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Sun May 21, 2017, 08:38 AM

A GOP congressman from Kentucky wonders: Is this Trump thing sustainable?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/a-gop-congressman-from-kentucky-wonders-is-this-trump-thing-sustainable/2017/05/20/1cbd5374-3c16-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html?utm_term=.99b7de015c66

BENTON, Ky. — The congressman was home in Kentucky now, traveling through his district for the first time in a month and worried that, for Republicans, the “wheels were falling off.” Washington had been feeling like a city on fire. Every day brought a new crisis. Russia. The FBI. The vote to replace the Affordable Care Act, which he had cast just before leaving. “So much doom and gloom,” Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) said. “It can play games with your mind.”

Like others in Congress, Comer would have a week at home on recess to reconnect with his voters. Typically, a recess is a time for town halls. But this time, most members were not holding any. Comer’s plan was different — to hold four over the next three days.

“The perfect storm,” one aide told him, even as Comer’s Twitter feed showed video clips of a few other members facing angry crowds and stumbling to explain themselves.

“Everybody is ducking for cover right now,” he told her. “Everybody’s had the same advice for me — cancel them.”

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jpak May 2017 OP
beachbum bob May 2017 #1
Achilleaze May 2017 #2
kentuck May 2017 #3
beachbum bob May 2017 #5
Achilleaze May 2017 #6
bresue May 2017 #4
lindysalsagal May 2017 #7

Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 08:40 AM

1. the bigger issue will be can kentuckians withstand conservative congresspeople any longer

 

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #1)

Sun May 21, 2017, 08:54 AM

2. The term "conservative" is a FAKE label for republicans

they are radicals. Their errant Draft-Dodger-in-Chief, Comrade Casino, and his cabal of colluding republican cronies, are pissing all over America and Americans as well as truth, honesty, respect and honor.

Meanwhile, republicans are radically trashing the natural world with "drill baby drill" and radically trashing the truth in their "alternative bullshit, their denial of climate chaos, and other radical departures from respect, common sense, facts, and decency - which are hallmarks of actual conservative people.

Deplorable.

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #2)

Sun May 21, 2017, 08:57 AM

3. Yep!

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #2)

Sun May 21, 2017, 02:38 PM

5. There are no more republicans....that party was over taken by

 

Batshit crazy conservatives

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #5)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:38 PM

6. Batshit crazy radicals

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 11:46 AM

4. RURAL AREAS

Thank you for sharing the above article. I wanted to comment on the last paragraph of the article:

“I’d like for y’all to keep up the good work,” he began. “I don’t think anybody would expect you to turn it all around in five months — or the president in 100 days. Especially when it’s been going downhill for eight years.”

I would like to comment to this gentleman...."was the economic situation of these rural areas any better under Reagan or Bush? No, because rural areas have been dying out since the railroads went out. Many industries do not settle in smaller regions any longer due to transportation of goods out to markets. Would increase infrastructure spending help? Maybe! But what are the smaller rural communities doing to invite any industries to come to their regions?

To state that this is a federal problem that a federal government must solve, is absolutely crazy. If small communities want to survive, then they are going to have to be business savvy. Some communities that are successful offer to new industries no property tax for 5 or 10 years, offer free or reduced utilities, and/or provide the land free of charge.

Actually, as I was discussing this subject of dying rural communities...and that there were no jobs because of this to a friend, her comment was why do we want to grow? Growth of industry, produces growth of population, thus increasing crime and promoting a less safe place to live. In addition, they are starting to refer to some of these smaller communities as senior centers...cost of living is cheaper and crime rate is lower, why change that?

So, in response to the above gentleman...I do not believe he has actually even thought of changing. This is what he hears on Faux news, repeats the slogan, and there, done with his contribution! Sad, really sad for people not thinking for themselves!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:42 PM

7. Answer: No. See? Wasn't that easy?

Nice to have an elected official asking us what we think.

He'll be primaries for that, no doubt.

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