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Offline waldo

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« Reply #1545 on: February 05, 2018, 06:00:33 am »
too much of a good Trump thing? ... largest number of departures in the shortest time frame! At least 38 House Republicans have announced they are retiring, running for another office or resigning outright - the latest to announce is "renowned" Benghazi investigator, Trey Gowdy:

"There is a wave of Republicans leaving Congress" --- https://www.cnn.com/2017/11/10/politics/house-retirement-tracker/index.html


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« Reply #1546 on: February 05, 2018, 09:22:32 am »
Trumpian economics: ignore all those clamoring with annoying questions about lost revenue and spiraling deficits associated with tax cuts for the rich - just borrow mo' money!

"The U.S. government is set to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year, an 84 percent jump from last year" --- https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/02/03/the-u-s-government-is-set-to-borrow-nearly-1-trillion-this-year/?utm_term=.e45efc423839

Yes. The deficit was one of the Republicans favorite complaints, up until they were in position to do something about it. Now they're the 3 monkeys when it comes to the deficit. See no deficit, hear no deficit, and certainly don't say anything about the deficit.   The "Tax Reform" heist will aggravate the deficit to even greater levels.

On the same theme, Republicans used to love to talk about "labor market participate rate".  As in "the unemployment rate only looks good because it doesn't include people who aren't even looking for jobs anymore! The Labor Market Participation Rate is lower than it has been in decades!"   Now Republicans love talking about the unemployment rate, and ignore the Labor Market Participation Rate. Because it has continued to inch downward and is now even lower than it was under Obama.

And when the stock market indexes were going up up up under Obama, Republicans always said "this isn't an indicator of a healthy economy! This is just evidence that Wall Street is getting rich while ordinary Americans struggle!"  Now Republicans have decided that stock market indexes are a great indicator of a healthy economy.


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« Reply #1547 on: February 05, 2018, 11:42:34 am »
Tim, Iím talking about things well beyond your obnoxious obsession with climate. Iím talking about things like this:

https://forward.com/fast-forward/393595/holocaust-denier-will-be-gop-nominee-in-illinois-congressional-race/

The American parties need to have some sort of approval process like our parties do, to keep wack jobs like this and that idiot in Georgia out of the party entirely.
"When liberals insist that only fascists will defend borders then voters will hire fascists to do the job liberals won't do." David Frum

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« Reply #1548 on: February 05, 2018, 11:45:02 am »
And as soon as you say "climate" then the waldo shows up and pretty soon everything is covered in sea-lion ****

I vote we ban the word climate from all discussions, then, given the unpleasant outcome of its use.
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« Reply #1549 on: February 05, 2018, 11:57:55 am »
I vote we ban the word climate from all discussions, then, given the unpleasant outcome of its use.

It seems it would only be unpleasant for you because your views are regularly refuted.

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« Reply #1550 on: February 05, 2018, 01:30:11 pm »
I guess Donald will have to ease up on bragging about what he's done for the stock market. Looks like we are in for about a $1200 drop in two days.

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« Reply #1552 on: February 05, 2018, 02:09:13 pm »
Trump is speaking, the dow is dropping...over 1k just now. Yikes, shut him up!

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« Reply #1553 on: February 05, 2018, 11:12:08 pm »
So is it fair to say at this point that the Nunes memo was considerably less of a bombshell than El Trumpo anticipated it to be?   Despite the best efforts of Fox & Friends it seems like it's already fallen out of the news cycle.

Bubber was right:  it was serving its purpose better by not being released.

Before it was released, the pro-Trump media talked it up like it was a silver bullet that would blow the lid off the Mueller investigation... something that the Democrats and the FBI were terrified of.  "They're shaking in their boots! They're fighting the release of the memo because they're afraid they're all going to be in jail!"   Now that it's out, it's clearly a dud.

It's like in a horror movie when the suspense is building towards the big moment, and then when the monster finally arrives you think "man... that thing's actually pretty lame. Kinda sad, actually."

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Offline TimG

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« Reply #1554 on: February 05, 2018, 11:34:15 pm »
Now that it's out, it's clearly a dud.
It has served its purpose of ensuring that any charges that eventually come from Muller will be dismissed by Republican base and likely ensured that Republicans won't feel the need to impeach Trump for obstruction of justice no matter how much he deserves it.

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« Reply #1555 on: February 05, 2018, 11:44:03 pm »
It has served its purpose of ensuring that any charges that eventually come from Muller will be dismissed by Republican base and likely ensured that Republicans won't feel the need to impeach Trump for obstruction of justice no matter how much he deserves it.

Wasn't that already the case, though? These guys have been claiming there's a "deep state" conspiracy to "get" Trump since before he was even elected. They didn't need Devin Nunes for that.

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Offline TimG

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« Reply #1556 on: February 06, 2018, 12:04:30 am »
Wasn't that already the case, though? These guys have been claiming there's a "deep state" conspiracy to "get" Trump since before he was even elected. They didn't need Devin Nunes for that.
Conspiracies have more strength if people can constantly add more fuel to fire. You can argue that some segments of trumpland would have had the opinion no matter what but the Nunes memo has likely expanded the number of people willing to accept that premise which, in turn, reduces pressure on republican lawmakers to deal with Trump's law breaking.

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« Reply #1557 on: February 06, 2018, 01:15:31 am »
It has served its purpose of ensuring that any charges that eventually come from Muller will be dismissed by Republican base and likely ensured that Republicans won't feel the need to impeach Trump for obstruction of justice no matter how much he deserves it.

Except that after the mid terms it may not matter what the Republicans want to do with Trump since they are likely to lose control of both houses.

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« Reply #1558 on: February 06, 2018, 09:37:01 am »
Pennsylvania judges have thrown out that state's gerrymandered districts, and Republicans have decided that the appropriate course of action is to find new judges that will support gerrymandering.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/02/pa-lawmaker-hopes-to-impeach-justices-who-nixed-gerrymander.html

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« Reply #1559 on: February 06, 2018, 09:54:15 am »
The GOP are terrorists.
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