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A Majority of American’s think Trump should step down or be impeached…Poll

The poll was done  PublicPolicyPoilling (PPP) ….

The outfit is considered Democratic leaning….

Ok…

With THAT out of the way?

It’s not hard to understand the numbers…..

Donald Trump’s average disapproval has been steadily dropping in the last few weeks….

Two nights ago his gut, Roy Moore lost to a Democart in the  Red (Republican) state of ALABAMA….

Trump’s past sexual misconduct actions are back on the front pages of newspapers and news channels….

The Republicans are forging forward on a tax bill that is unpopular to a large amount of Americans who will probably see their taxes go up…..

The same group of law makers are also hell bent on knocking millions of Americans off healthcare coverage and cutting their socal safety net benefits….

Oh, and the guy keeps talking like he wants to get invcleved in World War III with North Korea?

Add to ALL of this farmers who are scared he’s gonna wipe out their export makerts and of course the BIG ONE!….

He’s increasingly being shown as a President who tried to stop an investiagtion of WTF he’s been trying so hard to get in bed with the Russian President who it appear had a massive effort to penetrate this countries upper government….

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The poll says voters would take Obama back by a 56/39% margin….

PPP’s newest national poll finds that a majority of voters think Donald Trump should resign from the Presidency because of the allegations of sexual harassment against him. 53% think Trump should step down to just 42% who think he should remain in office. 53% of voters believe the women who have accused Trump of harassment, to 31% who think they aren’t telling the truth….

In general Trump voters seem relatively unconcerned with his behavior toward women. Just 45% say they would disapprove of Trump sexually harassing women while 22% actually say they would approve of him doing so, and 32% express no opinion either way. Trump voters are also somewhat skeptical of the ‘Me Too’ movement, giving it just a 37/33 favorability rating, compared to 74/10 among Clinton voters. Overall voters agree with Time Magazine’s decision to give the ‘Me Too’ movement its Person of the Year award 51/35, but there is predictable disagreement on that too with Clinton voters saying 82/6 they support the honorees and Trump voters saying 75/15 it instead should have been Trump.

The reaction of Trump voters to the recent charges against Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort is…fire Robert Mueller and hate the FBI. 56% of them think Mueller should be fired to only 17% who are opposed to such a move. 53% say they disapprove of the job the FBI is doing, to just 24% who approve…

One thing that’s not helping the GOP is the tax bill- only 29% of voters support it to 49% who are opposed. And by a 23 point margin voters say they’re less likely to vote for a member of Congress next year who supports it- 49% say support for the tax bill makes them less likely to vote for someone, to only 26% who consider it a positive.

And the more tuned in to the tax debate voters are, the worse it gets for Republicans. Among those who say they’ve heard ‘a lot’ about the tax plan 62% oppose it, and that group of voters gives Democrats a 63-33 advantage on the generic House ballot. Only 26% of voters think the middle class and small businesses will be the primary beneficiary of the bill, with 61% thinking it will be the wealthy and large corporations….

-Only 38% of voters think he’s honest, to 57% who say he’s not. 55% flat out call him a liar, to only 39% who disagree with that characterization.

-62% of voters still want to see his tax returns, to 31% who say it isn’t necessary.

-51% of voters believe Trump is mentally unbalanced, to 44% who say they think he’s mentally stable.

-Just 37% of voters think he’s delivered on his core campaign promise to ‘Make America Great Again,’ while 57% say he hasn’t.

-For the first time we find a majority of voters- 51%- support impeaching Trump to 42% who are opposed….

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AP/CNN call’s Alabama Special US Senate race FOR Doug JONES!

Roy Moore is pictured. | AP Photo

The first Democrat to win a US Senate race for 20 YEARS…..

The Republicans majority in the US Senate will shrink to 51 Seats against 49 Seats…Democratci Minority leader Schumer is a happy man…More power is going to GOP Sen Collins and Flake …..

‘The world has funny way of making things Right’……

This is the SECOND time Donald Trump lost in Alabama…..

Black and educated Republicans have just said that ‘who you are’ count…..

Democrats spent upwards of close to $11.5 million to organize…Organize and ORGANIZE.

And don’t forget?

Mitch McConnell has to be smiling….

First Virgina….

Now Alabama….

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Democrats winning in the American South….

I, like others at this site thought Moore would get over….

I am VERY damn happy to have been wrong….

Now Donald Trump?…and Steve Bannon

LOSES AGAIN….

He is at the lowest in the his approval numbers since he was elected….

It shows….

Roy Moore is a flawed human being….

Even in the state of Alabama …

This night is about the people of Alabama…

They just showed that they COULD show that they would NOT accept something just because they hatted Democrats…

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Democrat Doug Jones has won Alabama’s special Senate election, defeating Republican Roy Moore after Moore was accused of sexual assault and child predation by multiple women.

Jones, a former U.S. attorney, had 49.6 percent of the vote when The Associated Press called the race with 89 percent of precincts reporting. Moore, a former state Supreme Court chief justice, had 48.8 percent.

Jones’ win, the first by a Democratic Senate candidate in Alabama since 1992, shrinks Republicans’ Senate majority to 51 seats….

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NY Daily New Front page  for Wednesday….

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Trump tries to play off his slap in the face fro backing a loser…..TWICE

After Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore Tuesday night in the special election to fill a Senate seat representing Alabama, President Donald Trump reminded Twitter early Wednesday morning that he endorsed Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) in the primary.

The President suggested that it was his idea to support Strange over Moore, despite reports that Trump endorsed Strange in part because McConnell asked him too.

Though Trump backed Strange in the Republican primary, he was quick to jump on the Moore bandwagon during the general election. He was reportedly frustrated that he had been convinced to back Strange and quickly deleted tweets backing Strange when Moore won the primary….

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Time Magazine’s Person of the Year?…Women who spoke out against Sexual Harrasment…

No Donald ya didn’t make it….

They went 180 degress from you and the Grand Ole Party…

TIME has named “The Silence Breakers” — the victims of sexual assault who set off a national reckoning by being brave enough to come forward with their stories — as its Person of the Year. The magazine’s editor-in-chief, Edward Felsenthal, said the choice was an easy one, as the courageous actions of these women have “unleashed one of the highest-velocity shifts in our culture since the 1960s.” 

“For giving voice to open secrets, for moving whisper networks onto social networks, for pushing us all to stop accepting the unacceptable, the Silence Breakers are the 2017 Person of the Year.” — Edward Felsenthal, editor-in-chief of TIME.

Last year, TIME named Donald Trump as its Person of the Year, a paradox that is not lost on Felsenthal. He notes that at the onset, this year did not appear to be an opportune one for women after “a man who had bragged on tape about sexual assault took the oath of the highest office in the land.”…..

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Senate Tax cut bill passes on Promises….

If the House Conservatives agree to the last minute deals that various Senators squeaked out of their parties leadership?

The Republicans will have rushed thru a massive tax INCREASE for poor and middle class Americans that will RAISE the nation’s deficit by almost TWO TRILLION dollars….

The vote was 51 to 49 for the bill…

We’ll see if things end up like Republicans want…

Tax the middle class and poor to give to the rich….

The Democrats have had to stand on the sidelines and talking about getting rid of their fellow lawmakers while Republicans move ahead a ‘do their thing’….

Senate Republicans, after a flurry of last-minute deals, salvaged their tax plan early Saturday and put Congress on track to deliver President Trump’s most significant first-year accomplishment.

The ambitious package, opposed by Democrats as a giveaway to the wealthy that will pile on the national debt, challenges GOP orthodoxy against deficit spending. Even after accounting for future economic growth, the plan is estimated to add $1 trillion to the deficit over 10 years, despite Republican promises that the tax cuts will pay for themselves.

Still, all but one Republican voted to approve the bill. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, one of the GOP’s few remaining deficit hawks, joined all Democrats in opposing the plan in a 51-49 vote. The bill must now be reconciled with a House-passed version, a process that leaders hope to complete as early as next week….

The final Senate bill also includes a repeal of the Affordable Care Actrequirement that Americans have health insurance, which the Congressional Budget Office estimated would result in higher premiums and leave an additional 13 million Americans without coverage.

Collins, who worried about that outcome, said she also won assurances from GOP leaders that they would help pass bipartisan bills designed to stabilize Obamacare markets and assist low-income consumers, and to protect the Medicare program from possible budget cuts that might arise from the tax plan…

Overall, the House and Senate bills would be the most massive rewrite of the tax code in a generation, centered on the reduction of the 35% corporate rate to 20%, its lowest level since the Great Depression.

The bills lower individual rates — the Senate drops the top 39.6% rate to 38.5%, the House lowers it to 35%, other differences that will need to be resolved.

But both bills also do away with many popular deductions used by Americans to reduce their tax bills, including the personal exemption.

Instead, the bills offer an enhanced standard deduction, at $24,000 for couples, and a more generous $2,000 child tax credit in the Senate version.

While taxpayers across income levels are expected to see cuts on average at first, the benefits are uneven and some households, nearly 1 in 10, would see a tax hike, according to the Tax Policy Center.

Nonpartisan analyses show tax benefits flow mainly to the wealthy with reductions of $34,000 a year for the top 1% while lower-income households see $50 tax breaks.

And while the corporate cuts are permanent, the individual rates — under the Senate version — expire in 2025, meaning most middle-income taxpayers would face tax hikes in eight years.

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Promises……Promises….

Here’s the part that will test the  vote on a final tax bill….

The tax overhaul the Senate approved on Saturday rests on a shaky stack of promises Republicans will be hard-pressed to keep.

Foremost are the two central assurances GOP senators made to justify passage of the bill, which may be irreconcilable with each other. First, Republicans have insisted that the measure’s $1.4 trillion cost would disappear under a bustle of economic activity—more jobs, higher wages, and buckets full of new tax revenue flowing into the government….

In addition to the major pledges they made to the public, GOP leaders made more discreet, shorter-term promises to round up the final votes for the bill, on issues far afield from tax policy. Those will be equally tough to keep, and a failure to follow through could jeopardize the tax legislation’s final enactment after negotiations in a conference committee of the Senate and House…

Perhaps Collins and Flake realize that the assurances they won were etched in something less than permanent ink, just as Republicans more broadly understand that their claims about the tax bill’s potential for economic growth are optimistic guesses at best. Both senators cited other, more concrete provisions that helped sway their vote, and both all along indicated their desire to support a key pillar of the GOP agenda. But in their haste to pass their tax bill through the Senate, Republican leaders have put themselves on the hook with lawmakers and voters alike, and for commitments that could haunt them in the weeks and years to come….

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The Senate Tax cut bill and Budget would save Obamacare and the Dreamers?…

Republicans…..Rush…Rush….Hurry!

If you haven’t caught this in this way this story is running in the Senate ?….Stop and look….

The House tax cut bill is a straight out screw the poor and middle class period….

The Senate bill has little to do with the House bill….

Why?

Because there are reports that in their haste to get SOMETHING, excuse me…..ANYTHING passed in the next 30 days or so?

They are making promises to EACH senator they need….

HTF is this gonna work when the final vote from BOTH houses of congress needs to be made?….

The budget bill is probably gonna be connected to the tax bill…Democrats HAVE to be in on THAT vote….

Collins: Health-care fix will pass before tax bill

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said early Thursday that she expects legislation to lower health-care premiums to pass Congress before senators take a final vote on a $1.5 trillion tax reform bill that would repeal ObamaCare’s individual mandate….

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McConnell promises Collins tax bill won’t lead to Medicare cut

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is promising the GOP tax bill, which is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the deficit over the next decade, will not result in cuts to Medicare next year.

McConnell offered the vow to Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a key swing vote, during a Wednesday meeting in his office….

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Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) said he is encouraging his colleagues to join him in blocking spending legislation if the legal status of “dreamers” isn’t resolved, the Washington Postreports.

“Durbin has repeatedly said in recent months that Congress needs to resolve the status of dreamers by the end of the year, but he is now the highest-ranking Democratic senator to raise the specter of a government shutdown sparked by an impasse over immigration… Durbin’s position is shared by at least four members of his caucus — Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT).”

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Right Now.?….This dog thinks there is a LESS than 50% chance there will be a new tax cut law come next year….

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Senator Collins wants more folks….

A Senate Republican holdout on the GOP tax overhaul says she still has problems with the legislation.

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says, “I have a lot of concerns that I’m trying to fix.” She spoke to reporters Thursday at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast.

She says it would be “very problematic for me” and hard for her to vote for the bill if it still includes elimination of the federal deduction for state and local taxes….

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The Sheep…Trump voter: If Jesus Christ told me Trump colluded with Russia, I’d check with Trump

Don’t laugh at this….

It is the story of those who would follow Donald Trump like lemmings if he asked them to jump….

They have drank the Kool-Aid and have come back for more….

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A man who said he voted for President Trump in 2016 said on Monday that if Jesus Christ told him Trump colluded with Russia, he would still have to check with the president to see if it was true.

“If Jesus Christ gets down off the cross and told me Trump is with Russia, I would tell him, ‘Hold on a second. I need to check with the president if it’s true,’” said Mark Lee, one of six Trump voters to appear on a CNN panel Monday morning.

Lee said he believes in the president and his mission of “draining the swamp.”

“Trump is there for the small guy; he’s there for people like myself,” Lee said….

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Election Day 2017….

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It’s the voters turn today….

Not the pundits….

Not the polls….

The national media will define the results in turns of Donald Trump….

But for most voters it won’t be that at all…

All politics is local….

And it will be the emotional tag a particular candidate drops on the person doing their ballot receives…

Of course the BIG WILLY race is the Virginia Governors race which has turn to nasty shrill in the final days…

But there are other races around the country….

The New Jersey Governor’s race and tons of other state and local races out there….

Democrats hope to start to make gains they can build on to add to their chances in next years midterms….They also hope to look ahead on the state and local level where they suffered the last few elections….

Republicans will try to hold on to their narrow, but strong voter base….

We’ll see the results later today….

Update from Daily Kos with a graphic of most of todays elections results….HERE

Good news for Democrats

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Breaking…. 3rd Trump person has already pled guilty to lying to Mueller people about Russian connections…

Drip…Drip…DRIP.

Shoe’s contiune to Drop from Mueller’s probe’s…..

One has to think that this person HAS flipped and is spilling thye beans to Mueller’s people thereby putting pressure on others to jettison Trump and cover their own butts….

The idea that there was NOT Russian contacts with the Trump campaign is NOT GONNA hold….

This is BIGGER than Manafort….

George Papadopolous, another of those first five campaign advisors announced in March 2016 (Carter Page was another), pleaded guilty on Oct. 5, 2017, to making false statements to FBI. Unsealed this morning.

More soon.

Remember, days after being appointed, Papadopolous went to work trying to set up meetings between the Trump campaign and “Russian Leadership – Including Putin.”

We’re reading through the Papadopolous charges now. They are pretty bad and go directly to the Russia issue. More soon….

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This guy was arrested back in July….

Offenses committed by Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos

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Reminder…Trump may have a majortiy GOP support…But more than 60% of Americans don’t approve of him…

One has to keep remembering the WHOLE picture which has actually gotten worst since Donald Trump LOST the vote for his current job, but won the election with votes of 50,000 or less in a small amount of states….

While the media paints Trump power in broad strokes?

It is good to remember that the media narrative is basically incorrect…

Americans far and wide do NOT agree with the Republicans efforts on Healthcare, parts of Immigration and Foreign Policy…

Trump’s adopted party lawmakers do NOT either….

Actually?

There are continual reports that even Trump’s staff do NOT agree with him….

When asked even most supporters of the guy do NOT mention policy….

They mention the view that Trump is a strong leader….

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Most of us KNOW that Donald Trump, the Real Estate guy form New York is in WTF over his head….He does NOT do policy well, bouncing all over the place depending on who was the last person he talked to…He has no conceptional understanding of how the legislative body actually works to get things done…

He care less about the rules, campaigning against them, which now has him and his friends and Admin under a microscope by a special prosecutor conducting a criminal investigation with grand juries in Virginia , New York and Brooklyn….

He wasn’t supposed to win….

Every day reinforces why….

How long the people in his party in Congress, who are the only ones that can remove him from office, unless Vice President Pence and his cabinet do so stick with a guy they shake their head about in private about, but are afraid of losing their jobs to challenge will be seen after Robert Muller and the NY State Attorney General…

The scary thing is?

Almost everybody KNOWS the guy is operating in an Alternate Universe 

We seem to have to endure his fumbling because the party he rode in on wants to stop America from growing, so they and their friends can make more money today robbing the country of its future….

Their short term game will NOT stop this Great Country from evolving as it has done from its inception…

Even the constant tries to change the subject, or the truth, won’t hold up in  the end….

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The code to understanding Donald Trump’s tweets?

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Donald Trump can be counted on to do his tweets within 24 hours after ANYONE mentions his name….

Or….

When ANYONE disses him in the media….(The Media  LOVES this stuff!)

Everybody now knows that the guy checks the media and social media continually …..

Other President’s didn’t have time to……they had things to do….

Trump doesn’t….

He has a short attention span…So they don’t load him up with what’s going on in his Admin.

…..after paying close of attention to President Trump’s bombastic tweets and speeches for almost nine months, none of the gases escaping from his ripe id scare me anymore. This is not to say that Trump’s tweets present zero threat. The NFL, for example, has good reason to fear Trump. But that’s only because they’re too cowardly to stand up to his bullying and explain to fans that open political expression is the highest form of patriotism in a free society. With few exceptions, though, I treat his incendiary tweets the way I do my morning alarm: I open one eye, glance at the thing and go back to sleep. His tweets aren’t just paper tigers; they’re virtual kittens.

As cognitive linguist George Lakoff explained to On the Media’s Brooke Gladstone in January, Trump primarily uses his tweets to divert and deflect attention from news that threatens him, or to launch a trial balloon for one of his proposals. He also tweets to pre-emptively frame a topic before his opponents get a chance to comment, the best example being his categorization of news he doesn’t like as “fake news.” Consider the empty tweets he’s posted recently: He’s beefed about the fact that the late-night hosts ridicule him, demanding equal time to respond, even though equal time doesn’t apply to jokes about the president; he ordered NBC News to apologize to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for reporting that Tillerson had called him a “moron,” even though Tillerson never denied it; he called critical coverage of his Puerto Rico response “Fake“ when anybody with a TV set and a pair of eyeballs knows he’s lying….

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Tillerson called Donald Trump a ‘fucking moron’ because he wanted MORE US Nukes….

Continuing the narrative that the President of the United States of America thinks he’s a Master of an Alternate Universe it is now reported that during a July meeting of his National Security Advisors Trump told them he wanted to increase the countries nuclear arsenal TEN FOLD…..

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The president’s comments during the Pentagon meeting in July came in response to a chart shown during the meeting on the history of the U.S. and Russia’s nuclear capabilities that showed America’s stockpile at its peak in the late 1960s, the officials said. Some officials present said they did not take Trump’s desire for more nuclear weapons to be literally instructing the military to increase the actual numbers. But his comments raised questions about his familiarity with the nuclear posture and other issues, officials said.

Two officials present said that at multiple points in the discussion, the president expressed a desire not just for more nuclear weapons, but for additional U.S. troops and military equipment.

Any increase in America’s nuclear arsenal would not only break with decades of U.S. nuclear doctrine but also violate international disarmament treaties signed by every president since Ronald Reagan. Nonproliferation experts warned that such a move could set off a global arms race.

“If he were to increase the numbers, the Russians would match him, and the Chinese” would ramp up their nuclear ambitions, Joe Cirincione, a nuclear expert and MSNBC contributor, said, referring to the president.

“There hasn’t been a military mission that’s required a nuclear weapon in 71 years,” Cirincione said.

Details of the July 20 meeting, which have not been previously reported, shed additional light on tensions among the commander-in-chief, members of his Cabinet and the uniformed leadership of the Pentagon stemming from vastly different world views, experiences and knowledge bases.

The men at the table it is reported where at first flabbergasted…Then spend some time explaining how doing such a thing was legally difficult and practically difficult ….

The meeting was a roller coaster.*….After which Tillerson expressed his view of his boss out loud….

Trump is pressing his advisors to do something they DO NOT want to do….Present military options to deal with North Korea….They KNOW there are few that do NOT result in possible HUGE casualties and deaths for South Korean civilians and American soldiers…

The American military and national security leaders are so worried the Dog believes that this story has been leaked to warn members of Congress and the public of what they are dealing with in a Commander-in-Chief….

Some officials in the Pentagon meeting were rattled by the president’s desire for more nuclear weapons and his understanding of other national security issues from the Korean peninsula to Iraq and Afghanistan, the officials said.

Trump , of course has become aware of the leaked story and is attacking it….

At some point people HAVE to become afraid of who and what they have in the American White House….

Our very lives and well being may depend on it….

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The Pentagon [July 20, 2017] meeting was also attended by Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Defense Secretary James Mattis, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Joseph Dunford, Vice Chairman Gen. Paul Selva, Undersecretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, Stephen Bannon, who served then as Trump’s chief strategist, Jared Kushner who is a senior adviser to the president and Reince Preibus who was then chief of staff. Sean Spicer who was then White House spokesman, and Keith Schiller who was Director of Oval Office Operations at the time, also accompanied Trump to the Pentagon that day…..

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Bob Corker is Right about Donald Trump……So is Rex Tillerson…

Corker has compared the Trump Admin to ‘adult daycare center’…..

Tillerson called his boss a ‘fucking moron’…….

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On John King’s show this morning all of the guest reporters, who  talk to congressional lawmakers everyday, admitted that the comments above are shared up on the Hill by virtually everybody….

Their only solace is the James Mattis is the Sec of Defense and John Kelly is the Chief-of-Staff….

A dominant news story last week was the controversy over whether Secretary of State Rex Tillerson actually called President Trump a “moron.” But even if he didn’t, there’s now an increasing volume of people who have worked closely with Trump offering similarly dim depictions of him — and doing so publicly.

The most recent came Sunday, when Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) fought back against Trump’s criticisms of him by tweeting that the White House has turned into an “adult day-care center.”

Before that tweet, Corker had told reporters last week that Tillerson, White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis were there to “help separate our country from chaos.” He expanded upon those comments in a New York Times interview later Sunday, saying he worried Trump’s frequent threatening of other countries could set us on a path to Word War III. “I know for a fact that every single day at the White House, it’s a situation of trying to contain him,” Corker said….

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Trump was closer to Corker  [chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee] than any GOP senator.

“There is no senator — no Republican senator — who President Trump talks to more than Bob Corker,” Alexander said in late August. “I know that for a fact.”

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The political bottom line….

“Do most senators have their doubts about the president?” asked John Feehery, a longtime Republican congressional aide now working as a lobbyist in Washington. “That’s probably true, but also largely irrelevant. He’s the president, and they have to find ways to get stuff done with him. Otherwise, they face the wrath of the voters — something Bob Corker no longer worries about.”….

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I’m proud to be moving along at this place for more than EIGHT YEARS…..

We have a dedicated group of guys who come to this place everyday to sit around and talk, debate and beat the keyboard keys ……

I post about Politics, National Security, Sports  and other things that hit the net’, newspapers or just about anywhere…..

Several of our regulars have impressed upon me the need for some new blood commenters here….

I agree…..

SO I’M PUTTING IT OUT THERE FOR ALL WHO SEE THIS….

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Republicans….WTF try to pass something only 24% of Americans support?

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It now up to Alaska Sen Lisa Murkowski….

Republican Senator’s Paul, Collins and now McCain will vote AGAINST the Graham/Cassidy Healthcare Repeal Bill….

As we wait for the US Senate to possibly vote AGAIN on trying to back up their pledge to get rid of a Obama healthcare program that they themselves have made more popular….

We see a crescendo of reasons why the Graham/Cassidy Bill is witout any merit EXCEPT to do something that the Grand Ole Party is choking on that needs fixing NOT a misguided hard sell campaign push that could send tens of millions of Americans out of their healthcare insurance….

Some Republicans appear to deaf, dumb and blind on this….

A new poll finds that just 24 percent of voters support the Graham-Cassidy ObamaCare repeal bill.

The poll from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling finds that 24 percent approve of the new ObamaCare repeal and replacement bill, while 50 percent disapprove.

The low approval number comes as the Senate is heading towards a possible vote on the legislation next week, and as backers are still trying to rally support.

The poll was highlighted by several Democratic groups seeking to defend the Affordable Care Act.

In addition, 46 percent of voters said they would be less likely to vote for a member of Congress if he or she voted for Graham-Cassidy, while 23 percent would be more likely.

Seventy-seven percent said they agreed with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel that no one should be denied coverage because they cannot afford it…..

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…’One official said the concerns from governors have alarmed some in the White House — and that “we really aren’t sure what the impact will be” of passing the bill. They also fear that the bill could bring political blowback from the left and right.

Trump has publicly expressed enthusiasm about the bill, tweeting about it repeatedly. But in conversations with aides, he has turned back to one topic: What can the White House do that is seen as “repeal and replace?” a phrase he likes to repeat’…

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Graham/Cassidy Repeal Healthcare Bill would cut money to NY and CA and add over 300% to 14 Small Republican States!….

Folks?

The Republicans in the US Senate are trying to pull a bank robbery on the states in this country that have the LARGEST amount of people and send the money to their own by trying to resurrect Medicaid block grants for the states….Small Republican states would get YUGE amounts of Federal money while larger Democratic states with BIGGER populations would lose Billions…..Even some of the Republican Governors are NOT for Graham/Cassidy…

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Lindsey Graham is trying to get something done that Bill Clinton shitcanned back in 1995….

“Let’s get back to the basics of being conservative,” Graham said in a Saturday interview with Breitbart News. “We take the money that we would spend on Obamacare in Washington, and we block grant it to the states.”

What’s new, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, is a discrepancy in state-by-state funding that would be flattened out by the block grants. Most states used the ACA’s funding to expand Medicaid; some Republican-run states, liberated by the Supreme Court’s decision to make the funding optional, did not. As a result, 14 of the 15 states that would stand to gain from block grants are run by Republicans; Democratic megastates including California, New York and Massachusetts would lose billions of dollars, a feature both Graham and Cassidy have talked up to conservatives.

“We will either have to kick hundreds of thousands of people off of health care, or we will have to dramatically increase taxes,” said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), in one of a string of Monday night floor speeches by Democrats.

“No longer will four blue states get 40 percent of the money,” said Graham to Breitbart. “A state like Mississippi, they get a 900 percent increase. South Carolina gets 300 percent.”

Graham, elected in 1994’s “Republican revolution” to his first term in the House, was present for Capitol Hill’s first serious block-grant campaign. In 1995, in one of many attempts to devolve power from Washington, congressional Republicans teamed up with governors to both cap Medicaid spending and chop up the program’s funding in “MediGrants,” for each state to apply to their own designs.

The proposal died after President Bill Clinton — using one of the pens Lyndon Johnson used to enact Medicaid — vetoed it, denouncing the “wrongheaded cuts” favored by Republicans.

“The president has to realize that Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society has failed,” said Newt Gingrich, then the House speaker…..

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California is on its way to requiring Presidential candidates to relase tax info…

Amen….

It shouldn’t be that just people investigating Donald Trump for possible crimes get s to know what a person leading a country of 300 Million  has as a financial history…

This should be a requirement for EVERY state…

The California State Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would require all presidential candidates to release their tax returns prior to being placed on the state’s ballot.

The bill, called the Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act, passed the state Assembly on a 42-18 vote and will now head to the state Senate for a concurrence vote before being sent to the governor for his signature.

“President Trump’s blatant disregard for the tradition of releasing tax returns is dangerous to our democracy,” state Sen. Mike McGuire (D), one of the authors of the bill, said in a statement. “For decades, every President has put their personal beliefs aside and put our country first and released their returns. “

“SB 149 helps to reestablish desperately needed transparency in the White House, and we are looking forward to seeing the Governor’s signature on the bill.”

The bill would require all presidential candidates to release the last five years of their tax returns in order to appear on the California ballot.

The tax returns would be made available to the public on the California Secretary of State’s website…..

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