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Spike Bull 05-Oct-17
Gray Ghost 05-Oct-17
Tiger-Eye 05-Oct-17
bad karma 05-Oct-17
Spike Bull 05-Oct-17
Polar 08-Oct-17
05-Oct-17

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"Some exasperated givers are turning to Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s hard-charging former chief strategist and a Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (pictured) nemesis, to vent.

Republicans are confronting a growing revolt from their top donors, who are cutting off the party in protest over its inability to get anything done.

Tensions reached a boiling point at a recent dinner at the home of Los Angeles billionaire Robert Day. In full view of around two dozen guests, Thomas Wachtell, a retired oil and gas investor and party contributor, delivered an urgent message to the night’s headliner, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: Just do something.

Wachtell, who has given tens of thousands of dollars over the years to Senate Republicans, recalled that McConnell responded defensively. Passing legislation takes time, the Republican leader responded, and President Donald Trump didn’t seem to understand how long it required.

“Anybody who was there knew that I was not happy. And I don’t think anybody was happy. How could you be?” said Wachtell, who has previously given over $2,000 to McConnell but recently stopped donating to Senate GOP causes. “You’re never going to get a more sympathetic Republican than I am. But I’m sick and tired of nothing happening.”

With the GOP’s agenda at a virtual standstill on Capitol Hill, the party is contending with a hard reality. Some of the party's most elite and influential donors, who spent the past eight years plowing cash into the party’s coffers in hopes of accomplishing a sweeping conservative agenda and undoing Barack Obama’s legislative accomplishments, are closing their wallets."

From: Gray Ghost
05-Oct-17
Good for them. I wish all political donations would be eliminated. Legislation shouldn't be bought and paid for by the wealthiest who stand to benefit from it.

Matt

From: Tiger-Eye
05-Oct-17
legislation takes time? When Obama and his minions were at the helm they passed more horrible legislation in 4 years, Obamacare being the crown jewel, than these idiots can ever dream.

The handwriting is on the wall Mitch, you and your ilk are toast.

From: bad karma
05-Oct-17
Actually, no, Tiger-Eye. Obamacare was done when the Dems had a veto-proof majority, which ended following the 2010 midterms. But they did a hell of a lot of damage in those two years.

After Obama lost his veto-proof majority, they had trouble getting legislation through. He then tried to wreck the country with administrative agencies and executive orders, which Trump has been gleefully rolling back.

05-Oct-17
Dont forget that Ried pulled the "nuclear option" as well.

From: Polar
08-Oct-17
Forgetful are we?have we forgotten what made the house speaker balling in tears.What about the behind closed doors middle of the night meetings that Obama pulled with ALL of congress to get Obamacare passed.Just what was promised to our elected leaders to turn their backs on their constituants.Chicago mob politics

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