Robert Romano: “A Majority In Name Only”

“THERE ISN’T A MAJOR PIECE OF LEGISLATION THAT HAS NOT DEPENDED ON DEMOCRATS TO PASS” || By ROBERT ROMANO ||  On October 9, 218 members of the U.S. House of Representatives issued a discharge petition for H.Res. 450, a resolution providing for immediate consideration of legislation that will reauthorize the…


|| By ROBERT ROMANO ||  On October 9, 218 members of the U.S. House of Representatives issued a discharge petition for H.Res. 450, a resolution providing for immediate consideration of legislation that will reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States through Sept. 30, 2019.

The vote will now occur Oct. 26, and comes after Congress had allowed the bank’s charter to expire on June 30.

All that, even though we do not need such a bank, Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning noted in a statement.

“Without any new loans from the Export-Import Bank, U.S. exporters managed to sell $188.8 billion of goods and services in July, and $185 billion in August,” said Manning.

“The reason almost nobody noticed the Ex-Im Bank’s expiration on June 30 is simple. It only accounts for 1 percent of the nation’s $2.344 trillion of annual exports. In other words, its expiration hardly matters at all when companies can just secure financing elsewhere in a global marketplace,” Manning added.

But nobody should be surprised that the bank will survive with House Democrats and a handful of Republicans pulling it out of the fire. This is the style that has marked the tenure of House Speaker Rep. John Boehner.

“There isn’t a major piece of legislation that has not depended on Democrats to pass,” Manning said. He’s right.

When the most recent continuing resolution came up that included funding for Planned Parenthood, a majority of House Republicans voted against it.  But it passed anyway with 186 Democrat votes to get across the finish line.

When funding for the Department of Homeland Security in March that included funding for president Barack Obama to implement executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants with U.S. born children, a majority of House Republicans voted against it. Yet it passed with 182 Democrats and some Republicans.

When the continuing resolution funding Obamacare came up in 2013, a majority of House Republicans voted against it. But again it passed with 198 Democrats helping it along.

A majority of House Republicans voted against the tax bill that raised taxes on those making $400,000 and above, including many small businesses, legislation that passed.

A majority of House Republicans voted against so-called hurricane “disaster relief” because it was unpaid for and was stuffed with billions in unrelated pork even as it passed with Democrat support.

The GOP “majority” also needed Democrat votes to get the March 21, 2013 continuing resolution across the finish line, too. Just like the vote to suspend the debt ceiling until May 19, 2013 — they needed Democrats for that vote.

Just like the vote on the continuing resolution that came before that. Or when the House increased the debt ceiling in 2011 before that.

In short, to accomplish anything, since becoming Speaker, Boehner has required the votes of Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats.

The evidence that the true majority of the House are Democrats and handful of Republicans is overwhelming. Elections be damned.

So, perhaps they should just band together and make Pelosi the next Speaker. That would be more honest than the charade going on now.

Robert Romano is the Senior Editor of Americans for Limited Government.  This piece (reprinted with permission) originally appeared on NetRightDaily.com.

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Impotent Republicans October 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Sounds like the Republicans need a little blue pill for their disappointing Boehner.

Welcome to the future October 13, 2015 at 1:12 pm

The completely useless and disfunctional GOP is going to need the Democrats to help pick their next speaker. When Texas goes blue or purple you won’t ever see another ‘republican’ president again.

vicupstate October 13, 2015 at 2:15 pm

That will take awhile. 8 years minimum, and that is assuming the current trajectory holds.

Shortcuts October 13, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Another Republican president might speed up that process.

2024, get ready October 13, 2015 at 3:25 pm

Just in time for the next Democrat President to finish up their two terms.

vic the moron! October 13, 2015 at 3:32 pm

You are a fucking idiot.

tomstickler October 13, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Waah, waah, waah. Romano haz a sad that he cannot ram totally partisan crap through Congress without Democratic cooties on it.

Daniel Boome October 13, 2015 at 1:54 pm

That’s one way to look at it. Another way to look at it is that he’s tired of the uni-party system that has existed where the Democrats have rammed all sorts of legislation through while Republicans have basically said “Let us know if you need us to move back more”.

DNC October 13, 2015 at 2:56 pm

You don’t need to move back, you just need to move out of the way entirely.

American People October 13, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Please move, GOP. You’re holding up progress and wasting everyone’s time.

bye bye dems October 13, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Dems push for Amnesty because they are OUT of voters.American people have turned on em.Obama destroyed the party.Dems need NEW voters.

win for the innocent October 13, 2015 at 3:41 pm

I see Planned Parenthood got on their knees today and took it in the ass-no longer taking money for selling baby parts.

Not surprised.People like YOU and a group of killers like PP have no core or human soul.You are evil and fold like a cheap tent when called on your Godless ways.

Winning! October 13, 2015 at 4:06 pm

Yes. Now, out of the kindness of PP’s hearts, they will donate it for free.
It’s a win for everyone.

PP took it in ass! October 13, 2015 at 4:29 pm

They were EXPOSED! They know we are going to have a Republican President and congress in 2017 and trying to save their funding.

NOBODY that has ANY affiliation with PP has a heart or soul.

Winning! October 13, 2015 at 4:33 pm

They are still providing abortions and getting funding from the Federal Gov’t.
The tissue is being donated to the researchers and the research continues.
You are right. Everybody wins!

new day in America! October 13, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Babies lose.That will end in 2017.

guest October 13, 2015 at 4:42 pm

Abortions will still be legal and ongoing in 2017. Scientist will still be using fetal tissue in searching for cures to more diseases and creating possible vaccines.

no more $$$ October 13, 2015 at 4:44 pm

Yes they will be legal in 2017.PP just won’t be getting millions of taxpayer dollars to ‘cook the books’ and hide the fact that the taxpayers are funding abortions.

Pissing away the money October 13, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Jason Chaffetz said they found no financial wrong doing – which he then tried to dance around and take back. Ah those Republicans love to piss away money on fruitless investigations.

flip October 13, 2015 at 6:10 pm

No he didn’t. He just said by this policy change at PP they admitted guilt.

Why the change by these animals at PP if they weren’t guilty?


Jason is another liar October 13, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Jason pulled a Kevin McCarthy and is now walking it back.

“Did I look at the finances and have a hearing specifically as to the revenue portion and how they spend? Yes. Was there any wrongdoing? I didn’t find any,” he said during a Judiciary Committee hearing on the family planning provider.

flip October 13, 2015 at 7:37 pm

Dumb ass! PP just admitted it today!

tomstickler October 13, 2015 at 10:07 pm
Winning! October 13, 2015 at 4:50 pm

So you are for taking funding away from the military and aid to Israel too?
Didn’t think so. You are not Pro-Life at all.

Rocky Verdad October 13, 2015 at 1:35 pm

The GOP is dead. It died about 5 months ago. It doesn’t exist anymore.

Daniel Boome October 13, 2015 at 1:50 pm

I would say it was more like January 21, 2010 with the Citizens United decision.

stumpknocker October 13, 2015 at 2:09 pm

the cancer started when they embraced and validated the tea party, they thought they could use them as attack dogs against liberals, little did they know, TBILLIES EAT THEIR OWN. watching the republicans in congress is kinda like watching a nature show where a snake is eating a big fat rat.

Faux desserts October 13, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Fox News pushed the Tea Party and also Trump with his birther nonsense. And as hard as they try they can’t kill either before the 2016 election. Reap what you sow, LOL.

bye bye dems! October 13, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Dems shouldn’t have let the God hating, socialists,faggots and baby killers take over the party.Depending on illegals to win elections ain’t gonna work.No path to citizenship OR voting.

flip October 13, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Oh.That is why Hillary is trailing ALL Republican candidates by double digits in some cases and can’t get above 40%.

stumpknocker October 13, 2015 at 3:15 pm

that is only in the fox news polls, you know fox news right? fox new was the cable show that brought you “mitt in a landslide” in 2012

flip October 13, 2015 at 3:25 pm

Fox News has always under polled Republicans and given Obama a higher approval rating.Bad news for dims!

GrandTango October 13, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Things sure are silly in the TARDrevolution. Huh, lover?

1930's again w/Hill and bernie October 13, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Gonna sit back and watch a rerun of a debate in Nazi Germany tonight-the Democrat Socialist Debate!

2015 Reality October 13, 2015 at 4:02 pm

I can name several socialist democratic governments around the world.
Can you name one Libertarian government?

RIP GOP October 13, 2015 at 3:24 pm

Yeah, that whole Bengahzi bullshit blowing up in your face must really sting.
Let’s see….E-Mails? Nothing. Bengahzi? Nothing.
How do you guy plan on wasting time and money next?

bye bye dem party! October 13, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Since 2008 the Republicans have picked up 11 senate seats,75 house seats (AND control of house and senate),own 34 governorship’s and gained 1500 seats in state legislatures.

Indeed a leadership problem however we are getting ready to correct that.

Democrats are finished w/out illegals and Amnesty.Ain’t gonna happen!

RIP GOP October 13, 2015 at 4:00 pm

And those republicans have done a splendid job of helping empliment nearly all of Obama’s policies. Thanks guys!

Pissing away others money October 13, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Since their “Wine Wednesdays” has been so successful they will also have Malt Liquor Mondays, Tanqueray Tuesdays, Tequila Thursdays and Firewater Fridays. Also looking to starting up a Tiffany style crossbow buying club to compliment their Tiffany glock styled gun club.

ClownCar October 13, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Them admitting the whole Bengahzi hearing thing was a total sham was suicide.
Just when you think they can’t be anymore stupid and inept? Boom!

Daniel Boome October 13, 2015 at 3:51 pm

That was one person saying that and he didn’t say it was a “total sham”, just that it was more of a formality than anything else.

ClownCar October 13, 2015 at 3:55 pm

lol Nice try. What about the investigator who was fired because he wouldn’t focus on Hillary? Gowdy will be sulking back to SC with his tail between his legs.

Daniel Boome October 13, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Gowdy has the truth on his side and that fact continues to be more evident every single day. It always has been, quite frankly. It’s people like you who have never cared to research the underpinnings of the whole situation who don’t. The “investigator” was fired because he mishandled classified information. It never had anything to do with Hillary. That it had to do with a “focus on Hillary” was only a later claim he made that is suspect with its timing because he never originally cited this as the reason for his termination. Kevin McCarthy threw you denialists a nice life preserver with what he said, but you are just misrepresenting it anyways. You can try and hang on to these life preservers all you want and wish all the facts away as “smidgens” (as Obama would put it) but it doesn’t change the lies around Benghazi and the purpose behind Responsibility to Protect (R2P).

ClownCar October 13, 2015 at 4:12 pm

So, what happened? What facts are you even talking about?
How is Hillary in trouble?
Eight hearings already and nothing.
McCarthy spilled beans.
It must be hard for you. You actually bought into those frauds’ con job on the taxpayers.

flip October 13, 2015 at 4:15 pm

We found out about Hillary’s emails exposing national security secrets and aiding our enemies.

Just for that the Bengazi investigations were worth it. She is finished.Brain injured and finished.

ClownCar October 13, 2015 at 4:29 pm

So it was all about trying to find dirt on Hillary. I mean, we know that already but it good you admit it too.

flip October 13, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Damn right.Hold the bitch accountable for her hacked emails exposing Stephens and the others in that embassy.

Hillary got em killed.

ClownCar October 13, 2015 at 4:34 pm

“With advisaries like you, who needs allies?”

flip October 13, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Please.You liberals can’t stand debate or ANYONE to speak that doesn’t agree with your perverted ways.

ClownCar October 13, 2015 at 4:43 pm

I’m here at FitsNews typing to you, so you prove yourself wrong, right off the bat.
You suck at trolling….unless you’re trolling yourself?

stumpknocker October 13, 2015 at 4:44 pm

but he is great at sucking trolls

GrandTango October 13, 2015 at 4:46 pm

He’ll empty them balls good.
Trust me. I KNOW!

flip October 13, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Gotta go and get ready for the Democrat Socialist Party Nazi debate tonight.

ClownCar October 13, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Just think. You’ll be watching one of the next Presidents of the United States!
How exciting!

Daniel Boome October 13, 2015 at 4:17 pm


Take an hour or two to inform yourself and get the real reason that the hearings are a waste of time. It’s not the reason you think.

Beware Black Helicopters October 13, 2015 at 4:21 pm

Sundance is a fucking conspiracy nut, racist and hypocrite. Put on your tin foil hats before entering. Ask him how he can rail on about morality, tax cheats, money grubbers fleecing off the govt – when he has been married 4 times, 2 adult children who changed their last names so as not to be associated with him, why he has years old tax liens and if he is so fiscal responsible why his house was foreclosed on.

just sayin October 13, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Same way traitor Obama can rail about how evil and bad America is and he NEVER really was one of US?

ClownCar October 13, 2015 at 4:25 pm

I saw ‘by Sundance’ and about spit my drink out.
These fucking kooks are hilarious when they try to act like they have ‘facts’.

flip October 13, 2015 at 4:26 pm

He lies more that Obama?

ClownCar October 13, 2015 at 4:28 pm

Who? Gowdy.
Yes, you’re right

flip October 13, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Gowdy lies more than traitor Obama? Na.

Dead By November '16 October 13, 2015 at 4:33 pm

You sound like a brat on the playground. Double down on them high blood pressure meds, cuz.

flip October 13, 2015 at 4:35 pm

I just love exposing American hating liars.

GrandTango October 13, 2015 at 4:38 pm

You must spend a lot of time in the mirror.
I figured you loved exposing yourself to men.

Beware Black Helicopters October 13, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Last real job he had before he became a professional blogger was working at a Publix Grocery store. He has no experience in politics, intelligence, military – none, zip. But plenty of idiots lap his craziness up.

ClownCar October 13, 2015 at 4:41 pm

This Daniel Bloomin’ Idiot sure does. I saw some other kook on here thinks Sandy Hook was a hoax. Fuck these internet ‘investigators’ who never leave their keyboard and the morons who buy into their garbage.

Daniel Boome October 13, 2015 at 6:29 pm

Yeah because your superficial understanding constitutes “facts”.

Daniel Boome October 13, 2015 at 6:24 pm

You have no idea who he even is. Please shut up.

Beware Black Helicopters October 13, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Mark Bradman born in England and resident of Cape Coral, FL aka SundanceCracker aka Sundance. And no, I won’t shut up – he is a hypocritical loon. Ask him about his claims that the Miami-Dade School Police set his car on fire because he was investigating Trayvon Martin, LOLOLOL. The guy is nuts.

Daniel Boome October 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm

I’ve seen the actual video of him attempting a public records request in Dade county and him basically being harassed for that simple attempt. He absolutely exposed the corruption within the Miami-Dade school PD, so that coupled with the harassment wouldn’t cause me surprise in the least if his car was set on fire. He was the only one shining the light on the unbelievable corruption inherent within that political structure.The research he did on the machinations behind the Trayvon Martin case are second to none. That’s the

Beware Black Helicopters October 13, 2015 at 7:37 pm

Then you would be foolish to believe such a claim. It was probably repossessed if anything happened to it.

Daniel Boome October 13, 2015 at 7:48 pm

He has never made that claim on TCT, other than referencing the fact that it’s “physically dangerous” to expose certain levels of corruption. You’re the first one I’ve heard this from. I only know what I read about his investigative work. I don’t know anything about him personally nor do I care. I only care about whether he is finding the truth. There have been a few times he has missed in that regard, but that’s rare and even forgivable when you dig as deep as he does.

Beware Black Helicopters October 13, 2015 at 7:57 pm

That is where I read it. Don’t recall if it was an entry or he posted it in the comment section. He was in Miami on a covert mission and his car “mysteriously” caught on fire in the parking lot – that sort of inane insinuation.

ClownCar October 13, 2015 at 4:23 pm

If eight fricking congressional hearings can’t come up with anything I doubt an article from some random kook blog written by someone named ‘Sundance’ is going to give me much. No wonder you guys are the laughing stock of the world right now.
“Take an hour or two…”? Fuck off, wingnut.

Daniel Boome October 13, 2015 at 6:28 pm

Nice non-sequitur. Should I consult a “real” news source, like Fox News or CBS? Check the citations, “wing-nut”. Try and even pretend like maybe you care about the truth. “Sundance” is an alias and also irrelevant from a truth standpoint. Either something is true or it’s false. You haven’t gotten the truth about Benghazi from any mainstream outlets, but you march in lockstep with them while mocking actual research. The Conservative Treehouse is nothing more than data analysis by way of crowdsourcing, thus the alias.

Beware Black helicopters October 13, 2015 at 7:29 pm

Data analysis by white rightwing nutters. I’m no stranger to that blog. Everything is a conspiracy in Sundance land.

Daniel Boome October 13, 2015 at 7:33 pm

It doesn’t align with your ideology and presumptuous line of thinking, that’s why it’s “conspiracy”. When manipulation and deceit are the are the names of the media and political game these days, any exposing will look like conspiracy. The bottom line is that the CT has been proven right too many times to count. You can pretend to be familiar with it all you want. That doesn’t change the fact that they are right.

Beware Black Helicopter October 13, 2015 at 7:43 pm

Latest conspiracy crapola – the Oregon shooter was a muslim or was influenced by ISIS. His intent was to kill one of the French train heroes. Not once has that nonsense been put to bed. In reality the people he killed were his classmates and he did it because he was nuts. But this is typical Sundance MO when he is proven wrong – just move on and ignore, never set the record straight.

Daniel Boome October 13, 2015 at 7:54 pm

In a connect the dots analysis, it was not that far fetched considering it was really just a question being asked about possible motive. And it was only being asked because the media and law enforcement were seemingly trying to keep certain details under wraps. That’s really all. I can agree that more time should have passed and more evidence gathered to develop that theory, but it doesn’t change the fact that there’s more to the story than he was just nuts and shot his classmates. You could argue Sundance was just going for plausible deniability, but he was really just raising questions, not developing an actual layout for what went down. Again, it’s more about developing something extreme to keep the major players from hiding information.

what's the frequency,Kenneth? October 13, 2015 at 7:42 pm

You and Daniel are getting ‘weird’.WTF?

Beware Black Helicopters October 13, 2015 at 7:46 pm

Arguing about a blog that Daniel thinks is informative and I think is a place for crackpots.

Trey Pinoccho's Nose October 13, 2015 at 4:13 pm

Sorry – Trey is a liar and here is an example. And I do believe CNN over him.

A CNN spokesperson made it clear that Gowdy was not being honest, “We categorically deny Benghazi Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy’s statement about CNN. We reached out to the committee for a response prior to publishing or broadcasting, which the committee provided. That response was included in our reporting. In addition, Chairman Gowdy was invited to discuss this on CNN and declined. Chairman Gowdy is wrong.”

flip October 13, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Doesn’t matter.65% of the American people believe her to be dishonest.She can hardly poll 40%.Her ‘ceiling’ is 45-47% in a national election.

Damage already done.NOBODY in America cares who Trey Gowdy is except that lunatic 10% fringe on the left.

flip October 13, 2015 at 4:12 pm

None of this shit matters.Entire election is about IMMIGRATION.
Trump was a savior for the Republican Party,He defined the issue in a way that EVERY American can understand.

He also understands (nominee or not) that the democrat party can’t win for DECADES without Amnesty and a path to citizenship for illegals.

ClownCar October 13, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Why did Ronald Reagan demand that the Berlin Wall be torn down and now you guys who worship him are begging to build a wall? Ronnie must be spinning at light speed in his grave listening to you fools. When Texas turns purple the GOP will have no viable path to an Electoral College victory.

flip October 13, 2015 at 4:22 pm

Texas will turn purple in 2225, Mr. Clown.Watch the OLD socialists Bernie and Hillary tonight try and take us back to the glory years of Stalin and Hitler with their calls for the 1930’s again.

Thanks for admitting that Democrats can’t win elections anymore without illegal’s.

ClownCar October 13, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Illegals can’t vote, silly.
Two overwhelming victories. Elected by Americans.
Did your great granddad hate the Irish and Germans?

flip October 13, 2015 at 4:34 pm

No.And there won’t be a path to citizenship for the 15-30 million that are already here.

Dems are fucked.

ClownCar October 13, 2015 at 4:36 pm

There already is a path.
Just like there was for your immigrant forebears.
We are all the children of immigrants, dummy.

flip October 13, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Hey.Maybe Sanders can borrow one of Castro’s military uniforms tonight while Hillary dresses in ISIS garb?

ClownCar October 13, 2015 at 4:44 pm

He could borrow one from that Ted Cruz’s Dad.

Laughing Latifundists October 13, 2015 at 6:44 pm

I feel certain that Ronnie is busy searing in Hell for his support of nun-raping priest-murdering peasant-slaughtering death squads in Central America.

Superfly October 13, 2015 at 2:16 pm

This comes from one of those kook, tin-foil hat wearing websites. It is true, however, that Republicans do not control the House. We have a coalition government, with Republicans and the RINO Libertarians.


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