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Chula Vista 01-20-2017 09:35 PM

There's 435 members of The House of Representatives, each of whom will be up for re-election in a couple of years. And their #1 priority in two years is to be re-elected. Right now the house is 241-194 in favor of the GOP. And unlike the Senate, the House is based on regional population. Those politicians seeing how many of their constituents are opposed to this new president is very important.

They will weigh their votes over the next two years very carefully based on self preservation. Look at what happened in the 2010 mid-term elections. The Democratic led house was decimated by voters because too many of them 100% jumped on Obama's coattails.

Protest right now is good. Not for me or you, or the nightly news, but for those who will be campaigning for their livelihoods in 24 months.

djchameleon 01-21-2017 06:09 AM


Originally Posted by OccultHawk (Post 1798080)
Terrible day for America

Yes and it already has begun.

To all the people like give him a chance. We already knew/saw this coming even without knowing the specific details.


About an hour after President Donald Trump was sworn in on Friday, his administration suspended indefinitely a scheduled cut in mortgage insurance premiums—effectively raising costs for middle-class borrowers by about $500 a year.
In First Hour, President Trump Delivers 'Punch in the Gut to Middle Class' | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Also **** those people that were relying on ACA for healthcare. He signed an Executive Order to gut the ACA.

President Trump signs executive order to gut Obamacare - NY Daily News

OccultHawk 01-21-2017 06:28 AM

Anteater 01-21-2017 09:50 AM

There's more to the story of course, but as usual most of the media would rather fearmonger like idiots than talk about the bigger picture.

National Mortgage News - Trump Team Said to Plan Delay of FHA Premium Cut

Frownland 01-21-2017 09:58 AM

That's only after a massive pushback from the mortgage industry. He clearly only wanted to dismantle it because of the kneejerk contrarianism to Obama and every single one of his evil regulations. It was initially going to go into effect yesterday.

Chula Vista 01-21-2017 01:09 PM

All of the climate change data was taken down from the government website yesterday. The Donald's on a roll already.

And ya, both my wife and son are going to get royally screwed if the ACA gets destroyed without a decent replacement plan. Currently we pay $450 a month for Linda's healthcare and Mike get's his free because of his disability - though he just get's bottom of the barrel coverage - which is a hell of a lot better than nothing.

Chula Vista 01-21-2017 02:24 PM

Guess he drained the swamp after all. :rofl:

Goofle 01-22-2017 07:04 AM

My body is ready for the anti-war protests to start up again now that it's allowed.

OccultHawk 01-22-2017 07:34 AM


Originally Posted by Goofle (Post 1798426)
My body is ready for the anti-war protests to start up again now that it's allowed.

It is a good point that supposed peace activists let Obama get away with murder.

Chula Vista 01-22-2017 10:29 AM

Alternative facts? :laughing::rofl:


White House press secretary Sean Spicer's false claims about the size of the crowd at President Donald Trump's inauguration were "alternative facts," a top Trump aide said Sunday.

In an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," host Chuck Todd pressed Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway about why the White House on Saturday had sent Spicer to the briefing podium for the first time to claim that "this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period."

"You're saying it's a falsehood. And they're giving -- Sean Spicer, our press secretary -- gave alternative facts," she said.

Todd responded: "Alternative facts aren't facts, they are falsehoods."

Conway then tried to pivot to policy points. But later in the interview, Todd pressed Conway again on why the White House sent Spicer out to make false claims about crowd size, asking: "What was the motive to have this ridiculous litigation of crowd size?"

"Your job is not to call things ridiculous that are said by our press secretary and our president. That's not your job," Conway said.
Todd followed up: "Can you please answer the question? Why did he do this? You have not answered it -- it's only one question."

Conway said: "I'll answer it this way: Think about what you just said to your viewers. That's why we feel compelled to go out and clear the air and put alternative facts out there."

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