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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post


    Oh, really?
    He seems to be retweeting obvious bots, I think his hinges have hinged their last at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    Uh huh. Meanwhile, the polling on if Trump should be impeached continues to tilt in favor of "support impeachment". A CBS News poll out today has 55% for, 45% against. That's the highest one I've seen yet.
    I guarantee it will just keep increasing over time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    I guarantee it will just keep increasing over time.
    Barr and Pompeo have to testify.
    The whistleblower has to testify.
    Giuliani is going to try and claim executive privilege, which he can't, because he's not a White House employee, and he can't claim attorney/client privilege because he's already said he wasn't acting as Trump's lawyer, but as... somehow... an agent of the State Department.

    The first attempts at playing defense by Jim Jordan and Lindsey Graham on the Sunday shows blew up in their face, for how absurd they're being. Chris Wallace is on Fox News flat out calling lies "lies".

    So... yeah. More people are learning about the scandal, and right now, 2/3 describe Trump's actions as a problem, or a big problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalak View Post
    He seems to be retweeting obvious bots, I think his hinges have hinged their last at this point.
    I wonder how much time Trump wastes per day and per week

    We know he watches Fox news
    We know he makes numerous tweets
    It's obvious he also searches for tweets about himself.
    He calls some of his buddies like Roger Stone
    Ivanka has said it takes him a while to do his strange combover

    How much time does he spend doing anything presidential? Maybe an hour or so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    Barr and Pompeo have to testify.
    The whistleblower has to testify.
    Giuliani is going to try and claim executive privilege, which he can't, because he's not a White House employee, and he can't claim attorney/client privilege because he's already said he wasn't acting as Trump's lawyer, but as... somehow... an agent of the State Department.

    The first attempts at playing defense by Jim Jordan and Lindsey Graham on the Sunday shows blew up in their face, for how absurd they're being. Chris Wallace is on Fox News flat out calling lies "lies".

    So... yeah. More people are learning about the scandal, and right now, 2/3 describe Trump's actions as a problem, or a big problem.
    Even if Trump wins a second term some other Republican is going to want the office when he leaves. How can they trust him not to turn the federal government against them in order to ensure one of his kids gets the job next? I'd hope at least some of them are thinking about that possibility.
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    Trump is said to have demanded to meet with the whistleblower, which brings to mind this meme:

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    Trump Was Repeatedly Warned That Ukraine Conspiracy Theory Was ‘Completely Debunked’

    President Trump was repeatedly warned by his own staff that the Ukraine conspiracy theory that he and his lawyer were pursuing was “completely debunked” long before the president pressed Ukraine this summer to investigate his Democratic rivals, a former top adviser said on Sunday.

    Thomas P. Bossert, who served as Mr. Trump’s first homeland security adviser, said he told the president there was no basis to the theory that Ukraine, not Russia, intervened in the 2016 election and did so on behalf of the Democrats. Speaking out for the first time, Mr. Bossert said he was “deeply disturbed” that Mr. Trump nonetheless tried to get Ukraine’s president to produce damaging information about Democrats.

    Mr. Bossert’s comments, on the ABC program “This Week” and in a subsequent telephone interview, underscored the danger to the president as the House moves ahead with an inquiry into whether he abused his power for political gain. Other former aides to Mr. Trump said on Sunday that he refused to accept reassurances about Ukraine no matter how many times it was explained to him, instead subscribing to an unsubstantiated narrative that has now brought him to the brink of impeachment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalak View Post
    He seems to be retweeting obvious bots, I think his hinges have hinged their last at this point.
    Including, apparently, parody shark bots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kusanagi View Post
    Including, apparently, parody shark bots.
    That orange skinned dumbass just plain doesn't know any better.
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    Back Home, House Democrats Tread Carefully on Impeachment and 2020

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Orange County was the epicenter of the 2018 House Democratic takeover, where Republicans lost four seats in what was once the heart of Ronald Reagan conservatism in California. On Saturday night, as three of the victorious Democrats were honored at an annual political dinner, a new battle was on everyone’s minds: How to protect those gains in 2020 by selling voters on the impeachment inquiry of President Trump.

    At the dinner, Representative Harley Rouda warned Democrats not to “sit on our laurels.” Representative Mike Levin solemnly said “the times have found us.” And Representative Gil Cisneros, who came out for the inquiry only last week, plugged his campaign website twice to ask for donations and noted, “The Republicans are coming after me now.”

    A tricky balancing act is now underway for House Democrats as they return to their districts for a two-week recess that will double as a crucial time to frame a coast-to-coast debate over impeachment and the nation’s priorities.

    Even as surveys showed more Americans embracing an impeachment investigation, voters talked mostly about issues like health care and the economy over the weekend at town hall meetings and party gatherings with House Democrats. Those members, especially in battleground districts, responded by highlighting their policy accomplishments and goals — while at the same time attempting to shape public opinion on impeachment and prepare voters for coming G.O.P. attacks.
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    I would agree that it can't ALL be about impeachment, not when there's still issues to be sorted out about healthcare, the economy which could teeter and topple over at any time, and the migrant issue at the southern border isn't going away anytime soon.
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    Kremlin propaganda pushes U.S. ‘civil war’ message

    The Kremlin-controlled Russian media have been trumpeting the news of the U.S. college admissions scandal, grossly exaggerating its scale.

    Since before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Kremlin has been pushing a manufactured issue of prospects of a civil war in America, claiming that white blue-collar workers in the country are getting increasingly disenfranchised.

    Most recently the Kremlin has used the college admissions scandal to back up its claim. One of its propagandists’ favorite talking points is that “Collegegate” has eclipsed Russiagate and the Mueller investigation.

    President Vladimir Putin’s propaganda machine lays an unsubstantiated claim that there is hardly a university in the United States that’s not mired in corruption. The allegation is that the universities — the “famous” American social elevators — are broken, which makes the social divide between the haves and the have-nots unbreachable under the existing political system.
    GOP rep calls Trump’s ‘civil war’ tweets ‘beyond repugnant’

    If Donald Trump’s rhetorical choices are a reflection of his state of mind, the president is increasingly panicked about the scandal that’s likely to lead to his impeachment. On Saturday, for example, he lashed out at several congressional Democrats – four women of color and two Jewish committee chairs – as “savages.”

    A day later, Trump accused Democrats of being “dangerous” and trying to “destabilize the United States of America.” It was around the same time as the Republican suggested House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) should be investigated for “treason.”

    And then came the “civil war” references.
    For those unfamiliar with Jeffress, his record of extremism is tough to defend, though Trump has embraced the right-wing pastor as a key political ally. (Chris Christie once said to associate with Robert Jeffress was “beneath the office of president of the United States.” Trump, however, doesn’t seem to care.)

    And yet, there was Jeffress yesterday on Fox News, offering viewers a prediction: “If the Democrats are successful in removing the president from office, I’m afraid it will cause a Civil War-like fracture in this nation from which this country will never heal.”

    After Trump published a multi-tweet thread, quoting the right-wing pastor at length, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican congressman from Illinois and an Iraq war veteran, published a tweet that read, “I have visited nations ravaged by civil war. [Donald Trump] I have never imagined such a quote to be repeated by a President. This is beyond repugnant.”

    The New York Times had an interesting item the other day, noting that during the 1998 impeachment fight, the Democratic White House crafted a careful strategy, predicated on the idea that the president and his team had to focus entirely on day-to-day governance – and ignore the impeachment process.
    It took a great deal of discipline to stick to that script, but Clinton and his team executed the plan quite well; the Democrat’s approval rating remained high; and broad public support for impeachment never materialized.

    At no point did Bill Clinton quote radical allies suggesting impeachment would “cause a Civil War-like fracture in this nation from which this country will never heal.”
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    And now Trump is calling for Congressman Adam Schiff to be arrested for treason.

    Do you think it's possible the GOP decide enacting the 25th Amendment via the Cabinet would help them save face as opposed to having an entire impeachment trial where everyone gets thrown under the bus who is complicit?
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    The reason Jeffress is in his corner, just like all those other whack-a-doo preachers is because Trump promised to kill Roe v. Wade if elected, and Dolt45 needs the holy roller vote to prop up his base. While one Republican called it like it was about Trump's civil war comments, I fear he's an outlier because the rest of the party is perfectly fine with anything Trump says or does, even if it is repugnant.

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    And now Trump is calling for Congressman Adam Schiff to be arrested for treason.

    Do you think it's possible the GOP decide enacting the 25th Amendment via the Cabinet would help them save face as opposed to having an entire impeachment trial where everyone gets thrown under the bus who is complicit?
    Short answer: NOPE. From what I heard and read about Republicans circling the wagons defending Trump on the TV talk shows yesterday, they're gonna ride with Caramel Caligula to the bitter end. The GOP's too far gone to turn their backs on Trump now, protecting what little power they have left as a political party is more important to them than everything else, the country, the Constitution, everything.
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    On this date in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, as well as 2018, "Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day" published profiles of the U.S. House Representative from Florida’s 3rd Congressional District, Ted Yoho, a former horse-veterinarian and Birther conspiracy theorist who thinks that there should be no limits on the 2nd Amendment, and civilians should literally have access to all the same equipment and weapons that the American military does. He also campaigned hard against raising the debt ceiling, even though doing so would cause a catastrophic failure of not just the American economy, but the global economy. He also voted for the 2013 Government Shutdown, wanted to keep the government closed, and was aghast at the prospect that furloughed workers might receive back pay after the fact, and his staunch opposition to the Affordable Care Act that motivated that shutdown vote has made Yoho compare himself to MLK and Rosa Parks (which is amazing considering he once gave his opinion that he didn’t think the Civil Rights Act was constitutional), and his stance was once eloquently expressed in his dismay that African Americans pay at the same rate as white Americans when they can't use tanning beds (No, I'm not making that up). If that's not some ridiculously racist perspective, he advocated returning voting rights only to property owners, like back in the "good old days". (Y'know,like in the 19th Century, when owning slaves was legal). In December of 2016, Rep. Yoho again responded to Donald Trump’s calls for a ban on Muslims in the United States, saying if people “have a Middle Eastern background that we can’t verify, they need to be out of the country.” A few months later in September of 2016 at a town hall meeting, Yoho bragged about fishing off the Florida coast when he and his son supposedly spotted a boat of Cuban refugees who “wanted liberty and freedom” and followed them to help the Coast Guard pinpoint their location and deport them back to Cuba, boasting further that he had saved taxpayer dollars in his misadventure.

    Whether it was in March of 2017 when he announced that he wanted to start drug testing welfare recipients on a national level (in spite of the policy being a failure when it comes to finding people on welfare on drugs, and it’s frequently been ruled a violation of the 4th Amendment), his excitement at trying to repeal Dodd-Frank legislation, which he thought of as “saving the little banks, or in July of 2017, when he was chomping at the bit to try and get legislation in the House to allow himself the ability to carry a gun in Congress:

    But, even with all of that, perhaps the most disturbing moment from Ted Yoho in 2017 was when he defended California Congressman Devin Nunes from criticism he was getting for interfering in the Trump/Russia investigation by leaking information about it back to the White House. In Ted Yoho’s mind, there was nothing strange about that, because as he put it, Nunes “works for the president”:
    Wiser people better versed in things like our system of checks and balances or, y’know, basic civics courses pointed out that no, actually, Republican Congressman aren’t supposed to be working for the president, they’re supposed to be working for their constituents and above all else, upholding our Constitution. And it’s rather disturbing that the simple nuances of what his job as a legislator actually entails eludes Rep. Yoho.

    In 2018, we’re amazed that the Republican Party still let this moron in front of a microphone, as just six days ago, he got on the bandwagon to try and save the Supreme Court nomination of alleged serial sexual predator Brett Kavanaugh by going on Fox News and claiming KAVANAUGH was “the victim” in all of this, just like… Roy Moore was a “victim of character assassination when he was accused by multiple women of being a pedophile running around Alabama attempting to commit statutory rape so many times that he got banned from a mall for it. Yes, THAT Roy Moore. Yoho, apparently deciding he hadn’t been an inhuman monster enough already, went on to then attack the entire #MeToo movement, because it upsets him that he can’t compliment ladies anymore:

    Christ Almighty. Ted Yoho continues to be a horse’s ass that we wished would have continued using his veterinary experience to have just continued operating on horse’s asses since we last checked in with him:

    Ted Yoho is not known for thinking quick on his feet, or really known for thinking at all, and that’s why it was bizarre to see him host a town hall on Passover weekend of last year, in a district that has folks that, y’know, kind of are Jewish and celebrate the holiday. One of his constituents responded by holding a seder RIGHT OUTSIDE the town hall before it started, and everyone piled in, ready to pillory their dumbass Congressman. And boy, did he give them opportunities, like when he defended the GOP’s attempts to close Planned Parenthood health centers because it would “save lives”, then claimed that cutting their funding would stop them from performing abortions (none of their government funding goes towards abortions). Rep. Yoho didn’t fare better when he denied the existence of climate change, and for his views on transphobic citizens using public bathrooms, where he was raucously booed. The only part of his town hall that went well was when he admitted Donald Trump should release his tax returns, and that Russia’s meddling in our elections should be investigated. His town halls in 2018 did not go much better, with Yoho getting the business for continuing to deny the Trump campaign in any way colluded with Russians during the 2016 elections.

    Ted Yoho’s voting record is still continuing like you’d expect:



    Now, here’s the thing about Ted Yoho… when he first ran for office in 2010, he pledged that he would not run for more than four terms in office… and yet, he’s currently fundraising for 2020, and hasn’t announced he’ll be stepping down. It's one thing to break your vow, but when you’re a misanthrope to the extent that Ted Yoho is… we’re hoping that the people of Florida’s 3rd hold him to his word by bouncing him from office if he breaks it.
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