illegal activity that has occurred, they will move forward… Read more »
CG
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The Republican Congress has poured cold water on much of things that Trump had talked about both domestically and internationally, but of course Trump is “in the way” if for nothing else than being unpopular, unanimously opposed by Democrats, and preventing Republicans from moving forward on things they wished they could.

Democrats should be glad that there is not a normal Republican as President. This way, nothing really gets done. Believe me, they aren’t in a hurry for Pence.

My Name Is jack
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As for “impeachment?”

That only becomes a possibility if the Democrats regain control of the House in 2018.

No way does Paul Ryan and his crew allow Trump to be impeached as long as they are in control.

My Name Is jack
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Trump “ in the way.?” How is Trump”in the way” since he and Ryan agree on all major issues? This suggestion, that you have repeatedly put out there ,that Ryan is somehow on a different playbook than Trump is belied by the fact that Ryan has served as a loyal lieutenant on all major matters for Trump. Further, you have been on here bewailing the Republican tax planYou do understand that it is more a creature of Ryan’s than Trumps actually.Indeed part of this whole… Read more »
Keith
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Ryan may not have any choice in the matter.

My Name Is jack
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Ryan is vehemently denying all this.

Trump apparently called him and Ryan assured the President that he wasn’t leaving.One can understand Trumps concern.It would be difficult indeed to find a more compliant wimp than Ryan.