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As Trump Touts Jobs, Jobs, Jobs - Trying To Take Credit For Something That's Been On The Books.....

since 2015 - he's hemorrhaging jobs lost in the retail sector due to the store closings of so many retail outlets by many of the major retailer's in this country.

Are There No Patriots Left In The Repug Party?......

Russia interfering with our elections is a real serious threat to our democracy. To make things worse - a lot of what's being labeled coincidence by the Repug Party - collusion between Trump's campaign team and Trump's transition team further exacerbates this situation.

What we've been witnessing since election day is the Repug's circling the wagons and protecting Trump and the people that surround him and as such - protecting Putin and the Russian interference.

I ask this serious question - are there no patriots left in the Repug Party - because - unless the Repug Party is up to it's neck involved in the collusion itself - why haven't any of the Party leaders stepped up to the plate and really demanded and pushed for getting to the bottom of this whole controversy? Just to put it behind them if as Trump is saying this is fake news.

Not stepping up signals - the Repug Party is part and parcel to the collusion - and not stepping up to demand getting to the bottom of this controversy is tainting the Party just as much. It suggests a major cover-up is going on behind the scenes which is just a damming.

What this country needs now is for seasoned Repug Party leaders to step up to the plate and demand once and for all a Special Independent Investigation - non-partisan - to get to the bottom of this whole controversy. These Party leaders must put country before Party and let the chips fall where they may - even if it implicates Trump and company and the Party itself.

Either way - stepping up and letting the chips fall where they may or - not stepping up to the plate to demand this will lead to the demise of the Party itself.

If - as some in the Party are saying - there is no there - there - isn't it in the Party's best interest to find that out and put it behind them?

Where are the patriot's in the Repug Party. Come on guys/gals - step up to the plate and do your job!!!!!

Is Trump Himself 'Deep Grope"....

Is he the one who gave Nunes the info at the WH that evening he went missing from his people in the Uber?

All These Trump People Volunteering To Go Before The Intelligence Committee To Testify.....

is problematic unless they testify under oath. Otherwise we'll just hear leaks of them lying and further obscuring the collusion.

They must testify in an open hearing and under oath.

What Are The Mechanics For Setting Up An Independent Investigation With A Special Prosecutor?....

What is their purpose? (I know it would be bipartisan - but what could we expect to expect from such a committee?

How does the ball get rolling?

Who appoints the committee?

What is the composition of the committee?

What are the parameters they work under?

Do they have any limitations?

I keep hearing people calling for an independent investigation with a special prosecutor - but really don't know how it comes about; where they take it and what it accomplishes (i..e., end result)?

Lindsey It Taking Heat At His Town Hall....

pretty funny.

I Think The Repugs Need To Come To The Dems To Ask For Help To Fix ACA.......

not the other way around.

I invoke the 'Pottery Barn Rule' here.

You broke it - you bought it - you own it.

And it WAS the Repugs that broke ACA. They sabotaged it to weaken it. They wanted it to fail.

Repeal and replace - sure - look how that worked out for them. No repeal and no replace. And as Ryan said yesterday - ACA will be around in its after Repug sabotage form.

And now - if ACA does implode/explode (whatever Trump is saying these days) - it is the Repugs responsibility now.

And the Dems shouldn't be going to the Repugs with a fix. The Repugs and Trump need to come to the Dems and ask them to help fix it.

If we can't get over the hump and come up with a Medicare for all type program - then - the ACA needs to be tweaked to make it more appealing and functional than it already is.

The Repugs and Trump took their shot and failed. Now that they own what remains - it is up to them to come - hat in hand - and ask the Dems help to repair it.

What Is Paul Manafort's Motive For Volunteering To Testify In Front Of The House....

Intelligence Committee? Something sounds fishy to me about this. Why would he do this if he is wrapped up in this Trump/Russia thingy? Is he going to lie his butt off or is he going to sing like a canary? What's up?

Don't Be Fooled By Repug Congresspeople - Now Putting Out Messages That They Would've Voted No.....

Yes - there are some that were 'no' votes all through the process. The Freedom Caucus & some moderate Repugs.

But beware - some Repug Congresspeople are now taking cover behind the pulling of the bill. Seeing that the bill was pulled anyway - there is no consequence if they tell their constituents that - should there have been a vote - they would have voted 'No'. They are now saying that they listened at the Town Halls and to the people of their district and should there have been a vote - they would've voted 'No'.

Don't be fooled. They most likely would have voted Party line 'yes' for the bill should there have been a vote. But now that it crashed - the only thing that they are concerned about is their next election and their jobs. So these cowards are putting out messages that they would've voted 'No'.

Don't give them the benefit of the doubt. They are not your friend. Don't go into the voting booth in 2018 and vote for them because they said they would've voted 'No'. They are still Repugs. They will turn on you if given the chance. Don't be conned. Don't be a sucker. Vote them out of office and vote in a Dem that you can trust in 2018.

With Respect To Health Insurance Companies Now Going Forward......

My thought was that the insurance companies during the primaries and the run up of the election and then the ultimate win by taking the presidency, the House and the Senate - essentially sandbagged ACA along with the Repugs to make it fail. I believe that the insurance companies saw an opportunity to perhaps boost their profits if they went along with the Repugs and helped ACA fail.

So I think what we seen happen around the country is that they started dropping out of ACA in markets and it others they started to raise premiums. In spite of that - American's still signed up for ACA and still feel that it is a great alternative for them.

Now that the Repugs have failed to 'repeal and replace' I'm wondering if these same healthcare insurance companies will not want to leave money on the table and will begin to get back into the same markets that they dropped out of.

If they stay out now - they don't have a chance to make any money. If they re-enter ACA markets with new offerings - they have an opportunity to make money again. They gambled. They lost. And now they have to be realistic and jump back in.

If they do - I don't think that ACA will implode and I think it will become stronger.

The insurance companies saw how badly the Repugs failed on this - and I don't think that they will want to give them a chance to do this again.

This is just a theory that I have. What do you think. Might I be on to something?
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