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Sessions: Omnibus Explains Why ‘Voters Are In Open Rebellion’

Sessions: Omnibus Explains Why ‘Voters Are In Open Rebellion’

The Infuriating Party strikes again.

The trillion dollar plus Omnibus bill being eased through Congress is stuffed with all sorts of provisions which, if debated individually, would cause an uproar.

Senator Jeff Sessions focused in on immigration provisions and funding for the Obama agenda:

Power Line has analysis:

With Republicans in control of both House and Senate, the backroom omnibus spending bill that was unveiled yesterday should have been an opportunity to advance the conservative agenda across a very broad front. No doubt there are a few good aspects to the bill. But, as Paul noted earlier, it strikes a blow against education and against the Constitution by expanding funding for the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

Even worse are the bill’s provisions on immigration. The American people overwhelmingly oppose adding still more immigration on top of our already-unprecedented levels, but their views don’t seem to matter. The omnibus bill lends credence to the widespread belief that the vicious attack on American workers and American wages represented by out-of-control immigration is the result of a bipartisan conspiracy.

Remember the 72-hour rule — no mega bills until they were online for 72 hours to give the public a chance to weigh in? Hah:

Keep in mind: Republicans railed against Democrats for years when they held the majority, accusing them of posting thousands of pages of bills late at night and then jamming them to passage just after sunrise. Republicans aimed to do things differently if they secured the majority in 2010. One commitment was bills would appear “online for at least three days before coming up for a vote in the House of Representatives.”

Sometimes, these things happened when the GOP won the majority. Sometimes they didn’t. And when they didn’t, various Republican members howled….

But the GOP supposedly missed its mark with the 1:30 a.m. business, right?

Not really. A closer inspection of the House’s “parts of three days rule” reveals that the regulation “does not apply to messages between the Houses.”

What’s that? It’s simple. The House passes a bill. The Senate approves the same bill, perhaps with changes. But that piece of legislation isn’t quite synched-up yet between the bodies. Thus, lawmakers may have to “ping pong” the bill between each chamber until there’s alignment. And, according to House rules, this type of bill doesn’t have to sit around for even parts of three days before lawmakers summon the measure for a debate and vote.

Republicans engineered the omnibus spending bill and the tax package as “messages between houses.” They extracted text from old bills sitting around and dumped in new language. As messages between houses, the legislation was exempt from the layover.

Kind-of-sort-of-three days. But not really.

This will infuriate people, and rightly so. It’s the type of thing that fuels a primary electorate which is pushing anti-establishment candidates to the lead.

Jeb Bush complained that Donald Trump is a chaos candidate. And he probably would claim the same about Ted Cruz.

Breaking news — given how the Republican leadership acts, voters may view what the establishment calls “chaos” as the better alternative.


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Omnibus bills should be outlawed.

Money for the foreigner worker program!?! Money for race track owners?!? MY Money tossed out the window!!!

Omnibus is tax revenue OmniFlush.

New face, same ole crap.

It’s astounding that they would pull this sh*t given where we are now right now and the mood of the voters (never mind the conservative base). It speaks to a pathological disconnect — a deeper sickness than is going to be reachable by any “historic midterm.” They seem to be asking for revolution. They just pretty much ensured the nomination of Trump or Cruz.

Unbelievable. Simply unbelievable. And our betters are wringing their hands and wetting themselves wondering how a Donald Trump came to lead the primary pack. Umm, because you’re so bad that even HE looks less bad?

I don’t remember why I was watching NPR on the day after Obamacare passed and the Tea Party demonstrators left Washington, but I remember the correspondent reporting the event crowing as if the siege of Stalingrad had been beaten back. We’ll be paying for that defeat for the rest of our lives; this is just one more humiliation.


tell me again why I must vote for any R crap sandwich?

    Ragspierre in reply to Barry. | December 17, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    You should only vote for CONSERVATIVES.

    (Which precludes voting for T-rump.)

      Milwaukee in reply to Ragspierre. | December 17, 2015 at 6:09 pm

      Are all the down votes because they believe the Trumpster is conservative? He isn’t. He supports broad eminent domain powers. Developers love eminent domain. He supports keeping Federal income deductions for state income taxes, which supports high tax socialist states. He supports deductions for home mortgages, which supports wealthier home owners. He apparently thinks that ending that deduction will cause millions to forgo living in housing of any kind. He supports subsidies for ethanol production which raise food and fuel costs and enriches ADM and the ethanol-industrial complex. He is no conservative. He hits a few home-runs and strikes out a lot.

        No, I don’t think most trump supporters think trump is a strong conservative.

        What they know is, he is conservative on the most important issues to them.

        What they know is, he ain’t part of the R establishment that sure as hell isn’t conservative.

        What they know is, he is not beholden to the R establishment donor class.

        After 30 years of being lied to by the R group, seeing it getting worse by the year, they are willing to elect someone less than conservative in the hopes it will change the nature of politics in DC, and the absolute certainty it cannot be any worse.

      “You should only vote for CONSERVATIVES.”

      Of which there are precious few. When we do elect them they go to DC and become get along with the R donor class leftwingers.

      Thus trump. Not perfect. Not a true conservative. But not buyable. That may be enough. It beats the hell out of anything proffered up by the R’s since Reagan.

“Omnibus Explains Why ‘Voters Are In Open Rebellion’”

Or is it that the ruling class is in open rebellion against the Constitution and the voters?

The Republican Party is dead.

If you’re a conservative, your place is with the Tea Party, or continue to happily take it up the you-know-what.

The Republican Party is now merely a bloc we vote with when it suits us. When it doesn’t, we go about stealing its members and destroying it.

It turns out Lyin’ Ryan’s beard is symbolic after all.

This is EXACTLY why Trump should be nominee. As I’ve said all along nobody blows up the GOP establisment like Trump !

    Ragspierre in reply to Gary Britt. | December 17, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Supporter of Reid, Pelosi, Schumer, Clinton and Obama.

    (Bitter laughter.)

      Vancomycin in reply to Ragspierre. | December 17, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      You mean like Ryan and the current republicans are Rags? I mean, Rubio wants amnesty, Cruz and Fiorina are all in on replacing american tech workers with indians and pakistanis…

      Why vote for ’em?

      As for Ryan, he should just hand the gavel over to pelosi, she’s getting everything she and her pals want anyhow.

        Ragspierre in reply to Vancomycin. | December 17, 2015 at 1:34 pm

        And T-rump employs domestics, models and groundskeepers here on visas so as to avoid paying the going rate for Americans.

        Additionally, he’s NEVER tried to impose any limits on illegals on any of his projects, when he could at minimal cost.

          Vancomycin in reply to Ragspierre. | December 17, 2015 at 2:58 pm

          And yet Trump is the ONLY one saying anything sensible. All the rest are for increasing immigration or just flat out amnesty.

          And anyway, you didn’t answer the point. What is the difference, right now, between the democrats and the republicans we already have. How could Trump actually be worse (hint, he probably can’t) than the republicans that are actually currently in office giving us the shaft?

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | December 17, 2015 at 3:50 pm

          Except bullshit.

          Cruz is not for amnesty. T-rump IS. EXPRESSLY.

          T-rump “says”…??? And you believe him? Why don’t you give Rubio the same “dispensation”? Or “amnesty”?

          Vancomycin in reply to Ragspierre. | December 17, 2015 at 4:04 pm

          Well, rags:

          It’s not amnesty, but it *is* what I was complaining about (you might try taking some reading comprehension classes or something) with Cruz. I have *no* representation here, so I’m going with “burn it with fire”. These assholes are all terrible, and I’m going with the one that’s giving the GOP and it’s apologists the vapors.

          Vancomycin in reply to Ragspierre. | December 17, 2015 at 4:07 pm

          And Rags, answer the question. How could Trump actually be any worse than what we’re stuck with right now? How? None of these assholes can be trusted. Look at what they just did! Look at it!

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | December 17, 2015 at 5:31 pm

          I did answer your stupid question.

          You can believe T-rump or not. Up to you. Me? I’ll go with Cruz. A conservative.

          “I’ll go with Cruz. A conservative.”

          But not when it comes to the number one conservative issue this election cycle, immigration. Partially so, but nowhere near the level of trump in his statements. Maybe he is lying, I know Cruz has lied about it. I gave him a pass on that one as he is close enough. But he doesn’t fool me.

          Regardless, as I said months ago, Cruz never had a chance at getting the R nomination short of a trump to clear the way. And I now believe trump has it sewn up, carson as VP, and Cruz as AG.

          Wait and see.

So, exactly where is this representative gov we’re supposed to have? What are we getting out of all of this besides getting stuck with paying for all this over spending? Are all these people in DC so math challenged that they will never be able to wrap whatever diminutive brains they have around the fact that they are spending money which doesn’t exist? What is it going to take to get these people out of power?

“What is it going to take to get these people out of power?”

Well, torches and pitchforks, tar and feathers, etc. etc.

“Breaking news — given how the Republican leadership acts, voters may view what the establishment calls “chaos” as the better alternative.”

I’m already there.

The RINOs are not a choice.
Appeasing and caving to the liberal policies is not the answer I’m looking for, and if the Republican’s can’t do it you will not get my vote.

If you don’t get it together, Republican Party, I WILL vote for Trump as an independent, and there are enough people that feel the way I do that it will kill your chances of winning in 2016.

    pesanteur in reply to Twanger. | December 17, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    You just exploded the “only Rubio can beat Hillary” meme. If Rubio is the nominee (really only possible through GOPe chicanery), at least half (a modest estimate) of the conservative base sits it out. If Trump goes third party, forget it. No one has yet to explain the Rubio path to victory in this context. This recent event seals the fate of the establishment and any one of its factotums it tries to foist on us.

    “If you don’t get it together, Republican Party…”

    Don’t you think that ship has sailed?

    Barry in reply to Twanger. | December 17, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    The GOPe prefers shrillary to trump or cruz. Period.

Money for nuthin and their checks for free … get it while the gettin is good. Voters are in rebellion. Viva la revolucion.

Until they blow up the currency, markets, or economy, they will spend spend spend. Obama ran on the “irresponsible and unpatriotic” Bush because he used the children’s credit cards to run the deficit from $6T to $10T, “all by his lonesome”.

Obama and helpful R’s will have gone from $10T to $20T, but that doesn’t count the unfunded liabilities that add at least another $120T. Money inflation is their only exit strategy, while they view massive spending as “stimulus”, no matter how wasteful.

Yes, cheap money is great for a time, till the interest payments can’t be met and inflation shows up in prices. Price inflation is still depressed thanks to a slow economy. Plus, more of the economy runs on government redistribution of funny money, not on a productive vibrant private sector.

When Yellin can’t suppress interest rates any longer, the game changes, the music stops, and you better have a chair … and maybe some savings and a cow. (ha) (1% rate increase is nothing, if it even happens)

Both parties saw the threat of the grass root tea party, when Santelli first yelled about the bailouts on CNBC. They marginalized it with occu-poopers, and RINOs calling them whackobirds. We are being made socialist via DC debt obligations, money printing, and mandates. Now what?

I wish all American would go into the HR at their work and up their dependants to 20, or 200 what ever it takes to cut off the weekly stream of money to these traitors.

Once again the establishment GOP caved. I am more in the Trump column just to give them middle finger. I am tired hearing of how Trump is destroying the Republican Party when the establishment has been doing the job quite well without him.

    Barry in reply to natdj. | December 17, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Your mistake is thinking they “caved”. This is what they want, it is what the donor class tells them to do.

There is no GOP anymore. They are all Democrats in one way shape or form. They pass this bill and they hand the nomination to Trump. Might as well just cancel all the remaining debates.

    Except the democrat debates.

    We’ve picked our candidates. We know the GOP is no longer our party – the Tea Party is.

    So let’s not waste any more time on CNN debates, and going forward let’s focus in on Clinton. At least that will be fun.

“Breaking news — given how the Republican leadership acts, voters may view what the establishment calls “chaos” as the better alternative.”

The Roman Empire had become so oppressive that the Huns were welcomed by many.

Wasn’t Boehner forced out because of exactly this kind of stuff?