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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:38 PM

Total collapse.

Of our federal government..it's nonexistent right now.

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Reply Total collapse. (Original post)
cilla4progress Wednesday OP
marylandblue Wednesday #1
MerryBlooms Wednesday #6
Bluethroughu Wednesday #7
Lucinda Wednesday #9
Totally Tunsie Wednesday #2
elleng Wednesday #3
captain queeg Thursday #12
jobendorfer Wednesday #4
Blue_true Wednesday #5
William769 Wednesday #8
cilla4progress Thursday #10
marylandblue Thursday #11
FreepFryer Thursday #13

Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:42 PM

1. No, it's actually functioning better than it has been for 4 years.

They are ignoring Trump and prepping for Biden. Orders have already come through from Biden's transition team.

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:51 PM

6. I agree. The republican shitshow is about to be rendered impotent.

Once the investigation into those 'tours' comes to light, I think we're going to see republicans expelled.

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:52 PM

7. +1

I feel like a good night's sleep is ahead.

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:57 PM

9. +1

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:43 PM

2. True,

but I thought this was going to be about Chump's life.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:46 PM

3. Not true, it continues (usually) regardless of what's happening on the Hill and in WH.

MOST of what 'our federal government' does is automatic and continuous.

(I'm a retired Federal employee.)

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 03:09 AM

12. But if the top part collapses and people and contracts stop getting paidp

Then the day to day stuff people take for granted would stop. The average federal workers keeps things going and out out of the picture as far as politics go. Usually and fortunately.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:47 PM

4. I get where you are coming from, these are trying times

I think, though, that the Judiciary has, by and large, held up. The Judicial branch has checked -- to the point of exhaustion -- much of what Trump has tried to do. The Judiciary refused to play along with GOP attempts to throw the election in court, among many other things.

It's discouraging that 197 Republicans voted to give Trump a free pass for inciting a mob to lynch the congress.
On the other hand, the majority of representatives, and 90%+ of the senators, rejected attempts to overthrow the election.
The House has impeached Trump a second time.
The Senate will shortly move to Democratic control.
So I don't think the Congress is a lost cause, either.

That brings us to the executive branch. It's a shambles at the moment.
But there are career civil servants -- what some might call the deep state -- that remain.
They are experienced, and can help with continuity and restoration.
The Biden administration will attract talent.
Yes, it's in bad shape, but the executive -- in 160 hours -- will be in competent hands.

So bad as it is, I don't think it's hopeless. Not yet.

Big (virtual) hug. Hang in there.
If nothing else, there's always Pluto's advice: heads high, hearts open.

All the best,

J.
On edit: typos. 58 years old and I still can't type for a hill o' beans.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:49 PM

5. The federal government is working ok now that Trump is quickly

going into the rear view mirror.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:53 PM

8. Please backup your statement.

I can tear it apart real easy.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:12 AM

10. What I mean is

there is no one home at the White House - at top levels of fed govt.

No functioning president, AG, DHS Sec.

Exhibit A is the press conference on the attack yesterday by DC local - rather than top level - DOJ / FBI officials.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:31 AM

11. Don't worry about the press conferences.

The real work is occuring as it normally would in this situation. Without Trump to muck it up, the Departments can run themselves for a while.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 04:17 AM

13. Laughably full of shit and needlessly discouraging at the same time.

For you to say that, the day after an impeachment of the president in the house and with a razor thin majority in the senate, hard fought in Georgia, is particularly off.

To say it given that the impeachment is being conducted in the aftermath of a nearly successful decapitation attack upon the Congress by that same president is ludicrous.

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