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(Investors Business Daily)   Just how little has this Congress achieved in its first 100 days? We do the math   ( investors.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Bill Clinton, ObamaCare repeal, President of the United States, Donald Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan, Democratic Party, last-minute Obama administration, PJ Media co-founder  
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2017-04-21 08:19:16 AM  
Not much better than their geography.
 
2017-04-21 08:22:12 AM  
Good
 
2017-04-21 08:31:00 AM  
So, republicans can't govern even when they're in charge of both houses of congress.  Nice to know.
 
2017-04-21 08:43:34 AM  
Isn't the alternative worse?    I hope they continue to fail at building a wall, giving the 1% a tax break, and making healthcare worse.
 
2017-04-21 08:48:19 AM  

myschief: Isn't the alternative worse?    I hope they continue to fail at building a wall, giving the 1% a tax break, and making healthcare worse.


This.  if they had "succeeded" in repealing Obamacare, we'd be farked. Keep failing, Congress!
 
2017-04-21 08:53:13 AM  
Normally it's just the "I hate the gummint" types that are happy when Congress can't get anything done.  It's frightening how that's a legitimate sentiment for everyone now.
 
2017-04-21 08:57:32 AM  
So IBD is upset they're not destroying the country fast enough.  Go fark yourself.
 
2017-04-21 08:58:13 AM  
Leaders. Strong Leaders.
images.dailykos.com
 
2017-04-21 08:58:23 AM  
With these assholes, it's not a bug, it's a feature.
I said this before, but it bears repeating.
The Republican party is always the opposition party, even when they are in charge.
 
2017-04-21 09:03:52 AM  

Archidude: Leaders. The strongest Leaders.
[images.dailykos.com image 850x563]


Sorry, just had to FTFY.
 
2017-04-21 09:05:44 AM  
Duh. Who, other than Trump voters, thought there was any interest from the GOP in actually running government.
 
2017-04-21 09:07:45 AM  

Catlenfell: With these assholes, it's not a bug, it's a feature.
I said this before, but it bears repeating.
The Republican party is always the opposition party, even when they are in charge.


"See? Gubmint cain't do nuthin'! Let's just let the benevolent rich people rule over us like lords, THEN you'll see results!"

/GOP strategy since forever
 
2017-04-21 09:07:56 AM  
1990s logic: A split government creates deadlock and prevents those out of touch elites in DC from screwing over the common man.
2010s logic: A Republican government creates deadlock and prevents those out of touch elites in DC from screwing over the common man.

All options get the same result, so vote Republican?
 
2017-04-21 09:09:31 AM  
"I never thought leopards would eat OUR faces," sobs publication which shills for the Leopards Eating People's Faces Party.
 
2017-04-21 09:09:54 AM  

myschief: Isn't the alternative worse?   I hope they continue to fail at building a wall, giving the 1% a tax break, and making healthcare worse.


Policy-wise?  Not really.  Paul Ryan is about as far to the right as you can get on the economic side, and he's about as pure a right-wing culture warrior that you're ever going to find. He's not slobbering crazy like a Louie Gohmert, but I don't really see any major difference in positions held.  Put Ryan's and Gohmert's positions down on paper in neutral language, take out the Texas and Wisconsin accents, and most of us would be hard pressed to tell who was who.

To me, the major difference would be that the mask would be ripped off a bit more. Ryan puts a coat of polish on the party that makes it halfway respectable in Washington. And the "liberal media" has a major hard-on for the guy for some reason that completely baffles me, anointing him as a policy wonk and such (calling that designation "overblown" would be too kind by half). A party led by a foaming at the mouth southern 'Bagger, rather than an admittedly polished northeastern patrician, would at least be a fair representation of the modern party.
 
2017-04-21 09:11:32 AM  

Catlenfell: With these assholes, it's not a bug, it's a feature.
I said this before, but it bears repeating.
The Republican party is always the opposition party, even when they are in charge.


Look, this isn't an argument, it's just contradiction.

No it isn't.
 
2017-04-21 09:13:47 AM  
Seems like Ajit Pai is doing a pretty good job destroying consumer protection. How come he's the only one getting his horrible agenda enacted?
 
2017-04-21 09:15:43 AM  
Anarchists gonna anarch. It's suprising that weeds aren't growing between the cracks in the Capitol pavement.
 
2017-04-21 09:16:35 AM  
Ryan earned his reputation for his ability to dive into big issues and produce thoughtful, innovative conservative reforms

Someone provide a single example of this plz
 
2017-04-21 09:17:10 AM  

Ambivalence: So, republicans can't govern even when they're in charge of both houses of congress.  Nice to know.


Dipshiat at work claims it's because of massive Democrat obstruction.  I asked him how in the world the Dems could obstruct since the GOP has a majority in both houses.  "They keep paying all those protesters to rile up the media" was his answer.  Rile up the media.  Yep, rile up the media.
 
2017-04-21 09:17:13 AM  
Whew!  I was beginning to worry that Irritable Bowel was about to break their record for never having been right about anything.

FTA: These delays could easily have been avoided. ObamaCare repeal and tax reform had been on the Republican agenda for years

Repealing Obamacare was never on the Republican agenda until about two weeks before they tried to pass the AHCA.  "Showing off on how they were voting to repeal Obamacare, knowing full well that those repeals wouldn't get through the Senate or would be vetoed and therefore wouldn't have to face the consequences being blamed for ending Obamacare" was.
 
2017-04-21 09:19:00 AM  
FTFA: Ryan earned his reputation for his ability to dive into big issues and produce thoughtful, innovative conservative reforms.

Other than taking a machete to government spending without any thought to the programs cut, or how they'd effect the economy, let alone the proles for whom the GOP has so much disdain, what, exactly *HAS* Ryan accomplished to earn this reputation? Anyone? Bueller?

his ability to act aggressively and unify his caucus around anything has been sorely lacking.

I hear they make a pill for this, now. Wonder if it would have been covered by Trumpcare.
 
2017-04-21 09:19:18 AM  

myschief: Isn't the alternative worse?    I hope they continue to fail at building a wall, giving the 1% a tax break, and making healthcare worse.


I'm generally a proponent of competent governance, but I've never been more glad to have a completely incompetent group of elected officials in charge.
 
2017-04-21 09:20:50 AM  
It was my understanding that there would be no math.

/And I see the thread has been shiat upon with great vigor, wonderful
 
2017-04-21 09:22:07 AM  

Aquapope: Ambivalence: So, republicans can't govern even when they're in charge of both houses of congress. Nice to know.

Dipshiat at work claims it's because of massive Democrat obstruction.


*Looks slightly higher up thread.*


I'm so sorry you've got to follow that thing around with a pooper scooper all day.  I don't think I could be paid enough.
 
2017-04-21 09:24:45 AM  
Wasn't it just a few yeas ago when the Rs where laughing because the Ds had full control yet didn't do anything they pleased?

I'm glad these assholes aren't doing anything.  Probably too afraid to do much as they won't be voted in for another term.
 
2017-04-21 09:25:27 AM  
It's simple: they can't govern.
 
2017-04-21 09:26:37 AM  
Day One - Repeal Obamacare. Problem was that day one was a Friday and he already had tee times set for the weekend.

Had plan to defeat ISIS 30 days after taking office. Moved from having a plan to still trying to come up with one.

Appoint a cybersecurity team to revamp with new policies to be delivered 90 days after taking office. No committee has been formed and its head Baron has T-ball practice.

Build a wall - mexico won't pay, Republicans won't pay so he blames Obama and Democrats.

If we didn't know better we might think we were sold a pack of lies by a self serving sociopath, if we didn't know better.
 
2017-04-21 09:27:14 AM  

TNel: Wasn't it just a few yeas ago when the Rs where laughing because the Ds had full control yet didn't do anything they pleased?


They did have 60 votes for a few weeks and managed to pass Obamacare, but that was about it. As of 2009, Senate Minority Leader was transformed into the most important position in the US government.
 
2017-04-21 09:33:23 AM  
Good. I want this congress to do as little as possible. The more they do, the more harm they do.
 
2017-04-21 09:34:11 AM  
Good, the less these farkwits do, the better.

And we're already running out the clock.  Congress won't pass anything they have to answer for in the midterms within a year of them.  Of the 8 months left in this year, Congress is only in session about half that time.  Christ, Trump still has 4 open cabinet positions I think, no to mention the hundreds of positions that require confirmation they haven't even nominated anyone for.
 
2017-04-21 09:39:54 AM  
Sooo... this sounds reasonable and jives with my perceptions, but it's Investors, so I'm automatically skeptical of their math. What do I do?
 
2017-04-21 09:40:05 AM  
It's almost as if they really have no intention of doing any actual governing, but just to remain in office to reap the benefits of huge corporate bribes, uh, I mean campaign contributions, unlimited health care and a 3 day "work" week.
 
2017-04-21 09:40:56 AM  

Cheron: Day One - Repeal Obamacare. Problem was that day one was a Friday and he already had tee times set for the weekend.

Had plan to defeat ISIS 30 days after taking office. Moved from having a plan to still trying to come up with one.

Appoint a cybersecurity team to revamp with new policies to be delivered 90 days after taking office. No committee has been formed and its head Baron has T-ball practice.

Build a wall - mexico won't pay, Republicans won't pay so he blames Obama and Democrats.

If we didn't know better we might think we were sold a pack of lies by a self serving sociopath, if we didn't know better.


There's no way millions of people would be so gullible as to swallow the bullshiat of a conman from the 1980s, right?
 
2017-04-21 09:43:38 AM  

Shrugging Atlas: Good, the less these farkwits do, the better.

And we're already running out the clock.  Congress won't pass anything they have to answer for in the midterms within a year of them.  Of the 8 months left in this year, Congress is only in session about half that time.  Christ, Trump still has 4 open cabinet positions I think, no to mention the hundreds of positions that require confirmation they haven't even nominated anyone for.


That's a bit of an overestimate. I currently know of three open Cabinet-level positions: Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Labor, and US Trade Representative. Still, the jist of your post is spot-on. I doubt he'll ever nominate someone to every Senate-confirmed position even if he ends up serving a full four-year term (or, God forbid, eight years).
 
2017-04-21 09:48:58 AM  
The problem is that they aren't being conservative enough. They need to conservatarder.
Also, blame the Democrats.
 
2017-04-21 10:11:03 AM  

Serious Black: Shrugging Atlas: Good, the less these farkwits do, the better.

And we're already running out the clock.  Congress won't pass anything they have to answer for in the midterms within a year of them.  Of the 8 months left in this year, Congress is only in session about half that time.  Christ, Trump still has 4 open cabinet positions I think, no to mention the hundreds of positions that require confirmation they haven't even nominated anyone for.

That's a bit of an overestimate. I currently know of three open Cabinet-level positions: Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Labor, and US Trade Representative. Still, the jist of your post is spot-on. I doubt he'll ever nominate someone to every Senate-confirmed position even if he ends up serving a full four-year term (or, God forbid, eight years).


You know, there's pretty good odds I could do a better job at those than anyone Trump will nominate, and my qualifications are I eat food, I have had a job before, and I read a book by Milton Friedman in high school economics.
 
2017-04-21 10:13:49 AM  
From my perspective, they're doing fantastic!!

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/Suck on it libs! Suck on it long and hard!
//And get ready for more!
 
2017-04-21 10:14:55 AM  
I literally cannot envison waking up in the morning as Yertle.

Trump is deluded, Ryan thinks he's helping (I think).

Mitch? *shudder*
 
2017-04-21 10:14:58 AM  
FTA: Democrats ...introduced a bill to expand the Children's Health Insurance program (Jan. 13), impose "fair pay" rules (Jan. 8), and regulate credit cards (Jan. 22).

Those monsters! Both sides really ARE bad.
 
2017-04-21 10:15:14 AM  

Basily Gourt: From my perspective, they're doing fantastic!!

[img.fark.net image 594x396]/Suck on it libs! Suck on it long and hard!
//And get ready for more!


*yawns*
 
2017-04-21 10:30:34 AM  
Wow this thread just got sanitized. Can I take off my hazmat suit now?
 
2017-04-21 10:36:39 AM  
So just like the Obama years except that POTUS was some sort of out of control Executive Constitution smasher who refused to lead.

Totally different situation I suppose.
 
2017-04-21 10:39:46 AM  
 If I go digging around will I find that IBD doesn't actually run any intelligent articles about "investment" strategy? Do they just call themselves that to put a veneer on their shoddy writing? Should I change my Fark handle to "Dividend" in order to sound smrt?
 
2017-04-21 10:41:22 AM  

DubyaHater: Seems like Ajit Pai is doing a pretty good job destroying consumer protection. How come he's the only one getting his horrible agenda enacted?


Unlike lifetime congress-critters, he doesn't have to answer to anyone he's screwing over.  His entire agenda consists of pandering to the mega-corporations who will set him up with a sweet lobbyist job when he is eventually replaced.  Sessions is also on the short list of people who seems to be able to get anything accomplished, as he's in the same boat.  It's sickening, really.
 
2017-04-21 10:54:15 AM  
Math has a librul bias. This congress "feels" like it has accomplished more in the first 100 days than any time in history so it must be true.
 
2017-04-21 11:22:10 AM  

Jonnadiah: I hear they make a pill for this, now. Wonder if it would have been covered by Trumpcare.


You think there's even a small chance it *wouldn't* be?

Boner pills for old rich white guys are the FIRST thing on the coverage list for every provider
 
2017-04-21 11:22:28 AM  

Guybird: Wow this thread just got sanitized. Can I take off my hazmat suit now?


Looks like we got a Supreme Court threadhsit in this congress thread, so not eentirely sanitised.
 
2017-04-21 11:24:10 AM  

LucklessWonder: Guybird: Wow this thread just got sanitized. Can I take off my hazmat suit now?

Looks like we got a Supreme Court threadhsit in this congress thread, so not eentirely sanitised.


What I want is for every single democratic senator, congresscritter, and lawyer in town to refer to him as "Mr Garland" in perpetuity, just to remind him every single motherfarking day what an illegitimate hack-job his sitting on that seat it.
 
2017-04-21 11:24:17 AM  

Archidude: Leaders. Strong Leaders.
[images.dailykos.com image 850x563]


Reckless, Dickless, and Feckless.
 
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