GOP Without a Paddle

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The phrase came from England's Haslar Creek in Portsmouth harbor a 'salt' creek. Nowadays it applies to the Potomac River and the swamp on Capitol Hill. It is also the origin of 'up shit creek'. Without a paddle this would be hopeless, hence the phrase 'up the creek without a paddle' to mean being trapped, stuck or in trouble.

The Republican Party is in a state of confusion and deep discontent due to the fact that even with the majority in the White House, and Congress and the majority governors sitting at state capitols, the party has failed American voters. Repealing Obamacare has failed in embarrassing fashion. And the current debate over a tax overhaul package has to be completed before a looming government shutdown, or there will be a sweeping loss for the GOP.

The GOP also knows the meaning of You've made your bed, now lie in it... and the lies just keep on coming.
Trump: Senate Republican lunch was a 'love fest' (except for Jeff Flake and Bob Corker) https://usat.ly/2yInZwZ via @usatoday

U.S. House speaker says tax plan unlikely to swell deficit: Reuters interview https://reut.rs/2yPc3cx

Flake cites McCarthy, hopes there's 'tipping point' on Trump https://apnews.com/230fd2934a324729b176538f91949d74

Republicans have Stockholm Syndrome and it’s getting worse, the latest from Max Boot. http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/10/19/republicans-have-stockholm-syndrome-...

Flake: It's a coincidence that my retirement came on same day as Corker's criticism of Trump http://hill.cm/1ExpERF

Analysis: Can the GOP survive the Trump presidency? https://www.apnews.com/2ba1b93dc74846f5858e6537ce1a47c2

Jeff Flake, Bob Corker, John McCain join Trump to gut a major consumer protection https://interc.pt/2zNt7xG by @ddayen

You made your bed now Lie in it https://youtu.be/yA9E_e1dyco

Travis Garland - You Made Your Bed (So Lay In It) lyrics (Leaked/NEW SON... https://youtu.be/FNDxffq6nSE

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