GOP Congress and GOP President, yet they can't agree on enough to get a budget passed

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    Here we have Republicans having complete control of the WH and Congress and they have passed but one piece of major legislation and can't formulate a budget bill or immigration bill that can get passed.

    Really? Well, yes, it appears that way....One'd last November have thought we were going to have a veritable waterfall of sea-changing legislation, yet the exact opposite is what we've observed. Hell, after, what, eight years of beefing about O-care and repeatedly sending bills to Obama to repeal O-care, they couldn't pass one of those myriad bills and send it to Trump for signing.

    What a laughing stock Republicans have made of themselves.

    Note to the "peanut gallery":
    Spare us the tu quoque and relative privation BS. This thread isn't about anyone or anything other than Republicans and their governing ineptitude.​
     
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    From the Internet.
    The Ant and the Grasshopper

    The Original Version

    The ant busts his ass in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks he’s a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter so he dies out in the cold.

    The New Liberal Version (2010)

    The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

    Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving. CBS, NBC , PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. America is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

    Then a representative of the NAAGB (The National Association for the Advancement of Green Bugs) shows up on Nightline and charges the ant with green bias, and makes the case that the grasshopper is the victim of 30 million years of greenism. Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and everybody cries when he sings ‘‘It’s not easy being green.’’

    ACORN stages a demonstration in front of the ant’s house where the news stations film the group singing, “We shall overcome.” Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper’s sake. President Obama condemns the ant and blames President Bush, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper’s plight. Bill and Hillary Clinton make a special guest appearance on the CBS Evening News to tell a concerned Dan Rather that they will do everything they can for the grasshopper who has been denied the prosperity he deserves by those who benefited unfairly during the Bush summers. Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.

    Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Greenism Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer. The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar and given to the grasshopper.

    Hillary gets her old law firm to represent the grasshopper in a defamation suit against the ant, and the case is tried before a panel of federal hearing officers that Obama appointed from a list of single-parent welfare moms who can only hear cases on Thursday’s between 1:30 and 3 PM. The ant loses the case.

    The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant’s food while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant’s old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn’t maintain it.

    The ant has disappeared in the snow. And on the TV, which the grasshopper bought by selling most of the ant’s food, they are showing Obama standing before a wildly applauding group of Democrats announcing that a new era of ‘‘fairness’’ has dawned in America.

    The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the ramshackle, once prosperous and once peaceful, neighborhood.
     
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    Do the Republicans have 60 votes in the Senate? No. They have a hard enough time with the RINO coalition.

    Have a nice day! :D
     
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