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Weakness and defeat

Who woulda ever thunk their odor could be so pleasant?

We wouldn’t take Pelosi seriously, because it’s impossible to truly do so. After all, she’s completely crazy and it’s obvious to anyone who bothers to observe both the gibberish emanating from her lips and the unstable body language surrounding it. Except that the unhinged sentiments she offered as a reaction to the passage of a bill which will provide a tax cut to 80 percent of the American public aren’t just hers. They belong to the entire Democratic Party.

Chuck Schumer, upon the bill’s passage, declared that it will be “an anchor to the ankles of every Republican” in next year’s midterm elections.

Oh, OK, Chuck.

Smell that? It smells like desperation and weakness, doesn’t it? It also smells like impending defeat. Pelosi and Schumer can smell it, regardless of the lies they tell themselves and their supporters.

Schumer’s prognostication isn’t off to a very good start. On the very day the bill reached final passage, AT&T announced it was giving 200,000 of its employees $1,000 bonuses and making $1 billion in capital investment. Likewise, Boeing announced it would let loose $300 million in investments — $100 million in corporate philanthropy, $100 million in increased training for its workers and another $100 million in facilities investment — as a direct result of the tax reform plan.

“On behalf of all our stakeholders, we applaud and thank Congress and the administration for their leadership in seizing this opportunity to unleash economic energy in the United States,” said Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg. “It’s the single most important thing we can do to drive innovation, support quality jobs and accelerate capital investment in our country.”

That’s one hell of an anchor, eh Chuck?

But wait, there’s more. Also Wednesday was Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bancorp’s announcement that some 13,500 employees would be receiving $1,000 bonuses and all bank employees would be moving to a minimum wage of $15 per hour — an indication that Trump and the Republicans in Congress appear more effective in achieving a $15 minimum wage than the Democrats who bloviated about passing a law to that effect have ever managed. That’s a similar announcement to the one Wells Fargo made, also raising the company minimum wage to $15 and further pledging $400 million in increased philanthropy. And not to be outdone, Comcast, which is in merger talks with AT&T, is now saying they’re going to make $50 billion in infrastructure investments while also giving some 100,000 non-executive employees $1,000 bonuses.

No political capital in any of that, right Chuck?

The one major concern about the effects of the tax reform plan for Republicans might be that it could spell the end of Schumer and Pelosi as the Democrats’ leaders in the Senate and House, respectively, and the Democrats might replace them with someone sane and competent.

No worries. I mean, where the hell is anybody gonna find sanity and competence among the Democrat Socialists? Fauxcahontas? Bernie? Wasserman-Schvantz? Weiner? The seemingly endless Perv Parade of Democrat-Socialist gropers, grabbers, weenie-waggers, public pud-pullers, and rapists? Hillary!™, for Christ’s sake? Look all you care to, but it just ain’t there.

Nope, STILL not tired of all the winning yet. After the long, bitter years of Republicrat collusion, I find it intoxicating, and highly addictive.

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5 thoughts on “Weakness and defeat

  1. Chuck Schumer, upon the bill’s passage, declared that it will be “an anchor to the ankles of every Republican” in next year’s midterm elections.

    The fear vibrating through those words is almost palpable. He knows the Democrats have been struck a mighty blow…and he has nothing to counter it with.

    I’d have liked a bigger bill, one that simplifies the tax code further and reduces rates far more, but this will do for starters. That every Democrat in both houses voted against it will not be lost on the electorate next November.

  2. Ah, but the Koch-sucking Rove Republican swill running that portion of the Uniparty will still be there, so even without San Fran Nan or Chuckie Sleaze, they will continue to do their best to thwart President Trump at every step of the way.

    And as far as the bill not being big enough, do you STILL not understand how the Communists have driven this country into the sewer where we now stand? They make their demands, and rant and rave, and the “go alongs to get alongs” give them part of what they want. As soon as that is signed into law, they start screeching and wailing again, to get the NEXT change. And on and on and on until we get where we are today. Time for conservatives to throw that right back in their faces. Like the saying goes:

    How do you eat an elephant?

    One bite at a time.

  3. Just imagine what Trump could do if he didn’t have to fight off the likes of Ryan, the Turtle, McStain and Corker (Good riddance) and the rest of the GOPe, and an incredibly hostile lying press at every turn.

  4. The one major concern about the effects of the tax reform plan for Republicans might be that it could spell the end of Schumer and Pelosi as the Democrats’ leaders in the Senate and House, respectively, and the Democrats might replace them with someone sane and competent.

    Yes. I will miss Nancy when she’s gone. She’s the best example of “may you be blessed with stupid enemies” that I’ve seen in my lifetime.

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