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Total collapse. (Original Post) cilla4progress Jan 2021 OP
No, it's actually functioning better than it has been for 4 years. marylandblue Jan 2021 #1
I agree. The republican shitshow is about to be rendered impotent. MerryBlooms Jan 2021 #6
+1 Bluethroughu Jan 2021 #7
+1 Lucinda Jan 2021 #9
True, Totally Tunsie Jan 2021 #2
Not true, it continues (usually) regardless of what's happening on the Hill and in WH. elleng Jan 2021 #3
But if the top part collapses and people and contracts stop getting paidp captain queeg Jan 2021 #12
I get where you are coming from, these are trying times jobendorfer Jan 2021 #4
The federal government is working ok now that Trump is quickly Blue_true Jan 2021 #5
Please backup your statement. William769 Jan 2021 #8
What I mean is cilla4progress Jan 2021 #10
Don't worry about the press conferences. marylandblue Jan 2021 #11
Laughably full of shit and needlessly discouraging at the same time. FreepFryer Jan 2021 #13

marylandblue

(12,344 posts)
1. No, it's actually functioning better than it has been for 4 years.
Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:42 AM
Jan 2021

They are ignoring Trump and prepping for Biden. Orders have already come through from Biden's transition team.

MerryBlooms

(11,792 posts)
6. I agree. The republican shitshow is about to be rendered impotent.
Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:51 AM
Jan 2021

Once the investigation into those 'tours' comes to light, I think we're going to see republicans expelled.

elleng

(132,157 posts)
3. Not true, it continues (usually) regardless of what's happening on the Hill and in WH.
Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:46 AM
Jan 2021

MOST of what 'our federal government' does is automatic and continuous.

(I'm a retired Federal employee.)

captain queeg

(10,576 posts)
12. But if the top part collapses and people and contracts stop getting paidp
Thu Jan 14, 2021, 04:09 AM
Jan 2021

Then the day to day stuff people take for granted would stop. The average federal workers keeps things going and out out of the picture as far as politics go. Usually and fortunately.

jobendorfer

(510 posts)
4. I get where you are coming from, these are trying times
Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:47 AM
Jan 2021

I think, though, that the Judiciary has, by and large, held up. The Judicial branch has checked -- to the point of exhaustion -- much of what Trump has tried to do. The Judiciary refused to play along with GOP attempts to throw the election in court, among many other things.

It's discouraging that 197 Republicans voted to give Trump a free pass for inciting a mob to lynch the congress.
On the other hand, the majority of representatives, and 90%+ of the senators, rejected attempts to overthrow the election.
The House has impeached Trump a second time.
The Senate will shortly move to Democratic control.
So I don't think the Congress is a lost cause, either.

That brings us to the executive branch. It's a shambles at the moment.
But there are career civil servants -- what some might call the deep state -- that remain.
They are experienced, and can help with continuity and restoration.
The Biden administration will attract talent.
Yes, it's in bad shape, but the executive -- in 160 hours -- will be in competent hands.

So bad as it is, I don't think it's hopeless. Not yet.

Big (virtual) hug. Hang in there.
If nothing else, there's always Pluto's advice: heads high, hearts open.

All the best,

J.
On edit: typos. 58 years old and I still can't type for a hill o' beans.

cilla4progress

(24,939 posts)
10. What I mean is
Thu Jan 14, 2021, 01:12 AM
Jan 2021

there is no one home at the White House - at top levels of fed govt.

No functioning president, AG, DHS Sec.

Exhibit A is the press conference on the attack yesterday by DC local - rather than top level - DOJ / FBI officials.

marylandblue

(12,344 posts)
11. Don't worry about the press conferences.
Thu Jan 14, 2021, 01:31 AM
Jan 2021

The real work is occuring as it normally would in this situation. Without Trump to muck it up, the Departments can run themselves for a while.

FreepFryer

(7,077 posts)
13. Laughably full of shit and needlessly discouraging at the same time.
Thu Jan 14, 2021, 05:17 AM
Jan 2021

For you to say that, the day after an impeachment of the president in the house and with a razor thin majority in the senate, hard fought in Georgia, is particularly off.

To say it given that the impeachment is being conducted in the aftermath of a nearly successful decapitation attack upon the Congress by that same president is ludicrous.

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