You thought that Trump and the Republicans actually cared about you. You were wrong. I'm very, very sorry and saddened that you're getting shafted by the politicians you trusted, but we tried to warn you, and you didn't listen.
When conservatives were aghast about how much time President Obama spent playing golf? Well, guess what?
For the eighth weekend in a row, President Trump has visited a property that bears his name. He has done so on 21 of the 66 days he has been in office, meaning that for the equivalent of three full weeks of his just-over-nine weeks as commander in chief, he has spent all or part of a day at a Trump property — earning that property mentions in the media and the ability to tell potential clients that they might be able to interact with the president. And, despite his insistence on the campaign trail that he would avoid the links — “I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to go play golf,” he said in August — he has made 13 visits to his own golf courses since becoming president, likely playing golf on at least 12 of those occasions.
It makes me think that the real problem was that conservatives had a problem with a black man playing golf.
House Republican leaders abruptly pulled a rewrite of the nation’s health-care system from consideration on Friday, a dramatic acknowledgment that they are so far unable to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
“We just pulled it,” President Trump told The Washington Post in a telephone interview.
The decision came a day after Trump delivered an ultimatum to lawmakers — and represented multiple failures for the new president and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.).
The decision means the ACA remains in place, and a major GOP campaign promise goes unfulfilled. It also casts doubt on the Republican Party’s ability to govern and to advance other high-stakes agenda items, including tax reform and infrastructure spending. Ryan is still without a signature achievement as speaker — and the defeat undermines Trump’s image as a skilled dealmaker willing to strike compromises to push his agenda forward.
That said, incompetence and ineptitude will not serve us well in an international or domestic crisis.
This may qualify as his laziest column ever. Its basically a synopsis of a fantasy novel that imagines what the US will look like if we don't follow guidelines laid out by The Heritage Foundation or Ayn Rand. He even writes "Atlas, shrugged" in his paper.
I rate Will's column as "piffle." The book looks pretty sophomoric as well.
At his Jan. 10 Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Sessions was asked by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) what he would do if he learned of any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of the 2016 campaign.
“I’m not aware of any of those activities,” he responded. He added: “I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians.”
Of course, we now know that he did, in fact, have at least two encounters, one of which was a private meeting, with the Russian ambassador. Now, amid calls for his resignation, Sessions announced he was recusing himself from the probe into Russian efforts to influence the election. As well he should, since he's now a potential target.
Not even two months in, and this is shaping up as the most corrupt administration ever.