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    Toothless Congrress will be irrelevant?

    Just my $0.02 but with the WH poaching congressional staffers
    unbeknownst to their bosses, and with EOs seemingly coming out of nowhere
    without advice from The Hill, it seems that Congress will eventually become a
    lapdog of the Executive branch. Any thoughts?

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    Re: Toothless Congrress will be irrelevant?

    Quote Originally Posted by uncleray View Post
    Just my $0.02 but with the WH poaching congressional staffers
    unbeknownst to their bosses, and with EOs seemingly coming out of nowhere
    without advice from The Hill, it seems that Congress will eventually become a
    lapdog of the Executive branch. Any thoughts?
    Do you have a link about your alleged "poaching"? Don't get me wrong...I'm not disputing what you say. I just hadn't heard of that before you mentioned it.

    Why do you think Trump's EO's are coming out of nowhere? I mean, none of these things have been a surprise to me since he talked about all of it during his campaign.

    Also, are you privy of every conversation every one of Trump's administration has had with Congressmen...that makes you so sure he hasn't had any advice from them? (not that he actually NEEDS their advice)
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    Re: Toothless Congrress will be irrelevant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Do you have a link about your alleged "poaching"? Don't get me wrong...I'm not disputing what you say. I just hadn't heard of that before you mentioned it.

    Why do you think Trump's EO's are coming out of nowhere? I mean, none of these things have been a surprise to me since he talked about all of it during his campaign.

    Also, are you privy of every conversation every one of Trump's administration has had with Congressmen...that makes you so sure he hasn't had any advice from them? (not that he actually NEEDS their advice)
    I believe it's poach, as in: verb
    cook (an egg), without its shell, in or over boiling water.

    There's an AP headline. Trump Boils Congressional Staffers.

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    Re: Toothless Congrress will be irrelevant?

    Quote Originally Posted by uncleray View Post
    Just my $0.02 but with the WH poaching congressional staffers
    unbeknownst to their bosses, and with EOs seemingly coming out of nowhere
    without advice from The Hill, it seems that Congress will eventually become a
    lapdog of the Executive branch. Any thoughts?
    My thoughts are that the President's party will turn on him in a HEARTBEAT if they think their constituents aren't happy.

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    Re: Toothless Congrress will be irrelevant?

    Quote Originally Posted by uncleray View Post
    Just my $0.02 but with the WH poaching congressional staffers
    unbeknownst to their bosses, and with EOs seemingly coming out of nowhere
    without advice from The Hill, it seems that Congress will eventually become a
    lapdog of the Executive branch. Any thoughts?
    From what you say, I cannot see that danger.

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    Re: Toothless Congrress will be irrelevant?

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    I believe it's poach, as in: verb
    cook (an egg), without its shell, in or over boiling water.

    There's an AP headline. Trump Boils Congressional Staffers.
    If you're hunting on someone's property without permission, you are poaching.

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    Re: Toothless Congrress will be irrelevant?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    If you're hunting on someone's property without permission, you are poaching.
    And most especially if you boil the game on site. Then you're doubly poaching. That's really, really bad. Deserves to "really's".

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    Re: Toothless Congrress will be irrelevant?

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    I believe it's poach, as in: verb
    cook (an egg), without its shell, in or over boiling water.

    There's an AP headline. Trump Boils Congressional Staffers.
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    Re: Toothless Congrress will be irrelevant?

    Quote Originally Posted by uncleray View Post
    Just my $0.02 but with the WH poaching congressional staffers
    unbeknownst to their bosses, and with EOs seemingly coming out of nowhere
    without advice from The Hill, it seems that Congress will eventually become a
    lapdog of the Executive branch. Any thoughts?
    Were you here during the Obama administration?
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    Re: Toothless Congrress will be irrelevant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Do you have a link about your alleged "poaching"? Don't get me wrong...I'm not disputing what you say. I just hadn't heard of that before you mentioned it.

    Why do you think Trump's EO's are coming out of nowhere? I mean, none of these things have been a surprise to me since he talked about all of it during his campaign.

    Also, are you privy of every conversation every one of Trump's administration has had with Congressmen...that makes you so sure he hasn't had any advice from them? (not that he actually NEEDS their advice)
    Ask and you shall receive. If this is true, it's VERY bad optics and an indication that Congress may begin to lose trust in him sooner rather than later.

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