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THE EPITAPH OF THE “TEA PARTY”
Somewhere, John Boehner laugh.

Now, this is not a very risky assumption for us, because Boehner laughed, since then he expanded split-the city in the year 2015, a place to the chuckle heads in Congress.

What we take for the former speaker would have fun today, however, is the official end of the Tea y movement’s influence on the American government.

Probably sometime today, the Senate, with the smell of kerosene heavy in the halls, past a preposterously lazy, two-year spending and the debt deal. It is a package that, thanks to baseline budgeting, add up to almost $2 trillion in extra spending over the next ten years. And that’s before the next round of budget exams busters for sure before 2022 means, and the stimulus spending that will take place when the economy turns South.

The focus of the new spending and debt package, the repeal of the Budget Control Act of 2011, which is to our knowledge unique in modern political history. We know of no other time that Congress cut spending.

Now, many congresses are the real thing, cut run, the increase in the expenditure, but Boehner, instead of the wrong Washington and sometime today or tomorrow that the power be revoked version.

We will not bore you with another lecture on the cross-party error, which led us to a place where debt and deficits are so far out of control that no one can tackle also the problem of trying to before the inevitable crisis. These people are all about the dick on your way to rehab.

The 111th Congress, the “Tea y Congress has been called”, swept to power by elections, counter-movement against the perceived excesses of the first two years of the Obama administration. Debates over Barack Obama‘s big-ticket strategies, impulses, and universal health insurance, centered on the high cost.

When a South Carolina Congressman shouted, “You lie,” at Obama during the President’s 2009 address to a joint session of Congress on health insurance, it was Obama who claims that illegal immigrants would not be entitled to, which spurred the outbreak.

The Republican narrative on Obama was that he was taken with the help of government money from hard-working middle-class to give taxpayers free stuff to the preferred demographic groups. Free insurance, free phones, free college…

A mainstay of the Republican messaging in 2010 was about wasteful spending in President Obama’s turn of ill-conceived and poorly-economic program. Republicans loved to find, in particular projects, the turtle tunnels, studies on the sexual behavior of ducks, shrimp on treadmills, etc. – to mock Obama and his party support outrageous, obvious waste.

In Tim Alberta‘s captivating, detail-rich new book, “American Carnage”, the writer Chronicles the moment when the Tea y movement really came to control the Congress, if fiscal conservatives forced a vote on the “cut, cap and balance” proposal.

The proposal, which would have cut the expenditure of $was released 100 billion for the can opener immediately by the Senate and met with ridicule from the Obama White House.

Boehner then tried to cobble together a new deal that could pass both chambers, but was block immediately undercut by its own members who refused to compromise what they saw as their Prime Directive: With Congress-purchasing power, how much of Obama’s agenda as possible.

So remained the norm in the Republican Congress, until at least 2013, when sen. Ted Cruz forced a government shutdown over ObamaCare. Maximum resistance was the idea of, and spending to stop was so important that house Republicans put Boehner through hell for four years, only their point of view.

The result, after much anxiety, something shut down, and a lot of fuss, was the Budget Control Act, the most effective effort of the Republicans in modern political history, to control runaway spending. And what could be swept more perfect Washingtonian as a measure, away from a Republican President?

Like all movements, the Tea y different things for different people meant, and was often the victim of its critics’ unfair characterization. But whatever the spasm of older, white, suburban, and rural voters, in 2009 and 2010 was about the limitation of expenditure and taxes was definitely a huge role.

As it turns out, though, many of the same members, the swept have been in the promise of budget discipline now to vote for the expenditure disqualifications would be the end for any Republican primary candidate eight years ago. The epitaph for their movement would read to right: jk lolz.

The Tea y was not about spending, per say. It was about Obama’s.

As Democrats in the 116th Congress – the #resistance in Congress to endure similar agony as Boehner and his leadership team in the year 2011, we have a moment to ask, what will be the epitaph of this movement.

How are we with regard to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, eight years is it? To say what the militant supporters of impeachment over the Executive when a different party in the White house? The Green New Deal, and Medicare for All of the punchlines as Cruz’s shutdown?

Somewhere, probably with a bloody Mary in hand, John Boehner laugh. He knows the answer: Nothing is quite as flexible as the ideology of the politicians in Washington in our time moronic partiality.

THE RULES: THE TOOLS, IN FACT,
“The difficulties in the placement of [the trust] to the right, in a government resting entirely on the basis of periodical elections, will as readily be perceived when it is considered that the most conspicuous characters in it will, from that circumstance, be too often the leaders or the tools of the most cunning or the most numerous faction…” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 65

TIME OUT: THE SEARCH CONTINUES
NatGeo: “Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared more than 80 years ago, on 2. In July 1937, during the second to the last leg of their round-the-world-flight. … Now Robert Ballard, the man of the Titanic, plans to search for traces of the missing pilots. On 7. In August, he will go out from Samoa for Nikumaroro, an uninhabited island, which is part of the Micronesian nation of Kiribati. The expedition was broadcast by National Geographic for a two-hour documentary. October 20. The National Geographic Explorer at the Great brings a state-of-the-art research vessel, the E/V Nautilus, and extensive subsea know-how for the historical search. In addition to the finding the Titanic Ballard the remains of John F. Kennedy’s World war II patrol boat was spotted in the Solomon Sea, the German battleship Bismarck in the Atlantic, and many of the old ships in the Black sea, and hydrothermal sources in the vicinity of the Galapagos Islands.”

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INDICATOR
Trump job performance
Average Approval
: 45.2 Percent
The average of the rejection: 51.4 percent
Net Score: -6.2 Points
Change from a week ago: 0.4 points
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BIDEN WILL BE SITTING PRETTY IN THE LATEST FOX NEWS POLL
Fox News: “Joe Biden is the only top-tier candidate for the democratic nomination race, according to the latest Fox News poll. The former Vice President signed, 33 percent of the Democratic primary voters (Plus a percentage point compared with June). This is more than double that of each of the second-tier competitors, which includes Bernie Sanders at 15 per cent (+2), Elizabeth Warren on 12 per cent (+3) and Kamala Harris at the 10% level (+2). A further six candidates obtained at least two percent support: Pete Buttigieg (5 percent), Amy Klobuchar and Andrew Yang (3 percent), and Cory Booker, John Hickenlooper, and Beto O ‘ Rourke (2 percent). All others receive a percent or less.”

Biden, Sanders fair at best against Trump to Fox News: “After voters in almost two decades, a positive feeling about the economy and 52 percent approve his work on the economy should the position of President Trump to win re-election. That ambivalence about the economy Trump contributes to support the 2020 presidential match-ups between 39-42 percent in the hypothetical. … Trump trails Biden by ten points, and Sanders six. He edges both Warren and Harris of one. None of the candidates reached 50 percent. Biden is the only cause outside of the survey, the margin of sampling error — remarkable when a majority of Democratic primary voters, prioritized, and sales trump.”

Under South Carolina high castle – Monmouth University: “the Former Vice-President Joe Biden is the clear front-runner among likely Democratic primary voters in South Carolina in the first Monmouth University poll here for the 2020 cycle. Biden has the support of the majority of African American voters, a group that is significantly less liberal than white voters in the Democratic electorate. Biden currently has 39% support in South Carolina voters likely to vote in the February 2020 Democratic primaries. The next tier of candidates includes California Sen. Kamala Harris (12%), Vermont sen. Bernie Sanders (10%), and Massachusetts sen. Elizabeth Warren (9%). South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg registers 5% support. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, and former hedge Fund manager Tom Steyer , each earn 2%, while Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and former Texas Rep. Beto O’rourke have each 1% of support.”

Printer: GOP insiders fear Harris – Vanity Fair: “for months I’ve been in contact with a group of senior Republican strategists keep tabs on, Donald Trump and the party in the light of the unfolding Democratic presidential primary. Since the beginning of the campaign, these people worry that Biden represents the greatest political threat to Trump the re-election. But … a small, albeit significant group of Republican workers in my Rolodex, a kind of GOP cult of Kamala, was harping for weeks that Harris has been massively underestimated. With your surgical vivisection of Biden in the first debate, it seemed that their fears had been realized. Now, as Democrats prepare for a second round of debate next week, these strategists are sounding the alarm. “I think it is dangerous, and likely to be perhaps the most dangerous, the said, from our point of view,’ a veteran Republican political consultant, me in this month.”

Wait. What? – Mediaite: “the Independent Vermont Senator and democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders took the bold step of releasing an ad that opens with MSNBC legal analyst Mimi Rocah , who stated:” Bernie Sanders makes my skin crawl!’ On Thursday, the Sanders campaign a three-and-a-half released-minute social media ad with the title “Why Are women With Bernie’ — which begins with a clip of Rocah s 21. July appearance on MSNBC’s David Gura… Sanders’ new ad aims to dispel Rocah opinion through the provision of receipts. The following Rocah is blunt Declaration at the top of the display, the senior Sanders ‘ campaign consultant, Nina Turner told that Rocah of the opinion ‘the wrong way, all day long, and it is very anti-feminist.'”

PELOSI, OCASIO-CORTEZ-HOLD-PEACE-SUMMIT
Fox News: “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez , instead of a one-to-one meeting Friday on Capitol Hill, in an effort to ease the recent squabbles between the progressive wing and moderate Democrats in Congress—and smooth over its own differences after the two traded barbs. Pelosi said after the sit-down, it was ‘very good.’ And when asked during its weekly press conference, when the meeting served to ” bury the hatchet,’ Pelosi scoffed: “There is no axe was. We are in the political arena.’ “We are the democratic party…In our group, we have our differences. Respect, that instead of said is a big issue for them, ” Pelosi. “We set today, we had a good meeting. The Congressman is a very amiable member of Congress, so we had a very positive conversation.’ … Your office even photographic evidence afterwards, the two lawmakers smiling next to each other.”

August recess with a blunt indictment of hopes – WaPo: “house Democrats are pushing for impeachment are now facing one of its most unusual enemies are: August-recess. Beyond the usual month-long break at the end of the summer, the house leader a long time ago set up, in a historically long break of almost 46 days. After the last vote Thursday, the lawmakers bolted out of the house and not back until Sept were delivered. 9, leaves a vacuum, which makes it difficult to keep up with the drums for the beginning of impeachment proceedings against President Trump. … Some Democrats talked about the sale of the hottest moments from the statement of the member groups over the long break. A Democrat, floated the idea of returning to Washington for further hearings in August. Another, Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), said, that the house-need committees to move quickly on the next round of negotiations with trump Insider that there is a sense of forward movement.”

Pelosi warns Dems: don’t trash colleagues not back, charge – Fox News: “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday warned the Democrats in Congress who support impeachment proceedings against President Trump, not to “denigrate” colleagues who do not, a source familiar with the conversation told Fox News. The star of leadership came during a morning meeting on Capitol Hill, on the heels of Robert Mueller to keep track of the statement, the left-wing pro-impeachment Democrats, with little new material to your case. The source told Fox News that Pelosi said the legislator, are you still allowed to talk about the indictment, if it districts politically important, for your home, but urged them not to defame, members that are not in the same warehouse. … The source added that Pelosi, also warned them, not to “make it a thing that the members in support of the prosecution process ‘according to the Constitution, because it” implies that those of us who do not support, it is not according to the Constitution.'”

PLAY-BY-PLAY
Report: economy grows at 2.1% annual rate – WaPo

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AUDIBLE: DON’T MESS WITH THE RGB ‘ S BOYS
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FROM THE STANDS
“You used the often quoted line from Winston Churchill: “If you are not a liberal in your twenties, you don’t have a heart and if you are not a conservative in your forties, you don’t have a sense of purpose.’ He was not elected as a Conservative, in his twenties? And then served as a Liberal, in the forties?” – Hyrum Hibbert, Boise, Idaho

[Ed. Note: first of all, the story, the quote is as checkered as the flag at the finish line. It seems that the mood probably goes back to Edmund Burke, for it would be a perfect fit. I tend to be lines like that in the broader category of “aphorism.” I think that was so often in so many different eras that we can lodge it in the same category of” if you lie down with dogs, you Wake up with fleas” and “give him enough rope and he will hang himself.” It belongs to the ages. For Sir Winston, he is certainly a conservative was at 25, 1899. That’s when he first stood for Parliament in Oldham, northeast of Manchester.]

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CRIME SPIKES
UPI: “the one Who has stolen, the Cincinnati Circus company sideshow-trailer on Saturday for a surprise when you open it. The tandem-axle settlers Challenger is home to some of the most creepy props in their repertoire: A-bed-of-nails, a coffin and an electric chair, among other odd, but essential equipments for various acts of daring. It is about $10,000 all told, according to the owner, Dave wants to arable, and lose it to theft is a serious setback. You can’t just buy a replacement bed of nails. The company employs over 100 performers, has spent the last few days of the equipment of other circus-company loan, the scheduled performance data. It is not sustainable, Wants to be told the field.”

AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“You can outlaw technique; you cannot repeal biology.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writes for Time magazine on June 24, 2001.

Chris Stirewalt , the politics editor for Fox News. Brianna McClelland contributed to this report. FOX News mid-term report in your Inbox every day wants? You can register here.

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