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Wed Feb 20, 2019, 02:17 PM

From The New Yorker: "Does Congress Care About Trump's Emergency?"

Personally, I think the only thing Congress cares about right now is the upcoming elections and keeping their jobs -- doing whatever they think is going to get them re-elected. The emergency is just one more thing to spin in different directions depending on which way the wind is blowing.


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Moostache Feb 2019 #1

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Wed Feb 20, 2019, 02:48 PM

1. Our government is broken, period.

The Electoral College ensures that minority candidates can (and do) get to 'win' elections.

The Senate and its rules ensures that if one party desires to operate in a craven, power-grab manner, there is nothing the rational or "sane" party can do about it...witness Justice Gorsuch as case A and non-emergency national emergency as case B.

The House of Representatives is supposed to hold the power of the purse and the power of oversight to ensure the Judiciary and Executive branches remain in their lanes...this was utterly lacking in 2017 and 2018 and while promising starts are made in 2019, I want results...referrals for impeachment or prosecution and an actual come-to-Jesus moment of choice for the GOP cretins between continued lying and support of the shit gibbon or an actual patriotic move towards the truth.

The whole thing reeks. It's a decaying corpse, waiting for the funeral pyre and a new rebirth, in the meantime, we just sit around and inhale the stench.

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