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Trump is Failing and the White House is Covering it Up With Lies

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But what has really happened is not that congressional Republicans have sold out on some supposed Trump agenda that is different from theirs. Rather, Trump and Republicans have jointly failed to deliver on the agenda that they agree upon. Trump went all in on every version of Obamacare repeal-and-replace that was pushed by Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan. Those failed not because the GOP establishment didn’t want what Trump wanted, but rather because a handful of GOP senators balked at the manner in which repeal-and-replace was constructed, while still supporting that general goal. Similarly, Trump is campaigning hard for the huge tax cuts for the wealthy that McConnell and Ryan want, and if there are any disagreements, they mostly reside in the details. (What about trade and infrastructure, you say? It remains to be seen whether Trump even has any serious agenda on either front.)

The difficulties Trump and Republicans are facing on tax reform — and the failure of repeal — both tell the same story: The real cause is the inability to translate the general goals they agree on into serious policies. As Brian Beutler notes, this represents years of GOP bad faith on policy catching up with the party. Repeal failed because GOP lies about their professed replacement goals collided violently with the reality that it would leave millions uninsured. Now, on tax reform, the GOP agenda, which is being sold as a tax cut for working and middle classes, is colliding with the reality that the plan itself is primarily a tax cut for the rich.

 
The tax cuts may still happen. But as of now, the failure of those lies is being layered over with a new set of lies that purport to explain that failure, but don’t. In a bit of poetic justice, even Republicans are now lamenting that the nature of the anger among the GOP base over the inaction (which is the result of the base being lied to) could make more failure likely. GOP voters picked Moore over Luther Strange, who would have voted for the GOP repeal bill, even as Moore would not have, meaning he’s an obstacle to future repeal efforts. Strange would have been a more reliable vote for tax reform than Moore (if he wins) will be.

The author doesn't lay enough of the blame on Trump's laziness and horrid work ethic.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/10/05/trump-is-failing-and-the-white-house-is-covering-it-up-with-lies/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.190fc1bf6682

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Trump's philosophy of every man for himself is not conducive to working together. Add in his nasty personality, inability to relate to people, and utter incompetence (and yes laziness) to a recipe for getting nothing done. It's the GOP's own stupid fault for trusting one of the worst people in America. The problem with dealing with someone who screws the people with whom he deals is that you get screwed.

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LOL another OP ED stated as fact.

Awesome.

Meanwhile in the real world with all the obstruction from BOTH Parties the SM is breaking records,record number people are in the workforce,economic morale is skyrocketing.

Illegals that are criminals are being deported,illegal immigration is down.

 

But we know....it's all Obama.

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How stupid do you have to be to consider this administration anything but a total embarrassment to the country.

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1 minute ago, songfourone said:

 

How stupid do you have to be to consider this administration anything but a total embarrassment to the country.

How stupid do you have to be to understand Trump got elected because of attitudes like yours and dumb liberal overreaching?

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2 hours ago, songfourone said:

 

How stupid do you have to be to consider this administration anything but a total embarrassment to the country.

Pretty shockingly stupid or just a partisan hack

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2 hours ago, mcorioles said:

How stupid do you have to be to understand Trump got elected because of attitudes like yours and dumb liberal overreaching?

Shhhhhh.  

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Democratic party is so sound and great :lol:  Both parties SUCK, Both parties lie, Both parties are corrupt. Wake up America and take off the party blinders.

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6 minutes ago, Eastsider said:

Democratic party is so sound and great :lol:  Both parties SUCK, Both parties lie, Both parties are corrupt. Wake up America and take off the party blinders.

Both siderism is the ideology of the lazy and those content to be uninformed. 

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1 hour ago, JoyinMudville said:

Pretty shockingly stupid or just a partisan hack

 

And/or

:lol:

 

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