Hollywood stars hate President Donald Trump and this nasty attitude is apparent almost every time one of these celebrities is interviewed by the media. They also use their platform on awards shows to blast the President on everything from his plans to build a border wall to his desire to repeal and replace Obamacare.
FAKE NEWS, FAKE NEWS, FAKE NEWS…
Again, that has been the mantra coming out of the Trump administration, its surrogates and members of the conservative media.
The clarion call has been louder and shriller as the facts regarding the Russian investigation have become more focused and closer into the inner circle.
After eight years of promises and countless rallies and fundraising letters, Republicans failed in their foremost mission of repealing and replacing Obamacare. Instead of collaborating with Republican congressional colleagues to achieve a healthcare bill with consensus support, House GOP leadership worked behind closed doors to craft an unpopular piece of legislation that was supported by only 17% of the American people.
In early 2009, conservative activists starting meeting across the country to express their opposition to the liberal agenda of President Obama and organize the first Tea Party meetings. Activists were most concerned about the biggest component of the President's agenda: the socialized healthcare plan formally known as the Affordable Care Act, but, in actuality, referred to as Obamacare.
The honeymoon may be just beginning for President-Elect Donald Trump, but any such love fest has come to an abrupt end for Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards. 2016 was a year the new governor would like to forget, but things don’t look a lot better for 2017. In fact, it could become a lot worse.
In the aftermath of another devastating electoral loss, the Democrat Party has not learned their lessons very well. Today, Americans are hearing reports that radical Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) is the favorite to be the next Chairman of the DNC and Hillary Clinton is contemplating a third presidential run in 2020. This could be why her lawyers are participating in the Wisconsin recount effort. Republicans should be delighted at the news that a two time loser who has failed at every job she has ever held would be itching to run for President again in four years.
The 2016 election will be remembered as the year the Republican Party ceased to exist as a viable national political organization.
This is the year that an insurgent candidate, Donald Trump, captured the nomination despite the opposition of 16 establishment candidates, their operatives, party leaders, consultants, special interests, major donors and the majority of the “conservative” media.
Shoe on the other foot?
Some national media outlets are calling three Louisiana members of Congress hypocritical for asking for funds for victims of flooding in the Bayou State because they voted against aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey and other northeastern states in 2013.
The three are U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, who was a member of the House at that time, and U.S. Reps. Steve Scalise, now House majority leader, and John Fleming, who is running for the U.S. Senate – Republicans all.
It is now a given that Donald Trump is struggling in the polls. This weekend, the conservative Wall Street Journal, in an editorial urged Trump to change or drop out. Candidates down ticket are becoming very concerned. So are various Republican consultants.
No doubt, the Republican Party has dominated Congressional elections since 2010 and it appears it just might not do so again in 2016.