Archive for February, 2017
For the first two months of the new Congress, the 292 Republicans have scheduled just 88 in-person town hall events — and 35 of those sessions are for Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, according to a tabulation conducted by Legistorm. In the first two months of the previous Congress in 2015, by contrast, Republicans held 222 in-person town hall events.
I am a huge fan of Awesomely Luvvie.
I was going to write about Kellyanne Conway spreading her (ahem, ahem) legs on the Oval Office couch but Luvvie owns that. It’s totally hers.
UPDATED with a graphic from AlanInAustin.
You know, it is difficult for me to accept that Donald Trump can get away with calling the New York Times fake news when crapola like this happens.
Sean Spicer says that Trump did not know about him excluding reporters from a gaggle or about him checking the personal phones of his staff to see if they were leaking stuff.
Now we find out that Trump not only knew about both things, but that he gave it his blessings.
Look Spicer, behaving like a little nazi is one thing, but damn, Spicer, own up that you ain’t the daddy of it.
Okay, one question: who among us has the courage to watch Trump’s speech tonight? No, make that two questions: what should the Democrats yell when they decide to return the favor of the YOU LIE outburst?
Remember yesterday when I said that the Trump meeting with the CEOs of the major insurance companies would be the largest collection of old white guys in a room since Trump’s last meeting at the White House.
Shucks, I missed by one.
But, I am right about this — they do not provide great healthcare. They provide the least possible healthcare they can get away with. At the highest cost.
Well, it seems that Ted Cruz’s firm belief that he will be the next appointee to the Supreme Court is floating in a bottle in the middle of the damn ocean. The note inside says, “Help me. I need attention.”
A new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll finds Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) with a dismal 38% to 39% approval rating.
Among independents, Cruz holds a 20% to 53% approval rating.
His approval is also slipping wildly among males and independents.
Keep an eye on this guy – Beto O’Rourke.
Some folks are pushing Joaquín Castro to run for the senate seat but I think we need Joaquín to run for governor.
There’s no magic to this stuff. We will take Texas through hard work and a strong message.
By the way, Ted has joined with two other Republican senators to say that nothing short of a full repeal – every line, every word, every punctuation mark – of Obamacare will get their support.
So … I suspect he’ll also have a primary opponent who asks to see his psychological exam.