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Name: Steven Maurer
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Hometown: Aloha, Oregon
Home country: United States
Member since: Sat Apr 22, 2017, 01:46 PM
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Trump Allies with Far Right to Toss Mods Off the Island

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/trump-allies-with-far-right-to-crush-the-moderates

Meanwhile, the President is on high single digit tweet storms over his 100 Days ego injury. Passing Trumpcare 2.0 in the House gets him something to point to that heís accomplished during his first 100 days in office. The fact that it is highly unlikely to get through the Senate is something heíll ignore. In any case, itís hard to prove that it wonít pass the Senate. Heíll hold it up as an amazing achievement.

The upshot is that President Trump and House Hardliners both have fairly narrow and selfish interests in pushing this through the House, just not one tied to any likelihood of actually becoming law. But it comes at the cost of forcing moderates (who tend to be but are not all in swing districts) to vote on a bill which will haunt them when they run for reelection Ė even if it never becomes law.

The Democrats must scarcely be able to believe their luck. Unbridled Republican infighting and no center of gravity to bring factions to heel is leading to the best of all worlds in partisan terms. Get vulnerable Republicans to vote yes on a toxic bill even though thereís little chance the horrendous policy outcomes will ever happen. If this happens the Dems will get their cake and have it too.
Posted by Steven Maurer | Thu Apr 27, 2017, 02:22 PM (0 replies)

REMINDER!



We have to laugh, so we do not cry.
Posted by Steven Maurer | Thu Apr 27, 2017, 11:54 AM (0 replies)

LTE (from a year ago): To the women in my engineering classes

Posted by Steven Maurer | Mon Apr 24, 2017, 11:27 PM (2 replies)
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