The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 30, 2017
I wonder if Republicans were expecting any sort of loyalty or respect or even day-to-day consistency from their new leader. I certainly hope so.
President Donald Trump took a swipe at the House Freedom Caucus on Thursday, threatening on Twitter to “fight” the hard-line conservative Republican group if its members fail to get in line with his agenda.
The unusual move to target lawmakers in his own party comes less than a week after the failure of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Freedom Caucus members had petitioned the president to make deeper cuts to Obamacare. That prospect alarmed more moderate Republicans who were already wavering in their support for the legislation, and the bill was pulled from consideration.
Not mentioned here, Boobla Con’s Friday or the highway decree. A move that served no other purpose than to show he was in charge in the only way he knows how: thought-free order barking. Would the vote have failed without his interference? Sure. All he did was guarantee he had partial ownership in the failure. No wonder he’s pointing his damp little hand Cheetos everywhere.
Trump initially blamed Democrats for the health care bill’s failure. He also encouraged his supporters to watch a Fox News segment that urged House Speaker Paul Ryan to resign amid the fallout.
On Thursday, Ryan said that Trump called him to apologize, claiming he “had no idea” that the segment would be critical of Ryan.
Zombie Eyed Cub Killer nommed on the yuge shit sandwich like a good little lackey.
“He actually was very apologetic about it,” Ryan said. “In that he said, ‘I had no idea that that’s what she was gonna talk about… I thought she was going to talk about something else.’ So really that was completely coincidental.”
Here’s what happens when one accepts a lie told by an unabashed liar: the liar sniggers, puts you on the dumb sucker list and will increase the frequency and outrageousness of the lies they tell you.
I wonder if Ryan thinks this will keep him in tRump’s good graces. I certainly hope so.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) March 30, 2017
Reporters asked Rep. Amash if Trump’s tweets serve any negotiating purpose or have any constructive purposes.
Rep. Amash told reporters that, “It’s constructive in 5th grade. It may allow a child to get his way, but that’s not how our government works.”
Meanwhile Gohmert appears to have some decent asshole-manipulating chops. He believes, or claims to believe, the latest Trumpertantrum was committed by Preibus in the library with a smartphone.
I know: they’ll all fall in line at the first sign of anything that they consider a terrorist attack. That’s why it is so important to enjoy the infighting and root for serious injuries while we can.