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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:41 PM

Happening on the floor (Corker & poking the bear)

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Corker, fired up on floor, says GOP won’t let him get a vote on floor because they are scared about fighting w Trump. “We might poke the bear!” referring to Trump. “My gosh if the president gets upset with us we might not be in the majority,” he says, referring to his colleagues



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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:43 PM

1. bears everywhere

..are now offended.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:44 PM

2. Any day now the shit will hit the fan

and it will be coming from all directions

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:45 PM

3. The saddest part of the Trump-ocracy is the congressional Rs' cowardess

 

Time after time, Trump says or does things that cross the line. And the Rs do nothing.

It makes you wonder just what it would take for them to do anything about it?

Corker, thanks for speaking. But a few senators here and there isn't going to fix this. It takes the Rs to grow a spine.

Stand up for America? They don't even have the cahunas to stand up for R principles!

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:45 PM

4. Help me out here -

what vote is Corker talking about?

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Response to OldHippieChick (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:49 PM

5. I think he's trying to rein in Trump's tarrifs.

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:51 PM

6. So you mean the repukes might actually draw a line

at punishing the Canadians for Cheeto's bruised ego? I'll believe it when I see it.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:56 PM

7. McConnell won't let anyone bring up anything that might reflect poorly on his Master

The Majority Leader has become a clone of Trump.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:37 PM

11. It might be the other way around.

May be it's McConnell who is the master, and that's why Trump acts so much like a puppet on strings at times.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:00 PM

8. I wonder if it's about this?

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/11/trump-canada-feud-republicans-637527

Whether the GOP-led Senate is actually willing to do something about it rather than pay lip service to opposing Trump is another matter entirely. Republicans are trying to slow down the Trump administration’s deal-making with Chinese telecom giant ZTE, but Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) is pressing for a far more confrontational vote on an amendment to the must-pass defense bill that would allow Congress to block Trump’s tariffs.

“I would think that more people would be inclined … to support an amendment like this,” Corker said after the weekend’s events.

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Response to suffragette (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:20 PM

9. No, it's about tariffs...

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/391907-corker-republicans-afraid-to-anger-trump-on-tariffs

Corker rebukes Republicans afraid to anger Trump on tariffs: 'We might poke the bear!'

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:46 PM

13. What I posted was about tariffs, too. Just more specific about Corker introducing amendment

to lessen Trump admin’s ability to enact tariffs without Congressional approval. At least that’s how I’m reading it anyway - could be wrong, there’s scant info about it.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:34 PM

10. When I was growing up, the USSR was the "bear".

Funny how a member of his own party chose that metaphor to reference the Combover Caligula.

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Response to teamster633 (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:45 PM

12. Me too. I always regarded Russia as the "bear". Maybe that's actually what Corker meant.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:50 PM

14. Video:

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:54 PM

15. McConnell said yesterday that . . .

he had no intention of passing any legislation that would tie the Trumpster's hands in trade agreements.

Corker can cork off. Flake can decry the metamorphosis of the Republican Party (as if this started with the Trumpster) and McCain can shout warnings from his death bed but Republican leadership will do nothing because they are:

complicit and completely compromised. These are the enemies within--compromised, spineless, traitorous.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:54 PM

16. Spout off all you want

in the end it is meaningless and you helped to create this situation.

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