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  • Republicans lost faith in Congress faster than in Trump

    A new poll for Republicans and Republican-leaning voters, posted on Twitter by Tony Fabrizio, Trump's pollster during the 2016 presidential campaign, reveals they are losing faith in Congress faster than they are in Trump. One potential factor: the Republican-controlled Senate fell a vote shy in late July of passing a bill that would have repealed elements of the Affordable Care Act. Republicans have promised for years to repeal the ACA if given control.
  • McConnell: 'America is not going to default'

    08/21/2017 7:30:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 21, 2017 4:23 PM EDT | Adam Beam
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there is “zero chance” Congress will allow the country to default on its debts by voting to not increase the borrowing limit. McConnell’s comments came Monday during a joint appearance in his home state of Kentucky with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. It was one of McConnell’s first public appearances since President Donald Trump publicly criticized him for failing to pass a repeal and replacement of former President Barack Obama’s health care law. McConnell did not mention Trump in his remarks, and he did not take questions from reporters after the event. But in...
  • Poll: Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky Approval Rating Plummets to 18 Percent (Trump 60 in KY)

    08/21/2017 2:03:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 21,2017 | Ben Kew
    The approval rating of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has plummeted to just 18 percent, a survey from Public Policy Polling has found. The poll, which surveyed 645 Kentucky voters, found that just 18 percent of respondents approved of McConnell’s current performance, compared to 74 percent who disapproved. Seven percent of people said they were not sure. McConnell, who is the longest-serving U.S. Senator in Kentucky history, having represented the state since 1984, was recently criticized by President Trump for failing to pass the healthcare reform bill through the Senate. “Can you believe that Mitch McConnell who has screamed...
  • Mitch McConnell says most news "is not fake"

    08/21/2017 2:00:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 21, 2017
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that he doesn't believe that most news is "fake news," a view that President Trump often tweets about. "My view is that most news is not fake, but I do try to look at a variety of sources," McConnell said at a Chamber of Commerce event in Louisville, Kentucky. He was appearing with Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin to talk about overhauling the nation's tax code, a top White House and Senate priority. President Trump has tweeted about "fake news" over 100 times since January, according to the Trump Twitter Archive.
  • Poll: Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky Approval Rating Plummets to 18 Percent

    08/21/2017 4:21:06 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Aug 2017 | BEN KEW
    The approval rating of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has plummeted to just 18 percent, a survey from Public Policy Polling has found. The poll, which surveyed 645 Kentucky voters, found that just 18 percent of respondents approved of McConnell’s current performance, compared to 74 percent who disapproved. Seven percent of people said they were not sure. McConnell, who is the longest-serving U.S. Senator in Kentucky history, having represented the state since 1984, was recently criticized by President Trump for failing to pass the healthcare reform bill through the Senate. “Can you believe that Mitch McConnell who has screamed...
  • Congressional Favorability Ratings (Mitch most unpopular)

    08/19/2017 7:40:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    Most Republicans don't care much these days for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, making him now the most unpopular of the top congressional leaders. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • A Third of Republicans Want McConnell, Ryan Out

    08/19/2017 7:42:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 54 replies
    Late last week, President Trump criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over the Senate’s failure to pass a health care repeal bill before the August recess, raising the question of whether the Kentucky Senator should step down from his position. Even one third of his fellow Republicans think that’s a good idea. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 36% of Likely Republican Voters think it would be good for the United States if McConnell stepped down as Senate majority leader, while 17% believe it would be bad for the country. Another 35% of GOP voters...
  • At Least 11 GOP Senators Defend Mitch McConnell and Do-Nothing Senate from Trump

    08/11/2017 1:39:03 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 209 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 11,2017 | Jim Hoft
    The Republican-led Senator lied to the American people. They promised to repeal the failed Obamacare law for seven-and-a-half years. They ran their campaigns on repealing Obamacare. But they all lied. And then Mitch McConnell had the gall to blame President Trump for expecting too much from the senate! .Sens. tweeting support of McConnell: ▪️Cornyn ▪️Corker ▪️Tillis ▪️Isakson ▪️Collins ▪️Hatch ▪️Gardner ▪️Heller ▪️Flake ▪️Young ▪️Capito.
  • McCain Favorability Up to 58% After Healthcare Vote

    08/14/2017 8:14:51 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 38 replies
    Gallup ^ | August 14, 2017 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    Story Highlights Favorability among Democrats up sharply, down among Republicans Highest McCain favorable rating since November 2008 Rare for politician's party base to be less positive than other party WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Arizona Sen. John McCain's favorable rating is 58% after he cast the vote that sank GOP attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. That is five points higher than McCain's previous reading from August 2015, with a surge in Democratic favorability more than making up for a decline among McCain's fellow Republicans.
  • Mitch McConnell: Great Expectations or Great Ineptitude?

    08/13/2017 8:03:14 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 13,2017 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Funny that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid weren't lecturing their president about "expectations." They got stuff done, for better or for worse, including passage of Obamacare. Despite President Trump's campaign promises, it's common knowledge that legislation originates in the legislative branch, meaning Congress. Trump can't repeal Obamacare. He can't replace it, either. He can certainly support congressional efforts, True leaders, including the Senate majority leader, lead. Excuses are for Hillary Clinton and her supporters – not for Republican leaders sitting on a once-in-a-lifetime electoral majority and a long awaited opportunity to deliver on years of campaign promises. Promises lead to...
  • Trump's "Excessive Expectations" Rile Senator [semi-satire]

    08/12/2017 6:56:06 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 August 2017 | John Semmens
    Chafing at President Trump's very public display of frustration with the failure of the Senate to pass health insurance reform, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ken) blamed "excessive expectations." "Frankly, the President is out of his depth on this," McConnell maintained. "He comes from a business milieu where the emphasis is on action and results. In government the emphasis is on process." The Majority Leader offered to "explain the process in terms that even Mr. Trump can understand. In the Senate we have agreements that both Parties abide by. All the repeals of Obamacare that we passed were guaranteed to be...
  • Here’s Who Could Replace McConnell As Senate Majority Leader

    08/11/2017 9:54:41 AM PDT · by Maceman · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/10/17 | Thomas Phippen
    Should Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell step down from the top position in Congress, Republicans will be looking for someone savvy enough to accomplish a difficult legislative to-do list and trusted by the president. President Donald Trump has not held back in his repeated criticisms of McConnell. Trump blames him for failing to repeal Obamacare in the first six months that Republicans controlled both the Congress and the presidency. A Senate majority leader under Trump has a difficult job of working to pass complex legislation, including Obamacare repeal, immigration reform, tax reform and a massive infrastructure spending bill, in a...
  • Senators learn the hard way about the fallout from turning on Trump

    08/10/2017 3:56:03 PM PDT · by Mariner · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 10th, 2017 | By Alex Pappas
    Republican senators who have been a thorn in President Trump's side are beginning to see the political consequences of opposing the White House as pro-Trump activists start to mobilize. Just this week, it was revealed that conservative billionaire and Trump benefactor Robert Mercer would be contributing $300,000 to a super PAC supporting a primary challenger to Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake. The Republican lawmaker has sparred with Trump on immigration and is promoting a book that argues the GOP is in “denial” about the president. Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller – who gave only tepid support to Trump’s presidential bid...
  • GOP Donors Respond to Obamacare Repeal Failure, Withhold Donations

    08/10/2017 8:59:49 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 50 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Aug. 8, 2017 | Kathryn Covert
    Republican donors are protesting GOP lawmakers' failure to repeal Obamacare by withholding donations to the National Republican Senatorial Committee. At least $2 million in contributions originally promised to the NRSC have not materialized, CNN reported Tuesday. The failure of Republicans to fulfill a central campaign promise particularly concerns some donors because it could disillusion core voters heading into the 2018 midterms. The uncertainty could put the Republicans' majority—especially in the House of Representatives—at risk.
  • We Don’t See the Effort, Senator McConnell

    08/09/2017 5:53:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 9, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: How about Mitch McConnell? Have you heard this? McConnell says… He’s the Senate majority leader, for those of you in Rio Linda. You know, I suspect that people in Rio Linda know this. Mitch McConnell said the reason why they’re not getting anything done is because expectations have been raised way too high, and these artificial time limits, they just don’t work. This is not how legislation gets done. You don’t impose artificial timelines, and then you don’t set these awfully too-high expectations. Senator McConnell, you know, we’ve spoken on the phone many times, and you know I respect...
  • McConnell: We'll start Obamacare repeal on day one (December 6,2016)

    08/09/2017 2:22:31 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 6,2016 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act will be the first order of business in the new Congress. McConnell announced the agenda Tuesday, after meeting with Vice President-elect Mike Pence and Senate GOP colleagues over lunch. "When we come back Jan. 3 we'll be moving to the ObamaCare replacement resolution, the ObamaCare repeal resolution will be the first item up in the New Year," McConnell said, referring to repeal legislation that is expected to pass with a simple majority vote under special budgetary rules. The legislation is expected to track closely to similar legislation...
  • President Trump tweets endorsement of Sen. Luther Strange

    08/08/2017 7:09:15 PM PDT · by Lakewood · 68 replies
    AL.com ^ | 8/8/17 | Leada Gore
    President Donald Trump has endorsed Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama's Senate race. In a Tuesday night tweet, the President said "Senator Luther Strange has done a great job representing the people of the Great State of Alabama. He has my complete and total endorsement!"
  • Brooks 'baffled' that Trump was 'misled' into Strange endorsement

    08/09/2017 6:33:41 AM PDT · by The Numbers · 61 replies
    AL.com ^ | Aug 9th, 2017 | Mike Cason
    Congressman Mo Brooks responded this morning to President Trump's endorsement of Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama's special election for the Senate. "I respect President Trump, but I am baffled and disappointed Mitch McConnell and the Swamp somehow misled the President into endorsing Luther Strange," Brooks said in a press release. Brooks, a Republican from Huntsville, suggested Trump is unaware of the circumstances of Strange's appointment by former Gov. Robert Bentley and Strange's support for maintaining Senate filibuster rules, which some say jeopardize the Trump agenda. "Perhaps President Trump is unaware that Luther Strange wants to keep the Senate's 60 percent...
  • Senate McConnell Vents About Trump's 'Excessive Expectations' Regarding Legislation

    08/08/2017 1:02:32 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/08/17 | ALI ROGIN
    Speaking at a Rotary Club gathering in Kentucky on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vented about how President Donald Trump's lack of political experience has led to him setting “excessive expectations” for legislative priorities. McConnell, R-Ky., told the group in Florence that he found it “extremely irritating” that Congress has earned the reputation of not accomplishing anything. “Part of the reason I think that the storyline is that we haven’t done much is because, in part, the president and others have set these early timelines about things need to be done by a certain point,” said McConnell, a Republican...
  • Swamp Monster McConnell Criticizes President Trump For ‘Excessive Expectations’

    08/08/2017 12:40:14 PM PDT · by nodwam · 38 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 08/08/2017 | Richard Saunders
    Swamp monster, Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell has the gal to criticize the president for 'excessive expectations'. McConnell hasn't passed any significant legislation. McConnell wasn't even able to corral his majority to fulfill a 7 year promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, hasn't started on tax cuts, but feels emboldened to blame president Trump for his inaction. During a speech in Kentucky, McConnell said Trump's "artificial deadlines" are "unrelated to reality." “Now our new president has of course not been in this line of work before. And I think had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic...