Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Trump Failing

Remember the promises he made? The big, beautiful Wall with the Big, Beautiful Door? Remember about what was going to happen on The First Day he took office?

He was going to tear up the deal with Iran.

He was going to begin to repeal and replace Obamacare.

This has not been a good day for those things that the president*promised to do on his first day in office.

And, naturally, none of this is his fault. His people are leaking like sieves that he really, really wanted to not re-certify the Iran deal.


Personally, I think he probably threw an incoherent, uninformed shit-fit and then signed whatever they put in front of him.


But it was the demise of Mitch McConnell's last-ditch attempt at passing his big tax-cut bill, the one that stalled because of its idiotic healthcare provisions, that set the president* into a paroxysm of hilarious rationalizations.
"You had 52 people, you had 4 no's… Now, we might have had another one, someone in there. But the vote would have been if you look at it, 48-4. That's a pretty impressive vote by any standard. Yet you have a vote of 48-4 or something like that and you need more. That's pretty tough."
Majority rule is now apparently rigged.

This, of course, was leavened by some blame-dodging worthy of Patches O'Houlihan.

  Charles P Pierce

The Triad.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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