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Old 11.02.2020, 21:49
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Their marriage/union is a conundrum! Seems as though George has some ego issues
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...So the up to half of Federal employees who voted for Hillary should go?
Don't give him ideas...

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...So basically they seem to have one funfair after the other while the candidates show up in town and the one who caused the biggest mass hysteria wins the goblet.
Not exactly, but Trump's rallies are on a whole new level compared to the past. Mass hysteria doesn't necessarily mean you win. However his bold, unflinching strategy served him well because voters perceived him as a tough guy and a winner. No one wants to vote for a loser.
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Too funny Marton and you are correct! Her ego maybe bigger than his...
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Well if things go well for Buttigieg we could see a "First Man" in the Whitehouse!
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Old 12.02.2020, 11:19
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

The fourth prosecutor has now withdrawn, clean sweep.

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Who are the four prosecutors (Mueller people?) who cut and ran after being exposed for recommending a ridiculous 9 year prison sentence to a man that got caught up in an investigation that was illegal, the Mueller Scam, and shouldn’t ever even have started? 13 Angry Democrats?
3:45 AM · Feb 12, 2020
The proposed sentence followed Federal guidelines

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump on Tuesday abruptly withdrew the nomination for Jessie Liu, the former US attorney who headed the office that oversaw Roger Stone's prosecution, to serve in a top Treasury Department position,

Mafia boss destroying people's careers just for doing their jobs.
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The fourth prosecutor has now withdrawn, clean sweep.



The proposed sentence followed Federal guidelines

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump on Tuesday abruptly withdrew the nomination for Jessie Liu, the former US attorney who headed the office that oversaw Roger Stone's prosecution, to serve in a top Treasury Department position,

Mafia boss destroying people's careers just for doing their jobs.
"A republic, if you can keep it" -Benjamin Franklin's quote must be one of the most prescient ever.

Also high on the prescient scale, Masha Gessens article written after the election contained 6 rules for surviving autocracy, the 2 below are particularly apt.

Rule #1: Believe the autocrat. He means what he says. Whenever you find yourself thinking, or hear others claiming, that he is exaggerating, that is our innate tendency to reach for a rationalization.

Rule #3: Institutions will not save you. It took Putin a year to take over the Russian media and four years to dismantle its electoral system; the judiciary collapsed unnoticed.

Dark times, whatever our politics, if we can't agree on the rule of law being the bedrock for a civilised society we are royally fecked.
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Old 13.02.2020, 13:17
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Are you seriously under the assumption that the US political system wasn't subverted and perverted by special interests before No45?
That there was no double-standard as to what a law means to the public and what the administration makes of it?


This ship has sailed long, long ago and the only thing Trump did was to quickly sand away all the varnish and remove the meticulously laid-out tarps that hid this inconvenient truth from the public.
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This ship has sailed long, long ago and the only thing Trump did was to quickly sand away all the varnish and remove the meticulously laid-out tarps that hid this inconvenient truth from the public.
Or at least do so and provide a rude awakening for those who deluded themselves into believing everything was perfect.

Which wasn't everybody. Not by a long stretch.
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Are you seriously under the assumption that the US political system wasn't subverted and perverted by special interests before No45?
That there was no double-standard as to what a law means to the public and what the administration makes of it?


This ship has sailed long, long ago and the only thing Trump did was to quickly sand away all the varnish and remove the meticulously laid-out tarps that hid this inconvenient truth from the public.
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Or at least do so and provide a rude awakening for those who deluded themselves into believing everything was perfect.

Which wasn't everybody. Not by a long stretch.
Show me where I, or anyone else for that matter said that, I'll wait.
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Eight Senate Republicans voted with all 47 Democrats on Thursday to rein in President Trump's ability to take military action against Iran.
It is just a gesture as Trump is bound to veto it; anyway, a sign that GOP senators are getting braver.

John Kelly came under fire from Trump today who seems to be claiming he appointed an incompetent to head DHS and then as White House chief of staff; two of the most important jobs in his administration.
Kelley said he believed Alexander Vindman and John Bolton and praised them for their statements.
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Old 13.02.2020, 23:57
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Some light at the end of this tunnel?
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Attorney General William Barr on Thursday criticized President Donald Trump for tweeting about Justice Department cases in an extraordinary defense of rank-and-file prosecutors in an interview with ABC News.

"To have public statements and tweets made about the department, about people in the department, our men and women here, about cases pending in the department and about judges before whom we have cases, make it impossible for me to do my job," Barr said, "and to assure the courts and the prosecutors in the department that we're doing our work with integrity."
If he really means it, then bravo!

The actual ABC interview is not so black and white but the main points are the same.
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Old 14.02.2020, 17:21
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

After Attorney General William Barr on Thursday criticized President Donald Trump for tweeting about Justice Department cases;

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“The President has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case.” A.G. Barr This doesn’t mean that I do not have, as President, the legal right to do so, I do, but I have so far chosen not to!
2:33 PM · Feb 14, 2020
Actually Spanky does not have any legal right here.

There is a persistent rumour going around that Barr criticized Trump to quell a rising mutiny in his own department if so, the facts will leak out soon.
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Old 14.02.2020, 21:35
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

One nasty chapter seems to have been relatively decently closed!
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The Department of Justice is dropping its criminal investigation of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe without bringing charges, it announced on Friday.
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As McCabe said, it went on far too long before they "finally drew the obvious conclusion."

Trump has been pushing forward this fact-free investigation for years.

McCabe's lawyers were told last September that McCabe should expect to be indicted on charges stemming from inaccurate statements he made to FBI investigators about his actions around the time of the 2016 election. However, no indictment was ever returned, leading to speculation that the grand jury took the rare step of rejecting charges.

Is this another example of A.G.Barr pushing back on Trump?

McCabe's lawsuit against DOJ for wrongful termination is pending before a federal district court in Washington.

Meanwhile another ray of sunshine; Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy
said the Army will not investigate Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the former National Security Council staffer who testified in the president’s impeachment investigation.
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verified self-made billionaire and man who knows how to run a business Bloomberg comments on reality tv star and failed businessman trump

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Bloomberg said that he and Trump "know many of the same people in NY."

"Behind your back they laugh at you & call you a carnival barking clown," Bloomberg continued. "They know you inherited a fortune & squandered it with stupid deals and incompetence.
ouch that's going to sting for someone like spanky, he knows they laugh at him, and he cares about it.
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ouch that's going to sting for someone like spanky, he knows they laugh at him, and he cares about it.
That may be true - but he is prez and they are not.
Also, I'd say the fact that other rich people despise him makes him even more popular with his own voters - because they know exactly how it feels to be despised. After all, there's the famous "Basket of deplorables" quote by Hillary:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basket_of_deplorables

"Mini Mike" still needs to be elected, which given the odds at popular betting watering-holes, is all but a sure thing.
And even then, I'm not sure if he'll ultimately turn out to be a better President.

I'd like to see someone in The (Oval) Office who has more creative solutions to a problem than throwing money at it:
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/...te-us-politics

The problem with rich people in the US seems to be that they are very, very unaware of the problems poor people have and Trump seems to have been the only one to be able to capitalize on that.

There's also the rumor that Hillary might run as Vice President - but somehow I don't believe that. Looks more like a decoy. Maybe they'll pull Michelle Obama out of the hat at the last minute?
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Hillary can't simply "run as Vice President". A candidate for President selects a running mate and the fixed, joint ticket is presented to the voters at the election. It's not possible to run independently for the position of Vice President.
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Somebody find Hillary a hobby, for Christ sake! I mean an other one.
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Yes, I know.
It was poorly worded.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Despite Attorney General Barr complaining that Trump's tweets make it impossible for him to do his job, today we have a storm of Trump tweets attacking judges, DOJ people, and the legal system.

So will Attorney General Barr have the balls to resign?

A federal judge on Tuesday refused to delay Roger Stone's sentencing amid the fallout over the Trump administration's decision to intervene in the case against the president's longtime ally.

Group of federal judges calls emergency meeting over concerns about DOJ's intervention in politically sensitive cases.

Over 2,000 alumni of the Justice Department (Dems and GOP) have now called for Attorney General William Barr’s resignation over his handling of the prison sentence of President Donald Trump’s ally Roger Stone and other apparently politically based actions.

Trump typically doubling down has today pardoned or commuted sentences for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat who has served eight years of a 14-year sentence,
former New York police commissioner Bernie Kerik, convicted of tax fraud,
Mike Milken, an investment banker known as the "Junk Bond King" who was convicted of felony charges,
and Eddie DeBartolo Jr., the former owner of the San Francisco 49ers who pleaded guilty in 1998 to failing to report a felony in a bribery case.

Illinois GOP House delegation blasts Blagojevich commutation: 'The face of public corruption'!

Jason Klitenic, the general counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) whose handling of a government whistleblower complaint [Klitenic's decision to block the dissemination of a government whistleblower complaint] helped spur the House's impeachment inquiry into President Trump, is stepping down from his post.

All this is by the way if enough voters decide that Trump is the right one for the next four years.
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Rumor has it that Bloomberg is in talks with Hilary for a combined ticket. Now that should be interesting
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