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RustyNails
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(05-02-2017, 04:49 PM)
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Some officials have also been mocking the regular meetings of the senior advisers at the White House to discuss what’s going on at their agencies and how they can advance Trump’s agenda, calling these meetings brainstorming sessions for suck-ups.

“It’s like a roomful of Jonahs from ‘Veep,’” one administration official said.

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2017
PoliGAF 2017 |OT2| Well, maybe McMaster isn't a traitor.
PoliGAF 2017 |OT1| From Russia with Love
Poligaf 2017 |OT| It Almost Isn't Fair

2016
PoliGAF 2016 |OT16| Unpresidented
PoliGAF 2016 |OT15| Orange is the New Black
PoliGAF 2016 |OT14| Attention NV shoppers, democracy is on sale in aisle 4!
PoliGAF 2016 |OT13| For Queen and Country
PoliGAF 2016 |OT12| The last days of the Republic
PoliGAF 2016 |OT11| Well this is exciting
PoliGAF 2016 |OT10| Jill Stein Inflatable Love Doll Reply to Thread
PoliGAF 2016 |OT9| The Wrath of Khan!
PoliGAF 2016 |OT8| No, Donald. You don't.
PoliGAF 2016 |OT7| Notorious R.B.G. Plans NZ Tour
PoliGAF 2016 |OT6| Delete your accounts
PoliGAF 2016 |OT5| Archdemon Hillary Clinton vs. Lice Traffic Jam
PoliGAF 2016 |OT4| Tyler New Chief Exit Pollster at CNN
PoliGAF 2016 |OT3| You know what they say about big Michigans - big Florida
PoliGAF 2016 |OT2| we love the poorly educated
PoliGAF 2016 |OT| Jeb is a mistake. Jeb is a huge mess

2015
PoliGAF 2015-2016 |OT3| If someone named PhoenixDark leaves your party, call the cops RIP
PoliGAF 2015 |OT2| Pls print 
PoliGAF 2015 |OT| Keep Calm and Diablos On

2014
PoliGAF 2014 |OT2| We need to be more like Disney World/You are already Kay Hagan
PoliGAF 2014 |OT| Kay Hagan and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad News

2013
PoliGAF 2013 |OT3| 1,000 Years of Darkness and Nuclear Fallout
PoliGAF 2013 |OT2| Worth 77% of OT1
PoliGAF 2013 |OT1| Never mind, Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

2012
PoliGaf 2012 |OT6| OBAMA
United States Election: Nov 6, 2012 |OT| - Barack Obama Re-elected
PolliGaf 2012 |OT5| Big Bird, Binders, Bayonets, Bad News and Benghazi
PoliGAF 2012 |OT4|: Your job is not to worry about 47% of these posts.
PoliGAF 2012 |OT3| If it's not a legitimate OT the mods have ways to shut it down
PoliGAF 2012 Community Thread |OT2| This thread title is now under military control
US PoliGAF 2012 | The Romney VeepStakes: Waiting for Chris Christie to Sing…
PoliGAF 2012 Community Thread

2011
PoliGAF 2011: Forum member gridlock causes inaction on thread title naming crisis
PoliGAF 2011: Of Weiners, Boehners, Santorum, and Teabags
PoliGAF 2011: The 112th U.S. Congress is now in session: Want some graphs with that?

2010
Poligaf episode 2010: The Empire Strikes Back
PoliGAF 2010: On our way to November 2
PoliGAF 2010: Home Of "By The Time I Get To Arizona"

2009
PoliGAF Thread of PRESIDENT OBAMA Checkin' Off His List
PoliGAF Thread of PRESIDENT OBAMA's First 100 Out of the Way

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AntraxSuicide
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New thread fascists
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Jonad dah king
BoogieWoogie
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(05-02-2017, 04:54 PM)
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Jonah really reminds me of Jared Kushner. His dumb vest even looks like the bulletproof one Jared wore.
Barzul
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(05-02-2017, 04:55 PM)
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Obamacare was really such a well crafted bill at its fundamentals. It's why GOP is really struggling with this repeal effort.
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(05-02-2017, 04:58 PM)
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A+ thread title and gif
Skiptastic
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(05-02-2017, 04:59 PM)
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I wish I had seen any of Veep to get the reference, so your gif in the OP was very helpful.

Thanks, Rusty!
Brawly Likes to Brawl
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(05-02-2017, 05:00 PM)
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someone posted this last thread before the close:
http://shareblue.com/rep-cummings-bu...michael-flynn/
Owzers
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(05-02-2017, 05:01 PM)
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Does trump think this is a rally speech?
Barzul
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(05-02-2017, 05:01 PM)
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I need to marathon Veep one of these days.
Trouble
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(05-02-2017, 05:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Barzul

I need to marathon Veep one of these days.

I'm like 3 seasons behind at this point. I have a hard time making myself watch cringe comedy.
Dominican Power
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(05-02-2017, 05:03 PM)
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I hate this orange toddler.
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(05-02-2017, 05:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Owzers

Does trump think this is a rally speech?

I wonder if he realizes all those guys behind him are laughing at him and not with him.
Owzers
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(05-02-2017, 05:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Link

I wonder if he realizes all those guys behind him are laughing at him and not with him.

He was a moment away from saying please clap.
studyguy
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(05-02-2017, 05:04 PM)
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How lit do you think Boehner is these days?
Every day must be a vacation for the man watching Ryan burn alive.
B-Dubs
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(05-02-2017, 05:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by studyguy



How lit do you think Boehner is these days?
Every day must be a vacation for the man watching Ryan burn alive.

These days he drinks not to get through the day, but for pleasure.
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(05-02-2017, 05:05 PM)
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I'm here bitches.

New thread: More posts featuring Crab x Pigeon. An American x UK fight over the primary and Godnie Jesusanders.
studyguy
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(05-02-2017, 05:07 PM)
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https://twitter.com/braddjaffy/statu...37955731116032

Trump, in Rose Garden speech to honor Air Force football team, has now turned to talking about building the wall

Mess.
Slacker
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(05-02-2017, 05:07 PM)

Originally Posted by Barzul

Obamacare was really such a well crafted bill at its fundamentals. It's why GOP is really struggling with this repeal effort.

I think they were also counting on a little more blind/uninformed support from the dumbasses in their base. They've been shouting about repealing Obamacare for years and the base has been cheering them along the whole way. But when it finally came time for the rubber to meet the road, the base must have had a moment of lucidity and realized that repealing the ACA would impact them directly, and their unwavering support wavered.

Of course it's also possible that the base believed Republicans when they said "repeal and replace with something that will magically cover more things for way less money." When they saw that what the Republicans actually came up with was Jack and Shit, everything started to fall apart.

This is what happens when you rely on a coalition of idiots. You can get them to vote against their own interests for a while, but it won't reliably work forever.

*Note of course I'm not saying all Republicans are idiots, but I think we have objective evidence that the party has a large idiot contingent by the fact that a racist sex offender reality TV star ran away with the party's presidential nomination.
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(05-02-2017, 05:09 PM)
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There's also always a risk in passing legislation that directly affects people rather than something they'll never personally see the effects of anyway.
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(05-02-2017, 05:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by studyguy

https://twitter.com/braddjaffy/statu...37955731116032


Mess.

SMH.
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(05-02-2017, 05:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by studyguy

https://twitter.com/braddjaffy/statu...37955731116032


Mess.

I feel bad for everyone there.
studyguy
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(05-02-2017, 05:10 PM)
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Trump is whining about the budget when he should be honoring some other dudes in the military atm jesus. How embarassing
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(05-02-2017, 05:11 PM)
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During his 2020 run, will he still be rattling off about building the wall and repealing Obamacare?
B-Dubs
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(05-02-2017, 05:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Slacker

I think they were also counting on a little more blind/uninformed support from the dumbasses in their base. They've been shouting about repealing Obamacare for years and the base has been cheering them along the whole way. But when it finally came time for the rubber to meet the road, the base must have had a moment of lucidity and realized that repealing the ACA would impact them directly, and their unwavering support wavered.

Of course it's also possible that the base believed Republicans when they said "repeal and replace with something that will magically cover more things for way less money." When they saw that what the Republicans actually came up with was Jack and Shit, everything started to fall apart.

This is what happens when you rely on a coalition of idiots. You can get them to vote against their own interests for a while, but it won't reliably work forever.

*Note of course I'm not saying all Republicans are idiots, but I think we have objective evidence that the party has a large idiot contingent by the fact that a racist sex offender reality TV star ran away with the party's presidential nomination.

A lot of their base didn't realize that Obamacare was the ACA. Seriously, go back and look at some of the interviews over the years. "I hate Obamacare but love the ACA" was a fairly common refrain. In giving the ACA a nickname they also obscured exactly what it is they were doing in the eyes of their supporters. It wouldn't shock me if most of the people who wanted Obamacare gone had no idea what it was exactly.
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(05-02-2017, 05:12 PM)

Originally Posted by BoogieWoogie

During his 2020 run, will he still be rattling off about building the wall and repealing Obamacare?

Only if there's time after the section about his historic 2016 electoral college victory.

Originally Posted by B-Dubs

A lot of their base didn't realize that Obamacare was the ACA. Seriously, go back and look at some of the interviews over the years. "I hate Obamacare but love the ACA" was a fairly common refrain. In giving the ACA a nickname they also obscured exactly what it is they were doing in the eyes of their supporters. It wouldn't shock me if most of the people who wanted Obamacare gone had no idea what it was exactly.

Yep. Same deal when they were surveyed about the Syria missle strikes. Democrats: 38% support Obama doing it, 37% support Trump doing it. Republicans? Something like 18% supported Obama doing it, and now 82% support Trump. It's mind-boggling how so many Republicans are just plain stupid.
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Owzers
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Originally Posted by studyguy

Trump is whining about the budget when he should be honoring some other dudes in the military atm jesus. How embarassing

Should have given him the credit he deserves.
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(05-02-2017, 05:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Trouble

I'm like 3 seasons behind at this point. I have a hard time making myself watch cringe comedy.

The more you watch it the more you hate the people in it.
studyguy
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(05-02-2017, 05:17 PM)
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https://twitter.com/philiprucker/sta...39926206754816
Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker)
Trump is clearly frustrated that media aren't playing spending deal as a W-I-N -- and by continued woes in House to whip healthcare votes.

The most interesting thing to me is that come 2020, Trump will actually have a political history to reference. Whereas in 2016 he could promise to be an advocate of whatever the fuck he wanted... gay rights, universal healthcare, workers rights, etc and no one could refute him. He can still do that, but now there will be receipts to pull up on his ass that didn't exist before for the media.

It's gonna be something interesting since his populist brand was bolstered in part by those pie in the sky promises that he could get away with by being an unknown quantity.
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(05-02-2017, 05:18 PM)
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Passing any healthcare overhaul is tough. Obama barely managed it, and that was with big compromises and leftover issues (and as we see now, some lagging effects).

I'm not surprised at all that the GOP can't do it. I'm surprised that they can even get close.
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Originally Posted by BlastProcessing

@Ugarles
Here's a reporter using a metaphor with Donald Trump, who is confused and talks about what he literally sees, then pretends to understand.



Dementia isn't just a river in Egypt.

Lmao.

This dude's mental facilities are failing him, and it has become even more noticeable in recent weeks.
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(05-02-2017, 05:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ignatz Mouse

Passing any healthcare overhaul is tough. Obama barely managed it, and that was with big compromises and leftover issues (and as we see now, some lagging effects).

I'm not surprised at all that the GOP can't do it. I'm surprised that they can even get close.

Not even getting it out of the House is Not close.

Especially when it hasn't even gone to VOTE in the House.

That's how bad it is.
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(05-02-2017, 05:28 PM)
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https://twitter.com/tpm/status/859442109467766784

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House GOPer: Move to another state if you have a pre-existing condition https://t.co/VH3ZmKUsRR

"Go die somewhere else"
Ignatz Mouse
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Originally Posted by Armaros

Not even getting it out of the House is Not close.

Especially when it hasn't even gone to VOTE in the House.

That's how bad it is.

Yeah, I mean I'm surprised that they are close to a maybe getting it out of the House.

They're great at messaging the anti-Left stuff, and terrible at actually messaging for a positive thing. Unless they could come up with a compelling thing to vote *for*, some sizzle (debt reduction, relieving the burden on individuals or companies) they have nothing. So I'm surprised that they are even close to a 50/50 House vote.
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Originally Posted by BlastProcessing

@Ugarles
Here's a reporter using a metaphor with Donald Trump, who is confused and talks about what he literally sees, then pretends to understand.



Dementia isn't just a river in Egypt.

When Dubya quotes go over your head.
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Originally Posted by Ignatz Mouse

Yeah, I mean I'm surprised that they are close to a maybe getting it out of the House.

They're great at messaging the anti-Left stuff, and terrible at actually messaging for a positive thing. Unless they could come up with a compelling thing to vote *for*, some sizzle (debt reduction, relieving the burden on individuals or companies) they have nothing. So I'm surprised that they are even close to a 50/50 House vote.

It's easy to be the party of No when you don't actually have to do anything

What's kind of funny is that the Democrats haven't even been given a chance to be the obstructionists lol.
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Originally Posted by studyguy

https://twitter.com/tpm/status/859442109467766784


"Go die somewhere else"

I am perfectly content with them repeatedly trying to cram this through and providing weeks worth of political ammunition for democrats in 2018.
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Originally Posted by A Serious Man

When Dubya quotes go over your head.

To be fair, I can guarantee you someone handed that one to Bush.
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(05-02-2017, 05:36 PM)
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Democrats can do whatever they want in the fall and have proof the president ordered a shutdown. Amazing.
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6 Strongmen Trump Has Praised — And The Conflicts It Presents

Nice list of the people Dolt 45 looks up to and their "accomplishments".
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Originally Posted by studyguy

https://twitter.com/tpm/status/859442109467766784


"Go die somewhere else"

Move to another state. Don't be a bad person. Think and wait before going to the ER to really assess if you too.

Sounds like a typical, white, male, priviledged Republican who doesn't need to worry about healthcare.
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(05-02-2017, 05:39 PM)
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What's the vote count on AHCA look like now?
studyguy
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(05-02-2017, 05:42 PM)
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tfw you're so politically inept that your own cheerleader, Rush Limbaugh calls you out..


https://twitter.com/jeneps/status/859446762481885185

Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps)
Rush Limbaugh's Q for VP Pence just now: "If this is what happens, Mr. Vice President, why vote Republican?"


https://twitter.com/JDiamond1/status/859447257309073408

Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1)
Pressed by @rushlimbaugh on failure to get slew of Trump priorities in budget, Pence touts defense & border security spending increase

Greigor The Fellhand
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(05-02-2017, 05:43 PM)
Beohner has been looking pretty relaxed, he cuts his own grass and smiles a lot.

I'm sure he's chatted with Biden/Obama and had many laughs
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Defense increases were going to happen under any President. Maybe border security ones wouldn't have but it's a drop in the bucket.
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Originally Posted by Blader

What's the vote count on AHCA look like now?

A spokesman tells me Darrell Issa is "undecided."

We now have 20 no, 8 lean no, 13 undecided, 14 lean yes.

Ryan can afford only 21 nos.

It's dead, Jim.

https://twitter.com/MEPFuller/status/859448903070093312
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Originally Posted by ItWasMeantToBe19

Ryan can afford only 21 nos.

It's dead, Jim.

https://twitter.com/MEPFuller/status/859448903070093312

can they delay the vote until September?
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Originally Posted by Smiles and Cries

can they delay the vote until September?

They can, but what would that accomplish?

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