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Tag: Sen. Chuck Schumer

Well, Since You Asked Me: Yes, Devin Nunes Is That Dumb (Emma Loop)

Key Take-Away:  The Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA 22nd) Shitshow has crossed into the comedy realm now. One couldn’t act more guilty of malfeasance than Nunes. I expect that we will start hearing stories shortly about how a large percentage of his Net Worth is tied to Russian Money. Specifically, as it relates to his farming business. Regardless, I expect him to end up in prison. He has, with the the aid of Speaker Paul Ryan, destroyed one of the most sacred House Committees. That will be their legacy. I also expect the other ranking members of the Intelligence Committees to start publicly castigating him. 

Well, Since You Asked Me: Ten Take-Aways From #TrumpShutdown Ending (Jennifer Rubin)

Key Take-Away:  These are some good Take-Aways. I think the Foreign Affairs angle is spot on. And I predict it will come back to bite us in the ass. The Filibuster Proofing Angle is worth watching. I think they have at least 70 votes +. I also agree this puts enormous pressure on House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he’s essentially a lame-duck. If he wants to leave a legacy, he might just buck the Freedom Caucus.

Well, Since You Asked Me: The IDIOT Is Mired In A Familiar Crisis (Julie Hirschfeld Davis/Maggie Haberman)

Key Take-Away: The mental instability of The IDIOT is center stage in these negotiations. I come back to the central theme that John Kelly and Stephen Miller, along with Congressional leaders, are content with this situation. They have immensely more power than they would have in a normally functioning Administration. This is simply not normal and they represent Exhibit A-Z of folks using this situation for their personal benefit. It will be extremely interesting to see what happens as The IDIOT’s approval continues to fall.

The fact that this man is reliving his past and is filled with an unhealthy obsession with Barack Obama speaks volumes. I suspect that he’s in a very foul mood right now and will explode at some point over the next week. If I’m Mueller and Team, I might just assist those efforts along with some strategic story leaks or an arrest. Primarily because The IDIOT appears to be spiraling, and the folks that should be providing guidance and counsel are so focused on consolidating their power that they refuse to deal with the situation as it exists. This presents a ripe opportunity to create a wedge.

Well, Since You Asked Me: Like Negotiating With Jello (Ashley Parker/Josh Dawsey/Ed O’Keefe)

Key Take-Away:  This is superb reporting by The Washington Post. They saw Politico’s piece and topped it. Adding some key corrections. It’s obvious that they spoke with John Kelly and had him refute that it was he that killed the deal and was all McConnell’s and Ryan’s doing. Ouch. This reporting also underscores that The IDIOT is simply not all there mentally. You simply can’t do business in good faith with someone like that. I suspect we’ll get some additional deets in the coming days. I would also look for any resolution to come from the Moderate wing of both Parties.

Well, Since You Asked Me: Tick-Tock To #TrumpShutdown (Burgess Everett/Rachel Bade/Eliana Johnson/Seung Min Kim)

Key Take-Away: This is what quality reporting looks like. Bravo Politico Reporters. John Kelly is a problem. It is quite clear that Republicans want the #TrumpShutdown to occur. It is also quite clear that The IDIOT is not respected. If you’re President, you don’t agree to Bipartisan Deals TWICE in one week and have them killed by your staff. Now you have your reason why John Kelly is still COS and hasn’t resigned. He and Stephen Miller along with Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WS 1st) are running the Government. Having an ineffective, clueless POTUS allows them to enact the policies they want. This is pretty much a Coup.

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