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  # 2207740 30-Mar-2019 16:25
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NZGamingIcon: Stop worry about superficial issues like the feelings of Adam Schiff.

I don't recall seeing the feelings of Adam Schiff mentioned in the topic prior to this quote.

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  # 2207750 30-Mar-2019 17:02
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NZGamingIcon:

Joe Biden could of probably ran in 2016 but not today with the #metoo movement. Most of the articles I'm seeing about him are about him touching and kissing people inappropriately.  Here's a good article which sums it up accurately - https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/3/29/18241598/joe-biden-lucy-flores-touching-women-media-history-explained

I think Beto will be the choice of the democrats, as I have a suspicion that Bernie Sanders will get screwed again by the DNC.


Agree Democrats would be silly to select Biden. Sanders has a groundswell that will be hard to beat. O'Rourke is charismatic. Plus Warren and other candidates. It's an interesting field. You may not be aware the DNC reformed the selection process:

https://democrats.org/press/dnc-passes-historic-reforms-to-the-presidential-nominating-process/

We are drifting off topic in the Trump thread. Time to create a topic for democratic 2020 candidates.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2207783 30-Mar-2019 19:07
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@NZGamingIcon:

 

I don't really care about name calling, and I certainly don't care about any US politicians feelings. I'm more concerned about real issues that matter to me like peace in the middle east. 

 

 

What are you thoughts about his lack of strong response against white-nationalism demonstrations and slow/non-adequate response to disasters in regions that are predominantly made up of Latinos/democratic voters?





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  # 2207805 30-Mar-2019 20:02
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The Washington Post - Trump and GOP target ‘pencil-neck’ Adam Schiff as their post-Mueller villain

 

March 29 at 6:57 PM

 


On television, in Congress and before a crowd of thousands, President Trump and Republicans are mounting a ferocious revenge campaign against one Democrat - Rep. Adam B. Schiff.

 

Moments after taking the stage at a Michigan campaign rally Thursday night, Trump mocked the California lawmaker as “little pencil-neck Adam Schiff.”

 

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) compared Schiff to communist scaremonger Joseph McCarthy.

 

And House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) used a colloquy on the House floor to press Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) to remove Schiff as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

 

“There has to be accountability, because it’s all lies,” Trump said to a crowd booing the mention of Schiff’s name. “And they know it’s lies - they know it.” ...

 


Mueller had been Trump’s villain for nearly two years, with the president lashing out at the “conflicted prosecutor” and his “angry Dems” investigators engaged in a “phony witch hunt.”

 

Now, with Attorney General William P. Barr’s four-page summary of Mueller’s report indicating no conclusion of a criminal conspiracy, Trump and Republicans have a new target for their vitriol. ...

 


The official Trump campaign on Friday rolled out a T-shirt with an image of Schiff with a pencil for a neck and a red ball on his nose. ...

 



 

 

The GOP “little pencil-neck Adam Schiff.” T-shirt design





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  # 2207852 30-Mar-2019 21:32
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Trump doesn't read. Maybe he can't read. It is therefore unlikely that he ever read George Orwell's 1984. Which makes it all the more remarkable that he seems to be taking his inspiration from that book. One example is the two minutes hate, currently directed at Adam Schiff. Big Brother commands and the programmed liveware responds. There is more to the Trump phenomenon, and more to be fearful of, than people realise.

 

 





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  # 2207897 30-Mar-2019 21:59
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Rikkitic:

 

Trump doesn't read. Maybe he can't read. It is therefore unlikely that he ever read George Orwell's 1984.

 

Which makes it all the more remarkable that he seems to be taking his inspiration from that book.

 

One example is the two minutes hate, currently directed at Adam Schiff. ...

 

 

 





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  # 2207902 30-Mar-2019 22:08
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NZGamingIcon:

 

And you should care about the human value and life of the people of the middle east. Stop worry about superficial issues like the feelings of Adam Schiff.

 

 

Like the children the US is assisting SA to slaughter and starve to death in Yemen?

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2207906 30-Mar-2019 22:10
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Rasmussen is the only poll that has consistently tracked presidential job approval.

 

 

That's utter BS.  'nuff said.


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  # 2207950 30-Mar-2019 22:28
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@NZGamingIcon:

 

I don't really care about name calling, and I certainly don't care about any US politicians feelings. I'm more concerned about real issues that matter to me like peace in the middle east. 

 

 

What are you thoughts about his lack of strong response against white-nationalism demonstrations and slow/non-adequate response to disasters in regions that are predominantly made up of Latinos/democratic voters?

 

 

Why would someone supporting Trump care?

 

A white nationalist just killed 50 of our friends and neighbours.  

 

That's a real issue, very close to home.

 

Trump/ism is complicit in what happened.  It's supportive of / apologist for hate-based supremacist ideology.

 

 


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  # 2207953 30-Mar-2019 22:43
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I hate twitter / love this guy:

 

 

 

 


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  # 2208024 31-Mar-2019 03:17
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I hate twitter / love this guy:<



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  # 2208044 31-Mar-2019 09:03
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The Washington Post - Trump and GOP target ‘pencil-neck’ Adam Schiff as their post-Mueller villain

 

March 29

On television, in Congress and before a crowd of thousands, President Trump and Republicans are mounting a ferocious revenge campaign against one Democrat - Rep. Adam B. Schiff. ...

 



 

The Washington Post - What happened when ‘little pencil-necked Adam Schiff’ took an eraser to Trump and his enablers

 

March 29

 

Trump on Thursday: “Little pencil-necked Adam Schiff. He’s got the smallest, thinnest neck I’ve ever seen

 

Schiff was having none of it. His five-minute response was blistering ...

 

 

My colleagues might think it’s okay that the Russians offered dirt on the Democratic candidate for president as part of what’s described as the Russian government’s effort to help the Trump campaign. You might think that’s okay.

 

My colleagues might think it’s okay that when that was offered to the son of the president, who had a pivotal role in the campaign, that the president’s son did not call the FBI; he did not adamantly refuse that foreign help - no, instead that son said that he would ‘love’ the help with the Russians.

 

You might think it’s okay that he took that meeting. You might think it’s okay that Paul Manafort, the campaign chair, someone with great experience running campaigns, also took that meeting. You might think it’s okay that the president’s son-in-law also took that meeting. You might think it’s okay that they concealed it from the public. You might think it’s okay that their only disappointment after that meeting was that the dirt they received on Hillary Clinton wasn’t better. You might think that’s okay.

 

You might think it’s okay that when it was discovered, a year later, that they then lied about that meeting and said that it was about adoptions. You might think that it’s okay that it was reported that the president helped dictate that lie. You might think that’s okay. I don’t.

 

You might think it’s okay that the campaign chairman of a presidential campaign would offer information about that campaign to a Russian oligarch in exchange for money or debt forgiveness. You might think that’s okay, I don’t.

 

You might think it’s okay that that campaign chairman offered polling data to someone linked to Russian intelligence. I don’t think that’s okay.

 

You might think it’s okay that the president himself called on Russia to hack his opponent’s emails, if they were listening. You might think it’s okay that later that day, in fact, the Russians attempted to hack a server affiliated with that campaign. I don’t think that’s okay.

 

You might think it’s okay that the president’s son-in-law sought to establish a secret back channel of communication with the Russians through a Russian diplomatic facility. I don’t think that’s okay.

 

You might think it’s okay that an associate of the president made direct contact with the GRU through Guccifer 2.0 and WikiLeaks, that is considered a hostile intelligence agency. You might think it’s okay that a senior campaign official was instructed to reach that associate and find out what that hostile intelligence agency had to say in terms of dirt on his opponent.

 

You might think it’s okay that the national security adviser designate secretly conferred with the Russian ambassador about undermining U.S. sanctions, and you might think it’s okay that he lied about it to the FBI.

 

You might say that’s all okay, that’s just what you need to do to win. But I don’t think it’s okay. I don’t think it’s okay. I think it’s immoral, I think it’s unethical, I think it’s unpatriotic and, yes, I think it’s corrupt - and evidence of collusion.

 

 

 

 

 





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  # 2208064 31-Mar-2019 09:55
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Anyone know how to send a message of thanks and encouragement to this balsy Democrat?

 

Seriously.

 

I also hate Twitter (and Facebook and all the rest of the BS social media platforms) but if joining up is what I have to do to support this guy, I'll do it.

 

Advice, please.





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  # 2208438 1-Apr-2019 09:48
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The Washington Post - When is a summary not a summary?

 

March 30

Opinion - extracts

 


For a week, criticism rained down on Attorney General William P. Barr. Why did his letter advising Congress of the end of the probe contain his own opinion on obstruction of justice? Why did he not lay out basic information such as the size of the report from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III?

 

On Friday, Barr seemed to concede that his critics had a point. A new letter was sent to Congress, a sign either that the criticism had personally stung or that Barr worried, once released, the actual report would demonstrate his initial letter was nothing more than political spin to defend his boss. ...

 

Barr’s [second] letter aimed to reassure lawmakers and the public that the process for handling the report - which numbers nearly 400 pages, he said - would be aboveboard and fair. ...

 

On its face, the new Barr letter insisting the first Barr letter was not a summary at all will strike many Americans as disingenuous.

 

If it wasn’t a summary, why did he not speak up for an entire week as the president and media declared it as such, and blurred the difference between Mueller’s actual report and Barr’s spin? ...

 

The letter also raises concerns that Barr will never supply the full report, identifying four categories of redactions he intends to make, including those to protect grand jury testimony. ...

 

Whatever the temporary political benefits to him and his boss, Barr has permanently stained his reputation and politicized the Justice Department. He adds his name to a long list of people who have tossed away their credibility to protect the most unfit president in history.

 



 





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  # 2208673 1-Apr-2019 14:13
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The Washington Post -  It’s Trump who’s obsessed with Russia

 

March 31 at 5:19 PM

 


Overreach and overkill are two of the most common errors in politics.

 

A week after the release of Attorney General William P. Barr’s gloss on special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report, it’s clear that President Trump’s characteristic response - to lash out at enemies and entangle his party in his obsessions - has prevented Republicans from using the end of the special counsel’s investigation as a pivot point.

 

It’s also obvious that Democratic presidential hopefuls, like the party’s House candidates in 2018, are largely ignoring the noise around the Russia scandal.

 

Instead, they’re piling up rafts of proposals on close-to-home subjects: education, child care, infrastructure and economics.

 

They are talking to the voters who will decide the 2020 election in a way Trump isn’t.

 

By now, no one ever expects Trump to be gracious.

 

But his inability just to declare victory and move on after Barr’s favorable summary of Mueller’s findings has frozen public opinion where it was before the latest news.

 

This is not good for the GOP. ...

 

 






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