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  #2279156 18-Jul-2019 17:37
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A civil war there would probably see the Confederate flag again.

As they say "The South will rise again" but this time racists and nationalists are everywhere.




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  #2279301 18-Jul-2019 21:25
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The New York Times - House Votes to Kill Trump Impeachment Resolution

 

July 17, 2019

 


WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday killed an attempt to impeach President Trump for statements that the chamber condemned this week as racist, turning aside an accusation that he had brought “ridicule, disgrace and disrepute” to his office.

 

The move split Democrats, underscoring the divisions within the party over whether they should use their majority to charge Mr. Trump and try to remove him from office, with 95 signaling their support for at least considering the question further, and 137 moving to stop the current effort in its tracks.

 

The president brushed off the vote as a victory, and hours later, at a rally in Greenville, N.C., he showed no signs of easing his attacks or toning down the vicious language that led to the impeachment attempt.

 

He charged that the “dangerous, militant hard left” among the Democrats were “hate-filled extremists who are constantly trying to tear our country down.”

 

By the end of the rally, Mr. Trump went even further, accusing them of seeking the “destruction of our country.” ...

 

 






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  #2279315 18-Jul-2019 22:28
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Kellyanne Conway Senior Counselor to the President tries to use a reporter's ethnicity in an example then loses the plot and says she's sick and tired of America.... ......coming last 0:54:


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  #2279319 18-Jul-2019 22:45
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  #2279411 19-Jul-2019 07:45
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My prediction is Kellyanne Conway Senior Counselor is the next one forced to resign, for contempt and/or violations of the Hatch Act.

It prohibits employees in the executive branch of the federal government, except the president, vice-president, and certain designated high-level officials, from engaging in some forms of political activity.

I got to question her choice of words on several levels for "Taking one for the team" with regards to Trump. Besides the double entendre, Trump has never "taken one for the team", except for his kids.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/16/conway-taking-one-for-the-team-subpoena-1417021

Conway says she's 'taking one for the team' by defying House subpoena

By Caitlin Oprysko

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday said she was “taking one for the team” by defying a House subpoena compelling her to testify on her multiple violations of the Hatch Act.

“They're trying to silence me and take away my First Amendment rights,” she said in an interview on Fox News of her decision to skip the House Oversight hearing for which she received a subpoena to attend. “I would be happy to testify, just so we’re clear. I have nothing to hide. I have done nothing wrong.”

Last month, Conway was cited by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the federal agency that oversees Hatch Act compliance, for multiple violations of the 1939 law that prohibits government employees from participating in political speech while performing their official duties. Conway was cited for speaking in her official capacity about both the 2020 election and 2017’s special Senate election in Alabama.

In an official report, OSC head Henry Kerner recommended Conway’s firing, a measure both Conway and President Donald Trump have categorically rejected
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  #2279449 19-Jul-2019 09:27
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freitasm: A civil war there would probably see the Confederate flag again.

As they say "The South will rise again" but this time racists and nationalists are everywhere.

 

Don't need a Confederate flag - Trump's loyal fascists are comfortable with the US flag.

 

 

 


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  #2279529 19-Jul-2019 12:04
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The New York Times - Trump Voters Are Not the Only Voters

 

They are, in fact, in the minority - so why do the media and Democratic leaders seem so obsessed with them?

 

July 18, 2019

 


The anti-Trump vote is the single largest coalition in American politics.

 

That was true in 2016, despite Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the Electoral College. It was true in 2017, after Democrats won major victories in Virginia and Alabama. And it was true in 2018, when the anti-Trump coalition gave Democrats a majority in the House of Representatives.

 

Despite their influence, however, anti-Trump voters are practically invisible in recent mainstream political coverage.

 

Instead, the focus is the president’s most fervent supporters, as it has been since 2015 ...

 





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  #2279887 19-Jul-2019 22:12
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Dumb as a door. And disrespectful. Also, probably, jealous that she's got the Nobel Prize last year.





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  #2279888 19-Jul-2019 22:13
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Remember when Trump was going on about Obama being born in Kenia?

 

Now he's going on about Congresswoman Omar being married to her brother.





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  #2279930 20-Jul-2019 06:41
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freitasm: Dumb as a door. And disrespectful. Also, probably, jealous that she's got the Nobel Prize last year.


Trump makes the perfect candidate for an igNoble trophy.

In the 80's, They gave the igNoble peace award to Daryl Gates, former police chief of the City of Los Angeles, for his uniquely compelling methods of bringing people together.

  • testifies that infrequent or casual drug users "ought to be taken out and shot" because "we're in a war" and even casual drug use is "treason".

  • attributed several deaths of people held in choke holds to the theory that "blacks might be more likely to die from chokeholds because their arteries do not open as fast as they do in "normal people".
Also Presented to the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China (Taiwan), for demonstrating that "politicians gain more by punching, kicking and gouging each other than by waging war against other nations", in the context of legislative violence.

Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, for their aggressively peaceful detonations of atomic bombs.

The United States Air Force Wright Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio, for suggesting the research and development of a "gay bomb," which would cause enemy troops to become sexually attracted to each other

Last year's ceremony. skip to 10:30 mark to skip intro


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  #2280103 20-Jul-2019 11:24
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The New York Times - Opinion - Donald Trump Hates America

 

July 18, 2019

 


In Trump’s version, “American” is defined by three propositions:

 

  • First, to be American is to be xenophobic. The basic narrative he tells is that the good people of the heartland are under assault from aliens, elitists and outsiders.

  • Second, to be American is to be nostalgic. America’s values were better during some golden past.

  • Third, a true American is white. White Protestants created this country; everybody else is here on their sufferance.

When you look at Trump’s American idea you realize that it contradicts the traditional American idea in every particular. ...

America is exceptional because it was launched with a dream to take the diverse many and make them one - e pluribus unum. ...

 

 





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  #2280106 20-Jul-2019 11:35
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I googled The American Dream. Coined in 1931, its great. Looking at a more modern definition, its also great

 

In the definition of the American Dream by James Truslow Adams in 1931, "life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement" regardless of social class or circumstances of birth.

 

More modern. The American Dream is a national ethos of the United States, the set of ideals (democracy, rights, liberty, opportunity and equality) in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, as well as an upward social mobility for the family and children, achieved through hard work in a society with few barriers.

 

 

 

As @Sideface posted, it is clear that Trump must hate America. Worlds apart.


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