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It's tough - I have days where everything, just everything sets me off swinging because there's just so much bs.  It's hard to tell the stupid from the sarcastic in today's world.

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1 hour ago, NM11046 said:

It's tough - I have days where everything, just everything sets me off swinging because there's just so much bs.  It's hard to tell the stupid from the sarcastic in today's world.

You don't  literally start swinging your fists because you are so mad, do you?

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33 minutes ago, Danny Bateman said:

When your Chief of Staff says the quiet part loud.

 

The president cares more about making money than he does being the president.

 

 

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Maybe Romney can be the voice of reason to lead the GOP out of their cult like trance  :dunno

 

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/10/mitt-romney-middle-impeachment-fight/600373/

 

 

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Mitt Romney is leaning forward in his chair, his eyes flashing, his voice sharp.

It’s a strange look for the 72-year-old senator, who typically affects a measured, somber tone when discussing Donald Trump’s various moral deficiencies. But after weeks of escalating combat with the president—over Ukraine, and China, and Syria, and impeachment—the gentleman from Utah suddenly appears ready to unload.

 

What set him off was my recitation of an argument I’ve heard some Republicans deploy lately to excuse Trump’s behavior. Electing a president, the argument goes, is like hiring a plumber—you don’t care about his character, you just want him to get the job done. Sitting in his Senate office, Romney is indignant. “Are you worried that your plumber overcharges you?” he asks. “Are you worried that the plumber’s going to scream at your kids? Are you worried that the plumber is going to squeal out of your driveway?” I am playing devil’s advocate; he is attempting an exorcism.

To Romney, Trump’s performance as president is inextricably tangled up in his character. “Berating another person, or calling them names, or demeaning a class of people, not telling the truth—those are not private things,” he says, adding: “If during the campaign you pay a porn star $130,000, that now comes into the public domain.”

 

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Instead, Romney has emerged as an outspoken dissident in Trump’s Republican Party. In just the past few weeks, he has denounced the president’s attempts to solicit dirt on political rivals from foreign governments as “wrong and appalling”; suggested that his fellow Republicans are looking the other way out of a desire for power; and condemned Trump’s troop withdrawal in Syria as a “bloodstain on the annals of American history.”

 

Trump has responded with a wrathful procession of personal attacks—deriding Romney as a “pompous a$$,” taunting him over his failed presidential bid in 2012, and tweeting a cartoonish video that tags the senator as a “Democrat secret asset.”

These confrontations have turned Romney into one of the most closely watched figures in the impeachment battle now consuming Washington. While his fellow Republicans rail against “partisan witch hunts” and “fake whistle-blowers,” Romney is taking the prospect of a Senate trial seriously—he’s reviewing The Federalist Papers, brushing up on parliamentary procedure, and staying open to the idea that the president may need to be evicted from the Oval Office.

In the nine years I’ve been covering Romney, I’ve never seen him quite so liberated. Unconstrained by consultants, unconcerned about reelection, he is thinking about things such as legacy, and inheritance, and the grand sweep of history. Here, in the twilight of his career, he seems to sense—in a way that eludes many of his colleagues—that he’ll be remembered for what he does in this combustible moment. “I do think people will view this as an inflection point in American history,” Romney tells me.

 

“I don’t look at myself as being a historical figure,” he hastens to add, “but I do think these are critical times. And I hope that what I’m doing will open the way for people to take a different path.”

 

 

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19 hours ago, Danny Bateman said:

When your Chief of Staff says the quiet part loud.

 

The president cares more about making money than he does being the president.

 

 

 

Sounds like GOP lawmakers are tired of defending him.  Trump fatigue sets in.

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-reversed-course-on-hosting-g-7-at-his-club-after-learning-that-impeachment-weary-republicans-were-tired-of-defending-him/ar-AAJ5bBw?li=BBnb7Kz

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President Trump was forced to abandon his decision to host next year’s Group of Seven summit at his private golf club after it became clear the move had alienated Republicans and swiftly become part of the impeachment inquiry that threatens his presidency.

In a round of phone calls with conservative allies this weekend, Trump was told Republicans are struggling to defend him on so many fronts, according to an administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters.

 

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Trump blamed his G-7 reversal on critics, saying on Twitter that his decision to scrap plans for a summit at the Doral club was “based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility.”

But behind closed doors, several aides and allies said, Trump changed his mind in response to pressure and frustration from his own party.

In the month since Democrats announced their impeachment inquiry, Republicans have struggled to offer a coherent response. With no White House war room, GOP lawmakers have seized on process-related responses.

At the same time, they’re being asked to defend the president’s erratic approach to policymaking, including his abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. troops and abandon Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria. That announcement was roundly condemned by Republicans, including some of his staunchest defenders. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), in a rare public rebuke of Trump, wrote a withering op-ed in The Washington Post on Friday, just days after 129 House Republicans backed a resolution criticizing the president’s move.

Trump’s decision to host next year’s G-7 meeting at his private golf club only increased the anxiety among GOP lawmakers, some of whom have grown weary of having to develop new talking points almost daily.

Privately, and occasionally in public, several Republicans said they were not prepared to defend the president from charges that he was engaged in self-dealing on the G-7 site selection.

Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) said Friday that Trump should avoid even the appearance of impropriety that comes with holding a global summit at his private property. “I think that would be better if he would not use his hotel for this kind of stuff,” he said.

Rooney, who announced his retirement the day after his comments, also said he was considering backing Trump’s impeachment over his handling of Ukraine policy.

Trump has been closely watching Republicans and their comments about impeachment, according to one administration official. The president was told repeatedly his G-7 decision made it more difficult to keep Senate Republicans in a unified front against impeachment proceedings, the official said. Before he changed course, Trump had waved off concerns from advisers who said hosting world leaders at his club would not play well.

“There was very little support for this in the building even before Mick went out there and did what he did,” an official said.

 

 

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Everything Trump doesn't like is "fake."

 

Too bad he's never, you know, read the Constitution.

 

 

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Hmmm.....

 

My God if I were a candidate running against him or a strong supporter of him.....I would have so much ammunition. 
 

“so.....the constitution is fake”

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1 hour ago, BigRedBuster said:

Hmmm.....

 

My God if I were a candidate running against him or a strong supporter of him.....I would have so much ammunition. 
 

“so.....the constitution is fake”

And then he tacks on this. This man has no values, no character, no conscience.  He abandons those who stood by our side at a critical moment.   He is a low life. 

 

 

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Seated in the Cabinet Room, Mr. Trump also addressed another of his recent announcements that has been criticized by Republicans — the pullback of American troops in Syria that set the stage for Turkey’s invasion of land controlled by the Kurds, who are an American ally.

“We never agreed to protect the Kurds,” Mr. Trump said. “We never agreed to protect the Kurds for the rest of their lives.”

 

 

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Imagine the cabinet members sitting there as props for Trump's 71 min cabinet meeting which was nothing but his drivel defending himself, praising himself, and slamming others.

 

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/you-people-with-this-phony-emoluments-clause-cabinet-meeting-devolves-into-71-minutes-of-trump-grievances/ar-AAJ7MOM

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President Trump, trying to dig out from two new political holes of his own making on top of the expanding House impeachment inquiry, held forth for 71 minutes Monday during what was ostensibly a Cabinet meeting but ended up being a familiar torrent of grievance, defensiveness and bold statements about his expansive view of his own powers.

After reversing on his plan to hold the next G-7 summit at his Doral, Fla., golf resort, Trump dismissed criticism that he was profiting off his presidency.

"The Democrats went crazy," Trump said, commenting on criticism that he was using the presidency to enrich himself. "You don't think I get enough promotion? I get more promotion than every human being that has ever lived. I don't need promotion. It would have been the greatest G-7 ever.

"You people with this phony Emoluments Clause," Trump said, commenting on the clause in the Constitution that bars federal officials from taking "emoluments," or forms of payment or profit, from any "king, prince, or foreign state" as an ethics guideline.

 

 

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I wonder if that little light in the corner of Donnie's eye is flashing faster now?

 

 

 

 

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I'd like to see a list of the GOP members of this committee and see what they're sharing with the press....

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Stephen Lynch is a Representative now? He's made quite the career change.

 

 

I was also shocked with how Steve Avery's life turned out.

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