From The ” WHAT The HELL Was HE Thinking” File For Jun 12 2015

In the Congressional fiasco that has passed for “debate” on the HORRID Obama fast-track trade bill, or Trade Promotion Authority,  a republican POTUS wanna-be has pretty much snuffed out his chances.

This guy had really showed some promise just a couple short years ago, but with his terminal case of RINOITIS seizing his entire mind, the poor bastard has been reduced to sounding like San Fran Nan Pelosi. Story from Matthew Boyle and Garrett Reno at Breitbart.com

 

Republican Opposition To Obamatrade Grows In Face Of Ryan Mistakes

 by Matthew Boyle and Garrett Reno  11 Jun 2015Washington, DC

Paul, you are known by the company you keep. It looks like you have been hanging out with Super Hag for FAR too long. You’re starting to sound like her. RUN in the opposite direction. The country cannot afford HER ideas, run through you. YOU can’t afford it either, IF you still have White House aspirations.

The number of House Republicans coming out against Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) is growing rapidly. The controversial measure would fast track trade deals including the highly secretive Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) and Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)—collectively Obamatrade.

Approximately 40 House Republicans are on record against the deal, just a few short hours ahead of the vote. GOP leadership is getting steadily more desperate in its attempts to lobby members to support it at the 11th hour.

House Committee on Financial Services member

Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL)

78%
Liberty Score
Voting Record
C
78%
Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL)

confirmed through a spokesman to Breitbart News that he does not think President Obama would negotiate trade deals with the best interest of the United States in mind, and will be voting against Obamatrade on Friday.

Reps.

Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY)

32%
Liberty Score
Voting Record
F
32%
Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY)

, Chris Smith (R-NJ) and

Rep. Richard Nugent (R-FL)

72%
Liberty Score
Voting Record
C
72%
Rep. Richard Nugent (R-FL)

also joined Posey on Thursday in expressing opposition to granting fast track authority to the President and also the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

“Congressman went down to read it Tuesday,” Smith’s spokesman Jeff Sagnip said in an email when asked if he’s been to the secret room in the Capitol basement to read the TPP text. “He is a no vote.”

Members who are on the fence are expressing reticence and disapproval with the way House GOP leadership is trying to cram this down America’s throats before everyone understands it. Right now, the text of TPP is being held in a secret room in the Capitol basement—and the texts of T-TIP and TiSA are both so secretive they aren’t even available for review in secured facilities by members of Congress.

“As with all bills, Congressman Zeldin is reviewing the TPA legislation very closely, asking questions, and reviewing the current draft of TPP,” Jennifer DiSiena, a spokeswoman for

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY)

60%
Liberty Score
Voting Record
D
60%
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY)

, said in an email.

He believes strongly that Congress must have strong oversight over the negotiation of any trade deal, as well as the final say on approval. Congressman Zeldin will not support or oppose any trade deal or any legislation that he has not had a chance to thoroughly review. The TPP is still under negotiation. There is no TPP agreement. If there is an agreement, his vote will be determined based on the substance of the deal, what it does for Long Island, our nation, and our economy.

Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)

72%
Liberty Score
Voting Record
C
72%
Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)

told Breitbart News through a spokesman he’s undecided, and several other members have expressed the same thing anonymously.

It’s so bad up on Capitol Hill that GOP leadership has enlisted some staffers in some offices to push their members to go for this—but most of the undecided or privately leaning-against-Obamatrade members aren’t budging.

“Several staffers are in the bag with lobbyists who hang around and chum with them all the time,” one House GOP aide in one of the very many House GOP offices still publicly undecided said in an email. “Pretty shady. ‘Tis the season for damn near every lobbyist in the forsaken town to cash in with their ‘buddies’ and call in their favor. Problem is, staff are having a hard time moving their bosses.”

Moreover, even members who are coming out in support of Obamatrade are having a difficult time defending their decision since none of them wants to be the next major headline in conservative media—Breitbart News or the massively influential Drudge Report–which has been closely following every Obamatrade development.

“Yes,”

Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND)

36%
Liberty Score
Voting Record
F
36%
Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND)

answered when asked if he plans to vote to fast-track Obamatrade on Friday. “TPA isn’t new as every President since Gerald Ford has had this authority. In addition, we have had a variation of TPA since President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.”

Cramer also admitted in the emailed questions that he has not read the text of TPP—and does not plan to before the TPA vote on Friday.

“I will be reviewing the TPP bill on June 17, 2015,” Cramer said.

When asked why he trusts Obama with fast-track authority, Cramer said he wants to give Obama fast-track because he doesn’t trust him.

“We need this bill exactly because I and many in Congress don’t trust this president,” Cramer said.

TPA allows us to tell him and future presidents what a trade agreement should look like. The fact is the president can negotiate a trade deal with or without TPA – he has that authority under the constitution. One overlocked fact is the TPA legislation allows either the House or the Senate to vote and unilaterally opt out of the fast track trade negotiations. This option is an additional check upon this or any President’s trade negotiation authority. TPA inserts Congress into the trade process.

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS)

80%
Liberty Score
Voting Record
B
80%
Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS)

also told Breitbart News that he plans to vote for Obamatrade, but through a spokeswoman said he did in fact go read the text of the TPP so he’ll know what he’s voting on.

“Yes, Rep. Pompeo plans to support TPA,” Heather Denker, Pompeo’s spokeswoman, said in an email, adding when asked if he’s read TPP text before voting on TPA: “Rep. Pompeo has read the text of TPP.”

Denker also argued that Pompeo believes that Congress will be empowered by Obamatrade fast track, not undercut by it, when asked why Pompeo trusts granting such authority to the president.

“The TPA puts Congress in control by setting restrictions on the President and limiting him from negotiating a deal that could be far worse,” Denker said.

This all comes as House Ways and Means Committee chairman

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

60%
Liberty Score
Voting Record
D
60%
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

has taken a severe credibility hit, as he’s been caught trying to put phony fixes forward to immigration problems with Obamatrade—after previously inaccurately telling everyone the entire concern was nothing more than an “urban legend.” He made a crucial

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

7%
Liberty Score
Voting Record
F
7%
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

-esque mistake during Wednesday’s House Rules Committee hearing as well, saying of Obamatrade: “It’s declassified and made public once it’s agreed to.”

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So now we see our “reward” for giving the GOPe a HUGE victory last November. Such asshattery as THIS does NOT deserve to be rewarded next year.

This quote by Rep. Kevin Cramer, asshat, N.D., let out the inner truck driver:  “We need this bill exactly because I and many in Congress don’t trust this president,” Cramer said. You read it right.

So, Cramer, if you do NOT trust this pResident, then WHY are YOU voting to give this asshole MORE authority to further damage OUR economy ? Are you REALLY this stupid, or did Boehner threaten to release the pictures of he and yourself practicing being muslims with small farm yard animals ?

We EXPECT asshattery like THIS out of the left, but for Ryan to come out and QUOTE Nancy Pelosi almost verbatim, with THIS gem : “It’s declassified and made public once it’s agreed to.” Rep. Ryan, YOU made a LOT of hay with Pelosi’s asinine remark about Obamacare. Are you as insane as SHE is ? If I were you, I’d get the hell OUT of D.C. as quickly as you can, and go to Wisconsin, and soak in some COMMON FRIGGING SENSE.

What the hell is it about these republicans who go on about how BAD democrat proposals are, then turn around and do damn near the SAME procedures for a bill that, it seems, NO ONE likes.

Is it just me, or am I missing something here. WHY when this guy was such a promising looking candidate a few short months ago, he would JEOPARIDZE that by THIS stupidity ? I liked this guy, but goddamn, man USE YOUR HEAD.

Sounding like San Fran Nan isn’t going to cut it.

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CLYDE. Wondering how many toes Ryan has left, after shooting himself in the foot.

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8 Responses to From The ” WHAT The HELL Was HE Thinking” File For Jun 12 2015

  1. Buck says:

    Just shows you once again ALL politicians believe their constituents are dumber than a box of rocks. That they can treat any political issue much as Lucy van Snoot treats Charlie’s football and then offer up such dumb ass ‘reasons’ proves my point exactly.

  2. Kathy says:

    In the first place, why is this thing such a big secret? If the deal is so good why do they have to hide it in the basement? Apparently, Congress is okay with doing business that way, because nobody has brought up into the daylight.

    Paul Ryan is proving (again) he can’t be trusted any more than the rest of the bunch of hoodlums.

    • Clyde says:

      NONE of them can be trusted. while I do understand the need for DISCRETION, doing shit in the cloak room like democrats is NOT the way to go about it.

  3. gunnyginalaska says:

    Good post and commentary. Ryan must have been bought and paid for by the Chamber of Commerce! Our government is a sham and a revolt needs to take place. I’m betting that even IF we get a dream team elected in 2016 that this nation is going under whether we like it or not.

    • Clyde says:

      Thanks brother. What the hell happens to these asshats ? They get to D.C. and it’s like they turn on the corruption switch. No wonder the GOPe sucks.

      • Buck says:

        Clyde I firmly believe the left has a cadre of private investigators (and maybe some feds doing after hours) that do nothing but investigate political candidates’ backgrounds for ‘useable’ information that may be useful to ‘persuade’ a candidate to vote a certain way on certain issues. Not only is it on conservative candidates but most likely on all candidates…just to insure loyalty in the future.
        How else can you explain Chief Justice Roberts’ very flimsy excuse in the Obamacare?
        Or lately Paul Ryan’s Pelosian explanation for legislation passage?
        Or anything Boehner has done or said since his elevation to Speaker??
        John McCain is easier. I’m sure his Hanoi captors have tons of stuff they are/were willing to share their comrades on the left about the ‘Songbird of Hanoi,’