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originally posted by: MiddleInsite
You are correct. The Republicans are in charge of the government now. So they are also responsible for government right now. And they will take the blame for things that go wrong in government right now. Fine with me.
a reply to: rickymouse
In an interview with "CBS This Morning" that will air on Thursday, Ryan said he fears the Republican Party, which failed last week to come together and agree on a healthcare overhaul, is pushing the president to the other side of the aisle so he can make good on campaign promises to redo Obamacare.
"I don't want that to happen," Ryan said, referring to Trump's offer to work with Democrats.
if you don't want the "alphabet agencies" interested in your conversations stop having conversations with enemies of the country who are constantly monitored while in-country.
for more than three decades the FBI has had Trump Tower in its sights. Many of its occupants have been targets of major investigations, others have been surveilled, and yet others have served as informants. One thing many of them have in common is deep ties to organized crime — including the Russian mafia.
originally posted by: desert
a reply to: rickymouse
Up until 20 years ago it used to be that our system functioned as the Founding Leaders had set it up. Two parties expected to compromise. Starting in the 1990s the Republican Party started to work as a faction (something the Founding Leaders warned us about), which grew to a full blown faction the last eight years, making our system a de facto parliamentary system but with nothing to force compromise or coalition. Under Obama, the Rep Party acted as a parliamentary opposition, but that was not how our system was set up.
The Rep Party's ideology also became more extreme, to where there is nothing that the New Republican Party (as of 2016) can offer the Democratic Party to compromise on. Headline ideas sound good, but it is how these ideas are carried out that makes for nothing (or nothing of significance) on which to compromise. The Democratic Party can now only act as a party of opposition, with nothing to force compromise or coalition.