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Old 5th November 2019, 09:41 AM   #281
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
And for the 2nd placed donator, Trump senior turned up!
A better grand prize might be a custom derogatory and juvenile name made up by the President himself!

For me, I'm leaning towards "Unsteady Eddie"!
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Old 5th November 2019, 09:43 AM   #282
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Originally Posted by Fast Eddie B View Post
A better grand prize might be a custom derogatory and juvenile name made up by the President himself!

For me, I'm leaning towards "Unsteady Eddie"!
That sounds more like a Garbage Pail Kid than a Trump nickname.
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Old 5th November 2019, 09:53 AM   #283
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I disagree. They have to make a clear case for obstruction and that requires gathering facts including public statements but also private discussions of withholding evidence. Obstruction is ongoing and Mueller's report has already been dismissed by ther GOP, so new arguments are essential.
This is crap.

Just because Mueller's conclusions about obstruction occurring have been covered up, doesn't mean they couldn't be effectively uncovered by a decent campaign.

In addition, Trump is obstructing the current investigation into extorting Zelensky every day.

And what looks to be coming out, despite the Trumpers trying to get everyone to 'look over there', is a lot more under the iceberg tip. When was the infamous phone call? A couple months ago?

Yovanovitch testimony
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Yovanovitch offered significant threads of information including the possibility that Trump was directly involved in a phone call with Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, and the Ukrainians dating back to January 2018. And she pushed back on Republican suggestions that she harbored opposition to Trump.
That means Trump and Giuliani pushing the whole 'Ukraine did it, not Russia' CT goes back close to two years. And who knows, maybe more.

There's a lot more here than a single phone call.
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It makes imminent sense to focus Trump's actions affecting the 2020 election, at least for now.
The House must make a stand for its powers of Oversight, even if the Senate will stab it in the back.
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Old 5th November 2019, 10:02 AM   #285
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I disagree. They have to make a clear case for obstruction and that requires gathering facts including public statements but also private discussions of withholding evidence. Obstruction is ongoing and Mueller's report has already been dismissed by ther GOP, so new arguments are essential.
This is crap.

Just because Mueller's conclusions about obstruction occurring have been covered up, doesn't mean they couldn't be effectively uncovered by a decent campaign.
If the average American voter were interested in truth an integrity I might agree... There is a lot that could be revealed that might make people say "whoa... Trump has done some illegal stuff".

The problem is, people often refer to sound bites, and their attention is often far too short.

Mueller did a good job at documenting some of Trump's illegal and otherwise questionable activity, but his desire to be "fair" and "play by the rules" (i.e. no little clips that would get people's attention; his "I didn't exonerate" wouldn't really do it) has meant that the impact of his work won't resonate with many of the people that we need to pay attention.
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Old 5th November 2019, 11:06 AM   #286
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Originally Posted by Ladewig View Post
Breakfast with the president in lat 2019. What a **** show that would be.
The other way: projectile vomiting.
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Old 5th November 2019, 11:26 AM   #287
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Trump Tweets

A wonderful family and friends from Utah got caught between two vicious drug cartels, who were shooting at each other, with the result being many great American people killed, including young children, and some missing. If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these.....

....monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively. The great new President of Mexico has made this a big issue, but the cartels have become so large and powerful that you sometimes need an army to defeat an army!

....monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively. The great new President of Mexico has made this a big issue, but the cartels have become so large and powerful that you sometimes need an army to defeat an army!
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Old 5th November 2019, 11:30 AM   #288
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So sad to see what is happening in New York where Governor Cuomo & Mayor DeBlasio are letting out 900 Criminals, some hardened & bad, onto the sidewalks of our rapidly declining, because of them, city. The Radical Left Dems are killing our cities. NYPD Commissioner is resigning!
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Old 5th November 2019, 11:48 AM   #289
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Originally Posted by Segnosaur View Post
If the average American voter were interested in truth an integrity I might agree... There is a lot that could be revealed that might make people say "whoa... Trump has done some illegal stuff".

The problem is, people often refer to sound bites, and their attention is often far too short.

Mueller did a good job at documenting some of Trump's illegal and otherwise questionable activity, but his desire to be "fair" and "play by the rules" (i.e. no little clips that would get people's attention; his "I didn't exonerate" wouldn't really do it) has meant that the impact of his work won't resonate with many of the people that we need to pay attention.
I ABSOLUTELY believe the average American is interested in truth and integrity. There's a reason that despite a fairly robust economy that Trump has the highest unfavorability ratings of any President since Nixon. They care. It's just not the only variable.
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Old 5th November 2019, 11:49 AM   #290
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
And what looks to be coming out, despite the Trumpers trying to get everyone to 'look over there', is a lot more under the iceberg tip. When was the infamous phone call? A couple months ago?

Yovanovitch testimony
That means Trump and Giuliani pushing the whole 'Ukraine did it, not Russia' CT goes back close to two years. And who knows, maybe more.

There's a lot more here than a single phone call.
According to what Rick Gates told the FBI during his interviews in 2018 at the time of Robert Mueller's investigation, the whole, now thoroughly debunked "it was Ukraine that interfered in the US election" shtick began with Paul Manafort and Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian/Ukrainian political consultant with close ties to Russian intelligence.... that was back in late 2016 - early 2017, before Manafort became a person of interest in the Special Counsel's investigation.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/n...-for-dem-hacks
Gates told investigators that Manafort speculated the Ukrainians were behind the 2016 hacks of Democrats’ emails.

“Gates recalled Manafort saying the hack was likely carried out by the Ukrainians, not the Russians, which parroted a narrative Kilimnik often supported,” the 302 reads.

A related conspiracy theory is now the subject of the House’s impeachment inquiry. In his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump pressed Zelensky on a conspiracy that the hacked DNC “server” — though in reality there’s more than one — was actually in Ukraine. Such theories assert that evidence collected from the Democratic servers pinning the hacks on Russia was actually manufactured.

And another thing..... The whole "the DNC server was taken from the USA to Ukraine" thing has to be rubbish - it just brilliantly shows up the total cyber-ignorance of Trump and his minions. Why on earth would anyone take the high risk of physically trying to smuggle a server out of the country, when they could just mirror that server to another server anywhere in the world, then destroy the original.
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Old 5th November 2019, 11:53 AM   #291
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An interesting perspective:
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Today’s great divide is not between left and right. It’s between democracy and oligarchy.

There are no longer “moderates.” There’s no longer a “center.” The most powerful force in American politics today is anti-establishment fury at a rigged system.

Four decades ago, when America had a large and growing middle class, the left wanted stronger social safety nets and more public investment in schools, roads and research. The right sought greater reliance on the free market.

In those days, a general election was like a competition between two hotdog vendors on a long boardwalk extending from left to right. To maximize sales, each had to move to the middle. If one strayed too far left or right, the other would move beside him and take all sales from the rest of the boardwalk.

This older American politics is now obsolete. As wealth and power have moved to the top and the middle class has shrunk, more Americans have joined the ranks of the working class and poor.
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Old 5th November 2019, 12:07 PM   #292
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I see the divide between homogeneity and heterogeneity.

Republicans want to divide the country into US and THEM.

Democrats are much more comfortable with diversity.
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Old 5th November 2019, 12:09 PM   #293
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I see the divide between homogeneity and heterogeneity.
Who are you calling a HOMO!
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Old 5th November 2019, 12:20 PM   #294
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
I see the divide between homogeneity and heterogeneity.

Republicans want to divide the country into US and THEM.

Democrats are much more comfortable with diversity.
But what is the motivation for Republicans?
Are they truly believe THEM is bad, or is it just an opportunity to win?
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Old 5th November 2019, 12:24 PM   #295
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Trump Tweets

So sad to see what is happening in New York where Governor Cuomo & Mayor DeBlasio are letting out 900 Criminals, some hardened & bad, onto the sidewalks of our rapidly declining, because of them, city. The Radical Left Dems are killing our cities. NYPD Commissioner is resigning!
I saw the tweet and wondered what was behind it.

From what I have seen:
- The release of the '900 criminals' involves the removal of bail conditions (which are often seen as discriminatory) from people awaiting trial, and not people who have been convicted
- The measure is targeted mostly at people with either misdemeanor or non-violent felonies. (There are claims that it impacts violent offenders too, but I don't see any evidence)
- A judge can still override things if they feel they will not show up for trial
- It is true that the NYPD commissioner is resigning. But it appears to be totally unrelated to this new law. (Instead it may have more to do with friction caused by the handling of a case where a policeman had harmed a suspect.)

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/11...y-bail-reform/
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...urces-n1076141
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Old 5th November 2019, 12:27 PM   #296
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As is Bill Maher, who is the latest high-profile moron to prop up anti-vax ********.
I enjoy Maher the comedian. Listening to him hold forth on vaccinations and medical odds ‘n ends, though, causes me to wonder if the joke’s on those of us in his audience.
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I enjoy Maher the comedian. Listening to him hold forth on vaccinations and medical odds ‘n ends, though, causes me to wonder if the joke’s on those of us in his audience.
Hasn't he been pretty vocal against anti-vaxers in the past?
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But what is the motivation for Republicans?
Are they truly believe THEM is bad, or is it just an opportunity to win?
THEM are bad if they don't vote Republican.
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Hasn't he been pretty vocal against anti-vaxers in the past?
No, he has supported the anti-vaxxers, at least to some degree.
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Maher then lent credence to anti-vaccination sentiment: “There’s all these parents who say, ‘I had a normal child, got the vaccine.’ This story keeps coming up. It seems to be more realistic to me, if we’re just going to be realistic about it. Like, it probably happens so rarely, but you can’t say it happens one in a million times because then somebody could think, ‘Well, I could be this millionth one.’ So, you scare people, so you can’t say what might be the more realistic opinion.”
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Trump Tweets

A wonderful family and friends from Utah got caught between two vicious drug cartels, who were shooting at each other, with the result being many great American people killed, including young children, and some missing. If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these.....

....monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively. The great new President of Mexico has made this a big issue, but the cartels have become so large and powerful that you sometimes need an army to defeat an army!

....monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively. The great new President of Mexico has made this a big issue, but the cartels have become so large and powerful that you sometimes need an army to defeat an army!
Did he reveal he was copying and pasting there?
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And another thing..... The whole "the DNC server was taken from the USA to Ukraine" thing has to be rubbish - it just brilliantly shows up the total cyber-ignorance of Trump and his minions. Why on earth would anyone take the high risk of physically trying to smuggle a server out of the country, when they could just mirror that server to another server anywhere in the world, then destroy the original.
Yeah, why not just unhook the thing from the pipes?
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
I see the divide between homogeneity and heterogeneity.

Republicans want to divide the country into US and THEM.

Democrats are much more comfortable with diversity.
I would suggest that that's not quite the case. White supremacists are projecting that image and hijacking the Republican Party to serve their interests. The more usual authoritarian Republican are much more likely to be just following along with the "conservative" crowd, rather than actually holding a particular opinion there. Republican politicians are very much into divide and conquer tactics, though, given that they generally already know that what they are pushing cannot survive an actual "fair" fight.

I'm rather in line with the democracy vs. oligarchy view, myself, though.

Other stuff, then.

The DOJ says executive branch officials can't testify without White House lawyers. They're wrong

The OLC is pumping out more politically motivated BS that's pretty much in opposition to reality, in short.

Republicans pour money into barrage of anti-impeachment calls to House Democrats

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“The fact that the calls to congressional offices, estimated to number 11,000, were partly intended to jam the phone lines of House Democrats—potentially thwarting access to government offices—was described at a recent dinner of more than a dozen Republican aides, advisers and elected officials, known as the ‘Off the Record’ dinner,” The New York Times reports. “Officials with the Republican National Committee told others at the dinner about the calls, suggesting they were automated and indicating that the aim was to tie up the phones in Democratic offices, according to two people briefed on what was said.”
Republicans - working hard to abuse the system to the point where it can't work. Just one more symptom of their lack of respect for democracy.


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DAVID JOLLY: These are the moments where my anger is somewhat palpable because you've just got to be honest. These are, in today's Republican Party, spineless politicians rotten to the core without virtue. Without any level of human integrity, devoid of self-respect, self-reflection, without courage, and without the moral compass to recognize their own malevolence.
If only these weren't the words of a former congressman rather than a current one. If only they weren't so true.
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So sad to see what is happening in New York Oklahoma where Governor Cuomo Stitt & Mayor DeBlasio Holt are letting out Criminals, some hardened & bad, onto the sidewalks of our rapidly declining, because of them, city state. The Radical Left Dems Right GOP are killing our cities states.
Fixed that for you, Donnie.

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More than 400 inmates across Oklahoma were being released from prison Monday in what the governor's office calls the largest single-day mass commutation in the nation's history...The state has the highest incarceration rate in the country. Link
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More than 400 inmates across Oklahoma were being released from prison Monday in what the governor's office calls the largest single-day mass commutation in the nation's history...The state has the highest incarceration rate in the country. Link
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Fixed that for you, Donnie.

I was going to write about the irony of this having read that story about Oklahoma yesterday. Thanks for posting this NY.
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Maybe I should be numb to it by now, but after fifty years of Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama, I still find it hard to believe -- really hard to believe -- that we have wound up with a president who conducts himself the way Trump does. Trump's basic dishonesty, his total lack of anything even approaching decency or integrity, it's absolutely shameful.
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Maybe I should be numb to it by now, but after fifty years of Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama, I still find it hard to believe -- really hard to believe -- that we have wound up with a president who conducts himself the way Trump does. Trump's basic dishonesty, his total lack of anything even approaching decency or integrity, it's absolutely shameful.
It stuns me that some people still support this turd. In all fairness, it stunned me that anyone would support him to begin with. Trump has been competing for the world's biggest liar for 30 years. He HAS NEVER EVER had a reputation for telling the truth. And it's not like it's been hard to prove his lies and general untrustworthiness.
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I’m worried that they’ll never be able to finish if Trump keeps piling it on. Maybe that’s what Trump wants to do, run out the clock. Surely more will come.

I still have a suspicion that Senate GOP leaders already have something that could ruin Trump. Just a hunch that ex-staffers of the highest level have been quietly briefing senators and they are sitting on it for the time being. It’s a fantasy, I know, it sounds plausible to me.

Of course they already have something. Them.

They could just go to Trump and tell him that there are more than enough Republican Senators who have decided that they've had all they were going to put up with, and that if an impeachment vote came to trial those Senators have stated that they would do their job and honor their obligations to the nation and vote against him.

That the best thing he could do would be to resign and get a blanket pardon from Pence. There's precedence for that.

"It's like this, Mr. President. Would you rather say 'I quit.', or would you prefer us to say 'You're fired.'"'?

But that would require some pittance of moral fiber and courage on the part of GOP politicians, and they've pretty much eliminated any such qualities from their party.
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So sad to see what is happening in New York where Governor Cuomo & Mayor DeBlasio are letting out 900 Criminals, some hardened & bad, onto the sidewalks of our rapidly declining, because of them, city. The Radical Left Dems are killing our cities. NYPD Commissioner is resigning!
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I saw the tweet and wondered what was behind it.

From what I have seen:
- The release of the '900 criminals' involves the removal of bail conditions (which are often seen as discriminatory) from people awaiting trial, and not people who have been convicted
- The measure is targeted mostly at people with either misdemeanor or non-violent felonies. (There are claims that it impacts violent offenders too, but I don't see any evidence)
- A judge can still override things if they feel they will not show up for trial
- It is true that the NYPD commissioner is resigning. But it appears to be totally unrelated to this new law. (Instead it may have more to do with friction caused by the handling of a case where a policeman had harmed a suspect.)

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/11...y-bail-reform/
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...urces-n1076141
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It stuns me that some people still support this turd. In all fairness, it stunned me that anyone would support him to begin with. Trump has been competing for the world's biggest liar for 30 years. He HAS NEVER EVER had a reputation for telling the truth. And it's not like it's been hard to prove his lies and general untrustworthiness.
The degree to which Trump and his minions and assorted disciples are willing to turn themselves inside out, pretzel fashion, into order to distort the truth into the false narrative they want, is truly, staggeringly breathtaking!
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The degree to which Trump and his minions and assorted disciples are willing to turn themselves inside out, pretzel fashion, into order to distort the truth into the false narrative they want, is truly, staggeringly breathtaking!
They are simply following the directives of the US Department of Propaganda, aka Fox & Friends.
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Republicans pour money into barrage of anti-impeachment calls to House Democrats



Republicans - working hard to abuse the system to the point where it can't work. Just one more symptom of their lack of respect for democracy.
So now they've gone from phishing tactics to DDoS attacks.

Scamming and cyber vandal attacks are now the hallmarks of republican values. Lately those aren't even the worst ones, like kids in cages as a deterrent or let's bring back as much pollution as we can while seeing how many people we can get off health care. Whats next, let's bring back leaded gasoline?

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Former Republican congressman stuns with commentary on his party's lack of courage and morality




If only these weren't the words of a former congressman rather than a current one. If only they weren't so true.
As a current and 40 year republican, my party is basically dead to me now.
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I think it's pretty natural somebody pretty far to the left would take that line.
Also interesting that Reich buys into the classic Marxist "Middle class will dissepear" line of thought.
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Maybe I should be numb to it by now, but after fifty years of Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama, I still find it hard to believe -- really hard to believe -- that we have wound up with a president who conducts himself the way Trump does. Trump's basic dishonesty, his total lack of anything even approaching decency or integrity, it's absolutely shameful.
A statement by a refugee from Nazi Germany comes to mind, when he was asked as to how a highly civilized country like Germany could be taken over by somebody like Hitler:

"Hitler found a way to appeal to the schiwinehund that lies buried in every German".
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Trump is going to make a lot of hay about the shootings of the Mormons in Northren Mexico.
I just hope he does not decide to send troops in...
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As a current and 40 year republican, my party is basically dead to me now.
It might be fair to say that these fascist vandals hold to none of the official Republican Party values either.
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It stuns me that some people still support this turd. In all fairness, it stunned me that anyone would support him to begin with. Trump has been competing for the world's biggest liar for 30 years. He HAS NEVER EVER had a reputation for telling the truth. And it's not like it's been hard to prove his lies and general untrustworthiness.
It stuns me whenever I see one of his rallies. The attendees must have a combined IQ in the double digits.
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I was a young, conservative Republican type until I figured out what Reaganomics was actually about. But that's beside the point.

I think Republicans are wrong with respect to balance of power in states versus federal gov't; generally hawkish foreign policy; military build-up to the detriment of other elements of society; deregulation; tax cuts for the purpose of tax cuts; etc. But that's okay. Disagreements are fine. We can gather evidence, make our cases, submit things to vote, etc., and that's how our Republic remains representative of the diverse attitudes among its citizens.

But I never thought that – like as a feature not as a bug – our Republican brothers and sisters were evil until 2016. Evil is a loaded term, but basically I mean so corrupt in clinging to power that they'd hitch their collective wagon to such as obvious criminal as Donald effing Trump. I never through I'd see my fellow "these colors don't run" patriots selling out their country and the Constitutional principles they'd been trumpeting at us for decades to defend Donald effing Trump. It never crossed my mind that the day would come that our GOP would disparage veterans, decorated military brass, DOJ, FBI, and the rule of law . . . to help freaking Vladimir Putin have his way in his lust for power in Europe and the Middle East.

It's a disgusting betrayal of what it has always meant to me to be an American.
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I was a young, conservative Republican type until I figured out what Reaganomics was actually about. But that's beside the point.

I think Republicans are wrong with respect to balance of power in states versus federal gov't; generally hawkish foreign policy; military build-up to the detriment of other elements of society; deregulation; tax cuts for the purpose of tax cuts; etc. But that's okay. Disagreements are fine. We can gather evidence, make our cases, submit things to vote, etc., and that's how our Republic remains representative of the diverse attitudes among its citizens.

But I never thought that – like as a feature not as a bug – our Republican brothers and sisters were evil until 2016. Evil is a loaded term, but basically I mean so corrupt in clinging to power that they'd hitch their collective wagon to such as obvious criminal as Donald effing Trump. I never through I'd see my fellow "these colors don't run" patriots selling out their country and the Constitutional principles they'd been trumpeting at us for decades to defend Donald effing Trump. It never crossed my mind that the day would come that our GOP would disparage veterans, decorated military brass, DOJ, FBI, and the rule of law . . . to help freaking Vladimir Putin have his way in his lust for power in Europe and the Middle East.

It's a disgusting betrayal of what it has always meant to me to be an American.
Well said. It's good to hear this from a conservative who hasn't sold his soul to Trump.
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But that would require some pittance of moral fiber and courage on the part of GOP politicians, and they've pretty much eliminated any such qualities from their party.
Not necessarily. In my dreams it would be plain electoral math. But backing Trump is kind of a sunk cost to some folks. They've backed him this far, why change now? That's why I'd like there to be revelations that firmly put him beyond the pale in the eyes of more conservatives.
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Yeah, why not just unhook the thing from the pipes?
Remember, we're talking about someone whose cybersecurity advisor is Rudy Giuliani.
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Sondland reverses himself on Ukraine, confirming quid pro quo

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In his revised testimony, released Tuesday by House impeachment investigators, Sondland said that during a Sept. 1 meeting in Warsaw, Poland, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky raised his concerns to Vice President Mike Pence about the suspension of military aid.

Sondland, Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, added that he later told Andriy Yermak, a top Ukrainian national security adviser, the aid would be contingent on Trump’s desired investigations.

“After that large meeting, I now recall speaking individually with Mr. Yermak, where I said that resumption of U.S. aid would likely not occur until Ukraine provided the public anti-corruption statement that we had been discussing for many weeks,” Sondland wrote in his addendum, which was released alongside a nearly 400-page transcript of his testimony.
It's so convenient that he can now recall it, after his testimony was repeatedly contradicted.
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