• frank
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    Perhaps that is why you think it is nice.Fooloso4

    No, it's because you're intelligent and good-hearted.
  • Fooloso4
    960
    No, it's because you're intelligent and good-hearted.frank

    Thank you.
  • Fooloso4
    960
    Another victory for the plutocrats: the merger of t mobile and sprint. Trump once again demonstrating that his being a champion of the average citizen against the "elite" was a con. It is crony capitalism and Trump benefits financially. https://www.vox.com/2019/7/29/8932025/trump-sprint-tmobile-hotel

    Trump attacks Sharpton. Is it just a coincidence that he has attacked yet another minority? To see this as just examples of Trump's racism misses the point. Trump is playing a version of the child's game "I know your are but what am I" or "I am rubber and you are glue, whatever you say bounces off of me and sticks to you", accusing others of what you have been accused of. If he is a racist then so are they. As with words such as 'truth' and 'facts', they come to loose their meaning.

    Trump nominates a "loyalist" as Director of National Intelligence. To be clear, a loyalist to Trump. As with Barr, Trump moves to protect himself from investigation by putting people loyal to him in charge. The fox guarding the hen house.
  • Baden
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    The Zoolander-in-chief is now on Twitter celebrating a break-in at Elijah Cummings' residence. Democrat = Bad. Criminal hurt Democrat = Good. So, Criminal = Good. :party:

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  • Baden
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    Trump attacks Sharpton. Is it just a coincidence that he has attacked yet another minority? To see this as just examples of Trump's racism misses the point.Fooloso4

    The Dems have yet to understand the nature of Trump's offensive tactics. Perhaps they need an instructional video:

  • Hanover
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    Trump attacks Sharpton. Is it just a coincidence that he has attacked yet another minority?Fooloso4
    Either that or it's that Sharpton is as bad as Trump says. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/31/opinion/al-sharpton-trump.html

    To be a Democrat are you required to support every person of every minority group regardless of how vile?
  • Fooloso4
    960


    The picture of Trump, Sharpton, and Don King speaks volumes. All self-promoters desperate to have their face in front of the camera and willing to say or do whatever is necessary to make it happen.

    Those who live in the New York area know that making Sharpton out to be the good guy is ridiculous, but it may play well elsewhere. I think that Trump's Archie Bunker move that a black guy can be a racist too is intended to put a gap between white and racist.
  • Wayfarer
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    Whether by design or lucky accident, [Trump] has given himself a singular armor, a special inoculation, which is that no one expects more from him. After all, he never managed or earnestly promised to be any better. There’s no shock factor. He’s caught on tape bragging about the unwanted touching of women and much of the electorate’s reaction is:Yeah, sounds about right.

    None of the Democratic candidates enjoy this perverse protection because none of them sought it. None wagered that the road to the White House was paved with gratuitous offense, a disregard for pesky facts and the determination never to say you’re sorry. Trump made that bet, which few observers thought was a wise or winning one.

    And he prevailed. Now he reaps the rewards.
    — Frank Bruni

    https://nyti.ms/2ZJ0myS

    ...and the whole world suffers the consequences.
  • Wayfarer
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    Should be impeached immediately for ‘degrading the office’. The only reason he hasn’t been is because he has succeeded in so doing.
  • Wallows
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    2020 isn't that far away!

    And Sanders really stands a chance after the DNC leaks the last election. I think...
  • Wayfarer
    8.1k
    Call me pessimistic but I just can’t see Bernie beating him.
  • Wallows
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    Call me pessimistic but I just can’t see Bernie beating him.Wayfarer

    Supposedly when Bernie was running in 2016, he had the highest comparative advantage over Trump among other presidential candidates.

    Call me optimistic but it's either Biden making concessions to Sanders/Warren or bust for him. The other contenders are focused squarely on scoring points by making Biden look bad.

    If it comes down to Biden or Trump, I will be really disappointed.
  • Maw
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    So Jeffery Epstein "commited suicide". Going full conspiracy on this one
  • Michael
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    Apparently he hanged himself. Whilst on suicide watch. What incompetence by the prison.
  • Maw
    1.5k
    Sure, right, incompetence, hmmm
  • ssu
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    At least Trump did the Trumpian move here: A hideously ugly scandal that he is intrinsically involved with, he brings it up and starts attacking Bill Clinton on twitter. Nice move for Trump, actually, Trump loyalists will surely buy this. After all, wasn't Trump totally exonerated by the Mueller report?

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  • Relativist
    768
    Why are so many people so quick to jump to a conspiracy theory? More than likely, Epstein simply committed suicide (and BTW, it's been reported that the suicide watch had stopped). What did the guy have to live for? It kinda seems the rational thing to do.
  • Relativist
    768
    Call me optimistic but it's either Biden making concessions to Sanders/Warren or bust for him. The other contenders are focused squarely on scoring points by making Biden look bad.Wallows
    I wouldn't be surprised if quite a few Republicans vote in the Democratic primaries out of being sick of the orange one. I'd expect Biden to be the Democrat they would choose.
  • Michael
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    Why are so many people so quick to jump to a conspiracy theory?Relativist

    Because @Michael @Baden is overseeing his autopsy. That can't be a coincidence.
  • ssu
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    Why are so many people so quick to jump to a conspiracy theory? More than likely, Epstein simply committed suicide (and BTW, it's been reported that the suicide watch had stopped). What did the guy have to live for? It kinda seems the rational thing to do.Relativist
    I think Maw has said going full conspiracy theory.

    It's still a hideously ugly scandal if Epstein committed suicide. Trump knows what to do: in a huge scandal, go and poke yourself the hornets nest even if it has fallen and the hornets are coming out angrily. Then you can say that every allegation or upcoming video is part of the democratic smear campaign. And they will come and believe you.
  • thewonder
    377
    I don't at all know what to do about that Trump is president. That it's like having a New Jersey mob boss as the acting head of the United States of America is precisely inciteful campaign that the American Right has promoted. You can't say anything negative about the guy because you're just right and that is exactly what the American Right is ready, willing, and able to ostensibly defend. Activist campaigns need to become non-compliant. By virtue of that they can always make an appeal to being further reactionary, there is nothing to gain by just simply being against them anymore. The best that anyone can do with politics as such is to actively withdraw. I stopped reading the news during Trump's presidential campaign. Their strategy is something like sensationalism as a form of entrapment. Apathy has ceased to be consentual and has become a sought-after repreive from a generalized disgust and anger. The most commonly criticized attitudes on the Left now bear the dint of being virtues. Active disengagement is much more effective than inapt righteous revolt. When Poe's law becomes an excuse, all that a person can do is to refuse to engage in politics as such.

    Note: I don't really think that it's fair to dis New Jersey like that. I'm just not quite sure how else to put what it is that I think about Trump. Tidus Andronicus, after all, is from New Jersey. So is Bruce Springsteen. Jersey can't be all that bad. I'm sure that that place just gets a lot of guff because it's outside New York City.
  • Maw
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    Tidus Andronicus, after all, is from New Jersey.thewonder

    :love:
  • Wayfarer
    8.1k
    Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications director, has lashed out at Donald Trump, suggesting the president will one day “turn” on those he claims to be fighting for and that he may need to be replaced at the top of the Republican ticket in 2020.

    On Monday, Scaramucci was asked by CNN whether he was “no longer an active supporter of President Trump and his re-election bid?”

    Scaramucci replied: “I think that’s pretty obvious from over the weekend.”

    Asked if he was calling for a change to the Republican nomination for president, Scaramucci said: “Well, I’m calling for it to be considered, yes.”

    Scaramucci introduced that theme on Sunday, telling Axios: “We are now in the early episodes of Chernobyl on HBO, where the reactor is melting down and the apparatchiks are trying to figure out whether to cover it up or start the clean-up process.”

    He went on: “A couple more weeks like this and ‘country over party’ is going to require the Republicans to replace the top of the ticket in 2020. We can’t afford a full nuclear contamination site post-2020.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/12/anthony-scaramucci-trump-republicans
  • Baden
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    The guy doesn't have a huge amount of credibility. I doubt anything he says matters except to the choir.
  • Wayfarer
    8.1k
    Of course, he's legendarily idiotic, but at least even he gets it right in this case. That's why I posted it! I should have said, 'against all expectations, Scaramucci says something true'. :lol:
  • Baden
    8.2k


    I do relish anyone sticking the boot into the wigged one, but until Moscow Mitch and his cronies decide they have more to lose than gain with crass appeals to the worst instincts of rural white males and the white working class, Trump will ride on.
  • Baden
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    against all expectations, Scaramucci says something true'. :lol:Wayfarer

    :lol:
  • ArguingWAristotleTiff
    3.5k
    against all expectations, Scaramucci says something true'. :lol:Wayfarer

    Although my maiden last name is pretty awesome it doesn't keep me from being green with envy of someone with the last name of "Scaramucci"! I can spell his last name with hand motions only! Love it :love:
  • thewonder
    377
    I will say that Donald Trump really did make me feel like anyone could be president.

    What I mean, though, is that I think that it's part and parcel to the campaign by the American Right for Trump to be ridiculed. The whole man in the monkey suit act is just a means to dismiss how intimidating that guy is. I find for the whole thing to be rather unsettling.
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