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Apr 15, 2018, 01:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
How was swamp-draining legit? He drained the swap water and replaced it with toxic waste and they cheered.
Haven't seen much sign of this wall yet either. And not much fuss about the lack of it.
The only thing they really cared about was tax cuts.
Judging by the ads being run here by the R candidates running for the Senate, it’s the traitorous, flag-hating liberals and RINOs who have stood in the way of Trump’s agenda. They’re all running as the Trumpiest of Trump suporters, vowing to fix Washington and build the wall.

Seriously. The latest batch of ads have them sniping at each other, calling-out the others as not really being Trumpists. Some of them are downright scary.
     
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I find the lack of ding-dong suck talk disturbing.
     
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Apr 15, 2018, 04:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
How was swamp-draining legit? He drained the swap water and replaced it with toxic waste and they cheered.
Haven't seen much sign of this wall yet either. And not much fuss about the lack of it.
The only thing they really cared about was tax cuts.
Things they wanted. Not that they got.

...and they didn't want the tax cuts. It's why they polled so badly.

Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
Judging by the ads being run here by the R candidates running for the Senate, it’s the traitorous, flag-hating liberals and RINOs who have stood in the way of Trump’s agenda. They’re all running as the Trumpiest of Trump suporters, vowing to fix Washington and build the wall.

Seriously. The latest batch of ads have them sniping at each other, calling-out the others as not really being Trumpists. Some of them are downright scary.
There was the segment that lost their shit once Trump started putting Goldman Sachs in the WH.
     
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Apr 15, 2018, 04:39 PM
 
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I can parse this to mean they were ok with killing non-state actors, but not a nation-state like Syria.
     
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Apr 15, 2018, 08:08 PM
 
My point is that in this new Trumpian era of politics, you can campaign on things that people only pretend to want. GOP politicians might still be running ads about walls but the people I pick fights with online are over the moon with their extra few hundred bucks a year and aren't bothered enough to complain about a lack of walls.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Apr 15, 2018, 09:41 PM
 
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I think they see killing terrorists as self-defense but war with a country as a diversion.

Think of it as how liberals saw the difference between war in Afghanistan and war in Iraq. Something along those lines.
     
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Apr 15, 2018, 09:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
My point is that in this new Trumpian era of politics, you can campaign on things that people only pretend to want. GOP politicians might still be running ads about walls but the people I pick fights with online are over the moon with their extra few hundred bucks a year and aren't bothered enough to complain about a lack of walls.
I see a lot that still want the wall. However if you'd like to see some leaps of logic and faith, ask who is funding it.
     
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Apr 15, 2018, 09:48 PM
 
Can we take a moment to appreciate that with all the shadiness and conjecture the past year, it was Trump banging a porn star that got his lawyer raided and possibly put damning info about Trump's past misdeeds into the hands of the FBI?

That is so 2018.
     
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Apr 16, 2018, 03:41 AM
 
I heard that one of Assad's guys is claiming the Russians tipped them off about the raids so they could evacuate their bases. Wouldn't that be treason if it was Trump?
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Think of it as how liberals...
Think of Trump’s base as how liberals?

I’m not saying that’s wrong, I’m saying my worldview needs a serious tune-up before that flies.

Christ... it took me less work to come up with “Hitler let Barbarossa drag the Reich down” as the thought process.
     
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Apr 16, 2018, 07:48 PM
 
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Think of Trump’s base as how liberals?
No, think of the ability to see a difference between a reaction to a direct threat and a perceived one. If that's limited to liberals, mea cupla.
     
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No, think of the ability to see a difference between a reaction to a direct threat and a perceived one. If that's limited to liberals, mea cupla.
Either way, it’s such an unprecedented experience I’m not sure it actually even happened.
     
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🎶 Somebody’s got a crush on Magggggggie 🎶
     
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Apr 21, 2018, 04:20 PM
 
So could Trump's tweets to his ex-allies be considered witness tampering, particularly when he talks around flipping and pardons?
     
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Look out, Melania.
     
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Apr 25, 2018, 04:25 PM
 
I wonder if hospitals have seen a rise in the percentage of concussions from people face-palming themselves so often.
     
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Apr 25, 2018, 05:10 PM
 
Is Lee Marvin flashing alt-right gang signs?
     
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Apr 25, 2018, 05:32 PM
 
That does appear to be the case.
     
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Apr 26, 2018, 01:54 PM
 
SDNY has just sent a letter to the judge basically saying “Cohen can’t claim all the stuff we swiped is protected by attorney-client privilege if two-thirds of his clients are publicly insisting he did almost no work”.
     
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Apr 26, 2018, 08:43 PM
 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...iew-annotated/
TRUMP: When you look at some of the others — you look at like a CNN, they'll have a council of seven people and of the seven people every one of them is against me. I'm saying, where do we — where do they even find these people? I appreciate the —

KILMEADE: I'm not your doctor, Mr. President, but I would — I would recommend you watch less of them.

TRUMP: I don’t watch them at all. I watched last night.
Classic.
     
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Apr 26, 2018, 08:53 PM
 
Oh, I think we can safely assume Kelly has been all but completely marginalized in his role.
     
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Apr 28, 2018, 02:00 PM
 
It’s funny... I didn’t even know what a CoS did until Trump. It’s odd to suddenly find out how vital it is to a functioning administration.

I want to cut myself a little slack because I don’t think until now I’ve seen a President so unable to work with an actual command structure below them. I didn’t notice it before because it was working properly.
     
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May 2, 2018, 10:51 PM
 
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He finally addressed the Stormy Daniels thing because he went to schmooze with the AF1 press
https://twitter.com/NatashaBertrand/...55619945660416
Boom. Giuliani just told Hannity that Trump paid Cohen back the 130k for the Stormy agreement.
I suppose both statement could be right if he reimbursed him the the last few weeks.

Edit: https://twitter.com/kyledcheney/stat...58346356543488
Giuliani says Trump repaid it "over a period of several months."
The best lawyers.
     
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https://twitter.com/TimAlberta/statu...55323539566593
Vice President Pence tells CBN he has "lost count of the number of times that the president has nudged me, or nudged another member of the cabinet and said 'Let's start this meeting with prayer.'"
     
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::spit-take::
     
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May 3, 2018, 07:06 PM
 
Um ... praying they won't get ca... nah, too easy.

Perhaps they would get better results if they ended each meeting with a no-twitter vow.
     
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::spit-take::
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May 4, 2018, 02:47 PM
 
Guliani now walking back his comments. It's been a day a half.
     
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May 5, 2018, 06:14 PM
 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...=.23024462f73d
In the nine years before he ran for president, Donald Trump’s company spent more than $400 million in cash on new properties — including 14 transactions paid for in full, without borrowing from banks — during a buying binge that defied real estate industry practices and Trump’s own history as the self-described “King of Debt.”

Trump’s vast outlay of cash, tracked through public records and totaled publicly here for the first time, provides a new window into the president’s private company, which discloses few details about its finances.

It shows that Trump had access to far more cash than previously known, despite his string of commercial bankruptcies and the Great Recession’s hammering of the real estate industry.

Why did the “King of Debt,” as he has called himself in interviews, turn away from that strategy, defying the real estate wisdom that it’s unwise to risk so much of one’s own money in a few projects?

And how did Trump — who had money tied up in golf courses and buildings — raise enough liquid assets to go on this cash buying spree?

From the outside, it is difficult to assess how much cash the Trump Organization has on hand.
That's not shady at all.
     
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May 8, 2018, 04:51 PM
 
Sounds like Trump is a wee bit peeved at Rudy. Do we start the countdown-to-firing clock yet?
     
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May 14, 2018, 09:02 PM
 
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...80316458262533
President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way to get back into business, fast. Too many jobs in China lost. Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done!
     
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... maybe a price China demanded to keep the screws tight on NK? It has to be something Trump wants more than sanctions.
     
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Coincidence!
     
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Emoulements!
     
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May 15, 2018, 08:29 PM
 
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So, it turns out that Trump suddenly became deeply concerned for Chinese jobs just after China committed $500 million to a theme park project in Indonesia which coincidentally includes a Trump-branded golf course and hotels.
I feel like there was a time when a few headlines about a story like this would be more than enough to destroy any political career in a western nation. Does anyone else remember that time?
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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May 15, 2018, 11:23 PM
 
During the Cold War, being in bed with the Chinese would be very bad for any political career. I don't miss those days, wondering if some madman will push the button.

However, our current climate with endemic political corruption. It's grating. Really rubs it in how we no longer own our governments.
     
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It occurs to me that after his media firestorm the past two weeks Guliani is conspicuously absent.
     
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https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...ushpmg00000004
“Whatever lobbying was done didn’t reach the president,” Giuliani said, offering as proof the fact that AT&T’s proposed merger with Time-Warner has not gone through. “He did drain the swamp ... The president denied the merger. They didn’t get the result they wanted.”
That's... not something you want to admit to, doubly so when AT&T is suing the admin for denying the merger.
     
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May 16, 2018, 07:43 PM
 
https://www.apnews.com/417c7e00c0274a3792e3262d22afaa8c
President Donald Trump’s attorneys initially wanted him to submit an updated financial disclosure without certifying the information as true, according to correspondence with the Office of Government Ethics.

Attorney Sheri Dillon said she saw no need for Trump to sign his 2016 personal financial disclosure because he is filing voluntarily this year. But OGE director Walter Shaub said his office would only work with Dillon if she agreed to follow the typical process of having Trump make the certification.
Coincidentally, those Stormy payments should have been listed there.
     
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Ask and ye shall receive, Dakar: Giuliani is back:
https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/16/polit...ent/index.html

whether Mueller actually told him that, well...
     
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I'm talking off-the-rails TV interviews. Too easy to not **** up giving short statements to the press. (Well, for normal people)
     
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whether Mueller actually told him that, well...
https://twitter.com/costareports/sta...91214019530755
When Post asked Giuliani for name of SC person who gave verbal assurance of no charge, he replied,
“I’ll check with Jay and let you know tomorrow. Jay got a call and they said we acknowledge that we are bound by Justice Department policy.”
He's already backing off that Mueller told him that. Howwwwww?
     
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May 18, 2018, 03:44 PM
 
Trump has been personally pushing the Postmaster General to double rates that USPS charges Amazon and others.
Brennan has so far resisted Trump’s demand, explaining in multiple conversations occurring this year and last that these arrangements are bound by contracts...
I'm thinking POTUS had a good chuckle over the idea of honoring contracts.
     
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It's also completely unethical (impeachable?). Directing the post office to take an action to hurt s company has to be a big no-no.

Love to hear what conservatives think about it.
     
 
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