Hey, conservatives... You WON! ... ... by Bob Nelson

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By:  @bob-nelson, 10 months ago
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You didn't just win a little bit... You won everything!

You have the Presidency.

You have both Houses of Congress.

You already have the Supreme Court, and will soon lock it down definitively.

You can do anything you want to do!

Anything!!

So... 

What are you going to do?

 

I read a lot of news and commentary. I keep looking for "Republican policy propositions".

We've had a few:
 - end Muslim immigration
 - a wall on the Mexican border
 - a healthcare plan
 - infrastructure... maybe... or has that volatilized?

I'm disappointed by the rarity of anything concrete. The new head of the EPA seems decided to roll back a lot of stuff... but I haven't seen any details. We have a fine new Cabinet, full of generals and Wall Street bankers... but nothing seems to be happening.

So I'm asking our NT Conservatives about their intentions for our little NT world:

Will you continue to attack Dems/liberals/socialism/...  as you have continued to do since the elections... kinda like you don't know how to do anything else... or will you someday begin to discuss... umm... you know... governing??

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Bob Nelson
link   Bob Nelson    10 months ago

GOP officeholders have purposefully done nothing whatsoever during the eight years of Mr Obama's administration. That was their strategy. OK. I get that.

But now what?

Long before the election, I tried to get our NT Conservatives to make some propositions for actually doing stuff... without much success. Maybe the idea of "doing" was incomprehensible with an alien Black atheist socialist Muslim foreigner in the White House.

But hey!! Don't you think it is time to start governing?

 

 
 
Petey Coober
link   Petey Coober  replied to  Bob Nelson   10 months ago

But hey!! Don't you think it is time to start governing?

What do you call putting a freeze on federal govt hiring ? Or does the federal deficit not matter ?

 
 
Bob Nelson
link   Bob Nelson  replied to  Petey Coober   10 months ago

That's something, for sure. But IMHO it's a bit short for a program. 

 
 
deepwaterdon
link   deepwaterdon    10 months ago

...... 'time to start governing.' But, but, but, its' so hard!  crying

 
 
Bob Nelson
link   Bob Nelson  replied to  deepwaterdon   10 months ago

Who would have guessed that it's so complicated??   close call

 
 
deepwaterdon
link   deepwaterdon  replied to  Bob Nelson   10 months ago

Anyone who has actually been governing. Liar Ted did  manage to get through 'Green Eggs and Ham', though.

 
 
jwc2blue
link   jwc2blue    10 months ago

Conservatives haven't won. We all lost. Conservatives are just not quite ready to admit it yet.

 
 
Bob Nelson
link   Bob Nelson    10 months ago

Please, people!! You're going to discourage our fine NT Conservatives. 

Just because they haven't posted much in the way of policy over the past yearpast few years, since the Bush administration, doesn't mean they have no detailed policies to propose.

Right?

 
 
Hal A. Lujah
link   Hal A. Lujah    10 months ago

The "policy of no" morphed into the "policy of we don't know how".  You can obstruct for only so long before you forget how to do your actual job.

 
 
Apollo Invictus
link   Apollo Invictus    10 months ago

WTF?

To hell with  governing.  Nothing good comes from it.  Don't you know how many fucking a-holes are running around DC (especially LWFW's) looking to bend us over.  Not to mention the ones here on this site.

I say leave us the fuck alone and if you want to do anything then figure out a way to reduce the Federal government's involvement in our daily lives.  

Otherwise, you can stick your ideas of governing where the sun don't shine.

Is that clear?

 

 

 
 
Bob Nelson
link   Bob Nelson  replied to  Apollo Invictus   10 months ago

Is that clear?

On one level, not at all. 

On another... perfectly. 

 
 
Apollo Invictus
link   Apollo Invictus  replied to  Bob Nelson   10 months ago

That's okay, no one expects you to understand anything Bob.

Keep the personal insults to a minimum, Cornholio.  D.

 
 
JohnRussell
link   JohnRussell     10 months ago

It is not really true that they can do whatever they want. As far as we know, the filibuster rule in the Senate will continue, which means that most new legislation needs 60 votes in the Senate and the Republicans only 52 seats. Given the extreme partisanship in Congress nowadays, big new programs (for example infrastructure, or comprehensive immigration laws), will need Democratic support. 

 
 
Bob Nelson
link   Bob Nelson  replied to  JohnRussell   10 months ago

If the Dems do any serious filibustering, the Republicans will change the rules. 

 
 
Randy
link   Randy  replied to  Bob Nelson   10 months ago

The Democrats gained seats in both House and the Senate in 2016 and Trump, but more Ryan, is making it much more likely they will pick up many more in 2018. It might be smart for the Democrats to bide their time until then. They are going to need all of their fight because Ruth Bader Ginsburg is bound to want to retire, especially if the Democrats regain control of the Senate. Difficult (they have more seats to defend then the GOP) but Ryan and Trump seem determined to help.

 
 
dennis smith
link   dennis smith  replied to  JohnRussell   10 months ago

For the last 8 years the government where was immigration reform or infrastructure policy from the WH? 

 
 
Randy
link   Randy  replied to  dennis smith   10 months ago

The past 6 years they've been blocked by the GOP Congress. The first 2 years of the Obama administration he and the Democrats were busy trying to pull us out of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression (a mess handed to him by the previous administration) and getting healthcare reform done.

 
 
Steve Ott
link   Steve Ott    10 months ago

Personally, I like it when no one is governing. They do less harm that way. 

 
 
Bob Nelson
link   Bob Nelson  replied to  Steve Ott   10 months ago

You favor anarchy, then? 

 
 
Steve Ott
link   Steve Ott  replied to  Bob Nelson   10 months ago

I'm still exploring that. At the moment, I prefer a minimal state, something proposed in Robert Nozick's book Anarchy, State and Utopia. 

 
 
Buzz of the Orient
link   Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Bob Nelson   10 months ago

It appears to me (from afar, so according to at least one NT member I'm not entitled to "Speak my Mind") that any American who announces that Trump is not his/her president has already chosen the path to anarchy.

 
 
PJ
link   PJ  replied to  Steve Ott   10 months ago

Personally, I like it when no one is governing.

Well then you must be ecstatic these days because NO ONE is governing.  

They do less harm that way. 

I would disagree that no harm is being caused by the way this group is NOT governing.  You seem to be stuck in the 70's.  I suggest putting the joint down.  lol

 
 
Petey Coober
link   Petey Coober  replied to  PJ   10 months ago

Well then you must be ecstatic these days because NO ONE is governing.

If that were true then why is there so much animosity towards Trump ?

 
 
Steve Ott
link   Steve Ott  replied to  PJ   10 months ago

Didn't really smoke a lot, much preferred psychedelics. The 70's I am "stuck" in would be the 1670's. 

Do you believe that the more laws Congress passes the better off we are?

 
 

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