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9aa0f10b0f9a99bae477e1621ea2cb81The mind of a truly insecure manchild:

“Instead of calling me and saying, ‘Congratulations, you did a great job, you absolutely destroyed her in the debate like everybody said,’” Trump began…  “So wouldn’t you think that Paul Ryan would call and say, ‘Good going?’ In front of just about the largest for a second-night debate in the history of the country,” Trump said. “So, you know, you’d think that they’d say: ‘Great going, Don. Let’s go. Let’s beat this crook. She’s a crook. Let’s beat her. We gotta stop it.’”  But Ryan doesn’t do that, Trump lamented, floating a conspiracy about a backroom deal.

Poor lil thing.

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Sociopaths.  Every one of them.

The Republican challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan said this week that the US should debate deporting all Muslims from the country.

“I’m suggesting we have a discussion about it. That’s for sure,” Paul Nehlen said on 560 AM’s “Morning Answer” in Chicago, when asked whether he would support deporting every Muslim from the country. “I am absolutely suggesting we figure out how do we, we — here’s what we should be doing. We should be monitoring every mosque. We should be monitoring all social media.”

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Pathetic as John Boehner often was, he did manage to somehow engineer a permanent Doc fix and got Obama to give him $2.5 Trillion in spending cuts for no reason. Some of the takes of him as some kind of secret master politician were silly then as now but those are real actual things. As opposed to nothing.

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I keep forgetting Paul Ryan is Speaker of the House. Every time he comes up, I just sort of say to myself, oh yeah, that happened.

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It’s almost as though Paul Ryan really, really wants to be Speaker and is willing to give the nuts what he needs to in order to make it happen. While I’ll give him credit on delivering a very elaborate and effective performance designed to increase his leverage, it wasn’t fully successful and he ain’t walking away (I tend to find this affected humility, this “Who, me? Oh no no no!” act, to be intolerably phony on its own, but anyway). My guess is that he has a year before the crazies dump him.

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A broken clock

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TPM quotes the Zombie Eyed Granny Starver trippin’ balls again:

“We have an increasingly lawless presidency where he is actually doing the job of Congress, writing new policies and new laws without going through Congress. Presidents don’t write laws, Congress does,” Ryan said on ABC’s “This Week.”

Jonathan Bernstein rebuts (this flavor-of-the-month argument, if not Ryan specifically) in Obama’s Radical Adherence to the Constitution:

[…] at least so far, nothing that Barack Obama has done even hints at significantly upsetting the normal balance. Which doesn’t mean that he’s colored inside the lines every time; if he hasn’t, however, that’s what the courts are for (although Ornstein wonders if conservative judges will just wind up acting as partisans).

Still, as Ornstein says, overall “Obama is well situated in historical precedent to use his executive power.” Basically, it’s pretty simple. In broad outline, Obama can use executive orders and other executive action because presidents have always had the ability to do so. Claims to the contrary are either ignorant of the Constitution as it is written and as it’s been lived for over two centuries, or (in the case of those who clearly know better) just plain dishonest.

I don’t know why this lie, the lie of the Lawless Obama Presidency, pisses me off more than anything else that comes out of the Wurlitzer. Maybe because Cheney’s shadow government is still so fresh; maybe because it just plain sounds like incitement to violence, to revolt.

Either way, I’m calling bullshit.

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