Question: Is Trump Really in Charge?
Donnie Fucknuts lives in the White House and he can use Air Force One and Marine One as he pleases. He certainly has to answer to no one for his tweets. But is he really the guy making decisions as the Leader of the Free World?
I offer two mind boggling examples and invite the Board to note others.
The U.S. Congress has struck a deal to send President Donald Trump a bill that could limit his power to lift sanctions against Russia.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker said he reached an agreement with leaders in the House of Representatives to act on their version of the legislation, passed Tuesday in a 419-to-3 vote. It includes sanctions on North Korea that Corker previously said could hold up the bill. The original Senate bill addressed only Iran and Russia and passed that chamber by 98-2 last month.
The Senate will move to approve the Iran and Russia sanctions it originally passed six weeks ago, as well as the North Korea sanctions developed by the House,” Corker, a Tennessee Republican, said in a statement. “Going forward, the House has committed to expeditiously consider and pass enhancements to the North Korea language, which multiple members of the Senate hope to make in the very near future.”
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday on the Senate floor that members of his party would agree to send the bill to Trump “at any time.” If the president vetoes the measure, “the American people will know that he’s being soft on Putin,” Schumer said.
Yeah, Chuck Shumer stood tall for the “American people” who have manifested not the slightest concern about being “soft” on Putin. In doing so, he joined forces with Mitch McConnell and all the rest of the Republicans in Congress other than Rand Paul to undo one of the few truly beneficial accomplishments of President Barack Obama — working with Russia and the rest of the international community to pressure Iran into abandoning its nuclear weapons ambitions.
Did you learn anything from the debate on the Senate floor about the wisdom of this bill? Hear any facts about how Russia interfered with our election? Did you hear any reason offered by any elected official as to what was wrong with Obama’s deal?
Nope — just wham bam thank you ma’am and a Soviet style vote to cut off the foreign policy nuts of the President of the United States. Trump being such a miserable excuse for a public leader, I can imagine this kind of bi-partisan repudiation of his foreign policy to rein him in. I clearly remember hearing from virtually every Hillary supporter I knew that we should shut up about Hillary’s wars because Trump’s wars would be so much bigger, badder and stupider.
But instead, Shumer and everybody in his party voted to force Trump to be MORE aggressive. (We are constantly reminded by the Hillarians that Bernie Sanders is NOT a Democrat.)
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted 89-8 to pass a $700 defense policy bill for 2018 that would exceed President Donald Trump’s budget request and break statutory caps on defense spending.
The Senate on Monday passed a version of the National Defense Authorization Act that exceeds budget caps by $91 billion. It garnered support from all but four Democrats and all but three Republicans who voted.
This was $20 Billion more than the Orange Orangutan requested. Once again, only four Democrats voted against this ridiculous budget busting proposition, as both parties enjoyed another “bi-partisan” love fest.
This is mind boggling. On this board, we discuss the non-stop barrage of attacks on us, on Bernie Sanders, on Jill Stein — on Susan Sarandon, for Christ’s sake, for us failing to prevent Trump from becoming President. The anger is real behind this Niagara of invective, even if the arguments are mainly lies, and utterly illogical.
I hear nothing from them about undoing Obama’s foreign policy or about increasing the already criminally insane defense budget proposed by Trump — both of which are the product of “bi-partisan” consensus that the Orange Orangutan is just not militant enough.
So, he can’t get his way on Obamacare. Nor can he get his way on defense spending due to opposition in Congress. I remember arguing with Hillarians on this very point — I said that the Constitution would not allow Trump to just do whatever the fuck he wanted to do, and their response was, “Tell that to the victims of the Holocaust!” According to their bullshit, Trump would just rip the Constitution to shreds (as if the last several Presidents hadn’t already done so.)
The opposite is happening. The Congress is showing unity that I have never seen in my 64 years of living in this imperfect democracy — all toward the end of even more war.
How does this happen? How do the partisan bickerers who can never get anything done suddenly decide en bloc that we “need” even more money for the Pentagon?
Obviously there is a font of power that does not show itself publicly. And whoever or whatever has the power to unify those gridlocked ideologues on both sides has power that our Senators and Representatives fear far more than they fear Trump. Hell it is clear they don’t fear him one bit.
It looks to me like he is not really the President at all.
Any other examples or thoughts about how the Trump Era is playing out?chknltl, truebluegreen, Tuesday and 7 othersHomerRamone, ThomPaine, MistaP, Ohio Barbarian, Cassiopeia, nevereVereven, Grey like this
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