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originally posted by: kurthall
originally posted by: theantediluvian
I probably could have posted this outside of the Mud Pit but given my propensity for snark and unfiltered ridicule, I figured this was the best choice. (also, I really like typing things like Cheeto Jesus , F---face Von Clownstick and Dick l'Orange)
So PE Trump has finally used his tiny hands to tweet something that wasn't entirely cringeworthy (shocking, I know!) and in response, the House Republicans did an about face, ditching their plans to gut ethics oversight by the Office of Congressional Ethics in the new rules package.
Let's not all start singing Kumbaya quite yet — and it doesn't escape my notice that he referred to the OCE as "unfair" — but the result was that the House Republicans bailed on their effort and I'll take a win where I can get one and give credit where credit is due. On that note, let's also give credit to the evil (evil evil evil) liberal media for reporting on the GOP plans in the first place so that PE Trump could find out about it since according to Breitbart News, the whole thing was just "fake news" anyway:
Fake News About the Office of Congressional Ethics
The story qualifies as “fake news,” and the fact that it is being repeated by so many outlets does not make the it any less fake.
First of all, the change — voted on by Republicans on Monday as part of their larger rules package — has nothing to do with Trump. The House sets its own rules, and it would actually be an encroachment on the separation of powers for Trump to tell it to do otherwise. Furthermore, Republicans have been in control of the House since 2011 and have left the OCE alone.
In case you missed the bolded part (mine) in the above excerpt, Joel Pollak, Breitbart clown, zigged while Trump zagged. Ironically, that left the poor would be Trump defender Pollak, who'd painted himself into a corner with hyperbolic pronouncements on Monday, in a position of having preemptively declared what PE Trump did today "an encroachment on the separation of powers."
Does that mean that by Pollak's way of thinking, Trump fell for fake news?
Trump, needs to quit twitter! He is so embarrassing!! I can't stand it!