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simontoad
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wow. So much more stuff added.

Did anyone mention that the whole small hands thing isn't about laughing at the size of Trump's hands, but laughing at the fact that he responds like he cares when someone suggests his hands are small?

It's like pulling a cord on a doll.

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Eutychus
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Hilarious.

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simontoad
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yeah, hilarious with an edge.

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Meanwhile, is the tide turning, are the hordes of sycophants faltering? Or is this still we libruls being hopelessly out of touch with the feelings of the persons ion the supermarket car park?

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How many millions of people out there would like to be in a large crowd chanting "Lock him up. Lock him up."?

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quote:
Originally posted by Zappa:
Meanwhile, is the tide turning, are the hordes of sycophants faltering? Or is this still we libruls being hopelessly out of touch with the feelings of the persons ion the supermarket car park?

Mitch McConnell explains things:

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I read the Washington Post story and I read General McMasters response, which tends to refute the story, rebut the story. I think we could do with a little less drama from the White House on a lot of things so that we can focus on our agenda, which is deregulations, tax reform, repealing and replacing Obamacare.
During the campaign Trump famously said "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters." McConnell just confirmed the Congressional Republican version of this. As long as Trump is willing to sign upper income tax cuts funded by taking healthcare away from millions of Americans and gut the regulatory state, the Republicans in Congress are willing to let anything else slide.

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Elsewhere we are debating: what could the Faux President do, to get the GOP to abandon him? Clearly this isn't it. Secrets to the Russians, pooh. Mitch McConnell doesn't think that makes the grade. The man who would trash the country to deny Barack Obama legislation would know.

So what would this bridge too far be? Treason, nah. Kleptocracy? Everybody's doing it. Nepotism? Oh please. Using government systems to enrich family and friends? Happening every day. Locker room levels of odiousness? He has confessed on tape to grabbing women by the genitals and ogling pre-teens in dressing rooms.

At this point I think it indeed calls for blood. A lamb must be sacrificed, a scapegoat to carry the sin of the nation. Somebody innocent has to die, as a result of his tweet or flapping lips or vicious temper. It has to be an American (not a foreigner), probably a white male. A woman or a person of ethnicity simply won't create enough outrage. (Like foreigners, we aren't really real to the GOP.) And, this is crucial: it has to be visible. On tape, so that it can be replayed over and over again.

Only then will they abandon him.

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Lord help me (literally) I immediately responded to your post by mentally composing a list of folks that could be consigned to that role.

I really, really, need to engage in some self-reflection. Things are dark in here. [Hot and Hormonal]

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quote:
Originally posted by Brenda Clough:
Somebody innocent has to die, as a result of his tweet or flapping lips or vicious temper. It has to be an American (not a foreigner), probably a white male.

Not to name names, but the senator who looks like a deer caught in the headlights?

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And, now, there is a leaked memo that Comey wrote after a White House intelligence briefing where Trump asked everyone but Comey to leave the room. When the two of them were alone Trump then asks Comey to drop the Flynn investigation because "[Flynn] is a good guy."

The question seems to be whether this was just a suggestion or a direct obstruction of justice.

If it is the former, then it was the mistake of a novice leader. If it is the latter, then it isan impeachable offense.

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quote:
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And, now, there is a leaked memo that Comey wrote after a White House intelligence briefing where Trump asked everyone but Comey to leave the room. When the two of them were alone Trump then asks Comey to drop the Flynn investigation because "[Flynn] is a good guy."

The question seems to be whether this was just a suggestion or a direct obstruction of justice.

If it is the former, then it was the mistake of a novice leader. If it is the latter, then it is an impeachable offense.

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“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” Mr. Trump told Mr. Comey, according to the memo. “He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”
Assuming the New York Times has the language of the memo correct, I don't think it admits to the level of ambiguity you're suggesting. Besides, isn't a "suggestion" from the president* to the FBI director kind of like your boss "suggesting" you need to come in to the office over the weekend?

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Things moving rather faster on this one.

Republicans talking about a subpoena for these memos, which may lead to a subpoena about any possible tapes of these events.

More ominously, there are now rumours that Republicans are seeing polling has turned dramatically in the districts with the special elections for Congress.

If the polls turn against Trump, the Republicans will ditch him. President Pence will do whatever they want with less drama.

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I've been chuckling to myself. Some of this is like the film "Pelican Brief", a political suspense film with Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, and other stars. It's one of my faves, and a local station ran it over the weekend. Among other things, the president asks the FBI director to make a problem go away...

It's really well done, and includes some beautiful (IMHO) nature photography.

From last night's "60 Minutes" (CBS; transcript), and what I've been hearing on the news, Comey is made of sterner stuff than T thought. And people who like him tend to *really* like him. At that link, read the section, about 1/3 of the way down, about when he was Att'y. Gen. Ashcroft's deputy, in 2004, and Ashcroft was in the hospital. I knew the story, but not that Comey was the one who warned and protected Ashcroft from nefarious White House creeps.

Will be interesting to see how Comey's part of this story develops.

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quote:
Originally posted by Og: Thread Killer:
Things moving rather faster on this one.

Republicans talking about a subpoena for these memos, which may lead to a subpoena about any possible tapes of these events.

More ominously, there are now rumours that Republicans are seeing polling has turned dramatically in the districts with the special elections for Congress.

If the polls turn against Trump, the Republicans will ditch him. President Pence will do whatever they want with less drama.

If American politics is anything like Australian politics, then its all about the polls, baby.

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Apparently, Trump is coming to the conclusion that his problem is his staff. From the New York Times article "At a Besieged White House, Tempers Flare and Confusion Swirls":

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And his own mood, according to two advisers who spoke on the condition of anonymity, has become sour and dark, and he has turned against most of his aides — even his son-in-law, Jared Kushner — describing them in a fury as “incompetent,” according to one of those advisers.

As the maelstrom raged around the staff, reports swirled inside the White House that the president was about to embark on a major shake-up, probably starting with the dismissal or reassignment of Sean Spicer, the press secretary.

Yeah, that'll fix everything.

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hosting/

We the hosts can't stand seeing the top three threads on the board all being about Trump.

I'm closing this one, at least temporarily, and invite you to continue discussion on the "Oops" thread, which seems to the the most appropriately titled catch-all.

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