GOP Pundit Claims Trump’s Presidency Is “Effectively Legislatively Over” After Obamacare Fail [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports:

Following the collapse of the “skinny” Obamacare repeal bill Friday, one pundit has declared the Trump presidency as good as finished. Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz’s former Communications Director Rick Tyler said, “I think this presidency is effectively over.”

Tyler told the show’s co-host, Mika Brzezinski, that, “If you look back to different presidencies, you look at Bill Clinton. He had a rough first two years — very, very difficult two years. But after Oklahoma City he was able to regain his footing and become presidential until he slipped on a blue dress.”

Tyler continued to censure the President, adding, “But this President cannot change. Nothing about his behavior tells me, since the beginning of this process, that he was going to change. And if you cannot change and you cannot become presidential, and you cannot convince the majority of the American people to enact some legislative agenda that he wants passed, his presidency, legislatively, is effectively over.”

You may recall that Cruz fired Tyler last February after he promoted a video which he claimed showed Marco Rubio saying that “not many answers” are in the bible. In fact, Rubio had said that the bible contained “all the answers.”

  • Lazycrockett

    Those tax cuts don’t pay for themselves. It aint over.

    • Mike__in_Houston

      I agree. This is not the first time that our side has said, “Hooray, it’s over!” and it wasn’t.

      A couple of other observations:

      God bless John McCain. I never thought I’d find those words coming out of my mouth (or keyboard), and I will still never forgive him for inflicting that malignant and festering growth Sarah Palin on this country. But I love the irony that the Republicans were begging McCain to get out of his sick/death bed to please come to Washington, and he did it, but the results were not quite what they expected. Did McCain do it, at least in part, to get back at 45 for his tasteless “I like people who weren’t captured”? (And notice how he changed his tune to “hero” when McCain decided to come back to DC.) God, I hope he did it to get back at 45. 45 would have done the same thing in a heartbeat. And don’t take my word for it. All the best people are saying so.

      My only regret, and it is a yuuuuuge one (well, besides the fact that I don’t think this will ever be over; seven years of repeal votes, anyone?), is that this result encourages the millions of morons who voted for 45 to think, “Well, no matter how stupidly I vote, there will always be somebody out there to protect me from the consequences of my imbecilic decisions.” Well, in case you idiots hadn’t noticed, this was an extremely close call. Time to wake up and realize that “Well, gee, I have always voted Republican” may not be the best reason to continue doing so, even if this were still your father’s Republican party, which it definitely isn’t. Not that that one was all that great either…

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  • Lumpy Gaga

    I can diagram sentences, but not douchebags. Above article is thick with them.

  • crewman

    after Oklahoma City [Bill Clinton] was able to regain his footing and become presidential until he slipped on a blue dress

    I’ve had a few friends who slipped on dresses now and then.

    • safari

      If Oklahoma City were to happen, Donald would lock it down with US forces and then invade Chicago.

      • Galvestonian

        “nuke” Chicago.

        • Chicago joe


      • ultragreen

        If Trump wants to live, he will not nuke Chicago. There would be consequences… serious consequences.

    • Tulle Christensen

      always wise to wear a slip under your blue dress, oh what?, nevermind

  • safari

    He could always work with the democrats…

    • Tulle Christensen

      wait is that not a fate worse than death?

      • Gustav2

        Mitch McConnell thinks it is.

    • Joe in PA
    • Well he did run as a pseudo-populist. If he wants to understand how to successfully govern as a populist he should study Harvey Milk. But he wont and they will continue to flail.

      • Chucktech

        Donald Trump is mentally and physically and functionally incapable of “studying” anything.

        • Snarkaholic

          …with the possible exception of Hustler Magazine centerfolds.

          • Todd20036

            And even then, his ADD won’t allow him to look at them very long

    • bzrd

      oh, man, I read that as demonic-rats, time for a nap then a beer

  • bkmn
    • Gustav2

      Yeah, all those minor appointments filled with Teavangelicals can really muck up the country.

      • The_Wretched

        The incompetency adds up.

      • Chucktech

        They’re working on it and prayin’ hard over it…

  • Mike C

    I’ll breathe again when he’s gone. All it takes is one national tragedy or crisis and they’ll be able to run whatever the hell they like right to his desk.

  • Boreal
  • Smokey

    If only it were over…

  • Ninja0980

    Won’t be over for another three and a half years.

    • TuuxKabin

      25.4 please.

  • Gustav2

    1) If a Republican cannot make a point without invoking a Clinton, they should not be invited back. Bill or Hillary are not the only examples.
    2) If a Republican cannot make a point without invoking a Clinton, they should not be invited back. Bill or Hillary are not the only examples.
    3) If a Republican cannot make a point without invoking a Clinton, they should not be invited back. Bill or Hillary are not the only examples.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      A blowjob, and false allegations of 30 years of unproved wrongdoing do not equate to what bush, reagan, and faux45 have done.
      Id rather my prez be getting blown in the oval office than be actively undermining our country because he is massively in debt to the russian mob

    • Tomcat

      But the emails.

      • Gustav2

        Whose? Junior’s?

    • Chucktech

      But the blue dress and her e-mails!

  • ultragreen

    “I think this presidency legislatively is effectively over.”

    Promises, promises…

    • thatotherjean

      What a lovely idea! I’m not about to believe it until they’re out of office.

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    One good “terrorist” attack aka reichstag incident and we will be giving away what little freedoms we have left.
    These bastards arent finished fucking us over

  • Boreal
  • Rex

    When did it begin?

    • Chucktech


      • John Smith

        oh, so Obamma’s inauguration?

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    This oughta bump his blood pressure up a few notches. Will it be enough for the blowout?

  • PickyPecker
  • Do Something Nice

    Time to attack North Korea. Or Australia. Trump’s foreign policy is taken from a song written decades ago.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Bravo, Republicans. You have become so adept at obstruction that you find yourselves unable to achieve even your own agenda when you control the Executive and Legislative branches.

    • thatotherjean

      You have to have an agenda, first. They’ve been “the (dis)loyal opposition” for so long, they’ve forgotten what they’re for, except more money for the rich, even if comes at the expense of the poor.

      • Craig Howell

        In the eyes of the GOP base, that’s a feature, not a bug.

  • Chucktech

    Trump’s Presidency Is “Effectively Legislatively Over.” Pity that Trump’s Presidency Isn’t literally over.

    • Agreed. And like the late, great Yogi Berra said: “It ain’t over ’till it’s over.”

  • JaniceInToronto

    Considering how badly the Democrats are failing at playing politics, he -could- be helpful…

    Hell, why not try? The Democratic party just can’t seem to get it’s shit together.

    • ultragreen

      Well, they did stand together against Trumpcare, so there’s that at least.

    • Tomcat

      Hard not to fail when other countries are helping the other team and 95% or rural precincts are controlled by republican staff, counting the votes.

      • JaniceInToronto

        Don’t forget Jill and Bernie. They were -very- helpful…

        • Tomcat

          And NEITHER one of them are Democrats.

    • stevenj

      Considering that Republicans control everything ……

      • JaniceInToronto

        Because the Dems lost to them. I am really disappointed in the Dem party. They have let the right run roughshod over them.
        Too nice, maybe?

    • Tomcat

      When you decide to make a blanket statement like that, it would be nice if you gave at least one fact to back it up. And losing a election that was rigged by Russia is not one of them.

  • Tomcat

    Just heard Corker on MSNBC, cannot stand that whiny nasal drawl of his.

  • Trump may have an opportunity for some OTJ training, if only he was willing to rely on advice from people other than sycopants and psychopaths. I’m learning that by doing his worst, he has found a way to bring out the best in people like John McCain, Orrin Hatch, Joni Ernst, and now James Mattis.

    Maybe, just maybe, McConnell can use his failed Obamacare repeal efforts to show Trump and the House that it is time to try to work with the Democrats. (Whatever drug I must be on . . . I don;t really expect anything of the sort )

    • Natty Enquirer

      Yeah, and monkeys might fly out of our butts. McConnell is the supreme partisan, willing to sacrifice the entire country for the good of his party.

      • Steverino

        His whole sob speech last night was all about “the other side” “celebrating.” That’s all this means to him and the GOP, the Dems and libs supposedly gloating precisely as both he and the cons would have done had the vote went the other way. It is all a win-or-lose, hooray for our side game with them, rather than really do what is good for the country.


    • Chucktech

      Yeah, Trump gets the Mulligan of OJT but Obama was soooo unqualified, what with being a “community organizer” and only one term in the Senate. Plus “awl that book lernin” he had…

  • TrueWords

    I am just curious “when did it start”?

    • ultragreen

      So far, Trump’s legislative agenda (or what passes for one) hasn’t even got off the ground. He’s been trying to enact his agenda with dubious executive orders and by his executive and judicial appointments.

      • MusicBear88

        And tweets, which somehow he still doesn’t realize are not royal proclamations.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Theyve done a damn good job installing anti-matter into every cabinet position

    • Tomcat

      He did get his way in SCOTUS.

  • The_Wretched

    the oligarchs don’t have their trillion dollars and the dominionists don’t have tens of millions of additional Americans suffering needlessly. It will be back.

  • John Smith
  • SoCalGal20
    • Cackalaquiano

      I love your “headlines” so much better than the real ones.

    • Tomcat


      • Bryan

        [not a surprise]

  • Leo

    OT. So the Weather Channel app just retracted an alert they sent me blaring that a blizzard was imminent. This world’s going to hell so I didn’t even blink.

    • safari

      I think my favorite glitch was when a volcano emergency was declared in new england.

      • Todd20036

        Hope you have volcano insurance

        • agcons

          Probably not. I’m sure there would be a pre-existing condition to prevent it.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Fake news! Fake weather!! Fake Alerts!!!

    • Chucktech

      Zis vas test. Zis vas only test, komrades. Now back to program.

    • Todd20036

      I got a flash flood warning. It’s going to be a wet 36 hours.

    • Treant

      I’m under a flash flood watch for this evening into tomorrow.

      • PickyPecker

        We’ve entered the stormy/rain-dump season here. This weekend supposed to be very nice, however I’ve deployed my pot-feet to a lot of my pottery. My geraniums can’t handle the excessive moisture and get to looking truly ragged.

        • Treant

          When potting geraniums, mixing plenty of very grainy organic matter into the soil can help a lot!

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    “Over? Over? Nothing is over until we say it is! Did we give up when the German’s bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell NO!”

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    I ran out of popcorn so long ago.

  • Leo
    • Treant

      People will just buy from China directly; most importers will happily “mis-label” a package by “accident.”

      For those of us who DIY our own liquids to avoid the “who knows what China is dumping in there” issue, it’s not a problem. And my liquid is down to 0.4 mg/ml anyway and I hardly need to bother with the nic any longer.

      They’re just trying to keep anybody from quitting using the electronic since cigs bring in the bucks in terms of taxes.

  • Boreal

    When will tRump fire Tom Price as he promised?

    • Tomcat

      Going to let Scarry Muchi fire him.

  • Paula

    Now, they are having buyer’s remorse?

  • boobert

    Is he suggesting an Oklahoma City type attack could save trump ?

  • Sam_Handwich

    OK City bombing turned things around for Bill Clinton

    9/11 turned things around for Dubya


    • Tomcat

      The difference is they both were capable of being a leader.

  • Jerry Kott

    Life lesson 101- nothing good comes out of an act of revenge. An old Chinese proverb is “If you are seeking revenge, start digging 2 graves.”

  • mikeinftl

    But did it really ever start?

  • Tomcat

    Just wondering,,, are we still at war with ISIS? The media NEVER mentions them anymore. And Even the Russia election intervention is so yesterday, they only talk about some foul mouth communications mob boss in the trump cabinet.

  • Snarkaholic

    TwitShitStorm in 5…4…3…

    • Tomcat

      Naw, he is on his bigly airplane.

      • bambinoitaliano

        If only the pilot is as competent as he is.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Is this the new season premier of Republican Cannibal Holocaust? That’s one of my favorite shows.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Little Dino calls dibs on the roasted rabbit stuffed with sage and rosemary.

      • Tor

        Bayou Bunny Bordelaise a la Antoine for me, please.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Looks like someone got his old job back.

  • boobert

    It’s Friday ! About time for the weekend disaster .

    • Tomcat

      That comes when trump get to his bunker.

    • Leo

      Quarters of Twitter crowing two big stories are dropping this weekend.

  • Tomcat

    If MSNBC is going to just keep beating that dead horse I am going to turn to Justice Channel. Need to see some justice for a change.

  • billbear1961
  • Mickey Bitsko

    I despise Trump as much as anyone, but Ted Cruz’s former Communications Director Rick Tyler, who infamously spread lies about Marco Rubio during the primary, being paid to spout his opinions on MSNBC says a lot about the sorry state of cable news channels.

  • Boreal
    • Tomcat

      Shouldn’t he get one for Twittering, or whatever it’s called.

      • Boreal

        That’s an Ego Scout badge.

  • Brooklyn Joe

    If only! ….

  • Tomcat

    Trump upset with McCain, not for the vote, but because he has a brain tumor and trump doesn’t have one. sad.

    • Rillion

      That we know of…

      • Tomcat

        If he had one he would take it out and play with it.

    • billbear1961

      Hard to have a tumour in an organ you don’t possess.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Doctor Harold Bornstein: All of Trump’s MRI tests were positive. His entire brain is a cancerous tumor,
      but is kept in remission by massive doses of cocaine and other pharmaceuticals I have lying around the office.

      • Tomcat

        Like that doctor would not keep all that cocaine for himself.

    • Floyd

      Trump would have to have a brain to have a brain tumor. He’s missing that one key ingredient.

    • Halou

      He will always have bone spurs.

  • JWC
    • Todd20036

      He looks so fucking disgusting.
      Fat, smarmy… He thinks he’s queen shit of turd mountain but he cannot even control his own appetite.

      • Mikey

        we had a saying: “he thinks he’s hot shit in a champagne glass, but he’s not even cold piss in a Dixie cup.”

      • JWC

        and he’s YOUR Prezzydint

        • kareemachan

          Not mine.

    • kareemachan


    • Mickey Bitsko

      And golf is stupid.

  • Talisman

    From your lips to FSM’s ears, or equivalent.

  • bambinoitaliano
    • Franciscan

      As an exercise for the musically minded, which Wagner opera or other tragic opera might be seen as a touchstone for this tragic administration?

      • bambinoitaliano

        Hmmmmm I would not insult any of the classic great work with the shit gibbon and his administration. Perhaps an episode of The Walking Dead where all the zombies were incinerated.

  • Jeffrey

    In NO way can you compare Clinton’s first two years, no matter how rough, to the six months of Trump’s shitshow

  • Dagoril

    What a pity. And it had been so legislatively successful up until now!

  • PiperPine

    Unless the house and senate flip in 2018 (unlikely and over a year away) then this is not the case. Even if the legislature is ground into the muck by their own incompetence the Executive Branch still has a lot of power. So as cheery as the idea of Trump withering on the vine is I remain skeptical.

  • Tiger Quinn

    What he’s really saying is that now that Trump’s proven he can’t deliver anything, to either Congress or Putin, they’re going to get rid of him. Who knows what Putin will do but the GOP’s “grave concerns” are about to turn wayyyyy up. Also big rumors that bad news is about to drop for Donnie Two Scoop’s family members, a story the MSM has been sitting on at Mueller’s request.

    • AmeriCanadian

      One can hope that Putin or his henchmen invite Donnie to high tea.

  • Steven B
  • KnownDonorDad

    Related: MAD Magazine’s Al Jaffee (still going strong at 96) did a back cover “fold-in” regarding Trumpcare.

    • djcoastermark

      Good one. And, Al is 96 ? Wow amazing.

  • Charlie In SF

    One can only hope

  • This is nonsense. There are some moderate to conservative ideas that wouldn’t be this unpopular or controversial that they could get done, if indeed they want to get things done that help Americans. But they don’t. They are only interest in the things the Koch brothers are bribing them to do and those are not going over well with voters.

  • JCF

    Please, Lord, please!!!

    Prediction: Marco Rubio (Senate seat until 2022) is sharpening his 2020 Primary Challenge knives… [Yeah, I know: we all hope Drumpf will be gone before then. Let’s be realistic, ‘kay?]