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  # 2347832 3-Nov-2019 17:52
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PODIATRIST EXEMPTS TRUMP FROM IMPEACHMENT

 

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—On Saturday Donald Trump secured a certificate from his personal podiatrist that exempts him from impeachment.

 

Dr. Harland Dorrinson stated that the strain of undergoing impeachment would “catastrophically inflame” a foot malady that not only prevented the President from active service in the Vietnam war, but has bedevilled him ever since.

 

While the doctor’s note drew protests from congressional Democrats, the Attorney General, William Barr, emphasized that the malady excuses Trump from impeachment on humanitarian grounds.

 

“Given the seriousness of the President’s ailment, impeachment is cruel and unusual punishment and therefore unconstitutional,” Barr said, adding that the Department of Justice would investigate Representative Adam Schiff and the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, for “crimes against the President's feet.”

 

Another prominent Republican, Senator Lindsey Graham, of South Carolina, vouched for the fragile state of Trump’s health. “I have spent many hours with President Trump,” Graham said, "and I can definitely confirm that he is behaving irrationally."





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  # 2348032 4-Nov-2019 11:36
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The Democrats are such idiots. They'll never get Trump out through impeachment, and all they'll achieve is to solidify his base behind him.

 

What they should be doing is fronting up with 2020 candidates that stand a chance of beating him by picking up as many moderates and swing votes as they can. But instead they give us more of the "old guard" with Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren.

 

Just like in 2016 they're relying on people voting against Trump, rather than voting for their candidate. How did that work out for Hilary?

 

I'd like it not to be true, but Trump is getting 4 more years.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2348063 4-Nov-2019 12:27
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Trump is his own worst enemy. The best hope is that he finally gets caught doing or saying something so egregious that Republicans just can't excuse him any more.

 

 





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  # 2348074 4-Nov-2019 12:47
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Rikkitic:

 

Trump is his own worst enemy. The best hope is that he finally gets caught doing or saying something so egregious that Republicans just can't excuse him any more.

 

 

He has been, several times. Take the recent abandonment of their Kurdish allies, even Mitch McConnell called him out over that one. It just doesn't change the way they will vote however. The problem is many republican senators are worried about being challenged from the far right. They will keep supporting him to keep the ~30% who love him no matter what on side.


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  # 2348098 4-Nov-2019 14:21
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Paul1977:

The Democrats are such idiots. They'll never get Trump out through impeachment, and all they'll achieve is to solidify his base behind him.


What they should be doing is fronting up with 2020 candidates that stand a chance of beating him by picking up as many moderates and swing votes as they can. But instead they give us more of the "old guard" with Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren.


Just like in 2016 they're relying on people voting against Trump, rather than voting for their candidate. How did that work out for Hilary?


I'd like it not to be true, but Trump is getting 4 more years.


 


Where did you get the idea Warren is an 'old guard' democrat?

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  # 2348160 4-Nov-2019 15:34
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Paul1977:

 

The Democrats are such idiots. They'll never get Trump out through impeachment, and all they'll achieve is to solidify his base behind him.

 

What they should be doing is fronting up with 2020 candidates that stand a chance of beating him by picking up as many moderates and swing votes as they can. But instead they give us more of the "old guard" with Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren.

 

Just like in 2016 they're relying on people voting against Trump, rather than voting for their candidate. How did that work out for Hilary?

 

I'd like it not to be true, but Trump is getting 4 more years.

 

 

Much as I'd love to see Trump impeached and removed from office, I'm sad to say I agree with you. He has proved time and time again that he is made out of teflon, and can continue to ignore or deflect criticism by simply saying that it doesn't exist. It is truly amazing yet worrying to see his barefaced gall in action.
Impeachment will have the direct result of his base hunkering down even more with their "we are so persecuted" line, and the Democrats will, by continuing to push either unlikeable or excessively leftish candidates, snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


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  # 2348178 4-Nov-2019 16:06
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I think it is because the democrats keep going with relatively safe centrist candidates that they are losing so much. People are not happy with the situation in the US and haven't been for some time. Trump won a lot of states because he represented something completely different. People wanted a change from the business as usual and in 2016 Trump was the only option. If they had a charismatic fire-brand leftist stand up and fight for genuine leftist polices then they would do very well. Maybe avoid calling the policies socialist, instead set their own branding. It is interesting that when polled individually things like medicaid for all etc are very popular but socialised medicine is a non-starter. Same for many other things people support the policies when broken down but are against them when presented the traditional labels.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2348208 4-Nov-2019 18:33
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BBC News - California fires: Trump threatens to pull federal aid funds

 

today

 


US President Donald Trump has threatened to cut federal funding for the wildfires sweeping California, in a Twitter spat with the state's governor.

 

Nearly 100,000 acres have been destroyed by wildfires in recent weeks, and thousands have been forced from their homes.

 

Mr Trump blamed Democratic governor Gavin Newsom, saying he had done a "terrible job of forest management".

 

Several of this year's major wildfires have burned in unforested areas.

 

"Every year, as the fire's (sic) rage & California burns, it is the same thing - and then he comes to the Federal Government for $$$ help. No more. Get your act together Governor," Mr Trump wrote on Twitter.

 

Mr Newsom, who has been highly critical of Mr Trump's environmental policies, responded: "You don't believe in climate change. You are excused from this conversation." 

 

Increased temperatures due to global warming are causing huge wildfires in California regardless of how wet the previous winter was, according to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ...

 




 







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  # 2348218 4-Nov-2019 19:17
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Gurezaemon: [Trump] has proved time and time again that he is made out of teflon, and can continue to ignore or deflect criticism by simply saying that it doesn't exist.

This is a reflection of the power of the presidency and executive branch in the public sphere rather than any magical qualities of Trump himself. This isn't teflon:



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  # 2348220 4-Nov-2019 19:36
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You’re the one that I want
(Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump, with apologies to Grease)

 

Trump:
I got chills, they're multiplying
And I'm losing control
The testimony, you're applying
It's intensifying

 

Pelosi:
You better give up, 'cause you’re going down
And you know what I will do
You better give up, you’re such a clown
The Constitution you will rue
Trump:
Nothing left, nothing left for me to do

 

All:
You're the one that I want
(You are the one I want)
Ho, ho, ho Spanky

 

You're the one that I want
(You are the one I want)
Ho, ho, ho Spanky

 

You're the one that I want
(You are the one I want)
Pelosi:
Ho, ho, ho, the one that I plea
should not be free

 

If you're filled with acrimony
That your fury can’t convey
Find a pliant crony
Tweet away

 

Trump:
I better give up, cause I’m going down
Pelosi:
Please jail this man that’ll keep me satisfied
Trump:
I better give up, I will never prove
Pelosi:
Prove you don’t belong inside
Both:
Are you sure? Yes I'm sure jail’s justified

 

All:
You're the one that I want
(You are the one I want)
Ho, ho, ho Spanky

 

…etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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  # 2348321 4-Nov-2019 21:19
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That's some serious lyrical talent above.

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  # 2348384 5-Nov-2019 09:01
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Political humour is the absolute worst. 


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  # 2348396 5-Nov-2019 09:28
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gzt: Where did you get the idea Warren is an 'old guard' democrat?

 

You're right, I had her mixed up with Nancy Pelosi.

 

I still don't think she's the right candidate to oppose Trump though.

 

I really think they need someone much younger to really capture the youth vote. And as unfair as it may be, a female candidate isn't going to lure any voters from team Trump.

 

I don't mind Corey Booker, but I'm not sure a black candidate would capture the moderates and swing voters away from Trump either. Plus he'd probably feel the need every speech to mention he's a vegan!

 

EDIT: But I do think someone like Booker would still be a far better candidate then Warren or Biden.


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  # 2348463 5-Nov-2019 13:49
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Honestly I forgot who Corey Booker was, until I looked him up.

You're right that he would be a better candidate than Warren or Biden, but it's more about raising money than being best.

Candidates have to hit 3% in four early state or national polls, in addition to amassing 165,000 donors.

So far, just five candidates fulfill both those qualifications: Biden, Buttigieg, Harris, Sanders and Warren.

Here's an article called "Can Cory Booker Revive His Flagging Campaign?"

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  # 2348476 5-Nov-2019 15:01
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kingdragonfly: You're right that he would be a better candidate than Warren or Biden, but it's more about raising money than being best.

 

And that's the problem. And why they'll lose. AGAIN.

 

The Democrats need to put the best candidate forward and rally behind him/her.


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