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Started by PaperRustler on Jun 13, 2019 8:56:55 AM
Trumpocalypse VII: NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION!

Fake News!

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davedanon - 13 Jun 2019 08:57:57 (#1 of 2846)

YAY!!

davedanon - 13 Jun 2019 09:01:06 (#2 of 2846)

Ok, it's a tap-in after PiMan beat four defenders and cracked it off the underside of the crossbar (after PR dribbled it out of defence and passed to him), but I'll take it.

thePiMan - 13 Jun 2019 09:04:09 (#3 of 2846)

subscribes despite the anger issue the thread may cause

LittleMissMuffet - 13 Jun 2019 09:07:31 (#4 of 2846)

Haha, excelllent

HorseEasyEast - 13 Jun 2019 09:22:26 (#5 of 2846)

PRESIDENTIAL HARRASSMENT!!11!!

davedanon - 13 Jun 2019 09:31:25 (#6 of 2846)

I make it in the region of 100,000 posts in total on the various iterations of Trumpocalypse.

Globulin - 13 Jun 2019 09:35:38 (#7 of 2846)

Similar number to the lies he's told.

PaperRustler - 13 Jun 2019 09:39:33 (#8 of 2846)

AOC is awesome:

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1138833352
469995520

HorseEasyEast - 13 Jun 2019 09:40:23 (#9 of 2846)

Maybe, as president. To cover his life JTS would need to upgrade the site’s storage capacity.

slimpickins - 13 Jun 2019 09:40:59 (#10 of 2846)

PaperRustler - 12 Jun 2019 20:42:19 ( #9997 of 10033)

I'm not convinced that Donnie's longing for drama outweighs his sense of self-preservation (etc)

Just read an article that makes the same point and connects it to the Dems slow playing impeachment etc:

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/06/trump-has-an-addiction-that-could-lead-to-his-demise-if-democrats-decide-to-exploit-it/

The behavior [desire for drama, both fearing and provoking crisis] that Parker describes, where Trump veers between craving impeachment and then panicking at the very idea, should be familiar to anyone who has dealt with drama addicts in their own lives, who constantly seesaw between chasing after trouble and fearing the consequences.

Trump’s attraction to the idea of impeachment, therefore, is not a good reason for Democrats to fear impeachment. They’re worried that Trump craves impeachment because he’ll make himself the hero of the story, but history shows clearly that Trump is just as happy, if not happier, to be the villain — just as long as he’s getting attention. But all that drama, while it will be an adrenaline rush for Trump, is also what Democrats need if they’re ever going to exert any control over the political narrative.

Ratcheting down the drama is good advice when dealing with messy drama addicts like Trump in one’s personal life. But this is about politics, and right now Democrats are losing badly by underplaying their hand over and over again. It’s time for them to start using Trump’s greatest weapon — his desire for drama — against him.

Trump’s instinct that impeachment hearings would be riveting drama that would drown everything else in politics out is entirely correct. But that’s a good thing. The information contained in the Mueller report is legitimately hair-curling, and anyone who reads it in good faith, like Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan — so far the lone Republican to support impeachment — cannot fail to understand that Trump’s behavior is almost certainly criminal and absolutely corrupt as all hell. Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris is correct to say that any reasonable prosecutor would charge Trump with crimes.

I thought fender made a good point about about Trump no being OK with the Steele dossier and I wish interviewers were of quick enough mind to pick up on that sort of thing in the moment.

slimpickins - 13 Jun 2019 09:50:02 (#11 of 2846)

Handy guide to where the Dem candidates stand on some major issues:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2019/jun/13/2020-election-issues-democrats-policies-climate-change-abortion-immigration-healthcare-where-candidates-stand

How many names can you put the faces? Less than half for me.

I know there's an unwritten rule about the Dems not talking trump let alone treating him as he does others but if I was one of that crowd, especially one of the lesser knowns, I'd do the exact opposite, I'd call him Fat Donny, say he's crook and a fraud, that he cheats at golf, I'd rant about he's lying to his own voters while putting money into his rich friends pockets etc, etc. It might not work but what's to lose?

PaperRustler - 13 Jun 2019 09:51:35 (#12 of 2846)

I agree, which is why I still think lesser-known congresspeople should take a scandal apiece and hammer it relentlessly.

pranzingfrogg - 13 Jun 2019 09:55:04 (#13 of 2846)

Could be mileage in that. Representatives (or senators) who have no presidential ambitions themselves could do him some damage by regularly drawing his failings to the attention of the floating voters.

slimpickins - 13 Jun 2019 10:11:43 (#14 of 2846)

I'd start with Tariff man doesn't understand how tariffs work, he's so stupid he thinks when he imposes a tariff on China, China writes a check to the US Treasury, they don't, we do, they're a tax on us.

He wouldn't be able to resist replying and dig the whole deeper. Which be handy for anyone come the debates.

PaperRustler - 13 Jun 2019 10:15:33 (#15 of 2846)

Texas city council unanimously votes to ban abortions, declares itself sanctuary city for fetuses

https://twitter.com/thehill/status/113902738813686
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Check out the city council. I can see why they think this way - they need all the new young blood they can get.

Heckler - 13 Jun 2019 11:09:48 (#16 of 2846)

PiMan beat four defenders and cracked it off



Ooer!

TommyDGNR8 - 13 Jun 2019 11:20:50 (#17 of 2846)

sanctuary city for fetuses

...as long as they're not Mexican.

PaperRustler - 13 Jun 2019 11:34:12 (#18 of 2846)

Donald J. Trump Verified account @realDonaldTrump

General Michael Flynn, the 33 year war hero who has served with distinction, has not retained a good lawyer, he has retained a GREAT LAWYER, Sidney Powell. Best Wishes and Good Luck to them both!

Sidney Powell, ladies and gents, is a raving MAGA nutter who's written a book about how the pre-Barr DOJ was corrupt, and who contributes to the Daily Caller and other RWNJ rags. She's mad as a box of frogs.

cozzer - 13 Jun 2019 11:44:35 (#19 of 2846)

the 33 year war hero

He's a veteran of the Thirty Years War?

Bonusy - 13 Jun 2019 12:08:17 (#20 of 2846)

He never got shot, that's why Trump likes him

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