Trump's Presidency: Is this the next domino to fall?

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@Fromm Well, that was at least just a tiny little bit of nothing you said . . . instead of the big bunch of nothing you normally spew. See here.

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9 minutes ago, AlexTr said:

@Fromm Well, that was at least just a tiny little bit of nothing you said . . . instead of the big bunch of nothing you normally spew. See here.

 

Liberals are the real racists.

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19 minutes ago, AlexTr said:

 

@Fromm Hitchens Razor. Again, see here.

 

Liberals are racists who have perfected the art of posing as benefactors to blacks and other races.

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2 minutes ago, Fromm said:

 

Liberals are racists who have perfected the art of posing as benefactors to blacks and other races.

 

Supply actual facts from vetted sources that support your theory or just stop bleating.

Facts will look like this.

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1 minute ago, AlexTr said:

 

Supply actual facts from vetted sources that support your theory or just stop bleating.

 

I don't take orders from racists like you.

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Just now, Fromm said:

 

I don't take orders from racists like you.

 

Okay, I guess you just realized you can't find any facts. Good on ya!

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Donnie Dumbass once again proves he has no idea how this is all going to go down. Well, it's a tactic. It's not a good one, but it is one.

 

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President Trump asserted executive privilege Wednesday to shield documents about the administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, a move meant to try to undercut an expected vote by a House panel to hold his attorney general and commerce secretary in contempt for failing to turn over the materials to lawmakers.

A day earlier, the Justice Department had warned the House Oversight Committee that if it moved toward holding Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt, he would ask Trump to assert privilege to protect the materials. The committee, though, rejected his offer, and was preparing to vote Wednesday on a contempt finding when Trump followed through on Barr’s threat.

The department revealed the assertion in a letter to the committee, which called the contempt vote “unnecessary and premature.”

 

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House approves authority to sue Trump advisers who ignore subpoenas

 

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The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to give lawmakers clear authority to sue Trump administration figures who defy congressional subpoenas, beginning with former White House Counsel Don McGahn, who is expected to face swift action.

 

In an escalation of wide-ranging probes of President Donald Trump and his inner circle, lawmakers voted 229-191 along party lines to approve the measure. It authorizes House committees to file lawsuits in federal court seeking orders from judges to compel officials to cooperate with official congressional demands for testimony or evidence.

 

The measure authorizes the House Judiciary Committee to seek a court order enforcing subpoenas relating to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. The committee is seeking an unredacted version of the report, as well as underlying evidence from the investigation, and related documents and testimony.

 

Democrats acknowledged the unprecedented nature of the resolution.

 

Do you know what swift action means?

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And then there are these Trump-humping imbeciles.

 

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A federal agency has forced open a gate in the privately funded wall near the US-Mexico border, saying the group that built it didn't follow proper permitting procedures.

The US section of the International Boundary and Water Commission says the gate was blocking a government-owned levee road, and that the group known as We Build the Wall constructed the gate on federal land without authority.
"It's not the border wall that we have a problem with," spokeswoman Lori Kuczmanski said. "The problem is the gate is on federal property. You just can't come in and build a gate on somebody's property without asking -- especially not giving them the keys and walking away from it. It's not right."
Representatives of the commission locked the gate open Monday afternoon, she said.
"After repeated requests to unlock and open the private gate, the United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC), accompanied by two uniformed law enforcement officers from the Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office, removed the private lock, opened the gate, and locked the gate open pending further discussions with We Build the Wall," the commission's US section said in a statement.

We Build the Wall founder Brian Kolfage slammed the commission in a series of social media postsTuesday, accusing the federal agency of overreaching its authority and calling for its presidentially appointed commissioner to resign. In a statement to CNN, Kolfage said his group's attorneys are working on the matter -- comparing the situation to a permitting dispute with city officials in Sunland Park, New Mexico that was resolved after city officials issued a "cease and desist" notice temporarily blocking construction.

 

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5 hours ago, AlexTr said:

@RedMidge Racism, bigotry, selfishness disguised as libertarianism (a morally bankrupt worldview), and ground level white supremacy.

 

Previously, we all tried to say that these Trump supporters were just gullible - that they'd been played. Then, we said, they must be just stupid and unable to grasp what is going on. However, at the end of the day, we see that they are merely cowardly egotists who hang onto the last vestiges of in-group supremacy. To a cowardly egotist, a bald-faced one seems brave.

 

Trump's Agenda is Rooted in White Panic  Attempts to hold back inevitable shifts in American power are behind Trump’s politics.

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Everything that has happened during recent years is all about one thing: fear by white people that they will inevitably lose their numerical advantage in this country; and with that loss comes an alteration of American culture and shifting of American power away from white dominance and white control. White people don’t want to become one of many minority groups in America and have others — possibly from Asia, Latin America, Africa or the Middle East — holding the reins of power, and dictating inclusion and equity.

 

 

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This is manifested in every issue you can imagine: the Confederate monuments fight, opposition to Black Lives Matter, intransigence on gun control, voter suppression laws, the Muslim ban, the hard line on asylum seekers coming across the southern border, calls to abolish the visa lottery, the defaming of majority black countries, efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade, the addition of a census question that could cause an undercount of Hispanics, the stacking of the courts with far-right judges (the vast majority of whom are white men). You name it, each issue is laced the white panic about displacement.

 

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36 minutes ago, Lavender Rain said:

 

Trump's Agenda is Rooted in White Panic  Attempts to hold back inevitable shifts in American power are behind Trump’s politics.

 

NAFTA, decimation of the industrial base and accompanying jobs, the Iraq War, and the failure to react to the Great Financial Crisis guaranteed that Trump or someone like him would be elected.    Failure to deal with illegal immigration and the opiod crisis probably didn't help either.   

 

If you were personally impacted by these too much, then Charles M. Blow's diatribe about identity politics seems appealing.   You will need to ignore the districts that voted Obama in 2008 and 2012 and then for Trump in 2016.   

 

The power already shifted away and the political party that betrayed its working class supporters repeatedly, was rejected at the polls.    

 

Why are people still surprised?

 

 

 

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Trump just does not get it. How unpatriotic.

 

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President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would likely take information about his 2020 election rivals from foreign adversaries, such as Russia and China. 

 

During an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, Trump was asked whether his campaign would accept information from foreign governments in this upcoming election or turn it over to the FBI. 

 

"I think maybe you do both," Trump said, adding that if Norway had information on an opponent, he thinks he would want to hear it. "I think you might want to listen, there's nothing wrong with listening."

 

When asked whether he would want that type of interference in the 2020 election, Trump said: "It's not an interference."

"They have information. I think I'd take it," Trump continued. "If I thought there was something wrong, I'd go maybe to the FBI."

 

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Trump is as ignorant of patriotism as he is of empathy.  

Hamlet's remark,  ' There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy'  accurately describes the paucity of Trump's mind and soul.

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This was Trump being interviewed by Pat Buchanan for Crossfire in the 1980s.  Good to see that he hasn't changed, still a dork.

 

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D83hG3RWsAUu6Qs.jpg

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Federal watchdog agency recommends removal of Kellyanne Conway from federal office for violating the Hatch Act

 

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The Office of Special Counsel has recommended the removal of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway from federal office for violating the Hatch Act, which bars federal employees from engaging in political activity in the course of their work.

The report submitted to President Trump found that Conway violated the Hatch Act on numerous occasions by “disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media.”

The counsel said Conway was a repeat offender and recommended that she be removed from federal office.

The Office of Special Counsel is charged with enforcing the Hatch Act and is not to be confused with now-former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation. The office is run by Henry Kerner, whom Trump nominated to the post.

 

 

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A Dead Republican Is More Forthcoming Than Trump Officials

 

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The House Oversight Committee voted on party lines Wednesday to hold Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for their failure to respond to subpoenas about the addition of a citizenship question to the census.

That action comes a day after the House authorized the Justice Committee to sue Barr and former White House Counsel Don McGahn in federal court, in order to compel them to comply with their subpoenas and testify before the committee regarding the Mueller Report.

Trump officials have withheld so many documents in the two investigations, that deceased Republican operative Thomas Hofeller has been more forthcoming than the current administration.

 

 

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I'm sure that he believes that being president puts him above the law...

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