Welcome to the dawn of a new unified Tea-GOP government


Actually Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said, “Welcome to the dawn of a new unified Republican government.” But ever since former Speaker John Boehner famously declared that there is no difference between the Tea Party and the Republican Party, I have always used the term Tea-GOP.

What is to be done? Well, trying to work with Trump isn’t an option.

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ):

Given everything we know about Donald Trump — and everything we don’t know — I was alarmed by the words of senior leaders from both the progressive and centrist wings of the party regarding their openness to working with Donald Trump on infrastructure.

Under ordinary circumstances, we would welcome a plan to invest in infrastructure — even if that plan came from the other side of the aisle. Especially if it came from the other side of the aisle!

But Donald Trump is not an ordinary politician. He is a con artist. He has refused to give the American people reason to believe that he is not in this to enrich himself. In fact, he has bucked tradition by maintaining his family’s interest in a private corporation.

And, unfortunately, his infrastructure plan is really a privatization scheme, rife with graft and corruption, whose real purpose is to enrich the Trump family and his supporters. He is not reaching out. He is reaching his hand into America’s pockets, just as he has his whole career. And we must not let him do it.

Democrats, progressives, and independents have to fight Trump using every means available.

Trump is tremendously unpopular, and he will rapidly lose support. Did Trump voters know that they were voting for more tax cuts for the rich and corporations and Medicare phase-out? No, they were lied to. Oh, and Trump’s first “job creation” idea is a federal government hiring freeze.

Anyone who yelled “Drain the swamp!” at a Trump rally cannot be encouraged to learn that Trump has already established the most corrupt administration in our lifetimes, and he still has two months to go to Inauguration Day.

In the quite reasonable assumption that Trump, imitating former President George W. Bush, racks up vacation days while outsourcing policy to Speaker Ryan and an assortment of extremists appointed to key posts like the National Security Advisor and Attorney General, he is on track to inherit Bush’s title as Worst President Ever.

According to some economic indicators, economic stagnation may have already tipped over into recession. If our new Tea-GOP government is able to enact tax cuts for the rich and benefit cuts for everybody else, this recession could be worse than the last one.

  1. #1 by Trump Mandate of the People on November 21, 2016 - 11:27 am

    Well there you have it..as predicted during the O’blahblah Administration…

    …A TOTAL ass kicking of all establishment pukes..left and pretend right, utterly vanquished.

    Who says one man can’t make a difference?

  2. #2 by Trump Mandate of the People on November 21, 2016 - 11:31 am

    Tremendously unpopular….that will all fade as things get done positively for the American People. Trump isn’t even sworn in and this already has fallen into the Laps of the Taxpayers..it truly amazing.

    Now not only does the Head of NATO agree with Trump, O’blahblah does too! We are so glad of his support if not any competency.


  3. #3 by Larry Bergan on November 21, 2016 - 11:33 am

    This is the biggest disaster in human history. Don’t even try to tell me I’m being overly pessimistic.

  4. #4 by Richard Warnick on November 21, 2016 - 7:15 pm

    Sanders Slams Trump Infrastructure ‘Scam’ As ‘Corporate Welfare’

    During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump correctly talked about rebuilding our country’s infrastructure. But the plan he offered is a scam that gives massive tax breaks to large companies and billionaires on Wall Street who are already doing phenomenally well.

  5. #5 by Larry Bergan on November 21, 2016 - 9:14 pm

    Bernie Sanders isn’t only the de facto leader of the democratic party, but in the obvious absence of any leadership over the last decade, IS my lifelong party’s leader.

    It’s about time we had one!

  6. #6 by Richard Warnick on November 27, 2016 - 12:11 pm

    Simon Maloy on Slate:

    Obviously those of us who are concerned by the slow-motion erosion of governing institutions run the risk of marginalization by living in a state of constant panic. That redounds to the benefit of the people doing the destruction, who can malign their critics as hysterical and unreasonable. But sitting back and waiting for the right moment also carries risks, as there very well might not be any sort of tipping-point event that screams “AN AUTHORITARIAN IS TAKING OVER” in bright neon lights.

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