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August 03, 2015

GOP Weekly Address: Everything's Kind Of Awesome, Huh?

The GOP establishment has found a hill to die...they don't give a damn that you don't like what they are doing.

Let me sum up what Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the 4th ranking member of the House GOP leadership, has to say: Gosh everything is swell and on behalf of Republicans in Congress, You're Welcome!

Watch it and see if it matches in tone or content what people are thinking about the GOP led Congress.

This isn't the first time they've run this scam.

Reminder: McMorris Rodgers slipped and told the truth last year...the GOP is going to keep ObamaCare and she was pretty sweet on passing amnesty too.
Try and square this upbeat, "damn aren't we wonderful," pitch with a little thing I like to call reality.

Donald Trump is leading the GOP field and less than a year after historic GOP victories, this....

Among GOP voters, 53% say they don't feel their views are well represented in Washington at all, nearly double the 27% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents who feel the same way.

That's an astonishing number given the position the GOP finds itself 7 years after being written off for dead in 2008.

But fear not, Jeb! Bush thinks he's diagnosed the cause of the anger...not enough bi-partisan BS in DC.

At Koch confab, Bush, asked to explain Trump appeal: 'Look, watch Washington. Nothing's happening. People are angry. People are frustrated.'

No Jeb! too much is happening in DC and Republicans don't like it. They don't like the deficit and debt increasing Doc Fix and Highway bills. They don't like Mitch McConnell caving on executive amnesty or lobbying to get Republicans to vote for Loretta Lynch. They aren't too thrilled with the idea that the GOP has only been willing to go to the mat on trade so far, you know, that thing Obama wanted. They don't like the Iran failure theater.

The GOP establishment honestly seems befuddled as to why people aren't flocking to them with rose petals. They really think this is a winning plan.

I get that I'm Mr. Anti-GOP but I'm not demanding anything new and exciting here. I'd simply like the GOP to live up to the promises they made less than a year ago. People can see what's going on and who is benefiting from it. All the happy-happy talk in the world won't fool people.

Think about this: Have you seen any of the GOP scolding class who spend all their time yelling at the dumb hicks who are ruining their party by flirting with Trump ever say, "maybe Trump isn't helpful but we should at least acknowledge that there's a legitimate frustration out there"? I haven't. It's all been, "Screw you. Either get in line or get the hell out."

If the GOP nominates a guy like Jeb! and crashes and burns next year (Hillary attacked Jeb! at event on Friday they were both speaking at. Jeb! didn't attack back), it won't be the fault of pissed off conservatives. It will all be on a GOP establishment that thought it could pull the wool over the eyes of the party's voters one more time.

They've made their choice on how to deal with their disgruntled voters. Now they will have to live or die with it.

But let's be honest, it's not a bad bet. It's worked before.

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posted by DrewM. at 10:46 AM

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