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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 06:21:42 PM »
"Our testing is BETTER than any country in the world"

-  Trump


Thoughts?
That he lied his way through his first three years of being President. Why should I accept anything he says?

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 06:18:08 PM »
Stand away.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 06:10:12 PM »
Oh. Well you said that Commerce Clause gives states that authority. You need to write better.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 05:39:29 PM »
So, Ward - as our resident originalist and defended of all things Constitutional, what do you think of the claims, in NH and now in TX, that "stay-at-home" orders are unconstitutional?!

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Texas-Supreme-Court-Harris-County-stay-at-home-15166758.php?utm_campaign=CMS+Sharing+Tools+%28Premium%29&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&fbclid=IwAR2gnRXo3C0i-Xs-gdj-VvjEO_yXTDhsoCUpwhLLO9Gt7ziPgkWajq7RD1Q
The Federal Government is restricted from national quarantines. The states not so much thanks to the 10th amendment and the Commerce Clause. on that basis I would says states have Constitutional authority.  At the state level public health safety seems to take precedence. Ohio postponed the democrat primary election citing the threat to health by the corona virus, basically ignoring a judge’s ruling to the contrary. Further the state’s rescheduled election will prohibit in person voting. And Ohio was among the first states to close non essential businesses, schools, etc.
I don’t know if Texas accords the state the same power in overseeing public health.
Every time Red mentions the Commerce Clause, I think of Indigo Montoya. You keep using that phrase. I dont think it means what you think it means.
Well it certainly doesn't mean what he thinks it does in that post.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 29, 2020, 08:11:09 PM »
I think by the time Trump is done with them CNN may just be flat out of business.

Keep those resumes handy.
CNN will be around long after he's gone.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 28, 2020, 10:29:14 PM »
Don't worry, Bo. Kid would agree with you 100% if Obama were still President.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 28, 2020, 06:45:13 PM »
Sure he does.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 27, 2020, 12:16:38 PM »
When the economy was in freefall after the Bush Crash, the Recovery Act, Obama's stimulus measure passed 246-183 in the House without a single Republican vote  the Senate by a vote of 60-38 with all Democrats and only three Republicans in support.

Obama was unable to get the amount over $1T which is what many advisers were calling for (roughly $1.2T).  Obama had to reduce the bill to under $800B in order to get the necessary GOP support to break a threatened filibuster, and was forced to include fairly useless tax breaks as over 1/3 of the bill.  McConnell led the opposition to the stimulus bill.  And most GOPers derided the notion that Gov't spending could resuscitate the economy and denied that govt money could have a multiplier effect.

That was how bipartisan the GOP was in an emergency when there was a DEM president (and the GOP crashed the economy).  Flash forward to today and you get unanimous votes in the Senate and just one jackass GOP thwarting things in the House.

See my post on this yesterday.

As I said, if the President was a Democrat (not to mention a Democrat facing election in 8 months) this bill doesn't happen. 

And when a Democrat is elected in November, Republicans will want all spending stopped because "deficits," even if the economy had not yet recovered at that point.

Fed quantitative easing program will get up to $1.5 Trillion.  Anyone remember what Republicans said when it was $600 Billion total under Obama?  I do.  They called it "cheating" "artificially floating the economy" and "political."   

You can't escape the conclusion that Republicans did what they could to tank the economy under Obama because they thought it helped them politically.  No matter the pain to ordinary Americans.
Red got a tax cut.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 26, 2020, 09:45:48 PM »
Amoral Red is the best Red.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 25, 2020, 10:38:34 AM »
So politics as usual. Got it.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 25, 2020, 09:30:35 AM »
ELISE!  is a lickspittle.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 25, 2020, 09:22:24 AM »
It's very important that such an investigation be done now.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 23, 2020, 09:16:18 AM »
I'm sorry. I'm having a hard time seeing what difference being optimistic (as opposed to seeing a glass as "1/32 full) makes.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: March 21, 2020, 11:44:44 AM »
Sanctimonious Kid is the best Kid.

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