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July 17, 2019

Trump angry more Republicans haven't defended his tweets: report

Source: The Hill

President Trump is reportedly dissatisfied with Republican lawmakers for their lack of defense of his weekend tweets, which targeted a group of minority progressive lawmakers.

Multiple sources told Politico that has informed at least two GOP members of Congress that his is not satisfied.

The news outlet notes that Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) are preparing for tough reelection races and face a difficult decision — standing by the president and risking support of needed voters, or condemning the president for his remarks and “facing his wrath.”

“I wouldn’t have done it. That’s not what we ought to focus on in this country,” Gardner said of the president's tweets, in which he suggested that the four freshman lawmakers known as “The Squad” — Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (Minn.) — “go back” to their home countries.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/453444-trump-angry-more-republicans-havent-defended-his-tweets-report

July 17, 2019

Alabama GOP senate candidate says 'homosexual activities' have ruined TV, country's moral core

The Hill

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill (R), a 2020 Senate candidate, says that Americans are too “preoccupied with homosexual activities” and “the wife swap shows,” ruining everything from TV to the country’s moral direction.

Merrill, one of multiple Republicans looking to challenge Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) made the comments over the weekend at a town hall event in Dekalb County, according to the Yellowhammer News.

As he took questions from attendees, one asked about the culture shift and how the country’s principles have allegedly been eroded, prompting Merrill to point to what is being shown on TV, among other things.

“How have we allowed it to happen? There are no more good TV shows on like ‘Gunsmoke,’ ‘Bonanza,’ ‘The Virginian,’ ‘Andy Griffith,’ ‘I Love Lucy.’ We don’t have those shows anymore. We’re too interested in homosexual activities,” Merrill said.

Splitting the Roy Moore vote?
July 17, 2019

I'm booked for Detroit!

My wife will be busy, but she says I can go alone. Now all I have to do is find a productive way to spend the daytime hours...

July 16, 2019

AND, here we go again...

Now Republican's want Eric Swalwell's comments stricken (apparently, "shithole" goes too far...)

July 16, 2019

House thrown into chaos after Pelosi decries Trump's 'racist' tweets on floor

Source: Politico

Action on a House resolution condemning President Donald Trump's controversial tweets ground to a halt on Tuesday after Republicans objected to Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling the posts "racist" during a floor speech.

Pelosi's words were ruled out of order under House rules — a president may not be called racist — but Democrats prepared to use their majority status to override GOP objections to change the rules.

The hour-plus long drama over Pelosi's comments showed just how tense the mood is in the House as the two sides battled over Trump and his racist tweets from this weekend targeting four progressive Democratic freshman.

No speaker has had their words "taken down," as it is referred to, in 35 years, and even challenging a speaker's comments is considered a serious breach of etiquette. Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, didn't want to be part of the fight, and decided to "abandon the chair," a shocking move that left the speaker's chair empty for a moment.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/16/pelosi-trump-racism-resolution-1417365

July 16, 2019

Okay, you're not going to like my opinion...

...but what's going on in the House today is why ordinary voters don't like Congress. The House is spending its time debating (or more precisely NOT debating) a resolution that has nothing to do with the pocketbook issues they care about and will vote on next year. Every Democratic member has already condemned Trump's remarks; there's no value in a partisan vote to stamp the same condemnation with the House's approval. This vote isn't going to change anyone's mind in the electorate: either they support Trump or they support the Democrats or they don't care.

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