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Old 01-20-2017, 10:35 PM   #1411 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 01-21-2017, 07:09 AM   #1412 (permalink)
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To all the people like give him a chance. We already knew/saw this coming even without knowing the specific details.

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

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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

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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.
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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.
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Guess he drained the swamp after all.

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My body is ready for the anti-war protests to start up again now that it's allowed.
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It is a good point that supposed peace activists let Obama get away with murder.
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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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