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rickgthf
Senior Advisor

The corrupt bargain unravels

The corrupt GOP bargain with Trump has long been as follows. Republicans would politely ignore his corruption (among many other hideous degradations) or even actively shield him from accountability wherever possible. In exchange, they would get conservative judges and Trump’s active support as they pursued tax cuts for the rich and other deeply regressive obsessions like the failed rollback of the Affordable Care Act.

Republicans scored heavily on all these fronts, and in return, they delivered beyond what should have been Trump’s wildest dreams. And this went well beyond their backing for Trump’s effort to overturn the election. During impeachment, House Republicans went to extraordinary, farcical lengths to function as dutiful propagandists and literal bodyguards against accountability for Trump. They worked to thwart transparency into Trump’s finances, helping to shield his self-dealing from the public they purport to serve.

  And  let it not be forgotten that more than 125 of the very same House Republicans now raging at Trump for betrayal just got through betraying our country on his behalf, by joining a lawsuit designed to further his aim of subverting millions of votes in four states to keep him in power illegitimately.

  But not only was all this still not good enough for Trump, he’s now also further punishing them in a way that exposes a politically damaging core truth about that very bargain. Congressional Republicans, motivated by orthodox conservative opposition to spending, are the real obstacle to robust assistance to the American people, amid two of the biggest crises our nation has faced in decades.

That, after all this, House Republicans feel abandoned and betrayed by Trump — well, it couldn’t be happening to a bunch of nicer sycophants, enablers, and betrayers of our democracy.   from Greg Sargent

 

 

 

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r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: The corrupt bargain unravels

Trump doesn't work for politicians of any political party. Trump works for the American worker. The politicians work for global government. This is why Trump won the election in a landslide. This is whey the vote counters had to choose Biden*

 

* - Joe Biden was not elected by the American voter. Joe Biden was selected by the vote counters.

rsbs
Advisor

Re: The corrupt bargain unravels

This "Greg Sargent" writer was so stupid as a kid that he took a baseball his father caught as a foul ball in yankee stadium, and got star signatures on, and used it as a toy until he scuffed off all the signatures.

How about you Richelle....do you have some personal stupid anecdotes to share with us rubes here in America, too? Did you accidentally burn a China flag growing up or something like that?

rickgthf
Senior Advisor

Re: You rubes in ...

You rubes in America?  Rubes in Russia, more like.

rickgthf
Senior Advisor

Re: Trump doesn't work for ...

Trump doesn't work for politicians of ...., trump doesn't work for anybody, trump works for trump.

And never forget it.

rsbs
Advisor

Re: Trump doesn't work for ...

so richelle, you are not much for original wit, eh? ever take a basic IQ test, or do they frown on that in China?

so nothing to share?

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Trump doesn't work for ...

Trump said take away the foreign welfare and give it to working Americans.

henrikstudson
Senior Contributor

Re: Trump doesn't work for ...

Forgot your tag line Ron

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: Trump doesn't work for ...

The "foreign welfare" was in the omnibus spending bill his administration prepared and presented to Congress to pass.

If you want to argue that he was too lazy, dumb and self absorbed to know that you won't get any arguments from me.

"Foreign Aid" is about the most dependable red meat for the shlubs that there is. Polls suggest they believe that it is something like 100X the percent of discretionary spending that it is.

rickgthf
Senior Advisor

Re :Most "foreign aid" is ...

Most "foreign aid" is money poor countries use to buy American-made goods.  In other words, subsidies for American jobs dressed up as something else.  We give Egypt a billion dollars a year on the expectation that they will buy US-made weapons or wheat.

  Essentially that billion dollars per year we give Egypt is a bribe so they won't attack Israel.  And we all know how trump feels about Israel, right.