Republicrats readying for battle with Trump

Donald Trump is still 38 days away from his Jan. 20 inauguration as the 45th president of the United States. That fact hasn’t kept Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan from placing him squarely in their sights and giving him more grief than they ever gave to Barack Obama. Hang on tight. Gird your loins. We’re in for a rough ride.

Patrick Buchanan sheds some much-needed light on the back story in this excellent commentary titled, Will Trump defy McCain and Rubio? It’s today’s reading assignment to make us smarter.


18 Responses to Republicrats readying for battle with Trump

  1. Vince says:

    It’s clear that Donald J. Trump (DJT) will have to contend with more garbage thrown his way by disgruntled RINOs than by the demoralized Dems—at least in the short term. The Kasich crowd and their hangers on will never recover from the fact that Americans of every demographic came together to support Trump.

    • azgary says:

      ryan, mconnell, obama etc…. are all on the same side, the side of the entrenched establishment, uniparty and lobbyist and against America and American CITIZENS.

      A very good read:

      Virgil: The Deep State vs. Donald Trump

      Do the Democrats want Donald Trump to become the 45th president? Of course not. And how about the Democrats’ handmaiden, the Main Stream Media? Do they want Trump in the White House? Of course not. And how ‘bout all the other affluent residents of the Washington “swamp,” which Trump has pledged to drain—do you think any of them want Trump? Of course not. Together, these anti-Trump constituencies help form what has been called the Deep State.

      • Hunter says:

        Yeah! It’s a good thing Trump is getting non-establishment people in his administration. It would be horrible if he hired Goldman-Sachs people or a former Republican National Committee Chairman or spouses of top GOPe Congressional leaders.Plus, nothing says NO to the big government establishment like proposing $1 Trillion in new “infrastructure” spending! So far, so good!!! ;-)

        Of course, it is ridiculous that GOP Congressional leaders are giving Trump a harder time than they gave Obama on budget issues. That demonstrates the weakness of those leaders when it comes to controlling the Federal government. Their weakness and hypocrisy, though, do not prove that Trump is planning on draining the swamp or cutting Federal government.

        It will be critical to pick and choose from among Trump’s proposals rather than just accept everything. Some of the proposals like cutting tax rates are good. Others like the $1 Trillion infrastructure spending are horrible. The same will apply to his personnel decisions.

      • azgary says:

        Trump seems to be hiring people based on success in thier field, he is arguably hiring the puppetmasters of the politicians in many instances.

        and as far as infrastructure spending goes, do you believe we dont have a failing infrastructure?

        yes big spending can sucks but when its needed you do it.

        ever need a new roof on your house, a new furnace etc….

        his spending wont be on boondoggles for lobbyist and if you would pay attention to what he says vs what the media tells you he says, much of the infrastructure spending will be partnered with businesses that will be paying large portions of the cost.

        Trump has laid out repeatedly what hes plans are and he won handily.

        get over the hate.

      • Hunter says:

        No hate. Merely caution about crony capitalists, political hacks, and Trump’s hypocrisy regarding Goldman Sachs. Plus, there is no way a Federal spending program for “infrastructure” of $1 Trillion will happen without significant amounts of graft, corruption, and inefficiency. Most of that spending should be done by the states rather than the Federal government anyway.

  2. azgary says:

    nobody should be the least bit surprised by this.

    Trump will have to continue taking his message directly to the people.

  3. Conservative Since Birth says:

    More than Chuck Schumer – Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and McCain are the ones who make me furious. The Democrats stood solidly behind Obama for eight years while he transformed America. McConnell, Ryan and McCain have already been undermining Trump and he’s not yet in the White House. McConnell’s government bureaucrat wife will be part of Trump’s cabinet – yet he’ll try to take Trump down. Trump put a major RINO establishment lightweight friend of Ryan in the cabinet position of Interior Secretary named Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Trump seems to be acting like a “moderate” as the GOPe likes to call themselves – so what’s the problem? He’s shaking up Washington and how it does business – that’s the problem.

    For what it’s worth – I’ve never voted for McCain, except 2008; I sent money to the R’s that ran against Ryan and McConnell. What’s frustrating is we can’t get them out. That’s why Trump won. Change is needed.

  4. azgary says:


    we always have known it happens…..

    What Voter Fraud? Michigan Recount Uncovers Too Many Votes in 37% of Detroit Precincts

  5. Saguaro Sam says:

    The headline last evening in the British press was “Democracy in Danger”. I have to hand it to—–they name names and even plaster photos of our perp politicians.

    So far this week–and keep in mind that it is only Tuesday,
    Obama has appeared on late night TV on the Comedy Channel (really).

    Obama has picked out office space in D.C. for which he will write his memoirs (or sign off on the brief that other persons have penned).

    Obama has publicly stated that the U.S. still embraces slavery and Jim Crow.

    Obama is orchestrating the fake news about Russia—-and now maybe it’s China—-hacking the presidential election. Pretty soon, he’ll be blaming it on the guys from Duck Dynasty.

    Busy one, that Obama. Somehow he did not have time, over the last eight years, to call any of the CEOs who were moving their companies to Mexico.

    Ryan, McConnell and McCain reveal in their countenance what a metastasized cancer looks like.

    Notice how McCain Always aligns himself with the troublemakers?
    Back in the olden days, when he was just a young whipper-snapper, bet he ran with scissors.

    • State Delegate says:

      Quite a list!

      The bottom line for me as an Arizona conservative is that Sens. McCain and Flake have been in the tank for Obama for years. They both align with Dems at every opportunity and neither supported Trump, even after he was the GOP nominee.
      Republicans need to clean house, but we keep sending the same deadheads back to DC.

      We had a chance to oust McCain in the primary, with a superb candidate, but McCain’s Lie Machine went into full gear and the low information voters sent the despicable scumbag back.

      When was the last time you heard a voice raised in dissent by any of our supposed Representatives in congress? They all breath a sigh of relief after they are sent back to their cushy jobs every two years and become as good as mute regarding the shenanigans of McCain and Flake.

      • azgary says:

        sorry, we didnt have a worthwhile opponent to mccain in the primary and she will be just as weak against flake.

        yes she was arguably better than mccain but no fighter, and not real different in her place in the azgop.

        there was a perfect opportunity to vocally oppose everything mccain and ward failed to go all in.

        the support for Trump and the issues why he was supported were obvious to all, she either didnt side with those issues or was afraid to utilize public support for them.

        heck she didnt even show up to shake hands and talk to Trump supporters when we had massive lines of activist waiting to go into his rallies.

        she will be the same candidate against flake.

        many of SRAZ’ers seem to love ward, but shes not all that and will in all likelihood fail against flake for the same reasons she failed against mccain.

        anybody but mccain/flake is not a winning position/candidate and thats really all ward was counting on.

        shes gope lite and her being in the race at this early juncture will probably prevent a true opposition candidate from throwing their hat in the ring and flake will be reelected.

        is that why shes running again?

  6. azgary says:

    McConnell-Ryan – Who Passed All of Obama’s Spending Bills – Threaten to Reject Trump’s Plan

    In December 2015 Paul Ryan passed Barack Obama’s $1.1 trillion, 2,000 page omnibus bill.

    The bill included funding for Obama’s controversial amnesty program and Obamacare.

    McConnell and Paul Ryan didn’t have a problem passing that monstrosity.

    But Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are going to have a whole new attitude with the incoming president.
    Ryan and McConnell are threatening to block Trump’s spending plan.
    Bloomberg reported:

    • Hunter says:

      They should have rejected Obama’s spending plans and they should reject Trump’s. The fact that McConnell and Ryan still hold their leadership positions is more troubling than their opposition to Trump’s massive spending plan. It shows that the Republican majorities in Congress are still squishy. My guess is that their opposition to the spending will weaken if/when their cronies get a piece of the juicy new federal spending.

      • azgary says:

        you dont even KNOW Trumps spending plan, it hasnt even been submitted yet, only an outline and the $$ amount stated is supposed to be over 10 years.
        do you think we should not upgrade infrastructure?
        airports, electrical grid, new refinery capacities etc…?
        you apparently only listen to Trump detractors about thing and have no knowledge of whats going on just want to say “no spending” because you are “severely conservative” no doubt.

        get informed:

      • Hunter says:

        Almost all of the items you say should be upgraded should be done privately by companies or by state/local governments. There is no need for Federal money for any of these things; it will only add to inefficiency like with all of the Federally supported mass transit light rail projects or VA hospitals.

        We do need new infrastructure, but we don’t need the Federal government to pay for it or set up a program to administer it.

        To address one of your previous points, if I need a new roof on my house, I will pay for it. I will not set up a Federal program with taxpayer subsidies and other infrastructure spending to help pay for my roof and those of others who might have political connections.

        These programs are almost never worthwhile for taxpayers.

        The fact that Trump does not yet have a plan is a bad sign. It probably means that a lot of useless garbage will be thrown into a bill in order to get Congressional support. I’m sure McConnell will want his wife to get a lot of discretionary money to spend on “infrastructure” with companies who will be only too happy to make contributions to McConnell’s PACs.

        The way to drain the swamp is to drain it! Thinking you can manage the swamp water so much better than everyone else that you can make it potable is arrogant and unrealistic. The problem is letting the water (money) get into the swamp in the first place.

        We taxpayers can manage our own money better than any politician – including Donald Trump. Even if it’s only $100 Billion per year.

  7. azgary says:

    O/T, but winning is good news to share….

    Stunning Economic Winning – IBM Announces Intent To Hire 25,000 U.S. Workers…

    …“and we will win, and you will win, and we will keep on winning, and eventually you will say we can’t take all of this winning, …please Mr. Trump …and I will say, NO, we will win, and we will keep on winning”.

    ~ Donald Trump

    IBM Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty (who is on Trump’s advisory panel of business leaders) said she plans to hire about 25,000 people in the U.S. and invest $1 billion over the next four years, laying out her vision for filling technology jobs in America on the eve of a meeting of industry leaders with President-elect Donald Trump…….

    • Conservative Since Birth says:

      Stunning…..and it’s just the beginning.

    • Hunter says:

      This is probably dependent on lowering tax rates which will encourage many businesses to expand in the US. Also, there may be an incentive to troll for government contracts since the IBM CEO is on a Trump advisory panel. This needs to be watched for crony capitalism and H1B visas before going crazy with celebrations.

      If Congress lowers tax rates and cuts regulations as Trump and most Republicans say they want, then there will be an incredible boom in investment and employment in America fueled by the new business environment. Nobody will have to “negotiate” to keep jobs in America because all kinds of companies will want to locate and employ people here due to lower tax rates and reduced regulation.

      America does not lose because of bad international negotiations; it loses because of a lousy business environment. All the negotiating in the world won’t correct for a bad business environment, and no negotiating or begging is needed to attract and retain businesses when there is a good business environment.

      Businesses need to negotiate good deals. The government needs to implement policies to maintain a good business environment; it should not be negotiating “deals” with individual businesses or for them (except for government procurement, of course).

      Bottom line: government needs to implement good policies related to regulation and taxes – not negotiate individual deals.