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    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiq View Post
    It basically amounts to "Sure, he freed the slaves but what good does that do me?"
    Or to use a quote from a CSPAN caller during yesterday's hearings: "Sure, Lincoln freed the slaves, but what Trump is doing is so much greater!"


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    I know this is a meme now, but...I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
    Gonna give ya the D.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiolino View Post
    I think I can count the attacks from trailing candidates on the frontrunner, who has been the frontrunner since they started polling sometime in 2017 (!), on one hand. Kamala and that guy who's always on Maher during the first debate and then Castro at a later debate.
    Trump somehow was the only one who saw the writing on the wall, and he's getting impeached over it. Wild world.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiq View Post
    It basically amounts to "Sure, he freed the slaves but what good does that do me?"
    "Sure, he freed the slaves, but I want to own slaves!"

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    I have seen some conspiratorial comments from the left that Tea Party Pete is mostly in the race to make Biden look tolerable and, why that is somewhat absurd, comments that are THIS dishonest and right-wing certainly make a good case for the idea: https://twitter.com/lizcgoodwin/status/1202642363287511041

    Because, y'know, it was actually Clinton and Obama who blew up the deficit, while Reagan, Dubya, Trump, Ryan and friends were invested in erasing the debt.

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    Is there a reason why Nancy Pelosi isn't considered? I looked over her bio briefly and didn't notice anything outrageous (and she's doing a good job as far as I can tell from over here).


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    For president?

    I like to think it's because she's not interested not to mention that due to her position she's third in line to the presidency anyway.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiq View Post
    I've often wondered about that myself; seems like being supported by people who only want you there so the world can end in fire (with you going to Hell in the process) would be somewhat off-putting
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    Pelosi's easily one of the more divisive American political figures alive right now. Conservatives hate her for being a West Coast liberal elite big government hippie etc. etc. while a lot of progressives dislike for not being more progressive. She's in the same boat as Hillary Clinton for being a woman with a history of political power.

    Much easier to stay in the House and hand Trump his ass every few months. She's extremely effective in her role of keeping House Democrats in line.

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    Biden apparently had to learn someone at a town hall


    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/12/you...rk-in-ukraine/

    On one end his first point was kinda right third point though....
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    I've often wondered about that myself; seems like being supported by people who only want you there so the world can end in fire (with you going to Hell in the process) would be somewhat off-putting
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    Default What The Fuck Just Happened Today? Day 1050: Time to act.

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    Day 1050: Time to act.

    1/ Speaker Nancy Pelosi instructed the key chairmen in the House of Representatives to begin drafting impeachment articles against Trump, signaling that the House will likely vote to charge him with high crimes and misdemeanors before Christmas. Pelosi said the facts of Trump's alleged wrongdoing involving Ukraine "are uncontested" and that "the president leaves us no choice but to act." By ordering the "chairmen" to draft the charges, Pelosi left open the possibility that the other five committees that have investigated Trump and his administration will be asked to make recommendations about articles of impeachment. Pelosi added that Trump "abused his power for his own personal political benefit" and that his alleged wrongdoing "strikes at the very heart of our Constitution." (New York Times / Politico / NBC News / ABC News / CNN / Wall Street Journal / Washington Post / Bloomberg)
    • 📅 The House Judiciary Committee will hold its next impeachment on Monday at 9 a.m. ET, when the panel will receive presentations from Democratic and GOP counsels to the Intelligence Committee on the evidence collected in the inquiry. (CNN / NBC News)
    • House Democrats are considering obstruction and bribery articles of impeachment against Trump. Democratic members of the Judiciary Committee and Intelligence Committee believe Trump's actions vis-a-vis Ukraine meet the definition of bribery. House Democrats have also signaled that they plan to include evidence from Robert Mueller's investigation as part of the obstruction of justice articles. (Washington Post / CNN)
    • READ: Full text of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's impeachment inquiry update.
    2/ Trump accused Pelosi of having "a nervous fit" after a reporter asked if she hated Trump. James Rosen, a reporter for a conservative television network, loudly asked Pelosi as she was leaving a news conference: "Do you hate the president?" Pelosi rejected the question, saying: "Don't mess with me when it comes to words like that." (The Guardian / Washington Post / Bloomberg / New York Times)
    • Trump to Democrats: "If you are going to impeach me, do it now." Trump suggested that he wanted the "Do Nothing Democrats" to move "fast" on impeachment "so we can have a fair trial in the Senate." (ABC News)
    3/ Attorney General William Barr's handpicked prosecutor told the Justice Department's inspector general that he found no evidence that U.S. intelligence agencies had planted spies in the Trump campaign. Barr tasked U.S. Attorney John Durham with investigating the origins of the Mueller probe, as well as Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud, who conservative media outlets allege was a spy planted by the FBI or U.S. intelligence agencies. As part of a separate investigation, Durham was contacted by Michael Horowitz, the DOJ's inspector general, and asked whether Mifsud, who had early contact with the Trump campaign, was an intelligence asset. Durham informed Horowitz's office that his investigation had produced no evidence to support the allegation. Horowitz's report concludes that the FBI had adequate cause to launch its Russia investigation. (Washington Post / CNN / The Hill)
    • 📌 Day 1042: The FBI never placed undercover agents or informants inside Trump's 2016 campaign, according to a draft of the Justice Department's inspector general report. Michael Horowitz's report on the FBI's handling of the Russia investigation is due on Dec. 9. Trump and his supporters have repeatedly alleged that FBI officials not only spied on the campaign but that Obama had ordered Trump's phones tapped. The report is also expected to debunk allegations that the FBI relied on information from Christopher Steele's dossier of damaging, unverified information about Trump to open the investigation. (New York Times)
    • 📌 Day 1037: A report from the Justice Department's inspector general didn't find anti-Trump bias at the FBI when it obtained a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant to look into Carter Page, a Trump campaign adviser. According to a draft copy of Michael Horowitz's report, there were errors and omissions in the documents related to wiretapping Page and that a low-level lawyer altered an email used to seek a renewal of the wiretap. Kevin Clinesmith attached additional material to the bottom of an email from an official at another federal agency, which contained several factual assertions. Horowitz concluded that the altered document did not impact the overall validity of the surveillance application, but referred his findings about Clinesmith to prosecutors for a potential criminal charge. Clinesmith left the Russia investigation in February 2018. Overall, the draft report concludes that the FBI had enough evidence for opening the investigation, that Joseph Mifsud, a Russia-linked professor who told a Trump campaign official that Russia had damaging information on Hillary Clinton in the form of hacked Democratic emails, was not an FBI informant, and that none of the evidence used to open the investigation came from the CIA or dossier of Trump-Russia ties compiled by Christopher Steele. (New York Times / Washington Post / CNN / Washington Post)
    4/ Trump asked the Supreme Court to block a subpoena from House Democrats for his financial records, arguing that the House exceeded its authority when it ordered Trump's longtime accounting firm Mazars USA to turn over his personal records. The petition is the second request in the last month concerning a similar subpoena for his financial records. In both cases, Trump sued to stop Mazars USA from complying with subpoenas for records. Federal appeals courts ruled against Trump in both cases. (Politico / Bloomberg / NBC News /CNN / New York Times / Washington Post)
    • 📌 Day 1030: Trump asked the Supreme Court to block a House subpoena for his tax returns for the second day in a row. Yesterday, Trump's lawyers asked the Supreme Court to reverse a lower-court ruling that allowed the Manhattan District Attorney's Office to obtain eight years' worth of Trump's personal and corporate tax returns from his accountant, Mazars USA, as part of a probe into the payments made to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal. Today, Trump's lawyers asked the justices to temporarily block a subpoena from the House Oversight Committee compelling Mazars to provide Trump's tax returns. Mazars has said it will hand over the records if it is required to. (CNBC / Bloomberg / Washington Post)
    5/ The former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Trump before he was president sued Fox News for defamation. Karen McDougal alleged that Tucker Carlson falsely accused her of extortion when he said that she "approached Donald Trump and threatened to ruin his career and humiliate his family if he doesn't give them money." (New York Times)
    6/ North Korea threatened to resume calling Trump a "dotard" if he keeps referring to Kim Jong Un as "rocket man." The warning came after Trump remarked that Kim "likes sending rockets up, doesn't he? That's why I call him rocket man." (Associated Press)
    • 📌 Day 246: Following Trump's United Nations speech, North Korea threatened to detonate a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific. Kim Jong Un in a statement called Trump a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" who would "pay dearly" for his words, and that North Korea would enact the "highest level of hardline countermeasure in history." The North Korean foreign minister clarified this phrase, suggesting it could refer to an H-bomb. (Financial Times / New York Times)

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    Default Re: American Politics thread: No Nazis Allowed

    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwok View Post
    while a lot of progressives dislike for not being more progressive. She's in the same boat as Hillary Clinton for being a woman with a history of political power.
    Remember when the Extremely Online constituency was demanding that Pelosi resign from congress and be replaced by some random white guy for Speaker? Good times.

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    I've legit never heard anyone say "Dotard" except for Saruman's deleted scene in Return of the King.

    But to be fair, the House of Trump is similar to a thatched barn where brigands drink in the reek and the brats roll on the floor with the dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyan D. Funk View Post
    Remember when the Extremely Online constituency was demanding that Pelosi resign from congress and be replaced by some random white guy for Speaker? Good times.
    I'm mixed on Pelosi. She's doing decently, but at the same time it sure as hell feels and looks like she's putting polling ahead of duty. Taking ages to start impeachment proceedings, and now rushing to finish them by Christmas for no reason even though its the biggest political scandal in our country's history?

    At the same time if her stance was "give him enough rope and he'll hang himself" and that was the plan, I guess its working?

    Its tough because it IS a balancing act and they DO want the house to keep a majority next time but its also lackluster? Its a mixed bag but I don't know that anyone else in that specific position could do better. Other dems, or lawyers, could be speaking the case better and more clearly in the media though, that's for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyan D. Funk View Post
    Remember when the Extremely Online constituency was demanding that Pelosi resign from congress and be replaced by some random white guy for Speaker? Good times.
    Apparently Boehner and Ryan didn't count.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiq View Post
    I've often wondered about that myself; seems like being supported by people who only want you there so the world can end in fire (with you going to Hell in the process) would be somewhat off-putting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyan D. Funk View Post
    Remember when the Extremely Online constituency was demanding that Pelosi resign from congress and be replaced by some random white guy for Speaker? Good times.
    Funny thing was that both the random white guys who challenged her and were supported by the Extremely Online turned out to be very conservative Dems (Ryan and Moulton).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green_vs_Red View Post
    Apparently Boehner and Ryan didn't count.
    Why am i just now learning that there is someone who willingly goes by the last name boner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfwood View Post
    Why am i just now learning that there is someone who willingly goes by the last name boner.
    It's supposed to be pronounced Bane-ner

    So he's basically Bane only without the Lucha Mask, Musculature, and success in achieving his goal (breaking someone).

    He did go out like a bitch though like in Batman & Robin.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiq View Post
    I've often wondered about that myself; seems like being supported by people who only want you there so the world can end in fire (with you going to Hell in the process) would be somewhat off-putting
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    Think "Banal" where Boehner is concerned; both in sound and in policy.
    Complicating things since 2009.

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