GOP: directionless

Republicans have proven to be incapable of governance.  They have neither the tools nor desire to govern.  The only consensus they had been able to form for 2017, is the notion that billionaire donors certainly needed to be repaid for their patronage.  To do so, they have jettisoned their own stated positions in fiscal responsibility to the wind, insured future campaign funds- should they desire to run again, and somewhat paradoxically, insured that future funding shall not be enough to overcome the negative blow-back that their own actions have created.

In effect, they have voted themselves out of control of government and set a course that speaks to serious national financial trouble for 2019 and beyond.  There will almost certainly be a major “correction” in the stock market between now and the end of 2019. There is also good reason to believe inflation is on it’s way.

GOP congresspeople realize what they have done, they aren’t all-the-way stupid.  That’s why we see a list like this for congresspeople already declaring they will not seek re-election in 2018 midterms.

Darrell Issa, Joe Barton, Jason Chaffetz, Bob Corker, Charlie Dent, Jimmy Duncan, Blake Farenthold, Jeff Flake, Trent Franks, Bob Goodlatte, Gregg Harper, Orrin Hatch, Jeb Hensarling, Darrel Issa, Lynn Jenkins, Sam Johnson, Raul Labrador, Frank LoBiondo, Tim Murphy, Kristi Noem, Steve Pearce, Ted Poe, Dave Reichert, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ed Royce, Bill Shuster, Lamar Smith, Luther Strange, Pat Tiberi, and Dave Trott.

 

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There’s a little bit of noise going on right now concerning almost-human, House Rep. Trey Gowdy and his resignation from the House Committee on Ethics (Irony!).  It was recently revealed that Gowdy, whose fixation on Hillary Clinton is only eclipsed by that of Sean Hannity, was party to the scandal of tax payer dollars being used for settlements of misconduct to the amount of $150,000 to a former aide who refused to be as fixated in trying to nail Clinton as was Gowdy.

With his installment as chairmen of the House Oversight Committee, replacing similarly bizarre Jason Chafettz, I prefer to take Gowdy at his word that being on four committees is too much.

“When I became Chairperson of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform I knew I would not be able to keep all other committee assignments to include Judiciary, Intelligence and Ethics. Four committee assignments, including a Chairmanship, is a challenging workload,” he added. Gowdy is the first congressman to serve on four committees simultaneously.

So, let’s not get all crazy about this.  What differentiates us, is the ability to reason and think critically.  If however, Gowdy is unavailable for further comment for some time, then maybe we can believe some other shoe is about to drop.  Let’s wait for facts.

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