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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2130 on: March 04, 2018, 05:09:04 am »
And now he's praised China's President for making himself a dictator for life. And suggested that America should do the same.

As if we needed more proof that he wants to be a dictator.

I don't think he wants to be a dictator per se, but rather a king (in the old "divine right" sense). Not much difference, maybe, but I think that's what he wants.

EDIT: Yes, I am going to call out the Democrats when they do shitty things. Like this:

https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s2155/BILLS-115s2155rs.pdf
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This bill, to deregulate the financial industry (you know, that same industry that crashed the economy a decade ago), includes among its provisions one that will bar the CFPB from investigating when banks are being racially discriminatory in their interest rates, for instance, giving white customers better rates than black or Hispanic customers. (Not that the CFPB is going to be investigating anything for the next while, of course.)

It has 25 cosponsors... 12 of whom are Democrats.

The bill is sponsored by Sen. Crapo (R-ID).

The Republican cosponsors are Sens. Blunt (MO), Corker (TN), Cotton (AR), Heller (NV), Kennedy (LA), Moran (KS), Perdue (GA), Risch (ID), Rounds (SD), Sasse (NE), Scott (SC), and Tillis (NC).

The Democratic cosponsors are Sens. Bennet (CO), Carper (DE), Coons (DE), Donnelly (IN), Heitkamp (ND), Jones (AL), Kaine (VA), Manchin (WV), McCaskill (MO), Peters (MI), Tester (MT), and Warner (VA).

Additionally, Sen. King (I-ME), who caucuses with the Democrats, has cosponsored the bill.

Or how about when the DCCC was advising candidates not to talk about gun control policy in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre?



Evan Lukaske is the DCCC regional press secretary for the Northeast region.

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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2131 on: March 04, 2018, 07:28:42 pm »
Ya know, I'm okay with them refraining from talking gun control before the corpses are even cold.  Tact has a place in politics just as it does in the rest of life.
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« Reply #2132 on: March 04, 2018, 07:36:48 pm »
Ya know, I'm okay with them refraining from talking gun control before the corpses are even cold.  Tact has a place in politics just as it does in the rest of life.

The problem with that is that shootings are such a common occurrence in the US now--maybe not on the scale of the Vegas massacre, but still--that any attempt to bring up gun control can be met with "The bodies aren't even cold yet! How could you!"
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2133 on: March 04, 2018, 10:22:13 pm »
"now's not the time" Ok, what about next week "nope. there'll have been another shooting then. Too soon." "the week after" "Nah. Third shooting." Repeat ad infinitum
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2134 on: March 04, 2018, 10:30:02 pm »
Don't you know? The only appropriate response to a tragedy like this is thoughts and/or prayers. Actually trying to do something to prevent it from happening again is "politicising" it and that makes you a bad person.

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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2135 on: March 05, 2018, 09:37:39 am »
Fair enough, though if memory serves, the actual raw number of such incidences is on the downslope; what we're seeing is the effects of increased coverage from an increasingly blood-hungry press.
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2136 on: March 06, 2018, 06:04:02 pm »
And after Trump's genius tariff war that is going to happen Gary Cohn nopes the fuck out of the white house.

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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2137 on: March 06, 2018, 06:36:46 pm »
And after Trump's genius tariff war that is going to happen Gary Cohn nopes the fuck out of the white house.

If a company had the Trump administration's turnover rate, investors would be bailing like crazy.
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2138 on: March 07, 2018, 04:07:45 am »
Trump's administration has turnover rate so high that people are quitting jobs that they haven't gotten yet.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-reportedly-had-talks-with-gary-cohn-to-replace-john-kelly-as-his-chief-of-staff/ar-BBJXfXF

His latest Chief of Staff hasn't even quit or been arrested yet and his future replacements are already having second thoughts.
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2139 on: March 07, 2018, 11:12:27 am »
And he's being sued by the porn star he had spank him with a copy of Forbes magazine.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/stormy-daniels-sues-trump-says-hush-agreement-invalid-because-he-n854246

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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2140 on: March 07, 2018, 01:36:34 pm »
Any other presidency America would be flipping their shit about this. But with Trump people shrug their shoulders and say eh it's Wednesday.

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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2141 on: March 07, 2018, 01:48:46 pm »
Any other presidency America would be flipping their shit about this. But with Trump people shrug their shoulders and say eh it's Wednesday.

It exposes once and for all the hypocrisy of the religious right: look at their reaction to Bill Clinton's affairs.

EDIT: Meanwhile, remember that bill I pointed out at the top of this page, S. 2155?

It came to a cloture vote on Tuesday (March 6).

The vote succeeded, 67-32. In addition to the listed cosponsors, the other Democratic votes were Sens. Hassan (NH), Nelson (FL), Shaheen (NH), and Stabenow (MI) voted for the bill. (Sen. McCain (R-AZ) did not vote.)

Remember: 99% of the time, "bipartisanship" means "Democrats and Republicans agreeing to fuck over regular people".

And the next crash is coming, and this only sped up the process.

EDIT #2: https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=115&session=2&vote=00048

Link to the vote.
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It doesn't concern you, Sister, that kind of absolutist view of the universe? Right and wrong determined solely by a single all-knowing, all powerful being whose judgment cannot be questioned and in whose name the most horrendous acts can be sanctioned without appeal?

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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2142 on: March 09, 2018, 07:50:30 am »


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...If this had been meant to distract from Trump's other disasters then this would be a really smart move since it's not like he'd lose a single voter if they found out that he's got bastard children.

Instead, seeing as the agreement was made right after the Access Hollywood tape came out (well soon after. The Wikileaks Podesta Email dump which had been stolen by Russian hackers was made right after the "Grab 'em by the pussy" tape) it appears that Trump campaign panicked and made this NDA because they were afraid that Trump's popularity could be negatively influenced by his adultery. Which has clearly been later proven to be a non-issue to his fans.
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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2143 on: March 09, 2018, 09:12:16 am »
I think there is simply nothing you can do to peel off any significant amount of Trump's current followers who have stuck with him through all the controversies. What you can do by reminding people how horrible a person he is and how awful his policies are is to prevent his/Republicans' propaganda from luring back former supporters and energize his opponents.

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Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Reply #2144 on: March 13, 2018, 09:45:59 am »
Aaaaand Rex Tillerson is gone.

Say what you want at least he seemed to care about foreign affairs. Which I'm sure our genuis and chief did not listen to him about. How long do you think before Jeff Sessions quits or is fired?