Morning Reads – Monday, July 24, 2017

Will is out of town celebrating his own birth, so I’m filling in. Here are some of the bigger headlines from the weekend:

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Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Trump’s newest lying sycophant, Mooch, yesterday stated of Trump on CBS’ “Face the Nation”: “He’s probably the most effective legislative liaison person in the world”, despite all evidence pointing to Cap’n Tinyhands being legislatively impotent.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Scaramucci gave the smirking John Dickerson clear professional answers, especially on Trumps health care bill position that the inept moderator tried to spin as confusing. Refreshing.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

He’s sharp and intelligent, but clearly taking a turn at being a sycophant.

Will Durant
Will Durant

But can he do the Fandango?

Indypendant
Indypendant

Thunderbolts and lightning?

bethebalance
bethebalance

That dance and those fireworks will come, when Scaramucci has to choose between being an employee and being his own man.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Any of the choices would tough to explain.
1. Obamacare lite, unaffordable without big tax hikes
2.. repeal, chaos
3. Do nothing, crisis
4. Single payer, systemic pushback, 1,2,3 trifecta

Number one priority, the tax bill, then revenue might help reveal the health direction.

Ellynn
Ellynn

So the Dems new deal sounds really familiar… where have I read/heard this before… uhm… gosh, I know I’ve seen it someplace. Hmmmm.

bethebalance
bethebalance

I only wonder if the sucking up is to psychologically ply the Pres. into being more involved.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Sort of like having the daily WH press brief as audio only, since someone can’t DVR or watch it over lunch if the networks don’t televise it…

Benevolus
Benevolus

Trump to HHS Secretary Tom Price: “Are you going to get the votes? You better get them. Otherwise I’ll say, ‘Tom you’re fired.’”

Maybe he didn’t suck up enough. Or, as we are learning, you can never suck up enough. Sucking up doesn’t actually get you anything.

xdog
xdog

Agreed on Price. Here he is at last month’s Cabinet meeting that Trump called to find out who loved him most: “Mr. President, what an incredible honor it is to lead the Department of Health and Human Services at this pivotal time under your leadership. I can’t thank you enough for the privileges you’ve given me and the leadership that you’ve shown. It seems like there’s an international flair to the messages that are being delivered. I had the opportunity to represent the United States at the G-20 Health Summit in Berlin and at the World Health Assembly in Geneva.… Read more »