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    Who ever thought libs would be posting pictures of Ivanka when young to insinuate things.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbys View Post
    Who ever thought libs would be posting pictures of Ivanka when young to insinuate things.?
    Maybe Jeffrey Epstein?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbys View Post
    Who ever thought libs would be posting pictures of Ivanka when young to insinuate things.?
    Who would ever think that Trump loves to grab P**Y and other parts of the female anatomy because he's rich and be proud of doing so. I think he could care less who the woman is, his daughter, his wives, complete strangers as long as he gets what HE wants.

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    OK, so this is worse . .

    Using blatant lies to incite violence on the White House lawn against a member of Congress - why is this not impeachable?

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/20...-racist-attack

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    The man is gutter trash.
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    The majority of Rs are silent. Trump is one hell of a divider.


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graph...=.331e24e1996f

    The vast majority of Republican members of Congress have not said anything publicly about President Trump’s Sunday morning tweet that four Democratic House members should “go back” to the “places from which they came.”

    But two days after he issued the tweet, 60 members of his party have offered a range of responses: Some flat-out rebuked Trump’s remarks, while others took the opportunity to criticize Democrats at the same time they condemned the president’s words. Others responded by embracing Trump and the sentiments in the tweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandtown View Post
    OK, so this is worse . .

    Using blatant lies to incite violence on the White House lawn against a member of Congress - why is this not impeachable?

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/20...-racist-attack
    It would be impeachable if a majority thought it was. So far the GOP is enabling division, demonization and authoritarianism. Putin is loving this.

    from the article:

    At the White House, Trump told reporters that the Minnesota Democrat "hates Jews," months after Omar was attacked for her criticism of the pro-Israel lobby's hold on lawmakers.

    Trump also fabricated a claim that Omar had praised Al Qaeda and expressed pride in the group.

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    Who ever thought that racism would be a Presidential campaign strategy?

    Or to put it another way, who ever thought that the leader of the free world would install a Nuclear Grade Plumb and total aerosol as its POTUS?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Who ever thought that racism would be a Presidential campaign strategy?


    Or to put it another way, who ever thought that the leader of the free world would install a Nuclear Grade Plumb and total aerosol as its POTUS?
    Everyone who voted for brexit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanMc View Post
    i dunno. first they'd have to tell me what country i was specifically from history wise.
    As if. Like it's OK if he's telling Bolivian-Americans to go back to their country, but not Uruguayan-Americans. What a twittle of a remark.

    Ah, what the hell, you're not an American anyway, what can one expect? Perhaps you should be made to assimilate. We seem to have imported a lot of people from places whose values are simply antithetical to ours.

    We aren't self-confident enough to make them assimilate so they never feel fully American.

    Or maybe the problem is deeper than that. Maybe we're importing people from places whose values are simply in antithetical to ours.

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    Originally Posted by AlanMc
    i dunno. first they'd have to tell me what country i was specifically from history wise.

    Well, I sense you don't know but, google is your friend. Try Ancestry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Everyone who voted for brexit?

    Peace,
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    Hey come on. Brexiters are dumb suckers, but Trumps track record? Sheesh!
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.V. Airlie View Post
    Originally Posted by AlanMc
    i dunno. first they'd have to tell me what country i was specifically from history wise.

    Well, I sense you don't know but, google is your friend. Try Ancestry.

    and give the government all my info? pfffft. next you'll want me to voluntarily give up my DNA to "23 and Me, the US government".



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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Hey come on. Brexiters are dumb suckers, but Trumps track record? Sheesh!
    Why did they vote for brexit?

    Same reasons, whether you want to admit it, or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Who ever thought that racism would be a Presidential campaign strategy?

    Or to put it another way, who ever thought that the leader of the free world would install a Nuclear Grade Plumb and total aerosol as its POTUS?
    Well we were bored and some really committed Muricans wanted to stick it to the gov’t. with a traditional male ahole authoritarian who has never held a political position. It’s our way of saying we’re going on a four year drunk with a new credit card. Wooo Woo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Why did they vote for brexit?

    Same reasons, whether you want to admit it, or not.

    Peace,
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    Our Brexiteer numbskulls believed the propaganda and disinformation put out by the Daily Wail and social media.
    What ever persuaded your Electoral College that Trump was a good idea?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    I was wrong then.
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    Here’s an easy article about where we are. Basically Democrats have to try harder.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...=.74b1db46e96d

    In the short and medium term, this strategy — appeal only to white voters, keep them as threatened and angry about increasing diversity as possible, and rig the system to give their votes more weight — is extraordinarily effective, morally abhorrent though it might be.

    But it gets more difficult to pull off by the year. And when it stops working, Republicans will be faced with a choice: Overhaul their identity to become an inclusive party, or cling to the whites-only strategy even more fiercely.

    If they did the former, it would be risky: It might produce temporary setbacks as some of their angry white voters become disinterested in a party that fails to provide them the red meat of hate and fear that Trump so enthusiastically serves up. But it would also create a way forward that could keep the party relevant in years to come.

    The problem is that politicians have a hard time seeing past the next election. And if they conclude, “Forget about 2030 or 2040, the only way we can win this next election is to dance with the white nationalists that brung us,” then that’s what they’re going to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Our Brexiteer numbskulls believed the propaganda and disinformation put out by the Daily Wail and social media.
    What ever persuaded your Electoral College that Trump was a good idea?
    The electors don't really have much choice. The electoral college is obsolete and counter to our ideals but had those states gone for Clinton, she would have become president. Her electors would have had the votes.
    The greater question is why did so many Americans vote for such a clown? Same reason your people voted for Brexit. They chose to believe the BS. Same, same, same.

    I am surprised you would argue that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew Barrett View Post
    Don't be hard on yourself. It's easy to overlook a small boat and that's an easy small boat to overlook.


    yikes... making fun of my boat now.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Our Brexiteer numbskulls believed the propaganda and disinformation put out by the Daily Wail and social media.
    What ever persuaded your Electoral College that Trump was a good idea?
    Those pesky votes the electorate made.

    Terrible, innit?

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    Who ever thought that racism would be a Presidential campaign strategy?

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    The blame, if that's the word for both results is largely with the big percentage of no shows.
    Threaten no shows without a good excuse with losing their voting rights.

    Of course many of the no shows may be those for whom neither party makes any difference at all.
    They are still living on cardboard under a freeway.
    And those whose state legislatures have made it as difficult as possible to record a vote.
    And those living in extreme gerrymandered districts whose vote never could make a difference.
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    Lordy, Paul Waldman (the guy who wrote that op-ed piece in the Washington Post) has a short memory. This is the culmination of a process that's been going on since the '70s, maybe even since Nixon's 'southern strategy), the Republican Party becoming more and more dependent on fear and outrage-induced high turnout among old white rural (or exurb) southern evangelical voters. An addictive drug, but the withdrawal ain't going to be pleasant.

    Great quote from Andrew Johnson, BTW; folks were a bit more forthright about that kind of thing in the 1860s. He came within one vote in the Senate of being removed from office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Those pesky votes the electorate made.

    Terrible, innit?

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    Oh you of short memory, Hilary won the popular vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Oh you of short memory, Hilary won the popular vote.
    Thatís NOT how it works here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    That’s NOT how it works here.

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    So it would seem. Perverse ain't it?
    So why did the Electoral College fly in the face of the electorate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    So it would seem. Perverse ain't it?
    So why did the Electoral College fly in the face of the electorate?
    Trump was smart enough to campaign in the states that would bring him the win according to the rules, not trump's fault Hillary listened to the wrong people..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbys View Post
    Trump was smart enough to campaign in the states that would bring him the win according to the rules, not trump's fault Hillary listened to the wrong people..
    No, he was smart enough to finally listen to what he was told bobbys. Granted, doesn't happen very often because only he thinks he's smart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    So it would seem. Perverse ain't it?
    So why did the Electoral College fly in the face of the electorate?
    The Electoral College did what it was designed for. Not by me, but by the powers that came before.

    At least WE can pawn it off on some arcane legal mechanism.

    You’ve got a majority situation on your hands.

    Keep pointing, keep pointing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandtown View Post
    OK, so this is worse . . Using blatant lies to incite violence on the White House lawn against a member of Congress - why is this not impeachable?
    Who says it isn't? Perhaps we can save time and ask, who, besides me, says it is?

    It incites violence in a very high crime and misdemeanor way. To deny the legitimacy of someone's presence is to imply that they are beyond the protection of the law. A thousand times more, when it comes from a public officer. They are responsible for providing the protection, including establishing deterrence by promising and demonstrating swift and sure retribution.

    Only a public officer can incite in this manner. Impeach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbys View Post
    Trump was smart enough to campaign in the states that would bring him the win according to the rules, not trump's fault Hillary listened to the wrong people..
    There's truth in this - although I'd credit the RNC rather than the moron-in-chief. When you wanna join a game, best you know the rules & in 2016, HRC & the DNC ignored the rules.

    Got nothing to do with whether the EC is right or wrong, it's currently the law of the land & if you want to run for president it is what you have to win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    There's truth in this - although I'd credit the RNC rather than the moron-in-chief. When you wanna join a game, best you know the rules & in 2016, HRC & the DNC ignored the rules.

    Got nothing to do with whether the EC is right or wrong, it's currently the law of the land & if you want to run for president it is what you have to win.

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