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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #345 on: May 15, 2017, 11:48:41 am »
Poor old Sean Spicer of course got hammered again today at the briefing, and on his first day back from a break as well. If anyone is suffering from whiplash due to Trump's endless  conflicting stories it has to be him.
Given the fact that he took the job voluntarily, and knew before hand that Trump was more than a little... unbalanced, its hard for me to find sympathy for someone who supported (and continues to support) the racist-orangutan-in-chief.

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« Reply #346 on: May 15, 2017, 06:05:31 pm »
Given the fact that he took the job voluntarily, and knew before hand that Trump was more than a little... unbalanced, its hard for me to find sympathy for someone who supported (and continues to support) the racist-orangutan-in-chief.

Oh I totally agree with you, he made his bed he so he has to (lie/lye) in it. It's just you can almost see his blood pressure rising as he has to try and cover yet another Trump contradiction. It is rumored he may be on the way out of that post. 

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« Reply #347 on: May 15, 2017, 07:46:55 pm »
I think he has probably done as well as most people could in his position. I don't see Huckabee Sanders being an improvement.

Might as go whole hog and give it to Kellyanne.

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« Reply #348 on: May 15, 2017, 08:39:21 pm »
I think he has probably done as well as most people could in his position. I don't see Huckabee Sanders being an improvement.

Might as go whole hog and give it to Kellyanne.

Boy if they do that, I'm sure as hell tuning out. Listening to her makes my BP go up. Remember those Xmas gifts little girls used to get were they pulled a string and the doll talked?.....Hmmm, I think just  got a marketing idea. Arkansas here I go.

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« Reply #349 on: May 16, 2017, 12:29:34 pm »
Boy if they do that, I'm sure as hell tuning out. Listening to her makes my BP go up. Remember those Xmas gifts little girls used to get were they pulled a string and the doll talked?.....Hmmm, I think just  got a marketing idea. Arkansas here I go.

I'm wondering how many reporters wouldn't show up. If they did, i would be for entertainment, not information.

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« Reply #350 on: May 16, 2017, 12:45:28 pm »
So now, Trump may have given away classified information (regarding ISIS terrorist activities) to the Russians.

First a few half-hearted denials from Trump surrogates that "it didn't happen", then statements (from Drumph himself) that he had a "right" to do so and that it was good thing because "Russia is fighting ISIS too".

So many problems:
- It is true... the president has the right to declassify documents, but generally that is only done after careful consideration and consultation with staff.. Trump just (more or less) blurted it out.

- Even if Trump had the legal authority to declassify information, that information came from a 3rd party, that trusted the U.S. to keep it safe. Now that they've found that they can't trust Trump, they may be less forthcoming with information that may help the U.S.  (Yet Trump supporters somehow think Trump will be effective against the terrorsts.)

- Despite what Trump might think/claim, Russia is not our ally. They are more likely to bomb civilians in Syria than they are ISIS.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/05/15/report_president_trump_leaked_highly_classified_information_to_russian_officials.html

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #351 on: May 17, 2017, 12:37:04 pm »
Even better is Trump's pretty much definitive obstruction of justice.  This can't last too much longer.

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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #352 on: May 17, 2017, 02:08:52 pm »
Even better is Trump's pretty much definitive obstruction of justice.
Are you referring to the memo that Comey wrote, saying that Trump asked him to stop the investigation into Flynn?

Or are you referring to Trump's statement about "releasing tapes" (that some see as a veiled threat to Comey)?
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This can't last too much longer.
Actually yes it can.

While the occasional republican have made the occasional "Bad Trump" comment, overall the republicans have shown an almost complete lack of morality as of late, and are only interested in maintaining power. (Just look at Devin Nunes, who is supposedly someone responsible for investigating Trump wrong-doing, but seemed to be more interested in providing political interference, and investigating the bogus wiretap claim.) So while you may get a few republican congressmen complaining about some of Trump's actions, they won't make any effort to actually stop him (through impeachment or other means), because, well, he's a fellow Republican who can help ensure tax cuts to the wealthy.


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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #353 on: May 17, 2017, 02:51:43 pm »
Are you referring to the memo that Comey wrote, saying that Trump asked him to stop the investigation into Flynn?

Or are you referring to Trump's statement about "releasing tapes" (that some see as a veiled threat to Comey)?

Take your pick.  I hadn't even thought of the second case. 

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Actually yes it can.

I was actually thinking that we could yet see him facing some kind of criminal charges.  I'll change what I said from this can't go on much longer to this has gone on long enough.

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« Reply #354 on: May 17, 2017, 07:41:13 pm »

I was actually thinking that we could yet see him facing some kind of criminal charges. 

We could but only after he is impeached.

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« Reply #355 on: May 17, 2017, 08:05:40 pm »
We could but only after he is impeached.

Yeah, it's really stupid that the President is basically above the law in all matters.

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« Reply #356 on: May 17, 2017, 09:04:17 pm »
Yeah, it's really stupid that the President is basically above the law in all matters.

It must be difficult to be an American currently, whether you voted for Trump or not, to see your government essentially come to a halt due to nothing more than obvious incompetence.

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« Reply #357 on: May 18, 2017, 09:37:24 am »
Comey to testify in public!

Special prosecutor appointed!

Shit has gotten real.

It is getting to the point where Republicans in the senate and house of reps are going to have to decide whether continuing to support El Trumpo will kill their own careers.  Some-- those outside the Deep South, at least-- may decide to jump off the Trumptanic before it hits the iceberg.


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Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Reply #358 on: May 18, 2017, 07:00:55 pm »
It was also revealed today that the investigation has turned into a criminal investigation.

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« Reply #359 on: May 18, 2017, 10:09:20 pm »
And also that Michael Flynn does not intend to honor the subpoenas issued to him.

I can only imagine that we're going to see a white Ford Bronco low-speed chase on the DC Beltway before long.

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