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#1497032 --- 03/26/17 07:41 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/sasse-russia-protests-trump-putin-236524

Sen. Ben Sasse called out the White House on Sunday for not commenting on the suppression of Russian protesters.

The Nebraska Republican, who is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released a statement Sunday saying Russian President Vladimir Putin's "thugocracy is on full display" and that U.S. leaders are expected to call out those who "trample the basic human rights."

"The United States government cannot be silent about Russia’s crackdown on peaceful protesters. Free speech is what we’re all about, and Americans expect our leaders to call out thugs who trample the basic human rights of speech, press, assembly, and protest," Sasse said in the statement.

Opposition rallies against the Russian government took place on Sunday in more than 80 towns and cities across Russia. In Moscow, reports indicate more than 650 people have been detained, including Alexei Navalny, Putin's most-prominent critic in Russia. The protests spurred from allegations that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev accepted more than $1 billion in bribes from state banks and wealthy businessmen.

President Donald Trump has come under criticism for his kind gestures toward Putin. The FBI also is investigating potential connections between Trump campaign aides and the Russian government, which US intelligence officials suspect tried to interfere in the 2016 elections to help Trump win.

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#1497035 --- 03/27/17 02:37 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/26/opinions/trump-lame-duck-obeidallah-opinion/index.html

Donald Trump may just have achieved another first -- but this isn't one he will like. He may be on the verge of becoming the first president to be considered a "lame duck" within the first two months of his presidency.

If you define a "lame duck" president as someone who lacks the political capital to turn his ideas into policy, you might want to stick a fork in Trump because he's done -- at least for now.

Technically, Trump could turn things around, but I doubt he will. Why? Simple. Trump told Time magazine this week that he has no plans to change, boasting that he follows his instincts and they are usually right. Trump then added in typical Trump fashion, "I guess I can't be doing so badly, because I'm President, and you're not."

Trump is correct, he is the President. But here's what Trump left out: He's a rare, orange-feathered lame duck President whose most significant achievement may turn out to be his unintentional rebuilding of the Democratic Party.

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#1497036 --- 03/27/17 06:19 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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ROFLMAO

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/nancy-pelosi-trump-obamacare-236521

Nancy Pelosi is suddenly relevant again.

The implosion of the all-Republican effort to lay waste to Obamacare showed that President Donald Trump might need the San Francisco Democrat to salvage the rest of his agenda. The self-professed master negotiator couldn’t get it done with his own party, despite a 44-seat House majority, and hinted afterward he might start to look across the aisle.

The next big showdown in Congress comes at the end of April, when government funding runs out. Pelosi has already made clear her caucus won’t support any spending bill that provides money for Trump’s proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

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#1497037 --- 03/27/17 06:52 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Very well put, as I sit here listening to Rep. Charlie Dent hypocritically speak of bipartisan support, where was that support on January 20, 2009 when Obama took office? Moving forward from the back office deal to make Obama a one term President, their agenda has been anything to hurt the Dems. Had the Republican been successful in their healthcare endeavor, they would have pushed on with the norm, attempting to disregard the Liberals at every chance the opportunity presents itself.

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#1497038 --- 03/27/17 07:27 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Pelosi is definitely unhinged and dangerous, as well as a hypocrite.
To be expected by a far left winger.


FLASHBACK: That Time All Of America’s Top Dems Voted To Fund Bush’s Border Wall


Democrats are already grumbling about Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, though Barack Obama and other leaders in their party voted not so long ago for George W. Bush’s proposal to build a major wall on the border with Mexico.

Bush signed the proposal into law in 2006, after it was passed by huge bipartisan majorities in the House and Senate. The law ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to construct about 700 miles of fencing along the southern border, and authorized the addition of lights and cameras and sensors to enhance security. The law explicitly required the wall to be constructed of “at least two layers of reinforced fencing.”

Two-thirds of the Republican-led House approved the bill, including 64 Democrats, and 80 of 100 senators approved the bill in the Senate. Then Sens. Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton were among the 26 Democrats who approved the bill. Supporters also included Sen. Chuck Schumer, who is set to take over leadership of the Senate for Democrats in 2016.

Other Democrats in the Senate who voted for the wall in 2006 are Sens. Barbara Boxer (CA), Sherrod Brown (OH — then in the House), Tom Carper (DE), Dianne Feinstein (CA), Barbara Mikulski (MD), Bill Nelson (FL), Debbie Stabenow (MI), and Ron Wyden (OR).



There are also a number of Democrat representatives still in the House who voted for the bill: Sanford Bishop (GA), Corrine Brown (FL), Michael Capuano (MA), Jim Cooper (TN), Jim Costa (CA), Peter DeFazio (OR), Steve Israel (NY), Ron Kind (WI), Daniel Lipinski (IL), Stephen Lynch (MA), Carolyn Maloney (NY), Bill Pascrell Jr. (NJ), Collin Peterson (MN), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD), Tim Ryan (OH), and Adam Smith (WA).

Former Democrat Rep. Barney Frank and now-disgraced former Democrat Rep. Anthony Weiner also voted for the bill.

Bush signed the bill into law Oct. 26, 2006. “This bill will help protect the American people,” he said. “This bill will make our borders more secure.”

But nearly a decade later, DHS has built only 35.6 miles of the double-layered fencing. That’s because a Democrat-controlled Congress later amended the law to allow DHS officials to build whatever sort of barrier they deemed appropriate.
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#1497039 --- 03/27/17 07:40 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: cwjga]
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A clear and present danger coming from every segment of the Republican's venues but a sad commentary that Monday morning quarterbacking is deflection from one's own debacles.

Care to recap the mistakes and missteps of the GOP that have nothing whatsoever to do with the Democrats? Didn't think so

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#1497040 --- 03/27/17 07:53 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Formermac]
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NOT!!!!!!

Seven whole years of listening the GOP criticism & disparaging remarks, we now observe an embarrassed party attempting to move on to the next debacle they'll create but for the time being, let the Liberals at least relish in the fact that they've always known the Republicans to be the party of NO

NO plans
NO action
No willingness to make concessions whatsoever.
NO ability to govern externally or internally among themselves.

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#1497056 --- 03/27/17 10:48 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Formermac]
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Calls to House members in support of AHCA: 1,130
Calls to House members in opposition to AHCA: 59,337

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#1497058 --- 03/27/17 11:20 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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I think that we'll see more stumbles from the Republicans before it gets any better for them. First of all, an election putting Trump into the White House has proven to be a farce due to ever revealing findings of debauchery in the electoral while a 3 million vote edge over Trump by Hillary states the obvious, there's no Conservative mandate to claim but consistent false claims that the "people" have spoken, now the the proverbial question, who are the people they (GOP) speak of? surely not the ones who came out by the millions in protest of Trump in January, those who tell the Republicans to go home at the Town hall meetings and this 5 to 1 consensus to keep Obamacare.

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#1497059 --- 03/27/17 11:27 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Formermac]
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Nothing more pleasurable then watching a sweating, nervous Conservative pretending that they have a winning agenda but as you turn your head to observe all the train wrecks and missteps they've made, you know for a fact that your logic is pure and correct. Note a certain forum Conservative posting down in the entertainment thread, he's become the poster boy in which the party prides itself.....need we ask why the party is doing so well? whistle

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#1497067 --- 03/27/17 02:55 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Formermac]
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Originally Posted By: Formermac
Seven whole years of listening the GOP criticism & disparaging remarks, we now observe an embarrassed party attempting to move on to the next debacle they'll create but for the time being, let the Liberals at least relish in the fact that they've always known the Republicans to be the party of NO

NO plans
NO action
No willingness to make concessions whatsoever.
NO ability to govern externally or internally among themselves.


I Like To Call It 'Fair and Balanced KARMA'! grin
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#1497074 --- 03/27/17 10:23 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585


There are now four grounds to impeach Donald Trump and a fifth is "on its way", according to former Labour Secretary Robert Reich.


How goes the impeachment? I see Trump is still the POTUS.
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#1497075 --- 03/27/17 10:33 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Formermac]
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Originally Posted By: Formermac

let the Liberals at least relish in the fact that they've always known the Republicans to be the party of NO


I am thoroughly enjoying letting the liberal snowflakes relish in the fact that Trump is the POTUS. The party of NO...NO Hillary. NO more Obama agenda. NO more majority in the house. NO more majority in the senate.
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#1497076 --- 03/27/17 10:38 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Timbo]
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Originally Posted By: Timbo


I Like To Call It 'Fair and Balanced KARMA'! grin


Yes, I agree. The KARMA Trump train came rolling into town. It ran right over Hillary, Schumer, Pelosi, Feinstein. The KARMA train moved right through the house and senate.
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#1497081 --- 03/28/17 12:59 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: The Mechanic]
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Originally Posted By: The Mechanic
Originally Posted By: kyle585

There are now four grounds to impeach Donald Trump and a fifth is "on its way", according to former Labour Secretary Robert Reich.

How goes the impeachment?

Patience, Young 'Grasshopper"... smirk

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#1497086 --- 03/28/17 07:07 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Timbo
If you don't like how democracy works, I suggest you move somewhere that doesn't 'suffer' from that 'problem'.
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#1497090 --- 03/28/17 09:48 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: bluezone]
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Originally Posted By: bluezone
Originally Posted By: Timbo
If you don't like how democracy works, I suggest you move somewhere that doesn't 'suffer' from that 'problem'.




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#1497091 --- 03/28/17 10:02 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: Timbo]
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Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: Formermac
Seven whole years of listening the GOP criticism & disparaging remarks, we now observe an embarrassed party attempting to move on to the next debacle they'll create but for the time being, let the Liberals at least relish in the fact that they've always known the Republicans to be the party of NO

NO plans
NO action
No willingness to make concessions whatsoever.
NO ability to govern externally or internally among themselves.


I Like To Call It 'Fair and Balanced KARMA'! grin


Yes Sir, see the Republicans groveling and regroup knowing full well that the mode they're in, is taking them the road of dysfunction and NO accomplishments. grin

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#1497093 --- 03/28/17 10:15 AM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: The Mechanic]
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Resist: Post-Trump Victory, Dems Finally Flip a State Legislature Seat...to Republicans
Guy Benson

If you're unfamiliar with the partisan landscape of state legislatures across the country in recent years, here's a quick primer: With precious few, deep blue exceptions, Republicans have dominated. During the Obama era, the GOP gained hundreds upon hundreds of seats in state-level governing bodies; they currently control 68 of 99 chambers nationwide. The popular backlash to Obamaism was swift, deep, and now complete: The Republican Party now rules DC, too -- even if they seem incapable of taking advantage of this rare opportunity at unified governance.

But now that Trump is president, the roles could well reverse. Much like the GOP in 2009, Democrats find themselves staggering about in the wilderness; leaderless, and with a base fanatically committed to maximum "resistance" against the new administration. They've aired their intense opposition through the (largely sympathetic, if not outright allied) mainstream media, staged mass demonstrations, and leveraged every social media platform under the sun to fight Trump and the Republicans. The political momentum, and the gravitational pull toward an ideological pendulum swing, appears to be on the Left's side. And yet, here's what we relayed a few weeks ago regarding some early electoral outcomes that have occurred since Trump's November victory:

The Democrat resistance may be generating a lot of noise in Washington, D.C., but so far in 2017, it has shown little impact on elections in the states. Even with hefty financial investments and high profile Democrats lending star power to state-level candidates, Republicans won control of every district they previously held across multiple states that Democrats have won in the last three or more presidential elections, including as recently as yesterday in Connecticut.
Democrats sought to flip partisan control of four Republican-held seats in a quartet of blue state legislatures -- with liberal advocates showering national attention and money upon several of the races. The result? Zero pick-ups. In spite of major intensity and financial gaps fueled by The Resistance, the GOP held serve in all four contests. But now there's an update to this story. A seat in Louisiana has finally flipped. From blue to red. Via the Republican State Leadership Committee:

For months, Democrats have bragged about state-level, special election strength and victories, while conveniently glossing over one very important detail: they weren’t actually winning any new seats. But on Saturday, the seat count finally changed… and not in their direction. Republican John Stefanski this weekend flipped Louisiana House District 42 – a seat held by Democrats since at least 1972 – after Democrats failed to even file a candidate in the race. Additionally, Republicans retained House District 92 on Saturday with a win by Joe Stagni. So for those of you keeping score, Democrats in state legislatures – despite massive interest and spending – have still flipped zero seats and hold even less than they did at the beginning of 2017. So much for refocused and rebuilding. ICYMI earlier this month, RSLC Political Director Justin Richards released a 2017 special elections update memo noting that despite major investments and major party surrogates’ engagement, Democrats hadn’t actually netted any new seats in state legislative chambers.

The RSLC surveys the state of play since Trump's resistance-sparking win last fall:

- Republicans in January retained a seat in the Virginia House and Virginia Senate by very comfortable margins, despite big investments by Democrats led by Governor Terry McAuliffe.

- Republicans in February retained a Minnesota House seat which gave them their largest House majority ever post-presidential election, despite major Democrat Party surrogates campaigning for their candidate.

- Also in February, Republicans by 12 points retained a critical Senate seat in Connecticut to maintain a chamber tie first secured on Election Day 2016, despite Democrats investing heavily to flip the seat and win back an outright majority.
Now add a red state GOP gain to the roster, following a race in which Democrats couldn't even get a candidate on the ballot to replace their outgoing member. As I emphasized in my previous post, this is not cause for conservatives to adopt a posture of smugness or complacency. Yes, regaining the US Senate is going to be a very tough task for Democrats due to the nature of the 2018 map, but they will have a great many opportunities to make other significant gains at the state legislative, gubernatorial and federal level next year. Keep an eye on this upcoming special Congressional election in Georgia in a Trump-wary district, too. Overall, Republicans have won so much lately that it will be a target-rich environment for the 'out' party. And if President Trump's job approval rating is still suffering by next fall (absent mitigating factors), GOP losses could be substantial. But these very early campaign results prove is that the Democratic/media narrative about a resurgent Left is at least premature, given the choices voters have made in five states.

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And the Dems are still losing.
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#1497095 --- 03/28/17 12:09 PM Re: "Unhinged & Dangerous: [Re: bluezone]
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Originally Posted By: bluezone
Originally Posted By: Timbo
If you don't like how democracy works, I suggest you move somewhere that doesn't 'suffer' from that 'problem'.

Lesson for Today - Democracy: Colluding with Hostile Foreign Nations to install a puppet fascist leader, is categorically UN-Democratic. In FACT, it's Treasonous. mad


Here... you know the drill.

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