IdleRich

IdleRich
So Republicans still trying to get the ACA (which is Obamacare I guess) ruled unconstitutional. I just saw an interview with Trump's spokeswoman McEnery (I think - maybe McEnemey) and they asked her if the Repubs were doing the right thing in trying to remove the law with nothing ready to replace it. She replied - completely straightfaced - no I think they'll realise that it's the fault of Democrats who put in place an unconstitutional law.
As if... people who can't get health care will be saying "Thanks GOP for removing that unconstitutional rule which I may have unwittingly benefited from - phew lucky escape there!".
 

Leo

Well-known member
forget trying to kill a law when they have nothing to replace it with...how about the wisdom of trying to eliminate healthcare coverage for 23 million people in the middle of a deadly pandemic?! sounds like a winning platform to me!
 

Leo

Well-known member
also, can you imagine how your friends tom cotton and Lyndsey Graham would be reacting right now if these Russia-Taliban allegations came out during the Obama presidency?
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
may drop out of the 2020 presidential race if he believes he has no chance of winning, a Republican Party operative reportedly told Fox News.
The claim comes in a report in the president’s favourite news outlet that cites a number of GOP insiders who are concerned about Mr Trump’s re-election prospects amid abysmal polling numbers.
I keep seeing this story today... hard to credit it to be honest.
 

Leo

Well-known member
thank god for their incompetence...

A federal judge appointed by President Trump has ruled that the Trump administration must end a policy that effectively bars most Central American migrants fleeing poverty and persecution from obtaining asylum in the United States.

The asylum rule in question prevents migrants from gaining protection in the United States if they fail to first apply for protection in a country en route to the southwest border. But Judge Timothy J. Kelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said late Tuesday night that the Trump administration illegally put in effect the rule by not allowing the public to weigh in on it. The administration had argued that allowing for a public comment period after announcing the rule would have prompted migrants to rush to the border, a claim Judge Kelly did not accept.

The ruling was only the latest in a string of defeats the Trump administration has been dealt by judges who decided that administration officials, in their haste to make policy, violated federal law laying out how regulations must be carried out or rolled back. The Supreme Court last month preserved Obama-era protections for about 700,000 young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers, ruling that the administration had violated procedures in rolling back the rule.

In April, an effort to roll back nutrition standards for school mealschampioned by former first lady Michelle Obama, was reversed on similar procedural violations. In the environmental arena, federal courts have found at least five times that the Trump administration violated the Administrative Procedure Act by skipping steps when it tried to delay conservation rules that had already taken effect.

The same factors may have cost the president his hard-fought rule to block asylum seekers.

“It’s notable in this case that Judge Kelly reiterated what other judges recently retorted to the administration: Do your homework,” said Claudia Cubas, litigation director for the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Ha ha... they're not really details people. Well obviously Trump isn't but he's got rid of so many and replaced them with yes men that it seems there is no-one who understands the machinery of government left. It's fine to not be good on the details as long as those below you can fill them in but it seems they can't even do that... didn't Trump say "Who would have thought health care was so complicated?" when he couldn't magically fix it a couple of years back?
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Oklahoma (where Trump recently held his poorly-attended rally*) now has a 100% positive covid-19 test rate
*I guess 6,000 crammed into a building is still a fairly large number of people
I saw this earlier. It's a slightly confusing story though isn't it cos it's not necessarily linked to the rally. I read it to be that random people who have been tested in the last few days have all tested positive... it could in fact be nothing to do with the rally right? Though it's probably a factor in some cases.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
I saw this earlier. It's a slightly confusing story though isn't it cos it's not necessarily linked to the rally. I read it to be that random people who have been tested in the last few days have all tested positive... it could in fact be nothing to do with the rally right? Though it's probably a factor in some cases.
I choose to believe that it's because of the rally, and the sorts of people who love Trump enough to attend his ridiculous Caliguloid ego-wank sessions all think it's a hoax anyway, so it's karmically satisfying. (Sucks for non-Trumpists who've caught it from them, of course.)
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Well "America First" was a pro-Nazi pressure group that opposed American involvement in WWII, but I'm sure everyone here knew that.
 

luka

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Staff member
you might decide they are deliberately signalling allegience to the Nazi-Satanists. you might decide it's purely accidental/coincidental. you might decide that these things happen unconsciously under the guidance of the Older Ones and the eternal Satanic-Nazi cult which is preparing for another assault on planet earth.
 
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